Today In Music, March 13th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Thursday 13th March):


1933. Mike Stoller, the musical half of the Leeber and Stoller partnership, born in Belle Harbour, Long Island.

On Tour
Looking through my crates of stuff for items to put on eBay, I came across this. It’s just a repro but it perfectly illustrates the package tours that existed in the 1960s.  
On The Street

1974. John Lennon and Harry Nilsson are thrown out of the Troubadour Club in Los Angeles after creating a disturbance during the Smothers Brothers performance.

In Court

1969. Millicent Martin (real name Millicent Mary Lilian Cleghorn) is granted a decree nisi against her husband, the singer, Ronnie Carroll at Brighton Divorce Court. She had sued for divorce on the grounds of desertion.

In Hospital

1989. Bob Geldof‘s wife, Paula Yates, gives birth to the couple’s second daughter at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. The new arrival which weighed in at 7lb 9oz, is still to be named.

On Television

1976. American Bandstand (ABC, U.S.A.) 2216. Larry Santos – “We Can’t Hide It Anymore”; Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart – “I Remember the Feeling”. Here’s D,J,B & H!


1955. Jazz saxaphone legend, Charlie “Bird” Parker dies in New York, aged 33. The death certificate gave lobar pneumonia as the cause of death. The post mortem gave four possible causes – pneumonia, a heart attack, burst stomach ulcers and cirrhosis of the liver.

Music Paper From Today

Sounds from 13th March 1976. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years. 
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