Today In Music, March 19th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Wednesday 19th March):


1959. Terry Hall (Specials, Fun Boy Three) born in Coventry, West Midlands, England.

On Tour

1997. Marianne Faithfull is finally granted a visa for entry into the U.S.A. She’s already been forced to postpone her opening night in Boston due to the hold up which is the result of a conviction for possession of cannabis in 1984. She arrives just in time to make the second night of her “20th Century Blues” tour in Seattle.

In Court

1980. Shelby County Court issues a subpoenae for Elvis Presley‘s autopsy report during an investigation into Dr. George Nichopoulos.

In Parliament

1997. U2 are the subject of questions raised in the Irish parliament . MP David Andrews asked the Arts Minister, Michael D. Higgins, if Dublin’s Phoenix Park was suited to coping with the band’s “Pop Mart” show planned for August. Residents groups and politicians are already seeking a ban on the gig claiming it would be a nightmare for locals. Andrews sought assurances that the park could cope with the 100,000 expected fans and that residents would receive compensation for any damage caused. He received none.

On Television

1994. Taratata (France 4, France) Recorded March 17th. Solos: Liane Foly; Tonton David; Boy George; Matt Bianco; Axelle Red. Duos: Liane Foly & Smaïn; Liane Foly & Tonton David. Here’s Boy George with “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”. 


1976. Paul Kossoff suffers a heart attack on a plane from Los Angeles to New York. He’d had one before that had “killed” him but he’d been brought back to life. This time there was no such luck.

Music Paper From Today

Record Mirror from 19th March 1983. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years. 

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