Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Mar20,1906 Ozzie Nelson#BTD Mar20,1906 #OzzieNelson (Oswald George Nelson) RIP musician, actor, formed "The Ozzie Nelson Band" appearing in films & recording on many labels ie Brunswick, Bluebird, Victor. Producer & director of The Adventures of Ozzie And Harriet show; father of #RickyNelson
BTD Mar20,1917 Vera Lynn#BTD Mar20,1917 #VeraLynn (Vera Welch) RIP singer, songwriter, actress 1952 US #1 & UK #10 "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart", 1954 US #28 & UK #1 "My Son, My Son", Sep13,2009 at #1 on the UK LP charts with "We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn" the oldest living artist at #1
BTD Mar20,1937 Jerry Reed#BTD Mar20,1937 #JerryReed (Jerry Reed Hubbard) RIP guitarist, songwriter, actor 1971 US country #1 & US #9 "When You're Hot, You're Hot", 1973 US country #1 "Lord, Mr. Ford" +34 Top40 country singles and over 12 movies such as "Smokey & the Bandit"
BTD Mar20,1937 Tommy Hunter#BTD Mar20,1937 #TommyHunter in #London Ontario #Canada #ldnont singer 1967 CAN #1 "Mary in the Morning", +14 Top40 CAN singles. 1956 joined the @CBC “Country Hoedown” Known as "Canada's Country Gentleman"
BTD Mar20,1941 Vito Picone#BTD Mar20,1941 #VitoPicone lead singer and along with #JimmyMoschello is a remaining original member of The #Elegants 1958 US #1 & UK #25 "Little Star" and actor playing bit parts in Goodfellas, Analyze This and The Sopranos
BTD Mar20,1949 Jimmie Vaughan#BTD Mar20,1949 #JimmieVaughan R&B guitarist, singer, formed The Fabulous Thunderbirds & solo artist (brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan) #HBday @JimmieVaughan
BTD Mar20,1951 Car lPalmer#BTD Mar20,1951 #CarlPalmer rock drummer in many bands: such as the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster and Asia. Plus #EmersonLakeandPalmer #ELP in 1970s sold over 40M albums and a solo artist HBday @ELP_carl
BTD Mar20,1956 Alphonso Martin#BTD Mar20,1956 #AlphonsoMartin percussionist, vocalist for the reggae group #SteelPulse 1978 UK #35 "Prodigal Son"
BTD Mar20,1959 Richard Drummie#BTD Mar20,1959 #RichardDrummie guitarist, songwriter, half of #GoWest with #PeterCox 1985 UK #5 "We Close Our Eyes", +8 UK and 3 US Top40 singles @peterjohncox #HBday @richarddrummie
OTD Mar20,1936 Benny Goodman#OTD Mar20,1936 #BennyGoodman and His Orchestra record "Christopher Columbus" in Chicago, IL. Originally a jazz song composed by #ChuBerry with lyrics by #AndyRazaf. #FatsWaller turned the tune into a 1936 novelty hit #bigband
OTD Mar20,1957 Bobby Helms#OTD Mar20,1957 #BobbyHelms song “Fraulein” began a 1yr stay on the @billboard country chart. Written by #LawtonWilliams; reaching #1 for 4wks & staying on chart for 52wks. The song's popularity crossed over to the pop chart where "Fraulein" peaked at #36
OTD Mar20,1958 Jerry Lee Lewis#OTD Mar20,1958 #JerryLeeLewis became the first artist to sing three songs on #DickClark's American Bandstand @jerryleelewis
OTD Mar20,1958Buddy Holly and the Crickets#OTD Mar20,1958 During their only UK tour #BuddyHolly and the #Crickets perform 2 shows at the Philharmonic Hall Liverpool with #GaryMiller, The #Tanner Sisters, #DesOConnor and #RonnieKeene and His Orchestra
OTD Mar20,1959 Bobby Rydell#OTD Mar20,1959 #BobbyRydell made his 1st TV appearance on American Bandstand
OTD Mar20,1959Platters#OTD Mar20,1959 The #Platters score their only UK #1 hit single with "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" originally composed by #JeromeKern with lyricist by #OttoHarbach for the 1933 musical "Roberta" The Platters were also at #1 on the US charts Jan25,1959
OTD Mar20,1960 Elvis Presley#OTD Mar20,1960 #ElvisPresley starts his 1st recordings since being discharged from the @USArmy It is a 12hr session which creates the #1 hit single "Stuck On You" on May1 of the @billboard Hot100 single chart, the song enters the chart Apr10 at #84
OTD Mar20,1961 Ricky Nelson#OTD Mar20,1961 #RickyNelson records "Hello Mary Lou" a song written by singer #GenePitney and #CayetMangiaracina. The single is the B-side of the #1 hit "Travellin' Man" and the 45 eventually becomes a double A side
OTD Mar20,1964Beatles#OTD Mar20,1964 The #Beatles are on the UK TV show "Ready Steady Go!" miming to "Won't Be Long", "You Can't Do That" and "Can't Buy Me Love" & #Beatles are presented an award by @billboard magazine for having the top 3 singles on the chart simultaneously achieved on Mar14
OTD Mar20,1965Beatles#OTD Mar20,1965 The #Beatles are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Eight Days A Week" the group's last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD Mar20,1965Beatles#OTD Mar20,1965 The final day of shooting in Austria for the #Beatles movie "HELP!" Filming the "Ticket to Ride" segment
OTD Mar20,1967Beatles#OTD Mar20,1967 The #Beatles (only #PaulMcCartney and #JohnLennon) record overdubbing vocals onto the pre-recorded orchestral track of the song "She's Leaving Home" #GeorgeHarrison nor #RingoStarr are involved. Beatles did not play any instruments on the recording
OTD Mar20,1967Monkees#OTD Mar20,1967 The #Monkees TV series S1 E27 "Mother Monkee" Middle-aged widow Millie moves in with the Monkees as a new tenant, resulting in the boys trying to find her a husband @TheMonkees
OTD Mar20,1968 Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Richie Furay, Jim Mesina #OTD Mar20,1968 #EricClapton, #NeilYoung, #RichieFuray and #JimMesina are arrested in LA because they were at a place where it was suspected marijuana was being used @EricClapton @Neilyoung
OTD Mar20,1968 Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich#OTD Mar20,1968 Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich are at #1 on the UK singles chart with "The Legend Of Xanadu" written by songwriters #KenHoward and #AlanBlaikley
OTD Mar20,1969John Lennon, Yoko Ono#OTD Mar20,1969 Failing to get married in Paris #JohnLennon & #YokoOno chartered a flight to Gibraltar on the advice of Apple employee #PeterBrown. At the British Consulate Office they marry, a 10-minute ceremony performed by registrar #CecilWheeler @johnlennon @yokoono
OTD Mar20,1971 Janis Joplin#OTD Mar20,1971 #JanisJoplin starts a 2wk run at #1 posthumously on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "Me and Bobby McGee" written by #KrisKristofferson and #FredFoster; originally performed by #RogerMiller. Janis Joplin died on Oct4,1970 @JanisJoplin
OTD Mar20,1971Rolling Stones#OTD Mar20,1971 The #RollingStones place an advertisement in UK's music papers (Record Mirror and NME) disclaiming any connection to the release of the Rolling Stones LP "Stone Age" The album peaks at #4 on the UK charts Mar28 @RollingStones
OTD Mar20,1972 Ringo Starr#OTD Mar20,1972 #RingoStarr releases the non-album single "Back Off Boogaloo" former bandmate with the #Beatles #GeorgeHarrison is the producer. The single enters the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #88 Apr1 and will peak at #9 May13 @ringostarrmusic
OTD Mar20,1976 Bad Company#OTD Mar20,1976 #BadCompany releases "Young Blood" and they enter the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #72. Bad Company will peak at #20 for 2wks on May22. Written by #DocPomus with #JerryLeiber and #MikeStoller 1957 US #8 & R&B #1 for The #Coasters @officialbadco
OTD Mar20,1976Four Seasons#OTD Mar20,1976 The #FourSeasons #4Seasons are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" for the 2nd week of a 3wk run at #1
OTD Mar20,1977 Lou Reed#OTD Mar20,1977 #LouReed is banned from appearing at The London Palladium in England because of his punk image
OTD Mar20,1977 T Rex#OTD Mar20,1977 #TRex (initially called Tyrannosaurus Rex; 1969 #MarcBolan shortened their name to T. Rex) plays their final gig in the UK when they appear at The Locarno in Portsmouth, England
OTD Mar20,1982 Buckner And Garcia#OTD Mar20,1982 #BucknerAndGarcia (Buckner & Garcia - Jerry Buckner and Gary Garcia) perform the single "Pac-Man Fever" on #DickClark's American Bandstand
OTD Mar20,1982 Joan Jett And The Blackhearts#OTD Mar20,1982 #JoanJett And The #Blackhearts start a 7wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Love Rock 'n Roll" written by #AlanMerrill and #JakeHooke; 1st recorded by the #Arrows in 1975 @joanjett
OTD Mar20,1991 Michael Jackson#OTD Mar20,1991 #MichaelJackson and Sony Records sign a contract with an $18M advance for the forthcoming album "Dangerous" @michaeljackson
OTD Mar20,1995Beatles#OTD Mar20,1995 "Baby It's You" by the #Beatles is issued as a CD & vinyl single in the UK & the US their 1st in nearly a decade
OTD Mar20,2018Ringo Starr#OTD Mar20,2018 Sir Ringo, #RingoStarr part of the Knighthood. Ringo is honored for his services to music by the Duke of Cambridge Prince William at Buckingham Palace @ringostarrmusic
OTD Mar20,2020 Kenny Rogers#OTD Mar20,2020 #KennyRogers dies at the age of 81. Singer, songwriter with The #FirstEdition 7 US Top40s & as a solo artist 24 US Top40 singles with 4 #1s & 58 US Country Top40s with 20 #1s; acted in many movies and TV shows such as "The Gambler" series