Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Jun26,1910 Tom Parker#BTD Jun26,1910 Colonel #TomParker (Andreas van Kuijk) RIP 1938 starts as a music promoter. 1945 became #EddyArnold's manager. Mar26,1956 he became the exclusive representative of #ElvisPresley and defined the role of talent management in every facet of his client's life
BTD Mar26,1916 Victor Schoen#BTD Mar26,1916 #VictorSchoen RIP bandleader, arranger, composer. His career spanned from the 1930s until his death 2000. Recorded with artists such as The #AndrewsSisters, #BingCrosby, #PerryComo, #EllaFitzgerald, #EddieFisher, #PeggyLee, #PattiPage, #AndyWilliams and #PatBoone
BTD Mar26,1917 Rufus Thomas#BTD Mar26,1917 #RufusThomas (Rufus C. Thomas, Jr) RIP singer 1963 US #10 & US R&B "Walking The Dog", 1970 UK #18, US #28 & R&B #5 "Do The Funky Chicken", 1970 R&B #1 & US #25 "(Do the) Push and Pull (Part 1)", +5 R&B Top40 singles
BTD Mar26,1931 Leonard Nimoy#BTD Mar26,1931 #LeonardNimoy RIP actor, director, singer, songwriter best known for his role of Mr. Spock in the TV series "Star Trek" & on "Mission: Impossible" He released 5 albums of musical vocal recordings. His 1st album "Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space" no charting
BTD Mar26,1944 Diana Ross#BTD Mar26,1944 #DianaRoss (Diane Earle) singer, actress, record producer, part of the #Supremes 26 US Top40 singles with 13 reaching #1 and as a solo artist 20 US Top40 singles with 6 reaching #1. In movies such as 1972 Lady Sings the Blues as Billie Holiday #HBday @DianaRoss
BTD Mar26,1948 Richard Tandy#BTD Mar26,1948 #RichardTandy keyboards, vocals #ELO #ElectricLightOrchestra 1979 US #4 & UK #3 "Don't Bring Me Down", 1980 UK #1 & US #8 "Xanadu" (with Olivia Newton-John), +20 US & 25 UK Top40s, integral part of ELO's sound. 2017 inducted @rockhall of Fame as a member of ELO
BTD Mar26,1948 Steven Tyler#BTD Mar26,1948 #StevenTyler (Steven Tallarico) multi-instrumentalist, frontman & lead singer #Aerosmith 1976 US #6 "Dream On", 1988 US #3 "Angel", 1989 US #4 "Janie's Got a Gun", +16 other US Top40 Singles and 42 US Rock Top40s with 9 #1 singles @Aerosmith #HBday @IamStevenT
BTD Mar26,1949 Vicki Lawrence#BTD Mar26,1949 #VickiLawrence singer, actress on the #CarolBurnett Show from 1967-78 & 1973 US #1 single "The Night the Lights went out in Georgia" #HBday @vickilawrence
BTD Mar26,1950 Martin Short#BTD Mar26,1950 #MartinShort #Canadian actor, writer, singer best known for comedy work #SCTV & #SaturdayNightLive. Starred in comedy films, such as 1986 Three Amigos, 1989 Three Fugitives, 1991 Father of the Bride and 1993 musical version of "The Goodbye Girl" on Broadway
BTD Mar26,1953 Nick Knox#BTD Mar26,1953 #NickKnox (Nicholas Stephanoff) RIP drummer The #Cramps 1989 UK single #35 "Bikini Girls with Machine Guns" and 1986 UK #34 & UK Indie #1 Album "A Date with Elvis"
OTD Mar26,1941 Jimmie Lunceford#OTD Mar26,1941 #JimmieLunceford and his orchestra record the tune "Battle Axe"
OTD Mar26,1956 Elvis Presley#OTD Mar26,1956 #ElvisPresley has a screen test at Paramount Studios for producer #HalWallis outlining his desire to be a serious actor & to not sing. He performs two scenes from the movie "The Rainmaker" and lip-syncs to "Blue Suede Shoes" while holding a prop guitar
OTD Mar26,1957 Ricky Nelson#OTD Mar26,1957 #RickyNelson records his 1st songs I'm Walkin', A Teenager's Romance & You're My One and Only Love. Nelson will eventually chart 53 #billboard hit singles from 1957-73 & Poor Little Fool will be his 1st US #1 Aug4,1958 & the 1st #1 on Billboard Hot100 charts
OTD Mar26,1960 Elvis Presley#OTD Mar26,1960 1st TV appearance since returning home from the @USArmy #ElvisPresley records the TV special "Welcome Home Elvis" hosted by #FrankSinatra
OTD Mar26,1961 Elvis Presley#OTD Mar26,1961 #ElvisPresley starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Surrender" adapted by #DocPomus & #MortShuman from the 1902 song "Torna a Surriento" (Come Back to Sorrento) by Ernesto de Curtis. Elvis Presley's fifth #1 of the 1960s
OTD Mar26,1961Beatles#OTD Mar26,1961 The #Beatles perform at the #Casbah Coffee Club their last performance before traveling to Hamburg for their 2nd visit
OTD Mar26,1964Hollies#OTD Mar26,1964 The #Hollies peak at #2 on the UK singles chart with "Just One Look" written by #DorisTroy and #GregoryCarroll, originally recorded by Doris Troy where she peaked at #10 for 2wks on Jul27,1963
OTD Mar26,1964Beatles#OTD Mar26,1964 The single “Can’t Buy Me Love” by The #Beatles enters the UK singles chart and sits at #8 by next week Apr2 the single will start a 3wk run at #1
OTD Mar26,1966Barry Sadler#OTD Mar26,1966 Staff Sergeant #BarrySadler is still at #1 n the US Top40 Singles chart with "Ballad Of The Green Berets" for the 4th week of a 5wk run at #1
OTD Mar26,1969 Dickie Pride#OTD Mar26,1969 #DickiePride (Richard Kneller) RIP singer is found dead in his bed. He died at the age of 27 due to an overdose of sleeping pills. Part of #LarryParnes' stable of pop music stars; some believe one of the best.
OTD Mar26,1969Support Your Local Sheriff!#OTD Mar26,1969 The movie "Support Your Local Sheriff!" (also known as The Sheriff) is released. The Old West town of Calendar, Colorado, springs up almost overnight when clumsy, hotheaded Prudy Perkins discovers gold in a freshly dug grave during a funeral
OTD Mar26,1977 Hall and Oates#OTD Mar26,1977 #DarylHall and #JohnOates #HallandOates start a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Rich Girl" written by by Daryl Hall. Hall and Oates 1st US #1 @halloates
OTD Mar26,1979 Journey#OTD Mar26,1979 #Journey plus the #PatTravers Band play at the Hammersmith Odeon London, England @JourneyOfficial
OTD Mar26,1983 Michael Jackson#OTD Mar26,1983 #MichaelJackson is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Billie Jean" for the 4th week of a 7wk run at #1 @michaeljackson
OTD Mar26,1985Stevie Wonder#OTD Mar26,1985 Radio stations in South Africa ban all #StevieWonder records because he dedicated his #Oscar to #NelsonMandela
OTD Mar26,1988 George Harrison#OTD Mar26,1988 #GeorgeHarrison peaks at #23 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "When We Was Fab" written by George Harrison and #JeffLynne. Personnel: Harrison lead vocals, guitars, sitar; Lynne bass, keyboards; #GaryWright piano; #RingoStarr drums; #BobbyKok cello
OTD Mar26,1988 Michael Jackson#OTD Mar26,1988 #MichaelJackson starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles chart with "Man In The Mirror" written by #GlenBallard and #SiedahGarrett @SIEDAHGARRETT @michaeljackson
OTD Mar26,2004 Jan Berry#OTD Mar26,2004 #JanBerry (William Jan Berry) singer of Jan & Dean dies at the age of 62, struggled with health issues every since his 1966 car crash. Part of the group #JanAndDean known for their surfer songs such as 1963 US #1 "Surf City" and 13 US Top40 singles
OTD Mar26,2006Total Guitar magazine#OTD Mar26,2006 Readers of Total Guitar magazine vote #JimmyPage guitar playing in Led Zeppelin's song "Stairway To Heaven" as the greatest guitar solo of all time @TotalGuitar @JimmyPage @ledzeppelin
OTD Mar26,2017Ringo Starr#OTD Mar26,2017 AXS TV Concerts presents #RingoStarr in person. Plus His 2016 All Starr Band with #SteveLukather, #GreggRolie, #ToddRundgren, #RichardPage, #GreggBissonette, #WarrenHam and many guests during the tour @ringostarrmusic
OTD Mar26,2020 Abbey Road#OTD Mar26,2020 During the coronavirus #COVID19 pandemic, a London municipal crew are able to repaint the crosswalk in front of #AbbeyRoad Studios, where the #Beatles shot the cover to their 1969 LP. Usual heavy foot traffic but its reduced by the city’s social-distancing effort