Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Mar4,1925 Paul Mauriat#BTD Mar4,1925 #PaulMauriat RIP pianist, arranger, conductor Le Grand Orchestre de Paul Mauriat 1968 US #1 "Love Is Blue" A #12 hit in the UK, +7 US Adult Contemporary Top40 singles
BTD Mar4,1926 Fran Warren#BTD Mar4,1926 #FranWarren (Frances Wolfe) RIP #BigBand singer with bands led by Woody Herman, Randy Brooks, Art Mooney, Billy Eckstine, Charlie Barnet, and Claude Thornhill
BTD Mar4,1934 Barbara McNair#BTD Mar4,1934 #BarbaraMcNair RIP singer, theater, TV, film actress. 1950s, singing in nightclubs, 1958 released her debut single "Till There Was You" McNair stars in 1969 TV variety series "The Barbara McNair Show" one of the 1st black women to host her own musical variety show
BTD Mar4,1944 Bobby Womack#BTD Mar4,1944 #BobbyWomack RIP soul singer, songwriter, session guitarist 1972 US R&B #1 "Woman's Gotta Have It", 1974 US #10 & R&B #1 "Lookin' For A Love", 3 US and 20 R&B Top40 singles
BTD Mar4,1948 Chris Squire#BTD Mar4,1948 #ChrisSquire RIP bass guitarist, founder #Yes 1983 US #1, US Rock #1, & UK #28 "Owner of a Lonely Heart", +16 US Rock Top40s with 2 more #1s. The only member on all 21 studio LPs 1969-2014 and solo career
BTD Mar4,1948 Shakin Stevens#BTD Mar4,1948 #ShakinStevens (Michael Barrett) singer, songwriter 1981 UK #1 "This Old House", +30 UK Top40 singles UKs biggest-selling singles artist in the 1980s #HBday @officialShaky
BTD Mar4,1950 Emilio Estefan#BTD Mar4,1950 #EmilioEstefan (Emilio Estefan Gómez ) record producer, first came to prominence as a member of the Miami Sound Machine 1989 US #1 "Don't Wanna Loose You" Won 19 #Grammys #HBday @EmilioEstefanJr
BTD Mar4,1953 Fred Esposito#BTD Mar4,1953 #FredEsposito guitarists classic rock band #Badge, great father, best known for being my older brother. #HBday old timer
BTD Mar4,1958 Patricia Heaton#BTD Mar4,1958 #PatriciaHeaton 3 time @TheEmmys wining actress, known for portraying Debra Barone on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005, and as Frances "Frankie" Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle #HBday @PatriciaHeaton
OTD Mar4,1877Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake#OTD Mar4,1877 The #Tchaikovsky ballets "Swan Lake" debuts. A Russian story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan
OTD Mar4,1931 Star Spangled Banner#OTD Mar4,1931 #StarSpangledBanner is offically made the US national anthem when President #HerbertHoover signs the congressional resolution officially adopting "The Star-Spangled Banner" Originally from a poem called "Defense of Fort McHenry"
OTD Mar4,1942 Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra#OTD Mar4,1942 #DickJurgens and His Orchestra records "One Dozen Roses" written by Dick Jurgens & #WalterDonovan with lyrics by #RogerLewis & #JoeWashburn; vocal chorus by #BuddyMoreno. The band was popular in the late 1930s and early 1940s
OTD Mar4,1959Domenico Modugno, Henry Mancini#OTD Mar4,1959 At the 1st #GRAMMYs #DomenicoModugno wins Record of the Year the the single "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" and #HenryMancini wins Album of the Year with the music from "Peter Gunn" @RecordingAcad
OTD Mar4,1959 1st Grammy Awards#OTD Mar4,1959 The 1st #GRAMMY Awards takes place, the show has two separate ceremonies with the 1st at the Beverly Hilton & the 2nd at the Park Sheraton Hotel in #NYC simultaneously on the same day @beverlyhilton
OTD Mar4,1963Beach Boys#OTD Mar4,1963 The #BeachBoys single "Surfin' U.S.A." is released. The Beach Boys song will enter the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart at #74 on Mar23 and peak at #3 on May25. The single will become emblematic of the California Sound @TheBeachBoys
OTD Mar4,1966 John Lennon#OTD Mar4,1966 #JohnLennon's controversial remark, The #Beatles are "more popular than Jesus" is published in the London Evening Standard. The article is written by #MaureenCleave, the interview with Lennon was in February at his home Kenwood, in Weybridge
OTD Mar4,1967Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood#OTD Mar4,1967 It is announced that #SteveWinwood & his brother #MuffWinwood were leaving the #SpencerDavis Group
OTD Mar4,1967Rolling Stones#OTD Mar4,1967 The #RollingStones are at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Ruby Tuesday" written by #KeithRichards & #MickJagger The Rolling Stones 4th US #1 single @RollingStones
OTD Mar4,1968Monkees#OTD Mar4,1968 The #Monkees TV series S2 E24 "Some Like It Lukewarm" (aka "The Band Contest") To enter & win a band contest hosted by radio DJ Jerry Blavat, Monkees #DavyJones poses as a girl and falls in love with Daphne @DeanaMartin_ posing as a boy for her group @TheMonkees
OTD Mar4,1970 Janis Joplin#OTD Mar4,1970 #JanisJoplin is fined $200 for using obscene language onstage in Tampa, FL during a Nov1969 concert @JanisJoplin
OTD Mar4,1971Rolling Stones#OTD Mar4,1971 The #RollingStones announce they are moving to France to avoid British income taxes @RollingStones
OTD Mar4,1971Rolling Stones#OTD Mar4,1971 The #RollingStones kick off a 9-date UK tour at Newcastle City Hall, The Rolling Stones are supported by The #Groundhogs @RollingStones
OTD Mar4,1972 Harry Nilsson#OTD Mar4,1972 #HarryNilsson is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with his version of the #Badfinger song "Without You" for the 3rd week of a 4wk run at #1
OTD Mar4,1976 Daryl Hall, John Oates, Hall and Oates#OTD Mar4,1976 #DarylHall and #JohnOates #HallandOates record "Rich Girl" written by Daryl Hall. The song will become their 1st of 6 #1s on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart on Apr2,1977 for @halloates
OTD Mar4,1977Rolling Stones#OTD Mar4,1977 The #RollingStones record "Love You Live" album at the El Mocambo nightclub a concert venue in #Toronto Canada @RollingStones
OTD Mar4,1978 Andy Gibb#OTD Mar4,1978 #AndyGibb starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" Andy knocks the @BeeGees "Stayin' Alive" off the top spot & the 5th week in a row that a member of the #Gibb family sits at #1. #Gibb's will hold #1 14wks
OTD Mar4,1982 Dweezil Zappa, Moon Zappa#OTD Mar4,1982 #FrankZappa's son #DweezilZappa age 12 & daughter #MoonZappa 14 form a band. Their 1st single is "My Mother is a Space Cadet"
OTD Mar4,1989 Debbie Gibson#OTD Mar4,1989 #DebbieGibson starts a 3wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Lost in Your Eyes" written and produced by Deborah Gibson @DebbieGibson
OTD Mar4,1993 Patti LaBelle#OTD Mar4,1993 #PattiLaBelle receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Patti LaBelle has over 50 yrs in music industry @MsPattiPatti
OTD Mar4,1994 Spice Girls#OTD Mar4,1994 #ChrisHerbert & #BobHerbert place an advert in a British magazine for female singer and dancers. 400 tryout, 5 became the #SpiceGirls
OTD Mar4,1996 Paul McCartney#OTD Mar4,1996 #PaulMcCartney announces that the surviving #Beatles #RingoStarr and #GeorgeHarrison turn down a $225M offer for a world tour