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Singers Philip Bailey and Phil Collins perform at the 41st annual Songwriters Hall of Fame at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 17, 2010 in New York City.
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March 24th
1966 - Simon and Garfunkel made their UK singles chart debut with 'Homeward Bound.' Simon is said to have written the song at Farnworth railway station, Widnes, England, while stranded overnight waiting for a train.

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American singer-songwriter Billy Joel in concert in Wembley Arena, June 1984.
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March 23rd
1960 - Elvis Presley takes the train from Nashville to Miami to record a TV show with Frank Sinatra. The special is to welcome him home from the Army.

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Mexican-born guitarist Carlos Santana on stage with his band Santana at the tenth 'Garden Party' at Crystal Palace Bowl, London.
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March 18th
1967 - The UK music magazine New Musical Express announced that former Spence Davis Group member Steve Winwood was planning to form a new group with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason.

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The Bee Gees by Sydney O'Meara / Getty Images
The Bee Gees by Sydney O'Meara / Getty Images
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The Bee Gees by Sydney O'Meara / Getty Images

March 17th
1968 - The Bee Gees made their US television debut when they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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Simon and Garfunkel Photo by Kevin Winter
Simon and Garfunkel Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images
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March 16th
1968 - The posthumously released Otis Redding single 'Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay', started a five week run at No.1 on the US chart. Otis was killed in a plane crash on 10th December 1967 three days after recording the song.

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Popular Welsh singer Tom Jones is mobbed by fans on his return to Heathrow Airport, after seven months in America on the biggest tour in US showbusiness history.
Tom Jones - Photo by Roger Jackson / Getty Images
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March 11th
1965 - Tom Jones was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'It's Not Unusual.' The Welsh singers first of 16 UK Top 40 hits during the 60's.

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Folk pop duo Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon, playing in front of more than 50,000 people in Madrid 1967
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March 10th
1964 - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel record 'The Sounds Of Silence' as an acoustic duo. It wasn't until record company producers added electric guitar, bass and drums, without the knowledge of Paul and Art

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Michael Jackson - Photo by Dave Hogan / Getty Images
Michael Jackson - Photo by Dave Hogan / Getty Images
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March 9th
1969 - CBS cancels The Smothers Brothers' Comedy Hour, a variety show notable for its satiric humor and musical appearances by the Beatles, the Doors, and the Who. The program came under fire when guest Joan Baez used her appearance to

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1968: British experimental psychedelic rock group Traffic, with founder member, the young multi-instrumentalist Stevie Winwood, sitting in the foreground, with Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi and Dave Mason behind.
Steve Winwood - Photo by Bob Aylott / Getty Images
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March 4th
1967 - Stevie Winwood and his brother Muff Winwood announce that they will leave the Spencer Davis Group after a show on April 2. Stevie Winwood goes on to form Traffic.

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Rock 'n' roll star Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977), now a GI, receives his first bundle of mail at the Friedberg US Army base in Germany
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March 3rd
1960 - Elvis Presley arrives in America following his Army stint in Germany. He lands during a snowstorm at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey at 7:42 a.m.

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