This Weekend in Music History
March 1st, 1969 – Jim Morrison of The Doors is charged with indecent behavior after a show in Miami. He had showed the audience “little Jim” and was found guilty and sentenced to 8 months hard labor. He would never serve this sentence though, as he would die in Paris while the charges were still in a court of appeals.
March 1st, 1975 – Paul McCartney wins a Grammy for best pop vocal with ‘Band On The Run. Also receiving Grammys this year were Olivia Newton-John winning record of the year with ‘I Honestly Love You,’ and Stevie Wonder winning Album of the year with ‘Fulfillingness First Finale.’
March 2nd, 1960 – Elvis Presley visits the UK for the first and only time in his life. After completing his service in the Army, while flying back to America, the plane carrying him stopped for refueling at Prestwick Airport in Scotland. Short visit.
March 2nd, 1963 – The Four Seasons become the first group to have three consecutive No.1’s when ‘Walk Like A man’ started its three week run at the top today.
March 3rd, 1984 – Nena starts a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ’99 Red Balloons.’ It would only hit No.2 in the US, but it’s arguably one of the biggest one-hit-wonders out there. It was originally sung in German as ’99 Luftballons’ and was re-recorded in English as ’99 Red Balloons’ which is the version we all know and love.
March 3rd, 1985 – Michael Jackson meets his wax look-alike at Madame Tussauds in London where he unveils the statue of himself, himself.