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March 30th, 1991Gloria Estefan hits No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Coming Out Of The Dark’. It is the first single released after Estefan’s tragic accident where an 18-wheeler rammed her tour bus, nearly causing death. It was also the first song that Estefan performed publicly after recovering from the injuries.

March 29th, 1967 – Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles started work on the new song ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’. It was originally titled ‘Bad Finger Boogie’ and was unique featuring Ringo on lead vocals.

March 29th, 1979 – At a Dire Straits show in L.A., Bob Dylan asked Mark Knopfler and drummer Pick Withers to play on the sessions for his next album, Slow Train Coming. Dylan had first heard Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler when his assistant played him the single ‘Sultans of Swing’.

March 30th, 2000Mungo Jerry singer, Ray Dorset, was ordered to pay a former employee $1,054 in back wages after being charged with harassing her after she left his company. Dorset told the court he had paid her double pay by mistake for ten months.

March 31st, 1984Kenny Loggins started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Footloose’, the theme from the film with the same name. It also ranks number 96 on the American Film Institute’s ’100 years, 100 songs’ chart.

March 31st, 2001Whitney Houston and husband Bobby Brown are banned for life from Hollywood’s Bel Air hotel after wrecking their room. Hotel workers said a TV was smashed, two doors were ripped of their hinges, and the walls and carpets were stained from alcohol. The room was so badly damaged, it had to be closed for five days of repairs.

 

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