This Week in Music History (March 11th-17th)

What does music history have for us this week? Learn up and boogie down.

3/11

12617-largeOtis Redding’s (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay reaches No.1 on March 3rd, 1968—three months after his fatal plane crash in Lake Monona (only a mile from Murfie HQ).

 

3/12

23133-largeBillie Holiday is charged for possession of narcotics by a Philadelphia court in 1958—a year of probation would make anyone blue.

 

3/13

133605-largePink Floyd released their iconic record “Dark Side of the Moon” on this day in 1973—available on Murfie in any format you like (MP3, AAC, and lossless formats FLAC & ALAC).

 

3/14

c0e6067c-a110-11e1-bc46-12313926e067Happy Birthday Jim Pons (born 1949)!  Jim was the guitar player of The Turtles, the 60’s American pop outfit responsible for “Happy Together.”

 

3/15

49251-largeMarc Bolan of T Rex released his first book of poetry on this day in 1969—it was called “The Warlock of Love”.

3/16

71315-largeTammi Terrell died from a brain tumor on this day in 1970. Her death caused Marvin Gaye to became disillusioned with the music industry—Marvin then attempted to secure a position on the Detroit Lions football team.

 

3/17

36842-largeBig Star frontman Alex Chilton died on this day in 2010. Hanging out down the street will never be the same, but the music lives on.

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