March 15 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
March 15

1956 : Colonel Tom Parker officially becomes Elvis Presley's manager.

1958 : Elvis Presley performs his last concert before leaving for the Army, a show at Memphis' Russwood Park. Aside from two benefit shows in 1961, this would be the last Presley concert until 1969.

1966 : Tonight's winners at the Grammy Awards in New York City: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass for "A Taste of Honey" (Record Of The Year), Frank Sinatra's "September Of My Years" (Album Of The Year), and "The Shadow Of Your Smile" (Song Of The Year). Tom Jones wins best new artist.

1969 : John Lennon and Yoko Ono get caught "standing in the dock at Southampton, trying to get to Holland or France" as passport problems stall their wedding. They would get married 5 days later in Gibraltar, and use their adventure in the lyrics to "The Ballad Of John And Yoko".

1975 : Mick Jagger settles his paternity suit with singer Marsha Hunt out of court.

1979 : At a party following a Stephen Stills concert, Elvis Costello gets in an argument with Bonnie Bramlett of Delaney and Bonnie, and reportedly refers to Ray Charles as a "blind, ignorant nigger". Costello pleads inebriation, and says he was just trying to outrage her.

1982 : The Songwriters Hall Of Fame, formed in 1969, finally lets Bob Dylan in.

1983 : Cathy Smith is arrested for second-degree murder for providing the drugs that killed John Belushi.

1989 : The Rolling Stones sign a contract for $70 million - the largest ever amount to that time - for their upcoming US tour.

1999 : Curtis Mayfield, Del Shannon, Dusry Springfield, Paul McCartney, The Staple Singers, Billy Joel, and Bruce Springsteen are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Springsteen reunites with the E Street Band to perform at the ceremony.

2003 : The Offspring announce that their new album will be called "Chinese Democracy", mocking the long-delayed Guns N' Roses release. Offspring lead singer Dexter Holland says, "Axl ripped-off my braids, so I ripped-off his album title".

2004 : The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inducts Bob Seger, George Harrison, The Dells, ZZ Top, Jackson Browne, Prince, and Traffic at their annual ceremony in New York City.

2006 : Remnants of Fats Domino's three pianos are discovered and saved by the Louisiana State Museum after attempting to salvage his Ninth Ward home after Hurricane Katrina.

2010 : The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2010 - ABBA, Jimmy Cliff, Genesis, The Hollies, The Stooges -- are inducted at the 25th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

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