March 29 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
March 29

1958 : Elvis Presley begins boot camp in Ft. Hood, Texas, where he insists on doing KP and guard duty just like the other soldiers.

1962 : Gene Chandler receives a gold record for "Duke Of Earl".

1980 : A Chicago antiques dealer named Ronald Selle sues The Bee Gees, claiming that their 1978 hit How Deep Is Your Love borrows heavily from his own composition "Let It End". Although The Bee Gees deny the charge and claim to have never heard the track, a court would rule in Selle's favor. The group would win an appeal three years later.

1985 : Michael Jackson is honored with a wax statue at London's famous Madame Tussaud's museum.

1986 : The Beatles's records are officially licensed for sale in the Soviet Union.

1993 : "A Whole New World" from the Disney animated film Aladdin wins an Academy Award for best song.

1996 : Phil Spector's former bandmates in The Teddy Bears, Carol Connors and Marshall Lieb, sue the producer to collect royalties they claim are still owed from the group's 1958 smash "To Know Him Is To Love Him".

2001 : A tribute to Brian Wilson is held at Radio City Music Hall, with Paul Simon, Elton John and Billy Joel all performing Beach Boys songs.

2006 : Tom Jones is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

2009 : Nickelback rule the Juno Awards, winning Album of the Year, Group of the Year and the Fan Choice Award.

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