Sunday, March 19, 2023

Music History Today: March 20, 2023

March 20, 1991: Eric Clapton's 4-year-old son, Conor, died after falling from a 53rd-story New York City apartment window.

Eric Clapton holding 4-year-old son Conor
Eric Clapton holding 4-year-old son Conor.

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March 20, 1965: Jewel Akens peaked at Number 3 on Billboard with "The Birds and The Bees." 

Jewel Akens peaked at Number 3 on Billboard. The lyrics to the song "The Birds and The Bees" are based around an idiom for affording young people their introduction to sex education; it was reminiscent of such 1950s' honky tonk-style hits as "Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino and "Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison. 
Read more: Wikipedia

March 20, 1976: Dorothy Moore debuted on Billboard with "Misty Blue."
"Misty Blue" was a Country song written in 1966 for Eddy Arnold by Nashville veteran Bob Montgomery, who was Buddy Holly's high school singing partner. 

Dorothy Moore Misty Blue single 

Dorothy Moore was originally a member of the female vocal group The Poppies, who had a Number 56 pop hit in 1966 in the US with the song "Lullaby of Love." Moore went solo in the mid-'70s, and her version of this song became her biggest hit. 
Read more: Songfacts

March 20, 1990: Gloria Estefan and her band were injured in a bus accident near Scranton, Pennsylvania.

March 20, 2019: Marc Broussard and Drew Angus uploaded a swampy cover of Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay."

Marc Broussard's musical style is best described as "Bayou Soul," a mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock, and pop, matched with distinct Southern roots. Drew Angus is a promising young voice in songwriting. He brings a certain verve to his work that has resonated with audiences and fellow performers. 
Read more: Allmusic


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Eric Clapton

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