Today In History: JBJ Hatched, Madonna Banned, Glitter Goes To Jail

March 2!

Jon Bon Jovi was hatched in 1962. Along with … Lou Reed is 71.  Actress Laraine Newman is 61.  Singer Jay Osmond is 58. Pop musician John Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 57. Actor Daniel Craig is 45.  Chris Martin (Coldplay) is 36.  Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is 32. NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 31. (boo, still pissed about SuperBowl)

In 1964, The Beatles began work in London on the film “A Hard Day’s Night.”

In 1967, Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers In The Night” was named Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards. The Song of the Year award went to John Lennon and Paul McCartney for “Michelle.”

In 1988, Paul Simon won record of the year for “Graceland,” the first time a winning record did not hit the top 40. U2’s “The Joshua Tree” won album of the year. Little Richard got a standing ovation for announcing himself as winner for best new artist and complaining the Grammys never gave him anything.

In 1989, Madonna’s Pepsi commercial premiered on TV. It was set to her new single “Like A Prayer.” The ad was pulled a few days later because of its controversial religious images.

Also in 1989, singer J.P. Pennington announced he was leaving the band Exile.

In 1999, singer Dusty Springfield died at her home outside London after battling breast cancer. She was 59.

In 2006, singer Gary Glitter was convicted of obscene acts with two young Vietnamese girls. He was sentenced to prison. Here’s the big Hockey Game hit.

-Good day! Lee Callahan, Jack FM Seattle


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