March 22: This Day In Music History

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1961 – Elvis Presley Recieves Seventh No. 1 Hit Single

Elvis reaches his seventh consecutive No. 1 single on the UK charts with “Wooden Heart.” This song was inspired by the German folk song and was even played in Mr. Presley’s GI Blue film.


1972 – Concert for Bangladesh Film Makes World History

For the first time in history a benefit for the film premier “The Concert for Bangladesh,” raised $243,418.51 to support Bangladesh relief. UNICEF provided the relief, and sales to this day still provide funding for the George Harrison Fund.


1973 – John Lennon Asked To Leave the United States

John Lennon, founder of the Beatles was told he must leave the U.S. and return back to Liverpool United Kingdom. This was the beginning of a three year long fight to receive his green card and become a legal U.S. citizen.


1985 – Long Island Residen Marries Model

Billy Joel, a current Long Island resident marries super model Christie Brinkley on a boat right next to the Statue of Liberty. The couple divorced eight years later.


2008 – Man Known as the Fifth Beatle Dies

Neil Aspinall, referred to by many as the Fifth Beatle, passed away at age 66 in a hospital in New York. Neil Aspinall eventually moved away from the fifth beatle and became the bands manager; he was also famous for the royalties lawsuit between himself and Apple Computers.