Entertainment History

March 03, 2015 08:08 GMT

On March third, 1931, Cab Calloway recorded "Minnie the Moocher." It was the first jazz album to sell a million copies.

In 1966, Buffalo Springfield was formed, featuring Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Dewey Martin and Bruce Palmer.

In 1967, Eric Burdon and The Animals refused to do a show in Ottawa, Ontario, unless they were paid in advance. The audience went on a rampage, causing $5,000 in damage.

Also in 1967, the Jeff Beck Group made its stage debut in London.

In 1973, "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack was named Song and Record of the Year at the Grammys. "The Concert for Bangla Desh" won the best album award.

In 1991, ballroom dancing king Arthur Murray died in Hawaii at the age of 95.

In 1995, R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry underwent brain surgery for a ruptured aneurysm in Switzerland.

In 2006, new age musician Yanni was arrested for domestic battery at his home outside Palm Springs, Florida. He was not charged.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Hattie Winston ("Becker", "The Electric Company") is 70. Singer Jennifer Warnes is 68. Actor-director Tim Kazurinksy is 65. Singer-guitarist Robyn Hitchcock is 62. Guitarist John Lilley of The Hooters is 61. Actress Miranda Richardson is 57. Rapper Tone Loc (lohk) is 49. Actress Julie Bowen ("Modern Family") is 45. Country singer Brett Warren of The Warren Brothers is 44. Actor David Faustino ("Married...With Children") is 41. Actress Jessica Biel is 33. Guitarist Joe "Blower" Garvey of Hinder is 31.

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