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CDJ Today: March 30 in Classic Rock

The Ramones
The Ramones

March 30, 2012 – Jerry Lee Lewis marries for the 7th time. The lucky lady is Judith Brown, an ex-wife of a cousin and Jerry’s caregiver.  She is also the aunt of Myra Gale Brown, who married Lewis when she was just 13.

March 30, 1974The Ramones make their live debut at Performance Studio in New York City.

Classic Rock Birthdays

March 30, 1950 – Eric Clapton, singer, guitarist (Cream, Blind Faith and Derek And The Dominos)
March 30, 1948 – Jim Dandy (born James Mangrum), singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
March 30, 1950 – Dave Ball, guitarist (Procol Harum) (d. 2015)
March 30, 1950 – Re Styles (born Shirley Marie MacLeod), guitarist, vocals (The Tubes)
March 30, 1966 – Joey Castillo, drummer (Queens of the Stone Age)
March 30, 1950 – Rupert Greenall, keyboardist (The Fixx)

Rock Remembrances

March 30, 2013 – Producer Phil Ramone dies of complications from surgery of an aortic aneurysm.  He was 79.  Trained as a classical violinist at the Juilliard School, Ramone went on to win 14 Grammys and produce artists as diverse as Ray Charles, Elton John and Bob Dylan.  He is also credited as recording Marilyn Monroe’s hazy version of “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” for JFK.  Later, he invented surround sound for movies and produced the first ever album on CD – Billy Joel’s 52nd Street.

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