Rock and Roll March 15

1955 – “Ain’t That a Shame” by Fats Domino made the U.S. R&B charts however it was a cover version by Pat Boone that rose to number one on the Pop chart the very same month.

1958 – Before joining the U.S. Army Elvis gave his last concert at Russwood Park in Memphis, Tennessee.

1969 – Blood, Sweat, and Tears had their first hit with “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”.

1973 – The Elton John album “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player” rose to number one on the charts and included his two hit singles “Crocodile Rock” and “Daniel”.

1975 – Olivia Newton John’s album “Have You Ever Been Mellow” makes it to number one. It includes her hit “Please Mr. Please”.

1983 – Bonnie Tyler scores big with her song “Total Eclipse of the Heart”.

2002 – Yoko Ono unveils an impressive 7 foot bronze statue of John Lennon. The statue rises above the check-in hall of John Lennon Airport in Liverpool, England. A sketch of Lennon’s face with the words “Above Us Only Skies” was featured at the re-naming of the airport.


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  1. first, I truly love the amount of work you do for this information. Thank you!!!!!!

    ONJ and Elton John were big on my 70s playlist. After Grease, I really loved all the songs she did!

    Total Elipse of the heart is one that still makes me get up and move!


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