Today in Music

March, 10

  • 2000 Korn drummer David Silveria gets a scare when he loses the use of his wrist during a show in Fargo, N.D. Former Ozzy Osbourne and Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin sits in for the remainder of the tour while Silveria undergoes tests and recuperates.
  • 1999 Teen pop sensation Backstreet Boys score a hat trick to lead winners at the National Association of Recording Merchandiser’s annual Best Seller Awards luncheon. The group’s self-titled debut is named best-selling recording of the year with sales of more than 7.5 million copies.
  • 1998 “Lucky Numbers,” a new Las Vegas-themed compilation of classic songs by Frank Sinatra, is released. For six months, the set is sold exclusively in the gift shops of Vegas hotel/casino New York-New York.
  • 1998 Scott Weiland, lead singer of Alt-Rock group Stone Temple Pilots, debuts his solo career with “12 Bar Blues” on Atlantic.
  • 1998 Eric Clapton’s “Pilgrim” is issued worldwide.
  • 1997 Lavern Baker, Rock‘n’Roll Hall of Famer known for such hits as “Tweedle-Dee” and “Jim Dandy,” dies from complications of diabetes at the age of 67.
  • 1989 Doc Green of the Drifters dies of cancer. Age 54.
  • 1988 Singer Andy Gibb dies of an inflammatory heart virus in Oxford, England. His first three singles, all million-sellers, topped Billboard’s Hot 100: “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” (four weeks), “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water” (two weeks) and “Shadow Dancing” (seven weeks).
  • 1986 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Sara,” Starship.
  • 1976 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” The Four Seasons.
  • 1965 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Eight Days a Week,” The Beatles. The song is the first British single to go to No. 1 in the United States but not make the chart in its own country. (The single is not released in Great Britain.)
  • 1952 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Wheel of Fortune,” Kay Starr.
  • 1944 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Besame Mucho,” Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.
  • 1940 Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean is born in Los Angeles. The duo’s biggest hit is the No. 1 song “Surf City.”