Today in Music

March, 11

  • 1999 Vocalist Kelle Bryan quits U.K. R&B/crossover act Eternal, leaving the band as the duo of sisters Easther and Vernie Bennet.
  • 1998 Stacey Guess of the Squirrel Nut Zippers dies of a drug overdose.
  • 1997 Former Fab Four member Paul McCartney is officially knighted by Queen Elizabeth II during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
  • 1991 Janet Jackson announces she is switching record labels, from A&M to Virgin. The deal is reportedly worth about $40 million.
  • 1987 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Jacob’s Ladder,” Huey Lewis & the News. The song is written by brothers John and Bruce Hornsby.
  • 1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young win a Grammy, Best New Artists.
  • 1970 The 5th Dimension wins a Grammy for “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” Record of the Year.
  • 1962 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Hey! Baby,” Bruce Channel.
  • 1955 German singer Nina Hagen is born.
  • 1947 Vocalist/organist Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge is born in Bayonne, N.J.