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March 08, 2014 08:09 GMT
On March 8, 1962, The Beatles made their TV debut on the BBC program "Teenager's Turn." They performed a cover of Roy Orbison's "Dream Baby."
In 1970, Diana Ross performed her first solo concert after leaving The Supremes, in Framingham, Mass.
In 1973, keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan of the Grateful Dead died at his apartment in Madera, Calif. He was 27. McKernan had been under a doctor's care for cirrhosis.
Also in 1973, Paul McCartney was fined $240 for growing marijuana outside his farm in Scotland. McCartney claimed fans gave him the seeds and he didn't know what would grow from them.
In 1989, gospel-country singer Stuart Hamblen died after having a malignant brain tumor removed at a California hospital.
In 1992, actress Annette Funicello revealed she had multiple sclerosis.
In 1993, "Beavis and Butt-Head" premiered on MTV as a series. Previously, the characters were shown on MTV's "Liquid Television" program.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Sue Ane (correct) Langdon is 78. Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager is 70. Musician-actor Micky Dolenz of The Monkees is 69. Bassist Randy Meisner (The Eagles, Poco) is 68. Singer Peggy March is 66. Singer Gary Numan is 56. Actor Aidan Quinn is 55. Guitarist Jimmy Dormire of Confederate Railroad is 54. Actress Camryn Mannheim ("The Practice") is 53. Singer Shawn Mullins is 46. Actress Andrea Parker ("The Pretender") is 44. Actor Freddie Prinze Junior is 38. Actor James Van Der Beek is 37. Singer Kameelah Williams of 702 is 36. Singer Tom Chaplin of Keane is 35. Guitarist Andy Ross of OK Go is 35. Jessica Collins ("Revolution") is 31. Singer Kristinia (kris-teh-NEE'-ah) DeBarge is 24.
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