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  • On this Day March 26, 1969

    Marvin Gaye was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, with The song was first recorded by The Miracles and had also been a million seller in 1967 for Gladys Knight and the Pips.

  • On this Day March 26, 1970

    Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary pleaded guilty to 'taking immoral liberties' with a 14 year old girl in Washington D.C. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three months in jail. Just days earlier, the trio had won a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children for their album, 'Peter, Paul and Mommy'.

  • On this Day March 26, 2001

    The toy figure of Eminem was facing a ban from UK shops. Woolworth's and Hamleys were refusing to stock the dolls. Psychologists warned parents who buy the dolls for children will be inadvertently giving their approval to bad language.

  • On this Day March 26, 2005

    Australian drummer Paul Hester died aged 46, after he "attempted suicide" and died from strangulation after being found hanged in a park in Melbourne. He had been a member of Crowded House, Split Enz and Largest Living Things. After leaving Crowded House in 1994 Hester appeared on many TV and radio shows in Australia.

  • On this Day March 26, 2006

    Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by in Led Zeppelin's as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, and On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.

 

 

 

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