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What Happened Today in Music? March 21st

March 21st, 2009 No comments

March 21, 1964 – Beatles’ “She Loves You,” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks

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Church History Today March 21st

March 21st, 2009 No comments

March 21, 1924 – A First Presidency statement answered criticism of unauthorized plural marriages by once again confirming the Church’s policy against the practice. Polygamists within the Church were excommunicated when discovered.

March 21, 1931 – A 10-reel film of the history of the Church was completed.

March 21, 2008 – Mack Wilberg was named music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. As music director, he oversees all musical and creative aspects of the choir, the orchestra, the Temple Square Chorale and the Bells on Temple Square. He succeeded Craig Jessop, who stepped down as music director on March 4, 2008.

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What Happened Today? March 18th

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March 18, 1982 – Three church executive councils were created: the Missionary Executive Council, the Priesthood Executive Council, and the Temple and Genealogy Executive Council.

March 18, 1978 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Night Fever,” the Bee Gees.

March 18, 2008 – A letter from the First Presidency was sent to priesthood leaders with instruction that members should counsel with their local priesthood leaders, rather than writing or telephoning Church headquarters about doctrinal issues and personal matters.

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What Happened Today? March 17th

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March 17, 2008 – A judge in London orders Paul McCartney to pay Heather Mills $48.6 million to settle their divorce. The court also orders McCartney to pay $70,000 annually in child support for the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, Beatrice.

March 17, 1842 – Joseph Smith organized the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, with Emma Smith, Sarah M. Cleveland and Elizabeth Ann Whitney as its presidency, to look after the poor and sick.

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Today in Music March 16

March 16th, 2009 No comments

March 16, 2002 – Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries promoter David Gest in New York. Michael Jackson serves as best man and Elizabeth Taylor is matron of honor.

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This Week in Music History

March 10th, 2009 No comments

For the week of March 8 – 15th, 1969 (that’s 40 years ago) according to Billboard Magazine, here are the Top 10 Albums.

Witchita Lineman

1.  Glen Campbell – Witchita Lineman


2.  Cream – Goodbye


3. The Beatles – The Beatles [White Album]


4. The Association – The Association’s Greatest Hits


5. Iron Butterfly – Ball


6. The Beatles – Yellow Submarine
7. The Supremes – The Temptations – TCB
8. Tommie James – Crimson and Clover


9. Blood Sweat & Tears – Blood Sweat & Tears

10. Tom Jones – Help Yourself

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Today in History

March 7th, 2009 No comments

March 7th, 1962 – Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio

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Gilbert and Sullivan

March 4th, 2009 No comments

04/03/1885 – Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera “Mikado,” premieres in London

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Today in Music History

March 3rd, 2009 No comments

On this day, March 3, in 1931 – “Star Spangled Banner” officially becomes US national anthem

and for you rock and roll buffs, on this day in 1966 Rock group Buffalo Springfield forms

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