Today In History: McCartney And The Pot Seeds, Beavis And Butt-Head Become International Superstars

Posted: March 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Jack Seattle FM

On March 8th…

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, Massachusetts.

In 1973, keyboardist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan of the Grateful Dead died at his apartment in Madera, California. 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. Dig this:

In 1993, “Beavis and Butt-Head” premiered on MTV as a series. Previously, the characters were shown on MTV’s “Liquid Television” program.  Here’s the TV preview:

Birthdays for March 8: Musician-actor Micky Dolenz of The Monkees is 68. Bassist Randy Meisner (The Eagles, Poco) is 67…

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