Birthdays: Gladys Knight (1944) John Fogerty - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1945) Larry Gatlin (1948) Natalie Imbruglia (1968) Australian singer Kylie Minogue (1968) Roland Gift - Fine Young Cannibals (1962) Billy Vera (1944) Rockabilly star Sonny Burgess (1929) They Are Missed: In 1910, T-Bone Walker was born in Linden, Texas (died March 15, 1975). T-Bone was one of the first to plug in his guitar and turn the blues electric. Influenced Albert Collins, BB King, Buddy Guy, Freddy King among others. Born in 1917- Papa John Creech – violinist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. Died in 1994 (age 76). Derek Frigo guitarist from 80’s glam band Enuff Z' Nuff, died of a drug overdose in 2004 (age 36). Born on this day in 1949, Wendy O. Williams – singer with The Plasmatics, died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds on April 6th 1998. Vaughn Deleath, a jazz crooner generally acknowledged as the first woman to sing on the radio, died in 1943. Desert Island Discs radio presenter Roy Plomley died in 1985. He devised the BBC Radio series Desert Island Discs in 1941, and went on to present 1,791 editions of the show, which became one of the longest running radio shows in the UK. History: In 1958, Buddy Holly's draft notice arrived - but he was refused induction because of his 20/800 eyesight and a stomach ulcer. Cathy’s Clown (Everly Brothers) began a five week run at #1 in 1960. Marianne Faithful recorded her hit debut "As Tears Go By" in 1964. The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) but the real story was who’s on the record. Jimmy Page played guitar and John Paul Jones was on bass. That would be one-half of the future Led Zeppelin. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established in 1957. The NARAS is known for organizing the Grammy Awards. Whitney Houston released her epic album "Whitney" in 1987. In 1976, the Allman Brothers Band broke up in disgust for the first time after Gregg Allman testified against a road manager accused of drug trafficking. The Police launched a North American reunion tour in 2007 to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The trek began in Vancouver, B.C. Bruce Springsteen and former manager Mike Appel settled their differences in 1977. Their legal wrangling kept Springsteen out of the studio for nearly a year. "Darkness On The Edge Of Town” was Springsteen’s next effort. Heart uncorked one of their best songs and one of the all-time great rockers, “Barracuda” in 1977. Produced by Phil Spector (as his crowing achievement), Ike & Tina Turner’s epic “River Deep Mountain High” was released in 1966. The song stiffed in the U.S. (though it entered the Top 5 in England) causing Spector to briefly retire from the music business. Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass went to #1 on the US album chart in 1966 with “What Now My Love,” setting a new record with four albums in the US Top Ten. The other three were: “South of the Border,” “Going Places” and “Whipped Cream and Other Delights.” Hootie & the Blowfish started a four-week run at #1 on the US album charts in 1995 with “Cracked Rear View.” The album went on to sell over 15 million copies. In 1955, Billboard reports that, based on the success of its various versions, "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" is the most popular song in the U.S. According to the magazine, if sales of all the versions were added up - including interpretations by Fess Parker, Bill Hayes, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and the Voices of Walter Schumann - they would top 18 million copies.