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Today In Rock: March 6

1905

James Robert Wills is born on a farm in East Texas, near Waco.

1944

Mary Wilson was born.

1944

Louis Jordan hits #1 on the R&B chart and #1 on the pop chart with "G.I. Jive."

1946

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is born.

1949

Ivory Joe Hunter hits #5 on the R&B chart with "Waiting In Vain."

1961

Roy Hamilton hits #6 on the R&B chart and #12 on the pop chart with "You Can Have Her".

1961

The Ventures hit #29 with "Ram-Bunk Shush".

1964

The Dave Clark Five reach #6 with their first American release "Glad All Over".

1965

The Temptations hit #1 with "My Girl".

1965

Number of British singles in Billboard's' Top 100: 25

1983

Adam Ant is the first guest VJ on MTV.

1988

Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley) was a hit.

1993

Bon Jovi hits #10 with "Bed of Roses".

2000

Clive Davis is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Patti Smith is his presenter.

2000

Eric Clapton is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Robbie Robertson is his presenter.

2000

Earth, Wind & Fire is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Lil' Kim is their presenter.

2000

The Moonglows are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Paul Simon is their presenter.

2000

Bonnie Raitt is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Melissa Etheridge is her presenter.

2000

James Taylor is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Paul McCartney is his presenter.

2000

King Curtis is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Mike Leiber and Jerry Stoller are his presenters.

2000

James Jamerson is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Mike Leiber and Jerry Stoller are his presenters.

2000

Earl Palmer is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Mike Leiber and Jerry Stoller are his presenters.

2000

Hal Blaine is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Mike Leiber and Jerry Stoller are his presenters.

2000

Scotty Moore is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Mike Leiber and Jerry Stoller are his presenters.

2000

'All the King's Men' is released on Sweetfish Records. It features Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana joined by an array of guests including Keith Richards, the Band, Cheap Trick, Ron Wood and Jeff Beck.

2000

Nat King Cole is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Ray Charles is his presenter.

2000

Billie Holiday is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Diana Ross is her presenter.

2000

The Lovin' Spoonful is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. John Mellencamp is their presenter.