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Today In Rock: March 30

1945

Eric Clapton was born.

1946

Mahalia Jackson signs with Apollo Records, where she records some of her most fervid and best-loved gospel slides over the next eight years.

1959

Lloyd Price hits #4 on the R&B chart and #23 (3/30) on the pop chart with "Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day)?", #1 on the R&B chart and #2 (6/15) on the pop chart with "Personality", #1 on the R&B chart and #3 (9/14) on the pop chart with "I'm Gonna Get Married" and #3 on the R&B chart and #20 (12/07) on the pop chart with "Come Into My Heart".

1959

"No Other Arms, No Other Lips" by the Chordettes hits #27.

1963

Gene Chandler hits #11 on the R&B chart with "Rainbow".

1963

Mary Wells hits #6 on the R&B chart and #15 (3/30) on the pop chart with "Laughing Boy", #8 on the R&B chart and #29 (2/29/64) on the pop chart with "What's Easy For Two Is So Hard For One" and #8 on the R&B chart and #40 (7/06) on the pop chart with "Your Old Stand By".

1963

"He's So Fine" by the Chiffons hits #1.

1970

Uriah Heep releases their debut, 'Very 'eavy, Very 'umble'.

1970

Frank Zappa hits #9 in the UK with 'Hot Rats'.

1972

British government assumes direct rule of Northern Ireland following escalated violence between Catholics and Protestants.

1974

The Ramones give their first live show at the Performance Studio in New York.

1974

John Denver hits #1 with "Sunshine On My Shoulders".

1975

Lovin' You (Minnie Riperton) was a hit.

1996

Prodigy hits #1 in the UK with "Firestarter".