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MAR 6: Happy Birthday to David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, born today in 1946!🎂 He joined Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead singer in 1968. In 1985, he assumed leadership of the band after Roger Waters departure. In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, he has released four solo albums. He has worked as a producer and engineer with many artists.
MAR 7: Today in 1975, David Bowie released his ninth studio album, Young Americans. It was a change from his previous glam rock style. The album hit the Top 10 on the Billboard charts and the single “Fame” went to #1. Bowie didn’t think that “Fame” would do that well as a single.
MAR 4: Happy Birthday to Micky Dolenz, born today in 1945. In 1965, he was cast in The Monkees as the drummer and lead vocalist. Dolenz was a singer but not a drummer and needed lessons to be able to play. After The Monkees ended, Dolenz did voice-overs, stage and television work, directing, and periodic musical reunions with members of The Monkees.