Daily Archives: March 5, 2013

Country singer Patsy Cline, three others killed in plane crash 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Video: 'SWEET DREAMS movie - Patsy Cline airplane crash'

(Tuesday, March 5, 1963, 6:20 p.m. CST) — Country music performers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins died today when their small plane crashed near Camden, Tennessee, along with pilot Randy Hughes (Cline’s manager). They were returning to Nashville following a benefit concert. Continue reading Country singer Patsy Cline, three others killed in plane crash 50 years ago this hour (1963)

‘Billie Jean’ by Michael Jackson peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago today (1983)

(Saturday, March 5, 1983)“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for seven weeks (March 5/12/19/26, April 2/9/16, 1983).

It was the musician’s fourth of 14 #1 hits on the chart (1972-1995; he also had four #1 hits with The Jackson 5 in 1970).

Rolling Stone magazine placed “Billie Jean” in the 58th spot on its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

The Beatles record third single ‘From Me to You/Thank You Girl’ in London 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Audio: 'From Me To You' (takes 1-7, overdubs)

(Tuesday, March 5, 1963, 2:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. GMT) –Fresh off the success of their first #1 single “Please Please Me”, the rock band from Liverpool, England, The Beatles, recorded their third single, “From Me To You” and “Thank You Girl” today at EMI Studio 2 in London for release on Apr. 11, 1963 (although “Thank You Girl” would not be completed until Mar. 13, 1963). Continue reading The Beatles record third single ‘From Me to You/Thank You Girl’ in London 50 years ago this hour (1963)