March 8

“27 club” member Ron “Pigpen” Mckernan, died today in 1973 
from liver failure brought on by alcohol poisoning

Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees) is celebrating a birthday today. He is 71

Randy Meisner (Poco, Eagles) was born on this day in 1946

Gary Numan is 58 today

Shawn Mullins was born today in 1968

“Mr. B”, the great Billy Eckstein died on this day in 1993

Today in 1968, Promoter Bill Graham opens the Fillmore East 
in the East Village section of New York City


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