Beatles replace Beatles! -- REO's first! -- Ex-Supertramp b'day...

Roger Hodgson, March 2013. (Photo: Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

3/21/1964 (54 years ago today) - Everyone else that wants to get on the charts had better start getting used to this...: After "I Want To Hold Your Hand" had held the No. 1 spot on the U.S. singles chart for seven weeks in a row, it was finally replaced, sort of -- The Beatles now start another two weeks at No. 1 with "She Loves You" and the rest of us are about to get mop-topped but good; this is only the beginning...

3/21/1981 (37 years ago today) - It was a radio classic before it got used to sell pizza...: REO Speedwagon get their first No. 1 single on this date with "Keep On Loving You" --- The album the song is on, "Hi-Infidelity", is their ninth studio release; it too will hit the No. 1 spot while steadily selling over ten million! So, a big one, then...

3/21/1950 - Happy Birthday to ex-Supertramp guitarist-singer-songwriter Roger Hodgson, 68 years old today -- Once Roger left the band, Supertramp pretty much failed to sustain their success. Coincidence? Well, that's Roger doing the lead vocals on a long list of classics including "Breakfast In America", "Give A Little Bit", "Take The Long Way Home", "Dreamer", "The Logical Song", "Hide In Your Shell", "Babaji", "It's Raining Again", "Lord Is It Mine?", you get the idea...

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