A rare, one-time event for Elvis... -- A nice sweep for Stevie... -- Remembering Lou...

G.I. Elvis, Friedberg U.S. Army base, Germany, c 1959. (Keystone/Getty Images)

3/2/1960 (57 years ago today) - For all his influence, he never, ever got to play a note or sing a song there...: After completing his military duties, Elvis Presley is flying back home to America. On this particular day, the plane carrying him had to make a stop at Scotland's Prestwick Airport for re-fueling. It turns out to be the one and only time in his entire life that he stepped on British soil. That's kinda sad, actually...

3/2/1974 (43 years ago today) - Stevie Wonder picks up four Grammy Awards in one night: "Fulfillingness' First Finale" wins the Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male statues; he scores one for songwriting when "Living For The City" wins the Best Rhythm and Blues Song category (OK, well deserved); and "Boogie On Reggae Woman" gets Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male, which is moderately questionable. This same night sees Olivia Newton-John winning two Grammy's for "I Honestly Love You", so, like, whatever...

3/2/1943 - Born on this date, Lou Reed, who should be on the Mt. Rushmore of Rock for just The Velvet Underground alone! Have you listened to a Velvets album yet this year? They sound brand new!! Unbelievable!!! For solo stuff, throw on "Transformer" or "Berlin" or {one of the best live albums of all-time} "Rock N Roll Animal", and you'll start to come around -- Lou was the definition of extraordinary; he was 71 when he passed away on October 27, 2013. Go get yourself a Velvet Underground album for Chrissake...

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