Chicago bluesSeventies nausea! High-tech innovation! It's all here today...

The next big thing...once upon a time. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

3/2/1955 (63 years ago today) - It goes on to inspire a-hundred-thousand-rockers-to-be...: Bo Diddley completes his first studio recording in Chicago at the legendary Universal Recording Studios -- His self-titled classic single "Bo Diddley" gets done in just a couple of takes; by the start of summer it will go to No. 1 on the R&B chart. Infectious like crazy...

3/2/1974 (44 years ago today) - It was impossible to avoid, like a fat, red pimple on the end of your nose: Terry Jacks kicks off three weeks in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart with a song that was originally written in French by Jacques Brel (so there's enough blame to go around) -- It seemed like every time you turned the radio on, there it was: "Seasons In The Sun", a superlative one-hit wonder of sugary annoyance that will never leave your brain. Hey, if WE hadda listen to it, then YOU gotta listen to it...

3/2/1983 (35 years ago today) - They weren't supposed to "skip" like vinyl, either: A new hi-falootin' digital audio gizmo is unleashed on an unsuspecting world -- How were we to know it would just lead to purchasing and re-purchasing and re-purchasing (some more) of the same ol' classic catalog stuff? Thank you Sony, Philips and Polygram for turning us on to the five-inch compact disc -- It's shiny and silvery and can hold up to one hour of uninterrupted music that you never have to get up and flip over! We will regret this one day...

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