Beatles replace...Beatles! -- Bowie & jail! -- Remembering one of the century's most influential inventors...really!!!

Bluesfest Byron Bay 2013 - Day 3
Iggy; w/The Stooges in concert, Byron Bay, Australia, March 2013. (Photo: Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

3/21/1964 (55 years ago today) - After holding down the No. 1 spot on the Billboard singles chart with "I Want To Hold Your Hand" for seven consecutive weeks, The Beatles replace themselves with "She Loves You" which stays at No. 1 for the next two weeks. And this is only the beginning...

3/21/1976 (43 years ago today) - Rochester, New York: After his show at Community War Memorial Arena, David Bowie brings his friend Iggy Pop back to his hotel room for a bit of post-concert partying. Instead, the boys get involved in a drug bust -- call the church elders!!! -- as police find approximately 6 ounces of...marijuana!?!? You bet, and the two ne'er-do-wells spend the night in the local jail. Dave and Ig are released in the morning after posting $2,000 in bail bonds each. 

3/21/1991 (28 years ago today) - He wasn't even a musician, you know, he just liked playing around with electric stuff: Leo Fender, inventor of the Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, passed away after battling Parkinson's disease; he was 81 years old. Amazing, really -- the gear he designed in the 1940's is still being used today(!): the Fender Telecaster (1950) was the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster (1954) is (probably) the world's most iconic electric guitar; the Fender Precision Bass (1951) set the standard for all that followed; and his Fender Bassman amplifier became the blueprint for the Marshall and Mesa Boogie amplifiers that later dominated rock and roll! Most appropriately, Leo was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992; so many classic rock moments are absolutely unimaginable without his creations. All hail!!!

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