David Bowie's Death, Heartbreak Hotel, Beatles Break-Up (The First Time) And More

Michael Schenker, guitar player from the Scorpions, is 62. Donald Fagen, who is half of Steely Dan, is 69 and Rod Stewart turns 72 today.

On this day in 1956 Elvis recorded “Heartbreak Hotel” in Nashville.

Let’s roll to 1964 when Vee-Jay records released “Introducing The Beatles.” They were forced to quit selling it by years end, due to legal complications.

Speaking of The Beatles, it was on this day in 1969 that George Harrison first quit the group, telling people he was tired of working on Lennon/McCartney songs, before they would give his songs a listen……and speaking of George, it was on this day in 1988,that he had the #1 record with “Got My Mind Set On You.”

On this day in 1984, Cyndi Lauper became the first female recording artist since Bobbie Gentry in 1967 to be nominated for five Grammy Awards in the same year. She did win the Grammy for best new artist that year.

It was 1997 when James Brown received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 (Photo by Magma Agency/WireImage)

(Photo by Magma Agency/WireImage)

It was revealed on this day in 2000 that David Crosby, lent his sperm, and was father of the two children that were born to Melissa Ethridge and her partner Julie Cypher.

(Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

(Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

And it was 1 year ago today that we lost the great David Bowie. 2016 was quite a year for that kind of news.


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