Happy birthday’s to Rick Astley, who is 51 and Axl Rose, who is 55.
On this day in 1966, The Animals performed “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
On this day in 1978 “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees was the #1 song.
We jump to 1981, when George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, never all in the studio at the same time, began recording the John Lennon tribute song, “All Those Years Ago.”
Sonny Bono declared his candidacy for Palm Springs, California mayor on this day in 1987. He was elected in 1988 and served four years.
On this day in 1998, my favorite Beach Boy Carl Wilson, died from complications of lung cancer at 51. Here’s my favorite song he sang lead on for the Beach Boys.
On the same day, in the Dominican Republic, Falco died from injuries suffered in a traffic accident at age 40.
On this day in 2001, Don Felder (from Gainesville) was fired by the Eagles and he responded by launching a $50 million law suit against the band’s Don Henley and Glenn Frey, alleging wrongful termination. The suit was settled out of court in favor of Mr. Felder, who is also credited with writing the opening guitar riff to “Hotel California.”
Five years ago today, the group America received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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