Today In Music History: 02/20/17

Walter Becker, from Steely Dan, is 67 and Ivana Trump is 68.

On this day in 1970, John Lennon released “Instant Karma!” George Harrison played guitar and piano, Billy Preston played the keys and Yoko Ono sang backup.

On this day in 1971 “One Bad Apple” by the Osmonds was the #1 song.

Let’s roll to 1974, when Cher decided she had had enough of Sonny Bono. They had been together for 10 years and legally married since 1969.

(Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)

(Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)

It was on this day in 1976 that Genesis released “A Trick of the Tail,” their first featuring drummer Phil Collins as full-time lead vocalist following the departure of Peter Gabriel.

On this day in 1982 Pat Benatar married her second husband, who happens to play guitar in the band, Neil Geraldo. They have two daughters.

(Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)

(Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)

I remember this story well. It was on this day in 2003, that 100 people were killed and 230 injured at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island, during a Great White concert. Ty Longley, guitarist for Great White, was one of the victims. The fire started with sparks from a pyrotechnic display set off by their road manager. Multiple charges were brought against a slew of people including more than a million dollar fine for the club owners.

 (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)

(Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)

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