Today In Music History: 03/16/17

Happy Birthday to Flavor Flav, who is turning  58 today and Nancy Wilson, of Heart is 63.

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The Peter, Paul & Mary song, “Puff The Magic Dragon,” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on this day in 1963. It was banned by several radio stations, whose management thought the song was about the joys of smoking marijuana. The group has always denied the allegation.

On this day in 1967 “Penny Lane” by the Beatles was the #1 song.

Ray Price recorded the Kris Kistofferson song “For The Good Times,” on this day in 1970.

 

On that same day we lost Tammi Terrell, who did many great duets with Marvin Gaye. She died of a brain tumor at the age of 24.

It was on this day in 1972, that John Lennon was served with deportation papers. He immediately lodged an appeal with the U.S. Immigration office in New York.

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Let’s jump all the way to 1999, when The Eagles’ “Greatest Hits 1971-1975” album was the first recipient of the Diamond Award certification, signifying ten million records sold. Right now that figure stands at 29 million plus sold.

Billy Joel checked into the Betty Ford Center, where he spent 30 days for the treatment of alcohol-related problems on this day in 2005.

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On this day in 2013 we lost Bobbie Smith, a member of the Spinners for nearly 60 years, passed away right here in Orlando at the age of 76.

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