We start way back in 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced to each other at a church social where Lennon’s band, the Quarrymen, was playing. Paul was 15 and John 16.
Singer/songwriter Mike d’Abo became the new lead vocalist of Manfred Mann, on this day in 1966. He lasted three years and is not featured on any of their most well known songs. He’s the one on the far left in the photo.
Louis Armstrong died after a heart attack, at age 69, on this day in 1971.
On this day in 1973 Queen released their first single “Keep Yourself Alive.” It failed to chart on either side of the Atlantic.
Van McCoy died after a heart attack, on this day in 1979. He was only 39 at the time of his death. He had nearly 700 published songs to his credit and produced a ton more, even though he is considered a one hit wonder with song “The Hustle.”
On this day in 1984, Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley declared it Tina Turner Day.
And finally, it was on this day in 1985, that Phil Collins scored his third #1 solo song here in the U.S. with “Sussudio.” He’s had 7 total number one’s here in the States as a solo artist and only one with Genesis. Can you name it?? I’ll give you a hint, you can’t see it.
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