Let’s do a couple of birthdays first. Go Go lead singer Belinda Carlisle is turning 59 and the guy that sang “Come on Eileen,” Kevin Rowland, is 64 today.

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We start on this day in 1967. The man we lost just last week, Glen Campbell, recorded “By The Time I Get To Phoenix.”

It was the final day of Woodstock on this day in 1969. Performances included Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Ten Years After, John Sebastian, Sha Na Na, Joe Cocker, the Band, Ten Years After, Johnny Winter and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

On this day in 1975 “Fallin’ In Love” by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds was the #1 song.

Prince released “Delirious” on this day in 1983.

After almost two and a half years of rehab and learning to play his drum kit with on arm, it was on this day in 1986, that Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen played his first concert. He received a five minute standing ovation from the crowd. 

Nirvana shot the video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on this day in 1991. The shoot features real Nirvana fans as the audience and cost less than $50,000 to make. The video won Nirvana two awards at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, and in 2000 the Guinness World Records named “Teen Spirit” the Most Played Video on MTV Europe.

Let’s wrap things up kind of full circle with a guy that performed at Woodstock, and 29 years later to the day, received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Congratulations to Carlos Santana, who got his star on this day in 1998.

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