On this day in 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono presented the “One On One” benefit concerts at Madison Square Garden – one show in the afternoon, one in the evening – for mentally disabled children. The concert raised nearly $250,000 for the Willowbrook Handicapped Children’s Home.
The Boss’s divorce started on this day in 1988, when photos of Springsteen getting cozy with his back-up singer Patti Scialfa surfaced. He was still married to actress Julianne Phillips at the time. Soon after, Phillips filed for divorce. Springsteen and Scialfa married two years later.
Never do business with family. On this day in 1989 Billy Joel fired his manager, who was also his ex-wife’s brother. Joel sued him for $90 million, setting off a series of court battles that Joel eventually won. Speaking of the “Piano Man,” it was on this day in 1993 that he was David Letterman’s very first guest on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
Aaliyah and R. Kelly were secretly married on this day in 1994. Because she was only 15 at the time, her parents had the marriage annulled in February 1995.
And lastly, it was on this day in 1995, that James Taylor and ex-wife Carly Simon performed together for the first time in 16 years. They did solo sets first and then came back and sang some duets together.
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