The Guess Who played what they said was their final concert, on this day in 1975, in Montreal. Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman did do a reunion tour in 1987.
ABBA hit #1 on this day in 1976 with ‘Dancing Queen’, the group’s fourth UK No.1 and their only US No.1. The song was #1 in over a dozen countries and stayed at the top of the Swedish charts for 14 weeks.
On this day in 1977 “Best Of My Love” by the Emotions was the #1 song.
Keith Moon, drummer for the Who, died of an overdose, on this day in 1978, of the sedative Heminevrin, which had been prescribed for him to prevent seizures induced by alcohol withdrawal. He was at a party thrown by Paul McCartney the night before.
In 1984, Los Angeles disc jockey Rick Dees replaced singer Marilyn McCoo as host of the TV music show, “Solid Gold.”
It was on this day in 1996, in Las Vegas, that Tupac Shakur was shot five times. He died six days later. To this day, no one has been charged with the crime.
And finally, it was on this day in 2003, that we lost the man that gave us “Werewolves of London.” His name was Warren Zevon and he died of Cancer at just 56.
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