Will Smith is turning 49 today and shares his birthday with Michael Douglas, Heather Locklear, Mark Hamill and Cheryl Teagues, just to name a few.
On this day in 1965, The Rolling Stones released “Get Off Of My Cloud” here in North America.
On this day in 1970, nine days before her death, Janis Joplin recorded “Me And Bobby McGee,” her biggest hit and her only #1 single. This song won a Grammy Award and is in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Norman Lear was the guest host of “Saturday Night Live,” on this day in 1976. Musical guest Boz Scaggs performed his hit “Lowdown.”
It was on this day in 1980, that we lost a great drummer and a great band. John Bonham from Led Zeppelin passed out and choked on his own vomit. It was reported that he had consumed 40 shots of vodka in less than four hours. After Bonham’s death, the group decided to disband.
Queen was the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live,” on this day in 1982, performing “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Under Pressure.”
And on this day in 1990, Dave Grohl, former drummer of the Washington DC band Scream, auditioned for, and was hired by Nirvana.
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