Today would’ve been John Lennon’s 77th birthday. He was born John Winston Lennon in honor of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. John would later add “Ono” to his middle name in honor of Yoko.
On this day in 1964, The Beach Boys, with Glen Campbell sitting in on guitar, recorded “Dance, Dance, Dance.”
Let’s jump to 1971, when Van Morrison released the song “Wild Night.”
On this day in 1973 Elvis Presley and Priscilla divorced after six years of marriage. Priscilla was awarded property, $725,000 cash and $4,200 a month support.
Bruce Springsteen released his ninth album, “Tunnel of Love,” on this day in 1987.
On this day in 2000, Dennis DeYoung of Styx, unable to tour because of debilitating fatigue, sues the band for touring without him. The suit is eventually settled, but DeYoung never returns to the fold. Styx carries on without him, but leaves most of his songs out of the setlists. Dennis is back on tour and kicks off a three night run tonight at Epcot with the music of Styx.
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