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It was on this day in 1968, that Jay & the Americans recorded “This Magic Moment.”
Creedence Clearwater Revival called it quits, on this day in 1972. The band never reformed, but after years of legal wranglings, John Fogerty emerged with a successful solo career. The remaining band members (still alive) tour as Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
On this day in 1974, The Rolling Stones release “It’s Only Rock and Roll.” It would be the last album for guitarist Mick Taylor. He would be replaced shortly by Ron Wood.
On this day in 1976, one of my former co-workers, Rick Dees hits #1 in the US with “Disco Duck.” It is the last novelty song to top the Hot 100.
Let’s jump to this day in 1986. Chuck Berry is honored with an all-star 60th birthday bash in his hometown of St. Louis. Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Robert Cray, Linda Ronstadt and others perform, with the whole show and the making of the concert released the next year in the documentary “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll.”
“Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake was the #1 song on this day in 1987.
And finally, a few birthdays: John Mayer, Flea, Wendy Wilson, and Bob Weir are all having birthdays today.
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