We go way back to 1963, when The Beatles made their only visit to Ireland, where they performed two shows in Dublin.

Reg Dwight (who had not yet changed his name to Elton John) and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin signed their first major publishing deal, on this day in 1967, with their parents as witnesses since both were minors.

On this day in 1974, Ted Nugent (of The Amboy Dukes) becomes national squirrel shooting champion. He picked off a squirrel at 150 yards.

“The Rose” starring Bette Midler, opened in theaters on this day in 1979. The story was loosely based on the life of singer Janis Joplin and was originally called “The Pearl.”

On this day in 1982, “Up Where We Belong,” by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes was the #1 song.

Let’s jump to this day in 1987, when Bruce Springsteen went No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Tunnel Of Love.’ His eighth studio album went triple platinum in the US, with ‘Brilliant Disguise’ being one of his biggest hit singles, peaking at No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Here’s a feel good for you. It was on this day in 1995, on their 20th anniversary that The Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille) renewed their wedding vows. This song really does fit.



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