Today in Music History stars on this day in 1965, when The Who released the single “My Generation” here in the States. More Who news coming.
Elton John released the song “Crocodile Rock” on this day in 1972. It would be his first #1 song in the US.
On this day in 1973, Keith Moon collapses during a concert, after his drink was spiked with horse tranquilizers. 19 year-old Scott Halpin who was in the audience, volunteered to replace him on drums for the remaining three numbers. He bowed with the band at the end of the show.
Let’s roll to 1976, when George Harrison and Paul Simon dueted on “Homeward Bound” and “Here Comes The Sun,” on “Saturday Night Live.”
In front of the largest crowd to see such an unveiling, it was on this day in 1984, that Michael Jackson received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Lot’s of birthdays to mention. Joe Walsh is 70, Norman Greenbaum of “Spirit in The Sky” fame is turning 75, Mike D. from the Beastie Boys hits 52 and it would’ve been Duane Allman’s 71 birthday today.
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