Let’s get it rolling on this day in 1975, when  Silver Convention’s “Fly, Robin, Fly” hit #1 in America for the first of three weeks. The disco tune has very few lyrics, since the German group couldn’t speak English.

It was on this day in 1979, that the original four members of Kiss play for the last time together before their first “breakup.”

Sammy Hagar married his second wife, model Kari Karte, on this day in 1995. Hagar is a known Ferrari enthusiast, hence the song “I Can’t Drive 55.”

We lost my favorite Beatle, on this day in 2001, as George Harrison passed away from lung cancer at just 58. Always the spiritual one, always the one that would make you laugh, I always loved the songs that George wrote both in the group and out. He was the youngest of the fab four and joined the band at just 16.

Green Day released “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” on this day in 2004.

Just four years ago, we lost the drummer and vocalist for The Standells. Dick Dodd was his name, and he sang their big hit from 1966 called “Dirty Water.” The song became an anthem for sports fans in Boston with its refrain of “Boston, you’re my home.”  For the record, The Standells are from L.A. and have no direct connection with the city.

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