On this day in 1972 “American Pie” by Don McLean was the #1 song. The lyrics with Don’s interpretation were auctioned off years later for $1.2 million.

Mötley Crüe opened their first U.S. tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City on this day in 1984. They had been the opening act for Ozzy Osbourne before that.

On this day in 1993, Van Morrison failed to turn up at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction dinner, making him the first living inductee not to attend. Here’s a clip of Creedance Clearwater Revival that same night.

Let’s stay with the Rock and Roll Hall. On this day in 1995, the induction ceremonies were held for The Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Martha and the Vandellas, Neil Young, and Frank Zappa.

Britney Spears released her debut studio album, “…Baby One More Time,” on this day in 1999. The album has sold over 14 million copies and the single by the same name sold over 10 million.

“O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” opened here in the US on this day in 2001. Did George Clooney really sing? Even though he practiced for weeks, his singing parts are done by a country singer named Dan Tyminski.

And finally, it was on this day in 2003, that we lost singer-songwriter Maurice Gibb from The Bee Gees. He died in a Miami Hospital,  following a heart attack during abdominal surgery. He was 53 at the time of his death.

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