On this day in 1967, David Mason records the trumpet solo used in the song “Penny Lane.” The tab for his part was about $42. In August, 1987, the trumpet he used was sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $10,846.
We stay with the Fab Four. It was two years later, to the day (1969) that The Beatles released “Yellow Submarine.” (the album)
On this day in 1976, Barry Manilow hits No.1 for the second time with the song “I Write The Songs,” which was not written by Mr. Manilow, but by Bruce Johnston from The Beach Boys.
Gregory Abbott moved his lips to his hit song “Shake You Down” on “American Bandstand,” on this day in 1987. “Shake You Down” was a #1 record and the number 3 song of 1987.
On this day in 1994, Donny Osmond fought Danny Bonaduce, in a three-round charity boxing match. The fight came about after Osmond taunted Bonaduce at the gym where they both worked out. Bonaduce won the match by a 2-to-1 decision.
David Bowie, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, and more are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, on this day in 1996.
And it was on this day in 1999, that Miss Cyndi Lauper guested on the “The Simpsons.”
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