On this day in 1978 “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees was the #1 song. It was one of the Bee Gees string of 6 consecutive No.1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.
On this day in 1981, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, began recording the John Lennon tribute song, “All Those Years Ago.” They were never in the studio together. In addition to Ringo singing, he played the drums and Paul’s wife Linda was also on backing vocals.
This day in 1982 was a good day for The J Geils Band. They started a six week run at No.1 on the singles chart with “Centerfold” and a four-week run at #1 on the album chart with “Freeze Frame.”
On this day in 1998, Carl Wilson (lead guitarist/vocalist of The Beach Boys) died of lung cancer at age 51. On the same day, in the Dominican Republic, singer Falco (Rock Me Amadeus) died in a car crash. He was 40 at the time.
Guitarist Don Felder was fired from The Eagles on this day in 2001. He had been with the band since 1974 and is best known for his contributions to the song “Hotel California.” He later sued the group for $50 million. The case was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.
On this day in 2012, The group America received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Happy birthday to Axl Rose and Rick Astley and a born on day to Reggae great Bob Marley who passed away in 1981.