Since I am such a big car guy, let’s start on this day in 1964, the Ford Motor Company began production of the Mustang.
On this day in 1978, The Eagles began recording “I Can’t Tell You Why,” the first song by the band to feature new bass guitarist Timothy B. Schmit on lead vocals. It was featured on the album The Long Run. It was also the band’s last top 10 song.
On this day in 1980 “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen was the #1 song. Believe it or not, it was Queen’s first #1 song here in the US.
On this day in 1981, Robert Plant played a secret gig at Keele University in England, with his new band The Honey Drippers. Paul Shaffer of Late Night With David Letterman fame played the keyboards on the song “Sea Of Love.”
On this day in 1997, as he left a party at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, the rapper known as Notorious BIG was shot and killed at the age of 24. His album Life After Death was released 16 days later and has sold over 10 million copies.
10 years later (2007), it was Brad Delp, the lead singer of the band Boston, taking his own life, at this house in New Hampshire, by carbon monoxide poisoning. He was found by police lying on a pillow on his bathroom floor with a note paper-clipped to his shirt which read: “Mr. Brad Delp. I am a lonely soul.”