will.i.am, from the Black Eyed Peas is 42, Mark McGrath, of Sugar Ray, is 49. Sylvester Stewart, also known as Sly Stone, is 74 and the lead singer of my favorite band of all time, Mr. Mike Love, is 76.
On this day in 1964, The Dave Clark Five, performed “Glad All Over” on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
The first ever T.G.I. Friday’s opened on this day in 1965.
This day in 1968 brought us “Lady Madonna” by The Beatles.
Janis Joplin was pictured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine on this day in 1969.
Here’s a stunt after my own heart. It was on this day in 1972, that L.A. D.J. Robert W. Morgan played Donny Osmond’s “Puppy Love” for 90 minutes straight. Police eventually raided the station fearing foul play, but discovered a publicity stunt instead.
On this day in 1984 “Jump” by Van Halen was the #1 song.
And finally, just two years ago, we lost Toto’s bassist Mike Porcaro. He passed away from ALS at just 59. His brother Jeff, who was the drummer, had died years earlier at 38 from a combination of hardening of the arteries, cocaine use and inhalation of a pesticide.
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