Today In Music History: 03/20/17

Carl Palmer, drummer for Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia is turning 67 today.

On this day in 1961, Elvis Presley began filming “Blue Hawaii,” his ninth feature film.

On this day in 1965, Martha Reeves & The Vandella’s began  their first Motown tour of England, which also featured Stevie Wonder, the Supremes and the Temptations.

After days of looking for a suitable, legal place, John Lennon married Yoko Ono in the British Consulate Office at the Rock of Gibraltar in Spain on this day in 1969.

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On this day in 1972 “Heart Of Gold” by Neil Young was the #1 song.

Let’ jump all the way to this day in 1989. After 37 years with the program, Dick Clark announced his intention to discontinue hosting “American Bandstand.”

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It was on this day in 1991, that a horrible tragedy inspired an incredible song. Eric Clapton’s four year-old son, Conor, fell to his death from the window of a 53rd-floor apartment in New York City. Clapton wrote “Tears In Heaven” as a way to help him get through the grief.

And finally…and I do mean finally. It was on this day in 2009, that Smokey Robinson & the Miracles received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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