Today In Music History: 04/05/17

Paula Cole, the lady that sang “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone” is 49 today and Agnetha Faltskog of ABBA is 67.

Speaking of 67, it was on this day in 1967, that Monkees fans marched in protest of the announced Army induction of band member Davy Jones. He was eventually exempted from duty because he was his family’s main provider.

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Chicago became the first American rock group to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on this day in 1971, they played 6 sold out shows.

Let’s jump to 1977, when David Bowie appeared on Dinah Shore’s TV special.

On this day in 1978 “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees was the #1 song.

On this day in 1980, at a Church in Athens, Georgia, R.E.M. played their first concert.

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It was the funeral for Marvin Gaye on this day in 1984. He had been killed by his father 4 days earlier. People in attendance included Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, and Berry Gordy, Jr.

On this day in 1992, comedian Sam Kinison married his third wife, actress Malika Souiri. He died in a traffic accident five days later.

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On this day in 1994, Kurt Cobain, lead vocalist of Nirvana, committed suicide at age 27. His body was not discovered until three days later.

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The Spice Girls gave their first concert on this day in 1998, in Glasgow, Scotland for a crowd of about 9000 people.

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