The Biggest news of the day has to be the death of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell. At the time of this writing, there was still no cause of death, although suicide has not been ruled out. (UPDATE!!) **The death of Chris Cornell has now been ruled a suicide..autopsy to follow**
It was on this day in 1966, that Bruce Springsteen stepped into a recording studio for the first time, to record with his garage band the Castiles at in Brick Town, New Jersey.
The 5th Dimension performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” on this day in 1969. Comedians Joan Rivers and George Carlin also appeared on the program.
On this day in 1971 “Joy To The World” by Three Dog Night was the #1 song.
Diana Ross left the Motown label after 20 years on this day in 1981 and signed a $20 million contract with RCA.
On this day in 2000, Madonna’s boyfriend Guy Ritchie was arrested after he allegedly kicked and punched a 20-year-old male fan outside her London home.
John Fogerty Day was declared in Los Angeles on this day in 2010. John’s band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, has the dubious distinction of having the most #2 songs on the Billboard chart (they have 5) without ever reaching #1.
And on this day in 2011, John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” sold at auction for $237,132.
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