We have a couple of rock and roll birthdays today. Colin Hay from Men at Work and Don Dokken are both turning 64.
It was on this day in 1962, that The Contours gave us “Do You Love Me.” The song charted twice, once in 1962 and again in 1988 with the movie “Dirty Dancing.”
Neil Diamond made his first television appearance on this day in 1966. He appeared on “American Bandstand,” singing “Cherry, Cherry.”
Neil Peart became the new drummer for Rush, on this day in 1974. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer hall of fame in 1983, making him the youngest person ever so honored. He is definitely one of my top 5 drummers ever.
On this day in 1984, Bruce Springsteen began his Born In The USA tour, with a three-night engagement at the Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
It was on this day in 1995, that Ringo Starr and the Monkees (except Michael Nesmith) appeared together in a TV commercial for Pizza Hut. Ringo has lent his talents to commercials for Wine Coolers, Charles Schwab, Skechers and more.
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