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Paul Shaffer’s Day In Rock
2003: The corner of Bowery and Second Street in New York City was renamed Joey Ramone Place in honor of the singer of The Ramones who passed away two years earlier.
2000: Loverboy bassist Scott Smith was sailing with friends outside of San Francisco when a 26 foot wave swept him overboard into shark infested waters. A four hour search took place and Smith was declared dead. He was 45 years old.
1999: Elton John was criticized by the Boy Scout Association for performing the Pet Shop Boys’ “It’s A Sin” with six male dancers dressed as Boy Scouts during a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The dancers took off their outfits during the performance.
1977: Bing Crosby’s 42nd and final Christmas special aired on CBS which featured Crosby’s duet with David Bowie of “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”. Bowie later said he only appeared on the special because “I just knew my mother liked him.”
1976: Bob Dylan released a live version of “Stuck Inside of Mobile” with the Memphis Blues Again, which featured “Rita May” as the B-side.
1974: Elton John’s Greatest Hits began a ten week run on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart, giving John his fifth consecutive number one album in the U.S.
1972: Wings released the single “Hi, Hi, Hi” which was banned by the BBC due to having lyrics “unsuitable” for broadcast. The song would later reach number five in the U.K. & number ten in the U.S.
1969: Simon & Garfunkel hosted their first television special, Songs of America which caused controversy when it showed footage of Robert Kennedy’s funeral and the Vietnam War, which led to their original sponsor to disassociate itself from the special.
1968: Steppenwolf peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Magic Carpet Ride” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.
Roger Glover - bassist for Deep Purple & Rainbow born in 1945 (70)
Billy Idol - lead vocalist (Generation X, solo) born in 1955 (60)
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