2001: George Harrison dies at age 58. His final hours are spent with his wife, son, and musician Ravi Shankar at his side.
1979: Michael Jackson’s Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough is certified gold.
1978: Neil Young’s Comes a Time album is certified gold.
1977: Kansas‘ Point of Know Return album is certified platinum. It includes the hit Dust In The Wind.
1969: The Beatles‘ Come Together is #1.
1959: Bobby Darin wins a Record Of The Year Grammy for Mack The Knife.
1944: Singer-organist Felix Cavaliere of the (Young) Rascals is born. Their best-known songs are the #1 hits Groovin’, Good Lovin’, and People Got To Be Free as well as How Can I Be Sure?, A Beautiful Morning and I’ve Been Lonely Too Long.
1933: John Mayall of John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers is born. The Bluesbreakers were a pioneering British blues band whose member (over time) included Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green (all later of Fleetwood Mac), Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Harvey Mandel and Aynsley Dunbar (Jefferson Starship, Journey).
Songs Of The Day:
Dust In The Wind (Kansas); Come Together (Beatles); Groovin’ (Rascals); Good Lovin’ (Rascals); People Got To Be Free (Rascals); How Can I Be Sure (Rascals): A Beautiful Morning (Rascals); I’ve Been Lonely Too Long (Rascals); Don’t Stop Til’ You Get Enough (Michael Jackson); Mack The Knife (Bobby Darrin); Comes A Time (Neil Young)