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August 30th, 1995 – James Taylor and Carly Simon perform together for the first time in over 20 years. They each played their solo set for 10,000 fans before combining acts in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. It was all for a good cause, raising money for a local agricultural …
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August 23rd, 1967 - While celebrating a wild birthday party at a Holiday Inn, The Who’s drummer Keith Moon accidentally drives a car into the hotel swimming pool. Moon was attempting to avoid having to talk to police
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June 7th, 1972 - Elvis Presley makes history by performing four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden. George Harrison, John Lennon, David Bowie, Bob Dylan were among music stars to attended the shows.
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April 26th, 1980 - Blondie is at No.1 with 'Call Me'. It would be the band's biggest selling single to date and was used in the Richard Gere flick 'American Gigolo'. Originally, Stevie Nicks was asked to compose and perform a song for the movie, but when she backed out, the …
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January 4th, 1970 - Neil Boland, Chauffeur of The Who, was accidentally killed when drummer Keith Moon ran him over. Moon was trying to escape from an angry mob of skinheads after a fight broke out at a pub in Hatfield, England. Moo...
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December 14th, 1998 - Billy Preston pleads guilty to insurance fraud in a LA court and agrees to testify against six others who allegedly participated in similar acts. Allegedly, Preston was part of a group who staged car crashes, thefts, and fires for a total of 18 fraudulent insurance claims...
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November 30th, 1971 - Sly And The Family Stone are at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Family Affair’. It would be their last No.1 hit and Rolling Stone magazine would later rank the song at 138 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time...
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October 26th, 1970 - A wake is held in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin who had died of an accidental overdose and had left $2,500 in her will to throw a party in the event of her demise. The party was attended by close friends and family where pot-brownies were shared a…
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October 12th, 1994 - Pink Floyd plays the first of a 15-night run at Earls Court, London, England. Less than a minute after the band started playing ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, scaffolding holding 1200 fans, collapsed, dropping hundreds of people 20 feet to the ground...
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September 7th, 1978 – Keith Moon, drummer with The Who, died of an overdose of Heminevrin which he was prescribed to combat alcoholism. A autopsy would confirm there were 32 tablets in his system. He had attended a party the night before organized by Paul McCartney for the launch of the &lsquo…

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