This Day In Music History
1967 – Boz Scaggs returns from Europe to join The Steve Miller Band. They had originally played together in their teenage years, but Scaggs had left to record a solo album in Europe. His stay with the Steve Miller Band was short lived, appearing on ‘Children of the Future’ and ‘Sailor’, but eventually choosing to go solo for good.
1977 – Blondie, featuring New Jersey native and former Playboy bunny Debra Harry, signs their first major record contract with Chrysalis Records.
1980 – Fleetwood Mac plays a show at the Hollywood Bowl to end an 18-month world tour promoting ‘Tusk’, stating on stage that “this is our last show for a long time.” They traveled extensively across the world, including the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It was on this world tour that the band recorded music for the ‘Fleetwood Mac Live’ album, which was released at the end of 1980.
2005 – Barry Cowsill, bass guitarist for The Cowsills, died from injuries caused by Hurricane Katrina. Barry was living in New Orleans when the city was hit by Hurricane Katrina. There was an immense search for him that ended tragically, as his body was found in late December washed ashore on the Mississippi near the Chartres Street wharf just outside of the French Quarter. His death was ruled a drowning as a result of flood waters from the hurricane. He was only 51.