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Simon and Garfunkel Photo by Kevin Winter
Simon and Garfunkel Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images

March 16th

1968 – The posthumously released Otis Redding single ‘Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay’, started a five week run at No.1 on the US chart. Otis was killed in a plane crash on 10th December 1967 three days after recording the song. ‘Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay’, became the first posthumous No.1 single in US chart history and sold over four million copies worldwide.

1971 – Bridge Over Troubled Water and its title track by Simon & Garfunkel win Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year at this year’s Grammys.

1989 – MTV launched a contest to give away Jon Bon Jovi’s childhood home.

2005Billy Joel enters rehab for a second time “for treatment of alcohol abuse,” according to his spokeswoman. She added that the piano man had been suffering from “gastrointestinal distress.”

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