CAT STEVENS/YUSUF ISLAM (born Steven Georgiou)
HOWIE EPSTEIN of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
MICHAEL “FITZ” FITZPATRICK of Fitz And The Tantrums
In 1956, Elvis Presley was termed “the most controversial entertainer since Liberace” by Billboard magazine. On the same day, Elvis was booked for three appearances on Ed Sullivan’s widely watched Sunday night variety program — this after Sullivan declared that Elvis and his gyrating hips would never be welcomed back.
In 1979, Genesis’s album Duke went Gold, thanks to songs like “Misunderstanding” and “Turn It On Again.”
In 1980, Keith Godchaux, the Grateful Dead keyboardist, was seriously injured in a car crash in Northern California. He died two days later.
In 1986, The debut album by New Zealand’s Crowded House was released.
In 1990, Pink Floyd’s The Wall was performed live on the site of the former Berlin Wall by Roger Waters and friends, including The Band, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Bryan Adams, Paul Carrack, Sinéad O’Connor, The Scorpions, and others.
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