Wednesday, May 24, 2017


  • Bob Dylan ("Like A Rolling Stone") is 76
  • Patti LaBelle ("Lady Marmalade" with Labelle) is 73
  • Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong ("Earache My Eye") is 79
  • Priscilla Beaulieu Presley (ex-wife of Elvis) is 72
  • Gene Clark of the Byrds ("Turn! Turn! Turn!") dies of a heart attack in 1991
  • Aretha Franklin receives one of nine honorary degrees handed out by Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, 2010
  • Jerry Lee Lewis begins a British tour and announces his marriage to second-cousin Myra to the press, 1958
  • The Monkees "reunion" tour (minus Mike Nesmith) begins at the Concord Hotel in the Catskills of New York, 1986
  • The Guess Who make their American TV debut on "American Bandstand", 1969
  • An 11-minute Paul McCartney/Ringo Starr film is screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France, 1982