Saturday, October 20, 2018


  • The late Tom Petty (“Refugee”) is born in 1953
  • Wanda Jackson (“In The Middle Of A Heartache”) is 81
  • Three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd die in a Gilsburg, Mississippi plane crash, 1977
  • Cory Wells of Three Dog Night (“Joy To The World”) dies in 2015
  • Dave Guard of the Kingston Trio falls twenty feet through an open window while sleepwalking, but survives, 1952
  • Bob Seger has surgery to fix a pinch nerve in his vertebrae, 2017
  • Eric Burdon names his newborn daughter “Mirage” (he later changes it to “Alex”), 1974
  • Joe Cocker is arrested for the second time in four days, this time for assault and resisting arrest in Melbourne, Australia and is deported, 1972
  • Bee Gee Barry Gibb uses a gun to scare off a would-be burglar from his London home, 1968
  • Bill Haley, Pat Boone and Elvis Presley all appear together in concert at a Cleveland High School (the concert is filmed for a documentary of Cleveland DJ Bill Randle but never released), 1955
  • Carly Simon is unable to perform due to stage fright, aboard the Queen Elizabeth II in New York, 1996
  • Bobby Rydell hosts the first Miss Teenage America pageant in Dallas (he emcees again the following year, as well), 1961
  • Patty Duke opens on Broadway in “The Miracle Worker” (it runs 719 performances over the next two years), 1959
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their “Wedding Album” LP (with a photo of their own wedding cake and a copy of their marriage certificate included), 1969
  • Harry Belafonte records “The Banana Boat Song” in 1955
  • LaVern Baker records “Tweedle Dee”, 1954