1965 The Byrds’ “Mr. Tambourine Man” reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Interestingly, the only member of the group to actually play on the record was Jim McGuinn on vocals and 12 string guitar.
1971 Don McLean’s 8:36 long epic “American Pie” debuts on WNEW-FM radio in New York.
1977 Elvis played the final concert of his career at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis.
1979 Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley, died of a heart attack in Tupelo, Mississippi at the age of 63.
1996 Van Halen announces that Sammy Hagar would be replaced by their former front-man, David Lee Roth.
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