Today in 1976, after a concert in Memphis, Bruce Springsteen scaled the walls of Graceland … where he was arrested by a security guard.
Today in 2003, a $5 million lawsuit filed by a personal injury lawyer against John Fogerty was dismissed.
The lawyer claimed he suffered hearing loss at a 1997 Fogerty concert.
The judge ruled the lawyer assumed the risk of hearing loss by attending the concert. The lawyer replied, “What?”
Birthdays start with Jean “Toots” Thielemans, whose harmonica skills got noticed by Mr. William Joel:
Carl Gardner sang for the Coasters:
Who is Carol LoTempo? You may have known her as April Stevens, who had the number one single in the U.S. Nov. 22, 1963:
Manfred Mann bassist Klaus Voorman:
Tommy James of the Shondells, whose dog Sam ate purple flowers:
Those of us from the ’80s may not know the name of Debora Iyall, until the words “Romeo Void” are mentioned:
One death of note today in 1990: Floyd Butler of the Friends of Distinction: