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Today in Rock: May 17

Today in music history:

Today in Rock: May 17
Today in Rock: May 17
All Images Courtesy of TOO unless otherwise indicated
Singer-songwriter/musician Alan O'Day
Singer-songwriter/musician Alan O'Day / Courtesy of TOO

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1961 and 2013.

On this day in 1961, future singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Enya is born in County Donegal, Ireland.

On this day in 1963 The very first Monterey Folk Festival is held featuring Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary and, Pete Seeger.

On this day in 1967 The Beatles are in the studio recording “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)”

On this day in 1969 Chicago releases their platter Chicago Transit Authority.

On this day in 1975 Elton John's LP Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy is certified platinum. Also on this day Earth Wind and Fire's LP That’s The Way Of The World hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1976 Kandi Burruss future singer-songwriter for Xscape is born in Atlanta, Georgia.

On this day in 1980 Mere weeks after his harrowing incarceration in Tokyo, Paul McCartney appears (with his wife Linda) as the musical guests on NBC-TV's “Saturday Night Live.”

On this day in 1983 David Bowie's "Let’s Dance" hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1987 Tom Petty's home in Encino, California is ravaged by fire, causing over a million dollars' worth of damage.

On this day in 1989 Rolling Stone ex-bassist Bill Wyman opens the first of his Stones-themed restaurants, Sticky Fingers, in London.

On this day in 1995 Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Little Richard share the stage for the first time ever at a concert in Sheffield, England.

On this day in 2008 Madonna’s disc Hard Candy hits number one in the US.

On this day in 2012 disco diva Donna Summer dies at the age of 63.

On this day in 2013 singer-songwriter/musician Alan O'Day dies at the age of 72.

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