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This Day in Music History: May 20th

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2007: Rush singer & bassist Geddy Lee made an appearance on Bob and Doug McKenzie Two-Four Anniversary special which aired in Canada. A short film of Bob and Doug would be shown as an intro a song on their tour that year.

1998: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was sentenced to six months in jail after being found guilty of spousal abuse.

1995: After a four year courtship, Don Henley of The Eagles married model Sharon Summerall in Malibu, CA. Guests included Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen & Sting.

1993: Aerosmith filmed the video for their single “Cryin’” at the Central Congregational Church in Fall River, MA where Lizzie Borden used to worship.

1989: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were the musical guest on the season finale of Saturday Night Live where they performed “Runnin’ Down a Dream” & “Free Fallin’”.

1971: Chicago bassist Peter Cetera had to undergo five hours of emergency surgery after he lost four teeth in a fight at a Chicago Cubs baseball game at Wrigley Field due to some of the Cubs fans objecting to Cetera’s long hair.

1968: The Who’s guitarist Pete Townshend married Karen Astley, daughter of composer Ted Astley. They would later separate in 1994 & divorce in 2000. 

1967: Jimi Hendrix signed a U.S. record deal with Reprise Records.

1966: During a Who concert in Windsor, U.K., Pete Townshend & Roger Daltrey performed with the opening acts rhythm section as John Entwistle & Keith Moon were late for the concert. When they arrived as The Who’s set was halfway over, Townshend hit Moon over the head with his guitar. Entwistle & Moon quit the band, but returned a week later.

Joe Cocker born in 1944

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