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This Day in Music History: May 29th

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2009: Ozzy Osbourne filed a lawsuit against Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi for 50% of the Black Sabbath trademark & claimed Iommi illegally took sole ownership of the Black Sabbath name. The lawsuit would be settled out of court the following year.


2002: David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar kicked off their co-headlining tour at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH outside of Cleveland.


1999: Skeletal remains of former Iron Butterfly bassist Philip Kramer were found in a valley near Malibu, CA. Kramer had been missing since February 12, 1995 & his death was ruled a suicide.


1989: John Cipollina, guitarist of Quicksilver Messenger Service died of chronic emphysema. He was 45 years old.


1977: Elvis Presley walked off stage in the middle of a concert at the Civic Center in Baltimore, MD. This is the first time Presley ended a show in this matter.


1973: The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn made his solo live debut at New York City’s Academy of Music. During the concert McGuinn confirmed rumors that The Byrds were no more.


1972: Paul McCartney released his interpretation of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” as a single in response to the BBC banning his last single “Give Ireland Back to the Irish”.


1971: The Rolling Stones topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the sixth time with “Brown Sugar” which spent two weeks on top.


1969: Crosby, Stills & Nash released their self-titled debut album which went on to reach number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell four million copies in the U.S.


Birthdays:
Gary Brooker-singer for Procol Harum born in 1945
Mike Porcaro-bassist for Toto born in 1955


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