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This Day in Music History: October 16th

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2006: CBGB, the legendary New York club credited with discovering The Ramones and Patti Smith closed. Smith performed the venue’s final concert the prior evening.


2002: Billy Joel checked out of the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT where he allegedly was undergoing treatment for alcoholism. 


1992: Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary tribute took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Special guests included Neil Young, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Eddie Vedder & Mike McCready of Pearl Jam and Roger McGuinn.


1991: Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell was arrested at a Holiday Inn in Santa Monica, CA and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance after a maid who is cleaning his room found syringes, white powder & crack pipes.


1986: Keith Richards organized a concert at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis to celebrate Chuck Berry’s 60th birthday which was two days later. Berry would be joined onstage by the likes of Richards, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Cray, Julian Lennon, Linda Ronstadt & Etta James.


1982: The Alan Parsons Project peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Eye in the Sky” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.


1978: The Cars received their first Gold record for their self-titled debut album which went on to sell six million copies in the U.S.


1972: Credence Clearwater Revival announced that they were splitting up. The press release included a statement where the group said “We don’t regard this as breaking up. We look at it as an expansion of our activities.” 


1965: The Beatles recorded “Day Tripper” at EMI Studios in London. The song would later reach number five on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.


Birthdays:
Fred Turner-bassist for Bachman-Turner Overdrive born in 1943
Bob Weir-guitarist for Grateful Dead born in 1947
Flea-bassist for Red Hot Chili Peppers born in 1962


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