Classic Rock Almanac September 23, 2016

TRIVIA

Today’s Question: Bruce Springsteen celebrates his 67th birthday today.

Which one of these Springsteen albums did not reach number-one on the Billboard 200?
a) Born to Run
b) The River
c) Tunnel of Love
d) Greatest Hits

scroll down for today’s answer

ANNIVERSARIES

2010-Heart‘s Nancy Wilson files for divorce from director Cameron Crowe, citing “irreconcilable differences.” They’d been married for 24 years.

1997-The Rolling Stones begin their Bridges to Babylon tour at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

1991-Guitarist Izzy Stradlin leaves Guns n’ Roses and is replaced by Gilby Clarke.

1988-Bruce Springsteen celebrates his 39th birthday onstage at Oakland Stadium in California at a show on the Amnesty International tour.

1986-Boston releases its third album, Third Stage.

1980-David Bowie replaces Philip Anglim in the title role of The Elephant Man on Broadway.

1978-Foreigner releases “Double Vision.”

1972-Mott the Hoople‘s “All the Young Dudes” is released in the U-S. After four unsuccessful albums, the English quintet suddenly scores a Top 40 hit.

1969-Paul McCartney death rumors begin to spread. The London Daily Mirror picks up on a story that ran the day before in the Northern Star, an Illinois college newspaper. The startling headline, “Clues Hint at Beatle Death,” leads into references from the Sergeant Pepper album cover and the line “I buried Paul” which John Lennon would later claim was “I’m very bored” in the fadeout of “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

1968-The Beatles record the first 45 takes of “Happiness Is a Warm Gun.”

1967-The Doors release “People Are Strange” as a single.

BIRTHDAYS

Bruce Springsteen – 67 years old
The New Jersey native is a 1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Born in 1949.

“Dangerous” Dan Toler – Died in 2013
The Indiana-born guitarist played in the The Gregg Allman Band, The Allman Brothers Band and Dickie Betts & Great Southern, among others, often with his brother, drummer Dave Toler. He died of Lou Gehrig’s disease on February 25th, 2013 at 64. born in 1948.

Ray Charles (Robinson) – Died in 2004
“The Genius” was the most versatile musical star of his time — excelling in rock, soul, blues, jazz, country and standards. His heartfelt version of “America the Beautiful” brilliantly blended patriotic fervor with rock-era spirit. The 12-time Grammy-winner and charter inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame died at 73 of liver failure on June 10th, 2004, the same year Jamie Foxx won an Oscar playing him in the bio-pic Ray. Born in 1930.

John Coltrane – Died in 1967
The jazz saxophone great died July 17th, 1967 at 40. Born in 1926.

TRIVIA ANSWER
a) Born to Run

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