15 May

Pick a Day

15 MAY

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1974 Bill Wyman releases Monkey Grip.

1971 Two short John Lennon films are shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

1971 Pink Floyd, Mountain and the Faces perform the "Garden Party" concert at Crystal Palace Park in London. A small pond in front of the stage becomes an aquatic graveyard when hundreds of fish die during Pink Floyd's performance. What killed the fish? Reports vary, but it is either vibrations from the band's estimated 95-decibal sound system or smoke flares set off in the water. The band receives a bill for the dead fish.

1967 Paul McCartney first meets Linda Eastman at a Georgie Fame concert in London. They get married two years later, a union that lasts until her death in 1998.

1965 Burt Bacharach marries his second wife, Angie Dickinson. The composer and the actress stay together for 15 years and share a daughter, Nikki.

1963 Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" wins a Grammy for Record of the Year, while Vaughn Meader's The First Family wins a Grammy for Album of the Year.

1961 Brenda Lee guests on Make Room For Daddy on CBS-TV.

1957 Elvis Presley inhales the cap from one of his teeth and is taken to a Los Angeles hospital to have it removed from his lung.

1953 Rock composer Mike Oldfield is born in Reading, Berkshire, England.

1951 Rock singer Dennis "Fergie" Frederiksen (of Toto) is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

1948 Gary Thain (bassist for Uriah Heep) is born in Christchurch, New Zealand.

1948 Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy" goes to #1 in America. The song was composed by a free-spirited songwriter named Eden Ahbez, who lived in a Los Angeles park.

1947 Graeham Goble, guitarist and harmony vocalist of Little River Band, is born in Adelaide, Australia. He writes the band's biggest hit, "Reminiscing."

1942 Country singer-songwriter K.T. Oslin, known for '80s hits like "Hold Me" and "80s Ladies," is born Kay Toinette Oslin in Crossett, Arkansas.

1937 Pop singer and guitarist Trini Lopez, known for the '60s hits "If I Had A Hammer" and "Lemon Tree," is born in Dallas, Texas.

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Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder Are Together In Perfect Harmony

1982

The racial-harmony anthem "Ebony And Ivory," by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, hits #1 in the US.

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