This Day in Music History: Bruce Springsteen tries to meet Elvis; scales the walls at Graceland

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1976 – After a gig in Memphis, Bruce Springsteen takes a cab to Graceland and proceeds to climb over the wall in an attempt to meet Elvis. He is apprehended and escorted off the premises by guards who inform him the King is not at home, anyway.

1980 – Black Sabbath begin their first tour with Ronnie James Dio, who had replaced Ozzy Osbourne as singer of the band.

1988 – Eric Clapton files for a divorce from Patti “Layla” Boyd.

1989 – Jon Bon Jovi marries his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. The two remain married to this day.

 

Birthdays

1899 : Duke Ellington

1928 : Carl Gardner (The Coasters)

1929 : Ray Barretto

1931 : Lonnie Donegan

1933 : Willie Nelson

1934 : Otis Rush

1942 : Klaus Voorman (Manfred Mann)

1947 : Joel Larson (The Grass Roots)

1949 : Francis Rossi (Status Quo)

1973 : Mike Hogan (The Cranberries)

1979 : Matt Tong (Bloc Party)

 

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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