On this day in 1974, Lynyrd Skynyrd's anthemic "Sweet Home Alabama" entered the singles charts on its way to #8. Written in response to Neil Young's diss of their home state in his classic "Southern Man," the eventual result was Neil and the Skynyrd boys becoming great friends.
On this day in 1974, Bad Company's self-titled debut album entered the charts on its way to #1 and over five million sold.
On this day in 1976, after a four-year court battle, John Lennon received his green card and was granted permanent residency status in the United States.
On this day in 1977, Led Zeppelin called off the remainder of their '77 North American Tour following the death of Robert Plant's 6-year-old son Karac due to respiratory failure.
On this day in 2001, Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Leon Wilkeson died of heart failure in his Florida home. He was only 49.
10 At 10: 1981
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box (Oddball Comedy Festival tix!) @12:30pm
The Story - John Fogerty/CCR @1:30pm
Laughter At 45 After - John Mulaney
It was Sandy Koufax who said: "Pitching is the art of instilling fear."
It was Donald H. McGannon who said: "Leadership is action, not position."
It was Coach John Wooden who said: "Ability is a poor man's wealth."
It was Winston Churchill who said: "When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber."
* In 453 AD, Attila the Hun bled to death from a nosebleed on his wedding night.
* In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes had a heart attack during a race. His horse, Sweet Kiss, won the event, making Hayes the only deceased jockey ever to win a race.
* In 1927, actress Isadora Duncan was killed by accidental strangulation when her scarf got caught in a car wheel.
* In 1983, 71-year-old author/playwright Tennessee Williams choked to death on a nose spray bottle cap that accidentally dropped into his mouth while he was using the spray.
Now, have a nice day!