Today In Music History: September 20th

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It was today’s date in 1969 when [lastfm]John Lennon[/lastfm] told fellow band members during a meeting in London that he was leaving [lastfm]The Beatles[/lastfm]. A year later, [lastfm]Jim Morrison[/lastfm], lead singer of [lastfm]The Doors[/lastfm], was acquitted on charges of performing a lewd act during a concert.

1972 – While at their Scottish farmhouse, it was the second arrest in four weeks for [lastfm]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] and his wife Linda with possession of marijuana.

1973 – [lastfm]Jim Croce[/lastfm], along with five others, was killed in a plane crash in Louisiana on his way to his second performance for the day.

1975 - [lastfm]David Bowie[/lastfm] had his first number one song in the U.S. with “Fame,” which was co-written with John Lennon.

1976 -A musical variety show with [lastfm]The Captain and Tennille[/lastfm] musical premiered on ABC.  It only lasted one year.

1986 –  [lastfm]Huey Lewis and the News[/lastfm]’ “Stuck With You” began its three week run as the number one song on the music charts.

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