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A Dog dying and Skynyrd’s drummer passed in Today’s Rock History!

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1976

Johnnie Taylor’s “Disco Lady” climbed to number one on the Billboard Pop chart. It would become the first disc to be given the newly introduced Platinum Award by The Recording Industry Association of America.

 1976

A song about  his pet dog dying called “Shannon” by newcomer Henry Gross entered the Billboard chart.  It would die out at #6

 1988

The Traveling Wilburys record “Handle With Care” in Malibu, Florida. The Quintet is comprised of Nelson (George Harrison), Lucky (Bob Dylan), Otis (Jeff Lynn), Charlie (Tom Petty) and Lefty (Roy Orbison). 1980

 2015

 Robert Burns Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd’s original drummer, was killed in a single car accident in Georgia at the age of 64

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