Billy breaks his wrist and a Double-Dose of Queen in today’s Rock History

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1972

Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen entered the Billboard Top 40 for the first and only time with “Hot Rod Lincoln”

1982

Billy Joel suffered a broken wrist when the motorcycle he was driving was hit by a car. The Piano Man was in the hospital for over a month.

 1992

The three surviving members of Queen raised over $15 million at a charity concert in memory of the late Freddie Mercury, who died in November, 1991.

 1987

 Queen is presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music at the 32nd annual Ivor Novello Awards in London.

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