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Billy Joel was “honored” and Mellencamp “divorced” in Today’s Rock History!

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1967

40-year-old David Mason recorded the piccolo trumpet solo for The Beatle’s “Penny Lane” at Abbey Road Studios in London. He was paid 27 pounds, 10 shillings ($42) for his performance.

1990

The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, The Kinks, Simon and Garfunkel, The Platters, The Who and Hank Ballard were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1999

At the American Music Awards, Billy Joel was given the Special Award of Merit for his “inspired songwriting skills” and “exciting showmanship.”

2011

John Mellencamp filed for divorce from his wife Elaine after 18 years.


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