Bowie gets divorced and a Doobie Bros. is remembered in Today’s Rock History

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1969

 George Harrison’s tonsils are removed at London’s University College Hospital and are then destroyed so that they can’t be sold.

 1980

 David Bowie and his wife Angie are divorced after nearly ten years of marriage. David is awarded custody of their nine-year old son, Zowie (now known as Duncan Jones), while Angie received a $51,000 settlement.

1990

 50 year old Del Shannon died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound at his home in Santa Clarita, California

 2005

 Keith Knudsen, long-time Doobie Brothers drummer, died of pneumonia. The 56 year old had been battling cancer and had been in the hospital for more than a month.

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