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Frampton’s ALIVE & Greg Kihn loses a bandmate in Today’s Rock History!

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1976

 Donny and Marie Osmond’s TV variety show debuts on ABC, starting a three and a half year run.

 Also in 1976

Peter Frampton’s “Frampton Comes Alive!” is released. The album takes just five weeks to go Gold and turns Platinum in less than three months. It sold 19 million copies in its first year.

 1988

George Harrison tops the Billboard chart with the first single from his “Cloud Nine” album, “Got My Mind Set On You”, an old favorite of George’s that was originally recorded by James Ray in 1962.

2017

Steve Wright, who played bass with The Greg Kihn Band and co-wrote their biggest hits, passed away following a heart attack. The band is most often remembered for 1981’s “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)”

 

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