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Townsend bombs and Elton surprises in Today’s Rock History!

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1970

Pete Townshend of The Who caused a stir at Memphis International Airport. He was overheard saying “Tommy” seems to be ‘going down a bomb’, meaning the group’s song “Tommy” was a hit. Officials however, only heard the term ‘bomb’ and police and FBI reacted.

1975

The Captain And Tennille sat on top of the Billboard singles chart with the Neil Sedaka / Howard Greenfield written “Love Will Keep Us Together”, a song that would later win a Grammy Award for Record Of The Year.

1981

Just after signing a multi-album contract with Warner Brothers, the Pop group Steely Dan announced they were breaking up.

1975

Elton John makes a surprise appearance at a concert at the Oakland Coliseum featuring The Eagles and The Doobie Brothers and sings with both groups.

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