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On May 17, 1966, Bob Dylan recorded his so-called "Royal Albert Hall" concert, actually recorded in Manchester, England. The album was one of the most famous bootlegs ever. It was released officially in 1998.
In 1969, Chicago Transit Authority released its first album, a self-titled double album. The band was sued by the real Chicago Transit Authority and had to shorten its name to just Chicago.
In 1975, Mick Jagger seriously injured his hand when he put his wrist through a window while attempting to break his fall at a restaurant on Long Island, New York. He required stitches, but the injury did not disrupt plans for the start of the Rolling Stones' North American tour.
Also in 1975, Elton John was awarded a platinum record for sales of a million copies of his album, "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy." It was the first album to sell a million copies on its first day of release.
In 1980, drummer Peter Criss quit Kiss to pursue a solo career.
In 1992, a Genesis concert in Tampa, Florida, ended after two songs because Phil Collins had a sore throat. Police arrested several concert-goers who got upset when the show was stopped.
Also in 1992, orchestra leader Lawrence Welk died in Santa Monica, California, at age 89.
In 1996, R-and-B guitarist Johnny "Guitar" Watson collapsed on stage in Japan and died of an apparent heart attack, just as he was starting to play. He was 61.
In 1997, Sylvester Stallone married Jennifer Flavin in London.
In 2008, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy married Ashlee Simpson at her parents' house in Los Angeles. They have since divorced.
Today's Birthdays: Singer Taj Mahal is 71. Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester is 69. Drummer Bill Bruford of Yes and King Crimson is 64. Singer-guitarist George Johnson of The Brothers Johnson is 60. TV personality Kathleen Sullivan is 60. Actor Bill Paxton is 58. Actor-comedian Bob Saget is 57. Singer Enya is 52. Actor Craig Ferguson ("The Late Late Show," ''The Drew Carey Show") is 51. Keyboardist Page McConnell of Phish is 50. Guitarist O'Dell of Mint Condition is 48. Musician Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is 48. Actor Hill Harper ("City of Angels," ''He Got Game") is 47. TV personality-interior designer Thom Filicia ("Queer Eye For The Straight Guy") is 44. Singer Jordan Knight (New Kids on the Block) is 43. Singer Darnell Van Rensalier of Shai is 43. Singer Josh Homme (HOHM'-ee) of Queens of the Stone Age is 40. Singer Andrea Corr of The Corrs is 39. Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy (SEN'-dul rah-mah-MURTH'-ee) ("Heroes") is 39. Singer Kandi Burruss (Xscape) is 37. Dancer Derek Hough (huhf) ("Dancing With The Stars") is 28. Actress Nikki Reed ("Twilight") is 25. Actress Leven Rambin ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") is 23.
(Above for release Friday, May 17)
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