Today In Music, Howie Epstein Passes Away, Rumours Wins Grammy, Priscilla Moves Out, and Oasis Are Banned


On this day in 1972, Priscilla Presley moved out of the Beverly Hills home she had shared with Elvis Presley and moved into her own apartment. Her divorce from Presley would be finalized in October 1973. In the divorce settlement, she would receive a cash payment of $725,000, a 5% share of Elvis' publishing, and half the income from the sale of their Beverly Hills home.

In 1978, Fleetwood Mac would win the Grammy for Album of The Year for "Rumours". The Eagles would also win Record of The Year for "Hotel California". Debby Boone was named Best New Artist

In 1985, The Smiths would score their first #1 album in the UK with "Meat Is Murder".

On this day in 1991, Whitney Houston would score her 9th #1 pop single in the US with a cover of Sister Sledge's "All The Man I Need". The song had initially been written for singer Linda Clifford.

In 1998, all members of the band Oasis were banned for life from flying on Cathay Pacific Airlines after their behavior on a flight from Hong Kong to Australia.

In 2003, Howie Epstein, bassist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, died of complications from extensive heroin use. Tom Petty would later write the following in regard to Howie's death: "It’s like you got a tree dying in the backyard. And you’re kind of used to the idea that it’s dying. But you look out there one day and they cut it down. And you just can’t imagine that beautiful tree isn’t there anymore."

BORN ON THIS DAY

Steve Priest, guitarist for The Sweet, 1950

Brad Whitford, guitarist for Aerosmith, 1952

Howard Jones, singer best known for the hits "What is Love" and "No One Is To Blame", 1955

David Sylvian, singer for the band Japan, 1958

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