Historic events this week from Bob Dylan, Neil Young, CCR and Lynyrd Skynyrd
OCTOBER 13, 2016: BOB DYLAN WINS NOBEL PRIZE
Dylan made history by becoming the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize for Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
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OCTOBER 15, 1973: NEIL YOUNG RELEASES TIME FADES AWAY
The critically acclaimed and widely-bootlegged album consisted of previously unreleased songs.
Young calls it his worst album due to an uncomfortable tour plagued by illness, a band member quitting mid-tour, and dealing with the death of guitarist and friend, Danny Whitten.
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OCTOBER 16, 1972: CCR BREAKS UP
After a mere 5 years and 7 consecutive gold albums, CCR disbanded.
Infighting within the group caused Tom Fogerty to leave in 1970. John Fogerty disbanded the group 2 years later.
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OCTOBER 17, 1977: LYNYRD SKYNYRD RELEASE STREET SURVIVORS
Street Survivors was an exciting step forward with the addition of guitarist Steve Gaines.
Tragically, the band’s infamous plane crash took the lives of Gaines and singer Ronnie Van Zant 3 days after the album’s release.
The album sold 500,000 copies in its first ten days.