This Day in Music History: Tim Buckley plays his last show, Springsteen shoots the music video for “Dancing in the Dark”
1962 – The Drifters record “Up On The Roof.”
1968 – The Beatles record “Good Night,” John Lennon’s lullaby for his 5-year-old son Julian, with Ringo singing the lead vocal. The track appears on The White Album.
1975 – Singer-songwriter Tim Buckley completes the last show of a tour in Dallas, Texas, playing to a sold-out crowd of 1,800 people. It is his last performance – he dies the following day of a heroin and morphine overdose at age 28.
1977 – Elton John achieves a life long ambition when he becomes the Chairman of Watford Football Club.
1978 – Members of the group Kansas are named Deputy Ambassadors of Goodwill by Unicef.
1984 – Bruce Springsteen shoots his “Dancing In The Dark” video in front of 200 extras at the St. Paul Civic center. Courtney Cox plays the front row fan who gets to dance on stage with Bruce, and the video becomes his first to get significant airplay on MTV.
1986 – Wham! perform their farewell concert at London’s Wembley Stadium. Elton John makes an appearance in a clown suit to sing a song, and then comes back later to sing “Candle In The Wind” with George Michael.