Lyrics "borrowed" from a poster... -- Classic TV debut for...(?) -- What happened to Bruce's credit card...

J.T., Oct. 2002. (Photo: Mike Theiler/Getty Images)

2/17/1967 (50 years ago today) - OK, you could say "inspired by", but still...: The Beatles began recording a new John Lennon song at Abbey Road studios in London -- "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite" featured lyrics that John lifted directly from an antique poster advertising a February 1843 circus performance that took place in Lancashire, England. Interesting timeline: John purchased the poster just a few weeks earlier (on January 31) while The Beatles were on location filming the promotional video for "Strawberry Fields Forever". Illicit enhancement techniques were likely involved...

2/17/1971 (46 years ago today) - As if we need more proof that "The Man In Black" was "The Man"!: It's the television debut for James Taylor when he appears on "The Johnny Cash Show" performing (quite frankly) spine-tingling versions of "Sweet Baby James", "Fire And Rain" and "Country Road" (Johnny and James also get together for an unforgettable duet of "Oh Susanna"!). Yeah, and by the way, the other guests this evening are Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt and Tony Joe White -- this show is so utterly ultra-classic that it boggles the mind!!!

2/17/1996 (11 years ago today) - Helluva tip...:A Platinum American Express card that once belonged to Bruce Springsteen was sold for $4,500(!) at a New York memorabilia sale. Apparently The Boss had given the expired card to a waiter in an L.A. restaurant by mistake and decided to, what the hey, oh, just go ahead and let them keep it as a souvenir...

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