Low turn-out for a Boss show! -- George's comeback blast -- Classic live Clapton gig goes mega!...

George Harrison, Jan. 1969. (Photo: William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1/16/1973 (45 years ago today) - It was a pre-social media world, you know...: Bruce Springsteen appeared at Philadelphia's Villanova University, where his fiery, ferocious performance was witnessed by...25 people!!! That was it!!! Due to a strike by the school's newspaper The Villanovian, the concert went unadvertised and has since become infamous as one of the smallest crowds to ever spend a night with the up-and-coming E Street Band line-up...

1/16/1988 (30 years ago today) - 24 years after The Beatles first topped the chart, George Harrison went to No. 1 in the U.S. with his cover of the 1962 James Ray classic "Got My Mind Set On You" (George's last No. 1 single was "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" back in 1973, so, yeah, just a little bit of a gap there.) Interestingly, The Quiet Beatle was also the first of The Fab Four to score a No. 1 LP as a solo artist when "All Things Must Pass" spent seven weeks at the top in 1970...

1/16/1992 (26 years ago today) - Eric Clapton recorded his unplugged session for MTV on this date -- Featuring the goose-bump-inducing ballad "Tears In Heaven" and a quite unexpected reworking of "Layla", the live set went on to become his biggest selling album (26 million worldwide), as well as being nominated for nine Grammy Awards in 1993, winning six(!) including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance. The version of "Before You Accuse Me" from this show is one of our all-time favorites, no doubt...

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