It was on this date in 1981 that The Innocent Age, the double album by Dan Fogelberg, peaked at number six on the Billboard album chart and then stayed there for six weeks.  The Innocent Age contained numerous hits like, Hard To Say, Leader of the Band and Same Old Lang Syne.

Dan Fogelberg lived for many years in Deer Isle. Unfortunately, he passed away at the young age of 56 from prostate cancer.

The Innocent Age has special meaning to me, as it contained a song called The Reach, a song written about the waters off Deer Isle.  In 1981 I worked at DeOrsey's Audio and Video store in the Maine Coast Mall in Ellsworth, and I remember that we couldn't keep that album in stock because of that song.

David Lee Roth, lead singer of Van Halen was born on this date, he's 59 years old now.  Diamond Dave has just released a greatest hits package on CD and DVD, and rumor has it that he and the Van Halen family on working on new material.  Now, for some old material, for good reason.

NASCAR's most popular drive, Dale Earnhardt, JR turns 39 today. Dale's currently in the 8th position in the Sprint Chase For The Cup.  Let's go racin'!

And on this date in 1987, Here I Go Again by Whitesnake was the number one song on the charts. So once again it give us good excuse to watch Tawny Kitaen dance around.

Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham's funeral took place in England on this date in 1980. Bonzo was one of the hardest drummers and partiers in rock n' roll history. Zeppelin disbanded soon after, and the rest is history.