This Day in Music History — September 6

1976 : Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis reunite after 20 years on Lewis’ Labor Day Telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Frank Sinatra surprised Lewis by bringing out Martin

1987 : Performing as the “Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band,” members of the band who survived their 1977 plane crash perform the first of a series of shows to mark the 10 year anniversary of the crash. The enthusiastic response from fans leads the band to reform permanently and record new material.

1997 : Elton John sings a new version of Candle In The Wind at Princess Diana’s funeral. The new version, which replaces “Goodbye Norma Jean” with “Goodbye England’s Rose,” becomes the best-selling single of all time.

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