This Day in Music History — September 15

1988 : Dire Straits disbands.

1997 : Elton John’s new version of “Candle In The Wind,” rewritten with lyrics paying tribute to the recently deceased Princess Diana, sells a record 600,000 copies in one day in Britain alone. It would go on to become the biggest-selling single of all time.

1998 : Reba McEntire gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Johnny Grant Building at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard.

2003 : Johnny Cash is buried in the Cash family cemetery in Hendersonville, Tennessee, next to his wife, June Carter Cash. Among the mourners at the private ceremony: Al Gore,Emmylou Harris, and Sheryl Crow.

2004 : Guitarist/songwriter Johnny Ramone (of The Ramones) dies of prostate cancer at his home in Los Angeles, California, at age 55.

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