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    Today in Rock n Roll History

    1933 --- Roy Clark is born in Meherrin, Virginia.

    1944 --- Dave Edmunds is born in Cardiff, Wales.

    1956 --- Mitch Miller and Alan Freed debate on CBS-TV's 'Eric Sevareid Show', a news and current events program. Miller is concerned about the "potentially negative effects of Rock and Roll on teenagers". He says "It's not music, it's a disease".

    1961 --- 'Blue Moon' by The Marcels enters its last week at #1 on the USA singles chart.

    'Wooden Heart' by Elvis enters its fourth week at #1 on the UK singles chart.

    1964 --- The Beatles filmed some outside shots in Tottenham Street, London for the upcoming film, 'A Hard Day's Night'.

    1966 --- Appearing at the Odeon Theatre in Blackpool is Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, and Engelbert Humperdink. Tickets are five and ten shillings at the door. That's $.70 and $1.40 USD.

    'Aftermath' album by The Rolling Stones is released.

    Buffalo Springfield make their public performance debut in San Bernardino, California, opening for The Byrds.

    1967 --- 'Something Stupid' by Frank and Nancy Sinatra reaches #1 on the USA and UK singles charts.

    1969 --- Archie Bell receives his Honorable Discharge from the US Army.

    1971 --- The Illinois State Crime Commission releases a list of "drug-oriented Rock records".

    The Beatles soundtrack to 'Let It Be' wins an Oscar for Best Film Music.

    1972 --- 'Hot Rod Lincoln' by Commander Cody and The Lost Planet Airmen breaks into the Top 40, eventually peaking at #9 on the USA singles chart.

    1975 --- KISS and Rush play the Stanley theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    1977 --- 'One More For The Road' album by Lynyrd Skynyrd earns its Gold Record.

    1978 --- 'Night Fever' by The BeeGees enters its fifth week at #1 on the USA singles chart.

    1982 --- Billy Joel breaks his wrist in a motorsickle crash and is hospitalized for over a month.

    1989 --- 'Eternal Flame' by The Bangles reaches #1 on the UK singles chart.

    'You Got It' by Roy Orbison makes it into the Top 10 on the USA singles chart, four months after his death.

    1996 --- Some of Jerry Garcia's ashes are scattered near the Golden Gate Bridge.

    1998 --- Faith Hill and guests play a live concert on CMT to kick off the release of her self-named album. This is the first live on-air concert for the network.

    2001 --- Joey Ramone dies in NYC. He was only 49.

    2002 --- Dave Matthews Band is forced to postpone a concert at Madison Square Garden due to Dave straining his vocal cords.

    2003 --- 'Say You Will' by Fleetwood Mac is released in the UK and USA. It enters the USA album chart at a very strong #3 in sales.

    'Dragonfly' album by Ziggy Marley is released.

    2005 --- John Fred dies in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was only 63.
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