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    Today in Rock n Roll History

    1895 --- Mata Hari and Captain Rudolph MacLeod are married.

    1911 --- Mitch Miller is born in Rochester, New York.

    1931 --- Tab Hunter is born in NYC.

    1937 --- Dylan Thomas and Katherine McNamara are married.

    1945 --- Myra Gale Brown is born in Ferriday, Louisiana.

    1950 --- Bonnie Pointer is born in Detroit, Michigan. I saw 1949, 1950, and 1951 given as DOB.

    1951 --- Alan Freed debuts his Moondog Rock n Roll House Party show on WJW radio in Cleveland, Ohio.

    1959 --- Richie Sambora is born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

    'The Battle Of New Orleans' by Johnny Horton enters its seventh week at #1 on the USA singles chart.

    'Dream Lover' by BobbyDarin enters its second week at #1 on the UK singles chart.

    1962 --- Joe Meek, a British record Producer, writes 'Telstar'. The Tornadoes take it to #1 in the UK and USA.

    The Beatles play an evening show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

    1964 --- 'Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime' by Dean Martin breaks into the USA Top 40.

    The Beatles appear on BBC-TV's 'Summer Spin'.

    'Rag Doll' by The Four Seasons reaches #1 on the USA singles chart.

    'Where Did Our Love Go' by the Supremes is released on Motown Records.

    'The House Of The Rising Sun' by The Animals reaches #1 on the UK singles chart.

    1969 --- Working at Abbey Road studios, The Beatles record tracks for 'Something', 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' and 'You Never Give Me Your Money' to be included on the 'Abbey Road' album.

    Led Zeppelin plays the Laurel Pop Festival at the Race Course in Laurel, Maryland. Also appearing July 11-12 are Johnny Winter, Al Kooper, Jethro Tull, Edwin Hawkins, Jeff Beck, Ten Years After, Sly and The Family Stone, Frank Zappa and The Mothers, Savoy Brown, and The Guess Who. 150,000 people attend.

    'Space Oddity' single by David Bowie is released.

    'Honky Tonk Women' by The Rolling Stones is released.

    1970 --- Soundtrack from the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Festival reaches #1 on the USA album chart.

    'Mama Told Me Not To Come' by Three Dog Night reaches #1 on the USA singles chart.

    'In The Summertime' by Mungo Jerry enters its fifth week at #1 on the UK singles chart.

    1974 --- 'Workingman's Dead' and 'American Beauty' albums by The Grateful Dead both receive their Gold Records.

    1976 --- Frank Sinatra and Barbara Marx are married.

    Andy Gibb and Kim Reeder are married.

    1979 --- 'Rust Never Sleeps', a film by Neil Young premieres at the Bruin Theater in Los Angeles.

    1987 --- 'Alone' by Heart reaches #1 on the USA singles chart.

    1991 --- Carol Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach file for Divorce.

    1992 --- Herbert Kenny dies in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 77.

    1998 --- The Riders In The Sky appear at the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville and play a tribute to Roy Rogers.

    2000 --- Members of Metallica testify before a US Senate panel against file-sharing websites that download music without paying royalties to the artists and violate copyright laws.

    2002 --- The Funeral for John Entwistle is held at the 12th Century Church of St Edward near Stow-on-the-Wold, in the Cotswolds.

    2005 --- Luther Vandross dies in Edison, New Jersey. He was only 54.

    2008 --- The hand painted drum cover pictured on the Sergeant Pepper's album cover sells for $1,100,000 at Christie's Auction in London. John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for 'Give Peace a Chance' brings $834,000.

    2011 --- Rob Grill dies in Los Angeles, California. He was only 67.

    2014 --- Tommy Ramone dies in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He was only 65.
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