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Bipartisan Legislation Would Protect Royalty Rights Of Elderly Artists.
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Happy Birthday Mark Farner [VIDEO]

Grand Funk Railroad guitarist, lead singer and songwriter Mark Farner is Pure Michigan all the way. Mark was born in Flint, on September 29,1948. As a kid in school he dreamed about being a football star but then a knee injury put that on the shelf. Mark’s mother planted the musical seed with her son when she rented him a guitar and bought six lessons.

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John Bonham Joins Heaven’s Rhythm Section [Video]

On September 25, 1980, drummers and rock music lovers around the world were shocked to hear the news that John(Bonzo)Bonham of Led Zeppelin had died. He was found dead in his bed after a drinking binge. Bonzo was a unique one of a kind drummer. Many a drummer around the world would just sit there and wonder how John could do the things he did with that drum kit.

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Hard To Believe It’s Been 29 Years Since The First Farm Aid

It was today September 22, 1985 in Champaign, Illinois, that the first Farm Aid happened. Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, and Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers where there to kick off the now famous yearly concert to help out the family farms across America.

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Gotta Have It! Memorabilia Featuring "Sopranos" Wardrobe Press Preview
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Jimi Hendrix Gone But Never Forgotten

It happened today September 18,1970 at Saint Mary Abbot's Hospital in London Jimi Hendrix was dead on arrival at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. Those familiar with incident say that if Jimi had been put into an upright position in the ambulance rather than on his back, he wouldn’t have suffocated on his own vomit.

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The Doors Disobey Ed Sullivan

It was a Sunday night on September 17, 1967, and I remember tuning into to watch The Ed Sullivan Show and see The Doors performing Light My Fire and People Are Strange. This would be the last time they would be on the show.

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Remembering The TV Show Shindig

It was on September 16,1964 the hit music show Shindig premieres on ABC-TV. If you were an artist with hit record you probably where on Shindig.On the first show of Shindig‘s second season, The Rolling Stones performed their #1 tune (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.

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A Big Day In The Beatle’s History Book

August 22nd was quite the busy day for the The Beatles. In 1962, the first TV appearance of The Beatles was recorded at The Cavern Club in Liverpool during a lunchtime gig.

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B.T.O. Calls It Quits Today In 1977

August 13, 1977, was a sad day for Canadian rockers they were shocked to hear the news that Bachman-Turner Overdrive were breaking up. The band with its roots originating when Randy Bachman started the group after he left The Guess Who.

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It Was 23 Years Ago Metallica Unleashes The Black Album

On this day in 1991, Metallica released their ‘Black Album’. The collection of tunes was the bands fifth studio album. Since it came on the market it’s sold at least 16 million copies here in the U.S.A .and over 25 million copies worldwide.

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The Beatles Hit The Street 45 Years Ago

The photo shoot for one of the most well known album covers took place today August 8, 1969 in London. Scottish photographer Iain McMillan, positioned himself on a step ladder in the middle of the street called Abbey Road and shot six pictures of The Beatles during the ten minute session.

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Aerosmith And The J. Geils Band In Concert At Fenway Park
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Peter Wolf Goes For A Piece Of Hollywood In 1974

One of my favorite rock and rollers Peter Wolf lead singer of The J. Geils Band did something I found hard to believe when I heard the news back in 1974. It was on this day July 7th forty years ago Peter married actress Faye Dunaway.

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2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 2 - Show
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Steven Tyler Down And Out In South Dakota 5 Years Ago

August 6, 2009, wasn’t a good day for Steven Tyler. During a concert in Sturgis, South Dakota, Steven fell off the stage. The Aerosmith lead singer fell onto a couple of fans and suffered neck and shoulder injuries.

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