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In 1956 Young Females Are Inspired To Perform Obscene Dances

Check this out from the early moments of Rock and Roll. It was on July 9th in 1956; Bill Haley and His Comets were denied permission to play at the Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City.

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Queen Debuts 44 Years Ago

A big day back in time for all you lovers of Queen rock and roll. It was on June 27, 1970, the band played the first show as Queen at Truro City Hall in Cornwall, England.

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Rolling Stones Guitarist Mick Taylor Makes His Debut

Guitarist Mick Taylor makes his performance debut with the Rolling Stones in Rome on this day in 1969. He replaced Brian Jones who later drowns on July 3. He is widely acknowledged as the most technically accomplished musician ever to perform as one of the Rolling Stones. His time with the band would be short-lived.

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Eric Clapton Makes Rock And Roll Auction History

June 24, 2004 at Christie’s auction in New York City, Eric Clapton’s Fender Stratocaster guitar Eric nicknamed “Blackie” sold for $959,500. This amount of money made it the most expensive guitar in the world.

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The Summer Of Love Arrives At The Monterey Pop Festival 1967

On June 16, 1967, the three day "Monterey Pop Festival" in California got underway.The Summer of Love was in full bloom. The festival saw the first major appearances in the U.S.A. from The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.

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The Beatles Get An Invitation From The Queen

Today was a big day for The Beatles. On June 12, 1965 at the invitation of the Queen of England The Beatles went to Buckingham palace to be awarded the M.B.E., "Most Excellent Order of the British Empire." There were a lot people in England who protested the band getting this prestigious honor.

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The Beatles Start Their Recording Journey 52 Years Ago

Rock and roll history made today June 6,1962. In London, The Beatles audition for EMI’s George Martin at the Abbey Road studios, playing their compositions “Love Me Do” and “Ask Me Why.” George Martin the producer met four young lads from Liverpool who were destined to change his life and the world of music.

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17 Years Ago Ronnie Lane Loses His Fight With Multiple Sclerosis

One my favorite rock and roll musicians passed away on this day back in 1997. Ronnie Lane, bass player for the Small Faces and, later, the Faces, died at his home in Colorado. Ronnie was only 51 and had an ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis since 1977.

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The Kinks Take A 3,000 Mile Flight For A Word Change 44 Years Ago

On June 3,1970, in the recording studio, Ray Davies of The Kinks changes the word “Coca-Cola” in the song “Lola” to “cherry cola” to qualify for airplay on the noncommercial BBC radio.

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Remembering One Of Rocks Great Keyboard Players Ray Manzarek

It was a year ago today (5/20/13) when we heard the sad news that Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founding member of the The Doors died at the age of 74.

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The Yardbirds Land In America 49 Years Ago

This week back in 1965, The Yardbirds another band from the British Invasion of Rock were hitting the shores of America. The Yardbirds with their single “For Your Love” was entering the charts on its way to #6. The song featured both Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck on guitar.

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Remembering Old Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra

May 14, 1998, the day we heard the news that the “Chairmen of the Board” the leader of ‘The Rat Pack” had died. Frank Sinatra passed away at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.after suffering a heart attack. Frank was 82 years old.

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