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Jimi Hendrix Introduces A New Sound To Rock And Roll 47 Years Ago

Today May 12th, 1967, "Are You Experienced", the debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience was released in the United Kingdom. It would make it up to #2 in England. Three months later it would hit the scene here in the U.S.A. and make it up to #5.

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Monty Fresco, Hulton Archive
Monty Fresco, Hulton Archive
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A Prediction 40 Years Ago Says Bruce Springsteen Is The Future of Rock

May 9, 1974, Bonnie Raitt headlined a concert at Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The opening act for Bonnie was Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Normally an opening act has 45 minutes or maybe hour on stage but Bonnie told Bruce to perform his regular two-hour set.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Ford Motor Company Let’s The First Pony Out Of The Barn In 1964

Happy Birthday to The Ford Mustang, unveiled at the World’s Fair in New York, on April 17, 1964. Interest in the new car spread like wildfire at Ford dealers across America with something like 22,000 Mustangs being bought during first few weeks of the debut.

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The Fifth Beatle Dies 52 Years Ago

April 10,1962, Stu Sutcliffe(wearing sunglasses) — The Beatles' original bass player — died of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 22. Stu had quit the group several months earlier, suffering from chronic headaches.

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Stuart C. Wilson, Getty Images Entertainment
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Happy 59th Birthday Bruce Willis

Bruce was born March 19,1955, Walter Bruce Willis in West Germany to an American father and a German mother who both lived on an American military base.

Here's some Bruce Trivia to take into your day.

His friends call him Bruno.

He's 6' tall.

He was paid $5 million for starring in Die Hard in 1988. This set a new salary standard for actors.

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Scott Barbour, Getty Images
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U2 Start Their Trip To The Pot of Gold 37 Years Ago

Saint Patrick’s Day in 1978, was a good day for the band U2. They won $850 in a talent contest held in Dublin that gave them the chance to audition for CBS Records in Ireland.

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The Last Single Member of The Beatles Gets Married Today In 1969

March 12, 1969 was a one of a kind day for Paul McCartney. Paul married Linda Eastman at Marylebone Register Office in London. Paul said he and Linda had a big argument the night before they got married and it was nearly called off.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images News
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David Crosby And A Cold Day In New York City Ten Years Ago

March 5, 2004 wasn’t a good day for David Crosby. New York City police arrested him for criminal possession of a weapon and marijuana. Here’s how the story goes. David had left his suitcase at a New York City hotel. The luggage was found by a hotel employee who was checking for identification and found a handgun and marijuana.

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Beatle Wigs Come To America 50 Years Ago

Couple of items out of The Beatles history book that happened today. First up from February 19, 1964, a company out of England sent a 1,000 pound shipment of Beatle wigs to the United States for Mop Top wannabes, like the girls in the photo.

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Remembering Doug Fieger And His Sharona

On this day February 14, 2010, Doug Fieger the leader of The Knack, died at the age of 57. Doug was born and raised in Oak Park, Michigan. His older brother is attorney Geoffrey Fieger. Doug started his musical career rocking in the Motor City and would eventually move out to Los Angeles

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The Doors 40th Anniversary Celebration
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Remembering Ray Manzarek Of The Doors On His Birthday

Today, February 12, 1939, one of the greatest keyboard players in rock and roll was born in Chicago. Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr. is the name on the birth certificate. Member of The Doors, Ray Manzarek to my mind one of the coolest musicians /people around. It’

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A Sad Day For Music 55 Years Ago

Some say February 3rd, is “The day the music died.” It was on this date back in 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper lost their lives when their small plane crashed in a snowstorm shortly after take-off from Mason City, Iowa.

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