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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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Double Flashback With The Who

Two “Who” items from Rock & Roll History Book. It was on November 20,1965,The Who released the single "My Generation" in the U.S.A.

Then in 1973 on November 20th, drummer Keith Moon collapsed twice during The Who's concert in San Francisco

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Don Henley Has A Monster Album In 1984

Don Henley and his solo career would kick in big-time today in 1984, with the release of his album "Building The Perfect Beast". It would top out at #13 on the charts and over 3 million copies would be sold.

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C.S.& N. Hit The Scene 44 Years Ago

On this day in 1969 , Crosby, Stills & Nash's self-titled debut album made up to #6 on the music charts. The album was well accepted by rock lover’s nationwide selling four million copies in four months. David Crosby came from The Byrds, Stephen Stills from Buffalo Springfield and Graham Nash from The Hollies.

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The Beatles Yellow Submarine Launches

November 13, 1968,  "Yellow Submarine" The Beatles' animated film debuted on movie screens in America. The flick was the fourth film made by or about The Lads from Liverpool.

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The Beatles Entertain The Royals

It was a big night for The Beatles November 4,1963. The band performed at the Royal Command Performance at the Prince of Wales Theater in London; in the audience were the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.

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Mick And Keith Become the Glimmer Twins In 1960

The seed was planted today October 25,1960, when Mick Jagger on board a train in London bumps into an old school mate Keith Richards. Under his arm Keith had some Rhythm & Blues albums which kicks off a conversation about their individual love of R&B.

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Concert Tonight Celebrates John Lennon’s Birthday And Peace

Today in 1940, John Lennon was born at the Liverpool Maternity Hospital. If you’re looking to celebrate John’s Birthday with other Lennon fans and musical artists? Then take a trip to Ann Arbor and head to The Ark on South Main Streets for “Veterans For Peace John Lennon Birthday Concert” at 7:30 pm.

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Central Press,Hulton Archive
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Clapton Remembers Hendrix

A news bulletin out of London on September 18, 1970 shocks the rock and roll music world. Jimi Hendrix according to the police had died from a drug overdose. They say he took nine sleeping pills and died of suffocation through vomit.

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