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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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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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Jim Morrison Rebels On Ed Sullivan Show

It was on this night in 1967 which was a Sunday on CBS television live from New York City on “The Ed Sullivan Show” that Jim Morrison of The Doors went against the media powers and sang the lyric from “Light My Fire”, “Girl, we couldn’t get much HIGHER”.

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John Lennon’s Imagine Album 42 Years Old

One of my favorite albums was released today in 1971, John Lennon’s “Imagine”. This would be John’s second collection and the first with just his name as the artist. The previous collection was credited to John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band.

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The Beatles, Bob Dylan And Marijuana

This the day August 28, 1964 The Beatles smoked marijuana for the first time when it was offered to them by of all people Bob Dylan. The event happened at hotel in New York City. Bob Dylan couldn’t believe The Beatles had never smoked cannabis.

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Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan

It was 23 years ago that we learned the sad news that Stevie Ray Vaughan had been killed in a helicopter crash after a Wisconsin concert performance he did with Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy. Four others along with Stevie aboard the helicopter lost their lives.

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George Harrison Presents The First Major Benefit Concert

Flashing back to August 1,1971 George Harrison held his "Concert for Bangladesh" at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The benefit, featuring George, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar, and Leon Russell.

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Cheap Trick Goes Elvis

In 1988, Cheap Trick showed their love of Elvis Presley with a cover of The King’s “Don’t Be Cruel”. The tune made it up to #4 nationwide. The video from the band is very cool

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Cream Kicks Off First Tour 47 Years Ago

The first rock and roll power trio Cream (Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker) started their first tour today back in 1966, with a concert in Manchester, England. The band had their first public performance at the Windsor Festival prior to hitting the road.

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Mick Jagger 70 Years Young

Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger was born today July 26,1943 in Dartford, Kent, England. His parents Joe and Eva were both teachers.

While Mick was attending school he had thoughts of becoming either a journalist or a politician.

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