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Born on this day in 1945: Neil Young

Born on this day in 1945 - Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist Neil Young, who as a member of Buffalo Springfield had the 1967 US No.17 single 'For What It's Worth'. Young joined Crosby, Stills…
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This day in 1972:  Allman Brothers' bassist Berry Oakley dies in motorcycle crash

This day in 1972:  Allman Brothers' bassist Berry Oakley was killed when his motorcycle hit a bus at the same intersection as former band member Duane Allman, who had died a year earlier. Oakley was…
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Born on this day in 1949: Bonnie Raitt

Born on this day in 1949 - Crossover blues singer, songwriter, slide guitarist Bonnie Raitt, who scored a US No.1 album with 'Nick Of Time’. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums…
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Born on this day in 1943: Joni Mitchell

Born on this day in 1943: Joni Mitchell (born Roberta Anderson), Canadian singer, songwriter, with hits 'Big Yellow Taxi' and ‘Help Me’.  She wrote 'Both Sides Now' a hit for Judy Collins and 'Woodstock' a hit…
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Born on this day in 1948: Glenn Frey

Born on this day in 1948: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Glenn Frey, who with  the Eagles scored the 1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. ‘Greatest Hits 1971-1975’…
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This day in 1983: Billy Joel's 'Uptown Girl' sits at number 1

This day in 1983: Billy Joel was at No.1 on the charts with 'Uptown Girl', which stayed at the top of the chars for five weeks. The song was initially written about his relationship with…
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Born on this day in 1954: Chris Difford

Born on this day in 1954 - English singer, musician, songwriter Chris Difford, who was a founding member of Squeeze. Some of their best-known songs are 'Tempted', 'Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)', 'Cool for Cats'…
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This day in 1968: George Harrison releases his 'Wonderwall Music'

This day in 1968: George Harrison released his first solo album, 'Wonderwall Music' on the Apple label. The songs which were mostly Harrison instrumentals, featured Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and an unaccredited banjo contribution by…
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Born on this day in 1950: Moon Martin

Born on this day in 1950 - American singer, songwriter and guitarist Moon Martin. Originally a rockabilly artist, he wrote the songs ‘Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)’, made famous by the English singer Robert…
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This day in 1971: Pink Floyd releases 'Meddle'

This day in 1971 - Pink Floyd released their sixth studio album Meddle in the US. The album features 'One Of These Days' and the 23-minute track 'Echoes' which took up all of side 2…
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