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On this day in 1964 - The Beatles Appear on Comedy Show

On this day in 1964 - The Beatles appeared on the UK TV comedy program The Morecambe and Wise Show, playing ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and also…
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Born on this day in 1944 - Steppenwolf's John Kay

Born on this day in 1944 - German-Canadian rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Kay, from Steppenwolf who had the 1969 US No.2 hit single 'Born To Be Wild'. Steppenwolf sold over 25 million records…
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On this day in 1970 - The Beatles hit number one with 'Let It Be'

On this day in 1970 - The Beatles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Let It Be'. It became the group's 19th US No.1 in 6 years. The…
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Born on this day in 1959 - Katrina Leskanich

Born on this day in 1959 - Katrina Leskanich from British-American rock band Katrina And The Waves, best known for the 1985 hit 'Walking on Sunshine'. They also won the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest with…
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On this day in 1973 - Queen plays their first label showcase

On this day in 1973 - Newly signed to EMI Records, Queen played a showcase gig for their new record label at the The Marquee London. They released their debut single 'Keep Yourself Alive' three…
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Born on this day in 1947 - Steve Howe

Born on this day in 1947 - Steve Howe, guitarist, Yes, (1977 UK No.7 'Wonderous Stories', 1983 US No.1 & UK No. 28 single 'Owner Of A Lonely Heart'). Asia, (1982 US No 4 &…
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On this day in 1980 - R.E.M. plays their first gig

On this day in 1980 - R.E.M. played their first ever gig when they appeared at St Mary's Episcopal Church, Athens, Georgia. The show at this abandoned church was for a friend's birthday party. [embed]https://youtu.be/j7oQEPfe-O8[/embed]
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Born on this day in 1952 - Gary Moore

Born on this day in 1952 - Irish guitarist and singer Gary Moore, who was a member of Skid Row and Thin Lizzy. As a solo artist he had the 1979 UK No.8 single 'Parisian…
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Born on this day in 1943 - The Band's Richard Manuel

Born on this day in 1943 - Richard Manuel, Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a pianist, lead singer, and occasional drummer of the Band. He joined Ronnie Hawkins's backing group, the Hawks…
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Born on this day in 1939 - Marvin Gaye

Born on this day in 1939 - Marvin Gaye, singer, songwriter who had a 1968 US No.1 & 1969 UK No.1 single with ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ and a 1982 US No.3 &…
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