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June 30: On this Day

In 1984, Bruce Springsteen's 'Dancing In The Dark' peaked at No.2 on the US chart, the first of six singles from his seventh studio album Born In The U.S.A. which all hit the US Top…
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Born on this day in 1953 - Men At Work's Colin Hay

Born on this day in 1953 - Colin Hay, Scottish Australian musician with Men At Work, (1983 UK and US No.1 single 'Down Under'). [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s[/embed]
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On this day in 1975 - The Eagles hit number one

On this day in 1975 - The Eagles started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fourth studio album 'One Of These Nights'. The album which became their breakthrough album…
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On this day in 1970 - Queen makes their live debut

On this day in 1970 - The newly formed Queen featuring Freddie Mercury (possibly still known as Freddie Bulsara) on vocals, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and Mike Grose on bass played their first…
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Born on this day in 1961 - Tears For Fears' Curt Smith

Born on this day in 1961 - English musician Curt Smith, from Tears For Fears, who scored the 1985 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World', plus over 12 other…
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Born on this day in 1940 - Stuart Sutcliffe

Born on this day in 1940 - Stuart Sutcliffe, original bassist of The Beatles for eighteen months (January 1960 - June 1961). Sutcliffe was living in Hamburg, Germany at the time of his death, he…
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Born on this day in 1948 - Todd Rundgren

Born on this day in 1948 - American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer Todd Rundgren. Member of Nazz and Utopia. Had the solo 1972 US No.16 & 1973 UK No.36 single 'I Saw The…
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On this day in 1975 - Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple

On this day in 1975 - Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple to form his own group Rainbow. The group went through many line-up changes with, Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, Cozy Powell, Roger Glover,…
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Born on this day in 1954 - Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony

Born on this day in 1954 - Michael Anthony, American bassist who has worked with Van Halen and other acts. Anthony markets a line of hot sauces and related products named Mad Anthony. He has…
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Born on this day in 1947 - Paul Young

Born on this day in 1947 - British singer and songwriter Paul Young, from Sad Cafe, who had the 1979 UK No.3 single 'Every Day Hurts'. With Mike and the Mechanics he scored the hits…
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