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On this day in 1969 - Paul McCartney Records 'Come And Get It'

On this day in 1969 - Paul McCartney recorded a demo of his new song ‘Come and Get It’ at Abbey Road studios in London. McCartney gave the song to The Iveys, (soon to become…
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On this day in 2005 - Queen's 1985 Live Aid performance voted the best rock concert ever

On this day in 2005 - Queen's 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best rock concert ever by over 7,000 UK Sony Ericsson music fans. Radiohead were voted the best festival act for their…
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Born on this day in 1944 - Rick Davies

Born on this day in 1944 - Rick Davies, vocalist and keyboardist with Supertramp, who had the 1979 UK No.7 and US No.6 single with 'The Logical Song' and the 1979 US No.1 and UK…
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Born on this day in 1947 - Brian May

Born on this day in 1947 - Brian May, guitarist, singer and songwriter with Queen who had the 1975 UK No.1 single 'Bohemian Rhapsody' which returned to No.1 in 1991. Queen scored over 40 other…
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On this day in 1969 - Ringo Starr Records 'Octopus's Garden'

On this day in 1969 - During sessions at Abbey Road studios, London, Ringo Starr recorded his vocal to 'Octopus's Garden', for the Abbey Road album. Starr had written the song when he 'quit' The…
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Born on this day in 1941 - Spencer Davis

Born on this day in 1941 - Welsh musician Spencer Davis, the founder of the 60s rock band The Spencer Davis Group who scored 1966 UK No.1 single 'Keep On Running' and the 1967 US…
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Born on this day in 1952 - Stewart Copeland

Born on this day in 1952 - American musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer Stewart Copeland best known as the drummer for The Police and for his film music soundtracks. He was also a member of Curved…
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Born on this day in 1946 - Linda Ronstadt

Born on this day in 1946 - American singer Linda Ronstadt who had the 1975 US No.1 single 'You're No Good', and the 1989 UK No.2 single with Aaron Neville, 'Don't Know Much' plus over…
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Born on this day in 1943 - Christine McVie

Born on this day in 1943 - Christine McVie, keyboards, vocals, Chicken Shack, and then Fleetwood Mac, who scored the US No.1 single 'Dreams' taken from their worldwide No.1 album Rumours which spent 31 weeks…
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On this day in 1970 - Three Dog Night Hit Number One with 'Mama Told Me Not To Come'

On this day in 1970 - Three Dog Night started a two-week run at No.1 in the US with their version of the Randy Newman song 'Mama Told Me Not To Come', which was also…
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