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Born on this day in 1947: Styx's Dennis DeYoung

Born on this day in 1947: American singer, songwriter Dennis DeYoung, from Styx who had the 1979 US No.1 & 1980 UK No.6 single 'Babe'. He was the band's most successful writer, penning 7 of…
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On this day in 2000: John Lennon's Steinway piano goes on display

On this day in 2000 - John Lennon's Steinway piano, on which he composed 'Imagine', went on display at the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool, England. The piano was set to be auctioned on the…
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Born on this day in 1961: Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor

Born on this day in 1961: Andy Taylor, guitarist with Duran Duran who had the 1983 No.1 single 'Is There Something I Should Know' plus 25 other Top 40 singles including the 1984 US No.1…
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On this day in 1964: The Beatles score their first number 1 album

On this day in 1964: The Beatles scored their first US No.1 album with Meet The Beatles! The album stayed at No.1 for eleven weeks. The album sold over four million copies in the US…
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Born on this day in 1939: Ray Manzarek

Born on this day in 1939: Ray Manzarek, keyboardist with The Doors, who had the 1967 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Light My Fire' and the 1971 single 'Riders On The Storm'. Manzarek died…
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On this day in 1972: Led Zeppelin hits the Top 20 for the 3rd time

On this day in 1972: Led Zeppelin scored their third US Top 20 hit single with 'Black Dog / Misty Mountain Hop', peaking at No.15, and taken from their fourth album. The song's title is…
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On this day in 1972: David Bowie performs for a crowd of 60

On this day in 1972 - David Bowie appeared at the Tolworth Toby Jug, London, on the opening date of his Ziggy Stardust tour playing to around 60 people in the room. The character of…
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On this day in 1964: The Beatles make their US live debut on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'

On this day in 1964 - The Beatles made their US live debut on CBS-TV's 'The Ed Sullivan Show'; they performed five songs including their current No.1 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'. Never before…
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Born on this day in 1943: Creed Bratton

Born on this day in 1943: Creed Bratton, guitarist from The Grass Roots, who had the 1968 US No.5 single 'Midnight Confessions', plus 13 other US Top 40 singles. He is more recently known for…
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Born on this day in 1929: Hal Blaine

Born on this day in 1929: Hal Blaine, American drummer and session musician. He is most known for his work with the Wrecking Crew in California. Blaine played on numerous hits by Elvis Presley, John…
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