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Born on this day in 1935 - Elvis Presley

Born on this day in 1935 - American singer, musician and actor Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of rock 'n' roll. He had his first No.1 in 1956 with the US No.1 & UK No.2…
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Born on this day in 1950 - Blondie Guitarist Chris Stein

Born on this day in 1950 - Chris Stein co-founder and guitarist of the new wave band Blondie. In 1973 Stein became the guitarist of the Stilettos and began a romantic relationship with Debbie Harry,…
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Born on this day in 1955 - Talk Talk's Mark Hollis

Born on this day in 1955 - Mark Hollis, English musician and singer-songwriter. He achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in the 1980s and 1990s as the co-founder, lead singer and principal songwriter of the…
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Born on this day in 1945 - Stephen Stills

Born on this day in 1945 - American singer, songwriter Stephen Stills who was a member of Buffalo Springfield, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and Manassas. With CS&N he had the 1969 UK No.17 single…
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On this day in 1969 - Filming begins on The Beatles film 'Let It Be'

On this day in 1969 - Filming began at Twickenham studios in England of The Beatles rehearsing for the 'Let It Be' album. The project ran into several problems including George Harrison walking out on…
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Born on this day in 1942 - Rick Danko

Born on this day in 1942 - Canadian musician, bassist, songwriter and singer, Rick Danko, member of The Hawks ( Ronnie Hawkins's backing group), and The Band who went on to release ten studio albums.…
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Born on this day in 1946 - Edgar Winter

Born on this day in 1946 - Edgar Winter, Edgar Winter Group, keyboards, vocals, (1973 US No.1 & UK No.18 single 'Frankenstein'). [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTEtdgdfXAo[/embed]
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Born on this day in 1944 - Foreigner's Mick Jones

Born on this day in 1944 - Mick Jones, guitarist with English-American rock band Foreigner, who scored the 1985 UK & US No.1 single 'I Want To Know What Love Is'. They are one of…
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On this day in 1963 - 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' is released in the U.S.

On this day in 1963 - Capitol Records, the EMI-affiliated company which rejected the US rights to every Beatles record that they were offered until then, finally released 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' backed…
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Born on this day in 1948 - Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen

Born on this day in 1948 - Rick Nielsen, singer, guitarist from American rock band, Cheap Trick, who had the 1979 hit single 'I Want You To Want Me', and the 1988 US No.1 single…
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