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1962 - Roy Orbison’s album ‘Dream Baby’ entered the UK charts.
1968 - The Fillmore East opened its doors in New York City. It closed in June of 1971.
1971 - Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner” was broadcasted on Radio Hanoi in Vietnam. The tape was sent by political activist Abbie Hoffman.
1973 - Paul McCartney was arrested after police found marijuana growing at his Scotland farm. Sir Paul claimed a fan gave him the seeds and that he was unaware of what they were. He was fined $240.
1973 - The Grateful Dead’s Ron “Pigpen” McKernan died of a stomach hemorrhage.
1974 – Discovered by Jimmy Page, Bad Company played their debut show in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Fronted by singer Paul Rodgers, the band went on to record such hits as “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Bad Company,” for Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song record label.
1982 - Elton John embarked on a tour of New Zealand.
1987 - At a show in Detroit, singer/songwriter Bob Seger told the audience that it was his last tour. However, Seger had a change of heart as he returned shortly afterward to touring.
1945 Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees
1946 Randy Meisner of The Eagles
1947 Michael Allsup of Three Dog Night
1958 Clive Burr of Iron Maiden
1958 Gary Numan
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