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Born on this day in 1950: Peter Frampton

Born on this day in 1950: British-American rock musician Peter Frampton who with The Herd, had the 1968 UK No.5 single 'I Don't Want Our Loving To Die', with Humble Pie, the 1969 UK No.4 single…
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This day in 1928: British blues legend Alexis Korner is born

Born on this day in 1928 - Alexis Korner, British blues singer and musician. He was a major force behind the UK R&B scene, and formed Blues Incorporated with Charlie Watts. Later he had hits with CCS,…
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April 18 - On This Day

In 2012 - An original and extremely rare 1963 mono copy of The Beatles ‘Please Please Me’ album, signed by the Fab Four, sold on an eBay auction for nearly $25,000. Paul McCartney and John…
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April 17 - On This Day

In 1991 - Nirvana appeared at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where they played a new song, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', live for the first time. Other local bands such as Mudhoney, Tad, Mother Love…
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April 16 - On this day

In 1996 - KISS appeared in full make-up at the 38th Grammy Awards, where they announced a reunion tour. It would mark the first time all four members had appeared together in over fifteen years.
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April 15 - On This Day

In 1996 – Jerry Garcia’s ashes are scattered near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. A portion of the remains of the Grateful Dead guitarist had already been deposited into the Ganges in India.
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This day in 1954: Rock N' Roll is born as "Rock Around The Clock" is recorded

This day in 1954 - Bill Haley recorded 'Rock Around the Clock' at Pythian Temple studios in New York City. Considered by many to be the song that put rock and roll on the map around the…
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This day in 1970 - Peter Green Leaves Fleetwood Mac

This day in 1970 - Peter Green, who along with Mick Fleetwood & John McVie founded Fleetwood Mac, quit the band while on tour in Germany. To avoid breach of contract he agreed to finish the current…
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This day in 1970: Paul McCartney announces Beatles split

This day in 1970:  A 27 year-old Paul McCartney issued a press statement, announcing that The Beatles had split, (one week before the release of his solo album). McCartney said, 'I have no future plans…
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This day in 1989: Bill Wyman gets hitched

This day in 1989 - Then, 53 year old Rolling Stone Bill Wyman announced his forthcoming marriage to 19-year old Mandy Smith. He revealed the couple had been dating for six years.
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