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Old 07-02-2017, 12:54 PM   #15
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1956, Elvis Presley recorded 'Hound Dog' at RCA Studios, New York. Take 31 being the version they released. This was the first time The Jordanaires worked with Presley. The single sold over 10 million copies globally, became his best-selling song and topped the pop chart for 11 weeks, a record that stood for 36 years.

1962, Jimi Hendrix was honourably discharged from the 101st Airborne Paratroopers,

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after breaking his ankle during his 26th and final parachute jump.

1971, Queen appeared at Surrey College, England. This was the group's first gig with the line-up of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.

1979, Sony introduced the Walkman (no, not Walking Man), the first portable audio cassette player.

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Over the next 30 years they sold over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD, mini-disc and digital file versions, and were the market leaders until the arrival of Apple's iPod and other new digital devices.

1980, Bob Weir(L) and Mickey Hart (R)

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from The Grateful Dead were arrested on suspicion of starting a riot at the San Diego Sports Arena after they tried to interfere in a drugs bust.

1988, Michael Jackson became the first artist to have five number one singles from one album when ‘Dirty Diana’ went to the top of the US charts. The other four chart-toppers from the LP ‘Bad’ were the title track, ‘I Just Can't Stop Loving You’, ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ and ‘Man in the Mirror’.

1991, Axl Rose caused a riot to break out during a Guns N' Roses gig after leaping into the crowd to remove a camera from a fan at the Riverpoint Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights. Over 50 people were injured and 15 fans were arrested.

2001, Liverpool Airport at Speke was renamed John Lennon Airport. Yoko Ono was present to unveil a new logo that included the late Beatle's famous self- portrait and the words, 'Above Us Only Sky' taken from his song 'Imagine'.



1925 – Marvin Rainwater, 1939 – Paul Williams, 1941 – William Guest (1 of the Pips), 1948 – Gene McFadden, 1949 – Roy Bittan(E Street Band), 1951 – Joe Puerta(Ambrosia), 1952 – Johnny Colla (Huey Lewis & The News), 1953 – Mark Hart (Supertramp, Crowded House), 1954 – Pete Briquette (Boomtown Rats), 1983 – Michelle Branch



1591 – Vincenzo Galilei(lute player & father to Galileo Galilei), 2002 – Ray Brown, 2007 – Beverly Sills
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