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Alice Cooper - Photo by Keystone / Getty Images
Alice Cooper - Photo by Keystone / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

August 12th

1972 - Alice Cooper has a hit with 'School's Out'. It's only No. 7 on the US singles chart but it hits No.1 today in the UK. Cooper said his inspiration for 'School's Out' was from being asked

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The Supremes - Photo by Evening Standard / Getty Images
The Supremes - Photo by Evening Standard / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

August 11th
1969 - Diana Ross singer of The Supremes, invites over 300 of her closest friends to come see a new Motown act at a Beverly Hills club in California. The new group which she is so excited about is none other then The Jackson 5.

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Stevie Wonder - Photo by Harry How / Getty Images
Stevie Wonder - Photo by Harry How / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

August 10th
1963 - Little Stevie Wonder starts his three week run at No.1 on the singles chart with 'Fingertips part II'. At the age of 13, this makes him the youngest singer to top the charts.

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George Harrison - Photo by Keystone / Getty Images
George Harrison - Photo by Keystone / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

August 5th
1969 - George Harrison uses his new Moog synthesizer at Abbey Road studios in the recording of their song 'Because'. The Beatles are finishing their 11th studio album 'Abbey Road'

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The Monkees - Photo by Keystone Features / Getty Images
The Monkees - Photo by Keystone Features / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

August 4th
1967 - The Monkees find a stowaway on their plane between shows in Minneapolis and St Louis. The young female's father threatens to bring up charges for transporting a minor across state lines. 

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The Beatles - Photo by Express / Getty Images
The Beatles - Photo by Express / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

August 3rd
1966 - The Beatles are banned by the South African government and can no longer be played on the radio. The decision stemmed from the controversy surrounding John Lennon's remarks on his band being "more popular than Jesus."

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The Byrds - Photo by Victor Blackman / Getty Images
The Byrds - Photo by Victor Blackman / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

July29th
1968The Byrds leave to tour in South Africa. However, they are down one 'Byrd' as Gram Parsons decides not to play in protest of the South African apartheid.

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Mamas And The Papas - Photo by Wood / Getty Images
Mamas And The Papas - Photo by Wood / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

July 27th
1968 - Cass Elliot attempts a solo career following the break up of The Mamas and the Papas with her version of 'Dream a Little Dream of Me'. It would be the most successful version of the song peaking at No. 12

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The Rolling Stones - Photo by William Lovelace
The Rolling Stones - Photo by William Lovelace
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This Day In Music History

July 22nd
1965 The Rolling Stones are found guilty of public urination after they relieved themselves on a wall at a gas station in East Ham, England, in March. Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, and Brian Jones were all fined and it was also revealed

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The Beatles - Photo by Keystone Features / Getty Images
The Beatles - Photo by Keystone Features / Getty Images
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This Day in Music History

July 21st
1969 - The Beatles started recording 'Come Together' at Abbey Road studios in London. The John Lennon track became the opening song on The Beatles Abbey Road album, and would later be paired with 'Something' and released as a double A-sided single.   

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