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Cream - Photo by George Stroud
Cream - Photo by George Stroud
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This Day In Music History

July 20th
1968 - Cream started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Wheels Of Fire'. It would become the first platinum-selling double album and receive a spot on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003.

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This Day In Music History

July 13th
1968Steppenwolf releases their hit 'Born to Be Wild'. The lyrics are responsible for the term "heavy metal," and it quickly becomes an anthem for bikers everywhere.

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The Monkees - Photo by Express / Getty Images
The Monkees - Photo by Express / Getty Images
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July 8th
1967 - The Monkees kick off their 29-date tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as an opening act. However, Hendrix was eventually dropped after just six shows

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Dusty Springfield - Photo by M. McKeown / Getty Images
Dusty Springfield - Photo by M. McKeown / Getty Images
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This Day in Music History

July 7th
1967 - Dusty Springfield begins a three-week residency at New York's Copacabana nightclub. Best known for her hit songs 'Son of a Preacher Man' and 'I Only Want to be With You', Springfield was one of the most successful British female performers, having six top 20 singles between 1963 and 1989.

1973 - Billy Preston starts a two week run at

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The Rolling Stones - Photo by Len Trievnor / Getty Images
The Rolling Stones - Photo by Len Trievnor / Getty Images
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July 6th
1966 - The Rolling Stones play at the War Memorial Hall in Syracuse. During the performance they allegedly desecrate the American flag by dragging it across the stage.

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Grand Funk Railroad - Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images
Grand Funk Railroad - Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

July 4th
1969Grand Funk Railroad play the Atlanta Pop Festival, in Georgia. Reps from Capitol Records like their show and sign the band. Other acts include Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, and Chicago.

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Lennon and Yoko - Photo by Michael Webb / Getty Images
Lennon and Yoko - Photo by Michael Webb / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

July 1st
1969 - John Lennon, Yoko Ono, her daughter Kyoko, and his son Julian were all involved in a car accident in Scotland when Lennon lost control and drove his white Leyland Austin Maxi into a ditch.

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The Supremes Photo by Peter King / Getty Images
The Supremes Photo by Peter King / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

June 30th
1966The Supremes record 'You Keep Me Hangin' On'. This song would become their 8th number-one single later in the year when it topped the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart for two weeks in November.

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Pink Floyd - Photo by Evening Standard
Pink Floyd - Photo by Evening Standard
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This Day In Music History

June 29th
1968 - Pink Floyd headlines the first free concert at Hyde Park in London to promote the release of their second album 'A Saucerful of Secrets'. Also playing the free concert is Jethro Tull, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Roy Harper.

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The Beach Boys - Photo by Fox Photos / Getty Images
The Beach Boys - Photo by Fox Photos / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

June 24th
1966 - The Beach Boys host their 'Summer Spectacular' at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Acts include, The Beach Boys, Jefferson Airplane, Lovin' Spoonful, Percy Sledge, the Byrds, and the Sir Douglas Quintet.

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