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3rd August 1965: The American band The Byrds from left to right, Jim (Roger) McGuinn, Chris Hillman, Mike Clarke, Gene Clark and Dave Crosby, feeding the pigeons whilst visiting Trafalgar Square, London.
The Byrds - Photo by Victor Blackman
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May 11th
1965 - The Byrds make their first nationwide Television appearance, singing "Mr. Tambourine Man" on Hullabaloo.

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2nd November 1964: American pop group The Beach Boys in 1964. From left to right, Dennis Wilson (1944 - 1983), Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Carl Wilson (1946 - 1998)
The Beach Boys - Photo by Hulton Archive
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May 6th
1964 - The Beach Boys record "All Summer Long." Beginning in February 1964, Brian Wilson began a period of rigorous songwriting. Just weeks later he emerged with songs including "I Get Around", "All Summer Long", "Wendy" and "Girls on the Beach".

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circa 1975: American popular singer and film star Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977), to his fans the undisputed 'King of Rock 'n' Roll'.
Elvis - Photo by Keystone
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May 5th
1956 - Elvis Presley's album, simply titled Elvis, becomes the first rock record to top the albums chart. Before the release of the album, Presley got into a fight with a gas station manager named Edd Hopper and was fined

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David Bowie - Photo by Express / Getty Images
David Bowie - Photo by Express / Getty Images
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May 4th
1967 - The Young Rascals started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Groovin.' Their signature hit would go on to be recorded by the likes of Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Gladys Knight & the Pips

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Aretha Franklin performs for @Ross 08 Series Benefiting Ross School's Programs and Scholarships at Ross School on August 23, 2008 in East Hampton, New York
Aretha Franklin - Photo by Eugene Gologursky
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April 29th
1967 - Aretha Franklin releases her interpretation of the Otis Redding song "Respect." Aretha's version easily becomes more popular then the original.

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The Rolling Stones on stage at the Knebworth Festival, Hertfordshire, 21st August 1976
The Rolling Stones - Photo by Steve Wood / Getty Images
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April 28th
1963 - Andrew Oldham catches a show of The Rollin' Stones at London's Crawdaddy Club. The next day he agrees to manage the band. Oldham saw potential in the group being positioned as "anti-Beatles"

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The Beatles - Photo by Express / Getty Images
The Beatles - Photo by Express / Getty Images
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April 27th
1966The Beatles use a cool new technique in a recording session at Abbey Road studios. It was in John Lennon's song 'I'm Only Sleeping,' they used a reversed guitar duet played by George Harrison.

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Bruce Springsteen by Mike Coppola / Getty Images
Bruce Springsteen by Mike Coppola / Getty Images
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April 22nd
1966 - 24 local Jersey bands played a ‘battle of the bands’ gig in Matawan Keyport Roller Drome in New Jersey.  Third place went to The Castiles (with Bruce Springsteen on vocals)

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5th April 1969: Rock singer Janis Joplin (1943 - 1970)
Janis Joplin - Photo by Evening Standard
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Apr 21st
1969 - Janis Joplin appeared at The Royal Albert Hall in London. The opening act that night was Yes. Joplin was well known for her performing abilities and her fans referred to her stage presence as electric.

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James Taylor - Photo By Larry Busacca / Getty Images
James Taylor - Photo By Larry Busacca / Getty Images
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April 20th
1968 - Apple Music ran advertisements soliciting tapes from unknown artists, offering financial grants as part of a deal to release records on the Apple label. A young James Taylor was among many that  signed up.

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