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September 21st, 2011 - The Beatles refused to perform at a concert on August 31st, 1965 because the audience was forced to be segregated. A contract revealing that they refused to perform is sold today for $23,033 at an auction in L.A. In addition to the desegregation clause, the contract guaranteed…
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September 7th, 1978 – Keith Moon, drummer with The Who, died of an overdose of Heminevrin which he was prescribed to combat alcoholism. A autopsy would confirm there were 32 tablets in his system. He had attended a party the night before organized by Paul McCartney for the launch of the &lsquo…
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May 10th, 1963 - Bob Dylan walked off the set during rehearsal of The Ed Sullivan Show after being told he couldn't perform his song 'Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues'. The producers had decided this due to the song's mocking of the US military and segregation, and asked Dylan t…
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May 3rd, 1968 - The Beach Boys opened their US tour on which the co-headliner was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Half of the concert was Maharishi giving a lecture on spiritual regeneration.  The reaction from the audience was so negative over half the remaining tour dates were canceled.
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March 1st, 1969 - Jim Morrison of The Doors is charged with indecent behavior after a show in Miami. He had showed the audience "little Jim" and was found guilty and sentenced to 8 months hard labor.
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January 25th, 1963 - The Rolling Stones play at the Ricky Tick Club at a Hotel in the town of Windsor, Berkshirehire, UK. It is the first time The Rolling Stones, including Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman, played at this venue.
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January 11th, 1958 - Elvis Presley will have to wait one more week for the release of his single 'Jailhouse Rock.' The record pressing plant in the UK is not able to meet the advance order sales of 250,000 copies.
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December 15th, 1956 - A phrase is born when Elvis Presley gave his final performance on a live radio program in Louisiana. At the end of the show, the DJ uttered the now legendary phrase "Elvis has left the building."  Presley had made 50 appearances on that particular radio s…

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