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March 29th, 1979 - At a Dire Straits show in L.A., Bob Dylan asked Mark Knopfler and drummer Pick Withers to play on the sessions for his next album, Slow Train Coming. Dylan had first heard Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler when his assistant played him the single ‘Sultans of Swing&…
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March 15th, 1967 -  George Harrison records his first session for his new song ‘Within You Without You’ at Abbey Road. George played the swarmandal and tamboura on this track, and was the only one from the band to perform on this song, which at the time of recording was ju…
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February 15th, 1991 - Rod Stewart learns of a $25 million palimony suit which has been filed by ex-girlfriend Kelly Emberg in L.A. They had lived together for 5 years in the late 80′s. Rod Stewart was later quoted saying “Instead of getting married again, I’m going to fin…
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November 23rd, 1975 - Queen starts a 9 week run at No.1 in the UK with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ The promotional video for this song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video ever. When they first decided to release the 5min and 55sec single, various record execs sugges…
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October 26th, 1970 - A wake is held in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin who had died of an accidental overdose and had left $2,500 in her will to throw a party in the event of her demise. The party was attended by close friends and family where pot-brownies were shared a…
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September 28th, 2002 - Tina Turner’s hometown Nutbush near Memphis, and made famous in her song ‘Nutbush City Limits,’ named a stretch of highway after the star. The stretch of State Highway 19 was named ‘Tina Turner Highway.’ Turner lived …
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March 17th, 1978 - U2 wins a talent contest in Dublin. They won $850.00 and a chance to audition for CBS Ireland. The Limerick Civic Week Pop Competition was sponsored by The Evening Express and Guinness Harp Lager.
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February 15th, 1968 - John Lennon and George Harrison, joined by their wives, flew to India to study meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Ringo and Paul would later join them however

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