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December 14th, 1998 - Billy Preston pleads guilty to insurance fraud in a LA court and agrees to testify against six others who allegedly participated in similar acts. Allegedly, Preston was part of a group who staged car crashes, thefts, and fires for a total of 18 fraudulent insurance claims...
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October 19th, 1966 - The Yardbirds land in New York for their 1st US tour with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. However, after only two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and had to quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, which would give Rod Stewart his…
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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
This Weekend in Music History
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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December 2nd, 1969 - Cindy Birdsong of the Supremes was kidnapped at knife-point by a man who worked maintenance in the building she lived in. She later escaped unharmed by jumping out of his car
This Weekend in Music History
October 19th, 1966: The Yardbirds land in New York for their 1st US tour with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. However, after only two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and had to quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, which would give Rod Stewart his …
This Day In Music History
October 12th
1965 - Working on Rubber Soul at Abbey Road Studios, The Beatles record ‘Run For Your Life’ in its entirety, in five takes, and another new Lennon song at the time called 'This Bird Has Flown’. The title would later get changed to ‘Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’ and included Georg…
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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…
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June 16th
1970 - Mungo Jerry hits No.1 on the UK and Canadian singles charts with 'In The Summertime'. It wound only reach #3 on US charts but would go on to become the best selling UK single of 1970 spending seven weeks at No.1.

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