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January 16th, 1996 - Jimmy Buffett finds inspiration for a new song 'Jamaica Mistaica' when Jamaican authorities open fire on his seaplane, mistaking it for a drug trafficker's plane.
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July 25th, 1970 - The Carpenters start a four week run at No.1 on the singles chart with 'Close To You'. It's the first of three No.1's and 17 other Top 40 hits.
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January 18th, 1964 - The Beatles have their first US hit with ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ as it enters the charts on this day. It entered at No.45 just ten days after its release, making it the fastest-selling single in the history of Capitol Records...
This Weekend in Music History
June 9th, 1972 – Bruce Springsteen begins assembling the E Street Band after being signed to Columbia Records. Various Asbury Park ex-band members soon join and the final band consisted of Garry Tallent (bass), Clarence Clemons
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September 16th
1965 - The Rolling Stones help kick off the second season of the music variety show "Shindig!" by singing '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'. Also performing that night were The Kinks and The Byrds.
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July29th
1968 - The Byrds leave to tour in South Africa. However, they are down one 'Byrd' as Gram Parsons decides not to play in protest of the South African apartheid.
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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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February 24 & 25th
1965 - Feb 24th, The first full day of filming took place for The Beatles movie 'Help!' with the group riding bicycles on location near London Airport, England.
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January 21st
1965 - The Byrds record "Mr. Tambourine Man." Well, not really. The only actual Byrd who performs on the record is lead guitarist/singer Jim McGuinn. Session men replace the rest of the band.

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