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Grand Funk Railroad - Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images
Grand Funk Railroad - Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images
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July 4th
1969Grand Funk Railroad play the Atlanta Pop Festival, in Georgia. Reps from Capitol Records like their show and sign the band. Other acts include Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, and Chicago.

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Lennon and Yoko - Photo by Michael Webb / Getty Images
Lennon and Yoko - Photo by Michael Webb / Getty Images
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July 1st
1969 - John Lennon, Yoko Ono, her daughter Kyoko, and his son Julian were all involved in a car accident in Scotland when Lennon lost control and drove his white Leyland Austin Maxi into a ditch.

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The Supremes Photo by Peter King / Getty Images
The Supremes Photo by Peter King / Getty Images
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June 30th
1966The Supremes record 'You Keep Me Hangin' On'. This song would become their 8th number-one single later in the year when it topped the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart for two weeks in November.

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Pink Floyd - Photo by Evening Standard
Pink Floyd - Photo by Evening Standard
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June 29th
1968 - Pink Floyd headlines the first free concert at Hyde Park in London to promote the release of their second album 'A Saucerful of Secrets'. Also playing the free concert is Jethro Tull, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Roy Harper.

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The Beach Boys - Photo by Fox Photos / Getty Images
The Beach Boys - Photo by Fox Photos / Getty Images
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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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The Yardbirds - Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images
The Yardbirds - Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images
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June 23rd
1965 - The Yardbirds appear at The City Hall, Salisbury, England. Admission is just 10 shillings, or $1.40. This is one of their last gigs with Jeff Beck on guitar, within a week he would

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Stevie Wonder - Photo by Ian Gavan / Getty Images
Stevie Wonder - Photo by Ian Gavan / Getty Images
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June 22nd
1963 - Stevie Wonder, at the age of 13, enters the singles charts as Little Stevie Wonder with "Fingertips Part One and Two". The song was the first live, out of studio recording to hit No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart in the US since

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Carol King and James Taylor - Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images
Carol King and James Taylor - Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images
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June 17th
1971 - Carole King's 'Tapestry" album goes to No. 1 on the US album chart for the first of 15 weeks.

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Mungo Jerry - Photo by Evening Standard / Getty Images
Mungo Jerry - Photo by Evening Standard / Getty Images
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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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McCartney and Lennon - Photo by William Vanderson / Getty Images
McCartney and Lennon - Photo by William Vanderson / Getty Images
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June 15th
1956 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet at a church dinner in Liverpool, England where Lennon asks McCartney to join his group The Quarrymen.

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