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nglish rock group The Who, during their 1966 German/Swiss tour, from left to right; drummer Keith Moon (1947 - 1978), Roger Daltrey (vocals), John Entwistle (1944 - 2002, bass guitar) and Pete Townshend (guitar).
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March 26th, 1975 - The film 'Tommy' premieres in London theaters today. The movie is based on The Who's 1969 rock opera album by the same name. Later in the year the film would go on to win the award for 'Rock Movie of the Year'

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Jefferson Airplane - Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images
Jefferson Airplane - Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images
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March 19th, 1974Jefferson Airplane re-named the group and became Jefferson Starship. The new line-up included Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, drummer Johnny Barbata, David Freiberg, Peter Kaukonen, Cragi Chaquico and Papa John Creach.

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Bow Wow Wow - Photo by Evan Agostini / Getty Images
Bow Wow Wow - Photo by Evan Agostini / Getty Images
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March 12th, 1981- Bow Wow Wow has no choice but to cancel the first several dates of their tour when the Greater London Council insisted that the band's young 15 year old singer, Annabella Lwin, would be charged with truancy.

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Michael Jackson - Photo by Mike Powell / Getty Images
Michael Jackson - Photo by Mike Powell / Getty Images
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February 27th, 2004 - Michael Jackson is enjoying a vacation with his children in Aspen, Colorado when he frightens workers at a local supermarket dressed in all black, his face hidden behind a surgical mask.

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Genesis - Photo by Graham Wood / Getty Images
Genesis - Photo by Graham Wood / Getty Images
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February 13th, 1976Phil Collins takes the role of lead vocalist in Genesis since the departure of Peter Gabriel. A Trick of the Tail is released today it’s their first album with this new arrangement.

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The Eagles - Photo by Stuart Wilson / Getty Images
The Eagles - Photo by Stuart Wilson / Getty Images
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February 6th, 2001 - Don Felder, guitarist, was fired from The Eagles. He would later attempt to sue drummer Don Henley and guitarist Glen Frey for wrongful termination and breach of an implied contract.

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Jimmy Buffett - Rick Diamond / Getty Images
Jimmy Buffett - Rick Diamond / Getty Images
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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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UK: The Nokia Isle of Wight Festival 2004 - Day Three
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January 9th, 1997 – It’s the day after David Bowie’s 50th birthday and he’s throwing a ‘Birthday Bash’ at the Madison Square Garden with special guests Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure,The Foo Fighters, Lou Reed and Billy Corgan. Bowie is also performing and the proceeds would go to the Save The Children fund.

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George Harrison - Keystone / Getty Images
George Harrison - Keystone / Getty Images
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January 2nd, 1971 - George Harrison's album 'All Things Must Pass' starts a seven week run at the No.1 position on the album chart. It makes Harrison the first solo Beatle to score a No.1 album.

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Elton John - Photo by Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images
Elton John - Photo by Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images
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December 19th, 1970 - Elton John's first US hit single, ‘Your Song’ enters the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It would peak at number eight in the US and seven in the UK.

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