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September 15th
1968 - The Doors are forced to perform without Jim Morrison at a concert in Amsterdam. While Jefferson Airplane was performing 'Plastic Fantastic Lover', Morrison, stoned on some
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September 2nd
1964 - The Beatles play a show at The Convention Hall in Philadelphia. There were race-riots days prior to the concert in Philly and The Beatles, who were strong civil rights supporters, are shocked to see
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July 8th
1967 - The Monkees kick off their 29-date tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as an opening act. However, Hendrix was eventually dropped after just six shows
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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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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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May 27th
1957 - Buddy Holly releases his only No. 1 hit, "That'll Be the Day." The song had its genesis in a trip to the movies by Holly, Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis in June 1956.
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May 20th
1967 - Aretha Franklin's "Respect" returns to the top of the charts after being dislodged by Martha & the Vandellas. Aretha's signature song is her version of Otis Redding's original which tells a much different story.
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April 15th
1982 - Billy Joel takes a motorcycle ride that ends when his vehicle collides with an automobile. He has surgery for a broken wrist.
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March 17th
1968 - The Bee Gees made their US television debut when they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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