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July 6th

1966 The Rolling Stones play at the War Memorial Hall in Syracuse. During the performance they allegedly desecrate the American flag by dragging it across the stage. So sad especially so close to the 4th of July.

1979 – Singer, songwriter, and producer, Van McCoy, dies from a heart attack in Englewood. Van McCoy and the Soul City had the No.1 single ‘The Hustle’, which because the dance crazy in 1975. McCoy had worked with Gladys Knight and the Pips, Aretha Franklin, and David Ruffin throughout his career.

1985 –  Phil Collins goes to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sussudio’, his third US No.1. The song is about a schoolboy crush on a girl at school, but the main lyric ‘sussudio’ is actually meaningless. Collins admits he was improvising lyrics to a drum machine track when he programmed ‘suss-sussudio,’ a wording that scanned well. After trying to find an alternative word to fit the rhythm, the singer decided to keep “Sussudio” as the song title and lyric. No wonder it never made any sense.

2004 – On the 40th anniversary of the world premiere of The Beatles’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, a private reunion of the cast and crew was hosted in London. Paul McCartney, DVD producer Martin Lewis, and many of the cast and crew attended the reunion.

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