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The Temptations perform at half-time as the the San Antonio Spurs take on the Detroit Pistons in Game three of the 2005 NBA Finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills on June 14, 2005 in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
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May 12th

1962The Temptations make the charts with their first notable single “Dream Come True.” It was written by Berry Gordy Jr. the founder of Motown. The single was their first to appear on the Billboard R&B singles chart and peaked at number 22.

1975Jefferson Starship plays to 60,000 fans in NYC’s Central Park for a free concert. The band and sponsor picked up the cleaning bill afterwards. The free concert ends up costing them $14,000.

1985 Phil Collins kicked off the North American leg on his No Jacket Required World Tour at the Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts. While on this tour, Collins recorded a song for the movie White Nights. The song, “Separate Lives,” was a duet that Collins performed with Marilyn Martin and went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

2000 – The gates to Strawberry Fields in Liverpool, England are stolen. They are later turned in to the police after a scrap dealer realized what he had acquired.

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