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1962 - The Fab Four started recording at Abbey Road Studio for the first time. The product of their first sessions there was the song "Love Me Do."

1964 - The Animals played their first live show at Brooklyn’s U.S. Paramount Theater.

1965 - The Who’s gear was stolen from out of their van. Ironically, the band was busy buying a guard dog at Battersea Dog's Home in England at the time.

1968 - The Rolling Stones’ "Street Fighting Man" was banned in several U.S. cities after authorities feared it might incite chaos in public.

1970 - George Harrison released his song "My Sweet Lord."  He was later sued for copyright infringement by The Shirelles, who thought the song sounded too much like, “He’s So Fine.”

1970 - The Rolling Stones issued their album Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out.

1976 - KISS released their single "Beth."

1986 - Gregg Allman was jailed after he was caught drunk driving in Florida.

1996 - Singer/songwriter Yusuf Islam, (formerly known as Cat Stevens), emerged to sign copies of his first album in almost 20 years.

1996 - KISS performed under the Brooklyn Bridge for MTV’s Video Music Awards.

1997 - Pat Smear announced that he would no longer play guitar in the Foo Fighters after a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Birthdays:

1945 Gene Parsons of The Byrds
1950 Ronald La Pread of The Commodores
1951 Martin Chambers of The Pretenders
1960 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

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