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1962 - George Martin had The Beatles return to EMI's Abbey Road to re-record "Love Me Do." They also recorded "P.S. I Love You" and an early version of "Please Please Me."

1964 - George Harrison formed his own song publishing company, which he named Harrissongs.

1967 - The Beatles’ "All You Need Is Love" was certified as a million seller.

1967 - The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" bus began trekking across the English countryside.

1968 - Sly and the Family Stone’s Larry Graham was arrested for possession of marijuana, which led to the cancellation of the group’s TV appearance and hotel reservations.

1975 - Aerosmith's eponymous debut album was certified gold.

1977 - Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin made his TV acting debut on ABC's The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew meet Dracula, playing the character Circus.

1977 - David Bowie recorded "The Little Drummer Boy" as a duet with Bing Crosby. The song would appear on Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas album.

1979 - Kenny Jones filled in on drums at The Who’s first U.S. concert appearance without Keith Moon.

1984 - Bruce Springsteen shattered the attendance record at Philadelphia's Spectrum when 16,800 fans attended the first of six sold-out gigs.

1987 - Peter Tosh of The Wailers was shot and killed by robbers in his Jamaica home.

1988 - Metallica set out on their first headlining tour of Europe with a show in Budapest, Hungary.

1996 - David Bowie released the single "Telling Lies" exclusively on the Internet, marking the first time a major artist premiered a new song on the web.

1996 - INXS frontman Michael Hutchence was fined $600 after pleading guilty to hitting a photographer. The victim took a snapshot of Hutchence with Bob Geldof's estranged wife outside a hotel where they had spent the night together.

2001 - Dream Theater’s album Live Scenes From New York was recalled because of the original artwork on the cover, which portrayed the World Trade Center towers on fire. The album was later re-released with alternate cover art.


1953 Tommy Shaw of Styx

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