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Today in Rock: April 3

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Today in Rock: April 3
Today in Rock: April 3
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Sebastian Bach of Skid Row
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1943 and 1999.

On this day in 1943 Richard Manuel, future multi-instrumentalist for The Band, is born in Stratford, Canada.

On this day in 1949 Richard Thompson, future guitarist for Fairport Convention, is born in London, England.

On this day in 1951 Mel Schacher, future bassist of Grand Funk Railroad and Question Mark and the Mysterians, is born in Flint, Michigan.

On this day in 1959 The British Broadcasting Corporation bans the Coasters' cut “Charlie Brown” because of its reference to "spitballs" (but the ban is lifted two weeks later).

On this day in 1960 Elvis Presley records the song “It's Now or Never”.

On this day in 1964 “The Times They Are A Changin'” puts Bob Dylan on the UK singles chart for the first time.

On this day in 1967 The Beatles are in the studio overdubbing and mixing “Within You Without You”.

On this day in 1968 Sebastian Bach, future lead singer of Skid Row is born in Freeport, Bahamas.

On this day in 1969 the single “Badge” is released in the UK. The song was recorded by Cream and co-composed by Eric Clapton and George Harrison.

On this day in 1975 Steve Miller is arrested for setting fire to a "friend's" possessions and then resisting arrest by scuffling with police who respond. (Charges are dropped the next day.)

On this day in 1988 Billy Ocean's song “Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1989 23 people are arrested when they try to crash a Grateful Dead concert (along with several thousand other fans).

On this day in 1999 British songwriter and composer Lionel Bart dies at the age of 68.

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