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Today in Rock: August 13

Today in music history:

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Peaches & Herb
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1951 and 2005.

On this day in 1951 future singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Dan Fogelberg is born in Peoria, Illinois.

On this day in 1964 The Kinks score their first hit as “You Really Got Me”, written by Ray Davies on his mother's piano, enters the British charts. Also on this day The Supremes record “Baby Love.”

On this day in 1965 The Beatles release the LP Help! in the US.

On this day in 1966 The Lovin' Spoonful's “Summer In The City” hits number one in the US. Also on this day with some members of the media turning on The Beatles after John Lennon's comments that they are "more popular than Jesus" are published, the Texas radio station KLUE-AM holds the first "Beatles Bonfire," where folks can burn their Beatles platters.

On this day in 1967 a Joan Baez concert at Washington DC's Constitution Hall is canceled after the Daughters of the American Revolution protest her recent anti-war remarks concerning Vietnam.

On this day in 1968 The Beatles are recording “Sexy Sadie” and “Yer Blues.”

On this day in 1971 John Lennon leaves England via Heathrow Airport, headed for New York City to find Yoko Ono's estranged and possibly kidnapped daughter Kyoto. It would be the last time he would see England.

On this day in 1977 Bachman-Turner Overdrive announces that the band is disbanding (though they would reunite within six years).

On this day in 1982 in response to plummeting record sales (which the industry blames on the sale of blank cassette tapes), major labels CBS, Atlantic, and Warner Brothers announce a number of major staff cuts.

On this day in 2005 Francine Barker--the original Peaches in Peaches & Herb--dies at the age of 58.

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