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Today in Rock: August 19

Today in music history:

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Leroi Moore
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1948 and 2008.

On this day in 1948 Susan Jacks, future lead singer for The Poppy Family, is born in Saskatchewan, Canada,

On this day in 1957 Debbie Reynolds' "Tammy" hits number on in the US.

On this day in 1966 future country crooner Lee Ann Womack is born in Jacksonville, Texas. Also on this day Sandy Posey records "Single Girl".

On this day in 1967 Ringo Starr and his wife, the former Maureen Cox, give birth to their second son, Jason. Also on this day The Beatles' “All You Need Is Love” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1969 at the site of the just-ended Woodstock festival, crews bulldoze acres of trash and debris into a pit and burn it. The total cost is $100,000. The total tonnage is not known. Also on this day, Crosby, Stills and Nash appear on the Dick Cavett Show, giving a first-hand account of the Woodstock festival. Joni Mitchell also appears and does her song about the festival, conveniently called “Woodstock”.

On this day in 1972 Chicago's platter Chicago V hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1980 "The Breaks" by Kurtis Blow becomes the first rap single to go gold. Also on this day a riot breaks out in Toronto when Alice Cooper cancels a concert due to illness.

On this day in 1988 Elvis Presley's “Hound Dog” is named the most played song in the first hundred years of the jukebox's existence.

On this day in 1989 Lou Reed breaks his ankle after a soundcheck in Cleveland, and is forced to cancel the remainder of his tour.

On this day in 2008 LeRoi Moore, saxophonist for The Dave Matthews Band, dies at the age of 46.

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