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Today in Rock: August 22

Today in music history:

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Ashford and Leiber
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1947 and 2011.

On this day in 1947 Donna Godchaux, future vocalist for The Grateful Dead, is born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

On this day in 1961 Debbi Peterson, future drummer for The Bangles is born in L.A., California.

On this day in 1963 future singer-songwriter/musician Tori Amos is born in Newton, North Carolina. Also on this day EMI announces a half-million advance orders in Britain for The Beatles' upcoming single, "She Loves You".

On this day in 1964 Alvin and the Chipmunks' label, Liberty, reports that their cover album of Beatles songs is moving 25,000 copies a day. Also on this day The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go" hits number one. Finally on this day Martha and the Vandellas release “Dancing In The Streets.”

On this day in 1966 The Beatles' platter Revolver goes gold.

On this day in 1967 The Beatles record the first takes of “Your Mother Should Know.”

On this day in 1968 Having come home from vacation to find her husband in bed with Yoko Ono, John Lennon's first wife Cynthia files for divorce -- one day before their sixth anniversary. Also on this day The Beatles record “Back In The U.S.S.R.”

On this day in 1970 Bread's "Make It With You" hits number one.

On this day in 1998 Jim Carrey joins Elton John on stage at a show in Anaheim, California, where the pair duet on "Rocket Man." After which Carrey sits at the piano and smashes his head into the keys.

On this day in 2011 Nick Ashford of the Motown writing duo Ashford and Simpson dies at the age of 70. Also on this day Jerry Leiber of the songwriter duo Leiber and Stoller dies at the age of 78.

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