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Today in Rock: August 9

Today in music history:

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Calvin "Fuzz" Jones
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1947 and 2010.

On this day in 1947 future singer Barbara “Yes, I’m Ready” Mason was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

On this day in 1960 future/singer-songwriter/guitarist Aimee Mann is born in Richmond, Virginia.

On this day in 1961 The Beatles play a night gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

On this day in 1963 Singer/actress Whitney Houston is born in Newark, New Jersey.

On this day in 1965 The Beatles record “You've Got To Hide Your Love Away.”

On this day in 1966 The Beatles’ original and never used stereo remix of “We Can Work It Out” is destroyed.

On this day in 1968 The Beatles record 25 takes of the song “Mother Nature's Son.”

On this day in 1969 Three Dog Night releases the song “Easy To Be Hard."

On this day in 1975 The Bee Gees’ "Jive Talkin'" hits number one in the US, becoming their first Disco hit.

On this day in 1978 Muddy Waters performs at the Carter White House.

On this day in 1995 day Jerry Garcia, frontman for the Grateful Dead, dies at the age of 53. Also on this day the original members of Kiss play together for the first time since 1980 when Peter Criss and Ace Frehley join the current band to record their MTV Unplugged special, which is later released as the CD Kiss Unplugged. Not counting Ace Frehley's 1976 wedding, it also marks the only time the original members performed without makeup. The appearance goes over so well that Criss and Frehley rejoin the group in 1996, replacing Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer. The subsequent tour becomes the top grossing tour that year.

On this day in 2010 blues artist Calvin "Fuzz" Jones dies at the age of 84.

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