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Today in Rock: July 10

Today in music history:

Today in Rock: July 10
Courtesy of TOO
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1937 and 2012.

On this day in 1937 future American singer Sandy Stewart is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

On this day in 1947 future singer-songwriter/musician Arlo Davy Guthrie is born in Coney Island, New York.

On this day in 1961 Bobby Lewis' “Tossin' And Turnin'” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1963 Martha and the Vandellas release “Heatwave."

On this day in 1964 The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night film has its Liverpool premiere, with over 200,000 locals (!) turning up to celebrate their hometown heroes making good.

On this day in 1965 The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1968 early prog-rockers The Nice are banned from London's Royal Albert Hall after burning an American flag on stage as an antiwar protest. Also on this day the “You Are Here” art exhibit, sponsored by John Lennon, opens.

On this day in 1972 Harry Nilsson releases the platter Son of Schmilsson

On this day in 1976 a 16 year-old girl is stabbed to death at a Yes concert in Jersey City, New Jersey.

On this day in 1980 future Jessica Simpson is born in Abilene, Texas.

On this day in 1995 Westwood One radio broadcasts Paul McCartney’s radio show “Oobu Joobu” Part 9.

On this day in 2007 Bad Religion release their fourteenth full-length studio album New Maps of Hell.

On this day in 2012 Slash, of Guns N' Roses fame, gets his star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Charlie Sheen is master of ceremonies at the event, and comments, "It seems quite fitting that Slash is getting a star on the very street Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on."

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