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Today in Rock: July 11

Today in music history:

Today in Rock: July 11
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Charles Pope
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1950 and 2013.

On this day in 1950 Bonnie Pointer, future member of The Pointer Sisters, is born in Oakland, California.

On this day in 1959 Richie Sambora, future guitarist for Bon Jovi and future singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega are born in Perth Amboy and Santa Monica, California respectively.

On this day in 1960 The Hollywood Argyles' “Alley Oop” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1964 The Supremes release “Where Did Our Love Go.”

On this day in 1968 The Beatles are in the studio working on “Revolution.”

On this day in 1969 The Beatles are in the studio working on “Something” and “You Never Give Me Your Money.”

On this day in 1970 the soundtrack to the film Woodstock hits number one in the US. Also on this day Three Dog Night's “Mama Told Me Not To Come” hits number one in the US. Finally, on this day The Who releases “Summertime Blues.”

On this day in 1975 future rapper Lil' Kim is born in Brooklyn, New York.

On this day in1979 the space station Skylab crashes to Earth after 6 years in space. Leading up to the event, Electric Light Orchestra take out ads in trade magazines dedicating their new single, “Don't Bring Me Down”, to Skylab.

On this day in 1990 Steven Adler is fired from Guns N' Roses because of his drug use. He is replaced by Matt Sorum, who was previously with The Cult.

On this day in 2012 Florence Welch, lead woman for Florence + the Machine, faces ill health and a failing voice, causing the group to cancel two European concerts.

On this day in 2013 Charles Pope of The Tams dies at the age of 76.

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