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Today in Rock: July 13

Today in music history:

Today in Rock: July 13
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American songwriter and record producer Jerry Ragovoy
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1953 and 2013.

On this day in 1953 future country crooner Louise Mandrell is born in Corpus Christi, Texas.

On this day in 1959 The Shirelles release “Dedicated To The One I Love.”

On this day in 1961 The Beatles perform at St. John's Hall in Liverpool, England.

On this day in 1963 The Beatles’ Please Please Me LP reaches its tenth week at number one in the UK.

On this day in 1964 The Beatles release “A Hard Day’s Night” b/w “I Should Have Known Better.” Also on this day The Supremes release “Come See About Me.”

On this day in 1968 Steppenwolf release “Born To Be Wild.”

On this day in 1973 future singer-songwriter Deborah Cox is born in Ontario, Canada.

On this day in 1974 George McRae' "Rock Your Baby" hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1985 The Live Aid concerts take place in Philadelphia and London to raise money for the hungry in Africa. The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Elton John, David Bowie, The Who, Queen, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan all take part. Also on this day David Bowie and Mick Jagger debut their video for "Dancing in the Street" at Live Aid.

On this day in 1992 Jett Williams, illegitimate daughter of country legend Hank Williams is granted partial royalties on his songs by a New York appeals court.

On this day in 2000 James Brown is formally charged with assaulting Russell Eubanks, an employee of South Carolina Electric and Gas, with a steak knife after Eubanks visited Brown's estate to check on reports that he was without electricity.

On this day in 2011 American songwriter and record producer Jerry Ragovoy dies at the age of 80.

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