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Today in Rock: July 15

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1946 and 1991.

On this day in 1946 future songstress Linda Ronstadt is born in Tucson, Arizona.

On this day in 1953 future singer-songwriter Alicia Bridges is born in Lawndale, North Carolina.

On this day in 1956 Marky Ramone, future drummer for The Ramones, is born in Brooklyn, New York.

On this day in 1964 John Lennon buys Kenwood, St George's Hill Estate, Weybridge, for 20000 pounds.

On this day in 1966 Klaus Voorman is released from his NEMS contract by Brian Epstein so that he can join Manfred Mann as bassist.

On this day in 1968 The Beatles' new enterprise, Apple, enters its new corporate headquarters on 3 Savile Row, London, (later the site of their famous "rooftop concert") although some departments remain at 95 Wigmore Street.. Also on this day The Beatles work on the song “Cry Baby Cry” which would eventually be included on The Beatles' The Beatles or what is now known as "the White Album."

On this day in 1972 Elton John's Honky Chateau platter hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1973 At a festival concert in White City, London, a visibly distraught Ray Davies, newly separated from his wife, announces on stage that he's retiring from show business, leaves the concert, and checks into a local hospital for exhaustion. (A week later, he will return to the band.)

On this day in 1986 Run-DMC's Raising Hell becomes the first rap album certified platinum. Also on this day Columbia Records, Johnny Cash's home for 28 years, drops the singer from its roster of artists.

On this day in 1989 200,000 people turn out for a free Pink Floyd concert in Venice, Italy.

On this day in 1991 actor/game show host Bert Convy, former vocalist for The Cheers, dies at the age of 57.


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