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Today in Rock: July 18

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1941 and 1988.

On this day in 1941 Martha Reeves, future lead singer of Martha and The Vandellas, is born in Eufaula, Alabama.

On this day in 1960 Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry" hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1963 The Beatles are in the studio recording “You Really Got A Hold On Me”, “Money (That's What I Want)”, “Devil In Her Heart” and “Till There Was You.”

On this day in 1964 The Rolling Stones make their first hit on the American charts with their cover of Buddy Holly's “Not Fade Away.” Also on this day The Four Seasons' "Rag Doll” hits number one in the US. Finally, The Supremes release “Where Did Our Love Go.”

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

On this day in 1969 The Beatles are in the studio working on “Oh! Darling” and “Octopus's Garden.”

On this day in 1972 All six members of Sly And The Family Stone are arrested in Hollywood after police search their tour bus and find two pounds of marijuana and two vials of cocaine.

On this day in 1974 the US denies renewal of John Lennon's visa based on a drug possession conviction in England four years earlier.

On this day in 1978 Def Leppard make their live debut, with an audience of 150 at a school in Sheffield, England. Also on this day John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's “You're The One That I Want” goes platinum.

On this day in 1983 following up on momentum from their free Central Park reunion concert, Simon and Garfunkel start a 19-city tour in Akron, Ohio.

On this day in 1988 Nico, singer-songwriter and collaborator with The Velvet Underground dies at the age of 49.


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