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Today in Rock: July 21

Today in music history:

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Herb Kalin
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1922 and 2006.

On this day in 1922 future jazz and pop singer Kay Starr is born in Dougherty, Oklahoma.

On this day in 1945 Rosie Hamlin, future singer for Rosie and the Originals is born in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

On this day in 1958 Elvis Presley's "Hard Headed Woman" hits number one in the US. .

On this day in 1960 Elvis Presley receives a first degree black belt in karate.

On this day in 1963 4,000 fans without tickets try to crash a Beatles gig in Blackpool, England. The only way the band can get in is via the roof.

On this day in 1969 The Beatles record “Come Together.”

On this day in 1971 Carole King's platter Tapestry goes gold in the US. .

On this day in 1973 "Mary Wilson Day" is declared in Detroit in honor of The Supremes member. Also on this day Jim Croce's “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” hits number one in the US. .

On this day in 1975 Van McCoy's "The Hustle" hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1977 Linda Ronstadt, who's just released a cover version of The Rolling Stones' “Tumblin' Dice”, hops onstage at the band's Tucson, AZ concert to sing it with them.

On this day in 1979 Robert Palmer releases “Bad Case of Loving You.”

On this day in 1987 Paul McCartney records "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," “Ain't That A Shame” and “Crackin' Up."

On this day in 1990 Roger Waters performs the classic Pink Floyd album The Wall at the Berlin Wall. Having left Pink Floyd, he is joined by The Band, Scorpions and Cyndi Lauper.

On this day in 2006 Herb Kalin of The Kalin Twins dies at the age of 72.

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