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Today in Rock: July 25

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Erik Braunn,
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1922 and 2003.

On this day in 1950 Mark Clarke, future bassist for Uriah Heep, is born in Liverpool, England.

On this day in 1960 Elvis Presley's “It's Now Or Never” enters the charts.

On this day in 1963 songstress Cilla Black, discovered by Beatles manager Brian Epstein at a Gerry and the Pacemakers concert, makes her first recording test for EMI.

On this day in 1964 The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night is the number one platter in the U.S. and U.K. Also on this day The Animals' “The House Of The Rising Sun” enters the U.K. singles chart. Finally, on this day a first in cross-marketing history: Billboard reports that The Beatles' new film, A Hard Day's Night, has already made its production costs back on the soundtrack album.

On this day in 1966 The Monkees record “Last Train To Clarksville.”

On this day in 1968 The Beatles are in the studio working on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

On this day in 1969 The Beatles are in the studio working on several songs including “Polythene Pam” and “She Came In Through the Bathroom Window.”

On this day in 1971 The Beach Boys release “Surf's Up.”

On this day in 1989 Beastie Boys release their second album, Paul's Boutique, which is named after a store in Brooklyn.

On this day in 1995 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony release their breakthrough album E. 1999 Eternal, (which has gone platinum six times and features one of their biggest hits of all time "Tha Crossroads", which went platinum twice and won a 1996 Grammy for Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group).

On this day in 2003 Erik Braunn, guitarist for Iron Butterfly, dies at the age of 52.