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Today in Rock: July 26

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J.J. Cale
J.J. Cale
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1941 and 2013.

On this day in 1941 future singer/actress Darlene Love is born in Hawthorne, California.

On this day in 1943 Mick Jagger, future frontman for The Rolling Stones, is born Michael Phillip Jagger in Dartford, Kent, England.

On this day in The Monkees record “(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone.”

On this day in 1968 The Rolling Stones platter Beggar's Banquet is scheduled for release, but withdrawn by their label, Decca, over concerns with the album cover, which shows a toilet covered in graffiti. (The LP is later released with a picture of an invitation on the cover.) Also on this day Paul McCartney and John Lennon finish writing “Hey Jude” in McCartney’s home studio.

On this day in 1976 Ted Nugent's self-titled album goes gold. Also on this day with endless touring and recording and numerous addictions tearing the band apart, Three Dog Night plays their last concert tonight in San Francisco, California (The group would reunite in 1981, but that reunion would prove short-lived.)

On this day in 1977 while touring the US with Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant learns that his son Karac has died of a respiratory illness. The tour abruptly ends. (The original Led Zeppelin will never again play in the United States.)

On this day in 1992 singer Mary Wells dies at the age of 49.

On this day in 2000 the file-sharing service Napster is ordered by a US federal judge to cease trading copyrighted music files in the next 48 hours.

On this day in 2006 Paul McCartney's first guitar is sold at an Abbey Road Studios auction for 330,000 pounds or approximately half a million dollars.

On this day in 2013 American singer-songwriter/musician J.J. Cale dies at the age of 74.