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Today in Rock: July 28

Today in music history:

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George Williams
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1962 and 2004.

On this day in 1962 future singer, TV writer and actress Rachel Sweet is born in Akron, Ohio. Also on this day Tommy Roe's “Sheila” enters the charts

On this day in 1968 The Beatles hold their "Mad Day Out," an all-day group photography session across London, which produces most of their well-known latter-day photographs, including the cover of Life and the inside gatefold of their Beatles 1967-1970 album.

On this day in 1973 Chicago's Chicago at Carnegie Hall (“Chicago IV”) LP hits number one in the US. Also on this day Grand Funk Railroad releases “We're An American Band.”

On this day in 1976 The Steve Miller Band's Fly Like An Eagle album goes gold.

On this day in 1979 following a concert in Cleveland, Joe Perry quits Aerosmith when he gets in a screaming match with Steven Tyler. (He is replaced by Jim Crespo but returns in 1984.)

On this day in 1987 The Beatles' company, Apple, sues shoemaker Nike, Capitol Records, EMI and Wieden Kennedy advertising agency for $15 million for unauthorized use of the Beatles' song “Revolution” in one of their "Nike Air" TV ads. Nike claimed it had paid their US label, Capitol, $250,000 for the rights and also that Yoko Ono had given her blessing. (The suit was eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.)

On this day in 1995 after decades of legal negotiations, James Al Hendrix, surviving father of Jimi, is once again given legal use of his son's name and likeness for merchandising.

On this day in 1996 Marge Ganser of The Shangri-Las dies at the age of 48.

On this day in 2004 George Williams, lead singer of The Tymes dies at the age of 68.

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