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Today in Rock: July 8

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1944 and 2003.

On this day in 1944 Jai Johanny Johanson, future drummer for The Allman Brothers Band, is born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

On this day in 1950 Nat "King" Cole's “Mona Lisa” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1957 Elvis Presley's "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1963 future singer-songwriter Joan Osborne is born in Anchorage, Kentucky.

On this day in 1966 The Beatles release the Nowhere Man EP in the UK.

On this day in 1967 In Jacksonville, Jimi Hendrix opens for The Monkees, which is a musical train wreck. Hendrix plays 7 more shows with the pop stars before leaving the tour.

On this day in 1968 The Beatles release the song “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.”

On this day in 1973 Bill Withers' “Lean On Me” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1976 Starland Vocal Band's “Afternoon Delight” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1978 after half a year at number one, the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack is finally bumped off the top spot by Gerry Rafferty's City To City. Also on this day The Clash's Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon are arrested on drunk and disorderly charges following a concert at The Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland. Finally, on this day Exile releases the single "Kiss You All Over."

On this day in 1981 the Go-Go's release their debut album, Beauty and the Beat.

On this day in 2003 a tooth from the mouth of Elvis Presley, once the property of former girlfriend Linda Thompson, goes up for auction on eBay. Along with a lock of his hair and a gold record, it garners more than $100,000.


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