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Today in Rock: June 13

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1954 and 1986.

On this day in 1954 Bo Donaldson (Robert Walter Donaldson) future singer and keyboardist for Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods is born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

On this day in 1955 Jorge Santana, brother of Carlos and future of guitarist for Malo, is born in Autlán, Mexico.

On this day in 1958 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California (which is also the alma mater of Captain Beefheart).

On this day in 1961 The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany.

On this day in 1962 Ricky Nelson records the song "It's Up To You."

On this day in 1963 the production company Gerry and the Pacemakers Limited is incorporated

On this day in 1964 The Beatles perform at the Centennial Hall in Adelaida, Australia. Jimmy Nicol is on drums.

On this day in 1969 The Crazy World of Arthur Brown disbands. Also on this day Soren Rasted, future of guitarist/keyboardist for Aqua, is born in Allerød Municipality, Denmark.

On this day in 1970 Bread releases the single “Make It With You.” Also on this day Rivers Cuomo, future lead guitarist and vocalist for Weezer, is born in New York, New York. Also on this day John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band’s Live Peace In Toronto reaches its 23rd week on the Billboard charts.

On this day in 1977 The Beatles release The Beatles Live! at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany; the US.

On this day in 1980 Paul McCartney's song “Coming Up” hits number one in the US. Also on this day the Deborah Harry/Meat Loaf movie, Roadie, opens.

On this day in 1986 jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman dies at the age of 77.


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