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Today in Rock: June 14

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1945 and 2012.

On this day in 1945 Rod Argent future musician and founding member of The Zombies and Argent is born in St. Albans, England.

On this day in 1965 The Beatles release Beatles VI and are in the studio recording “I've Just Seen a Face”, “I'm Down” and “Yesterday.” Also on this day Sonny & Cher release “I Got You Babe.”

On this day in 1966 The Beatles record “Here, There And Everywhere.”

On this day in 1967 The Beatles record “All You Need Is Love.” Also on this day The Monkees record “Daydream Believer.”

On this day in 1970 Eric Clapton's new band is introduced as "Derek and the Dominos" when they take the stage at the Lyceum in London. They told the promoter they were "The Dynamics," but he convinced them to add the "Derek," which was a nickname for Clapton. The mangled name interpretation stuck.

On this day in 1975 America's “Sister Golden Hair” hits number one in the US. Also on this day Janis Ian releases “At Seventeen.”

On this day in 1976 The Beatles' platter Rock 'N' Roll Music goes gold.

On this day in 1980 Billy Joel's Glass Houses camps out at the top spot (for the first of six consecutive weeks).

On this day in 1995 Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley are interviewed together on ABC-TV's Prime Time program, insisting their marriage is not a sham. (They get divorced in January, 1996.)

On this day in 1996 George Martin, Beatles producer, is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

On this day in 2002 Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

On this day in 2012 bluesman Rick Moore dies at the age of 62.


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