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Today in Rock: June 19

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Today in Rock: June 19
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Country and western crooner Slim Whitman
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1950 and 2013.

On this day in 1950 Ann Wilson, future singer-songwriter/flutist/guitarist for Heart, is born in San Diego, California.

On this day in 1962 Future singer and celebrity Paula Abdul (her real name) is born in Los Angeles. On this day in 1964 The Beatles release the EP Long Tall Sally in the UK and The Beatles First in the US.

On this day in 1965 The Who, Spencer Davis and Marianne Faithfull appear at the Uxbridge Folk & Blues Festival.

On this day in 1970 Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett release On Tour With Eric Clapton in the UK. The platter featured such artists as Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock, Leon Russell, Dave Mason and George Harrison.

On this day in 1973 The Edgar Winter Group's “Frankenstein” goes gold.

On this day in1980 Donna Summer is the first artist to sign with Geffen Records.

On this day in 1992 Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band's play the Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York.

On this day in 1995 Westwood One radio broadcasts Paul McCartney’s radio program “Oobu Joobu” (Part 6).

On this day in 2004 an audience member hurls a lollipop on stage while David Bowie is performing in Oslo, Norway. The lollipop wedges itself in David Bowie's left eye (which already has an enlarged and frozen pupil following a childhood fight). Bowie stops the performance to remove the lollipop. He escapes serious injury.

On this day in 2010 "California Gurls" hits number one in the US. (It will be but the first of five Hot 100 chart-toppers from Katy Perry's Teenage Dream CD– an accomplishment equaled only by Michael Jackson's album Bad.

On this day in 2013 country and western crooner Slim Whitman dies at the age of 90.

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