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Today in Rock: June 20

Today in music history:

Today in Rock: June 20
Today in Rock: June 20
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Lawrence Payton of The Four Tops
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1942 and 1997.

On this day in 1942 Brian Wilson, future singer-songwriter/musician for The Beach Boys, is born in Inglewood, California.

On this day in 1949 future Commodore and solo singer Lionel Richie is born in Tuskegee, Alabama. On this day in 1954 Michael Anthony future bass player for Van Halen, is born in Chicago, Illinois.

On this day in 1955 The Four Lads record the song "Moments To Remember."

On this day 1956 Elvis Presley appears on Wink Martindale's local Memphis TV show to promote a benefit concert.

On this day in 1960 John Taylor, future bassist for Duran Duran, is born in Solihull, England.

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

On this day 1962 Rick Nelson records the song "Teenage Idol." Also on this day The Beatles perform at the Cavern, with The Strangers and The Sorrals

On this day in 1963 the production company The Beatles Limited is incorporated.

On this day in 1966 The Beatles’ platter Yesterday And Today is released in the US with the new “trunk’ album cover.

On this day 1969 Jimi Hendrix is paid $125,000 for a single performance, at Newport Jazz Festival.

On this day 1972 The Tallahatchee Bridge in Money, Mississippi, made famous in Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billie Joe," collapses (it would later be rebuilt). Also on this day Twiggy Ramirez, future guitarist and bassist for Marilyn Manson, is born in Coral Springs, Florida.

On this day in 1976 Jerome Earl Fontamillas, future guitarist for Switchfoot, is born in Pasay, Philippines.

On this day 1988 Saxon release the disc Destiny.

On this day 1997 Lawrence Payton of The Four Tops dies at the age of 59.

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