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Today in Rock: June 24

Today in music history:

Today in Rock: June 24
Today in Rock: June 24
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JoJo Billingsley background singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1944 and 1999.

On this day in 1942 Mick Fleetwood, future drummer and co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, is born in Cornwall, England.

On this day in 1961 The Beatles back Tony Sheridan in a Hamburg studio recording the song “Take out Some Insurance on Me, Baby.”

On this day in 1964 The Beatles play another concert in New Zealand.

On this day in 1965 John Lennon's second book of drawings and nonsense rhymes, A Spaniard In The Works is published.

On this day in 1966 the final Beatles world tour begins in Munich. Moving forward, they concentrate on studio efforts, resulting in the landmark album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Also on this date The Supremes record “Love Is Like an Itching In My Heart.”

On this day in 1967 Procol Harum's “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” enters the U.S. singles chart.

On this day in 1973 Blues Project reunite for a concert in Central Park

On this day in 1992 Billy Joel graduates! He finally gets his high school diploma from Hicksville High School in Long Island, New York. He didn't graduate with his class in 1967 because of missed gym and English credits.

On this day in 2000 Kiss auction off $888,000 worth of costumes, instruments and tour memorabilia, including Gene Simmons' Psycho Circus tour-wear (including codpiece), which sells for $32,200.

On this day in 2007 Shirley Bassey's helicopter makes an emergency landing in Surrey, England (she is unhurt).

On this day in 2008 A blogger who had thought it would be a good idea to leak some finished tracks from Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy receives a visit from the FBI and a cease-and-desist letter.

On this day in 2010 JoJo Billingsley background singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd dies at the age of 58.

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