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Today in Rock: June 27

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Today in Rock: June 27
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Fayette Pinkney of The Three Degrees
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1959 and 2009.

On this day in 1959 future country music crooner Lorrie Morgan is born in Nashville, Tennessee.

On this day in 1961 Margo Timmins, future lead singer/songwriter for Cowboy Junkies is born in Quebec, Canada.

On this day in 1964 Peter & Gordon's “A World Without Love” - written anonymously by Paul McCartney - goes to number one in the US.

On this day in 1970 the group Smile changes its name to Queen and perform for the first time with the new name.

On this day in 1975 Fandango becomes ZZ Top's second gold LP.

On this day in 1976 Leigh Nash, future singer/songwriter for Sixpence None the Richer, is born in New Braunfels, Texas. Also on this day John Lennon receives his "green card" from the U.S. Department of Naturalization.

On this day in 1992 Stefanie Sargent, lead guitarist of 7 Year Bitch, dies at the age of 24.

On this day in 1995 Circle Jerks release their sixth and final studio album, Oddities, Abnormalities & Curiosities. It’s their first release on a major label, (although Mercury will go on to drop Circle Jerks after they fail to reach mainstream success).

On this day in 2002 John Entwistle, bass player for The Who, dies in a hotel room in Las Vegas, Nevada from a heart attack triggered by cocaine use at the age of 57..

On this day in 2006 Eileen Barton dies at the age of 81.

On this day in 2009 Philly gal Fayette Pinkney of The Three Degrees dies at the age of 61 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Also on this day actress/singer Gale Storm dies at the age of 87. Finally, on this day Neil Young performs in London's Hyde Park. He is joined on stage by Paul McCartney for a duet of "A Day In The Life."