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Today in Rock: June 29

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1943 and 2007.

On this day in 1943 future singer Little Eva is born in Belhaven, North Carolina.

On this day in 1957 Buddy Holly records the song “Peggy Sue.”

On this day in 1960 future singer Evelyn "Champagne" King is born in New York, New York.

On this day in 1963 an episode of "Thank Your Lucky Stars” featuring The Beatles and other Liverpool groups is broadcast. Also on this day an episode of “Juke Box Jury” with John Lennon as judge also airs.

On this day in 1967 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones are both found guilty on drug charges and sentenced in a London court.

On this day in 1968 Pink Floyd releases the platter A Saucerful Of Secrets.

On this day in 1969 Jimi Hendrix' Experience band play their last gig together at the Denver Pop Festival.

On this day in 1978 Nicole Scherzinger future member of the Pussycat Dolls is born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Also on this day Peter Frampton gets in a bad car accident in the Bahamas, breaking his arm and suffering internal injuries. He misses the premiere of the film he starred in, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which was derided by critics such as your rockin’ reviewer.

On this day in 1995 Ringo Starr's first TV commercial, for Pizza Hut, debuts in the US, as does a similar spot by the newly-reformed Monkees.

On this day in 1998 George Harrison announces that he is undergoing chemotherapy for throat cancer, with assurances that, "I'm not going to die on you folks just yet."

On this day in 2007 George McCorkle, guitarist for The Marshall Tucker Band, dies at the age of 60.


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