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Today in Rock: June 9

Today in music history:

Today in Rock: June 9
Today in Rock: June 9
All Images Courtesy of TOO unless otherwise indicated
 Country songwriter and soul singer Arthur Alexander
country songwriter and soul singer Arthur Alexander/Courtesy of TOO

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1941 and 1993.

On this day in 1941 Jon Lord, future keyboardist for Deep Purple and Whitesnake, is born in Leicester, England.

On this day in 1949 George Bunnell, future bassist and rhythm guitarist for The Strawberry Alarm Clock, is born in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

On this day in 1959 Bobby Darin makes his Las Vegas debut, opening for George Burns at the Sahara Hotel.

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

On this day in 1965 The Beatles’ “Ticket To Ride” is in its 9th and final week in the UK Top 30.

On this day in 1966 The Beatles are in the studio working on the song that will become “Good Day Sunshine.” Also on this day Elvis Presley's movie, “Paradise, Hawaiian Style” is sneak-previewed in Memphis (it opens nationally a month later).

On this day in 1969 The Rolling Stones replace founding member Brian Jones with Mick Taylor. (Jones, who says he's leaving to "play my kind of music," is found dead less than a month later at his home.)

On this day in 1970 Bob Dylan receives an honorary Doctorate of Music from Princeton University.

On this day in 1971 Paul McCartney's Ram goes gold in the US.

On this day in 1972 Bruce Springsteen signs with Columbia Records and begins recording his first album, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

On this day in 1977 George and Patti Harrison’s divorce is officially final.

On this day in 1978 The Rolling Stones release the platter Miss You.

On this day in 1993 country songwriter and soul singer Arthur Alexander dies at the age of 53. Also on this day the Tina Turner biographical film What's Love Got To Do With It opens.

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