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Today in Rock: March 15

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Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1940 and 2002.

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On this day in 1940 Phil Lesh, future bassist for The Grateful Dead is born in Berkeley, California.

On this day in 1941Mike Love future singer/songwriter for The Beach Boys is born in L.A., California.

On this day in 1954 The Chords record "Sh-Boom".

On this day in 1955 Fats Domino records “Ain't That A Shame”.

On this day in 1965 Freddie & the Dreamers release "I'm Telling You Now".

On this day in 1967 The Beatles are in the studio recording “Within You Without You”.

On this day in 1969 Tommy Roe's “Dizzy” hits number one in the US. Also on this day John Lennon and Yoko Ono get caught "standing in the dock at Southampton, trying to get to Holland or France" as passport problems stall their wedding.

On this day in 1975 will.i.am future rapper and member of the Black Eyed Peas is born in East L.A., California. Also on this day The Doobie Brothers' “Black Water” hits number one and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger settles his paternity suit with singer Marsha Hunt out of court.

On this day in 1976 Kiss release their platter Destroyer.

On this day in 1981 John Lennon’s single “Watching The Wheels” is posthumously released in the US. It’s backed with Yoko Ono’s “Yes, I’m Your Angel”.

On this day in 1989 The Rolling Stones sign a contract for $70 million – which is then the largest ever amount -- for their upcoming US tour.

On this day in 1999 Dusty Springfield, Del Shannon, Curtis Mayfield, Paul McCartney, The Staple Singers, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

On this day in 2002 Marshall Lieb singer/songwriter for The Teddy Bears dies at the age of 63.

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