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Today in Rock: March 26

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Today in Rock: March 26
All Images Courtesy of TOO unless otherwise indicated
"The Butcher Cover"
Courtesy of Capitol Records

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1944 and 2011.

On this day in 1944 Diana Ross, future singer and actress is born in Detroit, Michigan.

On this day in 1964 Chuck Berry, records the song "No Particular Place To Go". Also on this day former Beatles drummer Pete Best appears on the game show "I've Got A Secret."

On this day in 1966 the photograph for the "butcher" cover for The Beatles' American Yesterday And Today LP is taken. Also on this day The Strangeurs, featuring future Aerosmith frontman Steven Tallarico--later Steven Tyler--open for The Byrds at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.

On this day in 1970 singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary is arrested in Washington, DC for taking "immoral liberties" with a 14 year-old girl.

On this day in 1971 Harold McNair, saxophonist and flautist for Ginger Baker's Airforce, dies at the age of 39.

On this day in 1977 The Clash put out their debut single, making an immediate political statement with "White Riot." It’s only released in the UK, and not available in the US (until two years later).

On this day in 1980 Pink Floyd's release The Wall breaks the record for longest charting pop album, held at the time by Carole King's platter Tapestry.

On this day in 1988 Michael Jackson's “Man In The Mirror” holds at number 1 in the US.

On this day in 2009 Pete Wentz, bassist and lyricist for the group Fall Out Boy hosts the MTV Australia Awards. His band wins Best Rock Video for "I Don't Care" while Pink's "So What" scores for Best Video.

On this day in 2011 Carl Bunch, Buddy Holly's drummer, dies at the age of 71.

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