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Today in Rock: March 28

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1948 and 2013.

On this day in 1948 John Evan, future keyboardist of Jethro Tull is born in Lancashire, England.

On this day in 1958 Eddie Cochran records “Summertime Blues”.

On this day in 1964 The Beatles become the first rock bands to be displayed in Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London. Also on this day The Beatles' “Can't Buy Me Love” enters the charts. So, too, does Jan and Dean's “Dead Man's Curve.”

On this day in 1967 Van Morrison records “Brown Eyed Girl.”

On this day in 1968 Otis Redding's “(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay” hits number one in the US (about 3 months after his death becoming the first ever posthumous number one hit.)

On this day in 1973 Pink Floyd's LP Dark Side Of The Moon hits number one in the US as does Led Zeppelin’s release Houses Of The Holy.

On this day in 1974 Blue Swede's “Hooked On A Feeling” goes gold.

On this day in 1982 after driving erratically due to toxic shock from drug abuse, David Crosby is arrested in San Diego for driving under the influence and possession of Quaaludes, cocaine, drug paraphernalia well as an unlicensed .45 pistol. When cops ask why Crosby is carrying the gun, he says two words: "John Lennon."

On this day in 2011 rapper Rick Ross is arrested in Shreveport, Louisiana after being caught with one gram of marijuana. Ross was smoking the drug at the Hilton Hotel when guests reported smelling a foul odor coming from his room. Ross is booked and released the same night.

On this day in 2013 session guitarist and harmonica player Hugh McCracken (Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Steely Dan) dies at the age of 61.


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