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Today in Rock: March 3

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1947 and 2013.

On this day in 1947 future singer/songwriter and record producer Jennifer Warnes is born. Also on this day future keyboardist for Mott The Hoople and The Strawbs (Derek John) "Blue" Weaver is born.

On this day in 1953 future guitarist for The B-52’s is born.

On this day in 1965 guitarist/singer-songwriter Eric Clapton plays his final show with The Yardbirds. (He will officially leave the band in ten more days and join John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.)

On this day in 1965 The Temptations’ “My Girl” is the No. 1 Pop Hit in the US. On this day in 1967 The Beatles are in the recording studio overdubbing takes and recording of brasses and the guitar solo for "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

On this day in 1972 Harry Nilsson's LP Nilsson Schmilsson goes gold.

On this day in 1973 singer-songwriter/pianist Elton John’s Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player album is number one in the US. Also on this day the live platter The Concert for Bangla Desh, recorded at the Madison Square Garden benefit organized by George Harrison, and featuring singer-songwriter/guitarists Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton, garners a Grammy for album of the year.

On this day in 1978 Van Halen begins their first US tour in Chicago. They open for the band Journey. From day one, Van Halen had the now legendary "brown M&Ms" provision in their contract.

On this day in 1979 The Bee Gees' Spirits Having Flown LP is number one in the US.

On this day in 1986 Metallica releases its third album Master of Puppets.

On this day in 1997 Paul McCartney is at Abbey Road Studios recording demos of Standing Stone.

On this day in 2013 singer-songwriter Bobby Rogers of The Miracles dies at age 73.


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