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Today in Rock: March 9

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1940 and 2007.

On this day in 1940 John Cale, future singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and founding member of The Velvet Underground is born in Wales.

On this day in 1942 Mark Lindsay, future lead singer for Paul Revere and the Raiders is born in Eugene, Oregon.

On this day in 1951 Frank Rodriguez, future keyboardist for Question Mark and the Mysterians is born.

On this day in 1966 The Beach Boys record their future hit song “God Only Knows”.

On this day in 1967 The Beatles are in the studio working on the song “Getting Better”.

On this day in 1968 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is awarded 4 Grammys.

On this day in 1976 Queen's A Night At The Opera goes gold.

On this day in 1986 Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry re-record parts of their hit song "Walk This Way" so Run-D.M.C. can turn it into a Hip-Hop jam. Neither act is big on the idea even though Run-D.M.C.'s producer Rick Rubin spearheaded the project. Still, the end result becomes a big hit giving new life to Aerosmith's career and Run-D.M.C. a new—mainly white--audience.

On this day in 1987 Sam Cooke, John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Carole King & Gerry Goffin and Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil are inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

On this day in 1997 the rapper The Notorious B.I.G. -Christopher Wallace - is killed in a shooting at age 24. (The Puff Daddy song "I'll Be Missing You" is a tribute to him.)

On this day in 2004 the band Exodus are back after a 12-year hiatus as they release their sixth studio CD Tempo of the Damned.

On this day in 2007 Brad Delp, lead singer and guitarist for Boston dies at the age of 55.


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