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Today in Rock: May 15

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Today in Rock: May 15
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Bob Flanigan of The Four Freshmen
Bob Flanigan of The Four Freshmen / Courtesy of TOO

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1948 and 2012.

On this day in 1948 Brian Eno, future singer-songwriter for Roxy Music is born in Suffolk, England.

On this day in 1966 The Rolling Stones sign with Decca Records in London (who had turned down The Beatles the previous year).

On this day in 1967 Paul McCartney first meets Linda Eastman at a Georgie Fame concert in London (and marry two years later).

On this day in 1971 Pink Floyd, Mountain and the Faces perform the "Garden Party" concert at Crystal Palace Park in London. A small pond in front of the stage becomes an aquatic graveyard when hundreds of fish die during Pink Floyd's performance. What killed the fish? Reports vary, but it was either vibrations from the band's estimated 95-decibal sound system or smoke flares set off in the water. The band received a bill for the dead fish. Also on this day two short John Lennon films are shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

On this day in 1976 The Rolling Stones' platter Black and Blue hit number one in the US.

On this day in 1977 Stevie Wonder's “Sir Duke” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1982 the racial-harmony anthem “Ebony And Ivory”, by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1984 Nils Lofgren joins Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

On this day in 1995 Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland is arrested for heroin and cocaine possession outside a motel in Pasadena, California. .

On this day in 2001 the Go-Go's fourth album, God Bless the Go-Go's, is released.

On this day in 2011 Bob Flanigan of The Four Freshmen dies at the age of 84.