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Today in Rock: May 19

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1952 and 2007.

On this day in 1952 future singer/actress/model Grace Jones is born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.

On this day in 1958 Ritchie Valens records “Come On, Let's Go.”

On this day in 1960 The Drifters record “Save The Last Dance For Me."

On this day in 1961 The Everly Brothers form their Calliope Records label (Its first release is Don performing "Pomp And Circumstance" as "Adrian Kimberley").

On this day in 1965 The Beatles' “Ticket To Ride” hits number one in the US. Also on this day FBI agents visit Wand Records investigating the lyrics to “Louie Louie.”

On this day in 1972 Jenny Berggren, future lead singer for Ace Of Base, is born in Gothenburg, Sweden.

On this day in 1979 two months after they are married, Eric Clapton and Pattie Boyd finally get a wedding reception during a break in Clapton’s tour schedule. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison are guests and they play together for the first time in nearly a decade.

On this day in 1990 five weeks after debuting at number 39 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, Madonna’s “Vogue” climbs to number one.

On this day in 1998 Sonny And Cher get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For Sonny, who died January 5, 1998, it is a posthumous award.

On this day in 2000 Folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary celebrate their 40th year together with a U.S. tour that kicks off with a three night stand in Las Vegas. Also on this day 2000 The Allman Brothers Band announce that founding guitarist Dickey Betts won’t be a part of their summer tour due to “creative differences.”

On this day in 2007 Sicilian-American songwriter and music producer Frank Guida dies at the age of 84.


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