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Today in Rock: May 24

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1945 and 2013.

On this day in 1945 future American actress, business magnate and ex-wife of singer Elvis Presley Priscilla Presley is born in Brooklyn, New York.

On this day in 1955 future country singer Rosanne Cash is born in Memphis, Tennessee.

On this day in 1964 The Beatles' “Love Me Do” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1969 The Beatles' “Get Back” camps at number one in the US.

On this day in 1975 Earth, Wind & Fire's “Shining Star” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1977 Marc Bolan plays his last show with T. Rex. The gig takes place at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden, with Bolan the only original member of the band at that point.

On this day in 1982 an 11-minute Paul McCartney/Ringo Starr film is screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

On this day in 1984 Deniece Williams' “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 2000 50 Cent is shot nine times while in the backseat of a parked car. (He lives, but is dropped by his label, Columbia. Moving to G-Unit, he becomes a superstar a few years later, with the shooting front and center on his bio.)

On this day in 2004 an auction of Bruce Springsteen's birth certificate on eBay is shut down by the Boss' legal team.

On this day in 2003 Paul McCartney sits down for tea with Russian premier Vladimir Putin, then heads to Red Square for his very first performance behind the iron curtain, for an audience of 20,000.

On this day in 2013 Ed Shaughnessy, drummer for Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" band on NBC, dies at the age of 84.


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