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Today in Rock: May 29

Today in music history:

Today in Rock: May 29
Today in Rock: May 29
All Images Courtesy of TOO unless otherwise indicated
doo-wop singer Marvin Junior of The Dells
doo-wop singer Marvin Junior of The Dells/Courtesy of TOO

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1936 and 2013.

On this day in 1936 Sylvia Vanderpool, future singer/musician for Mickey & Sylvia, is born in New York, New York.

On this day in 1958 Little Anthony & the Imperials record the song “Tears On My Pillow.”

On this day in 1961 future singer-songwriter/guitarist Melissa Etheridge is born in Leavenworth, Kansas.

On this day in 1966 The Beatles visit Bob Dylan at the May Fair Hotel in London, England.

On this day in 1971 The Five Man Electrical Band's “Signs” enters the charts.

On this day in 1972 Paul McCartney and Wings release "Mary Had A Little Lamb."

On this day in 1975 Melanie Brown, future member of The Spice Girls, is born in

On this day in 1976 Diana Ross' “Love Hangover “climbs to number one in the US.

On this day in 1979 Donna Summer's “Hot Stuff” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1983 Kiss plays their last concert in their famous makeup; (at least until 1996 when they reform with all original members and painted faces once again).

On this day in 1992 Concerned that students are identifying with Freddie Mercury, who had recently died of AIDS, the principal at Sacred Heart School in Clifton, New Jersey doesn't allow 8th graders to perform the Queen song "We Are The Champions" at their graduation ceremony. When students flood the radio station Z100 with requests for the song, it is re-released as a single.

On this day in 1993 Paul McCartney plays a gig in San Antonio, Texas as part of his The New World Tour.

On this day in 2013 doo-wop singer Marvin Junior of The Dells dies at the age of 77.

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