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Today in Rock: May 30

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1958 and 2003.

On this day in 1958 Marie Fredriksson future singer-songwriter for Roxette, is born in Össjö, Sweden.

On this day in 1963 Lesley Gore makes her first TV appearance, performing "It's My Party" on "American Bandstand."

On this day in 1964 future singer Wynonna is born in Ashland, Kentucky.

On this day in 1968 The Beatles begin recording “Revolution 1” and “Revolution 9”.

On this day in 1969 The Beatles release “The Ballad of John and Yoko” b/w “Old Brown Shoe.” It is the first single they release in the UK and the first release not mixed for mono.

On this day in 1973 Paul McCartney & Wings' “My Love” hits number one.

On this day in 1987 The Los Angeles Times reports that Michael Jackson has offered $50,000 for the bones of "The Elephant Man," John Merrick, who died in 1890. Said Jackson's manager: "Jackson has a high degree of respect for the memory of Merrick. He has read and studied all material about the Elephant Man, and has visited the hospital in London twice to view Merrick's remains."

On this day in 1992 Paul Simon marries Edie Brickell, a singer known for her song What I Am. Simon, who was previously married to Carrie Fisher, was 26 years older than Brickell when they wed.

On this day in 2000 Eminem's second album, The Marshall Mathers LP becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week.

On this day in 2002 Diana Ross enters a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Los Angeles.

On this day in 2003 English record producer Mickie Most dies at the age of 64.


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