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Today in Rock: April 22

Kimberley Dahme of Boston
Kimberley Dahme of BostonCourtesy of TOO

Today in music history:

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1950 and 2013.

On this day in 1950 Kimberley Dahme future bassist for Boston is born in the US. (Sources cannot agree on the state or city.) Also on this day future singer-songwriter/guitarist Peter Frampton is born in Kent, England.

On this day in 1966 The Troggs release the song "Wild Thing".

On this day in 1969 On the roof of Apple headquarters at 3 Savile Row, London, John Lennon has his name legally changed from John Winston Lennon to John Ono Lennon. Also on this day The Beatles are in the studio working on the track “The Ballad of John and Yoko”.

On this day in 1974 Redbone's song "Come And Get Your Love" goes gold in the US.

On this day in 1976 Johnnie Taylor's hit song “Disco Lady” is certified platinum in the US.

The Blues Brothers
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The Blues Brothers

On this day in 1978 The Blues Brothers--John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd--make their debut on Saturday Night Live.  They play a cover of “Soul Man” by Sam & Dave who they used as the basis for their characters.  (These characters—Jake and Elwood Blues--will be the first from SNL to get their own motion picture.)

Keith Richards
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Keith Richards

On this day in 1979 Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards serves his punishment for a Toronto arrest on heroin charges when The Rolling Stones play the first of two concerts in Ontario, Canada to raise money for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, which is his court-ordered community service.

N.W.A. and Richie Havens
N.W.A. and Richie Havens Courtesy of TOO

N.W.A. and Richie Havens

On this day in 2000 N.W.A.'s reunion single "Chin Check" debuts at number 71 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This was the group's only single without its core members DJ Yella and the late Eazy-E and their first one with Ice Cube since his departure in 1989.
On this day in 2013 Richie Havens dies at the age of 72.