The Rock History Report for August 17th
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1964 - The Kinks released their hit "You Really Got Me."
1968 - Deep Purple's "Hush" was released.
1970 - Christine McVie became the first female member of Fleetwood Mac.
1974 - Bad Company released "Can't Get Enough.
1977 After the passing of Elvis Presley, Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD) reported that theyd received more orders in one day for flower deliveries to Graceland than any other event in the company's history.
1983 Prince released his song "Delirious.
1984 - Elton John announced on the first night of his Breaking Hearts Tour that he was retiring from touring.
1984 - Motley Crue made their live debut at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England.
1986 - Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen played the first show back with his band after losing his left arm in a car accident.
1995 - Depeche Modes Dave Gahan attempted suicide at a Sunset Strip hotel, though he was hospitalized and later recovered.
1995 - Security guards dragged Hole frontwoman Courtney Love offstage after she began fighting with fans. Love was disappointed because the audience wasnt cheering loud enough on the final night of the Lollapalooza tour in Mountain View, California.
1998 - Carlos Santana earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1949 Sib Hashian of Boston
1953 Kevin Rowland of Dexy's Midnight Runners
1957 Ron Strykert of Men at Work
1965 Steve Gorman of Black Crowes