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1969 - Genesis played their first paid gig in Surrey, England, at the cottage of a Sunday school teacher.

1976 - Jeff Beck's second album, Wired, was certified gold.

1981 - Production began on Pink Floyd's movie adaptation of The Wall.

1983 - Metallica introduced the song "Disposable Heroes" at Germany’s Metal Hammer festival.

1985 - The MTV Awards were held for the first time. Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd tackled hosting duties.

1994 - The Temptations earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1995 - Earth, Wind and Fire landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1995 - Paul McCartney’s hand-written lyrics for "Getting Better" sold at auction for  $249,000 at Sotheby's.


1947 Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha-Na-Na
1959 Morten Harket of A-Ha

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