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1961 - Bob Dylan set out as opening act for the Greenbriar Boys, but only stayed on for two weeks.

1964 - The Kinks released their hit "You Really Got Me."

1965 - Queen Elizabeth decorated The Beatles with the Order of the British Empire.

1968 - The late Rolling Stones member Brian Jones was fined $150 for possession of marijuana.

1969 - The Beatles released Abbey Road, their 11th official album.  It was the last time all four Beatles would record together.

1969 - The Fillmore West opened its doors in San Francisco, California.

1975 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened in theaters.

1979 - The Clash released their first single in the U.S., a remake of Bobby Fuller Four's "I Fought The Law."

1984 - Prince released the song "Purple Rain."

1988 - Keith Richards released his first solo album Talk Is Cheap.


1945 Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music
1948 Olivia Newton-John
1954 Craig Chaquico of Jefferson Starship

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