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1959 - Chuck Berry was arrested under the Mann Act after transporting a 14-year-old Apache waitress across state lines to work as a hat check girl at his club.

1959 - The Drifters recorded their classic "This Magic Moment."

1964 - The Beach Boys made their first performance on the show Shingdig!

1966 - The final episode of the BBC's Ready, Steady Go! was aired with The Who making an appearance as the show's special guest.

1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience released "Foxy Lady."

1969 - Elton John began writing songs with Bernie Taupin.

1972 - John Lennon's film Imagine saw its national TV premiere.

1974 - George Harrison released  "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" as a holiday single.

1977 - Cat Stevens converted to Islam and adopted the name Yusef Islam.

1978 - Rod Stewart released "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy."


1940   Jorma Kaukonen Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane
1943   Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls) of Spinal Tap
1949  Luther Grosvenor of Spooky Tooth
1955  Dave Murray of Iron Maiden
1964  Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam
1964  Slash of Velvet Revolver/Guns'n'Roses

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