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1970 - Jimi Hendrix died in his London apartment at the age of 27, after overdosing on sleeping pills.

1971 - Pink Floyd played their album Atom Heart Mother at the Classical Music Festival in Montreaux, Switzerland.

1972 - The Who headlined London’s Rock At The Oval festival.

1976 - Boston released their classic song "More Than A Feeling."

1978 - KISS members Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Peter Criss all independently released solo albums.

1983 - The members of Kiss took to MTV without makeup on the same day that they released their album Lick It Up.

1987 - KISS released the album Crazy Nights.

2002 - Bon Jovi played at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London, while over 375,000 people watched the show via a live web cast.

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1949 Kerry Livgren of Kansas

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