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This Day In Rock: July 7

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This Day In Rock: July 7

1965 Sonny And Cher perform “I Got You Babe” on Shindig.

1967 The Monkees began a 29 date tour with Jimi Hendrix as a support act. Hendrix was dropped after eight shows, being told that his music was not suitable for a young audience.

1968 The Yardbirds wrapped up their final US tour before splitting up. Jimmy Page, determined to keep the act going, formed The New Yardbirds. But after Keith Moon of The Who said “…it’ll probably go over like a led zeppelin”, the final name of the group was sealed.

1971 ABBA members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog got married. They would divorce in 1979.

1977 Cher and Gregg Allman become the parents of a son they named Elijah Blue Allman.

1980 Led Zeppelin played their final live concert in West Berlin.

1989 CDs started outselling vinyl records for the first time. The dominance of CDs virtually wiped out the 45 RPM single format.

2006 Syd Barrett, a founding member of Pink Floyd, died at the age of 60. He had dropped out of the group in April of 1968 and by 1974 had turned his back on the music industry completely, choosing to retreat to the cellar of his childhood home in Cambridge where he shunned all contact with the outside world.

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