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This Day In Rock: July 21

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This Day In Rock: July 21

1956 Billboard magazine calls Elvis “the most controversial entertainer since Liberace.”

1961 Gene Pitney makes his first appearance on American Bandstand.

1968 Jane Asher announces on the British TV show, Dee Time, that her engagement to Paul McCartney was off.

1971 Carole King received a Gold album for “Tapestry”.

1977 The Sex Pistols made their first appearance on the UK music show Top Of The Pops.

1980 Keith Godchaux, former keyboards player with The Grateful Dead, was killed in a car accident in California.

2005 British R&B artist Long John Baldry died after battling a chest infection for four months. He was 64. Baldry was one of the founding fathers of British Rock ‘n’ Roll in the ’60s. Eric Clapton has stated many times that he was inspired to pick up the guitar after seeing Baldry perform.

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