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August 23

1962 John Lennon marries his pregnant girlfriend, Cynthia Powell. Efforts to keep the marriage quiet were dashed when they were spotted coming out of the registry office.

1968 Ringo Starr quits The Beatles during the recording sessions for “The White Album”. Ringo and his family went on vacation to Sardinia.

1976 The Beach Boys become the first Rock band ever to appear on the cover of People magazine.

1978 Comedian Steve Martin was awarded a Gold record for the novelty song “King Tut”.

1980 The SOS Band had the best selling tune in America with “Take Your Time (Do It Right)”. The Atlanta, Georgia based group, whose acronym stood for Sounds Of Success, was fronted by Mary Davis.

2004 Queen became the first Rock band to receive official approval in Iran, where Western music is strictly prohibited.

2011 Jerry Leiber of the legendary songwriting team Leiber and Stoller, died at the age of 78. Leiber and Stoller were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two years later.

2012 Mark David Chapman, was denied parole for a seventh time.

2013 Linda Ronstadt revealed that she was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, which has left her unable to sing.

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