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1963 Paul McCartney is fined 31 Pounds and loses his driver’s license for a year after being caught speeding.

1970 Emerson, Lake And Palmer made their debut at Plymouth Guild Hall in Plymouth, England.

1973 Bobby Darin performs his final concert, at the Las Vegas Hilton. He would die at the age of 37 on December 20th following his second open heart surgery.

1976 Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello premiere their four week Summer variety series on CBS-TV.

1977 Helen Reddy is appointed to the California State Parks Commission by Governor Jerry Brown.

1979 Nine weeks after being released, The Knack’s infectious tune “My Sharona” reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 where it would remain for six weeks. Billboard magazine would name the record as the number one single of 1979.

1994 The nine year marriage between 45 year old Billy Joel and 40 year old Christie Brinkley is dissolved.

2016 Bruce Springsteen set a personal record for his longest US show when he played for four hours, besting the mark he had set two nights earlier when The E Street Band performed for three hours and fifty-two minutes.

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