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This Day In Rock: June 23

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This Day In Rock: June 23

1966 The final Beatles world tour kicked off in Munich, Germany.
1967 The Beatles premiere “All You Need Is Love” on a worldwide TV broadcast seen by an estimated 400 million people.
1969 Sly And The Family Stone record “Hot Fun In The Summertime”.
and The Hollies record “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”, accompanied by Elton John on piano.
1983 For the first time there are more foreign acts in the top 100 than American artists on the Billboard Hot 100.
1988 Jimmy Soul, of the 1963 #1 hit “If You Wanna Be Happy”, died at the age of 45.
1992 Billy Joel gets his diploma, twenty-five years after leaving high school.
1993 It was David Letterman’s final show as host of NBC’s Late Night.
2007 Hank Medress, the voice behind The Tokens’ “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, died at age of 68.
2009 Michael Jackson died at the age of 50.
2015 A shirt spattered with the blood of John Lennon was sold at auction for $40,819.


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