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This Day In Rock: July 6

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This Day In Rock: July 6

1955 “Baby Let’s Play House” becomes Elvis’ first single to reach the US national charts when it hits #5 on the Country And Western chart.

1957 Paul McCartney met John Lennon for the first time when The Quarrymen played at a church social.

1964 The film A Hard Day’s Night premieres in Liverpool.

1971 The Carpenters began their Summer TV series “Make Your Own Kind of Music”.
and Louis Armstrong died of heart failure at the age of 69.

1979 Van McCoy, who scored the #1 Disco hit “The Hustle”, died of a heart attack at the age of 39.

2002 George Harrison’s widow Olivia put the couple’s home up for sale for 20 million pounds.

2005 The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in Wildwood, N.J. inducted The Jordanaires, The Ronettes, The Dells, The O’Jays and The Tokens.

2016 Danny Smythe, drummer for The Box Tops on their hits “The Letter” passed away at the age of 67.


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