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This Day In Rock: July 26

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This Day In Rock: July 26

1968 The Rolling Stones album “Beggar’s Banquet” has its release delayed because of their record label’s objection to the album’s cover design, which featured a graffiti-covered bathroom wall. It was the first album on which Jagger played guitar.

1969 Elvis opened a four week engagement at the Showroom of the International Hotel in Las Vegas. The concerts were universally acclaimed as a triumph.

1976 The last Three Dog Night concert is held in Los Angeles.

1987 Billy Joel plays a concert in Leningrad, after which, audience members carry him out on their shoulders.

1990 Brent Mydland of The Grateful Dead, was found dead of a drug overdose. He was 37.

1992 Mary Wells, most famous for her 1964 #1 hit “My Guy” died of cancer at the age of 49.

2006 Paul McCartney’s first guitar sold for 330,000 Pounds at an auction at Abbey Road Studios.


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