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1969 - Led Zeppelin’s first album was reviewed by Oz magazine, who state that the band’s debut “defies immediate classification or description, simply because it’s so obviously a turning point in rock music that only time proves capable of shifting it into eventual perspective.”
1976 - The Supremes’ Florence Ballard died at the age of 32 from cardiac arrest. The singer was cut from the group in 1967 after amassing several No. 1 hits, including “Baby Love,” “Stop! In the Name of Love” and “You Can’t Hurry Love.”
1978 - The Police dyed their hair blonde for a Wrigley’s gum advertisement, and liked it so much that they adopted the look.
1979 - A sign of music industry models to come, Journey entered into a sponsorship deal with Budweiser.
1993 - Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson announced his exit from the band to pursue a solo career. He later rejoined the metal group in 1999.
2001 - Though the band was already long broken up, The Sunday Mirror listed The Beatles as the top earners for the 2000 calendar year, pulling in $50 million.
2002 - Little Richard received an NAACP Image Award at the age of 66, but announced that he was considering retirement.
1943 Mick Green of The Pirates
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