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1961, Frank Sinatra launched his own record label. Reprise Records, later the home of Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman and The Beach Boys.

1967, The Beatles released the double A sided single 'Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane' on Capitol Records in the US. The single spent 10 weeks on the chart peaking at No.1

2002, Country legend Waylon Jennings dies aged 64 after losing a battle with diabetes. With hits like "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" and "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys," Jennings was the epitome of the outlaw country star.

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1967- Snippy clandestinely listened to Strawberry Fields Forever at J. G. Gordon's house in NOLA. Got caught stealing cigarettes. Corrupted by long-haired hippies.

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1967- Snippy clandestinely listened to Strawberry Fields Forever at J. G. Gordon's house in NOLA. Got caught stealing cigarettes. Corrupted by long-haired hippies.


 Sister Freddie Krueger shames Snippy.

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The only shame is that he got caught.

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Troll wrote:
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1967- Snippy clandestinely listened to Strawberry Fields Forever at J. G. Gordon's house in NOLA. Got caught stealing cigarettes. Corrupted by long-haired hippies.


 Sister Freddie Krueger shames Snippy.

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That looks like "The Penguin" to me...Are you on a mission from God?



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February 15, 1966-The Beatles release Nowhere Man in the U.S. Though credited to Lennon/McCartney, it was predominately written by John after hed fruitlessly spent the night trying to come up with a song and decided to take a break. Then 'Nowhere Man' came, words and music, the whole damn thing as I lay down, recalled Lennon.

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Feb 18 1933
Yoko Ono born.

Feb 18 1965

Dre Day: Rapper and hip hop producer Dr. Dre (AKA André Romel Young) born in Los Angeles, California.

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Mar 2 1968

Syd Barrett leaves Pink Floyd, after melting his mind with various extremely dangerous drugs. He spends the following years mumbling about pork chops and refrigerators.

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Thirty years ago: 1982 - Blues Brother John Belushi died of drug overdose in the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles at the age of 33.

Forty-nine years ago: 1963 - Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in a plane crash near Nashville, TN.



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Apr 1 1984

Legendary Motown singer Marvin Gaye, who had recently moved back in with his parents, physically batters his own father. Minutes later Dad returns with a gun, shooting Marvin twice in the chest and killing him instantly.

Apr 1 1996

Wilson Pickett arrested for possession of cocaine, after a screaming, bloodied woman is seen running from his house

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Wicked Pickett, indeed.


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Apr 23 1951

Lenny Bruce is arrested in Miami Beach, Florida for fraudulently soliciting funds for a leper colony while dressed as a priest.

Apr 23 1975

Peter Ham of Badfingersuicides at age 27, by hanging himself. Another bandmate, Tom Evans, suicides later in 1983.



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Apr 25 1974

Jim Morrison's widow Pamela dies of a heroin overdose.

Apr 25 1994

Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz (King Adrock) is sentenced to 200 hours of community service for battering a TV cameraman during the memorial service for actor River Phoenix.



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Oct 23

1978 - Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious attempted to commit suicide while awaiting trial for killing his girlfriend Nancy Spungen

1978 - CBS Records raised the price of vinyl records by one dollar to $8.98.

2005 - In Chicago, IL, Lou Rawls gave his last performance when he performed the national anthem of the United States to start Game Two of the 2005 World Series.



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1970 - U.S. President Richard Nixon appealed to radio broadcasters to screen songs with lyrics that urge drug use.

1975 - The First Planetary Celebration was held to promote awareness of mans global responsibility.

1978 - In Toronto, Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) pled guilty to heroin possession. He was given a one-year suspended sentence.

1988 - The John Fogerty vs. Fantasy Records case began. Fantasy claimed that Fogerty had plagiarized his own song "Run Through The Jungle" when he wrote "The Old Man Down The Road."

1995 - In Cleveland, OH, Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) sang the national anthem in Game 3 of the World Series.


 



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