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1964 - The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” reached No. 1 in the UK and Australia.
1969 - Marvin Gaye earned a No. 1 hit with his classic, “I Heard It Thru The Grapevine.”
1971 - George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” reached No. 1 on the US charts.
1973 - Mick Jagger was turned down for a visa by the Japanese government because of a drug arrest in 1969. The Stones were forced to cancel their Asian tour. In response, Jagger told a reporter, “I don’t take drugs. I don’t approve of drugs and I don’t approve of people taking drugs, unless they’re very careful.”
1976 - Queen earned a No. 1 hit in the UK with the Freddy Mercury swansong, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
1984 - Van Halen released their album 1984
1941 Joan Baez
1944 Scott Walker of The Walker Brothers
1945 Jimmy Page
1950 David Johansen of New York Dolls
1968 Dave Matthews
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