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3 Rock n Roll deaths and a Jailbird in Today’s Rock History Lesson

SEPTEMBER 16TH IS THE 259TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY, NATIONAL CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD DAY, NATIONAL COLLECT ROCKS DAY, NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND REMEMBRANCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA, NATIONAL GUACAMOLE DAY, NATIONAL PLAY-DOH DAY, NATIONAL STAY AWAY FROM SEATTLE DAY, NATIONAL TATTOO STORY DAY, STEPFAMILY DAY, TEENAGER WORKOUT DAY, AND WORKING PARENTS DAY!

1977

Marc Bolan of T. Rex was killed when a car driven by his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, left the road and hit a tree. An investigation would later blame the accident on mechanical failure. Bolan was just weeks away from his 30th birthday.

2009

Mary Travers, the Mary in the Folk trio Peter, Paul And Mary, passed away after suffering from leukemia for several years. She was 72

 2016

Jerry Corbetta, keyboard player and lead vocalist for Sugarloaf, passed away at the age of 68. He had earlier been diagnosed with Pick’s disease, which slowly destroys the nerve cells in the brain similarly to Alzheimer’s disease

1988

Former Clash drummer Topper Headon was released from jail after serving ten months of a fifteen-month sentence on a narcotics charge.

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