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A Dead member dies and Gary goes for the Gold in Today’s Rock History!

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1973

Ron “Pigpen” McKernan of The Grateful Dead, died of a stomach hemorrhage and liver failure, brought on by alcohol poisoning. He was just 27 years old.

Also in ‘73

Paul McCartney pleads guilty to charges of growing marijuana outside his Scottish countryside farm and is fined $240. Paul says that a fan gave him the seeds and he didn’t know what they would grow.

 2011

Bernard St. Clair Lee, a baritone singer and original member of The Hues Corporation, who had an early Disco hit in 1974 with “Rock the Boat”, died of natural causes at the age of 66.

 1976

 Former Spooky Tooth singer Gary Wright is awarded a Gold record for “Dream Weaver”.


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