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A King passes and an Allman Bros. worker arrested for Murder in Today’s Rock History!

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1966

The Young Rascals enjoyed the first of 14 Billboard Top 40 hits when “Good Lovin” reached #1

1976

After playing in Memphis during a southern tour, Bruce Springsteen climbed the fence at Graceland in an attempt to see Elvis Presley. Security guards stopped him and escorted him off the grounds.

 2015

R&B legend Ben E. King passed away at the age of 76. He was a member of The Drifters and sang lead on their biggest singles.

 1970

 Twiggs Lyndon, the road manager for the Allman Brothers Band, was arrested for murder after he stabbed a club manager during an argument over a contract. At the ensuing trial, Lyndon’s lawyers argued that he had been temporarily insane at the time of the incident and that touring with the Allman Brothers would drive anyone insane. Incredibly, Lyndon was acquitted.

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