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A Papa passes and it’s Gold for Neil Young in Today’s Rock History!

MARCH 18TH IS THE 73RD DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS AWKWARD MOMENTS DAY AND NATIONAL SLOPPY JOE DAY.

1967

The Beatles enjoy their thirteenth US number one single with “Penny Lane”. The song’s title refers to the busy shopping area in Liverpool where John and Paul would meet to catch a bus into the centre of the city.

2001

 John Phillips, the quiet leader of The Mamas And Papas died of heart failure at the age of 65.

 2017

 Chuck Berry, one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s founding fathers and a true music legend, passed away at his home near St. Louis at the age of 90

 1972

 Neil Young enjoyed his only solo, US number one hit with “Heart Of Gold”. Backing vocals were provided by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt.

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