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A Platinum Queen and The Mop Tops say no to the Queen in today’s Rock History!

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 1970

The Jackson Five achieve their second straight US #1 single with “ABC”.

1978

Queen’s single “We Are the Champions” was certified Platinum after reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100.

 1981

Paul McCartney, who is reluctant to tour because of death threats he was receiving in the wake of John Lennon’s murder, decides to disband Wings.

 1968

The Beatles refuse to perform for the Queen of England at a British Olympic Appeal Fund show. Ringo Starr would later explain, “Our decision would be the same no matter what the cause. We don’t do benefits.”


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