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A Pretty Woman in tops and Power Station loses their lead singer in today’s Rock History!

SEPTEMBER 26TH IS THE 269TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS LUMBERJACK DAY, NATIONAL BETTER BREAKFAST DAY, NATIONAL DUMPLING DAY, NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY, AND WORLD MARITIME DAY!

1964

Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman” reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It would be the last of a string of nine straight Top Ten records for The Big O.

1970

Tamla-Motown Records announces that The Jackson 5 sold 10 million singles world wide in nine months with “I Want You Back”, “ABC” and “The Love You Save”.

1987

The Grateful Dead’s “Touch Of Grey” peaks at #9 on the US singles chart, becoming their only Billboard chart hit.

2003

Robert Palmer dies of a heart attack at the age of 54. He found success both in his solo career and in the super group Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the US and the UK.

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