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A Rock bass player dies and A Rock Star first for Bowie in Today’s Rock History!

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1970

 The Jackson 5 score the first of four straight Billboard number one hits with “I Want You Back”

 1985

 The mother of the group The Cowsills, Barbara Cowsill, passes away at the age of 56. She and her family were the real life inspiration for The Partridge Family TV show.

2017

 John Wetton, who played bass guitar in King Crimson, Uriah Heep and Roxy Music before fronting supergroup Asia, died at the age of 67 after a battle with colon cancer.

 1997

 David Bowie released part of his holdings in intellectual property for sale on the stock market, becoming the first Rock star to offer Wall Street stock options on his career.


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