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Blondie rides the Tide and a renowned bass player dies in Today’s Rock History!

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1977

Elton John won awards for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Single with Kiki Dee, at the fourth American Music Awards held in California.

1981

Blondie topped the The Billboard Hot 100 with “The Tide Is High”, a song written and recorded in 1967 by John Holt and his Kingston, Jamaica band, The Paragons

2009

Dewy Martin, drummer and backing vocalist for Buffalo Springfield on their 1967 hit “For What It’s Worth”, died from hardening of the arteries at the age of 68.

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.


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