Brian Wilson’s 1st song and Clapton overcomes addiction in Today’s Rock History!

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1963

 The Beach Boys’ “Surfer Girl”, the first song ever written by Brian Wilson, peaks at #7 on the Billboard Pop chart. The single would achieve Gold Record status later in the year.

1968

 The Archies cartoon show first aired on Saturday mornings on the CBS television network. The records that were credited to this make believe group were recorded by Ron Dante, Andy Kim, Jeff Barry and others. Their biggest hit would turn out to be a song called “Sugar, Sugar”, that went to number one in 1969, selling over six million copies.

 1970

 20 year old Stevie Wonder marries 24 year old Syreeta Wright. They would split two years later.

1974

 After a two year battle with heroin, Eric Clapton was back in a big way. His version of Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff” hit the top of the Billboard chart, rejuvenating his career.

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