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Clapton Marries a Beatles Ex and Sammy joins a band in Today’s Rock History!

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1971

Three Dog Night’s version of Hoyt Axton’s “Joy To The World” enters the Billboard Hot 100 on its way to becoming the biggest selling single of the year.  Unlike most Three Dog Night songs recorded at that point, instead of having just the three main vocalists singing harmony, the song was recorded with all seven members of the band singing.

1972

 Elvis Presley records what proves to be his last Top Ten hit during his lifetime, “Burning Love”. Drummer Ronnie Tutt would later recall, “He never felt comfortable with it because he had a hard time with those lyrics.”

 1979

 Eric Clapton married George Harrison’s ex-wife, Patti Boyd in Tucson, Arizona. George attended the wedding as did Ringo and Paul. The newly weds would stay together for nine years.

 1986

 Sammy Hagar plays his first show as lead singer of Van Halen in Shreveport, Louisiana. Many of the over ten thousand people in attendance wore t-shirts or hoisted banners depicting former front man David Lee Roth’s name or photo circled and crossed out.

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