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Dead Heads hallucinate and Stones taste success with Brown Sugar in Today’s Rock History!

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1962

Chubby Checker wins a Grammy Award for Best Rock and Roll Recording for “Let’s Twist Again” and Ray Charles is given the nod for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording for “Hit The Road Jack”.

1965

The Beach Boy’s “Help Me Rhonda” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of two weeks

1971

Three dozen Grateful Dead fans are treated for hallucinations caused by LSD after they unwittingly ingested the drug while drinking spiked apple juice served at San Francisco’s Winterland. Although members of the group are suspected of supplying the drug, they are not accused.

1971

“Brown Sugar”, The Rolling Stones’ first release on their own label, became their sixth US number one single. Speculation on the meaning of the title has ranged from a sexist racial slur to Mexican heroin.


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