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Divorce papers for Lennon and a doctorate for Brian May in Today’s Rock History!

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1968

Cynthia Lennon filed for divorce from John on the grounds of adultery on the day before their sixth anniversary. She came back from a vacation and found Yoko Ono living in the Lennon’s London home1.

1979

Led Zeppelin released their final album of original material, “In Through the Out Door”. The LP entered the charts at number one in both America and England and featured the Top 40 single, “Fool in the Rain”.

 2007

 Queen’s guitarist Brian May was awarded a doctorate in Astronomy, 36 years after starting his thesis.

May, who abandoned his studies to pursue a career in music, said: “You can call me Dr. May!”

 2018

 Guitarist Ed King passed away at the age of 68. He had played with Strawberry Alarm Clock on “Incense And Peppermints” and with Lynyrd Skynyrd on 1974’s “Sweet Home Alabama”. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Skynyrd in 2006

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