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Elton is “Fantastic” and F-Mac loses a member in Today’s Rock History!

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1975

Elton John saw his album, “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” go straight to number 1 in the US in its first week of release. It was the first time any artist had achieved this feat.

1980

Rocky Burnette’s “Tired of Toeing the Line” peaks at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1993

The Who’s Pete Townshend and Chuck Berry are among those present for the ground breaking ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, seven years after the city won the right to host the building. Guests stood on a guitar shaped stage at the construction site on the shore of Lake Erie.

2012

Bob Welch, a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974, died of an apparent suicide at the age of 66. After his time with the band, he went on to enjoy a successful solo career with hits such as “Sentimental Lady” and “Ebony Eyes”.

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