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Elton John sells out and a Kiss member with Breast Cancer in Today’s Rock History!

OCTOBER 22ND IS THE 295TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS CLEAN UP THE EARTH DAY, EAT A PRETZEL DAY, INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY, NATIONAL COLOR DAY, NATIONAL KNEE DAY, NATIONAL NUT DAY, AND SMART IS COOL DAY.

1966

According to Cashbox magazine, Question Mark and the Mysterians had the best selling tune in America with “96 Tears”.

1988

Elton John sold out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time.

2009

Former KISS drummer Peter Criss revealed that he had been diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2007. Now a cancer survivor, he kept his condition a secret, telling only his wife, fearing ridicule in the press.

2017

George Young, a guitarist for the Australian based group, The Easybeats, who reached Billboard’s #16 spot in 1967 with “Friday On My Mind”, passed away at the age of 70. After that band broke up, Young went on to co-produce AC/DC’s first five albums.

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