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Elvis goes shopping for cars and the Stones hit Soldier Field in Today’s Rock History!

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1974

The drummer for The Average White Band, 24-year-old Robbie McIntosh, was found dead in his North Hollywood hotel room. He died of a heroin overdose after he inhaled a white powder thought to be cocaine but was actually pure heroin.

Also in ‘74

Elvis Presley goes on a $100,000 shopping spree in Memphis and buys six Lincoln Continentals and five Cadillacs and distributes them among his friends.

2013

Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California was shut down for a 15-song set by Paul McCartney on the roof of the El Capitan Theatre that followed his appearance on TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. An estimated crowd of 10,000 listened from the street.

1997

The Rolling Stones start their Bridges To Babylon tour at Chicago’s Soldier Field. They begin the show with “Satisfaction” and close it 2 1/2 hours later with “Brown Sugar”.

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