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Essex Rocks on and Darryl and John’s Rich Girl is #1 in Today’s Rock History!

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1974

 David Essex received a Gold record for the hit “Rock On”, which made #5 in the US

 Also in ‘74

 Dionne Warwick and The Spinners record “Then Came You”. Although Warwick didn’t have much faith in the song, it became her first hit in nearly four years when it topped the Billboard chart next October.

 2002

 Three Dog Night’s original bass player, Joe Schermie, Jr., who played on all the group’s biggest hits from 1968-1973, died of a heart attack. He had just turned 55 a month earlier.

 1977

 Daryl Hall And John Oates score the first of their six Billboard number one hits when “Rich Girl” reached the top.

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