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The Byrds’ scored their second US number one hit with “Turn, Turn, Turn”.
A year after leaving The Guess Who, lead singer Burton Cummings was awarded a Gold record for his million selling, US Top Ten, solo hit, “Stand Tall”.
Roy Orbison played his final gig when he appeared at The Front Row Theater in the Cleveland suburb of Highland Heights. Orbison died of a heart attack two days later.
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones informed the public of their decision not to re-form Led Zeppelin following the death of drummer John Bonham. Page and Plant did get together for a highly successful tour in 1995.