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Hanky Panky and Styx loses a branch in today’s Rock History!

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1966

Tommy James and the Shondells started a two-week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “Hanky Panky

1976

Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina announce that they were dissolving their partnership after a six-year run. The pair had cracked the Billboard Top 40 three times

1981

Harry Chapin was killed in an accident on the Long Island Expressway. Chapin’s blue 1975 VW Rabbit burst into flames when he was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer truck. The 38-year-old Chapin is best remembered for his top 20 hit “Taxi” in 1972 and “Cat’s in the Cradle”, a number-one in 1974.

1996

John Panozzo of Styx died of a hemorrhage brought on by alcoholism at the age of 48.

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