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Layla co-writer a muderer and Eagles soar again in Today’s Rock History!

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1967

Aretha Franklin scored her only solo, US #1 hit on the Billboard Pop chart with Otis Redding’s “Respect”.

1983

Jim Gordon, a member of Derek and the Dominos and co-writer of “Layla”, killed his mother with a hammer and knife. He was convicted of second-degree murder in 1984 and sentenced to 16 years to life.

2011

Andrew Gold, who reached #7 in the U.S. in 1977 with “Lonely Boy” and #25 a year later with “Thank You For Being A Friend”, died of cancer at the age of 59.

1972

The Eagles’ “Take It Easy” was released by Asylum Records. It would crack the Billboard chart three weeks later and become their first hit single, reaching #12.

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