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Lennon’s Double Fantasy goes Platinum and Bowie passes away in Today’s Rock History!

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1976

Foghat’s “Slow Ride” became the first of their five Billboard chart entries and the only one to crack the Top 20.

1981

John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy” LP went Platinum a little over a month after Lennon’s assassination.

2003

A collection of 500 Beatles tapes known as the ‘Get Back sessions’, which were stolen in the 1970’s, were found after UK police cracked a major bootleg operation in London and Amsterdam. Five men were arrested.

2016

David Bowie passed away after an eighteen month battle with cancer at the age of 69. A leader of the Glam Rock movement in the 1970s, Bowie placed thirteen songs on Billboard’s Top 40 chart


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