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Maya Rudolph’s famous Mom passes and Chicago soars in Today’s Rock History!

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1967

Paul McCartney flies to America to attend girlfriend Jane Asher’s 21st birthday party in Denver, Colorado. He gave her a large diamond ring, which she later lost.

 1975

Minnie Riperton’s, “Lovin’ You” reached the top of the Billboard singles chart.  Minnie is the mother of SNL’s Maya Rudolph.

 1998

50 year old drummer Cozy (Collin) Powell was killed in a car accident after bad weather forced him to lose control on a highway near Bristol. He had worked with Black Sabbath, , Rainbow and Whitesnake to name a few.

 1971

 Chicago became the first American Rock group to perform at Carnegie Hall. They played six sold out shows and recorded the concerts for the four-record album, “Chicago at Carnegie Hall”, which became their third LP to make the top 5 in the US.


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