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McCartney sure can write and Kiss goes solo in Today’s Rock History!

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1957

The Elvis Presley classic, “Jailhouse Rock” is released. It will become his ninth US number one single and stay on the Billboard chart for nineteen weeks.

1972

Michael Jackson’s song “Ben”, from the movie of the same name, reaches number one on Billboard’s Pop chart.  It’s the third hit in a year for the 13 year old singer.

2009

Paul McCartney is named Songwriter of The Year at the 29th Annual ASCAP Awards in London, England.

1978

All four solo albums by the members of KISS break through Billboard’s Top 100. Gene Simmons effort will prove to be the highest charting at #22

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