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Mourner a bass player and Bowie’s Oddity is released in Today’s Rock History!

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1969

David Bowie’s single, “Space Oddity”was released to coincide with the first lunar landing by Apollo 11 on July 20th.

1970

Three Dog Night’s version of Randy Newman’s “Mama Told Me Not To Come” sat at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

2000

Lars Ulrich of Metallica appears before a US Senate panel to testify against websites like Napster, that allowed people to trade music for free over the Internet.

2002

More than 200 mourners attended the funeral of The Who’s bass player, John Entwistle, held in the 12th Century church of St. Edward in Stow-on-the-Wold.

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