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One dead at a Dead Concert and Queen crosses the line in Today’s Rock History!

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1975

The week’s number one song on Billboard’s Pop singles chart was “Fallin’ In Love” by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds,

1987

There was big trouble at a Grateful Dead concert, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Love, when police killed an escaped drug addict who had shot one of the officers.

 2004

 Queen, one of Britain’s most consistently successful groups of the seventies and eighties, became the first Rock band to receive official approval in Iran, where Western music was strictly prohibited. Lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, was of Iranian ancestry and bootlegged albums have been available for years.

 1969

 The Rolling Stones enjoy their fifth American chart topper with “Honky Tonk Women”. It was the last hit that included original guitarist Brian Jones, who had drowned in his swimming pool earlier in the year.

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