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Rafferty’s biggest hit and Clapton wasn’t too well in Today’s Rock History!

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1969

The Who give their first complete live performance of the Rock opera Tommy at a show in Dolton, England.

1974

The L.A. group Redbone earned a Gold record for the single “Come and Get Your Love”, which was currently #5 on the Hot 100.

1978

Former Stealers Wheel vocalist Gerry Rafferty releases his biggest solo hit, “Baker Street”. It was written about one of London’s most famous streets, home to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes.

 1981

 Two days after being released from a St. Paul, Minnesota hospital following a month-long treatment for bleeding ulcers, Eric Clapton is involved in a car accident and is hospitalized in Seattle, Washington, suffering bruised ribs and a lacerated shin.


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