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Smile=Queen and ZZ topgrabs gold in Today’s Rock History!

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1970

A band called Smile changed their name to Queen and performed for the first time using that name.

1970

The Jackson 5 became the first group in the Rock era to have their first three releases reach number one in the US when “The Love You Save” hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100

2002

57-year-old, John Entwistle, bassist for The Who, was found dead of an apparent heart attack in a Las Vegas hotel room. Nicknamed “Thunderfingers”, he was voted the greatest bassist of all time in a Rolling Stone reader’s poll In 2011.

1975

ZZ Top earned their second Gold record for their fourth album, “Fandango” which included the Top 20 hit, “Tush”.

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