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Starship gets a new singer and Philly helps Elton top the charts in today’s Rock History!

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1969

Blood, Sweat and Tears’ first hit, “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”, tops out at number two on the Billboard Pop chart.

1979

Mickey Thomas replaces Marty Balin as the lead singer for Jefferson Starship.  Thomas’ voice had previously been heard on the 1976 Elvin Bishop hit, “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”.

1988

Sonny Bono is elected Mayor of Palm Springs, California, an office he held until 1992 when he ran for the Republican nomination for United States Senate.

 1975

 Elton John led the US Pop chart with “Philadelphia Freedom”, a song inspired by Billie Jean King’s World Team Tennis League entry.


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