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Stones blow up and the Boss surprises a Sax Player in today’s Rock History!

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1972

A bomb exploded under a Rolling Stones equipment truck in Montreal and although no one was hurt, the blast blew out the cones of 30 speakers stored inside

1975

After ten years of marriage, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox were officially divorced. She had briefly dated Paul McCartney before taking up with Ringo and was later linked with George Harrison.

2009

Gordon Waller of the Pop duo Peter and Gordon died of cardiac arrest at the age of 64.

2011

Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at a tribute to Clarence Clemons at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, N.J. The boss played a 45 minute set to an intimate crowd of 400.

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