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Stones Paint it with a Sitar and Rod is knighted in today’s Rock History!

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1966

The Rolling Stones had the top song in the US with “Paint It Black”, the first #1 Pop single to feature a sitar.

1977

KC and The Sunshine Band scored their fourth Billboard number one hit with “I’m Your Boogie Man”, a song that was written about a DJ at a Miami, Florida radio station named Robert W. Walker, who was the first to give their hit single “Get Down Tonight” airplay.

2015

The Kinks’ front man and principle song writer Ray Davies was honored with a London Legend Award at a ceremony held at the Camden Roundhouse.

2016

England’s Buckingham Palace announced that Rod Stewart would be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II “for services to music and charity.” The 71-year-old singer would now be able to call himself Sir Roderick David Stewart.

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