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The “Toke” song banned and America is tops in today’s Rock History!

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1967

 The Doors debut album, featuring “Light My Fire” enters the Billboard Hot 200.

 1971

 New York radio station WNBC banned the song “One Toke Over the Line” by Brewer and Shipley because of its alleged drug references. Other stations around the country follow suit, but the record still makes it to Billboard’s #10.

 1976

 Jackson Browne’s wife, Phyllis Major committed suicide. Much of the music on Browne’s album, “The Pretender” displays the sense of despair at her death. The recording became the first of Browne’s LP’s to sell a million copies.

 1972

 The trio of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek, collectively known as America, reached the top spot on The Hot 100 and The Cashbox Best Sellers chart with “A Horse With No Name”.

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