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There’s Smoke, Fire, a Cartoon and a “Cougar” in Today’s Rock History!

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1971

The Jackson 5 Saturday morning cartoon show debuted on ABC-TV. The show featured the voices of the five brothers.

 1977

After 10 weeks of climbing the charts, “Smoke from a Distant Fire” by The Sanford/Townsend Band peaked at #9.  Unfortunately, for the L.A. duo, it would be their one and only chart success…better known as a one-hit-wonder.

1992

Eric Clapton’s “Unplugged” LP entered the Billboard chart. The record would go on to win the Grammy for Album of the Year, with sales reaching over 7 million.

 1982

 John “Cougar” Mellencamp became the only male artist to have two singles in the US Top Ten as well as the number one album. “Jack and Diane” was number 4, while “Hurts So Good” sat at number 8.

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