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Three try to steal Elvis’ body and Elton gets help in Chicago in today’s Rock History!

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1970

Edwin Starr’s “War” was the top tune on the Billboard singles chart. It would go on to win the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

1977

Three people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis’ body. As a result, his remains would be moved to Graceland.

 1987

 The East LA band, Los Lobos had the number one single on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week with a remake of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba”, from the movie of the same name

1990

Elton John checked into a rehab center in Chicago to get treatment for bulimia, alcoholism and drugs.

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