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Zeppelin robbed and Elton hospitalized here in Chicago in Today’s Rock History!

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1967

An edited version of The Doors’ “Light My Fire” reaches number one in the US.

1973

Led Zeppelin, who were in the middle of a very successful US tour, were the victims of one of the largest cash thefts in New York City history. $180,000 was taken from the band’s safe deposit box at the Drake Hotel. The money was mostly cash receipts from the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden.

2005

John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for “All You Need is Love”, gathered from his music stand after The Beatles’ final television appearance in 1967, sold at an auction in London for $1 million to an anonymous bidder.

1990

Elton John checked into a suburban Chicago clinic to cure bulimia and an addiction problem. He will take over a year off from touring and recording.

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