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1973 - Shortly after having a hit with Shel Silverstein's "The Cover of the Rolling Stone," Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show were on the cover of Rolling Stone in caricature.

1975 - Labelle's "Lady Marmalade" hits #1 in America as listeners track down French speakers to translate the line, "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir." ("Do you want to sleep with me tonight?")

1975 - Led Zeppelin becomes the first band in history to have six entries on the Billboard Albums chart at once. Their latest release, Physical Graffiti, is at #1, with their previous five albums also on the chart: Led Zeppelin IV, House of the Holy, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin III.

1978 - Tina Turner officially divorced her husband Ike. She received nothing in the settlement, except her name; born Anna Mae Bullock, it was Ike who named her "Tina Turner" when they started performing together. She revived her career with a startling comeback in the early '80s.

1979 - After attending a Dire Straits show during their residency at the Roxy in Los Angeles, Bob Dylan asked Mark Knopfler and drummer Pick Withers to play on the sessions for his next album. Slow Train Coming was the album, recorded in Muscle Shoals.

1980 - Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon spent its 303rd consecutive week on the Billboard 200 album chart, breaking the record set by Carole King's Tapestry for longest stay on the Billboard 200.

1980 - Brian Johnson of the band Geordie gets a new, slightly more high-profile gig: replacing the deceased Bon Scott in AC/DC. Johnson's first album with the band is Back In Black, which becomes the second-best selling album worldwide behind Thriller.


Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, better-known as Vangelis, is 79.

Bobby Kimball of Toto is 75.

Ray Davis of The Parliaments was born on this day in 1940.

Patty Donahue of The Waitresses was born on this day in 1956.

Perry Farrell, Jane's Addiction and creator of Lollapalooza, is 63.

John Popper of Blues Traveler is 55. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for ShamrockFest)

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