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Sun Aug 14, 2022, 04:02 PM Aug 2022

August 14: This date in Rock and Roll History.

1965. The McCoys release "Hang On Sloopy."

1965. Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1 for the first of three weeks.

1967. Britain's new Marine Broadcasting Offences Act goes into effect, forcing all but one of the country's famous "pirate" (i.e., unlicensed) radio stations off the air. Radio Caroline remains on the air for another six months or so.

1969. It's the day before Woodstock, and thousands of people show up early and camp out.

1970. After being found crawling along a motel hallway in San Diego, California, incoherent and "combative," Stephen Stills is arrested for possession of cocaine and barbiturates. It's another setback for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, who don't tour again until 1974.

1974. Drummer Neil Peart makes his debut with Rush at a show in Pittsburgh where they are the support act for Manfred Mann and Uriah Heep.

1983. Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone fractures his skull in a fight with Seth Macklin of the band Sub Zero Construction. The fight started when Ramone spotted Macklin with his girlfriend Roxy Whitney (she thinks they have an open relationship). Ramone is rushed to the hospital and undergoes brain surgery; Macklin is arrested and charged with assault.

1987. Guns N' Roses kick off their first North American tour at a show in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They're the opening act for The Cult.

Courtesy of https://calendar.songfacts.com/august/14/

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August 14: This date in Rock and Roll History. (Original Post) SergeStorms Aug 2022 OP
WOW! elleng Aug 2022 #1
Thanks, elleng. SergeStorms Aug 2022 #2


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2. Thanks, elleng.
Sun Aug 14, 2022, 04:19 PM
Aug 2022

I'm going to try to do one of these every day now. This is my third, the others are in my journal.

I found myself wondering "what a long, strange trip it's been", and Rock and Roll history is one way to measure our lives, at least for me. We can all remember what we were doing, who we were with etc. by the songs on our lifetime "playlist".

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