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1833 -- Johannes Brahms BIRTHDAY

1840 -- Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky BIRTHDAY

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1903 -- Bing Crosby BIRTHDAY

1961 -- Phil Campbell (Motorhead) BIRTHDAY

1972 -- Reginald Dwight legally changes his name to Elton Hercules John.

1972 -- Rolling Stones release Exile on Main Street

1973 -- George Harrison releases Give Me Love [Single]

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1980 -- Black Sabbath, with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, begin a four night stand at London’s Hammersmith Odeon Theater to promote Heaven & Hell

1994 -- Blur's Parklife goes to No.1 on the UK Charts

2003 -- Pete Townshend cleared on charges of possessing child pornographic images

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