Psychedelic rocker, Janis Joplin, was born on this day in 1943 – Joplin tragically passed away of a drug overdose at just 27.

The Beatles turned down an offer of $US30 Million if they played on the same stage in 1976. The band had been broken up for 6 years.

The Pretenders released their debut album in 1980.

John Lennon was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Madonna won the Golden Glove for Evita in 1997.

And soul legend Wilson Pickett died of heart failure in 2006, aged 64.

Today’s Birthdays:

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Actress Katey Segal from “Married.. With Children” is 61 (1954).

And Dolly Parton is 69 (1946).