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1965: Sonny and Cher made their television debut on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
1965: The Beatles received the "Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" awards from Queen Elizabeth.
1971: "Want Ads" by the Honey Cone was the #1 song, toppling the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar".
1972: Two great songs were released on this date. Gilbert O'Sullivan released the single "Alone Again (Naturally)".
1989: Lou Monte, who gave us many novelty records including "Pepino, the Italian Mouse in 1962", passed away.
2001: Blink-182 debuted at #1 on the album chart with Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.
1941: Reg Presley of the Troggs was born in Andover, England.
1942: Len Barry (Leonard Borisoff who had the hit "1-2-3") was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1948: Barry Bailey, original lead guitarist of the Atlanta Rhythm Section, was born in Decatur, Georgia.
1951: Bun E. Carlos, great drummer of Cheap Trick, was born in Rockford, Illinois.
1951: Brad Delp, lead singer of Boston, was born in Danvers, Massachusetts; committed suicide March 7, 2007.