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Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

80 years ago (1939)Soul singer Al Wilson is born.
77 years ago (1942)Spanky MacFarlane of Spanky and Our Gang is born.
69 years ago (1950)Ann Wilson of Heart is born.
59 years ago (1960)The Kingston Trio Show, to be aired six days a week at various times, debuts on CBS Radio. The five minute show is sponsored by 7-Up®.
57 years ago (1962)Singer, dancer, and American Idol judge Paula Abdul is born.
55 years ago (1964)Brian Vander Ark of Verve Pipe is born.
46 years ago (1973)The stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens in London. Tim Curry later reprises his role in the 1975 movie version.
46 years ago (1973)Edgar Winter's Frankenstein is awarded a gold record.
43 years ago (1976)Blue Oyster Cult releases the album, Agents of Fortune, which yields the hit single, Don't Fear the Reaper.
43 years ago (1976)Wild Cherry releases Play That Funky Music, a song that would make it to #1.
39 years ago (1980)Donna Summer becomes the first act to sign with Geffen Records, the new label started by David Geffen.
37 years ago (1982)Steve Miller begins his first tour in three years in Lake Tahoe to support his current LP Abracadabra.
37 years ago (1982)The debut album by the supergroup Asia, entitled simply Asia, hits #1.
31 years ago (1988)Over 3,000 East Germans gather at the Berlin Wall to hear Michael Jackson, who is performing a concert on the other side of the wall in West Berlin.
12 years ago (2007)Mandy Moore releases Wild Hope, a folk-pop CD recorded in the rustic Catskill Mountains of New York She co-wrote every song for it. John Alagia, who has worked with Dave Matthews, produced the acoustic album of heartbreak and personal growth themes.
5 years ago (2014)Lyricist Gerry Goffin, who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as Will You Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Halfway to Paradise and The Loco-Motion, dies at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 75.
4 years ago (2015)New Orleans jazz musician and composer Harold Battiste dies at the age of 83. Battiste’s work as a composer, producer and arranger helped shape the careers of Sonny and Cher, Sam Cooke, Dr. John and dozens of others since the 1960's.

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