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1978 Belgian singer/songwriter Jacques Brel dies of a pulmonary embolism in a hospital near Paris, France, at age 49.

1978 Faces' Ian McLagan marries his longtime girlfriend, former model (and first wife of Who drummer Keith Moon) Kim Kerrigan.

1976 #1 on the Hot 100 is a disco version of a classical favorite: "A Fifth Of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band.

1975 On father John Lennon's 35th birthday, Yoko Ono gives birth to Sean Ono Taro Lennon (Sean Lennon).

1973 Paul Simon's "Loves Me Like A Rock" is certified Gold.

1972 The Cream compilation Heavy Cream is released in the UK.

1971 Van Morrison releases "Wild Night."

1969 The Carpenters release Offering, later released as Ticket to Ride, featuring a ballad version of the Beatles' tune.

1969 PJ Harvey is born Polly Jean Harvey in Bridport, Dorset, England.

1969 BBC's Top Of The Pops refuses to play the #1 hit in the country for the first time. The song, Serge Gainsbourg's "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus," is considered one of the first "orgasm records," that is, one of the first to feature heavy female breathing and moaning.

1968 The Beatles record "Long, Long, Long" and "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?"

1967 Doc Severinsen, already a member of the house band on NBC-TV's Tonight Show, replaces Skitch Henderson as its leader.

1965 The Beatles' "Yesterday" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.

1965 The Ohio State University marching band plays "Hang On Sloopy" for the first time when their football team takes on Illinois. It soon becomes an OSU favorite, and in 1985 is designated the state song of Ohio.

1964 Bobby Darin begins filming his eighth movie, That Funny Feeling (co-starring with wife Sandra Dee), in Hollywood.

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Strawberry Fields Dedicated In Central Park

1985

On what would have been John Lennon's 45th birthday, a section of Central Park in New York City is christened "Strawberry Fields" in his memory.

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