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October 4 1970 Janis Joplin dies of a heroin overdose


On October 4th 1970, Janis Joplin died of an accidental heroin overdose, and was discovered in her Los Angeles hotel room after failing to show for a scheduled recording session. She was 27 years old. In the summer of 1966, Janis Joplin was a drifter; four years later, she was a rock-and-roll legend. She’d gone … Continue reading

July 30 1966 The Troggs take their signature hit, “Wild Thing,” to #1


On July 30th 1966, “Wild Thing,” the three-chord masterpiece, became a #1 hit for The Troggs, and instantly took its rightful place in the rock-and-roll canon. If there is one song that has been played more times by more bands in more garages than any ever written, “Wild Thing” would probably warrant a mention as … Continue reading

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