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Posted: 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Today in Rock - Jan 19

The Beatles
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25th November 1963: A group shot of the Beatles, Ringo Starr (in the background), George Harrison (1943 - 2001), Paul McCartney and John Lennon (1940 - 1980), pictured during a performance on Granada TV's Late Scene Extra television show filmed in Manchester, England on November 25, 1963. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The Beatles make their first national TV appearance in the UK on the TV show “Thank Your Lucky Stars” and perform “Please Please Me” (1963).

The Beatles start recording “A Day in the Life” at Abbey Road studios in London, recording four takes of the new song (1967).

Tracks from The Beatles’ White album (including “Helter Skelter”) are played in the courtroom at the Sharon Tate murder trial to see if any songs might have influenced Charles Manson and his followers to commit murder (1971).

According to reports, Paul McCartney is set to become the world’s first pop star billionaire, his net worth being £725 million at the time and expected to become a billionaire after huge sales from The Beatles compilation hits album (2001).

Pink Floyd and Marmalade perform at the Marquee Club in London (1967).

Pink Floyd’s The Wall album starts a 15-week run at #1 in the US album chart and sells over 23 million copies in the US alone (1980).

Dewey Bunnell of America is born (1952).

Fleetwood Mac reunite to perform “Don’t Stop” at the recently elected Pres. Bill Clinton’s first inaugural ball (1993).

Janis Joplin is born (1943).

Styx release their Paradise Theater album (1981).