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It took me by surprise I must say

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

March 26, 1969

MGHITTGMarvin Gaye is at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with I Heard It Through the Grapevine. It is a cover of a Miracles song. In 1967, Gladys Knight and the Pips had a million-selling version of this tune.


‘Til we tear the house down

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

October 3

chubby_checker_twist_with_vorne1941: Born this day in Philadelphia — Ernest Evans, who will take the stage name Chubby Checker and give us The Twist. It is the only song to twice hit #1 on U.S. charts — once in 1960 and again in 1962.


Who’s heart is aching

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

October 2

connie-francis-whos1957: Following a heated argument with her father, Connie Francis records Who’s Sorry Now in just two takes. She dislikes the song. The record-buying public begs to differ, and by the following March, the song is #1 on U.K. charts. It peaks at #4 in the U.S.


You make me wanna get up and scream

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

September 25

hendrix11966: Jimi Hendrix’s second day in London is eventful. He’s in bed with Cathy Etchingham, a 19-year-old hairdresser who has taken his fancy, when Keith Richards’ ex, Linda Keith, bursts into his hotel room, steals a guitar she bought for him in New York, climbs under the covers, and says he can only have the guitar back if he sleeps with her. This is the ’60s, but Hendrix still declines the offer.