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1942 - Dr. Hook keyboardist Billy Francis is born in Los Angeles.

1957 - Blue Monday, by Antoine "Fats" Domino, begins it's first of eight weeks at the top of the R&B charts.

1957 - The Cavern Club opens in a former wine cellar on Matthew Street in Liverpool, England. The club will earn its landmark status in 1961 and 62' when the Beatles are its house band.

1968 - Black singer Eartha Kitt shocks the world by directly confronting President and Lady Bird Johnson at a Women Doers luncheon at the White House, making a vigorous protest against the fact that so many urban Blacks were being sent to Vietnam.

1970 - John Lennon's London Art gallery exhibit of erotic lithographs, Bag One, is closed by Scotland Yard and eight prints are confiscated as evidence of pornography.

1991 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Howlin' Wolf in its sixth annual ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria. Also inducted are the Byrds and Wilson Pickett.

1996 - Keyboardist Richard Kermode, who performed with Janis Joplin in her Kozmic Blues Band, dies in Denver aged 49.

1999 - Legendary Los Angeles nightclub the Whisky A Go-Go begins a weeklong slate of concerts to mark its 35th anniversary. The concerts feature acts who have previously played the venue. Included in the festivities are the Grass Roots, the Robby Krieger Band, Johnny Rivers, Nancy Sinatra, Randy Bachman, Jan & Dean, and Martha Reeves.

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