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March 19, 2018

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On this day in 1966, driven by Jeff Beck's groundbreaking psychedelic guitar work, The Yardbirds' "Shapes Of Things" began a run to #11 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1974, the revamped Jefferson Airplane began their first tour under the name Jefferson Starship. The line-up included singer/guitarist Paul Kantner, singer Grace Slick, drummer Johnny Barbata, keyboardist David Freiberg, bassist Peter Kaukonen, guitarist Craig Chaquico and violinist Papa John Creach.

On this day in 1976, "Calling Dr. Love," KISS bassist Gene Simmons' anthem, began its run to #16 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1976, Free guitarist Paul Kossoff died of a heart attack on a London-to-New York plane flight. The 26-year-old had been troubled with heart disease and drug abuse most of his life.

On this day in 1977, REO Speedwagon's breakthrough "REO Speedwagon Live/You Get What You Play For" album began a quick run to #72 and one million sold. Superstardom was a mere three years away.

On this day in 1982, 25-year-old Southern California guitar legend Randy Rhoads was killed in a plane crash while touring with Ozzy Osbourne.

On this day in 1983, U2's third album, "War," made its first appearance on the American charts. It eventually sold over four million copies and hit #12. But the Irish band had to wait four more years to score a major hit in the U.S. when "With Or Without You" reached #1.

On this day in 1988, Foreigner's "I Don't Want To Live Without You" started an eight-week run to #5 on the singles charts.

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Which one of these handpicked selections is your fave Unc's Quote Of The Day?

It was Dorothy Parker who said: "Brevity is the sould of lingere."

It was skating superstar/cancer survivor Scott Hamilton who said: "The only disability in life is a bad attitude."

It was Napoleon Bonaparte who said: "Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."

It was G. K. Chesterton who said: "It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged."

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