Remembering one of rock's best bashers... -- Okay, a two-hit wonder, then... -- This rocker replaced Phoebe as the singer at "Central Perk"...

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9/7/1978 (40 years ago today) - He truly left his mark on every Who album and single, from their 1965 debut "My Generation" all the way up through "Who Are You" (1978), which was released two weeks before he passed away on this date -- The absolutely irreplaceable Keith Moon died of an overdose of the prescription medicine heminevrin, which he was taking to battle his alcohol addiction; he was only 32 years old. The band simply just never sounded the same without him. 

9/7/1985 (32 years ago today) - Well, the first one was "Naughty Naughty", which went to No. 1 in 1984: On this date, John Parr joined the ranks of rock's not-one-but-two-hit wonders with the theme song to "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)", which not only goes to the top of the chart but is also nominated for a Grammy award later in the year. We also read that Mr. Parr (supposedly) has sold 10 million albums worldwide(!?!?), but beyond these two No. 1 singles, we find that "fact"...well, confusing...

9/7/1951 - Happy Birthday to a true punk-rock pioneer, the founding member/lead vocalist/guitarist and songwriter for The Pretenders, let's give it up for the occasionally intimidating yet always totally convincing Chrissie Hynde, 67 years old today. Probably tops the list of the most-taken-for-granted women artists of the last 50 years. Seriously, The Pretenders 1980 debut album alone is still capable of blowing your little rock brains out...

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"I had my dreams like everybody else/But they're out of reach...", xoxo!