Simon & Garfunkel - success!... Rolling Stones - launch!... Pink Floyd - mess!

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Brian Jones, c 1968. (Keystone/Getty Images)

4/06/1968 (52 years ago today) - Simon & Garfunkel go to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard album chart with their soundtrack to the Mike Nichols film "The Graduate" (starring Dustin Hoffman) -- "Mrs. Robinson" soon dominates the airwaves and the duo's previously low-key folksy image is now in the rear-view mirror; whether they like it or not, bona-fide rock-star status comes a-knockin'.

4/06/1971 (49 years ago today) - The Rolling Stones launch their own record label and the big-lips-'n'-tongue logo immediately becomes iconic -- The first album to be released on the label wasn't "Sticky Fingers" however, it was "Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Joujouka", a 1968 recording of Morrocan musicians that Brian made tapes of while visiting a small village there; the album is widely credited with being the first world music LP...

4/06/1987 (33 years ago today) - Roger Waters' lawyers {here we go...} issue a statement in which Roger claims himself to be the main-driving-creative-force behind Pink Floyd, therefore {here we go some more} he will contest the use of the name by any former members of Pink Floyd, or, frankly, any other human beings on the planet -- Many versions of "The Wall" are the result, and how many do we need, really...

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