Fab Four's last "hurrah", sort of.. -- The Boss opens for...?!?! -- A lotta mileage for a one-hit wonder (OK, make that a two...)

Members of Grand Funk Railroad, 1970s.
Grand Funk Railroad, c 1970. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

6/13/1970 (49 years ago today) - They're No. 1 on the LP and singles charts...: The Beatles occupy the top spots with "The Long And Winding Road" starting a two-week run at No.1 (their 20th U.S. chart-topping single!) and "Let It Be" (their 12th and final studio LP, recorded before "Abbey Road") kicking off four weeks at No. 1 -- Think about it: their entire recorded catalog spanned a mere six years total! Good Lord, indeed...

6/13/1970 (49 years ago today) - Grand Funk Railroad headline The Ocean Ice Palace in the town of Brick, New Jersey -- The opening act for tonight are local faves Steel Mill, featuring a paying-his-dues-dude by the name of Bruce Springsteen on guitar and vocals -- Tickets cost $5.00(!), but it's all relative: a gallon of gas at this time would set you back 36 cents a gallon...

6/13/1940 - Born on this date R&B/Soul singer-songwriter and record producer Bobby Freeman, most famous for his two classic singles "Do You Want To Dance" (he was just 17 years old when it went up to No. 5 on the charts in 1958) and "C'mon And Swim" (also making it to No. 5, in 1964) -- After the song was {somewhat re-titled} as "Do You Wanna Dance", the cover versions just kept on a-comin': Del Shannon, The Beach Boys, Johnny Rivers, Bette Midler, Cliff Richard, T. Rex, Bobby Vee, The Mamas & The Papas, John Lennon and even The Ramones have recorded it, so Bobby enjoyed years of royalty checks for sure -- Robert Thomas Freeman passed away last year after suffering a heart attack on January 23rd; he was 76 years old.

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