Fab Four final hurrah? -- The Boss opens for... -- Lotsa mileage for a one-hit wonder (oh, all right, make it two...)

(Courtesy of Apple Records)
(Courtesy of Apple Records)

6/13/1970 (48 years ago today) - They're No. 1 on the LP and singles charts: The Beatles occupy the top spots {again} with "The Long And Winding Road" starting two weeks at No. 1 (their 20th[!] U.S. chart-topping single, by the way) and "Let It Be" (their 12th and final studio LP, but recorded before "Abbey Road") kickin' off four weeks at No. 1 --Think about this: the boys' entire recorded catalog spanned a mere six years total! Good Lord, indeed...

6/13/1970 (48 years ago today) - Grand Funk Railroad headline a show at The Ocean Ice Palace in Brick, New Jersey {could there possibly be a better name for a Jersey town?} -- The opening act for tonight are local faves Steel Mill, featuring a still-paying-his-dues-dude by the name of Bruce Springsteen on guitar and vocals -- Tickets cost $5.00!!!

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, Cliff Richard, T. Rex, Bobby Vee, The Mamas & The Papas, The Ramones(!), John Lennon, and (perhaps the best of the batch, really) Bette Midler, so Bobby enjoyed years of royalty checks for sure -- Robert Thomas Freeman passed away after suffering a heart attack on January 23rd of last year; he was 76 years old.

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