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Today In Rock: July 7

1940

Ringo Starr was born.

1959

Lonely Boy (Paul Anka) was a hit.

1968

The Yardbirds break up, guitarist Jimmy Page forms the New Yardbirds and changes the group's name to Led Zeppelin, allegedly on the advice of the Who's Keith Moon.

1973

Paul Simon hits #2 with "Kodachrome".

1974

Rock Your Baby (George McCrae) was a hit.

1979

Can releases Can and disbands.

1981

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five release "The Message."

1985

A View to a Kill (Duran Duran) was a hit.

1988

Growth continues on the channel as MTV Europe launches in Antwerp, Belgium with 15,000 households.