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Today In Rock: May 2

1964

Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas reach #7 with "Little Children".

1965

The Yardbirds' "For Your Love" enters the Billboard Hot 100 at Number 84. Soon after, Eric Clapton leaves the band and is replaced by Jimmy Page. The song stays on the charts for twelve weeks, peaking at Number Six.

1976

Welcome Back (John Sebastian) was a hit.

1981

Human League hits #12 in the UK with "The Sound of the Crowd".

1988

Tony Bennett unveils MTV's multi-million dollar consumer advertising campaign "Tv...Or MTV?"

1992

Ugly Kid Joe hits #9 with "Everything About You".

1994

MTV Networks announces that it will launch wholly owned and operated channels for the Asian market. The network includes an encrypted Mandarin language service to reach young people on Mandarin-speaking countries including Taiwan, Singapore and China and an English-language service directed primary at young people in South Asia, the Philippines and other countries.

1998

"I Want You Back" by 'N Sync hits #13 in the US.