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Today In Rock: September 30

1942

Dewey Martin was born.

1942

Frankie Lymon was born.

1957

The Cordettes hit #8 "Just Between You and Me."

1961

Lee Dorsey hits #1 on the R&B chart and #7 on the pop chart with "Ya Ya".

1967

"Incense and Peppermints" by the Strawberry Alarm Clock makes its debut on the charts.

1970

Phil Collins joins Genesis.

1970

Traffic's 'John Barleycorn Must Die' hits #11 in the UK and #5 in the US.

1972

David Cassidy, the breakthrough heartthrob of the Partridge Family, hits #1 in the UK with "How Can I Be Sure" where it will stay there for two weeks.

1973

Half-Breed (Cher) was a hit.

1978

Aerosmith hits #23 with "Come Together".

1979

Sad Eyes (Robert John) was a hit.

1988

MTV Europe launches in Brussels, Belgium to 105,000 households.

1996

'Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas' becomes the first gospel Christmas album to hit #1.