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Today In Rock: May 29

1955

LaVern Baker hits #3 on the R&B chart with "Bop-Ting-A-Ling" and #2 on the R&B chart with "Play It Fair". Both singles are released on Atlantic records.

1961

Shep & the Limelighters hit #2 "Daddy's Home".

1961

The Shirelles hits #4 on pop and #2 on R&B with "Mama Said".

1969

'Crosby, Stills & Nash' is released. It is popular on both AM and FM radio, and it hangs on the album chart for 107 weeks. It also yields two hit singles: "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" (#21) and "Marrakesh Express" (#28).

1976

Paul Simon hits #40 with "Still Crazy After All These Years".

1982

Soft Cell hits #2 in the UK with "Torch".

1982

Echo & the Bunnymen hit #19 in the UK with "The Back of Love".

1983

Heavy Metal Day at the US Festival in San Bernadino, CA features performances by Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Triumph, and Van Halen.

1990

MTV Europe extends it's reach to Kenya and is broadcast for starring comedian Pauly Shore.