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Today In Rock: September 22

1947

Roy Milton hits #4 on the R&B chart with "True Blues."

1952

Dinah Washington's Mercury single "Wheel Of Fortune" hits #3 on the R&B chart.

1958

The Kingsmen hit #35 with "Week End".

1962

Mary Wells hits #9 with "You Beat Me to the Punch".

1962

"Beechwood 4-5789" by the Marvelettes hits #17.

1968

Hey Jude (The Beatles) was a hit.

1969

The untitled first album by Funkadelic, including the defining track "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic...?," is released.

1972

David Bowie opens his first US tour in Cleveland, Ohio.

1973

Sweet hits #2 on the UK charts with "Ballroom Blitz."

1974

Rock Me Gently (Andy Kim) was a hit.

1983

Ten years after parting ways, the Everly Brothers reunite onstage for two concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall. The event is taped and released as Reunion Concert, an album and home video.

1984

Adam Ant hits #13 in the UK with "Apollo 9".

1984

Twisted Sister hits #21 with "We're Not Gonna Take It".

1989

Neil Young releases 'Freedom,' his best album in a decade. A blistering performance of the opening track, "Rockin' in the Free World," on 'Saturday Night Live' is regarded as one of that show's best performances.

1992

MTV and Colossal Pictures premiere the second season of "Liquid Television." The 1991 season receives an Emmy Award.