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Today In Rock: September 3

1942

Al Jardine was born.

1953

The Flamingos' classic "Golden Teardrops" is released on the Chance label.

1957

Diana (Paul Anka) was a hit.

1966

Donovan reaches #1 with "Sunshine Superman"

1966

Number of British singles in 'Billboard's' Top 100: 17

1967

Al Stewart releases his debut, 'Bedsitter Images'.

1977

Heart hits #11 with "Barracuda".

1979

Frank Zappa releases 'Joe's Garage Act I,' followed two months later by 'Joe's Garage, Acts II & III.' Zappa describes his magnum opus as "a stupid story about how the government is going to try to do away with music."

1983

Gary Numan hits #20 in the UK with "Warriors".

1989

'Pump,' the cornerstone album of Aerosmith's post-sobriety renaissance, is released. It yields a bumper crop of hit singles: "Love in an Elevator" (#5), "Janie's Got a Gun" (#4), "What It Takes" (#9) and "The Other Side" (#22)

1992

MTV Brazil airs "Unplugged" with Joao Bosco. Sony Music launches it as an album.

1994

Echobelly's album 'Everybody's Got One' reaches #8.

1997

Brenda Lee is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame at age 52.

2000

Rebert J. Harris of the Soul Stirrers dies.