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This Day in Music History: July 12th

2007: Rod Stewart was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace for his services to music.

1992: Axl Rose was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport on riot charges dating back to a July 2, 1991 Guns N’ Roses concert in St. Louis.

1983: Traffic’s saxophone player Chris Wood died of pneumonia at Birmingham, England’s Queen Elizabeth hospital. He was 39 years old.

1980: Electric Light Orchestra went to number one on the U.K. Singles Chart with “Xanadu” a duet with Olivia Newton-John from the movie of the same name which spent two week on top the chart. It would be ELO’s only number one single.

1969: Blind Faith kicked off their U.S. tour with a sold out concert at Madison Square Garden. At the end of the tour the band split up.
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