It's time for everyone's favorite morning segment, rock and roll history on WZOZ.

On this day in 1961, Brian Epstein watched the Beatles play live for the first time during a lunchtime session at The Cavern in Liverpool. Epstein eventually became the band's manager.

In 1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published in San Francisco. The cover featured a photo of John Lennon from the movie How I Won The War

Also in 1967, because of competing egos, Roger McGuinn removed David Crosby from The Byrds. Crosby was replaced by Gene Clark, who was an original member of the group and returned after a two-year hiatus.

In 1968, Led Zeppelin played their first show in London when they appeared at The Roundhouse. Artists who were also on that bill were John Lee Hooker, Deviants, John James, and Tyres. Lead singer Robert Plant married his girlfriend on the same day, and the reception was held at the gig. 

In 1973, former bar room piano player Billy Joel released his breakthrough album, "Piano Man." The title song was released as single, which became a Top 25 hit the following year.

In 1976, Frank Zappa And The Mothers of Invention's album "Overnite Sensation" went Gold. 

And also in 1976, Fleetwood Mac's "Mystery to Me," one of their earlier albums, went gold after the band's latest self-titled album was released.

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