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This Day in Rock History: August 24

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On this day in rock history, Judas Priest were cleared of any wrongdoing in a civil case that alleged that their lyrics drove two of their teenage fans to attempt suicide in 1985. The families of the victims were asking for a combined $6.2 million.

In 1965, the Beatles threw a star-studded party in Beverly Hills in which John Lennon and George Harrison took LSD for the second time. At one point during the trip, actor Peter Fonda said that he knew what it was like to be dead. Lennon took Fonda’s words and built the song “She Said She Said” around it. Ten years later, Queen began recording “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It took the group three weeks to finish the epic song.

The Rolling Stones put out Tattoo You in 1981. Despite being comprised mostly of outtakes from the previous few years, the record was one of their most consistent of that era and topped the charts for nine weeks. John Mellencamp delved deeper into folk-rock with The Lonesome Jubilee, which contined the hits “Paper in Fire,” “Check It Out” and “Cherry Bomb.”

Watch an exciting recap of many of the day’s biggest rock anniversaries above, narrated by our radio host Zach Martin. And learn more about these important events by clicking the links below.

News Anniversaries:
The Beatles attend a party that inspires “She Said She Said” (1965)
Queen begins recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)
Judas Priest cleared of being responsible for a fan’s suicide (1990)

Album Anniversaries:
Rolling Stones, Tattoo You (1981)
John Mellencamp, The Lonesome Jubilee (1987)

See Judas Priest and Other Rockers in the Top 100 Albums of the ’90s

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