By Kristen Kurtis

1968 – John Lennon, George Harrison, and their wives leave the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India two weeks before their study was complete. Ringo and Paul had already left. Later, all four Beatles publicly distance themselves from the Maharishi.

1978 – Patti Smith releases the single “Because the Night.”

1980 – Brian Johnson replaces Bon Scott as the lead singer of Australian group AC/DC, who had died after binge drinking two months prior. Johnson had previously performed with cabaret/club band The Jasper Hart Band, performing songs from the musical Hair, among other bands.

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