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On this day: June 24

Published On: Jun 21 2013 10:57:25 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 24 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

A 19-year-old Pablo Picasso opens his first major exhibition, Mark Pickford becomes the first million-dollar actress, the Soviets begin their blockade of Berlin, Lynyrd Skynyrd releases "Sweet Home Alabama," and Mark Sanford comes clean, all on this day.

OTD June 24 - Beck
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1944: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeff Beck, a two-time inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of the Yardbirds and as a solo artist, is born in Wallington, England. Beck, who Rolling Stone magazine identified as the fifth greatest guitarist of all time, also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice and has recorded with some of the greatest singers in rock and pop history.

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