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18 Aug 2012

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American singer and songwrite Scott McKenzie died aged 73. He was best known for his 1967 hit single and generational anthem, ‘San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)’. He also joined a new version of The Mamas & the Papas and co-wrote “Kokomo” (1988), a No.1 single for The Beach Boys.

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17 Aug 1987

Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s last living henchman, dies Rudolf Hess, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s former deputy, is found strangled to death in Spandau Prison in Berlin at the age of 93, apparently the victim of suicide. Hess was the last surviving member of Hitler’s inner circle and the sole prisoner at Spandau since 1966. Hess, an early and devoted follower of Nazism, participated in Hitler’s failed “Beer Hall Putsch” in 1923. […]

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