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This Day In Rock 6/26/13
2008 - Barack Obama denies he has an "E-mail relationship" with Scarlett Johansson.
2006 - Guns n' Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested for biting a security guard in the leg and causing some minor damage at his hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.
2002 - David Hasselhoff checks into the Betty Ford Center for treatment of alcoholism.
2002 - A federal appeals court in San Francisco rules that the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance violate the separation of church and state.
2001 - Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein is arrested after being stopped in a stolen vehicle. Police find heroin and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, which Epstein's girlfriend, country singer Carlene Carter, claims is hers. (Epstein is fired from Tom Petty's band in 2002 and dies the following year.)
2000 - Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band shoot a video for "American Skin" before one of 10 sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. Film-maker Jonathan Demme-who worked on Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia" video-directs the clip.
1981 - In Mountain Home, Idaho, a woman named Virginia Campbell used her coupons and rebates to buy $26,460 worth of groceries with a cash outlay of 67 cents.
1979 - Muhammad Ali announces his retirement from boxing at the age of 37.
1976 - Peter Frampton's "Baby I Love Your Way" is released.
1976 - Roxy Music announce a "trial separation," which doesn't last.
1975 - Sonny and Cher are divorced in Santa Monica, California. Four days later, she marries Gregg Allman.
1974 - Bar code pricing is used for the first time ever at a store in Troy, Ohio.
1967 - The Beatles finish mixing "All You Need Is Love," just 11 days before the single is released.
1966 - The Rolling Stones give an afternoon show at the Washington Coliseum and one that night at the Baltimore Civic Center. The McCoys, The Standells and The Tradewinds open.
1965 - The Byrds hit number-one with "Mr. Tambourine Man."
1964 - The Beatles release the soundtrack album of A Hard Day's Night on United Artists Records.
1964 - The Rolling Stones release "It's All Over Now," their first single recorded in America.
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This Day In Rock 6/25/13
2008 - Tiny bits of a Verne Troyer sex tape hit the Internet.
2001 - Matthew Ansara, the only child of I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden, is found dead at a Chevron station in Monrovia, California. He was 35.
1997 - Underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau dies at 87.
1995 - Pearl Jam cancels their tour because of an ongoing feud with Ticketmaster. They contend that the ticket giant holds a monopoly and charges fans too large a surcharge on concert tickets.
1990 - The Supreme Court upholds the right of an individual to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment.
1988 - Baseball great Cal Ripken Junior plays in his 1000th consecutive game.
1984 - Singer Patti Scialfa joins Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band just four days before the start of the Born in the U-S-A tour.
1982 - The Rolling Stones make their first British concert appearance in six years, playing the first of two dates at London's Wembley Stadium.
1982 - Porn star John Holmes is acquitted of murder charges in Los Angeles. The case is later dramatized in the movie Wonderland, starring Val Kilmer as Holmes.
1981 - The Supreme Court decides that male-only draft registration is constitutional.
1968 - Bobby Bonds hits a grand a slam in his first Major League game -- the first player to ever do that.
1967 - The Beatles introduce their new single "All You Need Is Love" on Our World, the first live T-V special simultaneously broadcast around the globe --it lands on public stations after the three networks pass on the show.
1966 - The gothic horror series Dark Shadows makes its debut as a daytime drama on A-B-C.
1962 - The Supreme Court bans prayer from public schools.
1950 - The Korean War begins.
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This Day In Rock 6/20/13
2011 - Jackass star Ryan Dunn dies in an alcohol-related car crash at 34.
2007 -  Jimmy Kimmel has an emergency appendectomy.
2006 - After 44 years at C-B-S News, Dan Rather receives his walking papers from the "eye" network.
1996 - As the Furthur Festival kicks off in Atlanta, members of The Grateful Dead perform together for the first time since Jerry Garcia's death.
1994- O-J Simpson pleads not guilty to the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
1977- The Trans-Alaska Pipeline begins operation.
1969 - The Newport '69 Festival starts in Northridge, California, where 150-thousand see Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ike & Tina Turner, Jethro Tull, The Rascals, Steppenwolf, Booker T & the MGs and others perform. Hendrix's 125-thousand-dollar fee for this appearance is, to date, the highest single appearance fee ever paid to a single rock act.
1967- Muhammad Ali is convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted.
1967 -The Jefferson Airplane and Jimi Hendrix begin a six-night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
1966- The Beatles re-release their Yesterday and Today album--with new, uncontroversial cover art.
1966- The U-S Open is televised in color for the first time.
1964- The Rolling Stones wrap up their first U-S tour with afternoon and evening shows at Carnegie Hall in New York.
1950- Willie Mays graduates from high school and signs to play professional baseball for the New York Giants.
1947 - Mobster "Bugsy" Siegel is shot to death through a window of his girlfriend's Beverly Hills home.
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This Day In Rock 6/19/13
2005- At the London premiere of War of the Worlds, a man pretending to be a reporter squirts water from a fake microphone into Tom Cruise's face. Cruise challenges the man and calls him a "jerk."
2005 - Steve Miller, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter, Joe Perry, Richie Sambora and others gather at New York's Carnegie Hall for a 90th birthday tribute to guitar legend Les Paul.
1998 -The Simpsons are inducted into he Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
1989- The movie Batman premieres.
1982 - Asia's self-titled debut album hits number-one on Billboard's Hot 200 album chart.
1982 - Steve Miller begins his first tour in three years to support his current album, Abracadabra.
1981 - Superman II sets the all-time one-day record for box-office receipts: $5.5 million.
1978 - The comic strip Garfield appears in U-S newspapers for the first time.
1976 - Blue Oyster Cult releases Agents of Fortune, which contains their biggest hit, "Don't Fear the Reaper."
1973 - The original stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens in London.
1968 - The Rolling Stones are number-one in England with "Jumpin' Jack Flash."
1968 50,000 people march on Washington, D-C to support the Poor Peoples' Campaign.
1967 - Two days after Paul McCartney admits in a Life magazine interview that he'd taken LSD four times, London's Daily Mirror quotes Paul as saying: "I don't regret that I've spoken out. I hope my fans will understand..."
1955- President Harry Truman signs the Universal Military Training and Service Act, which extends selective service until July 1st, 1955 and lowers the draft age to 18.
1934 - Congress establishes the Federal Communications Commission.
1912- The U-S government establishes the eight-hour workday.
1862 -Slavery is outlawed in U-S territories.
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This Day In Rock 6/18/13
2011- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons dies in a Palm Beach, Florida hospital of complications from a stroke suffered 6 days earlier at his home in Singer Island, Florida. He was 69.
2011- Mountain frontman Leslie West undergoes emergency surgery in Biloxi, Mississippi to amputate his right leg above the knee.
2008- Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Woody Allen are among the winners of the first annual George Burns Memorial Sugar Daddy Awards, given to men who "have a penchant for women 20 years or more their juniors."
2000- Tiger Woods wins the U-S Open golf championship by a record 15 strokes.
1987-A woman sues Motley Crue for five-thousand dollars, claiming that she lost her hearing due to the excessive volume at a Crue concert.
1987 - Bruce Springsteen officially separates from his first wife, actress Julianne Phillips.
1983 - Astronaut Sally Ride becomes America's first woman in space, onboard Challenger.
1979- Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) 2 in Vienna.
1977 Fleetwood Mac tops the Billboard singles chart with "Dreams."
1976 - OLE ELO, a compilation of the Electric Light Orchestra's greatest hits, is certified gold.
1973-Paul McCartney releases the "James Bond" theme "Live and Let Die" on his 31st birthday.
1971 - Carole King performs at New York's Carnegie Hall. James Taylor joins her on "You've Got a Friend."
1970 - Phil Spector produces Derek and the Dominos' debut single, "Tell the Truth" b/w "Roll It Over," at Apple Studios in London.
1967- The final day of the Monterey Pop Festival features Ravi Shankar, The Blues Project, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Buffalo Springfield, The Who, The Grateful Dead, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Scott McKenzie and The Mamas & The Papas.
1963- Peter Paul & Mary release their cover of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind." The single will reach number-two nationally.
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This Day In Rock 6/17/13
2006 - The Who kick off their tour by returning to the scene of one of their greatest gigs -- Leeds University in Leeds, England. The band recorded Live at Leeds there in 1970.
2005- Leonardo DiCaprio is rushed to an L-A hospital after being beaned by a beer while leaving a party in the Hollywood Hills.
2005 - Oprah Winfrey is named the most powerful person in showbiz by Forbes magazine.
2005 - Tom Cruise pops the question to Katie Holmes at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. She agrees to become his wife.
1994 - After a low speed police pursuit, O-J Simpson is arrested for the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
1989 - Ringo Starr announces the first tour with his ever-changing All-Starr Band.
1980 - Led Zeppelin kicks off its first European tour since 1973, which proves to be the group's final European tour.
1978- Jefferson Starship cancel their show at the Lorley Festival in Germany because Grace Slick is too drunk to go onstage.
1977 - Crosby, Stills and Nash release C-S-N.
1974- John Lennon starts recording Walls and Bridges at the Record Plant in New York. The L-P spins off the hit "Number Nine Dream."
1972- The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street is the number-one-selling album.
1967 - Day two of the Monterey Pop Festival features daytime performances by Canned Heat, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Country Joe & the Fish, Al Kooper, The Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Steve Miller Band and The Electric Flag. The evening sets are by Moby Grape, Hugh Masekela, The Byrds, The Butterfield Blues Band, Laura Nyro, Jefferson Airplane, Booker T. & the M-G's and Otis Redding.
1965 - The Kinks arrive in New York City to start their first U-S tour.
1928 - Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
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This Day In Rock 6/14/13
2005 - The Eagles release their Farewell One Tour: Live from Melbourne D-V-D.
1989- Zsa Zsa Gabor is arrested in Beverly Hills for slapping a motorcycle policeman.
1981- Bruce Springsteen headlines a No Nukes concert at the Hollywood Bowl that also features Jackson Browne, Gary U-S Bonds, Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills and Nicolette Larson.
1979-  Rolling Stone magazine reports that Little Feat have broken up. Two weeks later, singer-guitarist Lowell George dies of a heart attack.
1976 The Gong Show debuts on N-B-C's daytime schedule.
1974- David Bowie opens his North American Diamond Dogs tour in Montreal.
1974- Jimmy McCulloch, a former Thunderclap Newman ("Something in the Air") and Stone the Crows guitarist, joins Paul McCartney's band Wings. "Junior's Farm" will be his first single with them.
1971 - The first Hard Rock Cafe opens in London.
1970- Derek and the Dominos play their first concert in Britain.
1970- Grand Funk Railroad spend 100-thousand dollars for a block-long billboard in Times Square to advertise their new album, Closer to Home.
1970 - The Grateful Dead release Workingman's Dead, containing "Casey Jones" and "Uncle John's Band."
1969 - The Doors give a pair of shows at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, the band's first since Jim Morrison's indecency arrest in Miami.
1965 - After The Beatles spend the afternoon at Abbey Road recording "I've Just Seen a Face" and "I'm Down," Paul McCartney returns in the evening and records "Yesterday" in two takes with a string quartet. Contrary to myth, other Beatles are in the studio, though none appears on the track.
1954- President Eisenhower signs an order that adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.
1900 - Hawaii becomes a U-S territory.
1775 - The United States Army is founded.
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This Day In Rock 6/13/13
2008 - Metallica headlines the first day of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
2008 - N-B-C newsman Tim Russert dies of a heart attack at age 58.
2008- Sean Connery tumbles during a golf game at an exclusive Westchester, New York country club and chips a bone in his shoulder.
2007- Rush kick off their Snakes and Arrows tour in Atlanta.
2005 - The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey do their first-ever acoustic show, delivering a 50-minute set at a benefit at Gotham Hall in New York.
2005- Tom Cruise's girlfriend Katie Holmes says she's converting to Scientology.
2002- Sting, Michael Jackson, Randy Newman, Barry Manilow and Ashford & Simpson are inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.
2000- Eric Clapton and B-B King release their collaborative album, Riding With the King.
1997Jurors in Oklahoma City sentence terrorist bomber Timothy McVeigh to death.
1970 - Former Chicken Shack singer-pianist Christine McVie, known as Christine Perfect, releases a solo album and announces her retirement from music. Within the year she will join her husband, John McVie, in Fleetwood Mac.
1970- The Beatles top both the (U-S) album and singles charts with Let It Be and "The Long and Winding Road"--their 20th and last number-one single.
1969- Guitarist Mick Taylor, formerly of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, is named to replace Brian Jones in The Rolling Stones.
1966- The Supreme Court issues its landmark "Miranda" decision, which obliges policemen to read arrested persons their constitutional rights.
1964 The Rolling Stones sing "I Just Want to Make Love to You" on A-B-C's Hollywood Palace. The show's host, Dean Martin jokes rudely about their appearance, but the rockers can't respond onstage as their segment had been pre-recorded.
1948- Babe Ruth's number, three, is retired as he makes his final appearance at Yankee Stadium.
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This Day In Rock 6/12/13
2011- The Dallas Mavericks are NBA champs four-games-to-two over LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
2011- Saxophonist Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band suffers a stroke at his Singer Island, Florida home. (He'll die 6 days later in a Palm Beach hospital.)
2008 - Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes magazine's list of the world's most powerful celebrities for the second straight year, having earned a cool 275-million dollars.
2007 - The Rolling Stones release the concert D-V-D The Biggest Bang as an exclusive to Best Buy stores.
2006- Super Bowl-winning Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffers a serious head injury when the motorcycle he's riding collides with a car in Pittsburgh.
1999 - The Allman Brothers begin their 30th anniversary tour outside Denver.
1994- Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles. Her estranged husband, O-J Simpson, is tried and acquitted for the killings, but he is held liable for their deaths in a civil suit.
1991- Michael Jordan wins his first N-B-A championship, as the Chicago Bulls defeat the Los Angeles Lakers in five games.
1982 - A million people, including Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, attend a nuclear disarmament rally in New York City.
1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark opens.
1975- Almost five years after her death, Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits, released in 1973, is certified gold.
1973- Grand Funk records "We're An American Band" at Criteria Studios in Miami with Todd Rundgren producing.
1972- John Lennon and Yoko Ono release Some Time in New York City.
1972 - Mardi Gras, Creedence Clearwater Revival's final studio album, is certified gold.
1967 - The Beach Boys start working on vocals for "Heroes and Villains."
1965- The Beatles are inducted into the Order of the British Empire. While rock and roll fans applaud the move, others are outraged. Canadian legislator Hector Dupuis, a previous honoree, decries being "placed on the same level as vulgar nincompoops," and some previous M-B-E winners return their medals in protest.
1964 - The Zombies record "She's Not There."
1939- The National Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated at Cooperstown, New York, one hundred years after Abner Doubleday invented the game.
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This Day In Rock 6/11/13
1999 - DeForest Kelley, Star Trek's "Doctor McCoy," dies of stomach cancer at 79.
1990 - The Supreme Court overturns as unconstitutional the law that bans the burning of the American flag.
1982 - The Steven Spielberg movie E-T: The Extra-Terrestrial opens in theaters nationwide.
1981 - For the first time in history, Major League players go on strike during the baseball season.
1979- John Wayne dies of lung and stomach cancer in Los Angeles at 72.
1978 - The Rolling Stones release Some Girls.
1977- The Electric Light Orchestra releases the single "Telephone Line."
1977 - The Exodus album by Bob Marley and The Wailers enters the U-K album chart.
1972- Hank Aaron ties the National League record for grand slams (14).
1969- David Bowie's single of "Space Oddity" is released. A month later, the BBC uses the song as the theme for their Apollo 11 coverage.
1969- The Beatles have their final number-one U-K hit, "The Ballad of John and Yoko." ("Let It Be" peaked there at number-two, and "The Long and Winding Road" was not issued as a British single.)
1966 - European radio stations report that Roger Daltrey of The Who has died. In fact, Pete Townshend had been injured in a car accident.
1966 - Texas singer Janis Joplin makes her debut with Big Brother and the Holding Company in San Francisco.
1966- The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" becomes the 200th song to top Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
1965 - The announcement that The Beatles will receive MBE (Member of the British Empire) awards from Queen Elizabeth sparks controversy and results in some previous winners turning their medals in. John Lennon will return his in 1969 to protest Britain's support of U-S involvement in Vietnam.
1965- The Rolling Stones release their first live album, Got Live If You Want It.
1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King Junior is arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.
1950- Golfer Ben Hogan, after recovering from a near-fatal car wreck, wins the U-S Open.
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This Day In Rock 6/10/13
2008 - Chuck Berry tells Reuters he's backing Barack Obama for president. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says, "America has finally come to this point where you can pick a man of color and that not be a drawback." He calls Obama's clinching the Democratic nomination "definitely a proud and successful moment for all the people of this country -- not just black people, but Americans in general."
2007 - The Sopranos ends not with a bang, but with a fade-to-black in a New Jersey diner.
2003- A robot rover named Spirit takes off for Mars from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
1986 - Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof is knighted in recognition of his efforts to help starving Africans through Live Aid.
1983 - Stevie Nicks releases her Wild Heart album,
Although the single is banned from the airwaves and several major chains in Great Britain, The
1977 - Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" hits number-two on the U-K chart.
1975 - The Eagles release their fourth album, One of These Nights.
1971- A Jethro Tull concert in Denver is marred by police, who fire tear gas to quiet the crowd. Tull play on even though keyboardist John Evan can't see his piano through the tear gas.
1968- The Jimi Hendrix Experience begin recording what will become the Electric Ladyland album at New York's Record Plant.
1967 - Bob Dylan and The Band begin the informal Woodstock jams that will, many years and bootlegs later, be released as The Basement Tapes.
1966- "Rain," the first Beatles song to use backwards tape effects, is released as the B-side of "Paperback Writer."
1965- The first Subway sandwich shop opens.
1964- The Rolling Stones meet two of their blues idols, Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters, during a recording session for "It's All Over Now" at Chicago's Chess studios.
1940- Italy declares war on France and Britain. Canada declares war on Italy.
1935 - Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Ohio.
1934 - Abraham Zimmerman and Beatrice Stone are married in Duluth, Minnesota. Their son, born just under seven years later, becomes Bob Dylan.
1692 - The first "witch" is hanged in Salem, Massachusetts.
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This Day In Rock 6/7/13
2008- Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones join Foo Fighters at London's Wembley Stadium to perform "Rock 'n' Roll" and "Ramble On."
2005- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with special guests The Black Crowes, kick off their summer tour in Estero, Florida.
1982- Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion opens to the public and soon becomes the top tourist attraction in Memphis.
1982 - Steve Garvey becomes the fifth professional baseball player to appear in a thousand consecutive games.
1979- Chuck Berry performs at the White House for President Jimmy Carter at a Black Music Association gala. A month later, Berry is sentenced to spend four months in jail for tax evasion.
1976 - Capitol Records issues Rock 'n' Roll Music, a compilation of The Beatles' most rocking songs. It will reach number-two in Billboard despite Ringo Starr's objections to the package.
1975- Elton John's Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy becomes the first album ever to enter the U-S chart at number-one. It will stay there for six weeks.
1969 - Blind Faith plays a massive outdoor free concert in London's Hyde Park.
1969-The Who's Tommy enters the Billboard chart at number-96. It will peak at number-seven, but return after the success of their next album, Live at Leeds, and go to number-four. and the soundtrack of Ken Russell's Tommy movie reaches number-two in 1975.
1969- The Johnny Cash Show debuts on A-B-C. Bob Dylan is the opening night guest star.
1967 - The Beatles say they'll be involved with the animated film Yellow Submarine.
1965 - Sony introduces the Betamax, the first consumer videocassette recorder. It retails for $995.
1963-The Rolling Stones' first single, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On," is released in the U-K. That same day, the group makes its T-V debut on Britain's Thank Your Lucky Stars.
1953- Kukla, Fran and Ollie is broadcast from Boston in history's first "compatible color" show.
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This Day In Rock 6/6/13
1997 - Iggy Pop dislocates a shoulder and gashes his head diving off the stage at a Columbus, Ohio show when the crowd parts and lets him fall instead of catching him.
1978 - A-B-C unveils 20/20.
1972 - David Bowie releases Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.
1970 - Crosby Stills Nash & Young release "Teach Your Children."
1969- Chuck Berry and bluesman Albert King perform a pair of shows opening for The Who at New York's Fillmore East.
1969- Jeff Beck Group singer Rod Stewart signs a solo contract with Mercury Records.
1968- John Lennon begins assembling sound effects he would use in the song-collage entitled "Revolution No. 9."
1964 - David Bowie releases his first record, "Liza Jane," a single by Davy Jones and the King Bees.
1962- The Beatles audition for E-M-I (the U-K parent of Capitol Records). After spending three hours listening to their music, producer George Martin recommends the label sign the band--with one important stipulation. Unconfirmed reports claim that Martin tells manager Brian Epstein he'll sign The Beatles only if they replace drummer Pete Best. By the time the group records its first single for E-M-I later that summer, Best is out and Ringo Starr is in.
1944- The D-Day invasion of Normandy takes place.
1933- The first drive-in movie theater opens in New Jersey.
1844 The Y-M-C-A is founded.
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This Day In Rock 6/5/13
2000- Pearl Jam announce they will be releasing "official bootlegs" of their entire European tour.
1995 - Metallica's Kill 'Em All is certified double-platinum. Ride the Lightning is certified triple-platinum. ...And Justice for All is certified for sales of four-million.
1979- Blues legend Muddy Waters, who is 64 at the time, marries Marva Jean Brooks on her 25th birthday.
1977 - Alice Cooper's pet boa constrictor dies after being bitten by a rat it was trying to eat. Cooper holds a public audition to replace the snake, which is part of his act.
1976 - The newly built Teton Dam in Idaho collapses, killing 14. Repairs cost a billion dollars.
1975- The reclusive Syd Barrett unexpectedly turns up at Abbey Road studio, where Pink Floyd is recording Wish You Were Here. "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" is reportedly about the troubled Floyd founder.
1971 - Santana records "Everybody's Everything.
1970 - The Doors give a sub-par show in Seattle as Jim Morrison is apparently drunk.
1969- Feast of Friends, a 40-minute documentary film about The Doors, premieres in Los Angeles.
1968- In the early hours of the morning, after winning the California presidential primary, Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles.
1966- The Beatles' promotional films for "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" air on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1965 - The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" enters the U-S charts, on its way to spending four weeks at number-one.
1957 - Dale Hawkins releases "Susie-Q," which peaks at number-29. The song will chart again 11 years later when Creedence Clearwater Revival revives it.

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This Day In Rock 6/4/13
2008 - Ed McMahon begins a fight to avoid foreclosure on his Beverly Hills estate after falling 644-thousand dollars behind in mortgage payments.
2008 - Scarlett Johansson tops O-K magazine's list of the American actors who do the worst British accents.
2003 - Led Zeppelin's How the West Was Won debuts on top of the album chart with just over 154-thousand copies its first week in stores.
1998 - Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
1998- Actor Bob Denver, the onetime star of Gilligan's Island, is busted for marijuana possession in West Virginia after receiving pot in the mail.
1992 - The "young Elvis" stamp beats out the later "Vegas Elvis" stamp in a U-S Postal Service contest for which more than a million votes were tallied.
1984 - Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U-S-A album is released. It will top Billboard's Top 200 album chart for seven weeks and produce seven Top 10 singles.
1982 - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan opens in theaters nationwide.
1977 - Supertramp releases "Give a Little Bit" as a single.
1977- The Apple II computer goes on sale for the first time.
1974- Paul McCartney gets a gold record for "Band on the Run."
1974- The Cleveland Indians forfeit a game to the Oakland A's when 10-cent beer night gets out of control.
1970 - Santana records "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen."
1967 - With Paul McCartney and George Harrison in the audience, The Jimi Hendrix Experience opens its show at London's Saville Theater with "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
1965 - The Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction." Carrying the London Records serial number 9766, the single becomes the British band's first U-S chart-topper.
1964- Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers pitches his third no-hitter, a 3-0 gem against the Phillies.
1939 - In Oklahoma City, Sylvan Goodman invents the shopping cart, which is actually a modified folding chair on wheels.
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This Day In Rock 6/3/13
2011 - Gunsmoke actor James Arness dies of natural causes at 88.
2006 - Metallica opens a European tour in Germany by playing Master of Puppets in its entirety.
1991 - Willie Nelson releases Who'll Buy My Memories--The I-R-S Tapes. Proceeds from sales go toward paying off the 16-million-dollars in back taxes he owes.
1977 - British department stores announce that they will not sell The Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" single.
1972- The Rolling Stones begin their North American Exile on Main Street tour in Vancouver, with Stevie Wonder as their opening act.
1972 - The Eagles have their first hit, as "Take It Easy" breaks onto the Billboard single chart.
1970 - Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys album goes gold.
1970 - Ray Davies flies from New York to London to re-record one word in The Kinks' "Lola." Due to a B-B-C policy barring commercial references in songs, "Coca-Cola" has to be sung as "cherry cola" in order to receive airplay.
1969 - Elton John's first album, Empty Sky, is released in Britain. The L-P won't show up on U-S shelves until 1976.
1967 - On American Bandstand, Jefferson Airplane mime to "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love" and Dick Clark interviews Otis Redding by phone.
1967 - The Doors' "Light My Fire" debuts on the Billboard singles chart. Two months later, the song reaches number-one.
1964 - Ringo Starr collapses in London after a photo session for The Saturday Evening Post the day before a European tour begins. The Beatles' drummer is admitted to London's University College Hospital with tonsillitis and a throat infection.
1964 - The Rolling Stones record "Tell Me," "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and "Not Fade Away" for upcoming episodes of A-B-C's Hollywood Palace.
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