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This Day In Rock 1/30/13

2007 - An expanded version of Peter Frampton's classic Frampton Comes Alive is released on C-D.
 
2007- The Police announce that they will reunite to open up the Grammys.
 
2006 - The members of Pink Floyd issue yet another statement saying they have no plans to reunite, this one after rumors spread that a run at London's Royal Albert Hall is in the works.
 
1996 - Magic Johnson returns to the Los Angeles Lakers after four-and-a-half seasons out of the game in a 128-to-118 victory over Golden State.
 
1973- KISS play their first public show, at the Popcorn Club in Queens, New York.
 
1972 - The incident that inspires U-2's "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" takes place. Over a dozen Catholic civil rights protesters are shot by British soldiers in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
 
1970 - Creedence Clearwater Revival performs at the Oakland Coliseum Arena. The show is recorded but not released on album until the early '80s.
 
1969 - The Beatles give their last concert, atop the Apple building in London. The 42-minute lunchtime performance includes "Dig a Pony," "Don't Let Me Down," "Get Back," "I've Got a Feeling" and "One After 909." As shoppers and workers gather in the street below, the show is filmed for the movie Let It Be. When police end it, John Lennon quips, "I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group, and I hope we passed the audition."
 
1968 - On tour together in Wellington, New Zealand, The Who and The Small Faces celebrate Small Faces singer Steve Marriott's birthday with a drunken party that causes the destruction of hotel windows and at least one stereo system. Soldiers are called to restore order.
 
1967- The Beatles begin shooting promotional films for "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" in the town of Sevenoaks, England.
 
1964 - The Beatles' single of "Please Please Me" backed with "From Me to You" comes out on Vee-Jay Records.
 
1948 - Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is murdered.
 
1946 - The Roosevelt dime is issued.
 
1933 - The Lone Ranger debuts on radio.
 
1933- Adolf Hitler is named German Chancellor.
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