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This Day In Rock 1/15/13

2002 - George Harrison's first post-Beatles single, 1970's "My Sweet Lord," is re-released.
1997 - Carolyn Garcia wins her claim to a five-million-dollar divorce settlement from the estate of Jerry Garcia.
1994 - Singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson dies of heart disease at 53.
1993 - Neil Young performs "Harvest Moon" and "Unknown Legend" on The Tonight Show.
Jimi Hendrix, The Yardbirds, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booker T. & the M-G's, Johnny Cash,
1992 - Bill Graham, The Isley Brothers and Sam & Dave are all inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1984 - Mick Jagger joins Bette Midler at New York's Peppermint Lounge to tape a video for her version of The Rolling Stones' "Beast of Burden."
1982- The Police kick off the first leg of their Ghost in America U-S arena tour at Boston Garden. The Go-Go's are their opening act.
1977 - The Eagles' Hotel California tops the U-S album chart for the first time. It will spend a total of eight weeks at number-one, though not consecutively.
1974 - Happy Days premieres.
1969 - George Harrison rejoins The Beatles five days after he'd walked out of the Get Back sessions over disagreements with John Lennon.
1967 - The Rolling Stones perform "Let's Spend the Night Together" on The Ed Sullivan Show. Mick Jagger was asked to tone down the song's lyrics to "let's spend some time together,"
1967 - The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-to-10 in the first Super Bowl.
1965- The Who's first single, "I Can't Explain," is released in the U-K.
1964 - Capitol Records, finally confident in The Beatles' potential, goes to court to stop independent labels Swan and Vee-Jay from distributing the older Beatle tracks they'd leased -- deals that were signed only after Capitol had passed on releasing the songs.
1919 - 21 people are killed when two-million gallons of molasses flood the streets of Boston.
1892 - The rules of basketball are published for the first time, in Springfield, Massachusetts, where the game originated.

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Locations : BostonMassachusettsNew YorkSpringfield
People : Bette MidlerBill GrahamBobby "Blue" BlandCarolyn GarciaGeorge HarrisonHarry NilssonJerry GarciaJohn LennonJohnny CashMick JaggerNeil Young

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