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This Day In Rock 1/9/13

2005 - Fahrenheit 9-11 is named Favorite Movie at the People's Choice Awards. Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Renee Zellweger take acting honors.
2001- U-2 announce the dates of their U-S Elevation tour.
1998 - Sonny Bono's funeral is held in Palm Springs, California and televised nationally on C-N-N. Cher, who called him her "most unforgettable character."
1997- David Bowie celebrates his 50th birthday with a concert at New York's Madison Square Garden. The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Lou Reed, The Cure's Robert Smith and Sonic Youth are all on hand.
1984 - The Beach Boys hold a press conference in Los Angeles to announce that they'll continue as a group in the wake of drummer Dennis Wilson's death.
1973 - Mick Jagger is denied a Japanese visa due to a 1969 drug bust, forcing The Rolling Stones to scrap a planned tour there.
1970 - Led Zeppelin's concert at Royal Albert Hall in London is filmed and recorded by the B-B-C.
1968 - John Lennon is on the cover of Look magazine. In a special issue devoted to the "Sound and Fury in the Arts," there's a special pullout section on The Beatles, featuring psychedelic photography by Richard Avedon that is also offered as a special reprint.
1965 - Beatles '65 -- featuring "I Feel Fine" and "She's a Woman" -- is the week's top-selling L-P. It ultimately spends nine weeks atop Billboard's album chart.
1959- Rawhide, whose cast includes a young Clint Eastwood, debuts on C-B-S.
1956 - The Dear Abby advice column first appears in newspapers.

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