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This Day In Rock 10/12/12

This Day in Rock October 12th...

2005- It's announced that Daniel Craig will become the sixth "James Bond."

1999- Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain dies of cardiac arrest in his sleep at 63.

1996- Nearly 28 years after the fact, The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus is finally released on video and album.

1981- U-2's second album, October, is released in the UK and Ireland, months before its US release.

1979- Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson is injured when a thorn on a rose thrown at him by a fan at the band's concert at New York's Madison Square Garden pierces his eye. The group cancels two shows as a result.

1978- Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious is found dead of knife wounds at their Chelsea Hotel room in New York. Vicious is arrested, but dies of a heroin overdose before his trial.

1973- Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, his third straight number-one album, is certified platinum.

1970- Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar opens on Broadway.

1970- A rock memorabilia auction is held at New York's Fillmore East to benefit peace candidates. Among the items on the block are Pete Townshend's smashed guitar, Ian Anderson's flute and a notebook with the lyrics to Joni Mitchell's first album.

1969- A caller urges D-J Russ Gibb at Detroit station WKNR to play The Beatles' "Revolution #9" backwards. Listeners think they hear a voice saying, "Turn me on, dead man," adding fuel to the "Paul is dead" rumors.

1968- Cheap Thrills by Big Brother and the Holding Company tops the Billboard album chart.

1968- The Beatles' second movie airs on American T-V for the first time. N-B-C shows Help! on Saturday Night at the Movies.

1967- The Who record "Tattoo" at I-B-C in London.

1965-The Beatles record "Run for Your Life" and "Norwegian Wood" (as "This Bird Has Flown") at the first session in which George Harrison plays sitar.

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