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This Day In Rock 10/16/12

2010 Barbara Billingsley, who played Beaver's mother June Cleaver on Leave It to Beaver, dies at 94.
 
1979 Fleetwood Mac releases Tusk, the follow-up to the hugely successful Rumours. It's considered a disappointment -- musically and financially.
 
1973 Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album is released in the U-S.
 
1972 Creedence Clearwater Revival announce their breakup. The band's first rift had occurred a year earlier, when guitarist Tom Fogerty quit.
 
1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono settle in New York, moving into an apartment owned by Lovin' Spoonful drummer Joe Butler at 105 Bank Street in Greenwich Village.
 
1968 After receiving their medals at the summer Olympic Games in Mexico City, track stars Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a Black Power salute. The gesture leads to their suspension from the games two days later.
 
1967 Joan Baez and 123 others are arrested for blocking the entrance to the Oakland, California Armed Forces Induction Center. They are jailed for 10 days.
 
1966
Replacing Signe Anderson, who left to have a baby, Grace Slick does her first show with Jefferson Airplane, at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.
 
1965 The Beatles record "Day Tripper" and "If I Needed Someone" in afternoon and evening sessions at Abbey Road Studios.
 
1964 China detonates its first atomic bomb, becoming the world's fifth nuclear power. 


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