This Day In Rock 10/17/12
2007- Comedian Joey Bishop, the last member of the "Rat Pack," dies at age 89.
2000- The piano on which John Lennon composed "Imagine" sells at auction for over two-million dollars to an unidentified buyer who turns out to be George Michael.
1979- In Game Seven of the 1979 World Series, Willie Stargell hits his third series homer as Pittsburgh wins the championship. "Pops" is named series M-V-P.
1979- Mother Teresa wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
1970- Eric Clapton releases "After Midnight."
1969- Led Zeppelin begins its fourth U-S tour at New York's Carnegie Hall.
1969- The Kinks launch their first U-S tour in four years at New York's Fillmore East.
1967- The musical Hair premieres at New York's Public Theatre. The show runs for 1,758 performances.
1963- The Beatles use four-track equipment for the first time. At Abbey Road, they do both sides of their next single, "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "This Boy," and also work on "You Really Got a Hold on Me." The single will introduce them to America two-and-a-half-months later.
1933- News-Week appears for the first time on newsstands. (The name is later be changed to Newsweek.)
1917- The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) is formed.
1888- The first National Geographic goes on sale.