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This Day In Rock 10/23/12

2010- Neil Young reunites Buffalo Springfield for his annual Bridge School Benefit concerts at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. In addition to Young, the lineup includes Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, with Young's frequent bassist Rick Rosas standing in for the late Bruce Palmer, and Crosby, Stills and Nash drummer Joe Vitale replacing the late Dewey Martin.
 
2007- Raising Sand, Robert Plant's duet album with country singer and fiddle player Alison Krauss, is released. 15 months later it will win the Album of the Year Grammy.
 
2006 - Don Henley is announced as the 2007 MusiCares Person of the Year.
 
2004 - The first day of Neil Young's 18th annual Bridge School Benefit concerts takes place in Mountain View, California. Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ben Harper, Los Lonely Boys and surprise guest Eddie Vedder are all on the bill.
 
2004 - Steven Tyler of Aerosmith sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game One of the World Series, between the Boston Red Sox and Saint Louis Cardinals, at Boston's Fenway Park.
 
1999- V-H-1's Concert of the Century, a children's educational charity event starring Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, John Fogerty, Lenny Kravitz, B-B King, Melissa Etheridge and others, is presented by Bill and Hillary Clinton at the White House.
 
1999 - "Smooth," by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, starts a 12 week run at number-one on Billboard's Hot 100 singles charts.
 
1993- Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays becomes the second player to end the World Series with a homerun.
 
1990- Led Zeppelin's box set is released.
 
1979- Yankees manager Billy Martin gets into a bar fight with a marshmallow salesman.
 
1978- C-B-S Records raises the price of vinyl albums one dollar (to $8.98).
 
1978 - Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious attempts suicide in a New York jail cell 10 days after being arrested for his girlfriend's murder.
 
1971- The Who's original album of Tommy spends its last week on the album chart, two-and-a-half-years after its release.
 
1970- George Harrison tells reporters in London that his next release will be the single "My Sweet Lord." Though three days later he claims to have changed his mind, the 45 comes out in the U-S on November 23rd, becomes a million-seller and hits number-one.
 
 


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