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This Day In Rock 10/29/12

2008- A-C/D-C's Black Ice debuts at number-one on the Billboard album chart with 784-thousand copies sold.
2007- A Maxim poll names Sarah Jessica Parker The World's Unsexiest Woman.
1992- A Washington state law prohibiting the sale of "erotic" music to minors is declared unconstitutional.
1990- It is announced that The Byrds, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker and Ike and Tina Turner have been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1983- At 491 weeks, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon becomes the longest-charting album in Billboard history.
1979- Billy Martin is fired as New York Yankees manager for the second time.
1976- Boz Scaggs gets a gold record for "Lowdown."
1975 - Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue--with Roger McGuinn, Joan Baez, Mick Ronson and others--kicks off in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1973- John Lennon releases "Mind Games" in the U-S. British fans will have to wait until November 16th for the ex-Beatle's new single.
1973- The Who's Quadrophenia is certified gold.
1971- Allman Brothers Band guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorcycle accident in Georgia. He was 24.
1969- The Supreme Court orders an end to all school segregation "at once."
1967 - Hair, advertised as the "The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," opens at the Public Theater in New York's East Village. It will eventually become a huge Broadway hit and spawn the hit singles "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In" by The Fifth Dimension, "Good Morning Starshine" by Oliver, "Hair" by The Cowsills and "Easy to Be Hard" by Three Dog Night.
1966 - The National Organization for Women is founded.
1965 - The Rolling Stones -- whose current hit is "Get Off of My Cloud" -- begin a North American tour at the Forum in Montreal. Patti LaBelle & the Blue Belles open.

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