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This Day In Rock 11/1/12

2007- Led Zeppelin announce the postponement of their reunion show from November 26th to December 10th because guitarist Jimmy Page has broken a finger.
2007 - Three Dog Night headline an Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame concert honoring the late Hoyt Axton, who wrote their classic "Joy to the World."
2005- Neil Young starts a week of performances on Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
2004- Terry Knight, the onetime Detroit rocker (Terry Knight and the Pack) who masterminded the success of Grand Funk Railroad as the band's first manager, is murdered in Texas.
1999- Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton dies of cancer at age 45.
1996 - Shaquille O'Neal makes his debut as a Los Angeles Laker and leads the team to a 96-82 win over the Phoenix Suns.
1992 - David Bowie attends a Bill Clinton-for-President rally at New Jersey's Brendan Byrne Arena.
1986- Singer-bassist Roger Waters goes to court to dissolve the Pink Floyd partnership.
1980- The Pretenders release their debut album.
1977 - The Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks album is released in the UK.
1975 - Rod Stewart and The Faces play their final show together, at Labor Temple in Minneapolis.
1971- Duane Allman's funeral is held in Macon, Georgia. The Allman Brothers Band performs, with guests including Dr. John and Delaney Bramlett.
1969- Genesis play their first professional gig at Brunel University in England.
1969- The Beatles' Abbey Road hits the top of the Billboard album chart, where it spends a total of 11 weeks.
1968- George Harrison's Wonderwall Music is released. The soundtrack to an obscure British film is the first solo effort by any of The Beatles.
1965- The Beach Boys Party album is released. The single "Barbara Ann" is released in December and eventually hits number-two
1963- Wham-O introduces the Frisbee.
1962 - The Beatles begin their third year of playing at Hamburg's Star Club, sharing the bill with Little Richard.

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