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This Day In Rock 12/10/12

1991- Alan Freed, the legendary disc jockey who coined the term "rock and roll," gets a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
 
1977- Fleetwood Mac's "You Make Lovin' Fun" becomes the fourth Top 10 single from Rumours.
 
1976- Paul McCartney releases Wings Over America, a 30-song, triple-LP set recorded on his first post-Beatles U.S. tour.
 
1975 - The Who by Numbers is certified gold.
 
1971- Jealous of his girlfriend's interest in Frank Zappa, a man jumps onstage at London's Rainbow Theater and pushes Frank into the orchestra pit, breaking his leg and ankle and fracturing his skull.
 
1968 - Rehearsals for The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus take place in London.
 
1967 - Capitol Records signs The Steve Miller Blues Band for a then-astronomical $750,000.
 
1967- Otis Redding is killed when his chartered plane crashes into Lake Monona, outside Madison, Wisconsin. Just before going on tour, Redding recorded the future number-one hit "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay."
 
1965- The band previously known as The Warlocks plays its second show -- and first in San Francisco -- as The Grateful Dead. The concert takes place at the Fillmore Auditorium, six days after debuting their new name in San Jose.
 
1964 - Doctor Martin Luther King Junior receives the Nobel Peace Prize.
 
1964- Ringo Starr completes a 10-day hospital stay for a tonsillectomy.
 
1961- The Beatles agree to be managed by Brian Epstein. Their contract is signed six weeks later, on January 24th, 1962.
 
1953- The first issue of Playboy is published.
 
1906 - President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
 
1901 - The first Nobel Prizes are awarded.
 
1896 - Alfred Bernhard Nobel -- the Swedish chemist who invented dynamite -- dies in San Remo, Italy. His will stipulates that income from his $9 million estate will be used for annual prizes for people judged to have made valuable humanitarian contributions.


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