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This Day In Rock 2/13/13

1982- Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant's gravestone is stolen from an Orange Park, Florida cemetery. The 300-pound stone is found two weeks later in a dry river bed.
1981- At 402 weeks, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of Moon becomes the longest-running rock album in the history of Billboard's Top 200 album chart. It still lags behind Johnny Mathis' Greatest Hits (490 weeks) and the original cast recording of My Fair Lady (480).
1980- Everybody say "AAYYY!" The leather jacket worn by Henry Winkler's "Fonzie" character in Happy Days goes on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D-C.
1975 - Jefferson Starship records "Miracles."
1972 - Led Zeppelin cancel a Singapore concert when local officials won't let them off the plane because of their long hair.
1970On Friday the 13th, Black Sabbath release their self-titled debut album in the U-K.
1969 - Sly & the Family Stone get a gold record for "Everyday People."
1969- The Doors get a gold record for "Touch Me."
1967 - The Beatles release "Penny Lane" backed with "Strawberry Fields Forever" as a double-A-sided single in the US. "Penny Lane" will reach number-one, while "Strawberry Fields Forever" peaks at number-eight.
1966 - The Rolling Stones sing "19th Nervous Breakdown," "As Tears Go By" and "Satisfaction on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1965- Sixteen-year-old Peggy Fleming wins the ladies senior figure skating title at Lake Placid, New York.
1965- The Rolling Stones wrap up the Australian leg of their Far East tour with afternoon and evening shows at the Capitol Theater in Perth.
1965- The Beach Boys perform at the Academy of Music in New York. Brian Wilson, who'd announced he'd no longer tour with the band, fills in when his replacement Glen Campbell has to fly to L-A to tape a couple of Shindig episodes.
1964- The Beatles fly to Miami, where they'll appear on The Ed Sullivan Show at the Deauville Hotel four days later. Seven-thousand frenzied fans greet them at the city's airport.
1914- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is formed in New York to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
1866- Jesse James holds up his first bank.

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People : Brian WilsonGlen CampbellHenry WinklerJohnny MathisPeggy FlemingRonnie Van Zant

02/20/2013 1:42PM
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