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This Day In Rock 2/19/13

2008 - Ray Davies of The Kinks releases his second solo album, Working Man's Cafe.
2007- Playboy names Scarlett Johansson the world's sexiest female celebrity.
2007- Van Halen's reunion tour is postponed without explanation. Apparently, when Eddie's spokesperson (and girlfriend) announced the reunion on February 2nd, there was no signed deal between the band, singer David Lee Roth and tour promoter Live Nation.
1999- Metallica's Garage Inc. is simultaneously awarded gold, platinum and quadruple-platinum plaques.
1995- Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee marries Baywatch's Pamela Anderson on the beach in Cancun, Mexico. Anderson wears a white bikini to the ceremony.
1985- Mick Jagger releases his first solo album, She's the Boss.
1985 - "Mickey Mouse" is welcomed to China as part of the 30th anniversary of Disneyland. The touring mouse plays 30 cities in 30 days.
1985 - Cherry Coke is introduced by the Coca-Cola Company.
1981 - A New York judge rules that George Harrison "subconsciously plagiarized" The Chiffons' 1963 hit "He's So Fine" when composing "My Sweet Lord." Harrison is ordered to pay 587-thousand-dollars to ABKCO Music, which, ironically, is owned by former Beatles business manager Allen Klein.
1980- AC/DC singer Bon Scott (born Ronald Belford) dies in London after choking on his own vomit following a drinking binge. He was 33.
1977 - Manfred Mann's Earth Band's lyrically imprecise remake of Bruce Springsteen's "Blinded by the Light" hits number-one on the chart.
1977- Rock music is shut out at the 19th annual Grammy Awards. Stevie Wonder, George Benson and Chicago are the big winners. Starland Vocal Band is named Best New Artist and wins a second statue as well.
1976 - 17 days after entering the studio, The Ramones complete work on their self-titled debut album.
1974- KISS make their national TV debut on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.
1974 - The first American Music Awards airs, hosted by Smokey Robinson, Helen Reddy and Roger Miller. The annual event created by Dick Clark is held weeks before the Grammys with winners elected by the public.

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