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This Day In Rock 2/22/13

1997- Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut and his colleagues announce that an adult sheep has been successfully cloned. Dolly, the first cloned sheep to be born, was born in July 1996.
1989 - Tracy Chapman wins three Grammys, including Best New Artist. Jethro Tull's victory in Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category will be ridiculed by metal fans for years to come.
1987- Artist Andy Warhol, who produced the first album by future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Velvet Underground, dies in New York at age 58.
1979- Rolling Stone runs an article, "Advertising Creeps Into Rock," which reports on Journey's advertising relationship with Budweiser beer.
1978- Ex-Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and girlfriend Nancy Spungen are arrested by police at New York's Chelsea Hotel and charged with drug possession.
1978 - The members of The Police dye their hair blond for a Wrigley's gum TV commercial.
1976- Cat Stevens performs at the College of William and Mary in Richmond, Virginia. It's his last concert before converting to Islam and leaving the pop music world.
1971 - Paul McCartney releases his first American solo single, "Another Day."
1970 - Bruce Springsteen's band, Steel Mill, records a three-song demo for Bill Graham in San Francisco.
1969 - Tyrannosaurus Rex (later to be known as T. Rex) kicks off an English tour at Manchester's Free Trade Hall. The opening act is David Bowie, who performs mime rather than music.
1968- "The Silent Sun," the first single by Genesis, is released in the UK.
1968- Jefferson Airplane performs on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
1965- The Beatles fly to the Bahamas to begin filming Help!
1963- The Beatles form their Northern Songs music publishing company.
1924- President Calvin Coolidge delivers the first presidential radio broadcast from the White House.

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