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This Day In Rock 2/26/13

2005- Catwoman takes the Golden Raspberry for Worst Movie of the Year.
1998- A Texas jury rejects an $11-million lawsuit by Texas cattlemen who blamed Oprah Winfrey for a drop in the price of beef after an on-air comment about mad-cow disease.
1998- In Oregon a health panel rules that taxpayers must help pay for doctor-assisted suicides.
1991- Metallica's Kill 'Em All album is certified platinum.
1987- Capitol Records releases the first four Beatles albums on CD.
1977- The Kinks sing "Sleepwalker" and their '60s classic "You Really Got Me" on Saturday Night Live.
1970 - The Beatles' album Hey Jude, consisting of previous singles not included on earlier Capitol L-Ps, is released. The collection was quickly thrown together after the Let It Be album was delayed. 
1967 - The Buffalo Springfield appear on The Smothers Brothers Show, performing "For What It's Worth" and "Go and Say Goodbye."
1965- Session guitarist Jimmy Page releases his first solo single, "She Just Satisfies." Page will go on to join the Yardbirds, then found Led Zeppelin.
1964 - Boxer Cassius Clay changes his name to Muhammad Ali.
1954 - Michigan Congresswoman Ruth Thompson introduces a bill to prohibit the distribution of obscene, lewd, or lascivious recordings.
1935- The New York Yankees release Babe Ruth from his contract.
1933- A ground-breaking ceremony is held the Golden Gate Bridge.
1907 - Congress raises its members' pay to $7,500 per year.

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