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This Day In Rock 2/5/13

2008- Pearl Jam release a remake of "Rock Around the Clock" called "Rock Around Barack" through their website. Guitarist Stone Gossard handles vocals in place of Eddie Vedder.
2008 - The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi -- who promoted transcendental meditation, communed with The Beatles and counted The Beach Boys' Mike Love among his most loyal followers -- dies at his home in the Netherlands.
2007- The Beatles' Apple Corps Limited and Apple Computer enter into an agreement over the use of the name "Apple" and apple logos. The computer giant will now own all of the trademarks related to "Apple" and will license certain trademarks back to Apple Corps.
2006- The Rolling Stones provide the halftime entertainment at Super Bowl 40 in Detroit, playing "Start Me Up," "Rough Justice" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
2003 - Secretary of State Colin Powell presents evidence -- later proven to be false -- to the United Nations concerning Iraq and weapons of mass destruction.
2001 - Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman announce their separation. In a statement they attribute the breakup to their conflicting schedules.
1997- Led Zeppelin's The Song Remains the Same album goes quadruple-platinum.
1975- Queen begin their second U-S tour -- their first as headliners -- at the Agora in Columbus, Ohio.
1973 - Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" is certified gold.
1972- Airlines around the U-S begin mandatory screening of passengers and baggage.
1972- Paul Simon releases "Mother and Child Reunion," his first solo single, along with his self-titled solo album.
1969 - Goodbye, the last Cream album to contain studio recordings, is released.
1967- After The News of the World newspaper accuses Mick Jagger of public drug use in an article called "Pop Stars and Drugs: Facts That Will Shock You," the singer announces plans to sue the British tabloid. It later surfaces that the reporter mistook Brian Jones for his bandmate.
1962 - Ringo Starr sits in for an ailing Pete Best at two Beatles shows -- a lunchtime appearance at The Cavern and an evening show in Southport.

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