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This Day In Rock 2/6/13

2007- Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne announce that tickets to this summer's Ozzfest will be free.
 
2006 - R-E-M's Michael Stipe releases his first solo E-P, In the Sun. Proceeds from the sale of the online-only E-P go to Hurricane Katrina relief.
 
2004- Robert Blake fires his lawyers, putting his murder trial on hold.
 
2002- Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young kick off a North American tour just outside Detroit.
 
2000- Hillary Rodham Clinton officially declares her candidacy for Senator from New York.
 
1998- Beach Boys singer-guitarist Carl Wilson dies of complications from lung cancer at age 51.
 
1998- President Clinton signs a bill changing the name of Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
 
1993- Arthur Ashe, the first black man to win the U-S Open tennis championship and Wimbledon, dies in New York as a result of AIDS acquired in a blood transfusion. He was 49.
 
1990 - Billy Idol breaks several bones in a serious motorcycle accident after finishing an album called Charmed Life. As a result, he's forced to bow out of a role in Oliver Stone's Doors movie.
 
1990- Bob Marley's birthday is proclaimed a national holiday in Jamaica.
 
1987 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young regroup for a pair of Greenpeace benefit concerts at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, California. It's their first appearance together since 1985's Live Aid.
 
1987 - Ronald Reagan turns 76 years old, which makes him the eldest serving president in U-S history.
 
1981- Yoko Ono releases "Walking on Thin Ice -- for John." Lennon was mixing the song right before his death.
 
1981 - George Harrison is joined by fellow ex-Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as he starts recording "All These Years Ago."
 
1971 - Using a six-iron that he brought on the flight, astronaut Alan B. Shepard swings at three golf balls on the surface of the moon.
 
1966 - Simon & Garfunkel sing "Sounds of Silence" and The Animals do "We've Gotta Get Out of This Place" on The Ed Sullivan Show.
 
1958- George Harrison makes his Quarrymen debut in a show at Wilson Hall in Liverpool.
 


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