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This Day In Rock 3/12/13

2008- Billy Crystal's hometown New York Yankees sign him to a one-day contract. He dons number-60 in spring training, two days before he actually turns 60.
 
2007- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Van Halen, The Ronettes, R-E-M, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and Patti Smith at its annual ceremony in New York. Atlantic Records founder Amhet Ertegun and James Brown are honored with posthumous tributes. Aretha Franklin performs a tribute to Ertegun.
 
2001- Talk show host Morton Downey Junior dies of lung cancer at age 67.
 
1998 - Astronomers cancel a warning that a mile-wide asteroid might collide with Earth saying that calculations had been off by 600,000 miles.
 
1997- U-2's Pop debuts at number-one on the Billboard 200, making it the group's fifth consecutive chart-topping album.
 
1983- U-2 tops the U-K album chart for the first time, as War enters at number-one.
 
1979 - The Doobie Brothers, climbing the charts with "What a Fool Believes," are profiled in People.
 
1974- John Lennon and Harry Nilsson are ejected from the Troubadour in West Hollywood for heckling comedian Tommy Smothers and assaulting a waitress and the Smothers Brothers' manager. Outside the club, Lennon scuffles with a photographer and allegedly tells a parking lot attendant, "Don't you know who I am? I'm Ed Sullivan!"
 
1971- The Allman Brothers Band record two shows in New York City for use on The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East album.
 
1969- George and Patti Harrison are busted after police find 120 joints at their Surrey (England) home. They are released on 200-pounds bond each.
 
1969- Paul McCartney marries American photographer Linda Eastman at the Marylebone [pr: MAR-lee-bone] Register Office in London. None of the other Beatles attends.
 
1965- The Rolling Stones release "The Last Time," which will be their second Top 10 U-S hit.
 
1965 - The Zombies audition in London for Otto Preminger's thriller Bunny Lake Is Missing. The director needed a rock and roll band for one of the scenes, and an executive from Decca, The Zombies' U-K label, recommended them.
 




 
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