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This Day In Rock 3/4/13

2008 - John Lennon is honored by ice cream maker Ben and Jerry's with the Imagine Whirled Peace flavor.
 
2004- Forbes magazine estimates that Mel Gibson will personally pocket 300-million dollars from The Passion of the Christ.
 
1997- U-2 release Pop. A week later it displaces Live's Secret Samadhi from number-one on the Billboard chart.
 
1996- The Beatles release "Real Love," the second single assembled by adding new backing voices and instrumentals to a John Lennon demo.
 
1980- The Rolling Stones release the compilation album Sucking in the '70s.
 
1973 - Pink Floyd start a three-week US tour in Madison, Wisconsin to promote their new album, The Dark Side of the Moon.
 
1971- The Rolling Stones kick off a 10-day British tour in Newcastle. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" leads off their show. Earlier in the day it's announced that members of the group would relocate to France as tax exiles.
 
1967- England's New Musical Express reports that Stevie Winwood and his brother Muff will leave The Spencer Davis Group after an April 2nd show.
 
1966- The Who release "Substitute" in the US, with revised lyrics ("I try walking forward but I keep going back") from the UK version (which goes, "I look all white but my dad was black").
 
1966- The Beatles stir up a worldwide controversy after John Lennon tells Maureen Cleave of the London Evening Standard that, "The Beatles are more popular than Jesus now." The remark, which many take to be blasphemous, spurs a huge backlash against the group.
 
1950 - Walt Disney's Cinderella opens in theaters.
 
1933 - In his inauguration speech, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt says, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."
 
1861 - Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated president.
 


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