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This Day In Rock 3/5/13

2007 - Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes," The Ronettes' "Be My Baby," The Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" and Paul Simon's album Graceland are among the 2007 additions to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.
2004- David Crosby is arrested in New York on charges of possessing a gun and possessing a controlled substance.
2001- Aerosmith releases Just Push Play, the band's first studio album in four years.
2000 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts James Taylor, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Moonglows, Bonnie Raitt and Eric Clapton (for his solo work).
1992 - After eight seasons, the last first-run episode of The Cosby Show airs.
1982 - With their debut, Beauty and the Beat, starting a six-week run at number-one on the Billboard album chart, The GoGo's become the first all-female rock group playing their own instruments to have a chart-topping album.
1981- Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time as anchorman of The C-B-S Evening News.
1979- The Doobie BrothersMinute by Minute (which contains "What a Fool Believes") is certified platinum shipping over one-million copies.
1976- All 22 of the original Beatles singles, as well as the previously-unissued-on-seven-inch "Yesterday," are re-released in the UK. All 23 records chart simultaneously.
1975- Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti is certified gold.
1972- Five days after granting it, the New York Office of the Immigration Department does an about-face and cancels John Lennon's visa extension. The decision is supposedly due to his past drug charges in England. The case will drag on for four years until the ex-Beatle is granted permanent U-S residency.
1971 - Paul McCartney's first solo hit, "Another Day," enters the Billboard singles chart on its way to the Top 5.
1970- Charles Manson releases an album, Lie, to help finance his defense in the Tate-LaBianca murder case. The album cover uses a Life magazine cover of Manson, with the "f" deleted.
1966- A petition signed by five-thousand Beatles fans asking that Liverpool's Cavern Club be reopened is presented to British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
1964- The Rolling Stones release their first American single, a cover of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away."
1960- The United States announces that it will send 3,500 troops to Vietnam.

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