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This Day In Rock 3/7/13
posted Mar 8 2013 2:52PM
2008- The Zombies
, with all four surviving originals in the lineup, perform the first of three London concerts built around their classic album
Odessey and Oracle
2007- The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
tops the Definitive 200, compiled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and National Association of Recording Merchandisers.
2006 - Pink Floyd
releases his first solo album in 22 years,
On an Island
2005- Bob Dylan
starts a tour with country legend
in Seattle. Billed as
The Bob Dylan Show
, the tour features multi-night stands in many major cities.
- 2004- Governor
is named executive editor of
Muscle & Fitness
sets a record for the most debuts on the album chart in a single week, as seven of the band's official live bootlegs reach the Top 200.
1999- Stanley Kubrick
, the American-born director of such films as
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
, dies at his home outside London.
1999- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
begin a seven-night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
1976- Elton John
becomes the first rock artist since
to have a wax sculpture on display at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London.
1975- David Bowie
1970- Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
album starts a 10-week run at number-one.
1969- The Who
's "Pinball Wizard" is released as a single in Britain, giving the public its first taste of the rock opera
1968 - Cream
records the drum showcase "Toad" for
Wheels of Fire
at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.
1964- The Beatles
' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You" are neck and neck for the top spot on
's singles chart.
1933- Parker Brothers introduces Monopoly.
1927- A Texas law that bans African-Americans from voting is ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
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