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This Day In Rock 3/8/13

1999 - New York Yankees baseball legend Joe DiMaggio dies in Hollywood, Florida at age 84.
1999- The Supreme Court upholds the conviction of Timothy McVeigh for the 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City.
1999 - Forbes names Michael Jordan the most powerful celebrity on the planet.
1993- Beavis and Butt-head premieres on M-T-V as a series.
1987 - Bob Seger finishes what he calls at the time (but isn't) his "last tour ever" at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.
1978- Steely Dan's sixth album, Aja, becomes their first to go platinum. Two weeks later, their five-year-old second album, Countdown to Ecstasy, goes gold.
1977 - Foreigner's self-titled debut album is released.
1973 - Grateful Dead keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan dies of alcohol-related causes at age 27.
1973- Paul McCartney pleads guilty to growing marijuana on his Scottish farm and is fined 100 pounds (approximately $240).
1972- The Goodyear blimp flies for the first time.
1970- Ringo Starr finishes recording "It Don't Come Easy" at Trident Studios in London. George Harrison, who co-wrote and produced the song, plays guitar on it. The single won't be released for another 13 months.
1968 - Bill Graham opens the Fillmore East in New York City with a bill of Albert King, Tim Buckley and Big Brother and the Holding Company. (King also plays the venue's closing show, on June 27th, 1971.)
1965- The first U-S combat troops arrive in Vietnam.
1962- The Beatles make their television debut on the BBC program Teenager's Turn, performing Roy Orbison's "Dream Baby."

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