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This Day In Rock 4/1/13

2008- Velvet Revolver announce that they'll continue on without Scott Weiland. A message from Slash reads, "This band is all about its fans and its music, and Scott Weiland isn't 100 percent committed to either
1993- Neil Young, David Crosby, Kenny Loggins and Heart's Wilson sisters are among the performers at a major environmental rally in Portland, Oregon.
1986 - The We Are the World fundraising album is released.
1985- Singer David Lee Roth leaves Van Halen to go solo.
1981- John Lennon's "Woman," the second of three Top 10s from the Double Fantasy album, is certified gold.
1978- The Knack begins recording its low-budget first album, Get The Knack.
1977- Jimmy Buffett releases his signature hit, "Margaritaville."
1977- Led Zeppelin begin their largest American tour at Memorial Auditorium in Dallas. After playing their first show in nearly two years, Robert Plant says, "I was so happy. I don't think I've ever sung better in America."
1976 - Over one-million ticket applications are received following the announcement of a 13-date U-K tour by The Rolling Stones.
1976- Paul McCartney and Wings release "Silly Love Songs" as a single from the Wings at the Speed of Sound album just prior to the group's first U-S tour.
1971- More than six months after his death, Jimi Hendrix's Cry of Love goes gold. It's the last album the guitarist knowingly worked on in his lifetime. It reaches number-three in the charts, and might have gone higher if not for another posthumous release - Janis Joplin's Pearl.
1970- As an April Fool's joke, John Lennon and Yoko Ono announce that they have both undergone sex change operations.
1970- President Nixon signs a bill banning broadcast advertising of cigarettes, effective January 1st, 1971.
1967 - "Let's Spend the Night Together" by The Rolling Stones peaks at number-three on the British chart.
1967- "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles peaks at number-eight on the pop chart.
1967- Jefferson Airplane make their first chart appearance, with "Somebody to Love."
1966 - The Beatles get a gold record for "Nowhere Man."

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