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This Day In Rock 4/15/13

2007 - Donald Trump tops the Boston Phoenix's annual list of "The 100 Unsexiest Men in America."
2001- Former Ramones singer Joey Ramone (who was born Jeffrey Hyman) dies of lymphoma at a New York hospital, a month shy of his 50th birthday.
1998 - Cambodian dictator Pol Pot dies.
1997 - Christopher Reeve receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1996 - Jerry Garcia's ashes are scattered near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
1990 - Reclusive acting legend Greta Garbo dies at age 84.
1983- Flashdance opens in one thousand movie theaters.
1980- A day after its U.K. release, Judas Priest's British Steel hits stores in the U.S.
1974 - Ladies & Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones, shot on the band's 1972 tour, has its premiere at New York City's Ziegfeld Theater, complete with a 40-foot winged tongue and the release of two-thousand white doves.
1974 - Grand Funk, whose current hit is "The Loco-motion," play the Boston Garden.
1972 - Electric Light Orchestra, an ambitious classical-rock side project of The Move's Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan, play their first public show at the Fox and Hounds, a pub in Croyden, South London.
1971 - Rolling Stone magazine reports on a list of "drug oriented rock records" assembled by the Illinois Crime Commission. Among the targeted tunes are "Lets Go Get Stoned," "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and "White Rabbit."
1967- The Who release their second album, Happy Jack, in the U-S. It reaches number-24.
1966 - The Rolling Stones release Aftermath in Britain. The album, which features "Mother's Little Helper," "Under My Thumb," "Goin' Home," "Lady Jane" and "Out of Time," reaches number-two in the U-S.
1947 - Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American player to appear in a regular season Major League baseball game. Playing first base for the Broooklyn Dodgers.
1927 - Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford are the first celebrities to leave their footprints in cement at Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theater.

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