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This Day In Rock 4/24/13

2010 - Four decades after they broke up, The Rascals finally reunite at the annual Kristin Ann Carr cancer benefit. It's the quartet's first time working together since their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction 13 years prior.
2008 - Bob Weir and Mickey Hart announce the donation of The Grateful Dead's archives to the University of California at Santa Cruz.
2008 - Cheap Trick play their 30th anniversary concert at the Budokan in Tokyo, where they recorded their 1979 album Live at Budokan.
2001- Paul McCartney reads from his first collection of poems, Blackbird Singing, to an audience of wildly cheering fans at New York's 92nd Street Y.
1998- A-B-C confirms that it's canceling Ellen, the first T-V series to feature an openly gay lead character.
1990 - While constructing the set for The Wall concert in Potsdamer Platz, Germany, Roger Waters' crew discovers an unexploded World War Two-era bomb.
1982 - John Cougar, who has had little success as a performer but had his song "I Need a Lover" become a smash for Pat Benatar, relaunches his career. "Hurts So Good" enters the chart at number-83 on its way to number-two. "Jack and Diane" and American Fool, the album containing both singles, make it to number-one.
1976 - Paul McCartney visits John Lennon and Yoko Ono's apartment at the Dakota in New York. They watch Saturday Night Live--coincidentally, on the night that producer Lorne Michaels offers three-thousand dollars for The Beatles to reunite on the show. Lennon later told an interviewer he and McCartney actually considered going to the N-B-C studios during the broadcast-but were too tired (or stoned?). The meeting is later turned into a TV movie.
1974 - Billy Joel, on the charts with "Piano Man," is profiled in a Newsweek article titled "Split Level Rock."
1974 - Grand Funk Railroad gets a gold record for "The Loco-motion," a cover of Little Eva's 1962 hit.
1970 - Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick is invited to a party at the White House by Tricia Nixon, daughter of the President. Slick shows up with "escort" Abbie Hoffman, who is on trial for conspiring to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Hoffman is denied entrance, and Slick leaves.
1969-Led Zeppelin kick off their second U-S tour at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.

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