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This Day In Rock 4/5/13

2004- A new Victoria's Secret commercial using Bob Dylan's "Love Sick" debuts -- and it includes an appearance by Dylan himself.
1998 - Former Rainbow and Jeff Beck Group drummer Cozy Powell dies in a car crash in Bristol, England at age 50.
1997 - Famed "beat poet" Allen Ginsberg, who had collaborated musically with The Clash and others, dies of liver cancer at age 70.
1994 - Kurt Cobain of Nirvana kills himself with a shotgun blast at his home in Seattle, Washington.
1987 - FOX Broadcasting Company launches its first two original series, Married With Children and The Tracey Ullman Show.
1984- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers becomes the all-time N-B-A regular season scoring leader when he breaks Wilt Chamberlain's record of 31-thousand-419 career points.
1981 - Bob "The Bear" Hite, singer and harmonica player of Canned Heat ("On the Road Again," "Going Up the Country"), dies of a heart attack in Venice, California. The 36-year-old is the band's second fatality. Guitarist/singer Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson overdosed in 1970.
1979- Bianca Jagger sues her husband Mick Jagger for divorce.
1979- The Knack records "My Sharona" at Whitney Recording Studio in Glendale, CA.
1977 - Jackson Browne, Richie Havens and John Sebastian help raise 150-thousand-dollars at a three-day rally in Tokyo to save whales and dolphins from the nets of the international fishing industry.
1971- Chicago kicks off a historic five-night run at Carnegie Hall in New York. Highlights are released as a multi-disc album set.
1965 - The Beach Boys release "Help Me Rhonda" on Capitol Records. It's the first single on which Al Jardine, the group's rhythm guitarist, sings lead.
1964- The Searchers sing "Needles and Pins" on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Liverpudlians are the third British Invasion band on the show after The Beatles.

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