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This Day In Rock 4/9/13

2008 - 41 years into his solo career, Van Morrison finally lands a Top 10 album in the U-S as Keep It Simple bows at number-10 on the Billboard album chart.
 
2008 - Jimmy Buffett warms up for his upcoming tour by performing an acoustic set at his Margaritaville Cafe in Glendale, Arizona.
 
2008- R-E-M's Accelerate bows at number-two on Billboard's album chart with 115-thousand copies sold. It's the band's best chart showing in 12 years.
 
2004 - Pearl Jam receives the 2004 Northwest IMPACT Award -- recognizing the band's creative and charitable efforts -- from the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy. It's the group's first appearance at any awards show in nine years.
 
1992- Comedian Sam Kinison is killed when a truck hits his car on a road between LA and Las Vegas.
 
1989- Hundreds of thousands march past the White House in support of abortion rights.
 
1986- It is announced that Patrick Duffy's character on the T-V show Dallas will be returning even though he has already been killed on the series.
 
1973- Paul McCartney releases "My Love," which becomes his biggest solo hit, spending four weeks at number-one. Three years later, "Silly Love Songs" bests that record by topping the singles chart for five weeks.
 
1970- Paul Simon is a guest on A-B-C's Dick Cavett Show. The baseball-loving singer-songwriter is joined by boyhood idols Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle of The New York Yankees. Mantle asks Simon why, if he's the musician's favorite player, it was Joe DiMaggio's name that appeared in the lyrics of "Mrs. Robinson." Simon replies, "I needed the syllables."
 
1970 - The Beatles aren't breaking up, says a press release from Apple. While admitting that no further recordings are scheduled, publicist Mavis Smith notes that a new L-P will soon be released and says she "hoped The Beatles would get together for another recording session after the summer." That night, Paul McCartney performs "Maybe I'm Amazed" on London Weekend Television.
 
1969- Bob Dylan releases Nashville Skyline. The now-classic album spins off the hit single "Lay Lady Lay."
 
1968- Reverend Martin Luther King Junior is buried.
 
1965- The Beatles release "Ticket to Ride" in Britain. U-S fans have to wait another 11 days for the single.
 
1964 - The feud between Capitol and Vee Jay Records over the US rights to recordings by The Beatles is settled out of court in Capitol's favor.
 


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