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This Day In Rock 5/10/13

2008 - Paul McCartney's divorce from Heather Mills becomes official.
 
2007- All four members of Pink Floyd take part in a tribute show to the band's late singer, Syd Barrett, in London. David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright play together, while Roger Waters performs solo.
 
2005- Robert Plant releases Mighty Rearranger, his first solo album of original material in 12 years.
 
2005 - Styx releases Big Bang Theory, a tribute album to some of the great rock songs from the '60s and '70s. Among its songs are Jethro Tull's "Locomotive Breath," The Who's "I Can See for Miles," Blind Faith's "Can't Find My Way Home," and Procol Harum's "Salty Dog."
 
2003 - Paul McCartney performs outside the Roman Coliseum for massive crowd. Along with his usual setlist of Beatles, solo and Wings material, he adds "Volare."
 
2001- Eric Clapton kicks off the U-S leg of his Reptile tour in Dallas.
 
2001-After losing roughly $70 million, the X-F-L -- co-sponsored by NBC and the World Wrestling Federation -- shuts operations after one season. 
 
2000- Seven years after questioning the safety of saline breast implants, the F-D-A allows the two largest manufacturers to market the devices despite the new evidence of serious health risks.
 
1999- Rip Torn wins $475,000 in punitive damages for defamation of character in a suit against Dennis Hopper. In 1994, on The Tonight Show, Hopper said that Torn was cut out of the film Easy Rider because he pulled a knife on Hopper.
 
1994- Nelson Mandela takes the oath of office to become South Africa's first black president.
 
1983- The last first-run episode of Laverne and Shirley is broadcast on A-B-C.
 
1974 - Nearly 80-thousand tickets to four shows by The Who at New York's Madison Square Garden in June sell out in eight hours.
 
1969- The Beatles single "Get Back" debuts at number-10 on the Billboard chart.
 
1967 - On the same day that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are in court pleading not guilty to drug charges, police raid Brian Jones' London apartment and charge him with unlawful possession of drugs.
 
1964- Bob Dylan arrives in the U-K for his first tour there.
 
1963 - The Rolling Stones record what they hope will be their first single, Chuck Berry's "Come On" and Willie Dixon's "I Want to Be Loved," at London's Olympic Sound Studios. Both label and band will deem the results not up to snuff and schedule a second session.
 



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