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This Day In Rock 5/2/13

2005- Cream starts a four-night reunion at London's Royal Albert Hall, the site of the group's last public show on November 26th, 1968. The last time that Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker played together was on January 12th, 1993, when Cream was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1997 - Eddie Murphy is busted with a hooker.
1980 - The Pink Floyd song "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" is banned in South Africa, where black children have made it an anthem for the inequality in their education.
1979 - At the Rainbow Theater in London, drummer Kenney Jones plays his first show as the late Keith Moon's replacement in The Who.
1977- Bruce Springsteen's The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle goes gold, three years after its release.
1977 - Eric Clapton records "Wonderful Tonight."
1975 - Apple Records officially closes. By this time, the individual Beatles have signed contracts with other labels-such as Paul McCartney with Capitol and Ringo Starr with Atlantic.
1972 - Bruce Springsteen's scheduled "15-minute audition" with Columbia A-&-R man John Hammond turns into a two-hour performance and an invitation from Hammond to return the next day to cut demos.
1969- In the midst of a U-S tour, Led Zeppelin begin a two-day recording session in L-A, during which they record "Whole Lotta Love" and other tracks for Led Zeppelin 2.
1969 - The Beatles record 36 takes of "Something" for the Abbey Road album at Abbey Road studios. The track would not be completed until August.
1969- The Who previews Tommy for the British press with a private hour-long concert performance at Ronnie Scott's Club in London.
1965- The Rolling Stones perform "The Last Time" on The Ed Sullivan Show. They also close the episode, doing the instrumental "2120 South Michigan Avenue" under the credits.
1964 - Replacing Meet The Beatles at number-one, The Beatles' Second Album becomes the first record to reach the top of the U-S album chart in its second week.
1954- Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a record five home runs against the New York Giants.
1939 - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees voluntarily benches himself after playing 2,130 consecutive games.

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