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This Day In Rock 5/20/13

2011- Wrestling legend “Macho Man” Randy Savage dies at 58 of a heart attack while driving with his wife.
2003 - Elvis Costello receives ASCAP's Founders Award -- a lifetime achievement trophy for songwriting -- in Los Angeles.
2003- A cow in British Columbia, Canada is diagnosed with mad cow disease. As a result, the U-S bans imports of Canadian beef, cattle and animal feed.
1998 - Charlie Sheen is admitted to Thousand Oaks, California's Los Robles Regional Medical Center after suffering a drug overdose.
1993- The final episode of Cheers is aired on N-B-C T-V.
1989- Comedian Gilda Radner dies at age 42.
1981- Bob Marley's body lies in state in Kingston, Jamaica.
1977- The theatrical musical Beatlemania premieres on Broadway.
1974- Queen releases "Seven Seas of Rhye" as a U-S single.
1971- Chicago singer Peter Cetera loses four teeth and is hospitalized after being beaten at a Cubs game by four men who object to his long hair.
1970- The Beatles documentary film Let It Be debuts in London and Liverpool, but none of the Fab Four attends events in either city.
1968- Big Brother & the Holding Company records "Piece of My Heart."
1967- Jimi Hendrix signs a U-S recording deal with Reprise Records.
1966 - Keith Moon quits The Who for a week after Pete Townshend clocks him on the head with his guitar because Moon turns up late for a show.
1932- Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
1902- Cuba gains its independence from Spain.
1899- A New York driver receives the first speeding ticket issued in America.

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Locations : British ColumbiaCaliforniaChicagoKingstonLiverpoolLondonLos Angeles
People : Amelia EarhartBob MarleyCharlie SheenElvis CostelloKeith MoonPete TownshendPeter CeteraRandy Savage

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