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This Day In Rock 5/24/13

2007 - Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek of The Doors are in Cleveland for a reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as it unveils a Doors exhibit, Break on Through: The Lasting Legacy of the Doors.
2004- B-B King wins Sweden's prestigious (and lucrative) Polar Music Prize.
2003 - Performing in Moscow for 20,000 ticketholders and over 100,000 who crowded streets near the open-air stage in Red Square, Paul McCartney's show is highlighted by The Beatles' classic "Back in the USSR."
1999- Mike Tyson is released from a Maryland jail, having served three-and-a-half months for assaulting two motorists after a collision.
1994 - The four men convicted of bombing New York's World Trade Center are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
1991- Original Byrds singer-guitarist Gene Clark dies at age 49.
1984- The Detroit Tigers win a record 17th consecutive road game.
1982 - A benefit for the Vietnam Veterans Project, featuring Jefferson Starship, The Grateful Dead, Boz Scaggs and Country Joe McDonald, is held in San Francisco's Moscone Center.
1979 - Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks of Genesis surprise fans by showing up in person at the box office of the Roxy club in Los Angeles to sell tickets to their benefit for local hospitals the next night.
1979- Wings releases the Back to the Egg album.
1978 - Van Halen's self-titled debut album is certified gold.
1976- Supersonic Concorde service begins between Paris and London and Washington, D-C.
1974 - After nine seasons, N-B-C airs the final Dean Martin Show.
1964- The Beatles are on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1963- The Beatles get top billing over Roy Orbison for the first time when they perform together at a concert in northeast London.
1957 - John Lennon's skiffle group The Quarrymen play their first public concert, performing from the back of a truck at a Liverpool street fair.

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People : Boz ScaggsDean Martin ShowGene ClarkJoe McDonaldJohn LennonMike RutherfordMike TysonPaul McCartneyPhil CollinsRay ManzarekRobby KriegerRoy Orbison

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