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This Day In Rock 5/8/13

2006- The Beatles lose their lawsuit against Apple Computers. The band's Apple Corps had argued that the computer giant violated an earlier agreement about using its logo to sell music.
2006 - Keith Richards undergoes brain surgery at a New Zealand hospital to relieve bleeding in his brain caused when he fell from a tree in April. The Stones postpone the beginning of their European tour to allow Richards time to recover.
1999 - David Bowie receives an honorary degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
1990 - Tom Waits wins his lawsuit against Frito-Lay, which had used a Waits soundalike in a Doritos commercial. He is awarded $2.5 million in damages.
1984- "Joanie" (Erin Moran) and "Chachi" (Scott Baio) get married on A-B-C T-V's Happy Days.
1981- Canada's Loverboy get a gold record for their debut album.
1979- Supertramp's Breakfast in America is certified platinum. Eleven days later it hits the top of Billboard's album chart, where it remains for four consecutive weeks. It's the group's only number-one album.
1975 - Bad Company's second album, Straight Shooter, is certified gold.
1972 - Billy Preston becomes the first rock performer to headline New York's Radio City Music Hall.
1970- The Beatles' Let It Be, the band's final album of completely original material, is released in the UK. The accompanying documentary movie comes out on May 20th in London and Liverpool.
1963- The first "James Bond" movie, Doctor No, is released in the U-S.
1962 - Brian Epstein takes The Beatles' rejected Decca Records audition tape to a friend at an H-M-V Shop, who puts him in touch with E-M-I executive George Martin.
1956 - "Alfred E. Neuman" appears on the cover of Mad magazine for the first time.

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