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This Day In Rock 5/9/13

2005 - Work stops on the third season of Dave Chappelle's Comedy Central series because the star is "worn down by a toxic combination of too much pressure, too much partying -- and a creative rift with the network," according to Newsweek.
2001- Arnold Schwarzenegger announces he'll be back for Terminator Three -- but co-star Linda Hamilton and director James Cameron won't. Says Ah-nold, "One thing I know for certain is who will be playing 'The Terminator.'"
1998 - Linda Hamilton, the actress wife of Titanic director James Cameron, is overheard confirming reports of her marriage ending. "My husband left me for another woman," she reportedly tells a friend at a charity event. "It's too bad, 'cause I like my husband."  Hamilton is Cameron's fourth wife.
1989- In a speech to the United Negro College Fund, Vice-President Dan Quayle mis-states the group's slogan as "what a waste it is to lose one's mind."
1978- David Bowie wraps up his U-S tour at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1977- Patty Hearst is released from jail.
1974- Opening for Bonnie Raitt at Boston's Harvard Square Theater, Bruce Springsteen - who performs does "Born to Run" in concert for the first time - is reviewed by Rolling Stone editor and critic Jon Landau, who writes the soon-to-be-famous line, "I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen." Landau will go on to produce and manage Springsteen.
1973 - Mick Jagger adds 150-thousand-dollars of his own money to the 350-thousand raised by The Rolling Stones' January benefit concert for Nicaraguan earthquake victims.
1970 - The Doors' scheduled performance at Fairfield University in Connecticut is canceled under pressure from the school's board of trustees. A statement says it is "not in the best interest of the Fairfield community" for Jim Morrison to be the "star attraction" at a school-sponsored event, since an "undesirable and immoral elements might infiltrate the campus under the guise of watching the concert."
1965 - Bob Dylan ends his European tour at London's Royal Albert Hall, a show that is extensively bootlegged.
1963- Paul McCartney meets his future girlfriend Jane Asher at a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.
1962 - Brian Epstein meets with George Martin to play him an audition disc by The Beatles. Martin is unimpressed by the recordings, but interested enough to arrange a live audition for the group in June.
1960- The F-D-A approves the birth control pill.

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