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This Day In Rock 6/17/13

2006 - The Who kick off their tour by returning to the scene of one of their greatest gigs -- Leeds University in Leeds, England. The band recorded Live at Leeds there in 1970.
 
2005- Leonardo DiCaprio is rushed to an L-A hospital after being beaned by a beer while leaving a party in the Hollywood Hills.
 
2005 - Oprah Winfrey is named the most powerful person in showbiz by Forbes magazine.
 
2005 - Tom Cruise pops the question to Katie Holmes at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. She agrees to become his wife.
 
1994 - After a low speed police pursuit, O-J Simpson is arrested for the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
 
1989 - Ringo Starr announces the first tour with his ever-changing All-Starr Band.
 
1980 - Led Zeppelin kicks off its first European tour since 1973, which proves to be the group's final European tour.
 
1978- Jefferson Starship cancel their show at the Lorley Festival in Germany because Grace Slick is too drunk to go onstage.
 
1977 - Crosby, Stills and Nash release C-S-N.
 
1974- John Lennon starts recording Walls and Bridges at the Record Plant in New York. The L-P spins off the hit "Number Nine Dream."
 
1972- The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street is the number-one-selling album.
 
1967 - Day two of the Monterey Pop Festival features daytime performances by Canned Heat, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Country Joe & the Fish, Al Kooper, The Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Steve Miller Band and The Electric Flag. The evening sets are by Moby Grape, Hugh Masekela, The Byrds, The Butterfield Blues Band, Laura Nyro, Jefferson Airplane, Booker T. & the M-G's and Otis Redding.
 
1965 - The Kinks arrive in New York City to start their first U-S tour.
 
1928 - Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
 


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