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This Day In Rock 6/6/13

1997 - Iggy Pop dislocates a shoulder and gashes his head diving off the stage at a Columbus, Ohio show when the crowd parts and lets him fall instead of catching him.
 
1978 - A-B-C unveils 20/20.
 
1972 - David Bowie releases Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.
 
1970 - Crosby Stills Nash & Young release "Teach Your Children."
 
1969- Chuck Berry and bluesman Albert King perform a pair of shows opening for The Who at New York's Fillmore East.
 
1969- Jeff Beck Group singer Rod Stewart signs a solo contract with Mercury Records.
 
1968- John Lennon begins assembling sound effects he would use in the song-collage entitled "Revolution No. 9."
 
1964 - David Bowie releases his first record, "Liza Jane," a single by Davy Jones and the King Bees.
 
1962- The Beatles audition for E-M-I (the U-K parent of Capitol Records). After spending three hours listening to their music, producer George Martin recommends the label sign the band--with one important stipulation. Unconfirmed reports claim that Martin tells manager Brian Epstein he'll sign The Beatles only if they replace drummer Pete Best. By the time the group records its first single for E-M-I later that summer, Best is out and Ringo Starr is in.
 
1944- The D-Day invasion of Normandy takes place.
 
1933- The first drive-in movie theater opens in New Jersey.
 
1844 The Y-M-C-A is founded.
 


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