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This Day In Rock 7/16/13

2012 - Deep Purple keyboardist and co-founder Jon Lord dies from a pulmonary embolism at the London Clinic where he was being treated for pancreatic cancer. He was 71.
2008 - Out-of-control comic Andy Dick is arrested for allegedly groping and exposing the breasts of a 17-year-old girl in a parking lot outside a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Riverside County, California.
2008 - The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood checks back into rehab for alcohol abuse.
2005 - Sandra Bullock marries her boyfriend of more than a year, Monster Garage motorcycle mechanic Jesse James, at a ranch near Santa Barbara, California.
1997 - A Milwaukee brewery worker is awarded $266 million after being fired for sexual harassment for relaying the plot of a Seinfeld episode to a co-worker.
1996 - The Who begin a six-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden, performing Quadrophenia with guest stars Gary Glitter and Billy Idol.
1981 - Harry Chapin is killed in a car wreck on New York's Long Island Expressway. The singer-songwriter, best known for "Taxi" and "Cats in the Cradle," was also a tireless worker for hunger-relief charities.
1980 - No Nukes, a documentary of the anti-nuclear concerts featuring Jackson Browne, The Doobie Brothers and James Taylor, premieres in New York.
1971 - Guitarist Robin Trower leaves Procol Harum for a successful solo career with a strong Jimi Hendrix flavor. The group replaces him with Dave Ball.
1971 - The Hollies record "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" at Air Studios in London.
1969 - Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the surface of the moon, blasts off.
1969 - The Who release "I'm Free" as a single.
1967 - In New York, The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays the last date of an ill-conceived tour opening for The Monkees.
1966 - Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker form Cream.
1964 - The Rolling Stones' "It's All Over Now" becomes their first U-K number-one.
1951 - Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger's memorable novel of youthful alienation, is published.
1945 - The first atomic bomb is detonated. 

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People : Andy DickBilly IdolDave BallEric ClaptonGary GlitterGinger BakerHarry ChapinJack BruceJackson BrowneJames TaylorJon LordRobin TrowerRonnie WoodSandra Bullock

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