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This Day In Rock 7/18/13

2008 - Jay Leno tells U-S-A Today, "I am definitely done next year -- with N-B-C."
2005 - James Doohan, who played Star Trek's chief onboard engineer, "Mr. Scott," dies of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 85.
2000 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. He is stopped for speeding and then fails to pass a sobriety test. Abdul-Jabbar is the leading scorer in National Basketball Association history at the time.
2000 - Two downloadable Led Zeppelin songs ("Rock and Roll" and "All My Love") bring the long-defunct group to the Internet for the first time.
1994 - Crayola introduces scented crayons.
1988 - A California appeals court upholds a decision to dismiss a case against Ozzy Osbourne and C-B-S Records brought in 1984 by the parents of a teenager who allegedly killed himself after listening to Ozzy's "Suicide Solution."
1978 - Def Leppard plays its first public gig, at a school in Sheffield, England. Their five-pound fee is paid out of a teacher's pocket.
1978 - Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street" is certified gold.
1977 - Vietnam joins the United Nations.
1974 - The U-S Justice Department orders John Lennon out of the country by September 10. The Immigration and Naturalization Service denies him an extension of his visa because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana possession charge.
1970 - Pink Floyd and Deep Purple play a free concert at London's Hyde Park.
1969 - Creedence Clearwater Revival, whose current hit is "Bad Moon Rising," perform at the Fillmore East in New York.
1969 - The Doors release Soft Parade. The album yields the Top 10 hit "Touch Me."
1968 - The Grateful Dead release Anthem of the Sun.
1966 - Bobby Fuller dies mysteriously. The singer, who'd hit the Top 10 that winter with "I Fought the Law," is found dead in his car in Los Angeles. Police never identify a suspect or motive or officially declare it a suicide. The case, which has been the subject of a segment on T-V's Unsolved Mysteries, has never been solved.
1964 - Pete Rose hits the the only grand slam homer of his career as his Reds top the Phillies 14-3. 

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Locations : CaliforniaLondonLos AngelesNew YorkSheffield
People : Bobby FullerGerry RaffertyJames DoohanJay LenoJohn LennonKareem Abdul-JabbarOzzy OsbournePete Rose

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