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This Day In Rock 7/24/13

1990 - A wrongful death trial involving Judas Priest opens in Reno, Nevada. Parents had charged in a lawsuit that the band's Stained Class album contained subliminal messages that drove two teenagers to attempt suicide. The judge eventually clears the group.
1984- Terry Bradshaw announces his retirement from pro football.
1978 - Billy Martin is fired (for the first of five times) as manager of the New York Yankees.
1978- Bob Seger, whose current hit is "Still the Same," is profiled in People magazine.
1978- The Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band movie, a box-office and critical flop starring Peter Frampton, George Burns and The Bee Gees, opens in New York City.
1977 - Pete Rose ties the National League's hitting streak record by safely reaching in his 37th straight game.
1976- Hall & Oates' "She's Gone" is released.
1972- The Rolling Stones --whose new single is "Happy" --perform the first of four shows over three days at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1971 - "Get It On" by T-Rex is number-one in Great Britain. The American group Chase already has a song by that title out in the U-S, so the T-Rex single is issued here as "Bang a Gong (Get It On)." It reaches number-10, and is the group's only major American hit.
1971- Paul McCartney starts assembling his new band, asking onetime Moody Blues leader Denny Laine to join him in Wings.
1969 - After successfully landing on the moon, Apollo 11 returns to Earth.
1969- An appeals court upholds Muhammad Ali's conviction for refusing the draft.
1969 - Paul McCartney records the demo of "Come and Get It" at Abbey Road. He later gives the song to his Apple Records signing, Badfinger.
1967- Jefferson Airplane's second album, Surrealistic Pillow, which contains the Top 10 hits "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit," is certified gold.
1964 - Police are summoned when a riot breaks out at a Rolling Stones concert in Blackpool, England.
1958 - Ted Williams is fined 250-dollars for spitting at Boston Red Sox fans.
1938 - Instant coffee is invented.

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