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This Day In Rock 7/31/13

2007- Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones announces a deal worth more than seven-million dollars to write his autobiography.
 
1998- Nicolas Cage receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
 
1997 - Bad deal: The Oakland A's trade Mark McGwire to the St. Louis Cardinals.
 
1995 - The Walt Disney Company agrees to buy Capitol Cities, parent of A-B-C and E-S-P-N, for $19 billion.
 
1988 - The last Playboy Club closes.
 
1976 - Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper" and Orleans' "Still the One" are released.
 
1972- Chicago receives a gold record for its first number-one album, Chicago V.
 
1971 - The lunar rover vehicle goes for its first manned spin on the surface of the Moon.
 
1971 - The Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter, which focuses on their disastrous Altamont, California concert, opens in London.
 
1971 - The final rehearsal and soundcheck for the next day's Concert for Bangladesh takes place at New York's Madison Square Garden.
 
1970 - To fulfill a contractual obligation, The Rolling Stones hand over the disc C***sucker Blues to Decca Records, freeing them to form Rolling Stones Records.
 
1968 - The Beatles record in London's Trident Studios, where they're able to use an eight-track studio for "Hey Jude." At the time, Abbey Road is only set up for four-track recording.
 
1967 - A London Appeals Court throws out Keith Richards' drug conviction, describing the evidence against him as flimsy, and reduces Mick Jagger's sentence on a related conviction to probation.
 
1965- The Byrds' version of Bob Dylan's "Mister Tambourine Man" begins its second week at number-one in England.
 
1964 - Opening for The Kinks, The High Numbers (a-k-a The Who) play at the Goldhawk Social Club in their west London neighborhood, Shepherd's Bush.
 
1964 - Rioting ends a Rolling Stones concert in Belfast, Northern Ireland after 12 minutes.
 
1961 - The Baseball All Star game ends in a tie for the first time ever when it's rained out in the ninth inning.
 


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