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This Day In Rock 8/15/13

2008 - Bill Murray fulfills a promise to kick off the 50th Chicago Air and Water Show by skydiving onto a Lake Michigan beach with the Army Golden Knights Parachute Team.
 
2008 - Legendary record producer Jerry Wexler, who helped build the careers of such icons as The Drifters, Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin, dies in Florida at age 91.
 
2006 - Paris Hilton makes the Guinness Book of World Records, as the world's Most Overrated Person!
 
2004 - Phish play their final show at the Coventry Festival in Coventry, Vermont.
 
2001 - Astronomers announce the discovery of the first solar system outside our own -- two planets orbiting a star in the Big Dipper.
 
2001 - FOX sets a record price of two-point-five-million clams for each 30-second commercial to air during the Super Bowl.
 
2001 - Jeff Lynne cancels a planned Electric Light Orchestra tour of the U-S in support of the Zoom album because of poor ticket sales.
 
1991 - Paul Simon does a free concert in New York's Central Park and draws hundreds of thousands of fans.
 
1988 - Republicans nominate George Bush for President and Indiana senator Dan Quayle for Vice President.
 
1979 - Led Zeppelin releases In Through the Out Door.
 
1977 - Elvis Presley spends the last full day of his life driving around Memphis on his motorcycle with girlfriend Ginger Alden.
 
1973 - The U-S bombing of Cambodia ends, marking an official halt to 12 years of combat activity in Southeast Asia.
 
1970 - Led Zeppelin kick off their sixth U-S tour at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut.
 
1969 - The Woodstock Music and Art Fair begins on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York. The crowd exceeds 400-thousand, many without tickets. The first day's lineup includes Richie Havens, Ravi Shankar, Sweetwater, Bert Sommer, John Sebastian, Country Joe and The Incredible String Band.
 
1962 - The Beatles kick off a U-S tour before 55-thousand-600 fans at New York's Shea Stadium with "Twist and Shout." The massive crowd (and ticket sales in excess of 300-thousand dollars) make this the biggest rock concert to date. 1965
At the Cavern Club in Liverpool, drummer Pete Best plays what he doesn't know is his final show as a member of The Beatles


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