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This Day In Rock 8/22/13

2007 - Bill Murray is stopped by police in Sweden for driving drunk through downtown Stockholm -- in a golf cart. He refuses to take a Breathalyzer test but signs a document admitting that he was under the influence.
1989 - Nolan Ryan becomes the first -- and thus far only -- pitcher to record 5-thousand strikeouts, on his way to a career mark of 5,714. Rickey Henderson is the 5,000th victim.
1981- Foreigner 4 tops Billboard's album chart. It spends 10 weeks at number-one, though not consecutively.
1977 - Peter Frampton plays the first of three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden.
1970 - Creedence Clearwater Revival's Cosmo's Factory-- --begins a nine-week run at number-one in Billboard.
1970 - Derek and the Dominos begin work on their first and only studio album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, at Criteria Studios in Miami.
1970- Elton John signs to M-C-A Records.
1968- One day before their sixth wedding anniversary, Cynthia Powell Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce after she returns from vacation to find Yoko Ono living in the Lennons' London home.
1968- The Beatles cut "Back in the U-S-S-R" with Paul McCartney on drums after Ringo Starr quits the band. (All is forgiven and he rejoins a week later.)
1967- Cream begin their first major U-S tour at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
1967- The Beatles begin recording "Your Mother Should Know" (for Magical Mystery Tour) at Chappell Studios in London.
1961- Roger Maris belts his 50th home run of the season in a Yankees game against the Angels.
1864- The International Red Cross is founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

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People : Bill MurrayCynthia Powell LennonElton JohnJohn LennonNolan RyanPaul McCartneyPeter FramptonRickey HendersonRingo StarrRoger MarisYoko Ono

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