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This Day In Rock 8/5/13

2007 - Pearl Jam headline the final night of Lollapalooza in Chicago.
 
2006 - Pam Anderson and Kid Rock celebrate their wedding for the fourth time inside a week. This time, with a party on the rap-rocker's home turf, just outside Detroit.
 
1999 - In Malibu, California, Robert Downey Junior is sentenced to three years in prison for violating the terns of his probation by missing scheduled drug tests.
 
1999 - In the first case of its kind, a Texas jury awards $23 million to a woman who said she suffered heart damage after using fen-phen.
 
1992 - Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro dies after an acute allergic reaction to accidentally inhaled pesticides or of cocaine-related causes (or both) at age 38.
 
1984 - Actor Richard Burton dies at age 58.
 
1983 - David Crosby is sentenced to eight years in prison for drug and firearm possession. He is paroled in 1986.
 
1976 - The Beach Boys celebrate their 15th anniversary in an N-B-C special. Produced by Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels, the show combines concert footage and interviews with Brian Wilson.
 
1974 - Eric Clapton does a recording session with his idol, bluesman Freddie King, in Miami. They finish three songs together.
 
1967 - Pink Floyd's first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, is released in Great Britain.
 
1967 - Van Morrison, formerly the singer of Belfast's Them, releases his first solo single, "Brown Eyed Girl."
 
1966 - The Beatles release Revolver in the U-K. The L-P will reach America three days later.
 
1963 - The United States, Britain and the Soviet Union sign a treaty in Moscow banning nuclear tests in the atmosphere, space and underwater.
 
1962 - Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her L-A home at 36. 


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