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This Day In Rock 8/7/13

2007 - Barry Bonds blasts home run number-756, becoming baseball's all-time home run king. The San Francisco Giants slugger hits the shot at home at A-T-and-T Park off Mike Bacsik of the Washington Nationals.
2007 - Charlie Sheen's custody battle with Denise Richards takes a turn for the bizarre as he claims his ex-wife wants to have a third child -- with him!
2006 - KISS singer-bassist Gene Simmons becomes the latest rock star to get into the reality show game, as Gene Simmons Family Jewels debuts.
2001 - Setting a record for non-fiction, Bill Clinton accepts an advance of more than $10 million from the publishing house of Alfred A. Knopf for a memoir.
2001 - Led Zeppelin's B-B-C Sessions goes double-platinum.
1997 - Guitarist Marc Ford leaves The Black Crowes.
1991 - Charges of assault and property damage are filed against Guns n' Roses singer Axl Rose in connection with a riot during a show in St. Louis.
1987 - An L-A judge throws out an 18-month-old lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne filed by the parents of a teen who killed himself while listening to Ozzy's "Suicide Solution."
1979 - A fan steals a car outside a Marshall Tucker Band show in Long Beach, California and drives it through two metal exit doors and a concrete wall.
1974 - J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf marries actress Faye Dunaway in Beverly Hills.
1972 - The Rolling Stones are profiled in Newsweek.
1970 - Ex-Chicken Shack singer-keyboardist Christine Perfect joins Fleetwood Mac. She marries the band's bassist and takes the name Christine McVie.
1957 - John Lennon plays the Cavern Club for the first time with his skiffle group, The Quarry Men. Though he had already joined the group, Paul McCartney misses the show because he's away at scout camp.
1556 - The first U-F-O is reported...over Basel, Switzerland. 

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People : Alfred A. KnopfAxl RoseBarry BondsBill ClintonCharlie SheenChristine McVieChristine PerfectDenise RichardsFaye DunawayGene SimmonsJohn LennonMarc FordMike BacsikOzzy OsbournePeter WolfTucker Band

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