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This Day in Rock 10/19/12

2010-Tom Bosley, best known for playing Happy Days dad Howard Cunningham, dies of heart failure while battling lung cancer at 83.
2004 - Rod Stewart releases Stardust, the third volume of standards in his Great American Songbook series.
2000- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum unveils Lennon: His Life and Work. Yoko Ono contributes many artifacts to the exhibit, including drawings, the bed he slept in and the glasses he wore the night he was killed.
1998- Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson gets his boxing license back after having it rescinded for biting Evander Holyfield's ear.
1997- Original Alice Cooper guitarist Glen Buxton dies at age 49.
1983 - The Senate approves a bill establishing a national holiday in honor of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.
1981- Evolution, Journey's second album featuring Steve Perry on vocals, is certified platinum.
1977- The Concorde S-S-T makes its first landing in New York City.
1977- England's Squeeze sign a recording contract with A-&-M Records and begin working on their first album, which is released in the U-S as U-K Squeeze.
1974- The Who releases Odds and Sods, a collection of leftovers and rarities.
1973- David Bowie releases Pin-Ups, an album of covers of his favorite English rock songs from the mid-'60s.
1970- Santana performs on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1969 - Vice President Spiro Agnew refers to Vietnam War protesters as "an effete corps of impudent snobs."
1968- Small Faces singer-guitarist Steve Marriott invites guitarist-singer Peter Frampton of The Herd to join the Small Faces at a London performance, setting the stage for Humble Pie, the group Marriott and Frampton later leave their respective groups to form.
1966 - The Yardbirds arrive in New York to begin their first American tour, with guitarists Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page both in the lineup. Beck quits the tour after two dates and is out of the band by year's end.
1959- Patty Duke, 12, makes her stage debut in The Miracle Worker, which runs for 700 performances.

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