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This Day in Rock 10/30/12

2008 - Alice Cooper hosts an eight-hour Halloween marathon of The Munsters on the W-G-N America cable channel.
 
2007- Robert Plant scores his highest-charting album in his post-Led Zeppelin career as his duets album with bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, Raising Sand, bows at number-two on the Billboard album chart.
 
2006- The Who release Endless Wire, their first studio album in 24 years.
 
2001 - Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie start their Merry Mayhem tour in Tucson, Arizona.
 
2000- U-2 release their 10th studio album, All That You Can't Leave Behind.
 
1983- The Rolling Stones release "Undercover of the Night."
 
1980 - John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" on Geffen Records.
 
1974- Led Zeppelin hold a party at Chislehurst Caves in England to launch their Swan Song label. The bash includes naked women climbing out of coffins.
 
1974- The Rolling Stones' It's Only Rock and Roll, their final album with guitarist Mick Taylor, is certified gold.
 
1968- Cream -- whose "White Room" hit the Top 10 this week -- performs at the Boston Garden. The band's farewell tour continues November 1st at the Spectrum in Philadelphia and on the 2nd at New York's Madison Square Garden.
 
1968- Kick Out the Jams, the first album by the radical Michigan band The M-C-5, is released.
 
1968- Paul McCartney phones girlfriend Linda Eastman in New York and asks her (and her daughter Heather) to live with him in London. They fly to England a few days later. Linda will marry Paul the following March 12th.
 
1967- Rolling Stone Brian Jones is sentenced to nine months in Wormwood Scrubs prison for unlawful possession of cannabis. He is released in December.
 
1967- The Stooges play their first show at a Halloween party in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 
1941- After 14 years, work on the four presidential faces being carved into Mount Rushmore in South Dakota is declared done as funding for the project runs out.
 
1926- Magician Harry Houdini dies from a ruptured appendix.
 
 


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