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This Day in Rock 11/4/12

2007- Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood announce they are teaming up for three shows in New York in 2008.
 
2006- "Doogie Howser," Neil Patrick Harris, comes out of the closet, telling People magazine he's "a very content gay man living my life to the fullest."
 
2002- U-2's greatest-hits package, Best of 1990-2000, hits stores.
 
2000- The Who appear on the 250th episode of The Simpsons.
 
1999- Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra are both arrested and charged with battery and domestic violence in a hotel in Miami Beach.
 
1999- U-S District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson rules that Microsoft is a monopoly.
 
1999- Gary Cherone announces he's leaving Van Halen after just one album with the band.
 
1994- Fred "Sonic" Smith, former lead guitarist of The M-C-5 and husband of Patti Smith, dies of a heart attack in Detroit at 47.
 
1994- Ronald Reagan divulges that he is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
 
1988- The Beach Boys top the singles chart for the first time in 22 years, with "Kokomo."
 
1984- The Supreme Court rules that the N-F-L has exceeded anti-trust limits in attempting to stop the Oakland Raiders from moving to Los Angeles.
 
1982-  Brian Wilson is fired from The Beach Boys.
 
1973- Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Gimme Three Steps" single is released.
 
1971 - Elton John releases Madman Across the Water in Britain. The album hits U-S stores 10 days later.
 
1970- Derek and the Dominos tape The Johnny Cash Show in Nashville.
 
1965- The Rolling Stones -- whose "Get Off of My Cloud" resides at number-one -- perform at Boston Garden.
 
1965- The Who's "My Generation" is released as a single in the U-S. A number-two hit in the U-K, it only reaches number-74 in America.
 


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