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This Day in Rock 8/2/13

2008 - John Fogerty starts a North American tour in Moncton, Canada on a bill with the Eagles.
2007 - A study by Queens College in New York reveals that young women in America's largest cities are now out-earning men.
2004 - Led Zeppelin decline to allow their Live Aid performance to be included on an upcoming D-V-D because they consider their performance to have been sub-standard. Instead, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant pledge proceeds from a forthcoming Page and Plant D-V-D to charity.
2000 - At a U-N luncheon, David Crosby is honored for producing the T-V documentary Stand and Be Counted, which chronicles the link between music and activism.
1998 - A man commits suicide in the parking lot after a Stevie Nicks concert in Concord, California. He had run into his ex-wife there and, after arguing with her, climbed a light pole carrying battery jumper cables, which he used to hang himself.
1990 - Iraqi troops invade Kuwait and seize petroleum reserves. That aggression begins the Persian Gulf War.
1978 - Neil Young marries Pegi Morton. Pegi Young will go on to co-found the Bridge School, for which Neil plays an annual benefit concert.
1975 - "One of These Nights" by The Eagles hits number-one on the Billboard singles chart.
1971 - Paul McCartney releases "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey," his first post-Beatles number-one hit.
1969 - Bob Dylan and his wife show up unexpectedly at his 10-year high school reunion in Hibbing, Minnesota. They leave when a drunk tries to pick a fight with him.
1968 - The Doors and The Who share a bill before 16-thousand fans at the Singer Bowl in Flushing Meadows Park (site of the 1964-'65 World's Fair) in New York. The Doors take the stage to thunderous approval-and perform to a rowdy crowd. When a broken chair is thrown onstage, Jim Morrison throws it back. By the time the show ends, 20 policemen are on stage to keep order and protect the band.
1964 - The Beatles get a positive movie review from Associated Press critic Bob Thomas. "The surprise is that [A Hard Day's Night is] good....the longhaired quartet may be with us for a long time to come--not as freaks but as qualified entertainers."
1963 - Eric Clapton quits The Roosters to form Casey Jones and the Engineers.
1922 - Alexander Graham Bell dies.
1921 - A jury in Chicago acquits several former members of the Chicago White Sox baseball team and two others of conspiring to defraud the public in the notorious "Black Sox" scandal. 

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