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PostSubject: June 29   17.11.08 23:23

Births

1948 Ian Paice, drummer for Deep Purple is born.

1953 Colin Hay, singer for Men at Work, is born in Scotland.

1953 Don Dokken, lead singer for Dokken, is born.


Deaths

1969 Shorty Long drowns when his boat capsizes off Sandwich Island in Ontario, Canada. He was 29 years old.

1979 Little Feat's Lowell George dies of a heart attack.


Events

1959 Dick Clark announces he's teaming up with veteran rock and roll package tour promoter Irvin Feld. The reason is to stage a series of Dick Clark Caravans. He announced there will be four tours each year.

1963 The first song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney makes it to the Hot 100. It's "From Me to You" as performed by Del Shannon.

1966 The Beatles perform in Tokyo, Japan before a sold-out crowd. 500 police are called in to get the crowd under control.

1967 Keith Richards is found guilty of allowing his property to be used for the smoking of marijuana and is sentenced to one year in jail and is fined. Mick Jagger is found guilty of illegal possession of pep pills and is sentenced to three months in jail.

1968 Pink Floyd's second album, A Saucerful of Secrets, is released. On the same day, the band plays aat the first-ever large scale free rock concert in London's Hyde Park. Jethro Tull, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Roy Harber are also in the show's line-up.

1969 The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its last concert together on the final day of the three-day Denver Pop Festival, which is held at Mile High Stadium.

1974 Drummer Neal Peart replaces original Rush drummer John Rustey.

1975 Elton John shows up at a concert at the Oakland Colisdum starring The Eagles and The Doobie Brothers and sings with both groups.

1978 Pop singer/songwriter Peter Frampton is injured in a car crash in the Bahamas.

1998 George Harrison announces that he had been receiving radiation treatment for throat cancer caused by smoking. Harrison says he has been given a clean bill of health by saying, "I'm not going to die on you folks just yet."

1999 Madonna files a $2.5 million lawsuit in New York State against the accounting firm Padell, Nadell, Fine & Weinberger & Co. for breach of contract and malpractice. The singer sued after having to pay $2 million in New York state taxes when the firm declared her a resident of California instead of New York on her 1992 returns.

1999 Kiss' Gene Simmons and a slew of **** stars film a music video in downtown Los Angeles for Everclear's cover of Thin Lizzy's "The Boys are Back in Town." The song is part of the soundtrack to the movie, "Detroit Rock City," which follows fans who attend a Kiss concert in 1978.
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