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For: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1962 
Bob Dylan made his live radio debut, performing on the New York broadcast of "Hootenanny." 

In 1966 
Bob Dylan was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident near Woodstock, New York. 

In 1967 
The Doors' "Light My Fire" hit number one on the pop singles chart. 

Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade of Pale" peaked at number five on the pop singles chart. 

In 1970 
The Rolling Stones contract with Decca ended, and the group was considering launching its own label. 

In 1972 
Alice Cooper's "School's Out" peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart. 

In 1973 
Led Zeppelin was robbed of 180-thousand-dollars, which was being stored in a deposit box at the Drake Hotel in New York. 

In 1989 
Bon Jovi's "Lay Your Hands On Me" peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart. 

In 1993 
Rare Earth's Ed Guzman died.  He was 49. 

In 1997 
Stevie Ray Vaughan's album "Live at Carnegie Hall" was released. 

In 2002 
Bruce Springsteen was on the cover of "Time" magazine. 

Sharon Osbourne began chemotherapy for colon cancer.  Ozzy took a break from his Ozzfest tour to be by her side during her treatments. 

In 2004 
Rumors began to circulate that Sheryl Crow was engaged to champion cyclist Lance Armstrong after staffers at a Paris hotel reportedly referred to the singer as Armstrong's fiancee, and the couple didn't offer a correction or clarification. 

Poco drummer George Grantham suffered a stroke while performing with the group in Springfield, Massachusetts.  He was taken to Baystate Medical Center and hospitalized in the facility's the intensive care unit. 

In 2005 
Bee Gee Robin Gibb received an honorary degree from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts -- a school former Beatle Paul McCartney helped establish.  McCartney presented Gibb with the award. 

In 2006 
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson were married in a ceremony on a yacht near St. Tropez, France.  It was the first of three wedding ceremonies the couple held to mark their union.  Anderson filed for divorce four months later. 

Paul McCartney's spokesman confirmed that the former Beatle had filed the paperwork to star divorce proceedings from estranged wife, Heather Mills. 

In 2007 
Ozzy Osbourne was released from a Denver-area hospital, where he'd undergone a procedure for a blood clot the previous night. 

Ike Turner said he wasn't upset with St. Louis officials for turning down a request to proclaim September 2nd "Ike Turner Day," but he denied he was a misogynist, which was the reason behind the mayor's rejection of the proclamation request.  While he had admitted to hitting ex-wife Tina Turner during their marriage he explained that he can't, quote, "undo yesterday," and all he could do now is apologize to her. 

The reunited Doors, officially known as Riders on the Storm, was the headliner on the second day of the Monterey Summer of Love Festival.  The two-day concert was a 40th anniversary celebration saluting the famed 1967 event.  Other performers included Electric Flag and Moby Grape's Jerry Miller. 

Carlos Santana made an in-store appearance at Macy's Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas to promote his shoe line "Carlos by Carlos Santana." 

In 2008 
New releases included Alice Cooper's album "Along Came a Spider." 

In 2011 
A statue honoring Chuck Berry was unveiled in University City, Missouri. 

Meat Loaf skipped an appearance at the Cincinnati Reds game, where he was to throw out the first pitch to honor a longtime fan who was battling cancer.  Meat became ill at his concert in Pittsburgh the previous night, which led to him missing the ballgame. 

The Neptune Theatre in Liverpool, England was officially renamed The Epstein Theatre in honor of The Beatles' late manager Brian Epstein.