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October 20, 2014


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Tom Petty is 64.

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On this day in 1964, overexcited fans were arrested during The Rolling Stones' first concert at the Olympia in Paris. The stampeding fans broke windows and chairs at the theater before 150 people were arrested.

On this day in 1973, as Steve Miller's million-selling "The Joker" album entered the charts on its way to #2, "The Joker" single began its trek to become Steve's first #1 hit.

On this day in 1973, Elton John's classic "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album entered the charts on its way to eight weeks at #1 and over seven million sold.

On this day in 1973, Led Zeppelin's pseudo-reggae "D'yer Mak'er" began its climb into the Top 20. Note: the title (pronounced "D-jer Make Her" as in "Did You Make Her") did not appear anywhere in the song's lyrics.

On this day in 1977, just days after releasing their "Street Survivors" album, three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd died in a fiery plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi. Ronnie Van Zant, along with Steve and Cassie Gaines were killed in that crash which, after investigation, was caused by the plane running out of fuel.

On this day in 1978, The Police began their first American tour at the infamous New York punk club CBGB.

On this day in 1979, Pat Benatar's debut album, "In The Heat Of The Night," entered the charts on its way to #12 and a million in sales as the Eagles' "Long Run," their final studio album (for many years), was about to spend nine weeks at #1 and sell seven million copies.

On this day in 1981, Bob Seger's live "Nine Tonight" album hit #3 for the first of four weeks as it racked up over four million in sales.

On this day in 1984, in a sign of things to come, U2's "Unforgettable Fire" entered the album charts on its way to selling three million copies while only peaking at #3.

On this day in 1990, driven by their hit single "Suicide Blonde," INXS' million selling "X" album hit #5 just two weeks after its release.

On this day in 2001, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, The Who, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Elton John, John Mellencamp and others performed at the six-hour Concert for New York City at Madison Square Garden. More than 5,000 police officers and firemen attended the benefit for the families of police and firemen killed on September 11th.

On this day in 2001, the first of two nights of the Volunteers for America benefit concerts for the victims of 9/11 was held in Atlanta and Dallas. Organized by Styx singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw, Styx was joined by REO Speedwagon, Journey, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton, Mark Farner and many others.

On this day in 2008, AC/DC released "Black Ice," their first album in eight years. It immediately went to #1 and sold almost a million copies in the first week alone.

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It was Steven Wright who said: "99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name."

It was Robert Frost who said: "Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it."

It was T. S. Eliot who said: "If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?"

It was Sidney Greenberg who said: "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him."

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I Scream, You Scream...

From "Health" magazine:
* 44% of women and 30% of men feel guilty for eating ice cream.
* Americans eat an average of one ton of ice cream in their lifetimes.
* One ton is the approximate weight of a baby elephant.
Now, enjoy!



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