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Alice’s Rat gets its Justice and Alex Van Halen gets hurt in Today’s Rock History!

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1971

Grand Funk Railroad broke The Beatles’ box office record by selling out Shea Stadium in 72 hours. The concert grossed more than $300,000. That was about $2,000 more than The Beatles made at their 1965 Shea concert.

1977

Alice Cooper lost one of his most famous stage props when a rat being served as dinner to Cooper’s boa constrictor, bit the snake and killed it.

1988

After nine years of marriage, Eric Clapton’s wife, the former Patti Boyd Harrison, filed for divorce following his affair with Italian model Lory Del Santo

1998

Van Halen cancelled their concert at Hamburg Docks in Germany after drummer Alex Van Halen was injured when some chunks of plaster from the ceiling fell on him. The accident occurred during a sound check and caused only minor bruising to his arm.

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