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Lennon litigates, Richards rolls & Clapton Creams in Today’s Rock History

OCTOBER 24TH IS THE 297TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS NATIONAL BOLOGNA DAY, NATIONAL CRAZY DAY, NATIONAL GOOD AND PLENTY DAY, UNITED NATIONS DAY, AND WEAR PURPLE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS DAY.

1973

John Lennon launched another round of litigation against the US government, claiming that his phone had been tapped and that he was under constant surveillance.

1978

Keith Richards was convicted in a Canadian court on a drug charge and received a one year suspended sentence, as well an order to play a benefit concert. The Rolling Stones fulfilled that obligation by performing at a charity concert for the blind in Oshawa, Ontario early the next year.

1980

The British government presented Paul McCartney with a rhodium-plated medallion for being named “The best selling songwriter and recording artist in history”, by The Guinness Book of Records.

2005

Guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker opened a sold-out, three-night stand at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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