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On this day in 1967, Pink Floyd were added to a 16-date U.K. tour being put on with artists like Jimi Hendrix, The Move, and The Outer Limits. The first show was at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Hendrix was given only 40 minutes to perform, The Move (who opened for him) had just half an hour, and Pink Floyd only had 15-20 minutes.

In 1970, Santana's cover of "Black Magic Woman" was released in the U.S., where it stayed on the charts for three months and peaked at #4. The song first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in 1968.

In 1975 on this day, Queen played at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, England for the first date of their 78-date A Night at the Opera world tour.

In 1981, The Police had their 4th #1 single in the U.K. with "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," which was a #3 hit in the States.

In 2004, Rod Stewart was forced by a jury in Los Angeles, CA to pay back the sum of $780,000 that he'd accepted as a deposit for a tour of Latin America that was later cancelled in 2002. 

Also in 2004The Rolling Stones were denied their request to pursue a claim against Decca, with whom they used to be signed, for unpaid royalties. A High Court judge in London said the dispute would not be decided in court, but rather through arbitration. The band were suing over their Forty Licks compilation CD, which was the first collection to cover their entire career.

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And in 2006, Queen drummer Roger Taylor inducted Led Zeppelin into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. Jimmy Page was present to accept the award.

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