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This Day in Music History: Faces release their first album with Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen wins an Oscar

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1952 – Cleveland stakes a claim on Rock history when the Moondog Coronation Ball is held at the Cleveland Arena. Organized by the WJW DJ Alan Freed (“Moondog” on the air), it is widely considered the first Rock concert, with Billy Ward and The Dominoes, Tiny Grimes, and Paul Williams on the bill. The crowd is over capacity and police shut down the show because of fire code violations after just one song by Williams. The event proves to the music industry that this type of R&B music has widespread appeal.

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John Mayer embarking on his first tour in three years; playing SBC, Allentown, AC in August

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This just in from Billboard.com: John Mayer announced his first tour in three years in support of his 2012 LP Born and Raised. He heads out this summer and makes three regional appearances; at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on August 23rd; at The Great Allentown Fair on August 27th; and the Borgata in Atlantic City on September 1st. Onsale information for all of these shows will be announced shortly.

In the meantime, you can listen to Mayer’s 2012 interview with David Dye on World Cafe here (via the WXPN media player), see all of Mayer’s tour dates at Billboard, watch his tour announcement video from last night below, and hear the new song “Dear Marie” by skipping ahead to here. After the jump, you can also check out a new documentary on the making of the Born and Raised album art below.

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