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12-13

1948 Doobie Bros. Jeff "Skunk" Baxter born. Ted Nugent born   1949 Television's Tom Verlaine born (Thomas Miller)   1966 Jimi Hendrix TV debut on UK show Ready, Steady, Go!    1985  Phil Collins guest stars on Miami Vice   2002 Zal Yanovsky of the Lovin' Spoonful dies of a heart attack...   2005 Cream Royal Albert Hall double CD released   2010 Paul McCartney plays the Apollo Theater in Harlem

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12-12

1901 First radio signal transmitted by Marconi…   1941 Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues born…   1943 Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band born…   1946 Jethro Tull’s Clive Bunker born…   1953 Dan Baird of the Georgia Satellites born…   1957 Cy Curnin of the Fixx born…   1964 Ray Davies of the Kinks marries 17 year-old Rasa Didztpetris…   1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono release Live Peace In Toronto…   1974 Rolling Stones start recording Black & Blue…   1980 Clash releases Sandanista... 1985 David Crosby surrenders to authorities after more than two weeks after a warrant is issued…   1985 Rolling Stones veteran Ian Stewart dies in waiting room while waiting for his doctor appointment…   2008 John Paul Jones of Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures plays with the Allman Brothers band at Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC…   2015 Steve Vai's custom Ibanez Guitar stolen during a benefit concert for another guitarist in LA...   2015 Crowd nearly riots over sound problems during AC/DC concert in Wellington, NZ... 2017 Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens dies
 

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12-11

1944 Booker T Jones born…   1958 Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx born…   1964 Sam Cooke shot and killed during a dispute with a woman at a LA motel…   1968 Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus filmed…   1970 John Lennon releases Plastic Ono Band…   1972 First US Genesis concert takes place at Brandeis University near Boston…   1976 Bob Seger releases Night Moves…   1987 Bono arrested for spray painting graffiti on a fountain during a free U2 concert in San Francisco   1999 Rick Danko of the Band dies…   2005 Movin’ Out, musical featuring music of Billy Joel, ends 3 year Broadway run. Joel does two songs at the close…    2008 Auction of shotguns from Eric Clapton collection brings close to half a million dollars 2010 Charlie Gilmour, adopted son of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, scales British war memorial during protests over student tuition hikes. Later arrested despite apology….  2010 Paul McCartney does 4 songs and appears in skits on Saturday Night Live…   2010 Bob Weir and Mickey Hart join Sammy Hagar during Red Rocker’s holiday benefit concert in Mill Valley, California…

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12-10

The Move’s Ace Kefford born…   1967 Otis Redding dies in plane crash in Wisconsin…   1971 Frank Zappa suffers a broken leg when the jealous boyfriend of a fan pushes him off the stage…   1973 CBGBs opens in New York City…   1976 Paul McCartney releases Wings Over America…   1994 Town of Saugerties, New York sues the organizers of the Woodstock II festival over money lost because of lax gate crasher policy…   1995 Bruce Springsteen performs a fund raising concert to benefit metropolitan area food banks at the Beacon Theater in New York…   2007 Led Zeppelin reunites with Jason Bonham on drums in a tribute concert to Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun at London's O2 Arena...   2015 Janis Joplin's psychedelically painted 1964 Porsche sells for $1.76 million... 2015 Collector buys the last guitar Pete Townshend smashed on stage (1989) for $84,000...
 

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12-9

1934 Junior Wells born Amos Wells, Memphis…   1967 Doors Jim Morrison maced while showering w/ female fan backstage, later arrested for taunting police from the stage during the concert, New Haven…   1974 George Harrison releases Dark Horse…   1992 Bill Wyman announces he's leaving the Rolling Stones…   1997 Elton John delivers $32 million check from sales of  Candle In The Wind remake in tribute to Princess Diana and sung by him at her funeral to Princess Di Fund…     2006 U2 close Vertigo tour with Hawaii performance. Band joined onstage by opener Pearl Jam and surprise guest Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day…   2010 Florida Governor Charlie Crist secures a pardon for Jim Morrison on wrongful conviction the singer had exposed himself during a March, 1969 Doors concert in Miami…   …  2010 adopted son of David Gilmour arrested after scaling a statue during protest in London over tuition hikes…   2017 Auction of Neil Young's model trains, musical equipment and vintage cars raises big money for Bridge School

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12-8

1943 Doors Jim Morrison born…   1947 Gregg Allman born…   1957 Def Leppard's Phil Collen born…   1967 Traffic releases Mr. Fantasy…   1968 Graham Nash quits Hollies, joins Crosby, Stills & Nash…   1969 Jimi Hendrix acquitted of heroin/hash hish charges, Toronto…   1970 Doors Jim Morrison records An American Prayer…   1975 Bob Dylan plays benefit for Rubin Hurricane Carter at Madison Square Garden, NYC…   1980 John Lennon murdered outside Dakota Apartment by Mark David Chapman…    1984 Motley Crue's Vince Neil crashes Pantera, killing Hanoi Rocks drummer Nick Razzle Dingley…   1995 Grateful Dead officially announce end of the band 4 months after Jerry Garcia’s death…   2006 Roger Daltrey sits out the last several songs of The Who's St. Paul concert suffering from laryngitis…   2011 Lynyrd Skynyrd plays grand opening of band’s BBQ in the Excalibur in Las Vegas…  2013 Billy Joel, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock receive Kennedy Center Honors...   2016 Greg Lake of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer dies of cancer...

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12-7

Tom Waits born…   1968 Janis Joplin’s last performance with Big Brother & The Holding Company, Hawaii…   1971 Paul McCartney releases Wild Life…    1984 Foreigner releases Agent Provocateur…    2008 Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey receive Kennedy Center Honors…   2015 Neil Peart of Rush announces he's retiring... 2014 Sting receives Kennedy Center honor in Washington, DC...
 

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12-6

1947 Kim Simmons born…   1956 REM’s Peter Buck born…   1961 Brian Epstein offers to manage the Beatles, a deal won’t be struck for almost another year…   1965 Beatles release Rubber Soul in US…   1967 Otis Redding records Dock of The Bay…   1968 Rolling Stones release Beggar's Banquet...     1969 Rolling Stones play Altamont Speedway Concert…   1970 Gimme Shelter premiers in New York City on first anniversary of Altamont concert…   1977 Jackson Browne releases Running On Empty...   1988 Roy Orbison dies of heart attack…   1993 Eagles reunite for first time in 13 years for video shoot…   2005 Queen guitarist Brian May awarded Commander of the Order of British Empire by the Queen at Buckingham Palace…   2009 Bruce Springsteen receives Kennedy Center Award in DC…   2015 Indianapolis Colts owner pays over $2 million for durm kit used in more than 200 performances by Ringo Starr...

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12-5

1938 JJ Cale born…   1947 Bufflao Springfield, Poco. Loggins & Messina’s Jim Messina born…   1973 Paul McCartney releases Band On The Run…   1994 Pearl Jam releases Vitalogy…   2005 Pink Floyd’s Pulse released on DVD…  2005 Valarie Bertenelli files for divorce from Eddie Van Halen…   2009 Bruce Springsteen a guest of honor at State Department dinner the night before he gets Kennedy Center Award in Washington…,  Phil Lesh joins the Black Crowes on a Grateful Dead song encore at the Fillmore in San Francisco…   2010 Steven Tyler does last 4 songs on Abbey Road album during Kennedy Center Awards segment honoring Paul McCartney… 2013 Rough draft of Born To Run lyrics auctioned for $197,000...   2015 Indianapolis Colts owner bids just over $2 million for Ringo Starr Ludwig drum kit played at more than 200 performances...   2017 John Mayer undergoes emergency appendectomy, Dead & Company postpone New Orleans and Florida concerts

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12-4

1944 Beach Boys Dennis Wilson and Byrds Chris Hillman born…   1952 Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington born   1964 Beatles For Sale" released in UK…   1967 Beatles open Apple Boutique in London…    1976 Tommy Bolin ods on heroin & cocaine in Miami, Bob Marley shot and wounded in a robbery at his home in Jamaica…   1980 Led Zeppelin announce breakup…   1988 Roy Orbison’s final performance in Cleveland…   1993 Frank Zappa dies of pancreatic cancer…   2006 Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics for "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" sell for $192,000 in New York Auction…   2009 Sammy Hagar host Grand Opening of Cabo Wabo Cantina in Las Vegas…  2015 Crosby, Stills & Nash perform during National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, DC...

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12-3

Ozzy (John Michael) Osbourne born…    1952 Molly Hatchet's Duane Roland born…   1965 Beatles release Rubber Soul in UK, Keith Richards shocked on stage during Rolling Stones concert in Sacramento, CA…   1971 Montreaux casino fire inspires Deep Purple to write Smoke On Water…     1979 Stampede for general admission kills 11 at Cincinnati Who concert…   2009 Ron Wood jailed overnight after police respond to domestic disturbance call for altercation between the Rolling Stones guitarist and Eketerina Ivanova in at London home…  2014 Faces keyboard player Ian McLagan dies after suffering a stroke in Austin, Texas...   2015 Scott Weiland discovered dead in tour bus outside motel in Bloomington MN...

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12-2

1952 Doobie Bros Michael McDonald born…   1960 Def Leppard's Rick Savage born…   1968 George Harrison releases Wonderwall…   1973 Who play Montreal Forum arrested after show for $6,000 hotel damage to hotel…   1975 Queen releases A Night At The Opera…   1976 Pink Floyd's Animals album cover shot at London power station…   1994 REM's Michael Stipe opens vegetarian restaurant in Georgia…   2006 Bruce Springsteen joins two bands for songs at a Parkinsons Disease fund raiser at a club in Sayerville, NJ…   2008 Bono receives Nobel Man of Peace award in Paris…   2014 Sax player Bobby Keys dies in Franklin, Tennessee...

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12-1

1944 Doors drummer John Densmore and Blue Oyster Cult's Eric Bloom born…   1977 Aerosmith releases Draw The Line...   1983 Neil Young sued by Geffen Records for releasing un-commercial albums…   1996 Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts arrested on golf course, accused of  threatening wife with a pistol…  2017 Neil Young does a 90 minute solo concert live webcast from Coronation Hall in his childhood hometown of Omemmee, Ontario on the same day he oepns his entire catalog of recorded material for free online streaming... 2017 U2 releases Songs Of Experience...   Van Morrison releases Versatile...

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11-30

1943 Ten Years After’s Leo Lyons born…   1945 Deep Purple’s Roger Glover born…   1952 Jethro Tull’s John Glascock born…   1955 Billy Idol born…   1967 Jefferson Airplane releases After Bathing At Baxters…   1973 KISS makes concert debut in Queens, NY…   1979 Pink Floyd releases The Wall…   1982 Sammy Hagar releases Three Lock Box… 1995 Axl Rose files a suit demanding bigger share of Guns N’ Roses profits…   2009 Drummer Vinnie Appice has shoulder surgery to repair injury sustained during Heaven & Hell tour…

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11-29

1933 John Mayall born…   1943 Rascals Felix Cavaliere born…   1951 Boston’s Barry Godreau born… 1976  ZZ Top releases Tejas…   1980 Supertramp records Paris live album at the Paavillion de Paris…  1982 Foreigner releases Records…   1992 U2 Zoo TV special airs on FOX…   1995 Sammy Hagar gets married in San Francisco…   1997 Bruce Hornsby does National Anthem before Bulls/Wizards NBA game in Washington…   Bruce Springsteen closes 1999 tour in Minneapolis doing Santa Claus Is Coming To Town with a Santa on stage…   2001 George Harrison dies of cancer…   2006 Ten paintings by Syd Barrett bring more than $100,000 in auction of the late Pink Floyd member, who died in 2006…  2006 Original artwork for Rolling Stones lips & tongue logo sells for $470,000 in London auction…

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11-28

1944 Randy Newman born…   1962 Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron born…   1962 Daily Show’s Jon Stewart born…   1966 Beatles start recording Sgt. Pepper’s…   1969 Rolling Stones release Let It Bleed…   1974 John Lennon’s last official concert appearance takes place when he joins Elton John at Madison Square Garden  1975 Yes releases Relayer…  1981 Unruly Rush fans tear gassed after rock throwing erupts when the band's concert is delayed at the Hollywood Sportatorium near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida...   1999 Male strippers dressed as boy scouts appear on stage during Elton John Royal Albert Hall concert…  2015 Slash performs National Anthem with USC Marching band before UCLA football game...

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11-27

1947 Jimi Hendrix born…   1965 Ken Kesey holds first Acid test…    1967 Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour…   1969 Jimi Hendrix attends opening night of 4 Rolling Stones concerts at Madison Square Garden…   1970 George Harrison releases All Things Must Pass…   1970 Kinks release Lola vs The Powermann & The Money-Go-Round…   1971 Alice Cooper releases Killer...   1974 Paul & Linda McCartney sing backing vocals during Rod Stewart London concert…   1976 Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys appears on Saturday Night Live…   1980 Allman Brothers release Reach For The Sky…   1995 John Popper of Blues Traveler appears on Rosanne tv show…   2005 Rod Stewart becomes a father again as Penny Lancaster gives birth to a son…
 

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11-26

1939 Tina Turner born…   1945 Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie born…   1968 Cream does Farewell concert at Royal Albert Hall…    2005 Defense contractor throws party for his daughter in New York that includes performances by Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, Tom Petty, Don Henley & Joe Walsh.  He is indicted in 2010…   2010  Willie Nelson charged with possession of 6 ounces of pot when his tour bus is stopped at border checkpoint west of El Paso…   2016 $6 million in Punk Rock memorabilia burned by late wife of Sex Pistols manager and her son in protest of Punk London cultural program
 

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11-25

1965 Kinks release Kontroversy…   1969 John Lennon returns his MBE award to Buckingham Palace to protest UK support of Vietnam War…   1975 Allman Brothers Band plays fund raiser for Jimmy Carter Presidential campaign at Providence, RI Civic Center…   1976 The Band stages Last Waltz concert at Winterland in San Francisco…   1991 Mark Ford replaces Jeff Cease in the Black Crowes…   1994 Sheryl Crow does an acoustic set with the Rolling Stones in Miami   2008 Jeff Beck releases Live At Ronnie Scott’s…    2015 Fire Marshall shuts down LA reunion concert by David Lee Roth’s solo original solo band…2015 Court dismisses claims against Boston Herald and Brad Delp's widow filed by Tom Sholz after Delp's 2007 suicide...   2016 Former Sex Pistols manager's wif & son burn $6 million of Punk Rock memorabilia in protest of Punk London cultural program... 2015 Fire Marshall shuts down LA reunion concert by David Lee Roth’s solo original solo band…
 



 

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11-24

1941 Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn born…   1944 Bev Bevan of Electric Light Orchestra born…   1948 Lee Michaels born…   1971 Kinks release Muswell Hillbillies...   1976 George Harrison releases 33 1/3…   1991 Eric Carr of KISS dies of cancer…   1991 Freddy Mercury of Queen dies of AIDS…   1992 Pink Floyd releases Shine 8 disc set…   1997 Stone Temple Pilots Scott Weiland makes solo debut in LA…   2008 Rock Hall Of Fame opens Annex in New York City…   2009 Tom Petty releases Live Anthology…

 

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11-23

1954 Bruce Hornsby born…   1964 The Beatles Story released in US…   1964 BBC bans Beatles airplay after band shows up late for Top Gear show appearance…   1972 Filming of Bob Dylan for Pat Garrett movie begins in Durango, Mexico…   1976 Jerry Lee Lewis arrested outside Graceland carrying a gun and demanding to see Elvis…   1981 AC/DC releases For Those About To Rock We Salute You…1995 Junior Walker dies of cancer…  1999 Metallica releases S&M…   2009 Eric Clapton plays a Swiss children’s charity event. Autographed guitar raises $150,000…   2009 Genesis Movie Box set released…

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11-22

1941 Jesse Colin Young born…   1949 E Street Band’s Steve Van Zandt born…   1950 Talking Head’s Tina Weymouth born…   1965 Bob Dylan marries Sarah Lowndes on Long Island…      1968 Kinks release Village Green Preservation Society …  1981 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards join Muddy Waters on stage at the Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago…   1990 Lawyer for Bill Wyman announces the end of the Rolling Stones member to Mandy Smith…   1991 Alice Cooper shows up at the home a Riverside, CA couple that painted his face on their house to sign autographs to help them avert foreclosure…   1991 Smithereens join the Kinks on Lola at the Boston Garden…   1997 Michael Hutchence of Inxs hangs himself in Sydney hotel room…   2009 Bruce Springsteen closes 2 year Working On A Dream tour in Buffalo, the E Street band’s last concert with Clarence Clemons… 2016 Bruce Springsteen awarded Medal of Freedom by President Obama in White House ceremony

 

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11-21

1941 Dr. John born…   1968 Beatles release White Album in the US…   1969 Moody Blues release To Our Children’s Children… 1970 Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Duane Allman perfrom in the WBCN Boston studios…   1975 KISS Army fan club formed…   1980 Don Henley arrested after a naked 16 year-old girl on drugs is found in his house…   1980 Rod Stewart releases Foolish Behavior… ?1982 Joni Mitchell marries bass player Larry Klein in her manager's Malibu office…  1984 U2 releases Under A Blood Red Sky… 1988 Pink Floyd releases Delicate Sound Of Thunder…   1990 Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall have unofficial wedding in Bali…   1991 Aerosmith guests on The Simpsons…   1995 Bruce Springsteen releases Ghost of Tom Joad   2005 Ozzy Osbourne sings Beatles song In My Life backed by Slash on guitar at concert in Wales…   2005 Hand written Bob Dylan poems sell for $78,000 in New York City auction…   2006 Doors box set Perception released…

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11-20

1942 Norman Greenbaum born…   1946 Duane Allman born…   1947 James Gang & Eagles Joe Walsh born…  1973 Fan fills in for Keith Moon after he collapses during Who San Francisco concert…   1976 George Harrison & Paul Simon on Saturday Night Live…   1991 Rolling Stones sign Virgin Records deal worth $45 million…   1993 Stone Temple Pilots play Saturday Night Live…   1994 David Crosby gets liver transplant…   1997 Canned Heat's Henry Vestine dies of heart failure   1997 Live concert in Olean, NY stopped after Ed Kowalczyk is hit by a flying shoe thrown from the crowd on St. Bonaventure College campus…  2007 Eric Clapton releases Crossroads Festival DVD of July 28 2007 Chicago concert…

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11-19

1960 Guns n’ Roses Matt Sorum born…   1965 A furious Roger Daltrey storms off stage during Who London concert because of sound problems…   1979 Chuck berry released after serving 80 days of a 4 month sentence for tax evasion   1984 Kinks release Word Of Mouth…   1994 Dave Grohl plays drums with Tom Petty during Saturday Night Live appearance…   1997 Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder joins the Rolling Stones on Waiting On A Friend during Stones Oakland concert…   2001 Stone Temple Pilots Scott Weiland jailed for 12 hours after police are called in on a dispute between the singer and his wife at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel…  2015 Jimmy Page joins Paul Rogers and other musicians paying tribute to him on a version of Rock & Roll at Seattle's Experience Music Project
 

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