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8-19

1943 Cream's Ginger Baker born…   1945 Deep Purple's Ian Gillan born…   1951 Queen's John Deacon born…   1964 Beatles open first US tour at Cow Palace in San Francisco…   1977 Doobie Brothers release Livin' on the Fault Line...   1980 Cars release Panorama...   1980 Fans in Toronto riot when Alice Cooper cancels show due to illness…   1997 Fleetwood Mac releases The Dance…   1999 John Mellencamp releases Rough Harvest…   2003 Neil Young releases Greendale…   2005 Statue of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott unveiled in Dublin…   2008 LeRoi Moore of the Dave Matthews Band dies in Hollywood hospital from complications related to a June ATV crash near his home in Virginia… 2010 Paul McCartney calls Bill Clinton and sings When I'm 64 on Clinton's birthday…

 

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8-18

1943 Martin Mull born…   1944 The Move's Carl Wayne born…   1950 Foreigner's Dennis Elliott born…   1975 David Bowie releases Fame…   1979 Bob Dylan releases Slow Train Coming…   1980 Yes releases Drama...   1981 Ozzy Osbourne releases Diary Of A Madman…   1986 Bon Jovi releases Slippery When Wet…   1988 John Mellencamp's wife Victoria files for divorce…   1990 Jimmy Page plays with Aerosmith during Monsters Of Rock tour stop at Castle Donnington…   1997 Rolling Stones announce Bridges To Babylon tour under Brooklyn Bridge in New York City…   

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8-17

1949 Boston's Sib Hashin born…   1954 Eric Johnson born…   1962 Guns N' Roses Gilby Clarke born…   1964 Kinks release You Really Got Me…   1965 Black Crowes Steve Gorman born…   1970 The Band releases Stage Freight...   1971 Duane Allman plays at funeral for King Curtis…   1974 Patrick Moraz joins Yes, replacing Rick Wakeman…   1981 First Monsters Of Rock tour opens in London with AC/DC, Queensryche, Motley Crue…   1986 Drummer Rick Allen does first concert with Def Leppard since losing an arm in '84 car wreck…   1989 Pete Townshend treated at Tacoma, WA hospital after injuring his arm windmilling during Tacoma Dome Who concert…  

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8-16

INXS Tim Farriss born…   1962 Beatles fire drummer Pete Best the day after Ringo Starr agrees to join…   1975 Peter Gabriel announces he is leaving Genesis…   1977 Elvis Presley dies at 42...   1980 Bill Ward leaves Black Sabbath…   1980 Cozy Powell quits Rainbow…   1983 Paul Simon marries actress Carrie Fisher…   1990 Bruce Hornsby joins Grateful Dead to fill in after Brent Mydland's death (7/25) …   1994 Neil Young releases Sleeps With Angels…   1996 130,000 attend Phish concert at Plattsburgh, NY airbase…   2018 Aretha Franklin dies (76)...

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8-15

1946 Jimmy Webb born…   1950 Drummer Tommy Aldridge (Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers, Gary Moore (Ozzy Osbourne) born…   1962 Beatles invite Ringo Starr to join…   1965 Beatles play Shea Stadium…   1966 Jefferson Airplane release Jefferson Airplane Takes Off...   1969 Woodstock festival opens…   1975 Rod Stewart releases Atlantic Crossing…   1983 AC/DC releases Flick Of The Switch...1991 Paul Simon plays Central Park…   1998 Don Henley, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell play Woodstock festival site on 29th anniversary (none appeared at original)…
 

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8-14

1941 David Crosby born…   1945 Steve Martin born…   1970 Stephen Stills arrested on cocaine charge in La Jolla, California motel…   1971 Who release Who's Next...   1988 Roy Buchanan hangs himself in Fairfax, Virgina jail cell after arrest for drunkeness…   1989 Bon Jovi's New Jersey becomes first US rock album sold legally in the Soviet Union…   1992 Jerry Garcia's poor health causes Grateful Dead to cancel US tour…   2010 J. Geils Band and Aerosmith play Fenway Park...  2013 Blue Oyster Cult's Allen Lanier (keyboards, rhythm guitar) dies of pulmonary disease
 

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8-13

1951 Dan Fogelberg born…  1965 Beatles release Help! in US…   1965 Jefferson Airplane debuts at Matrix in San Francisco…     1971 King Curtis stabbed to death in New York City…     1973 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Pronounced leh-nerd 'skin-nerd...   1975 Bruce Springsteen opens 5 night stand at Bottom Line in New York City…     1976 Clash debut in London…     1977 BTO breaks-up…     1978 Be Bop Deluxe breaks-up…     1980 Todd Rundgren robbed in his home…     1989 Ozzy Osbourne & Scorpions play for 100,000 in Moscow…      1990 Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt & Sting buy land at Walden Pond for preservation…     1999 Woodstock '99 opens at former airbase in Rome, NY…     2007 Ozzy Osbourne does set in Times Square to promote Madden NFL 2008 video game with his music in it…   2009 Les Paul dies at 94 of pneumonia at his White Plains, NY home...   2011 Billy Joel and Jon Bon Jovi sing at 60th birthday party for Jimmy Buffett's wife, Jane...
 

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8-12

Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits born…1964 Beatles A Hard Days Night opens in US… 1966 Beatles open last US tour, Chicago...   1967 Fleetwood Mac does first concert set during London Blues Festival...   1968 Led Zeppelin members play together for first time… 1969 Blind Faith makes US concert debut at Madison Square Garden...   1970 Janis Joplin does her last concert at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, MA...   Neil Young, the Eagles and Joni Mitchell appear on the same night at the Corral Club in Topanga Canyon, California…  1985 Neil Young releases Old Ways...   1989 Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Skid Row and Motley Crue play Moscow Peace Festival…   2009 Guitar legend Les Paul dies of pneumonia in White Plains, New York...   1991 Metallica releases Metallica...  1996 Alex Van Halen's wife, Kelly, files for divorce after 12 years of marriage...   2010 Richie hayward of Little Feat dies of liver disease....   2011 John and Elaine Irwin granted divorce ending 18 year marriage...



 

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8-11

1955 Joe Jackson born…   1968 Beatles release Hey Jude…   1968 Charlie Sexton born…   1989 Bruce Springsteen does 4 songs with Ringo Starr's All Starr Band at Garden State Arts Center concert in NJ…   1992 Eric Clapton Unplugged released…   1994 Black Crowes appear as The Corkscrews at Atlanta club…   1995 Peter Criss of KISS arrested with handgun in carry-on luggage at Kennedy Airport in New York City…   1995 Michael Stipe of REM has emergency hernia surgery in Czechoslovakia…   1996 Bruce Springsteen plays with Whitefish, Montana bar band while in town for a friend's wedding…   2009 Ron Wood joins Pearl Jam on All Along The Watchtower during band's set at Empire Music Hall concert in London…

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8-10

1907 Fender guitar founder Leo Fender born… 1943 Ronnie Spector born… 1947 Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson born… 1961 INXS Jon Farriss born… 1964 Mick Jagger fined for driving without a license… 1966 Beatles release Revolver in the US...  1967 Grateful Dead play rooftop of Chelsea Hotel in New York City… 1972 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested on pot charges in Sweden… 1976 Elton John does first of 7 sold-out concerts at Madison Square Garden… 1982 Bruce Springsteen plays wedding reception for Southside Johnny Lyons in Asbury Park, NJ… 1985 Michael Jackson buys 252 Beatles song rights for $ 47.5 million…   1993 Billy Joel releases River Of Dreams...    1995 Jimmy Buffett MC's Hilary Clinton birthday at White House… 2005 Rolling Stones do warm-up date for tour for fans in a small Toronto theater… 2008 Issac Hayes dies… 2009 Them Crooked Vultures debut at the Metro in Chicago...

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8-9

1955 cars Ben Orr (Orzechowski) born…   1966 Beatles release Revolver in US…   1978 Muddy Waters plays for Jimmy Carter at the White House…   1986 Queen's last concert with Freddie Mercury…   1994 Dave Abruzzese leaves Pearl Jam…  1994 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Endangered Species...   1995 Jerry Garcia dies in rehab of heart failure…   2006 Joe Walsh & James Gang open first tour in 35 years…

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8-8

1961 U2's Dave (The Edge) Evans born…   1969 Beatles Abbey Road album cover photo taken in London…   1970 Janis Joplin buys a head stone for Bessie Smith's grave site…   1973 Creed's Scott Stapp (Anthony Scott Flipper) born…   1975 Rolling Stones close tour with concert at Rich Stadium in Buffalo, NY…   1983 Billy Joel releases Innocent Man...   1986 David Crosby released from jail after serving time on drugs and weapons charges…   1986 Bob Dylan releases Knocked Out Loaded…   1991 Eric Clapton stopped for going 103 in his Ferrari…   1992 James Hetfield suffers burns when pyro effect malfunctions during Metallica Montreal concert… 1961 U2's Dave (The Edge) Evans born…   1969 Beatles Abbey Road album cover photo taken in London…   1970 Janis Joplin buys a head stone for Bessie Smith's grave site…   1973 Creed's Scott Stapp (Anthony Scott Flipper) born…   1975 Rolling Stones close tour with concert at Rich Stadium in Buffalo, NY…   1986 David Crosby released from jail after serving time on drugs and weapons charges…   1986 Bob Dylan releases Knocked Out Loaded…   1991 Eric Clapton stopped for going 103 in his Ferrari…   1992 James Hetfield suffers burns when pyro effect malfunctions during Metallica Montreal concert…

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8-7

1952 Free & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers Andy Fraser born…    1958 Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson born…    1970 Fleetwood Mac adds Christine McVie…    1970 Moody Blues release A Question Of Balance...   1974 Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band marries Faye Dunaway…    1982 Sting sues Virgin Music, claiming undervalued sale of early material…    1986 Suit filed against Ozzy Osbourne claiming his song Suicide Solution inspired a young fan to take his own life dismissed…    2007 Evolution Of the Groove featuring Carlos Santana guitar solos added to Miles Davis songs released...   

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8-6

1965 Beatles release Help! in UK (8/13 in US) ..    1970 Janis Joplin, Steppenwolf, Paul Simon, Poco Johnny Winter play Concert For Peace, Shea Stadium, New York..    1982 The Wall movie premiers..    1989 Adam Clayton of U2 arrested on marijuana charges near his home..    1996 Tom Petty releases She's The One movie soundtrack..    1996 Ramones get Hollywood Walk Of Fame honor..    2009 Steven Tyler falls off stage during Aerosmith set at Sturgis motorcycle rally. Airlifted to Rapid City hospital with neck and shoulder injuries Aerosmith cancels remainder of tour with ZZ Top..  2013 Brian May of Queen has knee replacement surgery...

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8-5

1947 Rick Derringer (Zehringer) born...    1959 Foo Fighters Pat Smear born...    1967 Van Morrison releases Brown Eyed Girl...    1972 Aerosmith inks Columbia Records deal for $125,000...   1980 Pat Benatar releases Crimes Of Passion    1982 Led Zeppelin releases Coda...  1983 Elvis Costello releases Punch The Clock...    1983 David Crosby sentenced to 5 years on drugs and weapons charges, serves 5 months in Texas...   1992 Toto's Jeff Porcaro dies..    1994 Billy Idol hospitalized in LA after suspected overdose...   1996 Wilson Pickett enters rehab after cocaine conviction in Sullivan County, NY...   2009 Paul McCartney plays first of 2 nights at Fenway Park in Boston...

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8-4

1968 Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat, Byrds, Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly, Animals, The Byrds, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, play Newport Pop Festival in Costa Mesa, California... 1975 Robert Plant, wife and children injured in car crash on Isle of Rhodes..    1984 Phil Collins marries Jill Tavelman...  Eric Clapton and Robert Plant perform during reception.. 1987 John Mellencamp releases The Lonesome Jubilee..   2010 Lyrics to LA Woman sell for $20,680 at UK auction...

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8-3

1963 Collective Soul's Ed Roland born.. 1963 Metallica's James Hetfield born.. 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival releases Green River...   1969 Alice Cooper releases Pretties For You...   1971 Paul McCartney forms Wings.. 1974 Jeff Baxter leaves Steely Dan to join Doobie Brothers.. 1979 Talking Heads release Fear of Music... 1987 Def Leppard releases Hysteria.. 1991 Animal rights activists confront Ted Nugent in New Hampshire.. 2009 Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann plays drums with Phish during Red Rocks, Colorado concert...

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8-2

1937 The Band's Garth Hudson born…   1948 Andy Fairweather Low born…   1951 Andrew Gold born…   1969 Bob Dylan attends 10th high school reunion, Hibbing MN…   1978 Boston releases Don't Look Back...   1982 Steve Winwood releases Talking Back To The Night...   1987 Billy Joel plays Lenningrad, live CD recorded…   1996 Aerosmith fires manager Tim Collins…   2005 Bob Seger joins Three Doors Down on Landing In London during Clarkston, Michigan concert…   2007 Pearl Jam plays private concert for Ten Club members at Vic Theater in Chicago…

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8-1

1942 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia born... 1943 Wings Geoff Britton born.... 1946 King Crimson & Bad Company's Boz Burell born... 1947 Tubes Rick Anderson born... 1951 Deep Purple's Tommy Bolin born... 1953 Robert Cray born... 1959 Def Leppard's Joe Elliot born... 1964 Counting Crows Adam Duritz born... 1969 Jethro Tull releases Stand Up...   1970 Derek & Dominos make live debut in London....  1970 Jimi Hendix does last U.S. concert in Hawaii... 1971 George Harrison stages Concert For Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden with Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, Billy Preston and Ravi Shankar...  1974 Eric Clapton breaks a ukulele over Pet Townshend's head during Atlanta concert... 1980 John Lennon & Yoko Ono start recording Double Fantasy album...   1983 Neil Young releases Everybody's Rockin'...1986 Jerry Garcia discharged from hospital after recovering from a diabetic coma... 1994 Rolling Stones open VooDoo Lounge tour in Washington, DC... 2007 Police play reunion concert at Madison Square Garden...

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7-31

1946 Fleetwood Mac’s Bob Welch born… 1953 ELO’s Hugh McDowell born… 1958 REM’s Bill Berry born… 1971 Security guard stabbed during a Who concert at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY dies…  1991 Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes arrested for spitting on a customer at a convenience store in Denver… Sex Pistols open a short lived reunion tour in Boulder, Colorado

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7-30

1936 Buddy Guy born…   1946 Jethro Tull's Jeffrey Hammond born…   1965 Rolling Stones release Out Of Their Heads   1970 Beatles close Apple Boutique in London…   1970 Rolling Stones fire manager Allen Klein…   1973 Led Zeppelin films The Song Remains The Same in New York City…   1996 Sammy Hagar plays with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bruce Hornsby & Mickey Hart at Furthur Festival…   1996 Alice In Chains release Unplugged... 2011 U2 ends the 360° tour with a rain soaked performance in Moncton, CA. Tour grossed $736 million…

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7-29

1946 REO Speedwagon's Neil Doughty born…   1953 Rush's Geddy Lee born…   1956 Patti Scialfa of E Street Band born…   1959 Thin Lizzy & Whitesnake guitarist John Sykes born…   1966 Bob Dylan injured dumping his motorcycle near Woodstock…   1973 Led Zeppelin loses $180,000 in New York hotel safe robbery following concert   1974 Cass Elliot of Mamas & Poppas dies…   1987 Suit by Jerry Garcia against Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream over Cherry Garcia flavor settled …  1997 Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at Carnegie Hall released... 2007 Carlos Santana autographs the first 300 'Carlos' shoes being sold at Macys in Las Vegas mall   2009 Bob Seger and Tiger Woods play a round together at Michigan Pro-Am at Warwick Hills Country Club… 2014 Neil Young files for divorce from Pegi after 36 years as a couple...   2014 Tom Petty releases Hypnotic Eye...  2017 AC/DC veteran Brian Johnson escapes serious injury when he roll Austin A35 during qualifying run before Classic Car race at Silverstone Classic...   2017 Eric Clapton releases The Breeze: A Tribute to JJ Cale...

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7-28

1945 Pink Floyd's Richard Wright born…   1948 Bad Company's Simon Kirke born…   1954 Kansas, Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple's Steve Morse born…   1973 Allman Brothers Band, Grateful Dead & The Band play Watkins Glen…    1975 Bob Dylan starts recording Desire…   1979 Aerosmith, Journey, The Nugent play World Series of Rock at Cleveland Stadium…   1986 Neil Young releases Landing On Water    1986 REM releases Life’s Rich Pageant  1987 Beatles sue Nike over use of Revolution in sneaker commercial…   1993 Roger Waters of Pink Floyd marries Priscilla Phillips…   2005 John Lennon's hand written lyrics for All You Need Is Love bring close to $1 million at London auction…   2007 Police play Fenway Park in Boston   2009 Gov't Mule releases By A Thread…

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7-27

1976 Bruce Springsteen sues manager Mike Appel, dispute sidelines the Boss for more than a year…   1977 Grateful Dead release Terrapin Station…  1979 John Mellencamp releases John Mellencamp   1979 AC/DC releases Highway To Hell    1979 Alice Cooper's Indian art store in Scottsdale, AZ firebombed…   1981 Stevie Nicks releases Bella Donna…  1984 Metallic releases Ride The Lightning    2006 Axl Rose faces charges in Stockholm after being accused of punching a security guard and biting his leg…  1993 Red Hot Chili Peppers release Siamese Dream   2009 Protesters over disruptions caused by 2 day set-up and tear-down of U2 stage in Dublin block tour trucks causing them to miss ferry to get the stage to Stockholm concert site…

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7-26

1943 Mick Jagger born…   1949 Queen's Roger Taylor born…   1968 Moody Blues release In Search of a Lost Chord   1977 Robert Plant's 6 year old son dies of respiratory failure - Zeppelin tour canceled…   1991 Pee Wee Herman (Paul Rubens) busted for exposure in Sarasota, FL adult theater…   1992 Paul Stanley of KISS marries Pamela Brown…   2007 Jimmy Page testifies against an accused Led Zeppelin bootlegger in Glasgow… 2013 JJ Cale dies in La Jolla California after suffering a heart attack

 

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7-25

1943 Yardbirds Jim McCarty born…   1965 Bob Dylan goes electric at Newport Folk Festival…   1966 Rolling Stones last US appearance with Brian Jones…   1968 Janis Joplin and Big Brother release Cheap Thrills…   1969 Neil Young plays with Crosby, Stills & Nash for first time, Fillmore East…   1980 AC/DC releases Back In Black…   1980 Eric Carr plays with KISS for first time, New York City…  1983 Metallica releses Kill Em All    1990 Brent Mydland of the Grateful Dead dies of morphine/cocaine overdose…   1989 Alice Cooper releases Trash...   1990 Son Evan born to Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa…   2006 Tom Petty releases Highway Companion…   2010 John Fogerty performs Centerfield at Baseball Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown and donates guitar modeled on Lousiville Slugger to the Hall…

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7-24

1961 Extreme & Van Halen's Gary Cherone born…   1964 Crowd surges onto stage during Rolling Stones Blackpool, UK concert…   1970 Yes releases Time And A Word...   1978 Sgt. Pepper movie with Peter Frampton opens…   1990 Trial blaming teen suicide on music of Judas Priest opens in Reno, NV (later dismissed) …   1992 Black Crowes Johnny Colt arrested fro trying to prevent police from taking drunken concert fan into custody…   2010 19 killed in stampede at Love Parade festival in Germany…  2010 Tommy Iommi’s custom Gibson SG stolen during High Voltage Festival in the UK   2012 Larry Hoppen of Orleans commits suicide in Florida home

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7-23

1946 Roxy Music's Andy MacKay born…   1947 David Essex born…    1965 Guns N Roses & Velvet Revolver's Slash born…    1977 Led Zeppelin's John Bonham and manager arrested and charged with assaulting a Bill Graham employee backstage at Oakland concert…    1984 Sammy Hagar releases VOA…   1984 Billy Squire releases Signs Of Life...   1990 Brent Mydland's last performance with the Grateful Dead, Tinley Park, Illinois (dies 7/25) …    1992 Bruc Springsteen opens first tour in 4 years…    1993 Curt Cobain OD's in New York City hotel bathroom…    2006 Jon Bon Jovi performs at Steelers Super Bowl XXX victory party in Pittsburgh…    2011 Amy Winehouse joins the list of artists dead at 27 when police find her body in her London flat…  2017 Eddie Vedder joins Roger Waters on Comfortably Numb and Us + Them during Chicago Waters concert...   2017 Peter Frampton storms off stage in Minneapolis after venue cameras projecting his set focus on fans holding up his album covers instead of him...

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7-22

1944 Supertramp's Richard Davies born   1947 Eagles Don Henley born   1998 Security has to pry a woman off Rod Stewart he invited on stage during Havin' A Party at Great Woods, MA show   1998 Stone Temple Pilots Scott Weiland released on $250,000 bail on various charges   Don Henley joined by Stevie Nicks, Patty Smyth, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit during Dallas 70th birthday concert

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7-21

1955 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Howie Epstein born   1972 Rod Stewart releases Never A Dull Moment   1980 John Mellencamp releases Nothin' Matters And What If It Did?   1980 Grateful Dead's Keith Godchaux injured in car wreck, dies two days later   1981 Bryan Adams releases You Want it, You Got It   1987 Guns N’ Roses release Appetite For Destruction   1990 Roger Waters performs The Wall in shadow of Berlin Wall site   1996 Dennis DeYoung of Styx served soda spiked with bleach and is hospitalized in New York City   1998 Stevie Nicks gets a restraining order issued against a Colorado man who thinks she can cure his mental illness   2009 John Marmaduke Dawson of New Riders Of The Purple Sage dies of stomach cancer in Mexico  2010 Elton John postpones Tucson concert 24 hours due to food poisoning

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7-20

1945 Moody Blues John Lodge born…    1947 Carlos Santana born…   1956 Sex Pistols Paul Cook born…   1963 Soundgarden's Chris Cornell born…   1964 Beatles release Something New in US…   1966 Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard born…   1970 Jefferson Airplane releases Long John Silver...   1973 Genesis releases Genesis Live...   1975 Steve Van Zandt joins Springsteen's E Street Band…   1976 Allman Brothers Band road manager Scooter Herring draws 75 year sentence in drug conviction after trial Gregg Allman appeared as prosecution witness in.  He is released after serving 30 months…   1986 Van Halen's manager is beaten in a Dallas hotel elevator… 2017 Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington hangs himself...   2017 Guns N' Roses plays the Apollo Theater in New York...

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7-19

1947 Eagles Bernie Leadon and Queen's Brian May born…   1948 Grateful Dead's Keith Godchaux born …   1952 Lynyrd Skynyrd's Allen Collins born…    1953 Triumph's Ric Emmett born…   1965 Bob Dylan releases Like A Rolling Stone…   1972 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards arrested after altercation with photographer…   1976 Deep Purple splits   1994 Stones do surprise club warm-up date for US tour...  2010 Mike Campbell collapses from heat exhaustion during Tom Petty Cleveland concert...

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7-18

1929 Screamin' Jay Hawkins born…   1938 Ian Stewart born…   1939 Brian Auger born…   1945 Animals Danny McCullough born…   1962 Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers Jack Irons born…   1968 Grateful Dead release Anthem Of The Sun…   1969 Doors release Soft Parade...   1970 Pink Floyd does free Hyde Park concert…   1976 Heart releases Magic Man…   2010 Extreme heat and humidity sickens Mike Campbell, who collapses during Tom Petty Cleveland concert. Returns to do 3 songs after a 10 minute delay. Detroit concert scheduled for 7/20 gets postponed   2015 Bruce Springsteen joins Joe Gruschecky ofor a 15 song set at Jersey's Wonder Bar...

 

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7-17

1942 Spencer Davis born…   1949 Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler born…    1952 Doobie Brothers Chet McCracken born…    1967 Jimi Hendrix opens for the Monkees in New York…    1968 Yellow Submarine premiers…    1979 Gary Moore leaves Thin Lizzy in the middle of US tour…    1996 Animals bass player and early Jimi Hendrix manager Chas Chandler dies…    2009 Paul McCartney does first concert at Citi Field, Shea Stadium's replacement, and is joined by Billy Joel on I Saw her Standing There…    2011 Bruce Springsteen performs a 45 minute tribute set to Clarence Clemons at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park…    2011 High winds cause stage collapse during Cheap Trick set at Ottawa Blues Festival. Band escapes injury, but crew member seriously injured and equipment destroyed…

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7-16

1952 Stewart Copeland of the Police born   1966 Cream forms   1974 Neil Young releases On The Beach   1982 Billy Idol releases Billy Idol   1982 Warren Zevon releases The Envoy  1980 No Nukes movie premiers in New York   1981 Harry Chapin dies of heart attack after his car crashes on Long Island Expressway   1996 Former Styx member John Panozzo dies of stomach hemorrhage   1996 Who open a week of dates at Madison Square Garden with Quadrophenia   2010 Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith throws out ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park before Rangers play Red Sox   2011 Jon Lord of Deep Purple and Whitesnake dies in London a year after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 2014 Johnny Winter dies in Zurich, Switzerland hotel while on European tour 
 

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7-15

1948 Lynyrd Skynyrd's Artimus Pyle born   1949 Trevor Horn of Yes born   1952 .38 Special's Jeff Carlisi born   1956 Joe Satriani born   1958 John Lennon's mother dies after being struck by a car   1989 Pink Floyd plays on floating stage in Venice, Italy   1994 Phil Collins announces he will divorce his wife, Jill   1994 Pink Floyd does Dark Side Of The Moon in concert in Detroit. First performance of the album in 20 years   1998 Joey Kramer of Aerosmith suffers burns when his Ferrari catches fire at a gas station   2008 John Mellencamp releases Life, Death, Love & Freedom   2009 Paul McCartney plays from the marquee of the Ed Sullivan theater before appearance on David Letterman Show   2010 Joe Perry slightly injured when a car hits the Aerosmith guitarist’s motorcycle from behind near Boston   2011 Charlie Gilmour, son of the Pink Floyd guitarist and Polly Samson, sentenced to 16 months in jail for actions during violent student protests late in 2010   2016 Guns N' Roses detained at Canadian border after a gun is found on tour bus

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7-14

1973 Byrds Clarence White stuck and killed by car, Palmdale, CA   1978 Talking Heads release More Songs About Buildings & Food   1984 Aerosmith members mix it up on stage in Springfield, Illinois   1987 Steve Miller gets star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame   1996 John Fogerty sues Creedence members for using a sound-a-like vocalist   2007 Genesis concert in Rome draws 500,000   2009 From The Outside - Doors documentary released  2009 Robin Trower releases What Lies Beneath   2011 Appearance by Paul McCartney with Bruce Springsteen cut short at Hard Rock Calling festival in London out of fear of curfew penalty    2016 Bono safe in restaurant during truck terror attack outside it in Nice, France
 

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7-13

1942 Byrds Roger McGuinn born   1942 J Geils band's Steven Bladd born   1973 Bob Dylan releases Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid    1973 Grateful Dead release Bear's Choice   1973 Queen releases Queen    1979 Disco Demolition Night trigger riot at Comiskey Park in Chicago   1985 David Crosby plays Live Aid Concert in Philadelphia while free on appeal and jumps bond after show   1993 Dickey betts arrested in Saratoga Springs, NY after assault allegation from wife is phoned in   1993 Geddy Lee of Rush sings Canadian Anthem at All Star Game in Baltimore   2004 Jimmy Buffett releases License To Chill   2013 Rolling Stones play Hyde Park

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7-12

1943 Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie born   1949 Asia, Family, King Crimson, Uriah Heep, UK’s John Wetton born   1953 KISS Eric Carr born    1970 Janis Joplin does first concert with Full Tilt Boogie Band   1982 Def Leppard adds Phil Collen   1983 Traffic's Chris Wood dies of liver failure  1996 Eden Fest concert features Bush & Live plus dozens of other acts at Mosport Park in Toronto    1997 1,555 set Guinness world record playing Beatles Twist & Shout on guitar in Nashville   1997 Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Keidis fractures wrist in LA motorcycle crash   2009 Cheap Trick members visit Veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center before Washington, DC concert

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7-11

1959 Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora born   1969 David Bowie releases Space Oddity   1969 Rolling Stones release Honky Tonk Woman   1979 Neil Young movie Rust Never Sleeps has premier in LA   1989 Bob Weir and Mickey Hart testify for rainforest preservation before US congress   1992 Jerry Garcia neckties go on sale at Bloomingdales   1995 Mike Mills of REM has emergency intestinal surgery, European tour delayed   1997 Neil Young does un announced acoustic set at HORDE tour stop in Mountainview, California   2006 Rolling Stones open European leg of Bigger Bang Tour   2010 Jimmy Buffett does free concert on Gulf Shores, Alabama beach to boost tourism in aftermath of BP oil spill

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7-10

1949 Elf, Black Sabbath, Rainbow and Heaven & Hell's Ronnie James Dio born   !949 Kim Mitchell born   1968 Eric Clapton announces Cream will break-up following fall Farewell tour   1974 David Bowie records David Live during two nights at Philadelphia's Tower Theater   1978 Bill Wyman knocked out in fall off the stage during a Rolling Stones concert in St. Paul MN   1986 Jerry Garcia goes into a diabetic coma and is hospitalized 3 weeks   1993 Bob Seger marries Juanita in Detroit   1997 Chrissie Hynde marries a Columbian sculptor   2010 Roger Waters and David Gilmour perform together for fist time in 5 years   2016 Joe Perry collapses during Hollywood Vampires concert at Coney Island after suffering an apparent heart attack

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7-9

1946 AC/DC's Bon Scott born   1959 Simple Mind's Jim Kerr born   1971 Jim Morrison buried in Paris   1972 Paul McCartney  & Wings debut in France   1981 Def Leppard releases High & Dry    1986 Billy Joel releases The Bridge   1995 Grateful Dead do last concert with Jerry Garcia, Chicago     1998 Authorities issue arrest warrant for Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots after failure to appear in LA on drug charge   2009 Jimmy Buffet rides in Lance Armstrong team car during Tour De France leg near Barcelona, Spain   2010 Carlos Santana proposes marriage to drummer during his Chicago concert    2017 Stevie Nicks joins Tom Petty on Stop Draggin' My Heart Around during Heartbreakers Hyde Park concert

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7-8

1944 Jai Johnny Johanson of the Allman Brothers Band born   1970 Queen forms   1971 Mott The Hoople fans get rowdy at Royal Albert Hall leading to temporary ban on Rock concerts   1972 Emerson, Lake & Palmer, J Geils Band, Humble Pie, Faces play for 200,000 at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania   1984 Bono joins Bob Dylan and Van Morrison on stage at Wembley Stadium   2005 Live 8 concerts includes Pink Floyd reunion at London show   2006 Bronze plaque on Bon Scott's grave stolen 5 months after being unveiled   2014 Ace Frehley releases Space Invader   2014 TedNugent releases Shut Up & Jam   2018 Carlos Santana joins Eric Clapton on High Time We Went during EC's Hyde Park set

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7-7

1940 Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) born   1945 Argent and Kinks members Jim Rodford born   1968 Yardbirds do last concert, Luton, England   1977 Elvis Costello & The Attractions make live debut   1977 Rainbow releases On Stage    1977 Styx releases Grand Illusion1977 Rainbow releases On Stage    1977 Styx releases Grand Illusion   1980 last Led Zeppeilin concert staged in West Berlin   1988 MTV rejects Neil Young video for This Note's For You   1995 Rod Stewart tour jet makes emergency landing after hitting a bird   2007 Live Earth concerts staged in 7 countries   2010 Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono join Ringo Starr during Radio City Music Hall concert on his 70th birthday

 

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7-6

1942 Jefferson Airplane/Starship's Marty Balin born   1949 Santana's Michael Shrieve born   1952 REO Speedwagon's Jesse Harms born   1957 John Lennon meets Paul McCartney   1964 Hard Day's Night premiers in London   1965 Jefferson Airplane forms   1981 Pat Benatar releases Precious Time   1987 Grateful Dead releases In The Dark    1987 Neil Young releases Life  1993 U2 releases Zooropa   2010 Bob Weir delayed at Canadian border over arrests when he was with the Grateful Dead   2016 Steven Adler reunites with Guns N' Roses for two songs during Cincinnati concert

 

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1943 The Band’s Robbie Robertson born   1966 Animals bass player Chas Chandler convinces Jimi Hendrix to go to London after Greenwich Village club show   1969 Rolling Stones do Hyde Park tribute to Brian Jones    1975 Pink Floyd debuts Wish You Were Here at Knebworth    2006 Syd Barrett dies in seclusion decades after leaving Pink Floyd  2009 Beatles & Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein dies of Alzheimers Disease in New York CIty   2010 Sold-out Furthur concert at Shelburne Museum near Burlington, VT canceled over security concerns   

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1948 Fleetwood Mac’s Jeremy Spencer born   1955 John Waite born   1958 INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly born   1963 Counting Crows bass player Matt Mailey born   1969 Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Johnny Winter, Blood Sweat & Tears and Chck berry play Atlanta Pop Festival   1982 Ozzy Osbourne marries his manager, Sharon Arden   1987 Doobie Brothers, Santana, Bonnie Raitt and James Taylor play Moscow   2005 Elton John does a free concert in Philadelphia     2009 Foo Fighters play the White House lawn before the DC fireworks display

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7-3

1948 Little Feat's Paul Barrere born   1959 Ratt's Steven Pearcy born   1968 Doors release Waiting For The Sun   1969 Led Zeppelin and Jeff Beck play Newport Folk Festival   1969 Former Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones found dead in the swimming pool of his home   1971 Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead in Paris apartment   1973 Jeff Beck guests with David Bowie at London show ending Ziggy Stardust tour   1975 Allman Brothers Band releases Win, Lose Or Draw   1980 Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg separate   1981 Doors members gather at Jim Morrison's grave site on 10th anniversary of his death   1982 John Mellencamp does free concert for 20,000 volunteers filling sandbags to stem flooding in Ft. Wayne, Indiana   2013 Martin acoustic guitar played by Jimmy Page auctioned for nearly $40,000  2013 Lock of Mick Jagger's hair sells for close to $%,500 in London charity auction   2014 Remastered, expanded editions of Led Zeppelin I, II & III released

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7-2

1949 E Street Band's Roy Bittan born  debuts 1980 Bob Weir & Mickey Hart of Grateful Dead arrested for obstructing drug bust in San Diego   1981 Foreigner releases Foreigner IV   1991 Axl Rose triggers riot when he jumps into St. Louis concert crowd to go after a fan with a camera during Guns N' Roses concert   1982 Elvis Costello releases Imperial Ballroom   1991 Tom Petty releases Into The Great Wide Open   2005 Live 8 Concerts staged in several countries   2009 Robert Plant in a car accident in North London   2014 Styx & Foreigner tour buses catch fire in Philadelphia parking the day before the lot before Let Freedom Rock concert at Susquehana Bank Park

 

 

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1915 Willie Dixon born   1939 Delaney Bramlett born   1946 Blondie’s Deborah Harry born   1965 John Lennon publishes  A Spaniard In The Works   1968 John Lennon’s first art exhibit opens in London 1968 Band releases Music From Big Pink   1970 Doors release Absolutely Live   1972 Doobie Brothers release Toulouse Street   1   1976 Peter Frampton cracks ribs in fall from stage during Hartford, Connecticut concert   1981 Steppenwolf’s John Morey killed in car wreck   2009 Aerosmith cancels Ohio concert on short notice, the first in a series of canceled shows on the ill-fated tour that would end with Steven Tyler falling off the stage in Sturgis, SD in August

 

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6-30

1971 Fillmore West closes in San Francisco…  1975 Gregg Allman and Cher marry (over in 10 days) …  1987 Joe Walsh release Got Any Gum? …   1994 Members of Pearl Jam testify against Ticketmaster before Congress…   1997 Aerosmith opens Nine Lives tour in Orchard Beach, Maine…   2009 Levon Helm releases Electric Dirt, Joey Kramer publishes his autobiography… 2009 U2 opens 360 tour in Barcelona…    2014 Roger Daltrey & Pete Townshend announce tour, album and play acoustic at Ronnie Scott's Club in London 

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6-29

1948 Deep Purple’s Ian Paice born…   1953 Colin Hay of Men At Work born…   1968 Pink Floyd does a free concert in Hyde Park…   1969 Denver Pop Festival closes at Mile High Stadium with sets from Joe Cocker, Three Dog Night, and the finals performance by the Jimi Hendrix Experience... 1973 Ian Gillan quits Deep Purple following a concert in Japan…   1975 Tim Buckley dies of an overdose in Santa Monica, CA…   1978 Peter Frampton suffers a broken arm and ribs in a car crash in the Bahamas…   1979 Little Feat’s Lowell George dies of a heart attack…   1996 The Who perform Quadrophenia with Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan in Hyde Park…   1997 Mike McCready of Pearl Jam breaks his collar bone diving for an Eddie Vedder line drive in a softball game…   2000 Ron Wood announces he has entered rehab…   2005 Bruce Springsteen treats airport employees to an acoustic set at 2am while his tour plane refuels in Iceland…   2010 Robert Plant joins Los Lobos at Taste of Chicago... 2016 Bass player Rob Wasserman (Neil Young, Ratdog, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello) dies at 64

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6-28

1946 Gilda Radner born…     1969 Day two (of three) Denver Pop Festival at Mile High Stadium, sets from Poco, Johnny Winter, Tim Buckley, Creedence Clearwater Revival...  1974 Elton John releases Caribou   1984 Bruce Springsteen films video for Dancing In The Dark with Courtney Cox…   1988 Steven Tyler marries Aerosmith costume designer Terressa Barri…   1990 Allman brothers Band releases Seven Turns…   1994 Rolling Stones premier Voodoo lounge after Reds Astros game at the Astrodome in Houston…   1996 KISS open reunion tour in Detroit…   2009 Bruce Springsteen’s 2 hour 40 minute set costs Glastonbury festival organizers a curfew penalty…  2010 Robert Plant sings in bar of the James Hotel in Chicago   2014 Butch Trucks of the Allman brothers joins ZZ Top on Tush in Nimes, France   2015 Chris Squire of Yes dies of cancer...  

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6-27

1969 Denver Pop Festival opens at Mile High Stadium with sets from The Flock, Three Dog Night, Iron Butterfly and Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention...     1971 Allman Brothers, J. Geils Band and Mountain do last concert at Fillmore East in New York   1974 Grateful Dead release From The Mars Hotel   1978 Perter Gabriel II released   1989 Don Henley releases End Of The Innocence   1989 Who perform Rock opera Tommy in New York for first time in 17 years   1991 Carlos Santana busted in Houston airport, charged with holding a small amount of marijuana   1994 Aerosmith becomes first major band to offer song download through Compuserve   2002 John Entwhistle dies in a Las Vegas hotel the night before a Who tour opens   2009 Paul McCartney makes surprise appearance at Glastonbury Festival, joining Neil Young on A Day In The Life 2009 Eddie van Halen marries Jane Liszewski in LA    2014 Bobby Womack dies of a heart attack

 

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1957 Mick Jones of the Clash born…   1957 Patti Smyth of Scandal born…    1964 Beatles release A Hard Day’s Night in the US…   1973 Mick Jagger named in a maternity suit filed by Marsha Hunt…   1974 Bad Company releases self titled debut   1976 Grateful Dead release Steal Your Face…   1979 Queen releases Live Killers…   1992 Van Halen sued by an Oklahoma family whose home phone number was the same as the one used on the cover of For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album…   1996 Van Halen announces David Lee Roth will rejoin the band…    2012 20 year old that attended party Bob Seger’s 16 year old daughter threw at Bob’s house while her father was on tour turns himself in for stealing several items including his 1978 Les Paul guitar… 2014 Like A Rolling Stone lyrics sell for $2 million in Sotheby’s auction... 2017 U2's Adam Clayton gets MusiCares Award in New York City...

 

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1945 Carly Simon born…   1946 Blue Oyster Cult’s Allen Lanier born…   1946 Foreigner & King Crimson veteran Ian McDonald born…   1952 Tim Finn of Crowded House born…   1967 Eric Clapton guests on All You Need Is Love during a Beatles world-wide live broadcast of the song…   1969 Mick Taylor does his first show as a member of the Rolling Stones…   1970 Jimi Hendrix releases Band Of Gypsys   1971 Supertramp releases Indeilibly Stamped   1976 Alice Cooper releases Go To Hell   1984 Patti Scialfa joins the E Street Band…   1988 Red Hot Chili Pepper Hillel Slovak dies of heroin overdose in LA... 1993 Bruce Springsteen a surprise guest on the final David Letterman Show on NBC…   2009 Michael Jackson dies in LA…   2016 Colts owner Jim Irsay pays $155,750 for locks of David Bowie's hair and a custom made Prince guitar

 

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6-24

1942 Drummer Mick Fleetwood born…   1944 Traffic’s Chris Wood born…   1945 Zombie’s Colin Blunstone born…   1948 Yes and Moody Blues member Patrick Moraz born…   1949 John Illsey of Dire Straits born…   1952 Jeff Beck born…   1967 Jeff Cease of the Black Crowes born…   1980 Jackson Browne releases Hold Out   1995 Neil Young fills in for Eddie Vedder after the Pearl Jam front man is unable to continue a San Francisco concert due to the flu…   2009 Big Brother & the Holding Company release lost recordings featuring Janis Joplin... 2011 Glastonbury festival security prevents a group from inflating a sign protesting that U2 are Irish tax evaders for moving their business operations to the Netherlands during the band’s set…   2016 Billy Joel joins tribute band Big Shot on three songs during Huntington, NY show

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6-23

1941 Jerry Garcia writing partner Robert Hunter born…   1972 Jethro Tull releases Living In The Past   1975 Alice Cooper breaks 6 ribs when he fall off the stage during a Vancouver concert…   1980 Rolling Stones release Emotional Rescue…    2010 Gregg Allman gets a liver transplant…   2009 Spinal Tap releases Back From The Dead   2010 Pete Quaife of the Kinks dies of kidney failure…  2010 Gregg Allman undergoes liver transplant in Jacksonville, Florida    2016 Jury sides with Led Zeppelin members in suit claiming Stairway To Heaven melody was lifted from Taurus, a Spirit instrumental released two years earlier

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1936 Kris Kristofferson born…   1948 Todd Rundgren born…   1968 Jeff Beck Group does first US concert at the Fillmore East…   1969 Blind Faith releases self-titled and only studio album…   1970 Pete Townshend detained after using the word ‘bomb’ in describing something while on a plane…   1978 Cream reunites at Ginger Baker’s polo club…   1981 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty in shooting of John Lennon…   1990 Billy Joel headlines the first concert at Yankee Stadium…   2009 Styx members visit the White House…   2010 Bruce Springsteen releases previous year's Hyde Park concert on DVD...   2010 Ozzy Osburne release Let Me Hear You Scream

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6-21

1944 Ray Davies of the Kinks born…   1947 Joey Molland of Badfinger born…   1950 Joey Kramer of Aerosmith born…   1951 Nils Lofgren of the E Street band born…   1966 Rolling Stones sue New York City hotels for banning the group…   1972 Led Zeppelin opens 8th US tour…   1975 Ritchie Blackmore leaves Deep Purple to form Rainbow…  1979 Rolling Stones (ex) Mick Taylor releases "Mick Taylor" four years after leaving band    1980 Sammy Hagar releases Danger Zone    1981 Walter Becker and Donald Fagen announce the end for Steely Dan…      1990 Bono joins David Bowie on stage in Cleveland on a version of Gloria…   1994 John Mellencamp releases Dance Naked…   1995 Dan Rather of CBS News sings during REM soundcheck in new York on What’s The Frequency Kenneth? …   2009 Joey Kramer of Aerosmith invites 20 wounded veterans to his birthday party when Aerosmith plays Washington…    2011 Bruce Springsteen eulogizes Clarence Clemons and does a sole version of Tenth Avuenue Freeze-Out at a memorial service in South Florida…

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1942 Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys born   1955 Van Halen's Michael Anthony born   1969 Davie Bowie records Space Oddity in London   1969 Grateful Dead release Aoxomoxoa   1974 Bob Dylan releases Before The Flood   1975 Neil Young releases Tonight’s The Night   1977 Steve Winwood releases self-titled solo   1978 Foreigner releases Double Vision   1983 Joe Walsh releases You Bought It, You Name It   1988 Steve Winwood releases Roll With It   1987 Boston plays Texas Jam - first concert in 8 years   1996 Eric Clapton appears with opera legend Pavorotti in Florence Italy benefit for Bosnian refugees   1996 Grateful Dead members appear together for first time since Jerry Garcia's     1998 Green Day's Mike Dirnt suffers skull fracture after being hit by bottle wielded by Third Eye Blind's Arion Salazar in Irvine California concert    2006 Heart Of Gold, movie about Neil Young released on DVD
 

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1951 Heart's Ann Wilson born    1963 AC/DC's Simon Wright born  1967 Paul McCartney admits to having taken LSD on the BBC    Clarence White of the Byrds dies after being hit by a car in California   1976 Blue Oyster Cult releases Agents Of Fortune    1984 Bruce Springsteen sells out 6 Meadowlands Arena shows in 24 hours   1988 Van Halen headlines "Monsters Of Rock" tour, Rich Stadium   Theater   1990 John Hiatt releases "Stolen Moments"  2007 Bon Jovi releases "Lost Highway"   2007 Sammy Hagar releases "Livin' It Up In St. Louis" DVD   2009 Rigging collapse forces cancellation of next night's Alice Cooper concert at Spartak Stadium in Novosibirsk, Russia

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1942 Paul McCartney born…   1967 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes US concert debut at the Monterey Pop Festival…   1973 Joe Walsh releases The Smoker You Are The Player You Get   1976 Rod Stewart releases A Night On The Town   1977 Johnny Rotten  stabbed by someone upset over the Sex Pistols song God Save The Queen...   1980 Blues Brothers movie open   1987 Bruce Springsteen separates from Julianne Phillip     1991 Cream drummer Ginger Baker and Alex Van Halen honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame     2009 Crosby, Stills & Nash inducted into Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame   2010 John Lennon’s hand written lyrics to A Day In The Life auctioned for $1.2 million   2018 Bruce Springsteen joins Tangiers Blues Band on 4 songs at reopening of Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ 

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1947 Journey's (Santana) Greg Rolie (keyboards) born, (leaves 4/81 replaced by Johnathan Caine)  1951 Joe Piscopo born   1964 Kinks arrive in U.S. for first tour   1972 Ron Pigpen McKernan's last concert with Grateful Dead,  Hollywood Bowl (Dies 3/8/73)     1978 Jefferson Starship's Grace Slick unable to sing (alcohol), fans riot in Hamburg Germany, Slick leaves band - rejoins 3/81   1985 Sting releases "Dream Of The Blue Turtle"    1994 OJ Simpson arrested in murder of wife Nicole after low speed pursuit of white Bronco on LA roads   2005 James Gang reunite in Cleveland for a club date  2009 Buddy Guy joins Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood for Drowning On Dry Land and Sweet Home Chicago, United Center, Chicago   2009 Billy Joel and Katie Lee Joel announce they are ending their 5 year marriage

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6-16

1965 Bob Dylan records Like A Rolling Stone   1967 Monterey Pop Festival opens   1969 Steve Miller Band releases Brave New World   1982 James Honeyman Scott of the Pretenders dies of overdose   1995 Pearl Jam opens tour bypassing Ticketmaster   1998 Little Feat releases Under The Radar, Van Morrison releases Philosopher's Stone, Ringo Starr releases Vertical Man   2007 Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster get married in Italy

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6-15

1941 Harry Nilsson born   1951 Steve Walsh of Kansas born   1978 Bob Dylan releases Street Legal   1979 Dire Straits releases Communique   1982 Steve Miller releases Abracadabra     1986 U2, Peter Gabriel, Sting & Lou Reed play Amnesty International concert at Giants Stadium   1987 Pink Floyd uses 800 beds to shoot cover for Momentary Lapse of Reason album cover   1992 Bruce Springsteen opens first tour without the E Street Band in Stockholm   1993 Eric Clapton and BB King play Apollo Theater in Harlem   1993 Neil Young Unplugged released   1996 KISS does first concert since 1983  1998 REM plays outside the Capitol to protest US China policy 2010 Tom Petty releases Mojo   2010 Steve Miller Band releases Bingo   2010 John Mellencamp releases On The Rural Route 7609 box set    2016 Jimmy Page testifies in Led Zeppelin copyright infringement case over Stairway To Heaven melody

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6-14

1949 Alan White of Yes born 1963 Chris Degarmo of Queensryche born   1970 Derek & The Dominos play first concert  1970 Grateful Dead release Workingman's Dead    1970 A $100,000 block long billboard goes up in Times Square promoting Grand Funk Railroad’s new album    1972 300 gate crashers tear gassed at Grateful Dead Tucson concert    1974 David Bowie opens Diamond Dogs tour in Montreal   1975 Frampton Comes Alive recorded at Winterland in San Francisco   1983 Police release Synchronicity   1986 Fan stabbed to death at Ozzy Osbourne concert in Long Beach, CA   1991 Foreigner releases Unusual Heat  2016 Trial opens in copyright suit claiming a key part of the Stairway To Heaven melody was lifted from the Spirit instrumental Taurus   2016 Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice suffers mild stroke during European tour

 

 

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1969 Mick Taylor joins the Rolling Stones   1977 Neil Young releases American Stars & Bars    1980 Pat Benatar plays before Phillies game, dances with mascot   1983 Stevie Ray Vaughan releases Texas Flood    1988 Jethro Tull releases 20th anniversary box set   1991 Van Halen releases For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge   1995 Jimmy Buffett releases Margaritaville Café Late Night Gumbo   2006 Billy Joel releases 12 Gardens, collection recorded during Madison Square Garden concerts

 

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6-12

1951 Boston’s Brad Delp born   1951 Cheap Trick’s Bun E Carlos (Brad Carlson) born   1952 Pretenders Pete Farndon born   1968 Blues Travelers Bobby Sheehan born   1976 John Lennon releases Somewhere In New York City   1977 Kenny Wayne Shepherd born   1982 Bruce Springsteen headlines No Nukes Concert in New York City  1990 Bad Company releases Holy Water    2007 Rolling Stones release A Bigger Bang 4 DVD set   2007 Neil Young’s wife Pegi releases her debut album   2011 Clarence Clemons suffers a stroke at his south Florida home

 

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1949 ZZ Top’s Frank Beard born   1965 Rolling Stones release Got It Live If You Want It   1971 Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys badly injures hand when it breaks a window   1978 Rolling Stones release Some Girls   1979 Paul McCartney releases Back To The Egg   1982 Eddie Money releases No Control   1983 Alex Van Halen marries Valerie Kendall in LA   1988 Dire Straits plays at Nelson Mandela tribute at Wembley Stadium   2002 Paul McCartney marries Heather Mills   2007 Genesis opens Turn It On Again tour in Finland  2010 Ozzy Osbourne makes Longest Scream world record attempt at Dodgers game   U2 does an invitation only concert at the Apollo Theater in New York City

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1941 Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience born   1944 Move’s Rick Price born   1966 Janis Joplin plays with Big Brother & The Holding Company for the first time at the Avalon Ballroom   1971 Jethro Tull concert at Red Rocks in Colorado disrupted by rowdy fans. Police use tear gas   1972 Clash members arrested after painting band’s name on a London building   1975 Eagles release One Of These Nights   1981 Asia forms   1983 Stevie Nicks releases The Wild Heart   1983 Kinks release State Of Confusion    1985 U2 releases Wide Awake In America    1985 Talking Heads release Little Creatures   2007 World Hunger Organization gives Jackson Browne award in New York City   2016 Rod Stewart knighted in Buckingham Palace ceremony   2018 Billy Joel gives Bruce Springsteen the Lifetime Achievement award at the Tony Awards in New York. Bruce later performs a My Hometown segment from his Springsteen On Broadway show   

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6-9

1941 Deep Purple’s Jon Lord born   1969 Brian Jones leaves the Rolling Stones, drowns one month later   1970 Bob Dylan gets honorary degree during Princeton graduation   1972 Bruce Springsteen signs with Columbia Records   1978 Rolling Stones release Some Girls   1978 Moody Blues release Octave   1986 Genesis releases Invisible Touch   1989 Jimmy Page and Les Paul play together during Paul’s 72nd birthday at the Hard Rock Café in New York   1992 Ozzy Osbourne opens his No More Tours tour in Portland, OR   1998 Allman Brothers Band release Mycology, John Fogerty releases Premonition  2017 The Edge receives 2017 Les Paul Spirit Award before U2 take stage at Bonnaroo Festival  2018 Paul McCartney does unannounced concert at Liverpool's Philharmonic Club

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1944 Boz Scaggs (William Boyce Scaggs) born   1974 Rick Wakeman leaves Yes   1985 Bob Dylan releases Empire Burlesque   1991 Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa marry in Beverly Hills   1998 Surviving Beatles sing Let It Be during memorial service for Linda McCartney in London church   2013  Fire Marshall shuts down Tom Petty concert at Fonda Theater in Hollywood due to overcrowding    2018 Early Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan dies at 68

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1966 Stone Temple Pilots Eric Kretz born   1969 Blind Faith does its only London concert in Hyde Park    1979 Chuck Berry plays on the White House lawn   1982 Graceland opens to the public in Memphis 5 years after Elvis Presley dies   1993 Prince changes his name to a symbol   1993 Rock Hall Of Fame groundbreaking in Cleveland   1994 Stone Temple Pilots release Purple  1994 Stevie Nicks releases Street Angel   1997 Iggy Pop dislocates shoulder in stage dive during Columbus, Ohio concert when no one catches him   2007 Jackson Browne inducted into Songwriters Hall Of Fame      2007 Paul McCartney does club concert in London, Jeff Beck and David Gilmour attend

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1960 Steve Vai born   1962 Beatles audition for EMI Records   1969 Rod Stewart signs solo contract with mercury Records while still in the Jeff Beck Group   1971 John Lennon & Yoko join Frank Zappa on stage during Mothers of Invention concert at Fillmore East   1978 Cars release debut   1989 Paul McCartney releases Flowers In The Dirt   1987 Heart releases Bad Animals   1989 Stevie Ray Vaughan In Step released   1989 Queen releases The Miracle   1998 Chris Robinson of Black Crowes gets in brawl with two men at Sunset Marquis Hotel bar in LA   2006 Cheap Trick releases Rockford    2016 Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield do the national anthem before game 4 of the Stanley Cup in San Jose 

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