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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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7-1

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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6-29

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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6-26

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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6-25

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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6-22

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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6-20

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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6-19

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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6-18

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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6-17

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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6-13

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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6-11

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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6-10

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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6-8

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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6-7

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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6-6

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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6-5

1968 Robert Kennedy gunned down in LA. Rolling Stones write Sympathy For The Devil and Stephen Stills writes Long Time Gone the following day   1977 Alice Cooper’s boa constrictor dies after being bitten by a rat it was being fed   1979 Eric Clapton attends BB King’s wedding to Marva Jean Brooks, 39 years younger than BB   1982 Heart releases Private Audition     1992 Allman Brothers Band releases An Evening With…   2007 Paul McCartney releases memory Almost Full   Elton John entertains at Rush Limbaugh's 4th wedding, Palm Beach   2010 Producer Daniel Lanois seriously injured in motorcycle crash in LA

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6-4

1953 Wings, Thunderclap Newman and Stone The Crows guitarist Jimmy McCulloch born   1955 Danny Brown of The Fixx born   1959 Bob Dylan (Zimmerman) graduates from Hibbing Minnesota high school   1963 Dave Matthews Band’s Stefan Lessard born   1964 Beatles open first European tour in Denmark   1966 Pete Quaife of the Kinks breaks his foot in a car wreck   1967 Procol Harum makes live debut opening for Jimi Hendrix at the Seville Theater   1984 Bruce Springsteen releases Born In The U.S.A.   1986 U2, Peter Gabriel, Sting open Amnesty International Tour in San Francisco   1989 Ozzy Osbourne donates $15,000 to AIDS research   1993 Kurt Cobain jailed after police break-up a disturbance with his wife over his gun collection   1996 Metallica performs outside of record stores in San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento the day Load is released   1997 Faces veteran Ronnie Lane dies of MS   2017 Gregg Allman laid to rest near his brother and Berry Oakley at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, GA
 

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6-3

1942 Curtis Mayfield born   1944 Michael Clarke of the Byrds born   1946 Ian Hunter born   1950 Suzi Quatro born   1952 Billy Powell of Lynyrd Skynyrd born   1964 Ringo Starr collapses, hospitalized with acute tonsillitis   1970 Ray Davies flies from New York to London to change ‘Coca’ to ‘Cherry’ Cola in the Kinks song Lola   1972 Rolling Stones open Exile On main Street tour   1977 Bob Marley releases Exodus   1979 Cars release candy O   1981 Phil Collins releases Face Value   1994 Eddie Vedder marries Beth Liebing in Rome   1995 U2 signs 6 album $60 million deal   1998 Falling plaster during a Van Halen concert in Hamburg, Germany injures Eddie Van Halen, some dates cancelled   1997 John Fogerty releases Blue Moon Swamp   1997 Pat Benatar releases Innamorata   1998 1,683 guitarists set new Guinness record by playing Smoke On The Water in Kansas City   2009 Blues great Koko Taylor Dies   2010 Paul McCartney awarded Gershwin Popular Song award, performs in East Room of the White House

 

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6-2

1941 Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones born   1942 Curtis Mayfield born   1944 Michael Clarke of the Byrds born   1946 Ian Hunter born   1950 Suzi Quatro born   1952 Billy Powell of Lynyrd Skynyrd born   1964 Rolling Stones do first US concert at Manning Bowl, a high school football field in Lynn, MA   1964 Ringo Starr collapses, hospitalized with acute tonsillitis   1967 Beatles relese Sargeant Pepper album in the US (May 26 UK release) 1970 Ray Davies flies from New York to London to change ‘Coca’ to ‘Cherry’ Cola in the Kinks song Lola   1972 Rolling Stones open Exile On main Street tour   1977 Bob Marley releases Exodus   1979 Cars release candy O   1981 Phil Collins releases Face Value   1994 Eddie Vedder marries Beth Liebing in Rome   1995 U2 signs 6 album $60 million deal   1998 Falling plaster during a Van Halen concert in Hamburg, Germany injures Eddie Van Halen, some dates cancelled   1997 John Fogerty releases Blue Moon Swamp   1997 Pat Benatar releases Innamorata   1998 1,683 guitarists set new Guinness record by playing Smoke On The Water in Kansas City   2009 Blues great Koko Taylor Dies   2010 Paul McCartney awarded Gershwin Popular Song award, performs in East Room of the White House

 

 

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6-1

1947 Rolling Stones and Faces Ron Wood born   1951 Triumph's Mike Levine born    1964 Rolling Stones arrive in New York for first US tour   1972 Eagles release self titled debut   1972 Pink Floyd starts recording Dark Side Of The Moon   1981 George Harrison releases Somewhere In England   1982 Rolling Stones release Still Life   1999 Napster makes online debut   2009 Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko One & Olivia Harrison attend announcement Beatles Rock Band game release   2009 Bruce Springsteen sells out 3 Giants Stadium concerts   2011 Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band stream live performance during press conference announcing European Tour

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5-31

 

1948 Led Zeppelin's John Bonham born   1995 Ted Nugent honored on Hollywood Walk Of Fame     1996 LSD pioneer Timothy Leary dies of cancer   2006 Pearl Jam records VH1 Storytellers session in front of a few hundred fans   2016 Jerry Garcia 'Wolf' guitar purchased for $2.5 million in auction to benefit Souther Poverty Law Center

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5-30

1968 Beatles start recording the White Album  1973 George Harrison releases Living In The Material World 1990 Midnight Oil protests Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska by performing outside Exxon corporate HQ in New York City on a flat bed truck   1992 Paul Simon & Edie Brickell marry  1997 Jeff Buckley drowns in Memphis   

2016 Ron Wood a father again at 68 as Sally Humphreys gives birth to twin girls   2015 Bono leaves waitress a $150 tip on a less than $20 meal at the Center Deli in LA and then gives the deli a shout-out on stage at the U2 Forum concert   

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5-29

 

1949 Procol Harum's Gary Brooker born   1955 Toto bassist Mike Porcaro born   1961 Melissa Etheridge born   1967 Oasis guitarist/singer Noel Gallagher   1969 Blues Travelers Can Kinchila born    1969 Crosby, Stills & Nash release debut album    1997 Jeff Buckley drowns while swimming in the Mississippi River near Memphis 2009    Producer Phil Spector sentenced to 19 - Life in 2003 murder of actress at his LA estate  2012 Bob Dylan awarded Medal of Freedom by President Obama during White House Ceremony  2012 Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker injured in fall, band cancels concert appearances

 

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5-28

1945 John Fogerty born     1969 Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful arrested on marijuana charges in London     1971 David & Angela Bowie son Duncan Zowie Bowie born     1976 Allman Brothers break up after Gregg testifies in trail against manager     1977 Bruce Springsteen settles long suit against manager Mike Appel   1983 Van Halen & Metallica headline US Festival, San Bernadino, California   1987 Ozzy gives flyers a version of Crazy Train on plane PA during Miami to Boston flight   1994 Eagles open Hell Freezes Over tour   1997 U2 concert in Raleigh, NC called off after severe thunderstorm destroys Jumbotron   2015 Pete Townshend honored as MisiCares Person of the Year

 

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5-27

 

1945 Bruce Cockburn born     1958 Split Enz & Crowded House Neil Finn born   1962 The Free Wheelin' Bob Dylan released     1975 Paul McCartney releases Venus & Mars     1987 U2 concert sets off earthquake alarms in Rome, Italy     1988 Van Halen, Metallica open Monsters Of Rock tour     1995 Rolling Stones start recording Stripped in Amsterdam     1997 Paul McCartney releases Flaming Pie   2015 Rolling Stones play a private birthday party for an HP exec's wife at Solana Beach, California club   2015 U2 road manager Dennis Sheehan dies of a heart attack in his Hollywood hotel room

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5-26

1940 The Band's Levon Helm born     1944 Mott The Hoople's Verden Allen born     1948 Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks born     1964 Lenny Kravitz born 1966 Bob Dylan plays Royal Albert Hall     1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono open Bed In For Peace in Montreal     1997 Bono meets with Bill Clinton at the White House   2017 Bono visits former President George W. Bush on his Texas ranch   2017 Eric Clapton honored with commander in the Order of Arts and Letters status by France    2017 Metallica's Lars Ulrich knighted in his native Denmark by its queen

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5-25

1948 Scorpions Klaus Meine born     1950 Kansas' Robby Steinhart born     1965 Dave Davies knocked out after falling onto drum kit during Kinks London concert     1982 Queen releases Hot Space     1990 Lou Gramm of Foreigner goes solo (rejoins in 1992)     1993 Jimmy Buffett releases Before The Beach     1996 Eric Clapton rescues guitars from burning London home     1999 Paul Stanley of KISS premiers as Phantom in Toronto Phantom Of The Opera production

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5-24

 

1941 Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) born     1947 Blue Oyster Cult's Al Bouchard born      1974 David Bowie releases Diamond Dogs   1982 Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, Traffic, Black Sabbath play benefit for Vietnam Veteran memorial   1988 Van Halen releases OU812      1990 Axl Rose & wife file for divorce less than a month after marrying     1991 Byrd's Gene Clark dies      1993 Rod Stewart releases Unplugged And Seated   1994 Jimmy Buffett releases Fruitcakes     1997 Bob Dylan hospitalized for bacterial infection

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5-23

1963 Elmore James dies after suffering heart attack     1969 The Who release Tommy     1970 Grateful Dead play UK for first time     1975 Last Genesis concert with Peter Gabriel     1979 Tom Petty declares bankruptcy in effort to resolve dispute with record company     1988 Kinks release The Road     1990 Nick Mason of Pink Floyd marries Annette Lynton     1995 Warren Zevon releases Mutineer     2006 Def Leppard releases Yeah, covers CD  2012 Elton hospitalized briefly in LA, suffering from respiratory infection
 

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5-22

 

1950 Elton John collaborator Bernie Taupin born     1965 Bob Dylan releases Bringin' It All Back Home     1966 Bruce Springsteen records his only single with the Castilles in Bricktown, NJ     1980 Jimi Hendrix gold album awards stolen from Electric Ladyland Studio in New York   1997 Fleetwood Mac reunite to record MTV special   2007 Ozzy Osbourne releases Black Rain   2010 Bono undergoes emergency back surgery in Munich, Germany, next US Leg of 360° tour delayed     2010 Clarence Clemons of E Street Band performs and gets degree during graduation at University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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5-21

1943 Animals Hilton Valentine born     1955 Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker's Stan Lynch born     1968 Rolling Stones Brian Jones arrested on marijuana charges in London apartment     1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young record Ohio in LA    1985 Joe Walsh releases The Confessor    1996 Soundgarden releases Down on The Upside     1997 USC Marching Band does Louie Louie with Stone Temple Pilots before San Diego concert 
 

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5-20

1944 Joe Cocker born     1949 Fabulous Thunderbirds Jimmy Vaughan born     1967 Jimi Hendrix signs recording contract     1968 Peter Cetera of Chicago beaten by fans at Dodger Stadium because of his long hair     1968 Pete Townshend marries Karen Astley     1970 Let It Be premiers in New York     1986 AC/DC releases Who Made Who   1995 Don Henley marries Sharon Summerall, Eagles, Springsteen, Sting, Bob Seger attend Malibu wedding     1998 Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan attend Frank Sinatra funeral     2006 Ozzy Osbourne plays Prince's Trust 30th anniversary concert in London     2009 Santana, Queen and KISS appear on season finale of American Idol   2012 Bee Gee Robin Gibb dies of cancer... 2015 Rolling Stones do a warm-up date for Zip Code tour for 1,000 in Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, FL, released on CD/DVD in 2017   2015 Foo Fighters guest on the final David Letterman Show
 

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1945 Who's Pete Townshend born    1949 ZZ Top's Dusty Hill born     1952 Joey Ramone born     1954 AC/DC's Phillip Rudd born    1972 Elton John releases Honky Chateau   1975 Elton John releases Captain Fantastic   1976 Billy Joel releases Turnstiles      1978 Kinks release Misfits     1997 Billy Joel delivers commencement address at Hofstra, gets honorary degree     2001 Eddie Van Halen reveals he is undergoing cancer treatment     2007 U2 does unannounced red carpet performance at Cannes Film Festival     2009 Drummer Liberty DeVito sues Billy Joel over royalties claim     2009 Mike McCready of Pearl Jam does National Anthem Hendrix style before Angels-Mariners game at SafeCo Field  2012 Mick Jagger hosts and is musical guest on Saturday Night Live

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1949 Rick Wakeman of Yes born     1968 Doors, Grateful Dead, Steve Miller, Jefferson Airplane play northern California Folk Rock Festival     1975 ZZ Top releases Fandango   1980 Yes replace Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman with Trevor Horn & Geoff Downs     1991 Elvis Costello plays Saturday Night Live     1993 Clay County Florida dedicates Ronnie Van Zant Park in honor of the late Lynyrd Skynyrd vocalist     1999 Jimmy Buffett releases Beach House On The Moon     2006 Beatles Apple Corp. loses trademark infringement case against Apple Computer     2007 Roger Waters opens US tour doing Dark Side Of The Moon during second set.

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5-17

 

1948 Yes & King Crimson's Bill Bruford born     1964 Pearl Jam's Dave Abbruzzese born     1971 Paul McCartney releases Ram     1975 Mick Jagger cuts hand in fall through restaurant window in New York     1976 Rainbow releases Rainbow Rising   1980 Peter Criss of KISS goes solo     1987 Tom Petty loses LA house to arson     1989 Doobie Brothers release Cycles     1989 Bill Wyman opens first Sticky Fingers restaurant    2017 Chris Cornell hangs himself after Soundgarden performs at the Fox Theater in Detroit

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5-16

1951 Jonathan Richman born     1966 Beach Boys release Pet Sounds     1969 John Lennon declared 'inadmissible immigrant' by State Department     1969 Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane arrested on drug charge in New Orleans hotel     1969 Pete Townshend jailed for hitting plain clothes cop who went on stage during Who Fillmore East concert to tell audience to evacuate due to a fire next door    1970 Who release Live At Leeds    1970 Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane busted on drug charge in Bloomington, Indiana hotel     1974 Queen cancels US tour when Brian May comes down with hepatitis     1975 Kinks release A Soap Opera     1978 Joe Walsh releases But Seriously, Folks   1986 Elvis Costello marries Caitlan O'Riordan of the Pogues      2010 Ronnie James Dio dies of stomach cancer in Houston hospital    2017 Bon Jovi does surprise performance of Reunion during Fairleigh Dickinson University graduation
 

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1948 Brian Eno born     1970 Beatles release Let It Be in US     1974 Bill Wyman releases Monkey Grip, first Rolling Stones solo project     1976 Thin Lizzy releases The Boys Are Back In Town    1981 Moody Blues release Long Distance Voyager   1984 Stevie Ray Vaughan releases Couldn't Stand The Weather    1984 Nils Lofgren joins E Street Band     1987 David Crosby marries Jan Dance     1994 Sting picks up Berklee College of Music degree in Boston     1995 Scott Weiland arrested on drug charges outside Pasadena hotel  2016 A guitar George Harrison borrowed sells for $490,000 at New York Hard Rock Cafe auction   2017 Don Henley confirms that Glenn Frey's son Deacon has joined the band

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5-14

 

1943 Cream's Jack Bruce born     1952 Talking Heads David Byrne born     1953 Red Rider's Tom Cochrane born     1962 Cult's Ian Astbury born     1969 Neil Young releases Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere   1970 Crosby Stills & Nash break up     1976 Yardbirds Keith Relf electrocuted playing guitar in his home     1977 Heart releases Little Queen   1985 Supertramp releases Brother, Where Are You Bound   1988 Led Zeppelin reunite for 40th anniversary of Atlantic Records, Madison Square Garden     1996 Def Leppard releases Slang   2016 BB king dies at 89   2016 The Edge falls off stage during U2 concert in Vancouver   2016 Jimmy Carter awards Gregg Allman Humanities doctorate during Mercer University graduation in Macon   2017 Robert Plant and Brian Johnson join Paul Rodgers for encore during Bad Company front man's solo band concert   2017 E Street Band guitarist and Sopranos star Steven Van Zandt delivers graduation address at Rutgers University   2017 Early Alice Cooper Band members reuite with him during Nashville encore

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5-13

1945 'Magic Dick' Salwitz of the J. Geils Band born     1946 J. Geils Band's Danny Klein born     1949 Mott The Hoople's Overend Watts born     1950 Fleetwood Mac's Danny Kirwan born         1950 Stevie Wonder born     1970 Beatles Let It Be has premier in New York City     1971 Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane in car crash near Golden Gate Bridge      1977 Ted Nugent releases Cat Scratch Fever   2005 Stevie Wonder a father on his 55th birthday     2006 Cheap Trick performs in infield during Indianapolis 500 qualifying     2010 Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Elton John do Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ with Deborah Harry, Shirley Basey and Lady Gaga at rainforest preservation benefit at Carnegie Hall  2012 Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn dies while on tour in Tokyo    2014 Black Keys release Turn Blue   2017 Major Pink Floyd exhibit opens at Victoria & Albert Museum in London   2017 Axl Rose joins Billy Joel on Highway To Hell and Big Shot at Dodger Stadium   2018 Guess Who veteran Burton Cummings suffers multiple injuries in a Los Angeles car accident
 

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5-12

1942 Ian Dury born     1945 Faces Ian McLagan born     1948 Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith's Steve Winwood born     1950 Billy Squier born     1967 Who stage quadrophonic concert in London     1967 Jim Hendrix releases Are You Experienced?   1971 Mick Jagger marries Bianca Perez Morena in St. Tropez    1972 Rolling Stones release Exile on Main Street    1972 John Lennon says the FBI is trailing him on Dick Cavett Show     1975 Jefferson Starship does free Central Park concert in New York City     1984 The Cars plays Saturday Night Live     1992 Black Crowes release Southern Harmony & Musical Companion     1997 Yes cancels US tour because Rick Wakeman won't tour     2006 James Hetfield of Metallica given Stevie Ray Vaughan award for helping in fight against addiction     2007 The Edge of U2 gets Berklee College of Music honorary degree in Boston  2011 David Gilmour and Nick Mason join Roger Waters on Comfortably Numb and Behind The Wall during concert at London’s 02 Arena  2012 Eagles members get honorary degrees from Berkleee School Of Music in Boston   2017  Eddie Vedder joins  Red Hot Chili Peppers on Shine On You Crazy Diamond during Key Arena concert in Seattle   2017 U2 opens Joshua Tree anniversary tour in Vancouver

 

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5-11

 

1941 Animals & War's Eric Burdon born     1970 Woodstock album released     1981 Bob Marley dies of cancer     1993 Dire Straits release On The Night     1995 Eric Clapton, BB King, Jimmy Vaughan record Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute in Austin, Texas

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5-10

1945 Traffic's Dave Mason born     1946 10CC's Graham Gouldman born     1946 Donovan (Leitch) born     1947 Spirit's Jay Ferguson born     1957 Sex Pistol's Sid Vicious (John Simon Beverley) born     1960 U2's Bono (Paul Hewson) born     1969 Turtles play at the White House     1974 Who sell out 8 nights at Madison Square Garden in 8 hours     1975 Allman Brothers Band releases The Road Goes On Forever      1976 Warren Zevon releases self-titled debut   1993 Who's Tommy musical earns 11 Tony Award nominations     1995 Black Crowes do Oklahoma City benefit show for Federal Building bombing victim's families     2005 Rolling Stones announce Bigger Bang tour with 3 song live set at Julliard School of Music in New York City     2007 Tribute to Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd staged in London   2014 Jimmy Page gives commencement talk at Berklee College of Music in Boston

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5-9

 

1944 Buffalo Springfield and Poco member Richie Furay born     1947 Billy Joel born     1950 Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson born     1974 Bruce Springsteen does Born To Run for the first time while opening for Bonnie Raitt in Cambridge, MA     1978 Fee Waybill of the Tubes breaks leg in fall from stage     1986 Peter Gabriel releases So     1989 John Mellencamp releases Big Daddy     1992 Springsteen does his first live TV appearance on Saturday Night Live     2006 Neil Young releases Living With War    2014 Keith Richards 1972 Dino 246 GT Ferrari auctioned in Monaco

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5-8

1917 Papa John Creach of Jefferson Airplane & Starship born     1943 Yardbirds Paul Samwell-Smith born     1944 Gary Glitter born     1951 Talking Heads Chris Frantz born     1953 Fleetwood Mac’s Billy Burnette born     1955 Alex Van Halen born     1971 Alice Cooper releases Love It To Death      1977 Joe Bonamassa born   1992 Genesis open US tour in Dallas     1993 Mark Knopfler given honorary degree in Newcastle     2006 Keith Richards suffers head injury in fall from tree in Fiji. Stone tour delayed     2008 Bruce Springsteen and his band do Born To Run in its entirety in Red Bank, New Jersey   2016 Rush opens R40 tour in Tulsa

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5-7

 

1946 Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kruetzmann born     1950 Tubes Prairie Prince born     1985 Promoter Bill Graham’s San Francisco offices burn – arson suspected     2006 Rolling Stone magazine publishes issue 1,000     2006 Roger Daltrey sings song he wrote for his favorite soccer team at closing of their stadium, calls the invitation more exciting than when the Who were invited to play Woodstock   2011 Bob Weir performs with the Marin County Symphony Orchestra in California

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5-6

 

1937 Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, subject of Bob Dylan song, born    1945 Bob Seger born     1973 Paul Simon opens first solo tour, Boston     1977 Boomtown Rats release debut     1992 Bruce Springsteen plays invitation only show at Bottom Line in New York     1993 David Crosby guests on Simpsons     CSN&Y, Buffalo Springfield, Rascals and Joni Mitchell inducted by Rock Hall Of Fame     2006 Memorial to Bon Scott of AC/DC unveiled in Scottish hometown     Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ean Evans dies of cancer

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5-5

1948 Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward born     1968 Buffalo Springfield does final performance, Long Beach, CA    1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival releases Bayou Country... 1978 Bob Seger releases Stranger In Town...   1978 AC/DC releases Powerage...   1981 Tom Petty releases Hard Promises...    1985 Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders marries Jim Kerr of Simple Minds in Central Park     1986 Rock Hall Of Fame officials announce museum will be in Cleveland     1996 Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott arrested after altercation with lady in an LA hotel     1997 Beat poet Allen Ginsberg dies    2014 Kenny Wayne Shepherd releases Goin' Home   2015 U2 members busk on a train platform at Grand Central Station in New York   2015 John Lodge releases 10,000 Light Years Ago...

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5-4

 

1923 Spirit’s Ed Cassidy born     1959 First Grammy awards given out     1964 Moody Blues form     1970 Neil Young writes Ohio after National Guard members gun down protesters at Kent State University    1982 .38 Special releases Special Forces       1987 Paul Butterfield dies following drug overdose     1997 Crosby Stills & Nash play Kent State University in Ohio on anniversary of 1970 shootings of war protesters on campus     1998 Steven Tyler injures leg during Alaska Aerosmith concert, some tour dates cancelled     2006 Pearl Jam plays David Letterman Show

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1919 Pete Seeger born     1928 James Brown born     1953 REO Speedwagon’s Bruce Ham born     1971 Grand Funk Railroad invites 150 to a press conference in New York. 6 turn up     1976 Paul McCartney opens Wings Over America Tour in Dallas     1977 Led Zeppelin sets single act attendance record at King Dome in Seattle (76,229)     2009 Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp and dozens more perform at 90th birthday party for Pete Seeger at Madison Square Garden   2014 JohnFogerty joins Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band on Proud Mary at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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1950 Foreigner’s Lou Gramm born    1969 Who perform Tommy live at London club during press party     1972 Stone The Crows guitarist Les Harvey electrocuted on stage     1979 Who do first concert with Kenny Jones     1980 South African government bans Another Brick in The Wall by Pink Floyd     1989 Allman brothers release Dreams     2005 Bruce Springsteen releases Devils & Dust   2011 Stevie Nicks releases In Your Dreams

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1939 Judy Collins, the inspiration for Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills & Nash born…   1967 Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu at the Alladin Hotel in Las Vegas1968 Johnny Colt of the Black Crowes born     1973 Bachman Turner Overdrive releases debut     1975 Rolling Stones announce US tour from back of a flatbed truck rolling down 5th Avenue in New York     1977 Clash open first tour in London     1984 Mick Fleetwood declares bankruptcy     1988 Mike Rutherford of Genesis loses 4 teeth in a polo match     2007 Rush releases Snakes & Arrows   2016 7,356 guitarists set Guinness World Record jamming to Hey Joe in Poland

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1933 Willie Nelson born…   1980 Movie McVicar featuring Roger Daltrey of the Who has debut…     1983 Thin Lizzy announces break-up…   1993 Gilby Clarke of Guns N Roses breaks his wrist in a motocross try-out in California…    2007 Aerosmith members visit the aircraft carrier Nimitz in the Middle East... 2016 Statue honoring Bon Scott unveiled in singer's hometown...

 

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1976 Bruce Springsteen evicted from Graceland grounds after scaling fence to meet Elvis…     1977 Alice Cooper releases Lace And Whiskey...   1991 Yes releases Union...   1993 Mott The Hopple’s Mick Ronson dies of cancer…     1997 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Twenty… 
 

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1955 Jethro Tull’s Eddie Jobson born…     1968 Hair has Broadway debut…     1978 Cheap Trick records Live At Budokan…     1980 Grateful Dead release Go To Heaven…  1980 Alice Cooper releases Flush The Fashion...   Marshall Tucker Band’s Tommy Caldwell killed in a car crash in South Carolina…     1989 Jon Bon Jovi marries Deb Hurley in Las Vegas…     1998 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Lyve From Steel Town…     2003 Apple launches iTunes… 
 

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1947 Badfinger’s Pete Hamm born…     1951 Ace Frehley of KISS born…     1964 John Lennon publishes In His Own Wright…     1971 The Beach Boys join the Grateful Dead on stage at Fillmore for Johnny B Goode jam…     1972 Blue Oyster Cult’s road manager shot in the head by a gambling ‘associate’…     1981 Ringo Starr marries Barbara Bach…   1990 Axl Rose marries the woman that inspired Sweet Child Of Mine. Marriage lasts a month…   2018 Ozzy Osbourne opens his farewell tour in Jacksonville, Florida...

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1943 Gary Wright born…     1960 Roger Taylor of Duran Duran born…     1973 Elton John launches Rocket Records, his own label…     1976 Santana releases Amigos...   1977 Studio 54 opens in New York City…     1982 Rod Stewart is mugged in New York City…    2007 Lou Reed honored by Syracuse University at an event in New York City announcing a scholarship in his name…  2016 Stevie Nicks does Rhainnon with School Of Rock musical's band during AIDS benefit event in New York City...

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1923 Albert King born…     1945 Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Stu Cook born…   1969 Moody Blues release On The Threshold Of A Dream...  1974 Allman Brothers Band stages surprise gig when all band members come out for encore during Gregg Allman solo show in Cincinnati…  , Jim Morrison’s wife Pamela dies of a drug overdose…     1975 Doobie Brothers release Stampede...  1980 Black Sabbath releases Heaven & Hell...   1981 Denny Laine leaves Wings…   1993 John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Bryan Adams play Farm Aid 6 in Ames, Iowa…     1997 U2 opens Pop tour   2000 Neil Young releases Silver & Gold…     2004 Billy Joel crashes car into a house on Long Island…   2006 Bruce Springsteen releases The Seeger Sessions…  2015  Heart's Ann Wilson marries Dean Wetter in Topanga Canyon ceremony

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1945 Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford born…     1947 Jethro Tull’s Glenn Cornick born…     1968 Apple Records rejects David Bowie…     1970 Grace Slick of the Jefferson Airplane gets turned away at the White House Gate after being invited to a tea hosted by Tricia Nixon…     1975 Badfinger’s Pete Hamm hangs himself…    1977 Talking Heads open first tour of Europe…     9886 Bruce Hornsby releases The Way It is…    1992 David Bowie marries model Inman…     1996  Scott Weiland enters rehab, Stone Temple Pilots tour postponed…     2010 John Fogerty plays Tropicana Field after Tampa Bay Rays game against Toronto…  , Bruce Springsteen joins Young Rascals on Good Lovin’ at a reunion concert in New York City…

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1936 Traveling Wilbury Roy Orbison born…     1960 Def Leppard’s Steve Clark born…     1976 Ramones release debut album…     1976 Jethro Tull releases Too Old To Rock & Roll, Too Young To Die...   1991 Joe Walsh releases Ordinary, Average Guy...   2008 Sotheby’s auctions Eric Clapton’s Rolex watch for $505,000…     2009 The Dead appear on the David Letterman Show…     2011 John & Julie Fogerty spend 20th anniversary rollin’ on a Mississippi river boat…   2015 ELO & Traveling Wilbury Jeff Lynne gets star on Hollywood Boulevard...

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1950 Peter Frampton born…   1951 Roxy Music, Ace and Mike & The Mechanics vocalist Paul Carrack born    1978 John Belushi & Dan Ackroyd debut their Blues Brothers act on Saturday Night Live…     1980 J. Geils Band releases Love Stinks…     1981 Eric Clapton crashes car in Seattle, hospitalized briefl…  y   1984 Rush releases Grace Under Fire…      2010 Derek Trucks breaks his led in a softball game, but plays the following night with the Allman Brothers Band in Macon, GA…

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1947 Animals John Weider & Iggy Pop born…  1987 Tom Petty releases Let Me Up I've Had Enough...    1990 Paul McCartney performs for 180,000 in Rio…   1990 Sammy Hagar Cabo Wabo Flagship bar opens in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico…   1993 Drummer Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead rescues a drowning 17 year-old swimming of the northern California coast…, former Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman marries Suzanne Accosta in France  1998 Robert Plangt & Jimmy Page release Walking To Clarksdale...    2001… Peter Buck of REM charged with air rage during a British Air flight from Seattle…   2005 Bruce Springsteen does a tour warm-up set for a few hundred at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park…   2007 Jimi Hendrix guitar brings high bid of $407k at auction in New York to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief…   2016 Prince found dead in the elevator of his Paisley Park mansion near Minneapolis...
 

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1967 Beatles start recording Magical Mystery Tour…   1968 Deep Purple makes concert debut in Denmark, 1970 Jethro Tull releases Benefit...   Rolling Stones record Jumpin’ Jack Flash in London…   1976 Rolling Stones release Black & Blue…   1979 John Belushi sings Hey Bartender with the Allman Brothers at the Capittol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey...  1991 Former Faces member Steve Marriott killed in a house fire…   1992 Guitarist Vivian Campbell does his first concert with Def Leppard during Freddie Mercury tribute at Wembley Stadium... 1993 Aerosmith releases Get A Grip...   1998 Pearl Jam announces Jack Irons will be replaced by former Soundgarden member Matt Cameron…  2015 Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd enters guilty pleas on drug charges and threatening to kill a man and his daughter...

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1928 Alexis Korner born…   1941 Alan Price of the Animals born…   1944 Mark Volman of the Turtles born…   1965 Otis Redding records Dock Of The Bay...  1979 Actress Kate Hudson, former wife of Black Crowe’s Chris Robinson, born…    2006 10 page notebook of drawings and notes kept by 12 year-old John Lennon auctioned for $225,000  2012 Levon Helm dies of cancer at 71 in New York City…   2015 Foo Fighters play Niles,  Ohio record store on RSD2015... 2015 Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ringo Starr, Joan Jett, Green Day inducted into Rock hall Of Fame during Cleveland ceremony...

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