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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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1946 Tommy Shannon of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble born...   1946 Jefferson Airplane & Moby Grape's Skip Spence born...   1981 Yes announces a breakup...   2006 Auction of Elton John memorabilia raises almost $750,000 for his AIDS Foundation…   2009 Patti Scialfa bruises ribs after being thrown from a horse, misses most of the remaining dates on the Bruce Springsteen tour…   2012 Dick Clark dies of a heart attack... 2013 Rush, Heart, Albert King and Randy Newman inducted into Rock Hall Of Fame...   2015 Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joan Jett, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Green Day inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame

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1969 The Band does first concert not as Bob Dylan’s backup band…   1970 Paul McCartney releases self-titled solo album…  1973 Eagles release Desperado...   1983 Mountain’s Felix Pappalardi shot & killed by his wife…   1998 Linda McCartney dies of breast cancer…  2007 Eric Clapton, Genesis, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Stevie Nicks play memorial for Atlantic Records head Ahmet Ertegun. Mick Jagger does the Eulogy...   2008 E Street Band organ player Danny Federici dies…  2017 John 'Jay' Geils of the J Geils Band dies in his Massachusetts home

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Tubes Bruce Spooner born   1953 Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett born…    1971 Rolling Stones release Brown Sugar…    1972 Electric Light Orchestra does first concert…   1976 Boz Scaggs knocked out by security when he tries to get backstage to see Bobby Bland at an Austin, TX concert…   1984 R.E.M. releases Reckoning...  1988 Scorpions release Savage Amusement...   1993 David Lee Roth busted buying pot in Washington Square Park in New York City…   1994 Pearl Jam plays Saturday Night Live…

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1944 Dave Edmunds born   1966 Rolling Stones release Aftermath   1974 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Second Helping   1978 Elvis Costello releases This Year’s Model   1982 Billy Joel seriously injured in motorcycle crash   1983 Former Pretenders members Pete Farndon dies of an overdose   1991 Doobie Brothers release Brotherhood...   2006 Pearl Jam plays Saturday Night Live   2010 Bruce Springsteen joins Rosanne Cash during her concert at Duke University   2018 Bruce Springsteen dances with his nearly 93 year old mother at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park

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1945 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple born…   1962 Widespread Panic’s John Bell born…   1974 Pete Townshend makes his solo live debut in London…   1980 New Jersey Assemblyman introduces bill to make Springsteen’s Born To Run the state song   1983 Gary Numan records first Rock video for the song Cars...       2016 Bob Seger joins Bruce Springsteen on Tenth Avenue Freeze Out and Shout during River tour's Auburn Hills Palace concert near Detroit...   2018 Bon Jovi, Cars, Dire Straits, Moody Blues inducted into Rock Hall Of Fame during Cleveland ceremony/concert

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1945 Little Feat’s Lowell George born…   1951 E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg born…   1966 Black Crowes Mark Ford born…   1967 Security police disrupt Rolling Stones concert in Warsaw, Poland…   1973 Roger Daltry releases self-titled solo album…   1982 David Crosby busted in Dallas dressing room on cocaine and weapons charges…   1993 Warren Zevon releases Learning To Flinch...2006 Bruce Springsteen’s mother accepts her son’s induction into the Freehold, NJ High School Hall Of Fame…   2010 Jeff Beck releases Emotion & Commotion...

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1944 Steppenwolf’s John Kay (Joachim Krauledat) born…   1954 Pat Travers born…      1979 Mickey Thomas replaces Marty Balin in the Jefferson Starship…    1983  R.E.M. releases Murmur…    2010 Roger Waters announces The Wall tour of the US…

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1961 19 year-old Bob Dylan makes his concert debut in an appearance with John Lee Hooker …  1970 Guitarist Peter Green announces he has found god and leaves Fleetwood Mac…    1981 Eddie Van Halen marries actress Valerie Bertinelli in LA…   1983 Metallica fires Dave Mustaine, replacing him with Kirk Hammett…   1983 Dave Prater of Sam & Dave killed in a car wreck...   1988 Neil Young releases This Note's For You...    1989 The Cult releases Sonic Temple...   1992 Pearl Jam plays Saturday Night Live…   2005 Queen plays Rome concert despite calls for it to be postponed out of respect for the Pope's death...   2017 John "Jay" Geils of the J Geils Band dies...

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1959 Stray Cats Brian Setzer born…   1962 One time Beatle Stuart Sutcliff dies…   1968 Drummer Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead…   1970 Elton John releases debut album...   1970 Paul McCartney announces he will no longer record with John Lennon…   1973 John Fogerty releases The Blue Ridge Rangers, his first solo album…   1978 Jethro Tull releases Heavy Horses...1982 Jethro Tull releases Broadsword & The Beast... 1993 80 injured when Metallica fans and police clash in Indonesia…  1996 Alice In Chains records Unplugged...   1998 Van Halen opens first tour with Gary Cherone as lead singer…   2011 U2 360° tour eclipse Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang tour as the largest in rock history during a concert in Brazil… 2016 Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina concert scheduled for this date in protest of state's LGBT position...

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1944 Gene Parsons of the Byrds born...   1965 Rolling Stones make their first TV appearance on Ready, Steady, Go...   1966 Jeff Beck collapses on stage during a Yardbirds concert in southern France...   1969 Bob Dylan releases Nashville Skyline..., King Crimson makes live debut at a London Club...  1978 Rainbow releases Long Live Rock & Roll...   1986 Moody Blues release The Other Side of Life...   1989 Rolling Stone Bill Wyman announces his plan to marry 19 year-old Mandy Smith...   1997 Soundgarden announce break-up...  2018 Lindsey Buckingham bounced from Fleetwood Mac, replaced with Mike Campbell. Neil Finn also added
 

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1947 Steve Howe of Yes born…     1962 Guns N Roses Izzy Stradlin born…     1963 Julian Lennon born…     1973 Neil Young movie Journey Through The past premiers…    1975 Aerosmith releases Toys In The Attic...    1994 Electrician finds the body of Kurt Cobain 3 days after his suicide…     1998 Ron Wood rescued from a burning boat off the coast of Rio…     2006 Rolling Stones do their first concert in China…  2016 Axl Rose breaks foot as Guns N' Roses reunion tour opens. Dates go on with him in a cast...   2016 Deep Purple, Steve Miller, Chicago, Cheap Trick inducted to Rock Hall Of Fame

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1938 Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden born…     1943 Jethro Tull’s Mick Abrahams born…     1946 Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann born…     1969 John Lennon records Give Peace A Chance in Montreal hotel room…     1972 Grateful Dead open Europe ’72 tour…     1981 Bruce Springsteen opens first full European tour in Germany…     1987 Whitesnake releases self-titled debut album...   1995 Eddie Van Halen arrested for having a pistol in his carry-on luggage at Burbank airport. San Francisco concert canceled…     1998 drummer Cozy Powell (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, ELP) dies in car crash...  1998 Wendy O Williams of Plasmatics fame commits suicide near her Connecticut home...   2001 Black Sabbath performs at ESPN Awards show...   2009 Neil Young releases Fork In The Road...   2020 Peter Wolf and Steven Tyler announce the Aerosmith, J. Geils Band Fenway Park concert during the Yankees – Red Sox game…  2016 Vince Neil and Nicolas Cage get in altercation outside a Vegas hotel over a woman seeking an autograph from Cage. Neil later charged with battery...

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Rod Stewart marries Alana Hamilton in Beverly Hills…     1985 Miami Steve Van Zant leaves the E Street Band to go solo…     1993 Heart’s Ann & Nancy Wilson sing anthem for home opener of the Seattle Mariners…   1993 Bruce Hornsby releases Harbor Lights...   1993 David Bowie releases Black Tie White Noise...  1999 Tom Petty releases Echo… Bruce Springsteen covers Van Halen's Jump during set at NCAA Final Four Music Fest in Dallas...
 

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1942 Allan Clarke of the Hollies born…   1965 Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready born…     1980 Grateful Dead play Saturday Night Live…   REM does first paid gig, playing at a friend’s party…    1981 Bob The Bear Hite of Canned Heat dies of a heart attack…     1994 Kurt Cobain commits suicide in his Seattle home…     1998 Former Rainbow drummer Cozy Powell killed in a car wreck…     2006 John Mellencamp plays the Turning Stone…

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1915 Muddy Waters born…   1948 Allman Brothers Band’s Berry Oakley born…    1952 Gary Moore born…    1972 ZZ Top releases Rio Grande Mud...   1977 Clash release Clash ’77   1978 Genesis open US tour in Ann Arbor, Michigan…    1995 George Thorogood releases Let's Work Together...   1996 Ashes of Jerry Garcia sprinkled in Ganges River (and later at the Golden gate Bridge) …    2000 Lou Reed releases Ecstacy...   2009 Rock Hall Of Fame opens special Bruce Springsteen exhibit…    2010 Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler sings God Bless America during Red Sox – Yankee home opener at Fenway Park…

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1943 The Band’s Richard Manuel born…   1951 Grand Funk’s Mel Schacher born…   1955 Motley Crue's Mick Mars (Bob Deal) born...   1968 Skid Row's Sebastian Bach born...   1969 Jim Morrison arrested by the FBI on charge he exposed himself during a Miami concert…   1975 Steve Miller charged with setting girlfriend’s belongings on fire…   1980 Brian Johnson replaces the late Bon Scott in AC/DC…    1998 Dave Navarro leaves the Red Hot Chili Peppers...    2001 Journey releases Arrival, Bruce Springsteen releases Live In New York City…   2007 REO Speedwagon releases Everyone Loves A Happy Ending...   2015 Original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Bob Burns killed in car wreck...

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1941 Leon Russell born...   1952 Leon Wilkeson of Lynyrd Skynyrd born...   1953 Cars David Robinson born...   1971 Rod Stewart starts recording Every Picture Tells A Story... 1975 Bad Company releasess Straight Shooter... 1990 Rolling Stones release Flashpoint...    2011 Bruce Springsteen makes unscheduled appearance with Southside Johnny and original E Street Band drummer Vinny Lopez at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park... Elton John hosts and performs with Leon Russell on Saturday Night Live 

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1946 Ronnie Lane of the Faces born...   1972 Allman Brothers Band, J. Geils Band, Black Sabbath and BB King play Mar Y Sol Festival...   1975 Journey releaes Journey...  1976 Rus releases 2112...   1976 Thief steals David Gilmour’s guitars from his London home...   1979 Elvis Costello plays three cubs in New York City in one night...   1981 Grateful dead release Reckoning...1985 Van Halen parts with David Lee Roth...   2009 Bruce Springsteen opens Working On A Dream tour, San Jose, California... 2016 Guns N' Roses does warm-up show for reunion tour at the Troubador in LA. Axl breaks his foot...
 

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1948 Bad Company’s Mick Ralphs born…     1948 Thijis van Leer of Focus born…     1955 Angus Young of AC/DC born…     1967 Jimi Hendrix ignites a guitar on stage for the first time…    1978 Genesis releases And Then There Were Three…  1978 Paul McCartney releases London Town…    1980 Scorpions release Animal Magnitism... 1992 Def Leppard releases Adrenalize...  1992 Bruce Springsteen releases Human Touch and Lucky Town…    1998 Jerry Cantrell release Booty Depot... 1998 Brother Cane releases Wishing Pool...  2009 Queensryche release Ameican Soldier

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1674 Jethro Tull, inventor of the seed drill and namesake of the band, born…     1942 Graeme Edge of the Moody Blues born…     1945 Eric Clapton born…     1950 Tubes Ray Styles born…     1967 Photo session held for the cover of Beatles Sgt. Pepper album…     1974 Genesis release Selling England By The Pound…       1983 Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) dies in a car wreck…     1984 John Wetton joins Asia…     2004 Aerosmith releases Honkin’ On BoBo…     2010 Eddie Vedder joins the Who during performance of Quadrophenia at Royal Albert Hall…  4 of Nils Lofgren's guitars and some other gear stolen from his solo band's equipment trailer in Dallas
 

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1967 Blues Traveler’s John Popper born…   1975 Jeff Beck releases Blow By Blow...  1978 David Bowie opens Low tour…    1979 Supertramp releases Breakfast In America...  1982 Scorpions release Blackout...  1997 George Thorogood releases Rockin’ My Life Away…     2005 Elton John sells his management company for $30 million...   2009 Bob Weir and Phil Lesh join the Allman Brothers Band during the closing show of the Beacon Theater 15 concert run…

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1951 Rupert Greenall of the Fixx born…     1970 Blues Traveler’s Brendan Hill born…     1973 Led Zeppelin releases Houses Of the Holy…     1976 Genesis opens first tour without Peter Gabriel in Buffalo…     1979 Eric Clapton marries Patti Boyd, George Harrison’s Ex, and the inspiration for Layla…    1980 Genesis releases Duke... 1982 David Crosby arrested on cocaine, qualudes and handgun charge in LA…     1990 Steven Adler officially ousted from Guns N Roses…     1992 Ozzy Osbourne injured when fans rush stage during Randy Rhodes memorial concert…      1996 Phil Collins leaves Genesis…     2000 Kiss releases Kiss Alive IV... 2010 Rush inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame…   2009 Tom Petty & Mike Campbell join JJ Caleduring his set at McCabes night club in LA

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1950 Tony Banks of Genesis born…     1959 Andrew Farriss of INXS born…     1970 Joe Cocker records Mad Dogs & Englishmen album during concert at the Fillmore East in New York…     1973 Jerry Garcia busted for drugs outside Philadelphia during a traffic stop…      1973 Carlos Santana changes his name to DevaDip…   1984 Scorpions release Love At First Sting...   1987 U2 plays LA rooftop, shooting video for Where The Streets Have No Name…     1987 Sammy Hagar’s first concert as a member of Van Halen, Shreveport, Louisiana... 2001 Buckcherry releases Time Bomb... 2001 Train releases Drops Of Jupiter... 2001 Pearl Jam releases 10/4/00 Montreal, Canada

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1948 Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Boston’s Fran Sheehan born…     1965 Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds…     1972 Mott The Hoople disbands after 4 albums…    1985 Tom Petty releases Southern Accents...  1996 Mark Knopfler releases The Golden Heart...   1996 Stone Temple Pilots release Tiny Music, Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop…     2006 Jon Bon Jovi appears on NBC’s West Wing…  2016 Steven Tyler surprises Disney Orlando visitors on his birthday by giving high 5's to people lined up to ride the Aerosmith Rockin' Roller Coaster...

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1947 Elton John (Reginald Dwight) born…     1966 Jeff Healey born…     1967 Who make US concert debut in New York City…     1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono start Bed-In For Peace at Amsterdam Hilton…     1976 Jackson Browne’s wife commits suicide…     1992 Steve Miller Band, Kinks, Midnight Oil play Earth Day concert at Foxboro Stadium…     1995 Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam rescued from rip tide while swimming off New Zealand… 2007 Ronnie Wood stages tribute concert to his brother who died of prostate cancer...  2014 Asia release Gravitas... 2014 Neil Young releases A Letter Home... 2018 Crowd source funded David Bowie statue unveiled in Aylesbury, UK, the city he first performed Ziggy stardust in

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1949 Nick Lowe born…     1951 Supertamp’s Dougie Thomson born…     1965 Bill Wyman knocked unconscious during Stones concert in Denmark…     1967 Jimi Hendrix releases Purple Haze…     1975 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Nuthin’ Fancy…     1982 Rolling Stones release Dirty Work…     1986 Van Halen release 5150…   1991 Black Crowes bounced from ZZ Top tour after bad mouthing the tour sponsor, Miller Beer…   2001 Duane Allman and Berry Oakley honored with street and bridge named in their honor in Macon, GA… 2016 David Crosby joins David Gilmour on 3 songs at Gilmour's Hollywood Bowl concert...2016 Beatles fan buys Ringo Starr's childhood home for $99,000... 2018 417 rare, candid Beatles photos taken by an 18 year-old fan during the groups first US visits sell for $358,000

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1949 The Cars Ric Ocasek born   1964 John Lennon publishes In His Own Write   1973 Derek & The Dominos release In Concert double live album   1975 Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Jefferson Starship play SNACK Benefit at Keezar Stadium in San Francisco   1978 Police sign recording contract with A&M   1980 Journey releases Departure... 1983 ZZ Top releases Eliminator...   1985 Billy Joel marries Christie Brinckley   1999 Sammy Hagar releases Red VooDoo  1999 Gov't Mule releases Live...   2009 Jay Weinberg makes drumming debut with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street band during rehearsal concert in Asbury Park...  2018 Sammy Hagar awarded a place on the Bammies Walk Of Fame in San Francisco

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1943 Keith Relf of the Yardbirds born…     1965 Bob Dylan releases Bringin’ It All Back Home…     1971 Allman Brothers Band members arrested on drug charges…    1974 Eagles release On The Border…     1997 Aerosmith plays Saturday Night Live…   2010 Joe Bonamassa release Black Rock... 2015 David Crosby clips and slightly injures a jogger while driving his Tesla in southern California...
 

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1948 Eddie Money (Edward Mahoney) born…     1950 Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson born…     1970 Faces release First Step…    1976 David Bowie and Iggy Pop busted at Americana Hotel in Rochester, NY…    1977 AC/DC releases Let There Be Rock... 1979 Boomtown Rats play Four Acres in Marcy…   1994 Bruce Springsteen wins Oscar for Streets of Philadelphia…  2006 Pete Townshend releases Psychderelict DVD...   2010 Joe Bonamassa releases Black Rock... 2014 Brian Johnson joins Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden for a version of Highway To Hell...   2014 Gregg Allman misses first of 2 nights during Beacon Theatre residency with bronchitis, band postpones dates...
 

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Emerson Lake & Palmer’s Carl Palmer born…     1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono get married at British Consulate in Gibraltar…     1970 David Bowie marries Angela Barnett…    1991 Eric Clapton’s 4 year-old son killed in fall from New York City apartment window… 2015 Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero dies...  2018 Ringo Starr knighted in Buckingham Palaces ceremony 21 years after Paul McCartney got the honor...

 

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1971 Jethro Tull release Aqualung... 1976 Doobie Brothers release Takin' It To The Streets...  1976 Paul Kossoff dies in flight during LA to New York City flight…     1982 Guitarist Randy Rhodes dies when plane he is on clips the Ozzy Osbourne tour bus near Orlando, Florida…     1996 Beatle Anthology volume II released…   2001 Rock Hall Of Fame inducts Queen, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Richie Valens, Solomon Burke…     2002 Jimmy Buffett releases Far Side of the World...  2009 Eric Clapton joins the Allman Brothers Band during the annual series of shows at the Beacon Theater…  2009 Cheap Trick announces Bun E. Carlos will no longer tour with band…

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1941 Wilson Pickett born…     1950 Dan Hartman of the Doobie Brothers born…     1962 James McMurtry born…     1965 Rolling Stones busted for relieving themselves on a gas station wall after the owner refused to let them use the rest room…     1978 Aerosmith,  Heart, Mahogany Rush, Dave Mason and Santana play California Jam II…    1994 Darryl Jones announced as Bill Wyman’s replacement by the Rolling Stones…   1997 Aerosmith releases Nine Lives…      2011 Bruce Springsteen does 3 songs with Dropkick Murphys at Boston House Of Blues…

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1944 John Sebastian born…     1967 Grateful Dead release self-titled album…     1968 Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins born…       1979 Bad Company releases Desolation Angels...  1998 Van Halen releases Van Halen III  1998 Scott Weiland releases 12 Bar Blues 2010 Alex Chilton of Box Tops and Big Star dies of a heart attack… 2014 L' Wren Scott, Mick Jagger's lover, commits suicide in New York Apartment. Stones postpone tour...   2017 Jack Irons drums with Pearl Jam on Shine On You Crazy Diamond during Key Arena concert in Seattle...
 

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1942 Jerry Jeff Walker born…   1944 Sly Stone born…     1954 Heart’s Nancy Wilson born…   1978 REO Speedwagon releases You Can Tune A Fish But You Can't Tune A Piano...  1981 Who release Face Dances... 1984 Dire Straits release Alchemy... 1991 Black Crowes play Saturday night Live…     1992 Metallica fans dangle an usher by his feet over the railing during a concert in Orlando…  2015 Andy Fraser of Free dies of cancer...   2017 Ray Davies knighted by Prince Charles during ceremony in Buckingham Palace...  2017 James Cotton dies of pneumonia in Austin, Texas hospital at 81...

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1940 Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead born... 1941 Mike Love of the Beach Boys born…  1947 Ry Cooder born…    1968 Beatles release Lady Madonna in the US…   1988 Talking Heads release Naked... 1994 Sammy Hagar releases Unboxed box set…   1999 Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel inducted into Rock Hall Of Fame…   2010 Genesis, Stooges, Hollies inducted into Rock Hall Of Fame...  2015 Mike Procaro of Toto dies...

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1971 Rolling Stones stage a farewell concert in London before moving to France as tax exiles…   1980 Def Leppard releases On Through The Night... 1984 First Hard Rock Café opens, New York City…   1982 Metallica makes live debut at Radio City in Anaheim, CA...  1984 Rainbow does last concert in Japan…   1988 Talking Heads release Naked...   2005 U2, Pretenders, Buddy Guy inducted into Rock Hall Of Fame…   2010 Torrential rains cause partial collapsed of the stage just before the scheduled start of a Guns N Roses concert in Rio…   2016 Sony Music buys back the remaining stake in publishing rights to Beatles sons from the Michael Jackson estate for $750 million...
 

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1960 U2’s Adam Clayton born…   1965 Eric Clapton leaves the Yardbirds…   1971 Allman Brothers Band records Live At The Fillmore East double album…   1972 Eagles start recording debut album…   1974 John Lennon and Harry Nilsson thrown out of the Troubador  in LA for being disruptive during a Smothers Brothers show…  1988 Bob Seger honored on Hollywood Walk Of Fame…

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1941 Jefferson Airplane & Starship’s Paul Kantner born…   1949 Little Feat’s Billy Payne born…   1969 The Allman Brothers Band releases self-titled album…  1969 Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman in London…   1971 British High Court issues a ruling dissolving the Beatles partnership…   1971 Elton John releases 11/17/70...  1991 REM releases Out Of Time…   2007 Van Halen, Patti Smith, Ronettes inducted into Rock Hall Of Fame… 2012 Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack dies of cancer at his Wyoming home…   2016 Iron Maiden's custom 747 tour jet loses two engines in under tow collision at Santiago, Chile airport...

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1970 Crosby Stills & Nash win best New Artist Grammy… 1975 Alice Cooper releases Welcome To My Nightmare...  1985 Eric Clapton releases Behind The Sun…   1992 Eric Clapton records MTV Unplugged session…   2009 U2 does free concert and broadcast from a small theater in Somerville Theater near Boston…   2010 UK court rules against EMI in suit brought by Pink Floyd members over the digital sale of individual tracks for download…

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1947 Boston’s Tom Scholz born…   1963 Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament born…  1972 Jethro Tull releases Thick As A Brick... 1973 Pink Floyd releases Dark Side Of The Moon…  1973 Edgar Winter Group releases Frankenstein…  1980 Billy Joel releases Glass Houses... 1981 Joe Walsh releases There Goes The Neighborhood... 1984 Ian Gillan leaves Black Sabbath to join re-formed Deep Purple…   1998 Eric Clapton releases Pilgrim…   2005 Danny Joe Brown (vocalist) with Molly Hatchet dies on pneumonia…   2016 Depressed over nerve impairment in a hand, Keith Emerson commits suicide in his southern California home...

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1944 The Move’s Trevor Burton born…   1945 Robin Trower born…   1974 Bad Company makes live debut…   1976 Who postpone tour after Keith Moon collapses during show in Boston…   1977 Sex Pistols sing recording contract at a card table outside Buckingham Palace…   1987 U2 releases The Joshua Tree…   2007 Brad Delp of Boston found dead in his New Hampshire home…
 

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1947 Randy Meisner of the Eagles born…   1968 Fillmore East opens in New York with concert by Janis Joplin with Big Brother & The Holding Company…    1973 Ron ‘Pig Pen’ McKernan of the Grateful Dead dies…   1977 Foreigner releases self titled debut…   1987 Bob Seger does Detroit concert, his last for a 9 year period…   1993 Beavis & Butthead premiers on MTV…   2015 Beatles producer George Martin dies...

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1946 Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band born…   1969 The Who release Pinball Wizard in the UK…    1969 Genesis release From Genesis to Revelation... 1973 Bruce Springsteen introduced during Columbia records New Artist showcase in a New York City club. John Hammond, the man who signed him, has a heart attack…   1975 David Bowie releases Young Americans...1985 David Crosby jailed in Texas for parole violation for leaving rehab…   1993 Black Crowes cancel Louisville concert after crew member gets into an altercation with an undercover cop…   2006 David Gilmour releases On An Island… 

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1944 Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour born…   1968 Syd Barrett announces he has left Pink Floyd…   1990 Aerosmith honored on Hollywood Rock Walk…   2000 Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt & James Taylor inducted into Rock Hall Of Fame…   2001 Aerosmith releases Push To Play……   2004 David Crosby arrested on marijuana and weapons charge in New York City hotel   2009 U2 does a free morning concert at Fordham University…   2013 Ten Years After guitarist, vocalist Alvin Lee dies unexpectedly following routine surgery... 2016 Eagles co-founding member Randy Meisner's wife dies in shooting in couple's Hollywood home...   2018 Bon Scott statue unveiled on Melbourne, Australia street named in his honor

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1952 Alan Clark of Dire Straits born…   1965 Kinks release Kinda Kinks…   1970 Red Hot Chili Peppers John Frusciante born…   1973 Jimi Hendrix manager Michael Jeffrey killed in Spanish airline crash…   1982 John Belushi dies of apparent drug overdose in LA…   1985 3,000 radio stations play We Are The World simultaneously…   1994 Grace Slick of the Jefferson Airplane & Starship arrested after waving a gun at police responding to a domestic dispute at her California home…
 

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1948 Chris Squire of Yes born…   1963 Metallica’s Jason Newsted born…   1966 John Lennon says the Beatles are more popular than Jesus during an interview…   1971 Rolling Stones announce plans to move to southern France for UK tax relief…   1973 Pink Floyd opens Dark Side Of The Moon tour…   1977 Rolling Stones do first of two nights at Toronto’s El Macambo Club, recording Love You Live…   1986 Richard Manuel of the band hangs himself in a motel room…   1997 U2 releases Pop…   2018 Brian Johnson joins Mick Fleetwood on Route 66 at the Fleetwood Mac drummer's club in Hawaii...
 

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1953 REO Speedwagon’s Dave Amato born…   1966 Buffalo Springfield forms…   1966 Rolling Stones start recording Aftermath…   1967 Jeff Beck Group with Ron Wood and Rod Stewart makes debut... 1977 Bad Company releases Burnin' Sky...   1978 Van Halen open first US tour, Chicago…   1983 Mick Jagger claims Hells Angels have targeted him since Altamont concert…  1986 Metallica releases Master of Puppets... 2006 Queen opens US tour with Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers on vocals…   2007 Peter Frampton narrates Peter & The Wolf for kids at a library in Kentucky…    2009 U2 releases No Line On The Horizon… 2012 Ronnie Montrose dies of prostate cancer…

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1944 Lou Reed born…   1949 Rory Gallagher born…   1956 Mark Evans of AC/DC born…   1964 Beatles start filming A Hard Day’s Night…   1968 Pink Floyd announces Syd Barrett will no longer record or tour with the band…     1973 Allman Brothers Band release Brothers & Sisters…  Doobie Brothers release Captain & Me... 2009 U2 open full week as musical guests on David Letterman Show… 
 

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1966 Gene Clark announces he is leaving the Byrds…   1969 Jim Morrison arrested and charged with exposing himself during a Doors concert in Miami…   1974 Queen opens first tour…   1981 Steve Miller releases Circle of Love...    1990 Bob Dylan joins Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty on stage at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, CA…   1994 Nirvana’s last concert takes place in Munich, Germany…   2005 Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Brian May meet with the Queen at Buckingham Palace…   2009 Fleetwood Mac open Unleashed tour in Pittsburgh…

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1942 Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones born   1943 Donnie Iris born    1970 Led Zeppelin performs as The Nobs because after Eva Von Zeppelin sues them to prevent their use of her name  1970 Van Morrison releases Moondance     1972 George Harrison and wife Patti injured in car wreck in London   1977 Keith Richards busted for heroin and cocaine in Toronto...   1983 U2 releases War    2007 Doors star unveiled on Hollywood Walk Of Fame   2010 Neil Young closes Winter Olympics ceremony in Vancouver with Long May You Run   2016 Dave Grohl performs Blackbird during Oscars memorial segment
 

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1954 Journey’s Neal Schon born   1960 Johnny Van Zant born...   1980 Jake Clemons of The E Street Band born...   1992 David Bowie attends actress Elizabeth Taylor’s 60th birthday party at Disneyland   1996 Jackson Browne releases Looking East   1996 Eddie Vedder walks out on David Letterman when the host starts singing the Pearl Jam song Black during his interview   1997 35 injured when a sound tower collapses during a Deep Purple concert in Chile   1998 U2 does at tribute to Michael Hutchence of INXS during Sydney, Australia concert   2001 Carlos Santana statue unveiled in the guitarist’s hometown of Autlan, Mexico   2009 U2 does a four song set on roof of the BBC broadcast building in London

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1932 Johnny Cash born   1945 Bob The Bear Hite of Canned Heat born   1950 Journey’s Jonathan Caine born   1970 Beatles release Hey Jude    1996 Peal Jam wins Best Hard Rock Grammy, Eddie Vedder says ‘I don’t think this means anything’ during acceptance   2015 Boyhood home of Paul McCartney in Liverpool sells for $231,000 in auction at the Cavern Club

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1954 George Harrison born...   1970 Rod Stewart releases An Old Raincoat Will Never Let You Down   1973 Alice Cooper releases Billion Dollar Babies...   1977 Kinks release Sleepwalker...  1980 Bob Seger releases Against The Wind    1985 U2 opens first full US tour, Reunion Arena, Dallas... 1993 Toy Caldwell of the Marshall Tucker Band dies... 2003 Doobie Brothers release Divided Highway

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1969 Jimi Hendrix does last concert with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, London  1975 Led Zeppelin releases Physical Graffiti    1993 Eric Clapton collects 6 Grammy awards   1998 Elton john knighted at Buckingham Palace   1998 Tommy Lee arrested for assaulting Pamela Lee. She files for divorce   2009 Neil Young releases archive 1963-1972 box set    2014 Heart releases Fanatic

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Johnny Winter born   1952 Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford born   1964 Queensryche’s Michael Wilton born   1965 Beatles start filming Help in the Bahamas   1971 Speeding charge costs George Harrison his UK license for a year   1979 Dire Straits open first US tour in Boston   1993 Van Halen releases Right Here, Right Now   1996 Carlos Santana and Bill Graham awarded Hollywood Rock Walk stars   2000 Carlos Santana picks-up 8 Grammys in LA    2006 Lou Reed performs at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy

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1978 Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols arrested with his girlfriend on drug charges at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City   1980 Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones picked up on cocaine charge on St. Martin   1983 Journey releases Frontiers   1983 Styx releases Kilroy Was Here   1989 Jethro Tull wins Heavy Metal category Grammy   1990 Bob Seger goes to Khatmandu as guest of the government of Nepal for the Special Olympics 

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1943 Record label exec David Geffen born   1949 Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads born   1951 Tubes and Grateful Dead keyboard player Vince Welnick born   1975 David Bowie releases Young Americans   1975 John Entwistle opens the first solo tour by a member of the Who   1976 Bad Company releases Run With The Pack    1986 Elvis Costello releases King of America     1992 John Mellencamp makes his acting, producing and writing film debut in Falling From Grace  2014 Film crew member killed when train plows into scene where Gregg Allman biopic is being shot near Jessup, Georgia

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1946 Guitarist J. Geils born   1950 Steely Dan’s Walter Becker born   1951 Spirit’s Randy California born   1967 Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain born   1979 George Harrison releases self-titled album   1982 Pat Benatar marries guitarist & producer Neil Geraldo in Hawaii   1991 Bob Dylan given Lifetime Achievement award during the Grammys   1993 Sting plays Saturday Night Live   2003 A fire during a great White concert at a Rhode Island club kills more than 100   Allman Brothers Reunite during memorial service for Butch Trucks at Capitol Theatre in Macon, Georgia

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1948 Black Sabbath’s Tommy Iommi born, Spirit’s Mark Andes born   1980 ACDC’s Bon Scott dies   1982 Ozzy Osbourne arrested after taking a leak on the Alamo in San Antonio   1985 John Fogerty releases Centerfield, Mick Jagger releases She’s The Boss   1993 Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd do a pay-for-view concert together at the Fox Theater in Atlanta   1993 Cricket infestation shortens Elton John concert in Melbourne, Australia   2010 Bon Jovi web casts the opening 3 songs of his Circle tour opener in the Key Arena in Seattle
 

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1933 Yoko Ono born   1947 Dennis DeYoung of Styx born   1953 BTO’s Randy Bachman born   1968 David Gilmour replaces Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd   1971 Drummer Mickey Hart does last show with the Grateful Dead before rejoining 3 years later   1974 KISS releases debut  1986 Jackson Browne releases Lives in The Balance...    2006 Stevie Nicks performs with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra   2006 Rolling Stones perform for a crowd estimated at 1 million on the beach in Rio

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1972 Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong born   1972 Pink Floyd premiers Dark Side Of The Moon material during Rainbow Theater concert in London   1973 Free does final performance, Hollywood, Florida   1975 John Lennon releases Rock & Roll, begins 5 year hiatus   1990 Aerosmith plays Saturday Night Live appears in Wayne’s World skit   2006 Heart films VH1 Decades of Rock featuring during Trump Casino concert in Atlantic City  2014 Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon debuts with U2 as musical guests

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1992 Mick Jagger denied entry into Japan because of 1969 drug arrest…   1974 Keith Emerson, Gregg Lake & Carl Palmer cause a scene in Salt Lake City by skinny dipping in hotel pool during ELP US tour   1993 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases The Last Rebel    2010 Plastic Ono Band plays Brooklyn… Academy of Music  2011 Rod Stewart a father for the 8th time as Penny Lancaster gives birth to a son

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1944 Kinks Mick Avory born   1945 Supertramp’s John Heillewell born   1959 Alarms Mike Peters born   1974 The Bottom Line opens in New York City   1974 Deep Purple releases Burn   1975 Rush releases Fly By Night   1980 Warren Zevon releases Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School   Elvis Costello releases Get Happy   1981 Mike Bloomfield found dead of an overdose   1986 Stevie Ray Vaughan plays Saturday Night Live   1991 Rod Stewart hit by palimony suit filed by Kelly Emberg 

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1945 Vic Briggs of the Animals born   1947 Tim Buckley born   1968 Graham Nash & the Hollies do a free concert at the Whiskey in LA   1970 The Who record the Live At Leeds album at Leeds University concert   1973 David Bowie leaves Radio City Music Hall stage on a stretcher after a over zealous fan knocks him down during a Ziggy Stardust performance   1977 B52s debut in Athens, Georgia   1978 Dire Straits begin recording debut album   1980 Lou Reed marries Cynthia Morales in his Greenwich Village apartment   1980 Heart releses Be be Le Strange    1984 Joe Perry and Brad Whitford rejoin Aerosmith   1985 Phil Collins releases No Jacket Required   1986 Frank Zappa appears on an episode of Miami Vice   1994 Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia marries film maker Deborah Koons in Sausalito, California   2014 About 30 fans get invited in to Paris rehearsal and get a 7 song set from the Rolling Stones   2018 Eddie Money's Two Tickets To Paradise musical opens in Rochester, NY  

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1950 Peter Gabriel born    1952 Foreigner’s Ed Gagliardi born     1967 Beatles release single of Strawberry Fields Forever backed by Penny Lane in the US    1970 Black Sabbath release self-titled debut   1972 Officials in Singapore refuse to let Led Zeppelin members off their plane because of their long hair   1975 Lou Reed hit in the face by a brick thrown by a political activist at a Milan, Italy concert     1982 Headstone from grave site of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant stolen from Orange Park, Florida cemetery. Found two weeks later 

 

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1935 Doors Ray Manzarek born   1950 Steve Hackett of Genesis born   1951 Triumph’s Gil Moore born   1964 Beatles play Carnegie Hall in New York   1967 British drug enforcement agents raid the London home of Keith Richards   1968 Jimi Hendrix does a concert at the Seattle high school he dropped out of   1977 Police record their first single, Fall Out   1981 Rush releases Moving Pictures   1983 Ministers claims that Ozzy Osbourne music is satanic get his scheduled Scranton, PA concert canceled  2012 Bruce Springsteen opens the Grammys (We take Care Of Ourselves), Paul McCartney closes (with Joe Walsh, Bruce Springsteen & Dave Grohl) on Abbey Road Medley... 2015 Big Brother & The Holding Company guitarist Sam Andrew dies 10 weeks after suffering a heart attack   2015 Eddie Van Halen makes guest presentation appearance at Smithsonian   2017 David Bowie awarded 4 posthumous Grammys for Blackstar   2017 Metallica and Lady Gaga do Moth Into Flame at Grammys
 

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1962 Sheryl Crow born       1963 Beatles record 10 songs in 10 hours for Please Please Me album      1964 Beatles do first US concert at Washington, DC Coliseum       1965 Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox      1972 David Bowie Debuts Zigg Stardust on stage in Tolworth, UK concert      1977 Jethro Tull releases Songs From The Wood    1983 Rolling Stones Let’s Spend The Night Together documentary opens       1990 George Thorogood files suit against a bootlegger       2007 Police reunite to open Grammy Awards show in LA           
 

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1974 Producer Phil Spector badly injured in a car wreck  1977 Peter Gabriel releases his self-titled solo debut,   1978 Van Halen releases debut album   1986 John Lennon’s Live In New York City released   1991 Bruce Hornsby and Branford Marsalis play the national anthem before the NBA All Star game in Charlotte   1998 John Fogerty plays Fords Theater in Washington in tribute to Bill Clinton   2006 Neil Young Heart Of Gold documentary premiers   2009 Van Morrison releases Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl   2017 Tom Petty honored as MusiCares Person of the Year in LA tributes that includes Heartbreakers reunion and performances by Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Stevie Nicks, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison
 

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1964 73 million tune in to watch the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show  1970 Doors release Morrison Hotel    1981 Bill Haley dies   1993 Mick Jagger releases Wandering Spirit, Paul McCartney releases Off The Ground   1997 The Simpsons airs 167th episode, beating the record for an animated series held by The Flintstones   1997 Soundgarden does last concert before breaking up, Brian Connolly of Sweet dies   2010 John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez perform at the White House in a tribute to Civil Rights songs  2014 14 million tune in for to CBS Beatles 50th anniversary of Beatles Ed Sullivan appearance special 

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1969 Blind Faith forms, George Harrison has his tonsils removed   1973 Max Yasgur, owner of the Bethel, New York farm where the 1969 Woodstock festivals was staged, dies of a heart attack in Florida   1974 Bad Company makes live debut in Newcastle, UK   1980 David and Angela Bowie divorce after 10 years of marriage   1994 Motley Cure’s Tommy Lee arrested for carrying a loaded gun at the Los Angeles Airport    2013 Bruce Springsteen receives MusiCares Person of the Year award in LA   2015 AC/DC plays Grammy Awards show with former member Chris Slade (1990-94) on drums in place of Phil Rudd

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1934 King Curtis born   1949 Wings drummer Joe English born   1962 Jon Bon Jovi born    1964 Beatles arrive in New York for fist US visit   1970 Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson marries Jennie Franks   1971 Tom Fogerty quits Creedence Clearwater Revival   1979 Stephen Stills become first Rocker to record in digital, but does not release the song   1980 Pink Floyd opens first of 7 nights at LA Sports Arena   1979 Tom Petty closes out 20 night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco with a live broadcast   1997 Carlos Santana and BB King perform for inmates at San Quentin   2000 Foghat’s Dave Peverett dies of cancer   2006 Cream and David Bowie get Lifetime Achievement Awards during the Grammys   2010 Who perform at half time during Super Bowl in Miami

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1945 Bob Marley born   1962 Guns N Roses Axl Rose (William Bailey) born   1984 .38 Special releases Tour De Force...   1989 Bob Dylan releases Dylan & The Dead   1990 Billy Idol breaks wrist and leg in motorcycle crash in LA   1993 Mick Jagger performs on Saturday Night Live and does a skit impersonating Keith Richards   1995 Neil Young joins Pearl Jam at concert in Seattle’s Moore Theater   1998 Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys dies of cancer   2001 Don Felder leaves the Eagles   2011 Former Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore found dead in his hotel room while on vacation in Spain, Slash plays guitar on Sweet Child of Mine during Black Eyed Peas medley during half time at the Super Bowl in Dallas   2015 Bob Dylan accepts MusiCares Person Of The Year Award in LA
 

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Guns N Roses Duff McKagan born   1968 Spin Doctors Chris Barron born   1986 Bob Dylan & Tom Petty open world tour in New Zealand   1991 Queen releases Innuendo   1992 John Mellencamp does a free concert in Johnson City, Tennessee to protest cable company dropping MTV   2006 Rolling Stones perform during half time at Super Bowl in Pontiac, Michigan 2012 Madonna performs at Super Bowl 46 in Indianapolis   2015   Historic marker placed at train station platform where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met on October 17, 1962

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1941 Animals drummer John Steel born   1948 Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier) born   1950 Phil Ehart of Kansas born   1952 Humble Pie’s Jerry Shirley born   1973 Genesis open first UK headline tour   1977 Fleetwood Mac releases Rumours   1984 Police open Synchronicity tour in Syracuse, NY   1992 Alice In Chains releases SAP   1998 Hand written lyrics to Jim Morrison’s Celebration of the Lizard bring $40,250 at auction, a pair of Jani Joplin’s bell bottoms go for $10,350   2016 Van Morrison knighted in ceremony at Buckinham Palace  2016 Maurice White of Earth Wind & Fire dies at 74   2017 Black Sabbath close reunion tour with concert in Birmingham, UK
 

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