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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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2-21

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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2-20

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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2-19

1948 Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi born, Spirit’s Mark Andes born   1980 ACDC’s Bon Scott dies   1982 Ozzy Osbourne arrested after taking a leak on The Cenopath, 1 1939 munument erected in San Antonio to honor those killed in the Battle of the Alamo     1985 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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2-17

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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2-16

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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2-14

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     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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2-13

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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2-12

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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2-11

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       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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2-10

1972 David Bowie performs as Ziggy Stardust on stage in London...   1974 Producer Phil Spector badly injured in a car wreck     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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2-9

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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2-8

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 Bon Jovi keyboard player David Bryan 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   2019 Man seeking to "arrest" John Mellencamp arrested after breaking into the singer's house. John was not home at the time

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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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1947 Kinks Dave Davies born   1959 Plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper   1967 Jimi Hendrix records Purple Haze in London   2009 Graham Nash releases Reflections box set

   1992 Pearl Jam does its first UK concert at a London club 

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1942 Hollies & Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s Graham Nash born...   1949 Journey’s Ross Valory born...   1953 Billy Joel ex Christine Brinckley born...   1966 Stone Temple Pilots Robert DeLeo born...   1968 Simon & Garfunkel record Mrs. Robinson in New York City...   1971 Counting Crows Ben Mize born...   1974 Pyro malfunction during Emerson Lake & Palmer San Francisco concert injures Keith Emerson...   1976 Genesis releases Trick of the Tail...  1976 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Gimme Back My Bullets...  1979 Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols dies of an overdose... 2014 Seahawks embarrass Broncos and Red Hot Chili Peppers embarrass themselves by playing halftime at Super Bowl in New York without their instruments plugged in...

 

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1937 Don Everly born   1938 Jimmy Carl Black, drummer with Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, born   1950 Rich Williams of Kansas born   1950 Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Fleetwood Mac born   1964 Kingsmen’s Louie, Louie declared ‘pornographic’ by Governor of Indiana   1967 Pink Floyd’s concert debut  1967 Jefferson Airplane releases Surrealistic Pillow... 1972 Neil Young releases Harvest   1973 Traffic releases Shootout at the Fantasy factory    1974 Doobie Brothers release What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits   1977 Led Zeppelin postpone start of US tour because Robert Plant has tonsillitis   1979 Allman brothers Band release Enlightened Rogues…  1987 Santana releases Freeedom    1988 Cars announce breakup   2009 Dewey Martin of Buffalo Springfield dies,  Bruce Springsteen performs during half time of Superbowl in Tampa

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1946 Terry Kath of Chicago born...   1951 Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera born…      1956 Sex Pistol’s Johnny Rotten (John Lydon) born…      1970 Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir busted down on Bourbon Street in New Orleans…      1979 Clash open first US tour…      1997 Metallica’s Kirk Hammett gets married during barefoot beachfront wedding in Hawaii…      1998 Bruce Springsteen joins Jon Bon Jovi and Southside Johnny at a Red Bank, NJ benefit for a slain policeman’s family…      2007 Deborah Koons Garcia files suit to obtain the rights to Jerry Garcia’s concert tapes…  2010 Neil Young wins his first Grammy award…   2015 Motley Crue ends Farewell Tour with LA concert. Tommy Lee gets stranded upside down on stage rollercoaster   2017 John Wetton of King Crimson and Asia dies of cancer at 67...

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1942 Jefferson Airplane’s Marty Balin born Martyn Jerel Buchwald…      1947 Faces & Humble Pie’s Steve Marriott born…      1951 Phil Collins born...    1969 Beatles last public performance is staged on the roof of the Apple headquarters in London…      1972 British paratroopers kill more than a dozen Catholic civil rights marchers in Northern Ireland, event inspires U2 song Sunday, Bloody Sunday…      1973 KISS make live debut in New York City…      1988 Robbie Robertson plays Saturday Night Live…      1989 Don Henley plays drums with Guns N Roses during American Music Awards…

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1952 Tommy Ramone born... 1969 Steve Winwood leaves Traffic, forming Blind Faith a week later…   1971 Yes releases The Yes Album...  1972 Daid Bowie debuts Ziig Stardust at Borough Assembly Hall in Aylesbury, UK....   1983 Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks marries Kim Anderson in LA home…      1992 Willie Dixon born   2010 Neil Young receives MusiCares Person Of The Year honor in LA…      2010 Peter Frampton joins Gov’t Mule on three songs at Taft Theater in Cincinnati…  
 

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