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Rock Birthdays/Today In Rock: November

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Rock Birthdays/Today In Rock: November

Rock Birthdays:
November 1
Ric Grech (Family, Blind Faith, Ginger Baker's Air Force, Traffic, KGB, Gram Parsons, The Crickets) - b. 1946 - d. 3/17/90
Jim Steinman (Producer, composer, lyricist, Meat Loaf) - 70
Dan Peek (America, solo) - b. 1950 - d. 7/24/11
Eddie Macdonald (The Alarm) - 58
Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) - 55
Rick Allen (Def Leppard) - 54
Joe LeSte’ (Bang Tango, Beautiful Creatures) - 53

Nov. 2
Jay Black (Jay and the Americans) - 79
Keith Emerson (The Nice, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Emerson Lake & Powell, 3, Keith Emerson Band, Billy Sherwood, solo) - b. 1944 - d. 3/11/16
JD Souther (born John David Souther) (vocals, songwriter - Eagles, Joe Walsh, Linda Ronstadt) - 72
Dave Pegg (Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention) - 70
Rich Gooch (Quarterflash) - 69
Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band) - 60
Andrew Elt (Sleeze Beez) - 55
Bobby Dall (Poison) - 54
Ron McGovney (Metallica) - 54
Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu (Korn, Fieldy's Dreams, StillWell, L.A.P.D., solo) - 48
Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) - 42
Thomas Brendahl (Volbeat) - 37

Nov. 3
Nick Simper (Deep Purple) - 72
Joe Lala (Actor, voice actor, drummer and percussionist, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Manassas, The Bee Gees, Whitney Houston + more) - b. 1947 - d. 3/18/14
Adam Ant - 63

Nov. 4
Delbert McClinton - 77
Chris Difford (Squeeze, Difford & Tilbrook, solo) - 63
James Honeyman-Scott (Pretenders) b. 1956 - d. 6/16/82
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) - 61
Jeff Watson (Night Ranger, Mother's Army, The Jeff Watson Band + more) - 61
Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey) - 52
Wayne Static (Static X, solo) - b. 1965 - d. 11/1/14

Nov. 5
Ike Turner - b. 1931 – d. 12/12/07
Art Garfunkel (Simon & Garfunkel) - 76
Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) - 70
Donnie McDougall (The Guess Who) - 69
Gram Parsons (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers) - b. 1946 - d. 9/19/73
Bryan Adams - 58
David Bryson (Counting Crows) - 56
Brian Wheat (Tesla) - 54
Ruyter Suys (Nashville Pussy) - 49

Nov. 6
Jack Douglas (Producer) -
George Young (The Easybeats, AC/DC producer + more) - 71
Glenn Frey (Eagles, solo) - b. 1948 - d. 1/18/16
Rushton Moreve/John Russell Morgan (Steppenwolf) - b. 1948 - d. 7/1/81
Craig Goldie (Craig Goldy's Ritual, David Lee Roth, Dio, Giuffria, Rough Cutt, Dio Disciples) - 56
Corey Glover (Living Colour, Galactic, solo) - 53
Greg Graffin (Bad Religion, solo) - 53
Paul Gilbert (Racer X, Mr. Big, G3, solo) - 51

Nov. 7
Mary Travers (Peter, Paul & Mary) - b. 1938 - d. 9/16/09
Johnny Rivers - 75
Joni Mitchell - 74
Nick Gilder (Sweeney Todd, solo) - 66
Tommy Thayer (KISS, Black 'N Blue) - 57
Brian Jay (Keel) - 57
Robin Finck (Guns N' Roses, Nine Inch Nails) - 46
Robert Caggiano (Volbeat, Anthrax, The Damned Things) - 41

Nov. 8
Bonnie Bramlett (Delaney & Bonnie) - 73
Roy Wood (The Move, ELO, Wizzard, solo) - 71
Bonnie Raitt - 68
Larry Burnett (Firefall) - 66
Porl Thompson (The Cure, Page and Plant, Shelleyan Orphan, Babacar, others) - 60
Jackie Ramos (Hericane Alice, Bangalore Choir, Bad Moon Rising, Bang Tango) -

Nov. 9
Tom Fogerty (Credence Clearwater Revival) - b. 1941 - d. 9/6/90
Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult, Soft White Underbelly) - 69
Alan Gratzer (REO Speedwagon) - 69
Dennis Stratton (Praying Mantis, Iron Maiden) - 63
Tommy Caldwell (The Marshall Tucker Band) - b. 1949 - d. 4/28/80
Jeff Martin (Racer X, Badlands) - 58
Chris Jericho (Fozzy) - 47
Susan Tedeshi (Tedeshi Trucks Band) - 47

Nov. 10
Screaming Lord Sutch (David Edward Sutch) - b. 1940 - d. 6/16/99
Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper) - b. 1947 – d. 1019/97)
Roy Thomas Baker (Producer, songwriter, arranger) - 71
Greg Lake (The Gods, King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Asia, Emerson, Lake & Powell, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, solo) - b. 1947 - d. 12/7/16
Ronnie Hammond (Atlanta Rhythm Section) - 67
Mario Cipollina (Huey Lewis & The News) - 63
DJ Ashba (Beautiful Creatures, BulletBoys, Guns N' Roses, SIXX A.M.) - 45
Chris Joannou (Silverchair) - 38

Nov. 11
Hank Garland (Session guitarist with Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison + more) - b. 1930 - d. 12/27/04
Chris Dreja (Metropolitan (or Metropolis) Blues Quartet, The Yardbirds, Box of Frogs) - 72
Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge, solo) - 72
Pat Daugherty (Black Oak Arkansas) - 70
Jim Peterik (Survivor, The Ides of March, Pride of Lions) - 67
Marshall Crenshaw (singer, songwriter) - 64
Dave Alvin (The Blasters, X, The Knitters, The Flesh Eaters, solo + more) - 62
Mike Mesaros (The Smithereens) - 60
Mic Michaeli (Europe, Glenn Hughes, Brazen Abbot, Last Autumn's Dream) - 55
Stefan Schwarzmann (Accept, U.D.O., Running Wild, X-Wild, Krokus, Helloween) - 52
Jason White (Green Day) - 43 - He was a touring member of Green Day from 1999 until 2012 and played lead guitar in the majority of their live shows. During late 2012 he became an official member of the band, with Green Day becoming a four-piece group.

Nov. 12
Booker T. Jones (Booker T. & the MGs) - 73
Neil Young (The Squires, The Mynah Birds, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Crazy Horse, The Stray Gators, The Stills-Young Band, solo) - 72
Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult) - 70
Laurence Juber (Wings, Al Stewart, solo) - 65
David Ellefson (Megadeth) - 53
Tony Montana (Great White) - 52

Nov. 13
John Hammond Jr. - 75
Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band) - 70
Roger Steen (Tubes) - 68
Bill Gibson (Huey Lewis and the News) - 66
Aldo Nova - 61

Nov. 14
James Young (Styx) - 67
Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot, Hughes/Thrall, W.A.S.P., Heavy Bones) - 66
Alec Jon Such (Bon Jovi) - 66
Stephen Bishop - 65
Paul Hackman (Helix) - b. 1953 - d. 7/5/92
Nina Gordon (Veruca Salt, solo) - 50
Brian Yale (Matchbox Twenty) - 49
Butch Walker (Southgang, Marvelous 3, Producer, solo) - 48
Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs) - 47
Travis Barker (Blink 182, Transplants, +44, Box Car Racer) - 42
Tobin Esperance (Papa Roach) - 38

Nov. 15
Steve Fossen (Heart, Alias) - 68
Graham Parker (Rumour, The Figgs, solo) - 67
Frank Infante (Blondie, New York Dolls, Iggy Pop, Divinyls, Joan Jett) - 66
Tony Thompson (The Distance and Crown Of Thorns, Chic, The Power Station + more) - b. 1954 - d. 12/12/03
Dann Huff (White Heart, Giant, musician, session musician, singer-songwriter and producer) - 57
Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) - 43
Mark "Marky" Anthony Chavez (Adema) - 39 - born in Bakersfield. CA. He's a graduate of Bakersfield's Garces Memorial High School and the half-brother of KoRn vocalist Jonathan Davis.

Nov. 16
Paul Raymond (Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, UFO, MSG, Waysted) - 72
Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) - 53
Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver, Wasted Youth, Electric Love Hogs, Dave Navarro, Loaded, DKFXP, Cyco Miko, Zilch, Infectious Grooves, Danzig, Sugartooth) - 51

Nov. 17
Gene Clark (The Byrds) - b. 1944 - d. 5/24/91
Gordon Lightfoot - 79
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull) - 71
Jim Babjak (The Smithereens) - 60
Jeff Buckley - b. 1966 - d. 5/29/97
‪Richard Fortus‬ (Guns N' Roses‬, The Dead Daisies‬) - 51
Ben Wilson (Blues Traveler) - 50

Nov. 18
Herman Rarebell (Scorpions, Micheal Schenker Group, Herman ze German, solo) - 68
Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Blue Oyster Cult, Geoff Tate's Queensryche, Animetal USA) - 67
Graham Parker (Graham Parker & the Rumour, solo) - 67
John McFee (The Doobie Brothers) - 64
Michael Ramos (BoDeans) - 59
Jan Kuehnemund (Vixen) - b. 1961 - d. 10/10/13
Kirk Hammett (Death Angel, Headbanged, Exodus, Metallica) - 55
Johnny Christ - Jonathan Lewis Seward (Avenged Sevenfold) - 33

Nov. 19
Ray Collins (Frank Zappa) - b. 1937 - d. 12/24/12
Fred Lipsius (Blood Sweat & Tears, performed with Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, and jazz greats Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Zoot Sims, Eddie Gomez, Al Foster, George Mraz, Larry Willis, Randy Brecker) - 74
Joe Correro (Paul Revere and Raiders, Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds) - 71
Ron Wikso (The Storm, Foreigner, John Pratt, Gregg Rolie Band, Richie Sambora, Firefly + more) - 58
Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, Neurotic Outsiders, Slash's Snakepit, Hawk, Y Kant Tori Read, Johnny Crash, Velvet Revolver, Kings Of Chaos, Camp Freddy) - 57
Michael Lee / Michael Gary Pearson (Page and Plant, The Cult + more) - b. 1969 - d. 11/24/08
Travis McNabb (Better Than Ezra) - 48
Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor (Peach, Tool) - 46

Nov. 20
Norman Greenbaum (Dr West's Medicine Show & Junk Band, solo) - 75
Mike Vernon (Record producer - Bluesbreakers, David Bowie, Duster Bennett, Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, John Mayall, Christine McVie and Ten Years After + more) - 73
Duane Allman (Allman Brothers, Derek and the Dominos) - b. 1946 - d. 10/29/71
Joe Walsh (Eagles, James Gang, Barnstorm, solo, Ringo Starr's All Starr Band) - 70
Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush) - 63
Mike D - Michael Diamond (Beastie Boys) - 52
Davey Havok (AFI, Blaqk Audio) - 42
Jared Followill (Kings Of Leon) - 31
Oliver "Oli" Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon) - 31

Nov. 21
Dr. John - 77
Lonnie Jordan (War, solo) - 69
John "Rabbit" Bundrick (Bob Marley, Who, Free, Crawler, Kossoff Kirke Tetsu and Rabbit, solo + more) - 69
Gary Pihl (Sammy Hagar, Boston) - 67
Peter Koppes (The Church) - 62
Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes, The Zen Circus, The Break) - 57

Nov. 22
Roderick "Rod" Michael Price (Black Cat Bones, Foghat, collaborated with Shaky Vic's Blues Band, Champion Jack Dupree, Duster Bennett, Eddie Kirkland, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon and David "Honeyboy" Edwards, solo) - b. 1947 - d. 3/22/05
Floyd Sneed (Three Dog Night, The Ohio Players) - 75
Stevie Van Zant (South Side Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Steel Mill, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul) - 67
Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) - 67
Lawrence Gowan (Styx) - 61
Daryl Gray (Helix) - 59
Mick Cripps (L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat) - 57
Jim Matheos (Fates Warning, OSI) - 55
Ronny Munroe (Metal Church, Presto Ballet, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) - 52
Rowen Robertson (Dio, Violets Demise, DC4, Dio Disciples) - 46
Alex Grossi - (Quiet Riot, Adler's Appetite, Beautiful Creatures, Bang Tango, Love/Hate, Jani Lane, Angry Salad) - 41
Corey Beaulieu (Trivium) - 34

Nov. 23
Bruce Hornsby (Bruce Hornsby & the Range, Hornsby & the Noise Makers, Skaggs & Hornsby, Bruce Hornsby Trio, Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, Bobby Hi-Test and the Octane Kids) - 63
Ken Block (Sister Hazel) - 51
Chris Adler (Lamb Of God, Megadeth) - 45

Nov. 24
Pete Best (The Beatles) - 65
Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T & the MG's, The Blues Brothers, session bassist for Stax Records + many more) - b. 1941 - d. 5/13/12
Bev Bevan (The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, Black Sabbath, ELO Part II, Bev Bevan's Move) - 72
Lee Michaels - 72
Bob Burns (Lynyrd Skynyrd) - 67
Clem Burke a.k.a Elvis Ramone (Blondie, The Romantics, The Ramones, Pete Townshend, Bob Dylan, Eurythmics, The Tourists, Dramarama, The Fleshtones, Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, Chequered Past) - 62
Chris Hayes (Huey Lewis & The News) - 60
Tony Rombola (Godsmack) - 53
Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (Cryptic Slaughter, Drown, Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne, Prong + more) - 48
Satchel/Russ Parrish (SteelPanther, Fight, Paul Gilbert, The Thornbirds, The Atomic Punks) - 47
Nick Walsh (Famous Underground, SlikToxik) - 47
Chad Taylor (Live) - 47

Nov. 25
Percy Sledge - 77
Steve Rothery (Marillion, The Wishing Tree, Enchant, Steve Rothery Band) - 58
Mark Lanegan (Queens of The Stone Age, Screaming Trees, Isobel Campbell, Soulsavers, The Gutter Twins, Mad Season) - 53
Mark Morton (Lamb Of God) - 45
Ben Wells (Black Stone Cherry) - 32

Nov. 26
Tina Turner - 78
Alan Henderson (Them) - 73
John McVie (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac) - 72
Bert Ruiter (Focus, Earth and Fire, solo) - 71
Adam Gaynor (Matchbox Twenty) - 54
Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob, Starwood, Dario Lorina) - 43
Stu Block‬ (‎Iced Earth) - 40

Nov. 27
Al Jackson Jr (Booker T and the MG's) - b. 1935 - d. 10/1/75
Jimi Hendrix (The Isley Brothers, Little Richard, the Blue Flame, Curtis Knight, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, Band of Gypsys) - b. 1942 - d. 9/18/70
Randy Brecker (Brecker Brothers, Stanley Turrentine, Billy Cobham, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Sandip Burman, Charles Mingus, Blood Sweat & Tears, Horace Silver, Frank Zappa, Parliament-Funkadelic, Gary Husband's Force Majeure, Chris Parker, Jaco Pastorius, Dire Straits, others) - 72
Dave Winthrop (Supertramp, Chicken Shack, Secret Affair, freelance) - 69
Daryl Stuermer (Jean-Luc Ponty, George Duke, Joan Armatrading, Frida Lyngstad, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Philip Bailey, Phil Collins, Genesis, solo) - 65
Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) - 58
Charlie Benante (Anthrax, Stormtroopers Of Death) - 55
Mike Bordin (Faith No More, Ozzy Osbourne) - 55
David Prichard (Armored Saint) - b. 1963 -d. 2/27/90
Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Slash) - 48

Nov. 28
Randy Newman - 74
Paul Shaffer - 68
Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Skin Yard, Temple of the Dog) - 55
Jimmy D’Anda (Bulletboys, Lynch Mob, Lies, Deceit & Treachery, Let It Rawk) - 52

Nov. 29
John Mayall (John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Canned Heat, Cream, Fleetwood Mac, Keef Hartley Band, Mark-Almond, Pure Food and Drug Act + more) - 84
Denny Doherty (The Mamas & Papas) - b. 1940 - d. 1/19/07
Felix Cavaliere (The Young Rascals, The Rascals, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Steve Cropper, Felix Caviliere's Rascals) - 75
Ronnie Montrose (Montrose, Edgar Winter Group) - b. 1947 - d. 3/3/12
Barry Goudreau (Boston, RTZ, Ernie and the Automatics, Delp and Goudreau, Orion The Hunter) - 66
Masayoshi Yamashita (Loudness) - 56
Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) - 55
Terry Glaze (Pantera, Lord Tracy, Blowphish, The Crayfish) - 53
Mike DiMeo (Riot, Josie Sang, The Lizards, Masterplan, Johnny Winter, Vinnie Moore, Tommy James and The Shondells, Bonnie Tyler, The Groove Kings + more) - 49
Michael Dempsey (The Cure) - 49
Erik Ferentinos (Stephen Pearcy)
Michael Grant (L.A. Guns)
Ringo Garza (Los Lonely Boys) - 36

Nov. 30
Dick Clark - b. 1929 - d. 4/18/12
Rob Grill (The Grass Roots, solo) - b. 1943 - d. 7/11/11
Leo Lyons (Jaybirds, Ten Years After) - 74
Roger Glover (Episode Six, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Gillan & Glover) - 72
Billy Idol (Generation X, solo) - 62
John Ashton (The Psychedelic Furs) - 60
Cherie Currie (The Runaways, solo) - 58
Mike Matijevic (Steelheart) - 53
Mike Stone (Criss, Queensrÿche, The Stick People, solo) - 48

Today In Rock History
Nov. 1
1894: Billboard Advertising, a trade publication dealing with all manner of billboard advertising and selling for a dime, begins publication. Within a few years, It later began reporting on circuses, carnivals, vaudeville and other forms of live entertainment before focusing on motion pictures and by the 1930's Billboard, as it has come to be known, is covering radio and sales of the new medium, juke box records.
1954: The November issue of Billboard magazine lists Elvis Presley at #8 of the Most Promising New Hillbilly or Country Singers.
1954: Buddy Holly And The Crickets started a three week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'That'll Be The Day.'
1956: Elvis Presley bought a new Harley Davidson motorbike, Presley spent the day riding round Memphis on his new bike with actress Natalie Wood.
1958: Communist East Germany leaders dub Elvis Presley as "Public enemy number one." An East Germany youth publication wrote: "The 23 year old star Presley is no artist and enjoys only limited brain power."
1959: Elvis Presley's current stint in the Army means that for the first time in nearly five years, no Elvis single resides on the Billboard charts.
1959: After cracking the US Top 40 twice while with Atlantic Records, Ray Charles signs with ABC-Paramount, where he will have 24 more Billboard hits.
1960: Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires 'Are You Lonesome To-night?' b/w 'I Gotta Know' 45 single is released. With music by Lou Handman and lyrics by Roy Turk, the song was written in 1926, first published in 1927 and most notably revived by Elvis Presley in 1960 (with the title spelled 'Are You Lonesome To-Night?'). It went on to be one of the biggest-selling singles of 1960, peaking at #1 on the Billboard pop chart for six weeks and peaking at #3 on the R&B charts.Elvis's version was listed at #81 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time.
1962: The Beatles returned to the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany for a two-week residency. While there a recording was made on a small, portable tape recorder which would be pressed and issued by Singasong Records in 1977 as 'Live! At the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, 1962.'
1963: The Beatles make their first appearance as a tour headliner at a show in Gloucestershire, England, performing two shows at the Odeon Cinema. Supporting The Beatles were The Rhythm & Blues Quartet, The Vernons Girls, Frank Berry, The Brook Brothers, Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers, and The Kestrels.
1963: The Beatles released 'The Beatles (No. 1)' EP in the UK. It was the 3rd Beatles EP and was only released in mono.
1963: The Rolling Stones 'I Wanna Be Your Man' b/w 'Stoned' 45 single is released in the UK. The song was primarily written by Paul McCartney, and finished by Lennon and McCartney in the corner of a room while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were talking. Released as their 2nd single, the Stones' version was an early hit, peaking at #12 on the British chart.
1964: The Beach Boys begin their first UK tour in London.
1964: The Dave Clark Five makes their US television debut on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show. The clean-cut image of the group members visibly relieves the host, who is still suffering from the Stones riot of a few days' earlier. After the band plays 'Glad All Over,' Ed goes out of his way to tag them as "nice, neat boys."
1965: A Rolling Stones gig at War Memorial Auditorium in Rochester, New York came to an abrupt halt after seven minutes when three-thousand fans tried to rush the stage.
1966: The Who are in Frankfurt, Germany appearing on the TV show 'Beat Beat Beat.'
1966: The Doors played the first night of a month long residency at the Ondine Discotheque in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
1966: Elvis Presley's LPs 'Elvis Presley,' 'Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 2,' and 'Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3' are certified gold.
1966: With 'Good Vibrations' at the top of the UK chart, The Beach Boys kick off the first of seven sold out shows at Finsbury Park Astoria in London, England. Over 600 city buses were adorned with posters announcing their arrival.
1968: George Harrison released his first solo album, 'Wonderwall Music.' He's the first member of The Beatles to release a solo album. The songs which were mostly Harrison instrumentals, featured Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and an unaccredited banjo contribution by Peter Tork of The Monkees. The LP would reach #49 in the US, but did not chart at all in the UK and would become the first album to be deleted from the Apple Records catalog.
1968: Pink Floyd returns to the UK after three gigs in Paris to perform at Highbury Technical College in Portsmouth.
1969: The Allman Brothers Band performed at City Auditorium, Macon, Georgia.
1969: The Who’s 2nd North American 'Tommy' tour continues with a show at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio.
1969: The Beatles topped the album charts in America with 'Abbey Road.' It stayed at #1 for 11 weeks. It was their 13th US #1 album. The cover supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon. Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps.’ And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo, black suit), the Corpse (Paul, barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim shirt).
1969: Elvis Presley's 'Suspicious Minds' hits #1. It's his first chart-topper since 'Good Luck Charm' in 1962 and 17th and final US #1 hit during his lifetime. Elvis had recorded it in a 4 AM to 7 AM session last January, with the eighth take being the keeper. The song climbed to #2 in the UK.
1970: The Grateful Dead released their 6th album, 'American Beauty.' It peaked at #30 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. In 1991, Rolling Stone magazine ranked American Beauty's album cover as the 57th beat of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked #258 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The American National Association of Recording Merchandisers placed the album at #20 in its 2007 list of "definitive 200 albums."
1971: Sly And The Family Stone continue to cancel many concerts at the last minute because Sly doesn't show up. Of 80 concerts booked in 1970, he cancelled 26 and ducked out of 12 of 40 shows in '71. The band is still successful on the radio however, enjoying the hits 'Family Affair' and 'There's a Riot Goin' On.'
1971: The Allman Brothers Band perform during Duane Allman’s funeral at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Macon, Georgia. Accompanying the band are Dr. John, Bobby Caldwell, Thom Doucette, Delaney Bramlett, Jimmy Johnson, David Hood, Roger Hawkins, and Barry Beckett. The eulogy was delivered by Jerry Wexler, one of the most highly regarded A&R men in popular music history. The songs included 'Stormy Monday,' 'In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,' 'Will The Circle Be Unbroken,' 'Come On In My Kitchen,' and 'Statesboro Blues.'
1972: The 33rd and final film of Elvis' career, 'Elvis On Tour' opens in the US. It would be awarded the 1972 Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary, making it the only Elvis film to win an award of any kind.
1972: Slade released their 3rd studio album, 'Slayed?'
1972: David Bowie performed at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington.
1972: Yes performed at the National Arts Centre English Theatre in Ottawa, Canada.
1973: The Who played at Belle Vue, King’s Hall in Manchester, England.
1973: Roxy Music's 3rd album, 'Stranded' is released. It reached #1 on the UK Albums chart, and #186 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. The single 'Street Life' reached #9 on the UK charts. The cover features Ferry's then girlfriend and 1973 Playmate of the Year, Marilyn Cole.
1974: Frank Zappa performed at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1974: The Who’s Odds and Sods attains Silver status from the British Phonographic Industry.
1974: Scorpions‬ released their 2nd studio album 'Fly to the Rainbow.'
1975: Elton John started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Island Girl', his 5th US #1.
1975: Touring Australia for the first time Paul McCartney and Wings kicked an 11-date tour at The Entertainment Centre in Perth.
1975: The Band's 7th album, 'Northern Lights – Southern Cross' is released. It reached #26 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. It was the first album to be recorded at their new California studio, Shangri-La.
1976: KISS released their 12th singlle, 'Hard Luck Woman.'
1976, AC/DC appeared at City Hall in Glasgow, Scotland.
1976: James Taylor's 'Greatest Hits' album is released. It reached #23 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features newly recorded versions of 'Carolina in My Mind' (reached #67 on the Billboard Hot 100) and 'Something in the Way She Moves,' and a previously unavailable live version of 'Steamroller.'
1977: The Grateful Dead performed at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
1977: Emerson, Lake & Palmer released their 6th studio album, 'Works Volume 2.'
1978: Bob Dylan played at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin.
1979: Jethro Tull performs at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia.
1979: Aerosmith‬ released their 6th studio album, 'Night In The Ruts.'
1979: Bob Dylan debuts the songs from his new album, a Christian polemic called 'Slow Train Coming,' on the first night of his new tour in San Francisco, CA. A shocked audience boos the new material throughout the set.
1980: Bruce Springsteen 'The River' goes to #1 on the Billboard album charts. It's the first #1 album for Bruce.
1980: KISS release their 24th single 'Tomorrow.'
1981: The Moody Blues performed at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1982: Rush appeared at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1982: Venom released their 2nd album, 'Black Metal.'
1983: ZZ Top played at Ebertshalle in Ludwigshafe, Germany.
1985: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) agrees to some demands made by the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC). As a result, any album deemed to contain offensive lyrics must be issued with a warning label, or the lyrics must be printed on the sleeve.
1986: Kreator released their 2nd studio album, 'Pleasure to Kill.'
1986: Boston reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the second and final time with their 3rd album 'Third Stage,' which spent four weeks at #1.
1986: Whilst in Toronto filming the movie Hearts of Fire Bob Dylan joined the Paul James Band onstage at a bar in Markham, ON.
1987: Dire Straits' CD 'Brothers In Arms' passes the three million sales mark, becoming the UK's all-time best selling album.
1991: Iced Earth released their 2nd full-length album, 'Night of the Stormbrider.'
1992: Pearl Jam play Neil Young's Bridge School benefit concert for the first time. The event takes place at the Shoreline Amphitheater outside of San Francisco in Mountain View, CA. The show also features Elton John, Sammy Hagar, James Taylor, and of course Neil Young.
1994: Aerosmith release their later years best of compilation album, 'Big Ones.'
1994: Nirvana release 'MTV Unplugged in New York' following the death of Kurt Cobain. It debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200, and is certified 5x platinum in the US in 1997. It also won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 1996. Two tracks not aired on the MTV Broadcast appear on the album.
1994: Megadeth‬ released their 6th studio album, 'Youthanasia.'
1994: Black Crowes released their 3rd studio album, 'Amorica.'
1994: Tom Petty released his 2nd solo album, 'Wildflowers.' It was the first released by Petty after signing a contract with Warner Brothers Records, and the first of three albums produced by Rick Rubin. It was certified 3x platinum. It reached #8 on the Billboard 200 Top albums chart. Rolling Stone placed Wildflowers at #12 on their list of the best albums of the nineties. Three singles were released from the album between 1994 and 1995, the most successful of which, 'You Don't Know How It Feels,' reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Album Rock Tracks chart for one week. The song also won a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. 'Wildflowers' won a 1996 Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. It was also nominated for Best Rock Album. The album features all members of the Heartbreakers with the exception of drummer Stan Lynch, who left the band earlier in 1994. Steve Ferrone plays drums on 'Wildflowers' and would join the band officially the following year. However, the album was not credited to the Heartbreakers because, in Petty's words, "Rick (Rubin) and I both wanted more freedom than to be strapped into five guys." Freedom notwithstanding, Petty chose to use most of his regular band as session players, demonstrating his comfort with that format.
1996: U2 set up a video link to an internet site from their recording studio in Dublin so fans could watch them record their new album.
1999: With getting music over the internet still a novel concept and technical challenge, Third Eye Blind offers their single 'Anything' exclusively online. It's free, but can only be played for 3 weeks.
1999: Rage Against The Machine release 'The Battle Of Los Angeles' album.
2000: The Recording Industry Association Of America introduces guidelines for Parental Advisory labeling on recordings.
2003: Bruce Springsteen and Michael J. Fox performed 'Light of Day,' the title track of the 1987 movie starring Fox, during a Parkinson's Disease benefit at New Jersey’s Stone Pony.
2004: 61-year old Terry Knight, the former manager of Grand Funk Railroad, was murdered at his home in Killeen, Texas. Knight was defending his daughter during a domestic disturbance when he was stabbed by her boyfriend, 26 year old Donald Alan Fair, who was high on methamphetamine and is now serving life in prison. Knight began his music career by leading a Michigan band called Terry Knight and the Pack, who scored a Billboard top 50 hit with ‘I, Who Have Nothing.'
2005: Black Sabbath is inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame by Brian May of Queen. The band played 'Paranoid' at the ceremony and Ozzy mooned the crowd.
2005: Deep Purple released their 18th studio album, 'Rapture of the Deep.'
2005: Ozzy Osbourne released his 9th studio album, 'Under Cover.' The album was made up entirely of cover songs. It features Alice In Chains' guitarist Jerry Cantrell.
2005: Testament released their 2nd live album, 'Live in London.'
2006: Elton John begged his record label Universal Records to drop him during a concert at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY claiming that the label barely promoted his last studio album to date The Captain and the Kid commenting “Please drop me. I’m 58 and I don’t care anymore.”
2007: Winners at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards held in Munich, Germany included Avril Lavigne who was named best solo artist, and her song Girlfriend was voted most addictive track. Muse won two awards for best UK and Ireland act and best headline act, Linkin Park won the award for best band of 2007, and German band Tokio Hotel took the prize for best international act. Amy Winehouse won the Artist Choice prize, an award chosen by her fellow musicians and The ultimate urban prize went to R&B star Rihanna.
2008: Jimmy Carl Black dies of lung cancer in Germany at 70. He was the drummer and a vocalist in The Mothers of Invention. He also worked with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Joe Cocker, the Grateful Dead and The Turtles. He is immortalized in name on the Mothers of Invention album 'We’re Only In It For The Money.'
2011: At a lecture on the modern music industry at Britain's Radio Festival in Salford, Pete Townshend accused Apple's iTunes website of "bleeding" artists like a "digital vampire". He went on to insist that iTunes bosses should do more to help artists, rather than just taking the money.
2011: Ace Frehley releases his autobiography, 'No Regrets.'
2011: Megadeth released their 13th studio album, 'Thirt3en.'
2012: Metal Hammer magazine published a list of the "Top ten rock and heavy metal moustaches...Ever". The list which included mustaches worn by the likes of Frank Zappa, all the members of Black Sabbath, (except Ozzy Osbourne). James Hetfield, Lemmy and Freddie Mercury.
2014: Wayne Static,‬ singer with ‪Static X‬ passed away.
2015: Beach Boys' vocalist Mike Love released a song called '(You'll Never Be) Alone on Christmas Day,' a new version of an old yuletide bootleg that was available exclusively www.RollingStone.com.

Nov. 2
1920: KDKA in Pittsburgh becomes the first commercially licensed radio station in the United States. They are not the first station on the air, but the first to get the broadcast license. With consumers unsure of the benefits of radio, the station announces results of the Harding-Cox presidential election, getting the news to those with a radio much faster than everyone who had to wait for the morning paper.
1956: A Fats Domino concert in Fayetteville, NC, turns into a riot. While both blacks and whites attend (during a racially charged time), Domino claims the trouble is caused by a combination of "the beat and the booze."
1957: Elvis Presley had eight hits in the UK Top 40, an all-time record.
1959: The East German government sends 15 young people to prison for publicly showing their devotion to Elvis Presley (and speaking ill of the East German regime).
1963: The British paper the Daily Mirror uses the headline “Beatlemania!” for the first time, proclaiming, “Everyone, everywhere is catching it.”
1963: The Beach Boys release 'Be True To Your School.' The record, which includes the University of Wisconsin fight song, peaks at #6 in the US.
1963: The Konrads, featuring David Bowie, performed at Shirley Parish Hall in Shirley, Croydon, England.
1963: Dion performs 'Donna The Prima Donna' on the British TV show 'Ready Steady Go!,' but gets irritated when audience members dance around him. He walks out on the show even though he is slated for another song.
1965: The Who perform at The Marquee in London where they break box office records for the venue.
1966: Blues legend Mississippi John Hurt dies in his home state at age 73. Material recorded by him has been re-released by many record labels over the years and his songs have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Beck, Doc Watson, John McCutcheon, Taj Mahal, Bruce Cockburn, and David Johansen, among other notable musicians.
1966: Paul Revere and The Raiders guest star as themselves on an episode of 'Batman' entitled 'Dizzoner The Penguin.'
1967: Cream released their 2nd album, 'Disraeli Gears.' It reached #4 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #5 on the UK Albums Chart, and features the hits single, 'Sunshine of Your Love' (reached #5 on the Bilboard Hot 100). In 2003 the album was ranked #112 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
1967: Pink Floyd spent the day at Abbey Road Studios in London recording 'Paintbox.'
1967: The Beatles completed recording their next single ‘Hello Goodbye’ at Abbey Road studios London with a second Paul McCartney bass line. The McCartney song had been selected for the A-side for The Beatles next single, the flip side to be Lennon’s ‘I Am the Walrus’.
1968: Cream performed at Madison Square Garden during their farewell tour. The band was given a platinum disc commemorating American sales of the double album 'Wheels of Fire.'
1968: The Doors played two shows at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Columbus, Ohio.
1968: The Jeff Beck Group appeared at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival release their 4th studio album, 'Willy and the Poor Boys' the 3rd studio album that the band released in 1969. It reached both the Billboard 200 Top LP's (#3) and Top R&B LP's (#28) charts. In 2003, the album was ranked #392 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1969: The Ed Sullivan Show has The Band performing 'Up On Cripple Creek.'
1969: The Rolling Stones quasi-documentary 'Sympathy For The Devil,' directed by Jean-Luc Godard, premieres in San Francisco.
1969: The Who play McDonough Gymnasium at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. 800 people crash the gate and there is much brawling between the audience and security. Pete screams at them “We know our job and we do our job and we do it right so why don’t you fucking sit down?” The Washington Post reviewer calls The Who’s show the most electrifying performance he had ever seen. It later appears as the bootleg Higher Education.
1970: The Rolling Stones live album 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out' is certified gold, as are Neil Young's 'After The Goldrush,' the Moody Blues 'Question of Balance' and 'Live at Monterey' with Jimi Hendrix and Soul great Otis Redding.
1970: Grand Funk Railroad and Black Sabbath performed at the San Diego Sports Arena.
1971: Pink Floyd performed at McCarter Theater, Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.
1972: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
1972: The Band's double-live 'Rock Of Ages' album goes gold.
1973: Bob Dylan begins work on 'Planet Waves.' The project includes contributions by Robbie Robertson and The Band.
1973: Billy Joel's 'Piano Man' b/w 'You're My Home' 45 single is released. It was his first major hit and his signature song. The song peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 1974.
1973: Ringo Starr released his 3rd solo album 'Ringo.' which contained guest appearances by each of his former Beatles bandmates, . It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and #7 on the UK Albums Chart, and features two Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles - 'You're Sixteen' and 'Photograph.' The album is noted for the appearance of all four Beatles, and for its numerous guest stars (including The Band and Marc Bolan), something which would become a signature for Starr on many of his future albums and tours.
1973: John Lennon released his 4th post-Beatles album, 'Mind Games.' It reached #9 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and #13 on the UK Albums chart, and features the title track single, which reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1973: Queen played at Imperial College in London.
1974: George Harrison opened his North American tour in Vancouver, the first-ever solo tour by a Beatle, and the first time Harrison himself had hit the road since 1966.
1974: 'Can’t Get Enough' by Bad Company peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart which was their highest charting single in the U.S. They would go on to place eight more songs in the US Top 40, but only one, 'Feel Like Makin' Love,' would crack the Top 10.
1974: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's first compilation album 'So Far' hits #1. It included material from CSN’s debut, 'Deja Vu,' and the single release 'Ohio.'
1974: Three Dog Night's next to last charting record, 'Play Something Sweet,' enters The Hot 100 where it will peak at #33. August of 1975 would see the end of their eight years as hit makers when 'Til The World Ends' would reach #32.
1975: The Who’s European Continental tour continues with two nights at the Messehalle in Sindelfingen, Germany.
1975: Bob Dylan appeared at Technical University in Lowell, Massachusetts.
1976: Black Sabbath played at Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, California.
1976: In an interview with the BBC program The Old Grey Whistle Test, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and manager Peter Grant explained they got the idea to make 'The Song Remains the Same' after using large TV screens at their 1975 Earl’s Court concerts.
1977: Yes performed at New Bingley Hall in Stafford, England.
1978: Aerosmith performed at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1978: The Police released their debut album, 'Outlandos d'Amour.' It reached #23 on the Billlboard Top LP's chart, and features the single, 'Roxanne,' which reached #32 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2003, Rolling Stone reversed their position by ranking the album #434 on their list of greatest albums of all time.
1979: The Who release their film 'Quadrophenia' in the U.S. It features the acting debut of Sting, who plays Ace Face.
1979: Mick Jagger and first wife Bianca divorce.
1979: AC/DC played the second of three sold out nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, with Def Leppard supporting.
1979: Grateful Dead performed at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
1980: Rory Gallagher's 3rd live album, 'Stage Struck' is released.
1981: Rush played at Brighton Centre in Brighton, England.
1982: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 5th album, 'Long After Dark' is released. It reached #9 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's, and features five charting singles - 'Between Two Worlds' (#35 - Mainstream Rock), 'One Story Town' (#15 - Mainstream Rock), 'We Stand A Chance' (#37 - Mainstream Rock), 'You Got Lucky' (#1 - Mainstream Rock and #20 on the Hot 100), 'Change of Heart' (#10 - Mainstream Rock and #21 on the Hot 100).
1985: Loverboy peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Lovin’ Every Minute of It' which was their first top ten single in the U.S.
1987: Dokken‬ released their 4th studio album, 'Back For The Attack.'
1987: George Harrison's first album after a five year hiatus from his recording career, 'Cloud Nine' is released. The album reached #8 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features the #1 hit 'Got My Mind Set On You.'
1989: Bad Religion release their 4th full-length studio album, 'No Control.'
1990: ‪AC/DC‬ kicked off 'The Razors Edge World Tour' in ‪#‎Worcester‬, ‎Massachusetts‬.
1991: U2 scored their second UK #1 single with 'The Fly,' taken from their album 'Achtung Baby'. The song was also a showcase for a persona Bono had invented called "The Fly". Bono described the song as “Four men chopping down The Joshua Tree”.
1991: Rock n' roll hitmaker Mort Shuman, co-writer of 'Viva Las Vegas,' dies of cancer at age 54.
1993: Bryan Adams released his compilation album, 'So Far So Good.' It peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 and hit #1 in the UK and many other countries.
1994: David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center after suffering liver failure. He luckily finds a liver donor less than three weeks later for a transplant.
1994: Bob Dylan’s companion of nearly 20 years sues him for more than $5 million, saying she co-wrote his music and helped manage his career. Ruth Tyrangiel attests in a lawsuit that she, ”devoted all aspects of her life to (Dylan’s) needs, interest and well-being.” The case is later settled out of court.
1995: Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders guest stars on the Friends episode 'The One with the Baby on the Bus.' She sings 'Angel of the Morning' and learns 'Smelly Cat' from Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow).
1996: Counting Crows hit #1 on the US album chart with 'Recovering From Satellites.' The album peaked at #4 in the UK.
1998: Atlantic Records takes a crack at online video, launching a music video service called Instavid. A partnership with RealNetworks, it was advanced for its time but doomed because of the dearth of broadband.
1998: The Rolling Stones release 'No Security.'
1999: Rage Against The Machine release their 3rd studio album, 'The Battle Of Los Angeles.'
1999: Bruce Dickinson released his 2nd live album, 'Scream For Me Brazil.'
1999: Tony MacAlpine released his 9th studio album , 'Master of Paradise.'
1999: Foo Fighters release their 3rd studio album 'There's Nothing Left To Lose.' The album marks the first appearance of drummer Taylor Hawkins. Early pressings of the disc included a temporary tattoo, similar to the one featured on the album cover.
2003: In Hong Kong, Sting denounces the U.S. led invasion of Iraq, and urges the world to help reconstruct the war-ravaged nation.
2004: It's Election Day and there are a couple politically oriented releases. 'The Axis Of Justice' concert in Los Angeles is out on CD/DVD. The July concert features Tom Morello (Audioslave) and Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), plus Tool/A Perfect Circle singer Maynard James Keenan and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. Also, A Perfect Circle's 'eMotive' disc is released with songs that focus on themes of "war, peace, love and greed."
2004: Guitarist Eric Clapton collected his CBE from Buckingham Palace for his services to music.
2004: Silvertide, Shinedown and Future Leaders Of The World launch their tour in Chicago.
2005: Bon Jovi's three month North American tour in support of their 'Have A Nice Day' album gets underway in Des Moines, Iowa.
2005: My Chemical Romance nabs Woodie of the Year (Artists of the Year) at the student-selected mtvU Woodie Awards held in New York. Green Day earns the Alumni Woodie (The You're Still OK in Our Book Award) while Fall Out Boy gets a Road Woodie (Best Tour).
2005: Depeche Mode is forced to cancel their tour opener in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after Hurricane Wilma devastates the area.
2006: Godsmack's Sully Erna and former Pantera/Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul compete in the VH1 Classic Rock 'n' Roll Celebrity Poker Tournament in Las Vegas.
2007: Alice In Chains perform at Symphony Legacy, the Seattle Symphony Guild organization's 10th anniversary benefit concert. Proceeds benefit the Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center.
2007: Led Zeppelin's eagerly-awaited reunion concert in London was postponed for two weeks after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger. The tribute concert in honor of late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun was scheduled for November 26, but ends up happening on December 10.
2007: John Mellencamp attends Tent City, an annual gathering in Toledo, OH, where volunteers provide health services and other aid to the city's homeless. "I think it's fantastic that people have come together and shown compassion for the people who need compassion," says Mellencamp, who also gets the key to the city.
2007: Ozzy Osbourne blasts police in Fargo, North Dakota, for staging a sting operation in his name before his concert Monday night at the Fargodome. The sting lured unsuspecting fans to an invite-only party where they were promised a meet and greet and tickets to the show. Invites went out to more than 40 people who’d allegedly ignored court summons and child-support payments or failed to pay fines. When the invitees arrived at the “party,” they were promptly handcuffed and arrested on various outstanding warrants.
2008: Bruce Springsteen debuts 'Workin' On A Dream' in front of 80,000 people in Cleveland during his final rally in support of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. "Help us rebuild our house big enough for the dreams of all our citizens," Springsteen asks the future president following a six-song set.
2008: Slipknot performs their first-ever concert in Israel.
2008: 'AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack' arrives for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
2009: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are the special guest hosts on 'WWE Raw,' the USA network's professional wrestling show.
2009: Ronnie Wood was given an Outstanding Contribution award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony in London. Who guitarist Pete Townshend presented the award to Wood, who had joined The Rolling Stones full time in 1976.
2010: David Gilmour's guitar sound on Pink Floyd's 1979 track 'Comfortably Numb' is named by Guitarist magazine as the song with the 'greatest guitar tone of all time'. 'Voodoo Child (Slight Return)' by Jimi Hendrix is #2.
2010: Weezer's rarities collection 'Death To False Metal' is released.
2010: 'The Big Four Live From Sofia,' a two disc DVD containing performances by Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth at the 2009 Sonishpere Festival, is released.
2010: Jim Clench, bassist for April Wine on their Billboard #32 hit 'You Could Have Been A Lady' in 1972, died of lung cancer at the age of 61.
2011: Detroit Lions fans launch an online petition to replace Nickelback as the halftime entertainment during football team's Thanksgiving Day game against the Green Bay Packers. The petition organizers state that Detroit has many great performers (Bob Seger, Aretha Franklin, Alice Cooper, Kid Rock, etc.) to showcase the city's musical contributions and don't think a performance by a Canadian band is appropriate.
2011: Bob Brunning, bassist for Fleetwood Mac and Savoy Brown, passes away due to a heart attack at his home in England. Brunning also wrote several books including Blues -The British Connection and Fleetwood Mac: The First Thirty Years. He joined Fleetwood Mac in 1967 but was soon replaced by John McVie. Brunning was 68.
2011: 'The Sound Of Winter,' the 2nd single from Bush's album, 'The Sea Of Memories,' is #1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs. It's the band's first Alt. chart topper since '99.
2011: A documentary about Punk Rock dads, 'The Other F Word,' begins a thirteen city screening at the Film Forum in New York. It features members of Blink-182 and Pennywise, plus Art Alexakis (Everclear), Fat Mike (NOFX), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) and skater Tony Hawk.
2011: A 33-minute film on the making of the album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' is shown at Soho House West Hollywood. Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, narrates. There's behind-the-scenes footage of the musician's artistic process.
2012: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry appear on ABC's 'The View' to promo their album, 'Music From Another Dimension.'
2012: Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and Sting play a televised benefit concert titled 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' on NBC for victims of the hurricane. NBC's Matt Lauer hosts the show which is a fundraiser American Red Cross.
2015: Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael donates his bass guitar to The Riff bar and cafe in Helsinki, Finland after playing a show earlier in the evening to kick off of the band's European headlining tour.
2015: Carlos Santana's percussionist Raul Rekow passes away. He played on fifteen Santana studio recordings.

Nov. 3
1956: The title track from Elvis Presley's first movie, 'Love Me Tender,' is the top song in the U.S. It replaces the two-sided hit 'Don't Be Cruel'/'Hound Dog' to give Presley an unprecedented 16 consecutive weeks at #1.
1957: Sun Records released Jerry Lee Lewis’ 'Great Balls of Fire.' The single became his biggest hit and peaked at #2. The track lands in the upper reaches of the pop, Country and R&B charts.
1958: Elvis Presley went on maneuvers for the first time with the US Army's 32nd Tank Regiment near the German, Czech border.
1963: The last night of a 30 date UK tour featuring The Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Mickie Most and The Flintstones took place at The Hammersmith Odeon, London. All the acts had played two shows every night.
1964: The mayor of Cleveland banned The Rolling Stones following a 17-year-old’s fall from a balcony during their gig at the Public Hall. Locker is quoted as commenting, "Such groups do not add to the community's culture or entertainment." Judge Gagliardo, says the concerts “were like feeding narcotics to teenagers.”
1967: Pink Floyd kick off their debut U.S. tour in San Francisco.
1967: The filming for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' was completed finishing with a sequence at Ringo's country house in Weybridge, Surrey. BBC television bought the rights to broadcast the film twice, the first broadcast, in black-and-white was scheduled for December 26, 1967. The second showing, on the color channel BBC2, not yet available to all Britons, was set for January 5, 1968.
1972: James Taylor and Carly Simon were married by a judge in Simon's Manhattan apartment, beginning their eleven year marriage. That evening, Simon joined him on stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall and announced their union to a cheering audience. They have two children, and a string of hit records apiece, before divorcing in 1983.
1973: Daryl Hall and John Oates release 'Abandoned Luncheonette,' their first album under their own names (a previous album was released as 'Whole Oates').
1977: Elton John announced he was retiring from the stage during a concert in London. His retirement ended in February of 1979.
1978: The Cars arrived in England to begin a mini-tour promoting their debut single 'Just What I Needed.'
1979: The Eagles started a nine-week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'The Long Run.' It'S the group's 4th US #1 album.
1987: David Bowie played the first of eight sold out nights at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia. The shows were part of the 1987-date 'Glass Spider' world tour.
1988: Ratt‬ released the album 'Reach For The Sky.'
1988: U2's 'Rattle And Hum' concert movie opens.
1991: A free concert was held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park to honor the memory of promoter Bill Graham, who was killed in a helicopter crash the week before. The Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Journey, Santana, Jackson Browne, Joe Satriani and Joan Baez were among the performers.
1992: Grateful Dead tell stunned fans that they will not play their traditional New Year's Eve concert in San Francisco.
1992: Bon Jovi release their fifth studio album, 'Keep The Faith.' It's their first studio release in five years and the group's last with bassist Alec John Such. It features three Top 40 hits: 'Keep The Faith,' 'Bed of Roses' and 'In These Arms.' The album sells over 2 million copies in the U.S.
1993: Russian inventor Leon Theremin died. Most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments. He first performed the theremin with the New York Philharmonic in 1928.
1995: Hootie & the Blowfish and Bob Dylan reach a settlement regarding the unauthorized use of Dylan's lyrics in 'Only Want To be With You.'
1997: Oasis' album 'Be Here Now' is certified platinum.
1997: University of Iowa student Todd Miller comes to an out of court settlement with Metallica after suing them for losing his sense of smell at a concert. Miller said he was unwillingly picked up and passed along over the top of the crowd at a 1993 concert as a body surfer and was eventually dropped on his head, where he sustained a serious injury that resulted in the loss of much of his sense of smell.
2000: Bon Jovi kicked of the North American leg of their 'Crush Tour' at the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.
2003: Aerosmith performed the Hank Williams, Jr. theme song 'Are You Ready For Some Football?' live on Monday Night Football.
2004: Eric Clapton becomes a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE. The honor, is conferred by Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
2005: Shinedown's frontman Brent Smith suffers from "a non-threatening blood-circulation problem." His condition forces the group to pull out of their Orlando gig with 3 Doors Down. Smith's ailment is monitored at a Jacksonville hospital.
2006: Eddie Van Halen's 15-year-old son, Wolfgang, is named Van Halen's new bassist. He replaces founding member Michael Anthony, who'd been touring with former VH singer Sammy Hagar.
2006: Former Beatle Paul McCartney presents the live debut of his classical album, 'Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart),' a four-part oratorio, at London's Royal Albert Hall. The special concert features the same ensemble that appears on the disc.
2008: 'Pearl Jam: Vote For Change 2004' viewing parties are held on the eve of the 2008 elections. An indie film documenting the group's run on the 2004 Get Out the Vote tour is free on the band's official website.
2008: Foo Fighters receive the Band of the Year trophy at Classic Rock magazine's Roll of Honour 2008 ceremony in London. Ozzy Osbourne is also awarded the Living Legend prize, presented by Slash.
2008: Neil Young addresses the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. He tells the audience that his experimental, energy-efficient Linc Volt car is an example of what independent automotive innovation can accomplish.
2008: Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is hospitalized following a serious car accident in Santa Clara, CA. He is listed in "serious but stable condition." He remians in a coma until his death in April of 2013.
2010: Photographs of John Lennon taken during a radio interview in New York just days before his death go on sale. Lennon's interview with Radio 1's Andy Peebles became known as 'The Last Lennon Tapes.'
2011: Corey Smoot, the GWAR guitarist known as Flattus Maximus is found dead by his bandmates as they prepared to cross the border into Canada. The coroner finds that Smoot died from a coronary artery thrombosis brought about by his pre-existing coronary artery disease.
2012: Joan Jett unveils a Florida print ad with her picture that reads: "I Am Joan Jett and I Am a Vegetarian." Jett also receives the Nanci Alexander Activist Award, named after the founder of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida.

Nov. 4
1963: The Beatles performed for Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon at the Royal Variety Performance in London. John Lennon informed the audience, “Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. All the rest of you, rattle your jewelry."
1964: The Beatles wrapped up sessions for their album 'Beatles for Sale.'
1966: The Rolling Stones release 'Got Live If You Want It!'
1967: Pink Floyd made their US live debut when they performed at Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco. Floyd shared the bill with local group Big Brother & The Holding Company featuring singer Janis Joplin and Richie Havens.
1968: At Abbey Road Studios, Pink Floyd recorded 'Point Me at the Sky' and 'Careful with That Axe, Eugene.'
1968: Cream perform their last US concert (in Providence, Rhode Island) prior to their breakup.
1969: Led Zeppelin played a disastrous gig at Ontario’s Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. John Bonham was too ill to perform 'Moby Dick,' Jimmy Page blew out his amplifier and only two-thousand people turned up to see the band.
1972: The Doobie Brothers reached #11 on the singles chart with 'Listen to the Music.'
1973: At London’s Rainbow Theater, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine played a benefit for the Machine’s Robert Wyatt. The drummer was paralyzed after falling from an open window during a party.
1974: Paul McCartney & Wings release their classic single 'Junior's Farm.'
1976: A Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concert at New York City’s Palladium Theater was delayed when someone phoned in a bomb threat. Springsteen jokes that the threat was made by former manager Mike Appel, who's currently suing him.
1977: 'The Last Waltz,' director Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed documentary of The Band’s star-studded last concert, premieres in New York City, featuring Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Joni Mtchell, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, The Staple Singers, Dr. John, and more.
1978: Boston, the band, played Boston, the city, kicking off two sold-out nights at the Boston Garden.
1978: Talking Heads released their single 'Take Me to the River.' It became their first top 40 single, peaking at #26.
1978: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were sued by former bass player Greg Reeves for over one million claiming he was owed from sales of their album 'Deja Vu'.
1978: Linda Ronstadt's album 'Living In The USA' hits #1 on the Billboard chart.
1978: Van Morrison is the musical guest on tonight's episode of NBC-TV's 'Saturday Night Live,' performing 'Wavelength' and 'Kingdom Hall.'
1980: Bob Marley was baptized at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Kingston. He converted to a Christian Rastafarian and took on the new name Berhane Selassie.
1981: Black Sabbath‬ released the album 'Mob Rules.'
1986: Yngwie Malmsteen‬ released the album 'Trilogy.'
1990: The musical tribute 'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story' opens on Broadway.
1991: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame admitted Bobby “Blue” Bland, Booker T & the MG’s, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, The Isley Brothers, Sam & Dave and The Yardbirds.
1992: Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin signed to Warner-Chappell’s music publishers for an unprecedented 39-million dollars.
1994: Fred “Sonic” Smith (born Frederick Dewey Smith), dies of heart failure in Detroit. He was 45. Smith was the guitarist and co-founder of the MC5, innovators of the punk movement in the U.S. Smith married fellow artist and songwriter Patti Smith in 1980 and had two children with her. The band Sonic Youth took its name from Smith’s nickname.
1996: Melissa Etheridge and partner Julie Cypher hit the cover of Newsweek. It's not for music, but to promote an article on gay parenting.
1997: Capitol Records releases the four-disc set 'The Pet Sounds Sessions,' chronicling the creation of The Beach Boys' classic 1966 LP. It contains, in addition to a remastered version of the original album, as well as outtakes, unreleased tracks, and acapella tracks.
2004: KISS bassist/singer Gene Simmons begins taping a six-episode TV series, 'Rock School.' Filmed predominately in England, Simmons teaches 12-year-olds how to form a Rock band and write a song.
2006: Staind frontman Aaron Lewis plays a special benefit show at his old high school in Longmeadow, MA. Proceeds go to the facility's creative arts department.
2006: Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry suffers a concussion during the band's concert in Las Vegas when he is hit in the head by a camera boom rig. The incident occurs while the group's performance of 'Back in the Saddle' is being filmed for upcoming NASCAR promotional spots. Despite his injury, Perry is able to finish the show.
2009: A Los Angeles county judge rules that the former members of Sublime may not perform under that name. Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh appeared as Sublime at the Cypress Hill Smokeout Festival just 11 days earlier. The group was slapped with an injunction for illegal use of a trademark by the estate of deceased frontman Bradley Nowell.
2010: U2 wins the Top Tour and Top Draw honors at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards in New York. Metallica receives the Eventful Fans' Choice Award, while AC/DC takes home the Top Boxscore trophy for their three-night stint at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Rush earns the "Legend of Live" award in recognition of their contributions to live music and the touring business. The honors, given out for the best tours of the year, are determined by box office earnings.
2010: Metallica perform at the launch party for Activision's video game 'Call of Duty: Black Ops at Hangar 8' of the Santa Monica airport.
2011: The Who's Roger Daltrey and Robert Plant, formerly of Led Zeppelin, announce the launch of the UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program, in hopes of changing a medical culture that categorizes patients as either adults or children, with few special considerations for teens.
2013: Janis Joplin is posthumously awarded the 2,510th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star is directly in front of the entrance to Musicians Institute.
2014: Queen issue a previously unreleased track to iTunes featuring the late Freddie Mercury. Proceeds from 'Let Me In Your Heart Again' benefit the RED campaign, which supports the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
2014: The Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC, a Slayer inspired sports car makes its debut at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association show in Las Vegas.

Nov. 5
1966: The Monkees first hit, 'Last Train To Clarksville,' hits #1. The song charts before the Monkees TV show premieres. Bobby Hart who co-wrote the song got the idea for the lyrics when he turned on the radio and heard the end of The Beatles' 'Paperback Writer'. He thought Paul McCartney was singing 'Take the last train', and decided to use the line when he found out McCartney was actually singing 'Paperback Writer.'
1967: Bob Dylan records 'All Along the Watchtower' at Columbia Studio A in Nashville. The song, which was later famously covered by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, originally appeared on Dylan's 'John Wesley Harding' album.
1967: Tired of his latest hobby, Elvis Presley auctions off several items of horse-riding paraphernalia at his Circle G ranch in Horn Lake, MS. 2,000 fans attend the auction.1968 1968: Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) and Mireille Strasser, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Mayfair, London, The couple are still married.
1970: Led Zeppelin release 'Immigrant Song.'
1970: Aerosmith performed their first ever gig when they played at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, Massachusetts. Sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston," Aerosmith became the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide. They also hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group.
1970: Long since retired from touring with his group, Brian Wilson joins The Beach Boys on stage at the Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles only to suffer inner ear damage in his good ear from an excessively loud sound system. After losing his balance a few times, he is helped backstage.
1971: Firsts at Elvis Presley show at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Minneapolis, MI: comic Jackie Kahane begins his lifelong stint as opening act, and Elvis ends the show with cape outstretched in a bizarrely Christlike pose -- another gimmick that will become a staple of Elvis' live act. Announcer Al Dvorin uttered the well known phrase: "Elvis has left the building" at the end of the show. He was asked to make the announcement in an effort to quiet the fans who continued to call for an encore.
1973: Sequencing the pre-taped sections with the live parts proves difficult during The Who's performance of Rock opera 'Quadrophenia.' Pete Townshend storms off the Newcastle stage in disgust. He later returns but The Who perform other material from their extensive repertoire.
1974: Traffic earn a gold record for their album 'When The Eagle Flies.' It is the group's final gold album in the 1970's.
1977: The manager of the Virgin record store in Nottingham, England was arrested for displaying a large poster advertising the new Sex Pistols album, 'Never Mind The Bollock's, Here's The Sex Pistols.' High street stores banned the album after police warned they could be fined under the 1898 indecent advertising act.
1977: Ozzy Osbourne quits Black Sabbath for the first time. He soon returns.
1979: Mick Jagger officially divorces his first wife Bianca.
1982: Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys part ways on the orders of Wilson's new psychiatrist and caretaker, Dr. Eugene Landy.
1983: Billy Joel was at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Uptown Girl', which stayed at the top of the chars for five weeks. The song was initially written about his relationship with his then-girlfriend Elle Macpherson, but it ended up also becoming about his soon-to-be wife Christie Brinkley (both women being two of the most famous supermodels of the 1980's).
1983: Topper Headon of The Clash was arrested for walking his dog while drunk on London's Fulham Road.
1986: Bobby Nunn of The Coasters died of heart failure in Los Angeles. Scored the 1958 US #1 single 'Yakety Yak,' 1959 US #2 and UK #6 single 'Charlie Brown.'
1988: The Beach Boys, who haven't had a #1 hit since 'Good Vibrations' in 1966, top the charts with the Brian Wilson-less 'Kokomo,' used in the movie Cocktail. At the time, it was the longest gap between #1 hits for any artist.
1994: Fred "Sonic" Smith, MC5 guitarist and husband of Rocker Patti, dies of a heart attack at 45.
1994: Sheryl Crow scored her first UK Top 10 single when 'All I Wanna Do' entered the charts at #4. The US singer songwriter went on to become the first US female to score six UK hits off her debut album 'Tuesday Night Music Club.'
1995: A charity performance of 'The Wizard of Oz in Concert' is staged at New York's Lincoln Center, featuring Jewel (Dorothy), Jackson Browne (The Scarecrow), Roger Daltrey (The Tin Man), and Nathan Lane (The Cowardly Lion).
1995: Garbage play their first live show at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, MN.
1999: Van Halen announce that singer Gary Cherone is out of the band.
2000: The Who guest star on the 'A Tale of Two Springfields' episode of The Simpsons.
2000: U2 scores their eighth UK #1 album when 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' tops the chart, keeping Blur off the top.
2000: Creed were at #1 on the US singles chart with 'With Arms Wide Open.'
2003: Evanescence's lead guitarist and founding member Ben Moody leaves the group during their first world tour.
2003: Bobby Hatfield of The Righteous Brothers was found dead in hotel room in Michigan 30 minutes before he was due on stage, aged 63. The autopsy report from the Kalamazoo County Medical Examiner gave the opinion that Hatfield suffered a sudden, unexpected death due to acute cocaine toxicity.
2005: Beach Boys singer Mike Love sues the group's mastermind Brian Wilson, who love claims is "shamelessly misappropriating Mike Love's songs, likeness and the Beach Boys trademark" in promotion for his album 'SMiLE.' The lawsuit was later dismissed.
2005: Guitar innovator Link Wray dies at his home in Copenhagen, Denmark. Wray is best remembered for his '58 instrumental hit 'Rumble.' He got the distorted guitar sound by punching holes in his speaker with a pencil.
2007: Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell puts a collection of his clothes on the eBay auction block. The items include casual attire like the guitarist's T-shirt from the 1993 Lollapalooza tour to the black leather jacket he's pictured wearing on the 'Dirt' CD cover. The sale benefits MusiCares and the Layne Staley Fund.
2007: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page receives the Living Legend Award at the 2007 Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony in London.
2007: Jimi Hendrix is inducted into Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame. A commemorative star honoring the late guitarist unveiled. Hendrix began his professional music career in Nashville during the early '60s following his discharge from the Army.
2008: Bruce Springsteen and his wife, E Street Band singer Patti Scialfa, perform at the second annual 'Stand Up for Heroes' benefit in New York for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which raises money for wounded servicemen and their families.
2008: Actor Michael J. Fox (Back To The Future/Spin City) joins The Who onstage by during A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's benefit concert. Fox, who has the disease, straps on a guitar for the band's final song, 'Magic Bus,' telling the crowd, "This is almost worth getting Parkinson's for." The event raises $4.3 million for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
2009: U2 play a free concert at the Brandenburg Gate to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall. Part of the performance is broadcast into Berlin's O2 Arena for the MTV Europe Music Awards show where U2 picks up the Best Live Act award.
2009: In L.A., Judge John Walter issues EMI a temporary restraining order and demands that BlueBeat "cease and refrain from directly or indirectly infringing in any manner [on] copyrighted works." EMI had sued BlueBeat after the company sold 25-cent MP3 downloads and offered free access to streaming selections from The Beatles re-mastered collection. The site also featured songs by Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and Smashing Pumpkins.
2009: Ozzy Osbourne is presented with the Legend of Live honor at the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards in New York.
2010: Keith Richards' autobiography 'Life' was at #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller list.
2011: A John Lennon tooth is auctioned in England for almost $32,000 at Omega Auction House in Stockport, England. The tooth was given to Lennon's former housekeeper, Dot Jarlett, after it had been pulled. Lennon told Jarlett to give it to her daughter as a souvenir. A Canadian dentist has the highest bid.
2012: Original KISS drummer Peter Criss' autobiography, 'Makeup To Breakup: My Life In And Out Of KISS,' debuts on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers List.
2012: Queen guitarist Brian May releases his rendition of the Oscar-winning song 'Born Free' with proceeds going to the Born Free Foundation, an international wildlife charity.
2012: Blue Oyster Cult's original line-up reunites to play a 40th Anniversary concert in New York City.
2012: With one day to go until the United States General Election, which includes the presidential election, dozens of music stars take to the press to support incumbent Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, including Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, Bruce Springsteen, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Jay-Z, Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder. This should come as no surprise, as music celebrities traditionally come out to support the progressive candidate in elections.
2014: Bruce Springsteen headlines the 'Stand Up For Heroes' benefit show at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden. The event raises funds for injured service members and their families.
2014: KISS begin their first-ever residency (19 nights) in Las Vegas at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
2014: The funeral for Jack Bruce was held in London. Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and noted musicians Phil Manzanera, Gary Brooker, Vernon Reid and Nitin Sawhney among others were in attendance. Dozens assembled at the Golders Green Crematorium paying a last tribute singing 'Morning Has Broken', 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and 'Theme for an Imaginary Western'. The Scottish-born bass player and singer died in October of 2014 as a result of liver disease.

Nov. 6
1954: Elvis Presley, who has been playing a radio concert show called the Louisiana Hayride, records a radio commercial for Southern Maid Doughnuts, who sponsors the show. It was the only commercial he ever recorded and was not false advertising: he really did love those hot donuts.
1964: During their first promotional visit to the UK, The Beach Boys appeared live on ITV's 'Ready Steady Go!'.
1965: Bill Graham (later to become America’s biggest promoter) puts on his first show at Fillmore West with Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane.
1965: Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson meet up with Brian Jones and jam through the night of the famous electricity blackout, at the New York Hilton Hotel
1965: Rolling Stones: ‘Get Off of My Cloud’ tops the US singles charts. The song knocked The Beatles 'Yesterday' from the #1 position.
1965: Guests on tonight's episode of ABC's musical variety show 'Shindig!' include The Rolling Stones, Fontella Bass, and the Strangeloves.
1967: Working at Abbey Road studio in London, The Beatles mixed four songs, ‘Hello Goodbye’, ‘Your Mother Should Know’, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘I Am the Walrus’. Due to the radio feed used in ‘I Am the Walrus’ being recorded in mono, the song changes from stereo to mono at the line "Sitting in an English garden".
1967: During a three hour session Bob Dylan recorded ‘All Along The Watchtower’ and ‘John Wesley Harding’ at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.
1968: The Monkees film 'Head' opens in New York City. The movie was co-written by Jack Nicholson and also featured Teri Garr, Annette Funicello, Frank Zappa, Dennis Hopper and Toni Basil. The film was initially a total flop but has since become a cult classic.
1970: Aerosmith performs together for the first time at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, Massachusetts. The new band got the gig because Joe Perry’s mother knew someone at the school. Tickets for the show were $1.
1972: Deep Purple's 'Machine Head' album goes gold.
1972: Billy Murcia dies in London from asphyxiation at 21. Murcia was the original New York Dolls drummer, but while on tour in England he passed out from an accidental overdose, was placed in a bathtub and force-fed coffee in an attempt to revive him. Unfortunately, he died before the New York Dolls recorded their first record.
1973: On September 19, 1973, Gram Parsons died from a massive overdose of morphine and alcohol. In honor of a mutual pact with his friend and tour manager, Phil Kaufman, Kaufman stole Parsons’ body from the LAX airport, drove it out to Joshua Tree National Park, and burned it in the desert. Kaufman and friend Michael Martin were charged and fined $300 each for the theft of the coffin and the body but the court agreed that the two men were merely carrying out Parson’s last wishes to be cremated in the desert.
1975: The Sex Pistols perform their first show. It lasts for 20 minutes at St. Martin's Art School in London. The band opens for the band Bazooka Joe at St. Martin's School of Art in London. Bazooka Joe's lead singer is Stuart Goddard, who is so inspired by the set that he drops out of art school and takes the name Adam Ant.
1976: Steve Miller: ‘Rock ‘N’ Me’ tops the US singles chart.
1983: The ABC miniseries 'Princess Daisy' debuts, featuring Ringo Starr in one of his last acting roles as a gay fashion designer.
1986: 'Amanda' by Boston hits #1 on the Billboard singles chart.
1990: ‎Scorpions‬ released the album 'Crazy World.'
1993: Meatloaf ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Wont Do That)’ tops the US single chart.
1993: Pearl Jam 'VS’ album enters the Billboard charts at #1. The album sold 950,378 copies making it the highest sales in US album history in one week up to that point.
1998: Marilyn Manson is the top winner at the 1998 Billboard Music Video Awards, nailing two for 'The Dope Show,' the first single and video from the group's latest release, 'Mechanical Animals.' 'Dope Show' also wins best hard rock/metal clip.
1999: Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), broadcasts the one of the first online radio shows, which is called Rotten Radio. On the 4-hour webcast, Rotten allows callers and guests to say whatever they please free of censorship. The show lasts until August, 2000.
2001: In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin establishes the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox. The site features 90-second clips of all the tracks on Jagger's 'Goddess in the Doorway,' his first solo album since 1993's 'Wandering Spirit.'
2003: Metallica kicked off their 137-date 'Madly in Anger with the World Tour' at Yoyogi Taiikukanin in Tokyo, Japan. The Madly in Anger with the World tour was the fourth-highest grossing tour of 2004, bringing in $60,500,000 in ticket sales.
2004: An online Heavy Metal auction featuring items from Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS and Van Halen is held at the Hard Rock Cafe in midtown Manhattan. There are stage outfits from KISS and Eddie Van Halen, the original album cover artwork from Metallica`s "'Master Of Puppets,' the 1989 MTV Music Award given to Guns N` Roses for the 'Sweet Child O` Mine' video and a bass played by the late Cliff Burton (Metallica).
2006: AC/DC singer Brian Johnson is one of 10 celebrities competing in a U.K. reality-TV show called 'The Race.' The Sky One channel show pits male and female teams against each other in a series of racing challenges. Johnson loses to Sabrina, the Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart in his opening contest, but later emerges as one of the favorites and wins the competition.
2006: Restrictions imposed by Portland, ME, fire marshals causes Guns N' Roses to cancel their show only two-and-a-half hours before it is due to start. Fans are able to exchange their tickets for ones to Worcester, MA, show two days later. Reportedly, only a little over half the tickets for the Portland concert had been sold at the time of the cancellation.
2006: Queen and Whitesnake win two trophies each at the second annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony in London. Queen is recognized in the Best Reissue and Classic Songwriter categories, while Whitesnake earns the DVD of the Year and Band of the Year awards. Alice Cooper collects the Living Legend trophy. The event is organized by U.K. magazine Classic Rock.
2006: Bon Jovi singer Jon Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora team up with Country act Sugarland to perform live on a special episode of ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Nashville on the same day of the Country Music Association (CMA) awards.
2007: The Bon Jovi concert film 'Lost Highway: The Concert' is screened in U.S. theaters. The footage is from a Chicago show filmed earlier in the year where the group played all the songs from the album. Also, 'Believe,' the official Bon Jovi band biography, is in bookstores.
2007: Meat Loaf cancelled his European tour after being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal cords. The 60-year-old had already scrapped two gigs on doctor's orders.
2007: Finger Eleven are the first band to offer a concert in high definition via Xbox Live Marketplace. The Toronto show is placed online for gamers.
2007: Previously unreleased live tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Jackson Browne are featured on the 'Serve2' compilation. Proceeds from the album benefit the World Hunger Year charity's Artists Against Hunger & Poverty initiative.
2008: Paul McCartney is presented with the Ultimate Legend Award at the MTV Europe Music Awards in his hometown of Liverpool.
2008: 'Let The Cosmos Rock: Queen + Paul Rodgers Live From the Ukraine' is shown in high-definition and surround-sound audio in more than 300 U.S. theaters. The footage is from a concert just two months earlier in Kharkov.
2008: Linkin Park's 'Leave Out All The Rest' is prominently featured in the CBS show 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.'
2012: Aerosmith release their album 'Music From Another Dimension.'
2012: The film 'Charlie Is My Darling: Ireland 1965' is finally released. The film chronicles the Rolling Stones 'activities' while performing four shows in Dublin.
2012: Bob Dylan posts an update to his Facebook page for the first time using the occasion to predict the re-election of President Obama. Dylan set up his Facebook account in 2007.
2013: Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) perform at the 7th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit in New York. Organized by the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the event raises funds for injured service members, veterans and their families.
2013: Blink-182 celebrate the 10th anniversary of their self-titled, 5th studio album by playing it from beginning to end at the Hollywood Palladium.
2013: Van Halen appear on the animated show 'South Park.' The group attends a meeting in Jerusalem of the world's major religions and brings them together with a performance of 'Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love.'
2014: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is charged with attempting to have two men killed. The New Zealand court also accuses him of methamphetamine and cannabis possession. Almost immediately, the court drops the murder-for-hire charge but pursues the drug charges.

Nov. 7
1963: The Beatles make their only two appearances ever in Ireland playing two shows at the Adelphi Cinema, Dublin. The group hooked up with screenwriter Alun Owen, who had been appointed to write the screenplay for The Beatles' first (as yet untitled) motion picture.
1966: John Lennon meets Yoko Ono for the first time when he visits her art exhibition in London.She presents him with a card that simply says, “Breathe,” and he responds by panting. He later says, “When I met Yoko...that was it. The old gang of mine was over the moment I met her. I didn’t consciously know it at the time, but that’s what was going on. As soon as I met her, that was the end of the boys, but it so happened that the boys were well known and weren’t just the local guys at the bar.”
1967: Reg Dwight (Elton John) and his song writing partner Bernie Taupin signed to DJM publishing, their signatures had to be witnessed by their parents because they were both under 21 years of age. Taupin answered an advertisement for a lyric writer placed in the New Musical Express, the pair have since collaborated on over 30 albums.
1968: Jim Morrison and The Doors were banned from the city of Phoenix after he asked the audience to stand up at their concert.
1969: The Rolling Stones kicked off an American tour in Fort Collins, Colorado. Also on the bill were Chuck Berry, B.B. King and Ike & Tina Turner. It's their first American tour with guitarist Mick Taylor (who replaced Brian Jones). This is the tour that includes a stop at Altamont.
1969: Providing overwhelming evidence that he is still alive, Paul McCartney appears on the cover of Life magazine. When asked about why he didn't appear sooner when the rumors started swirling, McCartney said, "I have done enough press for a lifetime, and I don’t have anything to say these days."
1969: 'Whole Lotta Love,' probably the most famous track on 'Led Zeppelin II,' is released. Recorded at London's Olympic Studios and mixed at A&R studios in New York, the song was nicked in-part from Willie Dixon's 'You Need Lovin.'
1970: MGM Records purges several acts from their roster. After their label head, Mike Curb, tells Billboard they are dumping acts that "exploit and promote hard drugs through music," Eric Burdon, who is on the label, asks out of his contract and launches a 'Curb the Clap' campaign.
1970: Chicago release the single 'Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?'
1970: 'Led Zeppelin III' is released.
1971: Led Zeppelin released their 4th album. With no title printed on the album, and generally referred to as Four Symbols, The Fourth Album or 'Led Zeppelin IV,' it has gone on to sell over 37 million copies worldwide. The 19th century rustic oil painting on the front of the album was purchased by Robert Plant from an antique shop in Reading, Berkshire, England. The 20th century urban tower block on the back of the full gatefold LP cover is Butterfield Court in Eves Hill, Dudley, England.
1974: Ted Nugent won the National Squirrel Shooting Archery Contest because he successfully picked off a rodent at a distance of 150 yards. He also shot dead 27 other mammals during the three day event.
1975: A new world record was set for continuous guitar string plucking by Steve Anderson who played for 114 hours 17 minutes.
1987: Bruce Springsteen: ‘Tunnel of Love’ album hits #1 on the Billboard charts. His eighth studio album went triple platinum in the US, with 'Brilliant Disguise' being one of his biggest hit singles, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1982: Iron Maiden begin their first tour of Australia.
1983: The Rolling Stones release their album 'Undercover.'
1988: Iron Maiden release the single ‘The Clairvoyant’
1988: John Fogerty was victorious in the court case brought against him by Fantasy Records. The label, which owned his recordings with Creedence Clearwater Revival, alleged he plagiarized his own 'Run Through the Jungle' on his 1985 hit 'The Old Man Down the Road.'
1991: Frank Zappa was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
1991: Rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin quits Guns N’ Roses and is replaced by guitarist Gilby Clarke. Stradlin cities a combination of Axl Rose’s personal behavior and the difficulties of being around Slash, Matt Sorum, and Duff McKagan, due to his new-found sobriety.
1995: Alice In Chains' 'Alice in Chains' is released on CD and cassette. Previously, the album only existed in a vinyl edition, released on Halloween of 1995.
1995: Eric Clapton receives the Order of the British Empire (OMB) from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.
1995: Nirvana's 'Incesticide' a collection of early recordings, out-takes and BBC sessions goes platinum.
2002: Guns N’ Roses fans in Vancouver rioted after Axl Rose failed to show for the opening date on the group’s comeback tour. A band spokesperson said Rose’s plane was grounded in Los Angeles due to bad weather.
2003: The Rolling Stones played Hong Kong for the first time, headlining a concert to quell fears of a SARS epidemic.
2003: Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour was made a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
2004: Robert Plant headlines a tribute concert to Blues icon Leadbelly at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
2006: Foo Fighters release an acoustic live album titled 'Skin And Bones.' The 15-track collection, recorded in L.A., features songs from the unplugged half of their "In Your Honor" double album, classic Foo songs and a version of the Dave Grohl sung Nirvana B-side 'Marigold.'
2006: Genesis announced they are reforming for an upcoming world tour.
2006: 'The Doors By The Doors' is published. It's the band's first authorized autobiography.
2008: To celebrate 'Astral Weeks' 40th anniversary, Van Morrison performs his classic album in its entirety during a two-show engagement at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The singer is backed by the same ensemble of jazz musicians that played on the original 1968 recording.
2008: Gene Simmons of KISS wins $500,000 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation during his appearance on FOX's Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? It's a record sum earned by a celebrity guest on the game show.
2010: E!'s 'Married To Rock' debuts with Susan Holmes McKagan (the wife of former Velvet Revolver/Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan), Etty Farrell (who is married to Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell), Josie Stevens (the spouse of Billy Idol's guitarist Steve Stevens) and AJ Celi (who is in a relationship with The Cult guitarist Billy Duffy).
2012: A woman died and 19 were injured after scaffolding collapsed outside a Linkin Park concert in Cape Town, South Africa. The temporary scaffolding outside Green Point stadium came down in high winds just before the concert. The concert went ahead, with the band only learning of the death afterwards.
2014: Two wealthy fans paid $300,000 to eat lasagne with Bruce Springsteen at his house. Springsteen started off the annual Stand Up For Heroes event by playing an acoustic set, then offering the instrument to the highest bidder. When bidding reached $60,000, he threw in a guitar lesson, which someone offered $250,000 for. At this point, he offered up a lasagne dinner at his house, a ride around the block in the sidecar of his motorbike and the shirt off of his back. All the money went to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps injured servicemen and their families when they return home.

Nov. 8
1957: Elvis Presley's third movie, 'Jailhouse Rock,' opens nationally. It had a premiere a few weeks earlier at the Memphis theater where Elvis was once an usher.
1961: Brian Epstein phoned The Cavern to try to get a ticket to the next Beatles concert. He became the band’s manager shortly after seeing them.
1965: The Beatles worked on a new George Harrison song ‘Think For Yourself’ at Abbey Road for their 'Rubber Soul' album. After rehearsing the song, they recorded the basic instrumental track in one take.
1965: The Dave Clark Five perform for Queen Elizabeth II at London's annual Royal Variety Performance.
1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of four nights at Munich’s Big Apple Club.
1967: 'How I Won the War,' starring John Lennon, had its New York premiere.
1968: Cynthia Lennon was granted a divorce from her husband in London. John Lennon was not in court because he had rushed to Yoko Ono’s bedside at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital. Ono suffered a miscarriage shortly afterwards.
1969: Led Zeppelin finished their 4th tour of the United States at San Francisco’s Winterland Theater. On the same day, their album 'Led Zeppelin II' entered the British charts, where it would stay for 138 weeks.
1969: The Rolling Stones performed in Los Angeles, where they smashed the concert gross record previously held by The Beatles.
1970: Jim Morrison made recordings of his spoken word material. After his death, The Doors set the poems to music as 'An American Prayer.'
1971: At London’s Empire Ballroom, Paul McCartney threw a party to launch his new group Wings.
1971: David Bowie begins recording what will become 'Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars' in London.
1971: 'Led Zeppelin IV' is released. With no title printed on the album, and generally referred to as Four Symbols, The Fourth Album or Led Zeppelin IV it has gone on to sell over 37 million copies worldwide. The four symbols on the album represent each band member. The 19th century rustic oil painting on the front of the album was purchased by Robert Plant from an antique shop in Reading, Berkshire, England. The 20th century urban tower block on the back of the full gatefold LP cover is Butterfield Court in Eves Hill, Dudley, England.
1975: Elton John debuts at #1 on US LP chart for second time with ‘Rock of the Westies.’
1975: John Lennon names his good friend Elton John the godfather of his new son, Sean.
1975: David Bowie makes his US television debut on CBS' variety show, 'Cher,' performing 'Fame.' Bowie also sings a medley of tracks with Cher, including 'Young Americans,' 'Song Sung Blue,' 'One,' 'Da Doo Ron Ron,' 'Wedding Bell Blues,' 'Maybe' 'Day Tripper,' 'Ain’t No Sunshine' and 'Youngblood.'
1977: Suzi Quatro makes her first appearance as Leather Tuscadero on ABC-TV's 'Happy Days.' She plays the little sister of Fonzie's girlfriend Pinky.
1980: Bruce Springsteen ‘The River’ album hits #1 on the US charts.
1980: KISS kicked off their 11 date 'Unmasked Tour' of Australia and New Zealand laying two nights at Perth Entertainment Centre.
1987: U2 plays a free 'Save the Yuppie' concert at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. An arrest warrant is issued for Bono after he spray paints "Rock n Roll Stops Traffic" on a fountain sculpture. It is filmed for the bands 'Rattle and Hum' documentary.
1987: The Beach Boys' Carl Wilson marries his second wife, Gina Martin, daughter of legendary crooner Dean.
1988: Jerry Lee Lewis declares bankruptcy.
1994: Sonny Bono of Sonny and Cher and former mayor of Palm Springs, Calfornia, is elected to the US House of Representatives, representing the 44th district in California.
1994: A memorial service is held for legendary guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith, late of the MC5 and The Sonics, at Mariner's Church in Detroit, MI.
1995: Sony gets control to the publishing rights to many Beatles songs when Michael Jackson merges his ATV Music Publishing with Sony Music Publishing. Jackson purchased the Beatles catalog in 1985.
1996: Oasis is named the Best Act in the World at the Q Awards in London. Vocalist Liam Gallagher celebrates in fine fashion. He gets into a scuffle with a news photographer, argues publicly with his girlfriend then gets arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine.
1998: Metallica release a remake of Bob Seger’s's ‘Turn The Page’, as the first single from 'Garage Inc.'
2002: David Gilmour of Pink Floyd is made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.
2006: The Whisky-A-Go-Go club, the legendary L.A. venue that was the launching pad for the Doors, is designated a landmark by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as part of the festivities launching a yearlong celebration of the band's 40th anniversary. All three surviving Doors members take part in the festivities, which include signing copies of their autobiography, 'The Doors by the Doors.' Drummer John Densmore even hosts a reading of Jim Morrison's poetry.
2007: At the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Elvis Costello appeared live with members of the folk-rock band Clover for the very first time. Clover was the backing band from the original recording sessions of Costello's 1977 debut album My Aim Is True. The Music Hall appearance benefited the Richard de Lone Special Housing Fund.
2008: AC/DC started a two-week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'Black Ice.' It's the bands fifteenth studio album and the second-best selling album of 2008. 'Black Ice' went to #1 in 29 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US.
2010: After being let go from NBC after the return of Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show,' Conan O'Brien returns on TBS. Jack White is an opening night guest with the two closing the show with a performance of Eddie Cochran's 'Twenty Flight Rock.'
2011: Rush release 'Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland' on CD and DVD.
2011: David Crosby and Graham Nash perform at the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City's financial district.
2012: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's 'Wrecking Ball' tour earns the Top Draw honor and Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour nails the Top Tour award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards in NYC. The Top Draw award goes to the tour that sold the most tickets while the Top Tour category acknowledges the highest-grossing tour of the year.
2012: Canada's CBC Radio names Rush's Alex Lifeson as the Greatest Canadian Guitarist. A panel of CBC producers and hosts compiled the list which has Jeff Healey at #2, followed by The Band's Robbie Robertson. Neil Young is 5th.
2012: A Jimi Hendrix inspired clothing line designed by Lyric Culture is available exclusively at Bloomingdale's.
2014: National Geographic announces that a species of frog that sounds like a bat has been named after Ozzy Osbourne. The frog, who lives in the Brazilian Amazon, is named Dendropsophus ozzyi by the scientists who discovered it.
2014: Don Dokken announces that bassist/vocalist Mark Boals has replaced Sean McNabb in Dokken.

Nov. 9
1955: The Everly Brothers make their first studio recordings at Nashville's Old Tulane Hotel studios, cutting four tracks in 22 minutes. Family friend Chet Atkins facilitated a chance for The Everly Brothers to record for Columbia Records in early 1956. Their first and only single for the label, 'Keep A' Lovin' Me', was a flop, and they were quickly dropped from Columbia.
1958: Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog' hits three million copies sold in the US. It's only the third single to do so. Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' & 'Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer' by Gene Autry are the other two.
1960: Elvis Presley begins filming his seventh movie, 'Wild In The Country.'
1961: Brian Epstein went to Liverpool’s Cavern Club to get a glimpse of The Beatles.
1963: The Kingsmen release 'Louie, Louie.'
1964: Elvis Presley releases 'Blue Christmas b/w Wooden Heart.'
1966: John Lennon visits London's Indica Gallery to see the exhibit 'Unfinished Paintings and Objects' and meets the artist behind the showing, Yoko Ono. She presents him with a card that simply says, "Breathe," and he responds by panting. He attempts to hammer a nail into one of her interactive artworks, which invites viewers to do just that; since the exhibit does not open to the public till the next day, however, Ono refuses, leading the gallery's owner to beg her to reconsider due to John's fame. Ono still refuses, claiming to have never heard of The Beatles, but says he can hammer one in for five shillings. John responds that he'll let her have an imaginary five shillings if he can hammer in an imaginary nail. Two years later, the two would meet again and quickly fall in love. On the same day, many conspiracy buffs believed that Paul McCartney was killed in a car crash, and Beatles manager Brian Epstein also informed a British promoter that the band would no longer perform live.
1967: Roger McGuinn kicks David Crosby out of The Byrds. Crosby recalls that frontman Roger McGuinn and bassist Chris Hillman “came zooming up in their Porsches and said that I was impossible to work with and I wasn’t very good anyway and they’d do better without me. And frankly, I’ve been laughing ever since. F— ’em. But it hurt like hell. I didn’t try to reason with them. I just said, ‘it’s a shameful waste… goodbye.’” Crosby shortly thereafter formed Crosby, Stills & Nash. Gene Clark replaced Crosby in The Byrds.
1967: The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War in his guise as “Private Gripweed.” The first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources: the Muddy Waters song, the first rock ‘n’ roll record by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.
1968: Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant married his wife, Maureen. The couple had their reception at Led Zeppelin’s first ever London show at The Roundhouse.
1969: Simon and Garfunkel record what would become their signature tune, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' with future member of Bread, Larry Knechtel on piano. Art wanted Paul to sing the song, but Paul insisted that Art's voice was better suited for it.
1971: Carly Simon attends James Taylor's concert at Carnegie Hall and the two soon fall in love.
1971: Elvis Presley releases 'Merry Christmas, Baby.'
1973: Cat Stevens episode of 'In Concert' aired on ABC.
1973: Billy Joel released his album 'Piano Man.'
1974: Bachman Turner Overdrive ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’ went to #1 on the US singles chart. Randy Bachman stuttered through the lyrics of the demo recording as a private joke about his brother Gary, who had a speech impediment. The record company liked that take better than the non-stammering version and released it.
1976: Fleetwood Mac's 'Mystery To Me' album goes gold.
1989: Nine Inch Nails 'Pretty Hate Machine' is released.
1990: Eric Carr played his final show for KISS at the end of the 'Hot in the Shade' tour at Madsion Square Garden in New York.
1993: The Dave Matthews Band released their first album, ‘Remember Two Things’ on the Bama Rags label.
1995: Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith breaks his wrist playing basketball. The injury forces the cancellation of a planned tour.
1996: Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was arrested after being stopped by police in London's Oxford Street and charged with possession of a class A controlled substance.
1998: Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Bobby "Blue" Band receive lifetime achievement awards from the Blues Foundation at a ceremony held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.
1996: For the first time, Bob Dylan licenses one of his songs for commercial use, in this case, The Times They Are A Changin' to the Bank of Montreal.
1999: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announces the biggest-selling artists of the century in the United States: The Beatles have sold the most albums (106 million), Garth Brooks is the best-selling male solo act, and Barbra Streisand the best-selling female. Elton John's 1997 'Candle In The Wind' is the best-selling single of the century, and the best-selling album is the Eagles's 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975.'
1999: Gary Glitter, charged under his real name, Paul Gadd, appears in a London court to defend himself against charges of seducing and sexually humiliating a 14-year-old female teenage fan in 1980. Glitter is later acquitted of those charges, but goes to jail for four months after admitting to owning a collection of 4,000 hardcore photographs of children being abused on his computer. He is currently in prison for 16 years on separate charges for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
1999: American producer, songwriter and co-founder of Atlantic records. Herb Abramson died.
2004: Incubus, Hoobastank and Breaking Benjamin appear on the CD soundtrack accompanying the Xbox video game 'Halo 2.'
2004: 'Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl,' is released. The show documents Queen's 1982 concert at London`s Milton Keynes Bowl and was originally broadcast on British Television and MTV.
2006: KoRn record an unplugged set in New York for MTV. The program airs a couple months later.
2006: David Bowie and Alicia Keys perform 'Changes' at a benefit for the Keep a Child Alive organization, which helps disadvantaged children in Africa.
2006: The Rolling Stones's 'Bigger Bang' tour is recognized as the top tour, based on gross dollars, and top draw, based on ticket sales at the Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, wrap up the third annual Billboard Touring Conference. The band grossed nearly $230 million for the period that the awards cover (Dec. 1, 2005-Sept. 29, 2006), and drew nearly 2 million fans to shows all over the world.
2007: KoRn's Jonathan Davis starts a month long solo acoustic tour. His set includes cover tunes and songs he recorded for 2002's 'Queen Of The Damned' movie soundtrack.
2007: Striking members of the Writers Guild of America in L.A. get support from Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello and Zack de la Rocha. The two perform an acoustic version of 'Bulls On Parade' during a rally attended by 3,500 strikers.
2007: Queens Of The Stone Age are kicked out of a Los Angeles rehab clinic after staff objects to their lyrics. QOTSA plays an intimate set for patients but the sound is cut part way through their opening number, 'Feel Good Hit Of The Summer,' which features a chorus of "Nicotine, Valium, Vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol, c-c-c-c-c-cocaine." The group is physically ejected from the facility.
2007: Bruce Springsteen performs a 30-minute acoustic set at the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation benefit in New York. The organization aids victims of domestic abuse.
2008: Kid Rock wins the World's Best Pop Male Artist and World's Best Pop/Rock Male Artist prizes at the World Music Awards in Monaco. He also performs at the event. In addition, The Beatles receive a Diamond Award for selling more the 100 million albums worldwide. Ringo Starr is on hand to accept the trophy on behalf of the group.
2009: 'Kozmic Blues: The Life and Music of Janis Joplin,' a weeklong presentation of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's 2009 American Music Masters series, begins in Cleveland. There are Joplin tribute performances and interviews with people who knew and/or worked with the singer.
2009: A New York casting call goes out for the Green Day musical, 'American Idiot.'
2010: A fire in a 10,000 square foot warehouse used to store Neil Young’s vintage cars, guitars, paintings, and cases of other memorabilia causes damages estimated at over $800,000. An investigation later determines that the fire started in a 1959 Lincoln Continental and spread to the warehouse. Young had outfitted the car with electric batteries and a biodiesel-powered generator as part of his company, LincVolt.
2010: Alter Bridge release their third studio album 'AB III.'
2010: Slipknot demands that fans return items that were stolen from the gravesite of bass player Paul Gray. Gray died of an accidental morphine overdose earlier in the year.
2010: Soundgarden makes a rare televised appearance on the second night of Conan O'Brien's show on TBS.
2010: Bon Jovi play their single 'What Do You Got' live on The Late Show With David Letterman to promote their greatest hits collection.
2010: Former President George W. Bush's 'Decision Points' is in bookstores. In it, Bush admits that he once confused U2 frontman Bono with singer-turned-U.S. Congressman Sonny Bono. "He knew our budgets, understood the facts, and had well informed views about the challenges in Africa," wrote Bush. When later asked by advisors if he knew who Bono was, Bush said he thought Bono was the man who "used to be married to Cher."
2011: Bruce Springsteen performs at the 'Stand Up for Heroes' benefit at the Beacon Theatre in New York City for the fifth straight year. The New York Comedy Festival benefit is for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which supports charitable, scientific, and educational activities. Springsteen's guitar is auctioned off at the end of the show for $160,000.
2013: Metallica frontman James Hetfield receives the 'Livin' The Dream Award' from Little Kids Rock during the organization's annual benefit event at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, CA. The 'Livin' The Dream Award' was named in honor of Facebook's late president Josef Desimone.
2013: Steven Tyler is the head judge at the Miss Universe pageant at Moscow's Crocus City. And the winner is Gabriela Isler (Venezuela).
2014: Ozzy Osbourne receives the Global Icon Award at the MTV EMAs (MTV Europe Music Awards) in Glasgow, Scotland.
2014: Neil Young calls for a boycott of Starbucks because of the company's involvement in a lawsuit to overturn a Vermont state law that requires food producers to disclose the use of any genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their products.
2014: Music composed by Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is heard during the CBS TV show 'CSI.'

Nov. 11
1954: Bill Haley scored his first US Top ten single with 'Shake Rattle And Roll'. He had dropped his cowboy image about a year and a half earlier, while renaming The Saddlemen to Bill Haley and His Comets. The song became the theme song for the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League. ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ was originally made popular by Big Joe Turner.
1957: Buddy Holly releases 'Peggy Sue.'
1957: Elvis Presley appeared at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. This was Presley’s last concert of the 1950’s. Presley served in the United States Army between March 1958 and March 1960.
1961: Joan Baez plays her first major headlining concert, opening at New York's Town Hall in a sold-out, critically acclaimed show.
1963: After a gig in Birmingham, England, The Beatles find themselves attempting to escape a throng of fanatically devoted fans for the first time, escaping through the crowd by dressing up as policemen.
1965: The final recording session at Abbey Road studios in London took place for The Beatles 'Rubber Soul' album. They needed three new songs to finish the album so an old song ‘Wait’ is pulled off the shelf and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul's ‘You Won't See Me’ and John's ‘Girl’, the basic tracks for both songs being completed in two takes.
1966: The Grateful Dead performed at a Hell’s Angels dance held at San Francisco’s Sokol Hall.
1967: Van Morrison makes his only appearance on ABC-TV's 'American Bandstand,' lip-synching his big hit 'Brown Eyed Girl.'
1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono release 'Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins' which is the first of three experimental albums they produce. The album features a cover photo of the pair naked, which many record stores carry in a brown paper wrapper.
1969: Jim Morrison is arrested by the FBI and charged with drunk and disorderly conduct, and interfering with the flight of an aircraft. He and actor friend Tom Baker are flying to Phoenix, AZ for a Rolling Stones show when they start “attacking and sexually harassing” a flight attendant after a day of drinking. They spend the night in jail but are released the next day on $2,500 bail; the charges are later dropped. Baker later dies of a drug overdose in 1982.
1970: The Doors performed live with Jim Morrison for the last time in New Orleans.
1970: Bob Dylan publishes his first novel, a poorly received stream-of-consciousness work called 'Tarantula.'
1970: Apple Records releases John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 'Plastic Ono Band' album.
1971: 'Led Zeppelin IV' landed in stores. The much-anticipated record had been delayed due to problems with the final mixing and cover artwork, which didn’t feature a title or the band’s name. Robert Plant said, “The hierarchy of the record business aren’t into the fact that covers are important to a band’s image. We just said they couldn’t have the master tapes until they got the cover right.”
1972: Berry Oakley (born Raymond Berry Oakley III) is killed when his motorcycle hits a bus in Macon, Georgia. He was 24. Oakley was the bass player in the Allman Brothers band, and died only three blocks from where Duane Allman had died a year earlier. After the accident, Oakley claimed he was okay, declined medical treatment, and went home. Three hours later, he was rushed to the hospital in terrible pain, and died of cerebral swelling caused by a fractured skull. Doctors at the time stated that even if he had gone straight to the hospital from the scene of the accident, he would not have survived. Oakley’s bass lines in 'Whipping Post' from the live album At Fillmore East display his musical prowess.
1973: Thirty US radio stations broadcasted a 'live' Mott The Hoople concert. In reality it was the band recorded in the studio with the applause dubbed in.
1973: Elton John ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ album hits #1 on the US charts.
1976: KISS goes gold with their album 'Rock and Roll Over.'
1978: David Bowie played the first night of his 8-date 'Low/Heroes' tour of Australia and New Zealand at The Oval in Adelaide. This was Bowie's first ever show in Australia.
1979: San Francisco witnessed the premiere of 'Rock Justice,' a rock opera penned by Jefferson Starship’s Marty Balin. The show ran for four nights at the Old Waldorf nightclub. Balin played a rock star on trial for suffering a career nosedive.
1986: Despite Roger Waters effort to legally dissolve Pink Floyd, the remaining band members (David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright) issue a press release saying they plan to carry on. The courts eventually allows them to continue with the name.
1989: The Berlin Wall comes down and Melissa Etheridge and Joe Cocker are there to perform.
1990: Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood was hit by a car in England and broke both his legs.
1990: A 21 year-old AC/DC fan dies after suffering fatal head injuries when a New Jersey State trooper tries to break up a fight in a parking lot after an AC/DC show at Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey. The trooper hit the fan causing him to fall backwards and strike his head. The trooper is eventually cleared of all wrongdoing, but the fan’s family later receives a $250,000 settlement payment on behalf of the state police.
1994: Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Billy Vera all appear on the TV show 'Boy Meets World' in the episode 'Band on the Run.'
1994: Christie's auction house in New York City holds their first-ever auction of rock memorabilia, including The Beach Boys' guitars, a stage outfit worn by Jimi Hendrix, and John Lennon's famous Army fatigues.
1995: Smashing Pumpkins double album ‘Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness’ album hits #1 on the Billboard charts. The band close out the day with an appearance on 'Saturday Night Live.'
1997: Metallica leads the 'Million Decibel March' in Philadelphia.
1997: Green Day's in-store appearance at a New York Tower Records turns into a riot. First, Billie Joe Armstrong paints 'Nimrod' (their current album's title) on the walls, incites the crowd to cut loose, body surfs the audience and moons people on the street. Tower cancels the group's planned post concert appearance.
1999: Eddie Van Halen announced he was undergoing hip replacement surgery.
2000: Creed's 'With Arms Wide Open' tops the Billboard Hot 100.
2003: A New Jersey radio station pulled all Jethro Tull music from its playlist after frontman Ian Anderson criticized excessive displays of the American flag, arguing, “It’s easy to confuse patriotism with nationalism.”
2003: Kid Rock's self-titled LP containing a cover of Bad Company's 'Feel Like Makin' Love' is released.
2003: John Mellencamp speaks to an Indiana University Rock music history class. He discusses songwriting, performing and MTV.
2003: Courtney Love pleaded not guilty to two felony charges of drug possession at a court in Beverly Hills.
2003: Phil Collins revealed that he had lost nearly 60 percent of his hearing in his left ear.
2003: The owner of a pub in Wiltshire, England, is awarded £40,000 in damages after suing Van Morrison for pulling out of a scheduled performance at the pub in the summer of 2002 at the last moment.
2003: Pearl Jam's collection of B-sides and other tracks, 'Lost Dog' is released.
2005: 'Rock and Roll, Part 2' singer Gary Glitter vanished from his home in Ba Ring Vung Tau after Vietnamese authorities discovered a 15 year old girl living there.
2005: Staind and P.O.D. kick off their 'Fall Brawl' tour of the U.S. in San Jose, CA. with Taproot as the opening act.
2005: Billy Joel begins touring again, launching his first solo tour in eight years.
2005: Green Day appears on NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
2006: Axl Rose performs Paul McCartney's 'Live and Let Die' at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research dinner in New York. The Guns N' Roses frontman is backed by Beatles tribute act the Fab Faux.
2007: Velvet Revolver's Scott Weiland is arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Police say Weiland failed a sobriety test following a car crash in California and posted $40,000 bail after refusing to give a blood or urine sample.
2008: Mudcrutch, Tom Petty's pre-Heartbreakers band, release their 'Extended Play Live' EP. The four performances were recorded during the group's California tour earlier in the year. Also, a Mudcrutch documentary premieres on VH1 Classic.
2009: Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour receives an honorary doctorate from Anglia Ruskin University in England. The Doctor of Arts degree is bestowed for Gilmour's "outstanding contribution to music as a writer, performer and innovator."
2009: Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is divorced by his wife Jo after 24 years on the grounds of his admitted adultery (with Russian cocktail waitress Ekaterina Ivanova).
2011: VH1 declares 'National Metal Day.' They celebrate by airing a slew of Metal programming.
2011: The four original members of Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward) announce they will tour in 2012 and record a new album the first original line-up release in over three decades. The press conference is hosted by Henry Rollins. Ward ends up not being part of the tour or album project and a war of words begins in the press.
2011: Alice Cooper guitarist Dick Wagner returns to the stage to play his first Cooper show since suffering a heart attack and stroke five years earlier.
2012: At the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia, INXS drummer Jon Farriss announces, “Tonight is very likely to probably be the last show we ever do.” The next day, the band confirms that they are calling it quits after 35 years. Band member Kirk Pengilly states that it “was appropriate to finish where they had started 35 years earlier.” The last song they perform is 'Need You Tonight.'
2013: Jack White and his record label, Third Man Records, launch the Great Third Man Turkey Drive, with proceeds going to the Nashville Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization that offers assistance to the homeless in Nashville.
2014: 'Queen Forever' is out. The compilation includes 'There Must Be More To Life Than This,' a long-lost duet with Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. It also features 'Let Me In Your Heart Again,' a previously unheard track featuring Mercury.
2014: Pink Floyd release 'The Endless River,' their first new album in 20 years. The project, which is a tribute to late Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, features material recorded by David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Wright during the sessions for 1994's 'The Division Bell.'
2014: Metallica, Black Keys, Bruce Springsteen and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl perform at the Concert for Valor in Washington D.C. The Veterans Day event raises funds for veterans charities.
2014: An Evening Of Who Music to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust is held in London. The event, part of The Who's 50th anniversary celebration, has performances by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Oasis/Beady Eye singer Liam Gallagher and Rush frontman Geddy Lee.
2015: The 'Rock & Brews' restaurant chain co-founded by KISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, offers veterans, active military personnel and first responders a complimentary pulled pork sandwich with a choice of a side on Veterans Day in the U.S.
2015: Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, drummer of Motörhead, dies of liver failure. He was 61. Phil had two stints in Motörhead, from 1975–1984 and from 1987–1992. The Motörhead line-up consisting of Lemmy, “Fast” Eddie Clarke and Taylor is considered the “classic” line-up of the band. Taylor had many physical mishaps during his lifetime – once he was dropped on his head, which broke his neck, and he also broke his wrist, causing him to play with his drumstick taped to his hand. Taylor was eventually fired for “poor performance,” but reunited with the band several times prior to his death.

Nov. 12
1931: In London, the Abbey Road recording studios were opened by the Gramophone Company, a predecessor of the British music company EMI, its current owner.
1955: Fats Domino is named the favorite Rhythm & Blues artist in Billboard's annual DJ's Poll.
1955: Chuck Berry is named the most promising Rhythm & Blues artist in Billboard's annual DJ's Poll.
1957: The movie 'Jamboree,' featuring a scene where Jerry Lee Lewis performs 'Great Balls of Fire,' debuts in theaters. Also appearing in the film are Fats Domino, Carl Perkins, Frankie Avalon and Connie Francis.
1964: On his 19th birthday Neil Young writes 'Sugar Mountain,' where he reflects on his fleeting youth ("You can't be 20 on Sugar Mountain").
1966: Grateful Dead are the house band at a dance put on by the Hell's Angels biker gang at San Francisco's Sokol Hall.
1966: Teens on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip protesting a recent curfew are beaten by police, inspiring Stephen Stills to write the Buffalo Springfield song 'For What It's Worth.'
1966: Donovan releases 'Mellow Yellow.'
1970: Doors make their final appearance as a quartet in New Orleans.
1971: 'Led Zeppelin IV' is released.
1973: Queen begin their first UK tour in Leeds, supporting Mott the Hoople.
1988: U2 started a six-week run at #1 on the US album chart with their 6th studio album 'Rattle And Hum' which went on to sell over 14 million copies.
1990: Ron Wood (Faces, Rolling Stones) is badly injured when hit by a car in London, breaking both legs. Wood had crashed his car on the M4 motorway near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England and was trying to wave other cars past his when he was run over.
1992: Ozzy Osbourne asks Black Sabbath's original lineup to open for him at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, California. Says guitarist Tony Iommi: "It was Ozzy's first farewell tour, so we genuinely believed that he was going to retire." Ronnie James Dio vehemently refused to open for Ozzy, so Rob Halford sang with the band instead. On the 14th, the band's full original lineup played 'Black Sabbath,' 'Fairies Wear Boots,' 'Iron Man,' and 'Paranoid.'
1994: It's Melissa Etheridge Day at her old high school in Leavenworth, KS.
1997: Carly Simon is hospitalized with breast cancer, undergoing both chemo and a mastectomy.
1999: Glam legend Gary Glitter is acquitted in England's Bristol Crown Court of sexual assault on a minor stemming from an incident with a fan in the Eighties; however, that same day, Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) is sentenced to four months in jail for four counts of possessing child pornography found in 1997.
2001: The three living former Beatles met for the last time at George Harrison's hotel in New York City for lunch. Harrison died two weeks later at a friend's home in Los Angeles.
2002: Die-hard Beatles fans were enraged after Paul McCartney altered the song writing credits on his 'Back In The US 2002' album, changing them to McCartney and Lennon from Lennon and McCartney.
2003: Session drummer Tony Thompson (The Power Station and Chic) dies of kidney cancer in Los Angeles, California at age 48. It happens only two months after Power Station bandmate Robert Palmer died from a heart attack. Thompson also played drums with Led Zeppelin at Live Aid in 1985.
2003: Courtney Love pleads innocent to drug charges stemming from an October 2nd arrest. She makes a long and rambling statement in a Beverly Hills courtroom.
2005: Foo Fighters make their fourth appearance on 'Saturday Night Live.' Dave Grohl was also on SNL twice as Nirvana's drummer.
2005: Paul McCartney is the first musician to broadcast live music into space when a segment of his Anaheim show is beamed, via NASA, to the International Space Station 220 miles above the Earth.
2005: Vietnamese authorities visit Gary Glitter's home in Ba Ring Vung Tau and find his live-in companion, a fifteen-year-old girl. The singer, however, has vanished.
2006: Alice In Chains perform the national anthem prior to the NFL match-up between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
2006: AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is involved in a car accident while competing in the finale of the U.K. reality-TV series 'The Race.' Johnson's vehicle clips the rear of a race car driven by R&B singer Ms. Dynamite, who loses control and crashes into a wall. Dynamite is airlifted to a local hospital with minor injuries while Johnson, who is uninjured, goes on to win the race.
2007: E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt launches a program to educate middle-school and high-school students about the history of Rock music. The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation partners with the National Association for Music Education and Scholastic publishers for Little Steven's Rock and Roll High School.
2007: Bruce Springsteen makes a post-Veterans Day visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Injured military personnel attended a Springsteen concert that evening.
2008: Robert Plant is a winner at the 42nd annual CMA Awards in Nashville. Plant and his Raising Sand collaborator Alison Krauss earn the Musical Event of the Year honor for their rendition of the Everly Brothers' 'Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On).'
2008: Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich sells the Jean-Michel Basquiat painting 'Untitled (Boxer)' for $13.5 million (less commission) at a Christie's auction in New York.
2008: John Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix) dies after years of alcohol-related health problems in Portland, Oregon at age 61. In 2005, he was named the 23rd greatest drummer of all time by Rolling Stone.
2009: U2 and their concert promoter are fined $55,000 for breaking noise regulations at three concerts the previous summer at Dublin's Croke Park. The homecoming shows drew approximately 240,000.
2010: Bon Jovi appears on NBC's 'Today Show' to promote the release of their 'Ultimate Collection' package. Fans get to pick one of the songs the band plays and they choose 'You Give Love A Bad Name.'
2010: Jackson Browne, Patti Smith, Cyndi Lauper and Aimee Mann are among the musicians participating in a John Lennon tribute concert at New York's Beacon Theatre. The proceeds benefit the Playing for Change Foundation, which brings music education programs to impoverished communities around the world.
2011: Blues drummer Doyle Bramhall dies of heart failure in his sleep in Alpine, Texas at age 62. He worked with both Jimmie Vaughan (in The Chessmen) and Stevie Ray Vaughan (in The Nightcrawlers). He is the father of blues musician Doyle Bramhall II.
2011: Kid Rock, the Killers and Bob Seger co-headline the first ever Orlando Calling festival. The two day fest also features the Raconteurs, the Pixies and the Doobie Brothers.
2012: U2's Bono is in Washington D.C. to encourage Congress and the Obama administration to keep funding relief efforts in poverty stricken countries.
2012: The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are also in the nation's capital to help raise awareness for their teenage cancer charity, 'Who Cares: Teen Cancer America.'
2014: Gregg Allman, Cheap Trick, Gov't Mule and Peter Frampton perform at the Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert, 'One More for the Fans,' at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. At the show's conclusion, Lynyrd Skynyrd is presented with a Marquee Award from the theatre, as well as an Atlanta city council document proclaiming it Lynyrd Skynyrd Day.

Nov. 13
1963: The Beatles recorded a television interview at Westward Television Studios in Plymouth, Devon for a local teen program 'Move Over, Dad.' Due to a large crowd of excited fans outside, The Beatles had to be smuggled from their dressing-room at the ABC Cinema, where they were scheduled to appear that night, into an adjacent building, then through a tunnel, to get to Westward Studios for the interview taping.
1964: The official Rolling Stones biography, 'Our Own Story' is published.
1964: Decca Records released The Rolling Stones' 'Little Red Rooster'. Written by Willie Dixon (as The Red Rooster), and previously recorded by Howlin’ Wolf and Sam Cooke, the single was recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago.
1965: The Castiles, featuring a young singer named Bruce Springsteen appeared at The Fire House in Hazlet, New Jersey. The night was billed as a 'Teenage Go, Go Dance.'
1967: Beatles ‘Yellow Submarine’ film opens in the US.
1968: Rolling Stone Brian Jones bought 'Cotchford Farm' in Sussex. 'Winnie The Pooh' author AA Milne had owned the house.
1969: John Lennon purchases the island Dorinch off the Ireland coast and invites any hippie who wishes to live there.
1969: Crosby Stills Nash & Young played the first of four nights at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California.
1970: Syd Barrett released his second solo album 'Barrett' only 10 months after his debut 'The Madcap Laughs.' David Gilmour produced the whole album, which also featured performances by Pink Floyd's Richard Wright on keyboards.
1971: Santana's ‘Santana 3′ hits #1 US album charts. It was recorded live at the Fillmore West ans spent five weeks at #1.
1973: Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. was killed in a car accident near Hernando, Mississippi. Lewis had been working as the drummer in his father's band.
1974: An imposter posing as Deep Purple guitar player Ritchie Blackmore crashes a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City, IA, having already conned food and shelter from several Deep Purple fans.
1976: Rod Stewart's 'Tonight's The Night' hits #1 on the Billboard singles chart. It was Rod's second US #1, and had an 8 week run.
1981: U2 kick off a 23 date tour in support of their 'October' album at JB Scott's in Albany, NY.
1987: U2 give a 'Save The Yuppies' concert in San Francisco. Bono, who is wearing a hat, promises to pass it around (for contributions) later.
1990: Patricia Boughton filed a lawsuit against Rod Stewart claiming that a football he kicked into the crowd during a concert at Pine Knob Music Theatre had ruptured a tendon in her middle finger. And as a result the injury had made sex between her and her husband difficult.
1990: Temple of the Dog plays their only show at the Off Ramp in Seattle. Comprised of members of Soundgarden and what would become Pearl Jam, the group was formed as a tribute to Mother Love Bone signer Andrew Wood, who died of a heroin overdose.
1992: 90,000 people attend a concert in Mexico City as Elton John performs in Mexico for the first time.
1992: Sting gets an honorary doctorate from England's University of Northumbriia in recognition of his artistic achievements and ecological efforts.
1996: On the last leg of their Ballbreaker World Tour, AC/DC played the first of four sold out nights at Sydney Entertainment Center in Sydney, Australia.
1999: R.J. Vealey dies of a heart attack, immediately following a show. He was just 37. Vealey was the drummer for the Atlanta Rhythm Section and a respected studio musician as well as the drummer in Roy Orbison’s backup band. His death was later attributed to chronic cocaine abuse.
2000: The Beatles sanction their first official Web site.
2004: Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea speaks at the second annual 'We The Planet Festival of Music, Consciousness and Activism' in Oakland, CA. The eco-friendly event has environmental workshops and performances and is powered by bio-diesel fuel generators and solar panels.
2004: Aerosmith`s Joe Perry signs copies of 'People We Know, Horses They Love' in Boston. The book, which profiles celebrities who have a fondness for horses, features the guitarist.
2006: Legal proceedings begin in London over songwriting credits for the classic 1967 Procol Harum song 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale.' Organist Matthew Fisher sues Procol Harum frontman Gary Brooker, one of the tune's two acknowledged co-authors, as well as a music-publishing company, claiming he deserves a share of the recording's royalties because of the significant contributions he made to the song's melody. By the way, Fisher's organ is the song's dominant sound. A month later, the judge rules in his favor.
2006: "I think religion has always tried to turn hatred toward gay people," says Elton John in the Observer's Music Monthly Magazine. John, who exchanged vows nearly a year earlier in a civil-union ceremony with David Furnish, goes on to add, "I would ban religion completely. Organized religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings, and it's not really compassionate."
2006: ZZ Top is honored by the Recording Academy's Texas chapter for outstanding achievements and contributions to the musical community during a gala in Austin. Proceeds benefit the MusicCares organization, which aids musicians needing financial, medical or personal help.
2007: U2's the Edge contributes to the Give One, Get One campaign that provides XO laptop computers to children in developing countries. The guitarist produced the sound that's heard when the specially designed device is switched on.
2008: VH1 Classic Celebrity Bowl-Off, hosted by Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, is at Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood. Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum are among the bowlers raising money for the VH1 Classic Rock Autism campaign.
2008: Elton John celebrates the opening of his Broadway musical, Billy Elliot by donning a tutu for the show's curtain call.
2009: At a concert at Michigan's Auburn Hills Palace, Bruce Springsteen yells out "Hello, Ohio!" He continues to refer to the wrong state several times until E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt finally corrects him.
2010: 3 Doors Down perform at the seventh annual benefit concert for the Better Life Foundation in Tunica, MS. Theory Of A Deadman and Saving Abel also play at the Mississippi Army National Guard sponsored event.
2012: Soundgarden release 'King Animal,' the band's 6th studio album but their first since 1996's 'Down On The Upside.'
2012: ZZ Top is presented the Living Legend Award at Classic Rock Magazine's 2012 "Roll of Honour" ceremony at the Roundhouse in London. Rush takes Album of the Year and Band of the Year.
2012: The original collage that was reproduced and included in copies of The Beatles' 1967 classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band record sold for $87,720. The piece, which was designed by Peter Blake, was sold to an unnamed bidder as part of an auction of modern British art at Sotheby’s in London.
2013: Bob Dylan receives France's highest cultural award, the Legion of Honor, in Paris. Dylan is praised for serving as an "inspiration to young people."
2015: Alice Cooper voices all the characters in 'Peter And Wolf In Hollywood', a modern reinterpretation of the Prokofiev classic. The plot revolves around Peter, his hippie grandfather and an escaped wolf from the L.A. Zoo and comes with a specially-designed iPad app for children (ages 5-8).

Nov. 14
1955: Bill Haley & the Comets' 'Rock Around The Clock' returns to the British charts nearly a year after its initial release. It returns at least once a decade through the '70's.
1956: Jerry Lee Lewis cuts his first tracks, including his debut single 'Crazy Arms,' for Sun Records in Memphis.
1961: The Elvis Presley film 'Blue Hawaii' premieres.
1961: Ray Charles has a #1 pop hit with his signature song, 'Georgia On My Mind.'
1962: The Beatles play the final show of a 14 date run at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany.
1966: Jefferson Airplane record 'Somebody To Love.'
1967: Pink Floyd were added to a 16-date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, The Move, The Nice, Amen Corner, The Outer Limits and The Eire Apparent. It kicked off on this day at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with only one performance, as opposed to the rest of the dates, which called for two shows per night. The headlining Hendrix was allotted exactly 40 minutes; The Move, who preceded him onstage, had just half an hour, and Pink Floyd, who appeared between after The Outer Limits, were allowed between 15 and 20 minutes per show
1967: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Half-A-Wind Show art exhibition closed at London’s Lisson Gallery.
1967: The Monkees 'Daydream Believer' is certified gold.
1969: David Bowie ‘Space Oddity’ album is released.
1969: Hamburg, Germany's famous rock and roll venue, the Star Club, announces it will permanently close its doors at the end of the month.
1969: Led Zeppelin began recording their third album at Olympia Studios, kicking off with a run-through of 'Since I’ve Been Loving You.' Robert Plant said, “If bootleg record-makers got it together properly instead of waving those evil mikes on the end of broomsticks, this is the kind of sound they would get at a Led Zeppelin live concert.”
1970: Santana releases 'Black Magic Woman.'
1977: KISS played the first date on their 51-date 'Alive II Tour' at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
1981: The Go-Go's make their national T.V. debut on 'Saturday Night Live' where they sing 'Our Lips Are Sealed' and 'We Got The Beat.'
1982: 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,' is the #1 song in the U.K. The Police track was recorded in Canada.
1987: The long-since divorced Sonny and Cher perform 'I Got You Babe' on 'Late Night with David Letterman.' Cher flubs it a bit, but she and Sonny become very emotional doing their signature song.
1990: In Newsweek, The Who’s Pete Townshend said he is bisexual. He said, “I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman. And I won’t be classified as just a man.”
1992: John Mellencamp keyboard player John Cascella is discovered dead in his car in Indiana of a heart attack. He was 45. Authorities believe he suffered a heart attack while driving. Mr. Cascella, also known for his work on accordion, joined the Mellencamp band 10 years ago and was an integral element of the group’s folk-rock sound. He also owned Cascella Productions, which created music for commercials and movies in Indianapolis.
1992: An Ozzy Osbourne show in Costa Mesa is billed as the last-ever live performance of Black Sabbath. Not only are there subsequent Sabbath shows, but this one doesn't have drummer Bill Ward, as Vinnie Appice fills in.
1994: Five years after its release, Melissa Etheridge's 'Brave And Crazy' CD, is certified platinum by the record industry.
1995: Alice In Chains release their self-titled 3rd record.
1995: The Rolling Stones release the 'Stripped' album.
1996: At the MTV Europe Music Awards, Oasis wins Best Group and Best Song ('Wonderwall').
1997: Johnny Cash, who was recently diagnosed with a form of Parkinson's Disease, is treated for pneumonia at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
1997: Judas Priest's first album with vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens, 'Jugulator' is released. Taking over from Rob Halford, Owens had previously fronted British Steel, a Judas Priest cover band.
1999: EMI Music Distribution begins offering retailers a $3 rebate on each unit sold of the latest Garth Brooks album 'In... The Life Of Chris Gaines,' in order to boost sales. In exchange for the rebate, retailers are asked to lower the price of the Capitol album - which lists for $17.98 on CD as low as possible.
1999: Billy Idol and Sammy Hagar led 20,000 motorcyclists on the 16th-annual Love Ride. The parade raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
2000: The Offspring give away $1 million of its own money to a lucky fan. Two finalists in the band's online giveaway, where fans who downloaded the song 'Original Prankster' were automatically entered, appear on MTV's 'Total Request Live' to compete in a trivia contest to determine who will take the prize. 14-year-old Ashley Hitchcock wins, correctly identifying Noodles as the oldest member of the band. The Offspring release 'Conspiracy Of One' featuring 'Original Prankster' it's the group's last studio effort with drummer Ron Welty.
2000: Rush singer and bassist Geddy Lee releases his first and only solo album, 'My Favorite Headache.'
2004: The Rolling Stones were refused permission to pursue a claim against their former record company Decca for unpaid royalties through the courts. A High Court judge in London said the dispute would go to arbitration and not be decided in court. The dispute was over their 'Forty Licks' compilation CD, which was released in 2002 and was the first collection to span their entire career.
2004: Linkin' Park win Best Alternative Artist, for the second year in a row, and Bon Jovi gets an Award of Merit at the 32nd American Music Awards in L.A. Also, recently discovered TV footage of The Beatles is broadcast for the first time since 1964.
2005: U2's the Edge and Bono perform 'In A Little While' (from 'All That You Can't Leave Behind') at a lifeguard station on Miami Beach, FL., prior to their band's Miami performance. The scene is filmed for a project called 'A Day in the Life of Edge.'
2005: A New York judge rules that a defamation lawsuit filed the previous January against KISS' Gene Simmons can move forward. Georgeann Walsh Ward claims that she was depicted as a "sex-addicted nymphomaniac" in the VH1 documentary When KISS Ruled The World because photos of her are shown as Simmons discusses his many sexual conquests.
2005: Staind performs on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'
2006: Staind issues their best-of album, 'The Singles: 1996-2006.' The 16-song collection features 'It's Been Awhile' and 'Outside,' plus previously unreleased live acoustic covers of tunes by Tool, Alice in Chains and Pink Floyd. 'Staind: The Videos,' a separate DVD, is also released with 14 of the band's promo clips, plus two unplugged live performances.
2006: A four-disc Sublime box set titled 'Everything Under the Sun' drops. The career-spanning collection features music videos, live performances, a band interview, unreleased demos, live rarities, studio outtakes and remixes (including a mid-'90s mix by Snoop Dogg). The package comes 10 years after the death of Sublime frontman Brad Nowell from a drug overdose.
2006: The Beatles have the most discs on a Top 100 list of all-time greatest albums chosen by Time magazine staff. The five Beatles albums are 'Rubber Soul,' 'Revolver,' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' 'The White Album' and 'Abbey Road.' Bob Dylan's three albums are 'Highway 61 Revisited' 'Blonde On Blonde' and 'Time Out of Mind.' The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and U2 manage to place two albums each on the list.
2006: Neil Young presents 'Live at the Fillmore East 1970.' The album features songs Young playing with Crazy Horse at the legendary, and now defunct venue.
2006: Led Zeppelin were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame by Roger Taylor of Queen. Jimmy Page personally accepted the award in front of a 3,000 strong audience during the 3rd annual induction ceremony which was held at the famed Alexandra Palace in London.
2006: The 1994 Nirvana documentary 'Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!' is released on DVD.
2006: 'Paul McCartney: The Space Within US' DVD is released. Based on an A&E concert special, the disc also has sound-check performances, interviews with McCartney, band members and celebrities.
2006: Army Of Anyone, ex-Filter frontman Richard Patrick and sibling Stone Temple Pilots members Dean and Robert DeLeo, release their self-titled debut album. The disc's first single is 'Goodbye.'
2006: 'Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi' soundtrack is released with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's previously unreleased solo track 'Vile,' System Of A Down's 'Question' and Queens Of The Stone Age's 'Mexicola.' The accompanying DVD features an appearance by Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea.
2006: Led Zeppelin is inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in London. Wolfmother perform a tribute to Zep (surviving band members don't attend). Bon Jovi, R&B great James Brown and Rod Stewart also enter Hall of Fame. The New Jersey Rockers and the Godfather of Soul both take the stage. The Beatles' producer George Martin receives a special award.
2006: Wolfmother and Radiohead's Thom Yorke contribute tracks to the third installment of the 'Give. Listen. Help.' benefit compilation series. Proceeds from the limited-edition album, which features live cuts, remixes and B-sides, goes to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This disc is available at Urban Outfitters stores (and on their website).
2008: Ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler enters a no-contest plea to a heroin possession charge stemming from his July arrest in L.A. Alder says when he's clean and sober he hopes to rejoin GN'R.
2011: Van Halen announce they have signed with the California based Interscope Records, as they have a new album ready for release.
2011: A Pink Floyd phone app, 'This Day in Pink Floyd,' is released. It features daily trivia, song info and 200 quiz questions, in addition to more than 100 band images.
2012: Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger introduces the HBO documentary, 'The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane,' at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.
2012: The 27th annual WhyHunger Hungerathon auction begins. Featured items include a red Fender Stratocaster signed by Keith Richards (Rolling Stones), a black Stratocaster autographed by Def Leppard, and a sunburst Stratocaster signed by Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora. Founded in 1975 the WhyHunger auction has raised over $30 million to fight global hunger.
2013: Paul McCartney posted a letter on his website calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 Greenpeace activists whom Russian authorities arrested during a protest over Arctic oil drilling in September. All the activists involved had their charges dropped in late December of this year.
2013: Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson receives the Spirit Of Prog honors at the Classic Rock Awards in London. "This is very well deserved," says former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who presents the award to Lifeson.
2013: The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, and Bon Jovi are among the finalists for the 2013 Billboard Touring Awards, in New York. And the winner is Bon Jovi - for the highest-grossing/best-selling road show of the year.
2015: Linkin Park's Music for Relief charity celebrates its 10th anniversary with a benefit show dubbed 'Linkin Park and Friends' in L.A. Blink-18's Mark Hoppus jams with the band. Proceeds go to disaster relief and Power the World, a sustainable energy organization.
2015: After canceling their two Paris concerts in the wake of terrorist attacks that killed 129 people the day before, U2 visit the memorial site near the Bataclan club where Eagles Of Death Metal concert goers were attacked. They pay homage to the victims.

Nov. 15
1926: The first network radio broadcast, four-and-a-half hours of varied performances from New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel and other remotes around the country, airs on the new National Broadcasting Company (soon to be known as NBC).
1956: The New York premier of Elvis Presley's first movie, 'Love Me Tender' took place. It premiered at New York's Paramount Theater. A fifty-foot cardboard cutout of Elvis was placed outside the theater to promote the movie.
1959: Johnny & the Moondogs (made up of future Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison) took part in the finals of a talent competition in which the winner appeared on English TV’s Star Search. They played two Buddy Holly songs: 'Think It Over' and 'It's So Easy.' They must have been good as they were invited back for the next round of audition the next day. Unfortunately for John, Paul and George, the last bus back to Liverpool left before the judging was due to occur, and the band was forced to pull out as they had no money to rent a hotel room.
1964: Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones is admitted to Chicago's Passavant Hospital for pneumonia, having reached a temperature of 105. He will miss the last four dates of the Stones' US tour.
1965: The Rolling Stones performed on NBC’s 'Hullabaloo' for the first time, singing 'Get Off My Cloud.'
1965: The Beatles completed their sessions for 'Rubber Soul.'
1966: The Doors officially signs a 7 record deal with Elektra Records. The band reluctantly agrees to release 'Break On Through' as their first single.
1967: Obsessive fans looking for 'Paul Is Dead' clues on album covers and in songs push two previous Beatles albums, 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and 'Magical Mystery Tour' back onto the Billboard album charts.
1967: The Rolling Stones release 'Their Satanic Majesties Request.'
1968: Janis Joplin performs her last gig with Big Brother and the Holding Company at New York's Hunter College.
1969: The Beatles' last photographic session produces today's cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
1969: Hamburg's Star Club, the place where The Beatles developed into a powerful Rock 'n' Roll group, announces it's closing down.
1969: Janis Joplin was arrested for using obscene language at a concert in Tampa, Florida. When a policeman tried to control the crowd with a bullhorn, she allegedly told him, “Don’t f*** with those people! Hey, Mister, what’re you so uptight about? Did you buy a five-dollar ticket?” When she was requested to tell the audience to sit down, Joplin allegedly replied, “I’m not telling them s***.” Charges were later dropped.
1971: Grand Funk Railroad releases 'E Pluribus Funk,' the last album they would record as a trio (Mark Farner, Mel Schacher, and Don Brewer). The original release cover is round and covered with a silver-like film to resemble a large coin. On the back side of the cover, there is a picture of Shea Stadium to celebrate Grand Funk beating The Beatles’ attendance record by selling out in just 72 hours.
1974: The Faces released 'You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything,' which became their last single when Rod Stewart announced he was leaving the band in 1976.
1976: Jackson Browne's album 'The Pretender' goes gold.
1977: Led Zeppelin played the first of four shows at the Chicago Stadium, Illinois during their North American tour. Two more were scheduled for later in the tour but were cancelled due to the death of Robert Plant's son.
1981: New Iron Maiden singer, Bruce Dickinson, is introduced to UK audiences at the Rainbow.
1983: Ozzy Osbourne‬ released the album 'Bark At The Moon.'
1984: KISS played the first North American date on their 119 date 'Animalize Tour' at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
1986: Lou Reed and Sam Moore perform their updated version of 'Soul Man' on 'Saturday Night Live.' The song is being featured in the movie of the same name.
1986: Bassist Jason Newsted makes his first appearance with Metallica at a concert in Tokyo.
1990: David Bowie opens on Broadway in the title role of 'The Elephant Man.'
1992: The Doors' Robbie Krieger, Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, Spencer Davis, Richie Havens, and The Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastian all guest star on tonight's 'Rock Of Ages' episode of FOX's 'Married With Children.'
1992: Ozzy Osbourne said his show in Costa Mesa, California would be his last concert ever. The show was in in Costa Mesa, California on the final leg of the 'No More Tours Tour.' Black Sabbath with frontman Rob Halford opened the show. The show turned into a Sabbath reunion when Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward joined Ozzy on stage for a four-song encore.
1999: Elton John threatened to cancel a show in Winnipeg, Canada after customs officers searched his plane and kept his entourage waiting at the airport for two hours.
1999: KoRn play their album 'Issues' (released the following day) from start-to-finish at a venue not known for hosting nu-metal: the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
2000: Tesla reunite.
2004: Queens Of The Stone Age contribute 'In Your Head' to the in-game soundtrack of Need For Speed Underground 2 video game.
2005: Sony Records celebrates the 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's classic 'Born To Run' album by releasing a CD/DVD set.
2005: Rush releases 'R30 - Live in Frankfurt' on DVD. Footage is from an October 2004 concert in Germany.
2005: 'Sublime: Gold,' a 42 track retrospective drops. The songs are from the band's three studio albums, plus previously unreleased material.
2005: Def Leppard's 'Rock of Ages: The DVD Collection' hits stores. It has music videos of classic hits 'Pour Some Sugar on Me,' 'Foolin' and 'Love Bites.' Bonus features include rehearsal footage and audio commentary.
2005: One-of-a-kind watches made from leather goods donated by Ozzy Osbourne, members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Audioslave and Velvet Revolver go on sale. Proceeds benefit the MusiCared MAP Fund, which aids musicians battling substance abuse.
2005: P.O.D. releases 'The Warriors EP Vol. 2 .' The seven-track CD includes demo versions of two new songs, 'Teachers' and 'Ya Mama,' along with live renditions of 'Boom' and 'Wildfire' recorded the previous year.
2005: Green Day's live DVD 'Bullet In A Bible' drops. The footage is from two London shows taped June 18-19.
2005: Slipknot appear as characters in the 'Infected' video game. "We wanted to make sure we were badasses," says percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan.
2005: U2's concert DVD, 'Vertigo 2005/U2 Live From Chicago' is in stores. The double-disc set includes the 'Beyond the Tour' documentary.
2006: Disturbed, Flyleaf and Nonpoint embark on the 'Music As A Weapon' tour in Providence, RI. This happens just as Tool's 'The Pot' moves into #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart displacing Disturbed's 'Land Of Confusion.'
2007: The first episode of Daryl Hall's show 'Live From Daryl's House' airs on the web, with Hall performing from his home in Millerton, New York. The series gains traction and gets picked up by the Palladia network. Over the years many musical luminaries appear, performing a mix of their own songs, covers and Hall & Oates tracks.
2007: Velvet Revolver announces the cancellation of their tour of Japan because have been denied visas by the country's immigration department. "We don't understand why the authorities won't give us visas when they granted them for us in 2005 for what was a successful tour and a great experience," says a group statement. The promoter blames the problem on "increasingly tough Japanese immigration officials (who took) exception with the backgrounds of various band members."
2007: Linkin Park's 'Music For Relief and Unite The United' launch an eBay auction of music memorabilia to raise money for victims of California wildfires. On the block are autographed items from Linkin Park, Aerosmith, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie and Smashing Pumpkins.
2007: 'Shaking The Blues,' an Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) sponsored concert, takes place in L.A. ANSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating the African AIDS pandemic and advancing democracy and equality in South Africa. Jackson Browne is one of the performers.
2007: In a charity auction a 25-year-old man from Scotland pays $170,000 for two tickets to the Led Zeppelin reunion show at the O2 Arena in London. Over a million people entered a lottery for the 18,000 tickets, which sold for a face value of $255.
2007: The Police are winners at the 4th annual Billboard Touring Awards in New York. The trio's reunion trek is the Top Tour and Top Draw.
2008: Slash, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons are among the performers at a Cleveland tribute concert honoring electric-guitar pioneer Les Paul. The event is part of the American Music Masters series, supported by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
2008: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush, along with Ace Frehley, are guests on VH1 Classic program 'That Metal Show.'
2008: Rod Stewart serves as the musical entertainment at a 60th birthday party for Prince Charles in Highgrove, England. Stewart reportedly agrees to perform free of charge (rather than his usual $1.5 million fee) as a present for Charles, a longtime friend.
2009: Foo Fighters' 'Wheels' is #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs Chart. It holds the top spot for two weeks.
2009: The Library of Congress announces that Paul McCartney is the winner of the Gershwin Prize of Popular Song.
2011: A cardboard sign reading "Bed Peace," created by John Lennon for his 1969 bed-in peace protest in Montreal, was sold by Christie's auction house to an anonymous telephone bidder for $155,600.
2011: Mark "Moogy" Klingman (keyboardist for Utopia) dies of bladder cancer in New York City at age 61.
2011: After announcing their break-up a couple months earlier, R.E.M. issues their first career spanning retrospective 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011.' The set includes tracks recorded after the completion of the band's final album, 'Collapse Into Now.'
2012: Bono meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to discuss global development, AIDS and efforts to fight poverty. It's part of the U2 frontman's three-day lobbying effort in the nation's capital.
2012: Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen donates $20,000 to San Diego's Gerson Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the holistic treatment of cancer and other degenerative diseases. Collen auctions off his 'Wings' guitar for $15,000 and then kicks in $5,000 of his own money.
2013: 'Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History' is in bookstores. Publisher Voyageur Press on calls the book "the authoritative tribute to one of history's most successful and admired Heavy Metal bands."

Nov. 16
1962: The Beatles recorded their second appearance on Radio Luxembourg, for the program The Friday Spectacular. The Beatles were interviewed and then they played in front of a live audience both sides of their latest single, 'Love Me Do' and 'P.S. I Love You'.The Beatles paid a visit to the Devonshire Arms pub in London and the editorial offices of Disc magazine.
1965: George Martin spent the day firming up the track listing of the Beatles’ 'Rubber Soul.'
1968: Led Zeppelin played Manchester College of Science & Technology in England. They were paid 225 pounds.
1968: Jimi Hendrix’s 'Electric Ladyland' album hits #1.
1971: Led Zeppelin's self-titled debut goes gold.
1971: Frank Zappa appears on the UK show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test,' performing live and showing clips from his '200 Motels' film.
1973: NBC’s 'Midnight Special' showed David Bowie’s 1980 'Floor Show' special. The show was taped in London’s Marquee Club, one of the venues where Bowie played with his early bands.
1974: John Lennon: ‘Walls and Bridges’ hits #1 on the US album charts.
1974: John Lennon was #1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached #1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal and appeared live with Elton. They played three songs together: ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ and ‘Whatever Gets You Through the Night.’ Backstage after the concert, Lennon got back with Yoko Ono after a temporary split.
1976: Resident genius of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, comes out of an eight-year seclusion to give an interview to BBC 2's music show 'Old Grey Whistle Test.'
1977: Rush received three gold records for sales of their albums '2112,' 'All the World’s a Stage' and 'A Farewell to Kings.'
1978: The film version of 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' opened. It starred Peter Frampton, The Bee Gees, Earth Wind & Fire, Alice Cooper and Steve Martin.
1978: Queen performed at Madison Square Garden. During 'Fat Bottomed Girls,' several female nude cyclists joined them onstage.
1979: Pink Floyd released their single 'Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2' in the UK, where it went to #1.
1982: Steve Miller Band's 'Abracadabra' album goes platinum.
1984: Triumph release 'Thunder Seven.'
1985: U2 launched their own record label, Mother Records. The intent was 'to unearth fresh musical talent in Ireland' and the label released several one-off single releases for The Hothouse Flowers, In Tua Nua and Cactus World News amongst others.
1987: Lenny Kravitz married actress Lisa Bonet, who was that day celebrating her 20th birthday. They divorced in 1993.
1987: Former Clash drummer Topper Headon was jailed for 15 months at Maidstone Crown Court, England for supplying heroin to a man who later died.
1988: Stephen Love, The Beach Boys’ former business manager, is convicted of embezzling $906,000 from the band and is sentenced to five years probation and ordered to make $86,000 in restitution. Love is the younger brother of Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love and a cousin of group members Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson.
1988: ‎Dokken‬ released the live album 'Beast From The East.'
1990: Bonnie Raitt and Bruce Springsteen play the first of two all acoustic shows in L.A. to benefit the Christic Institute. The organization filed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. government sanctioned illegal arms sales and drug trafficking to finance cover operations in the Iran-contra scandal.
1994: Dino Valente (born Chester William Powers, Jr.) died of a brain tumor in Santa Rosa, CA. at 57. Valente, who was also known as Jesse Oris/Otis Farrow, was the lead singer and founder of Quicksilver Messenger Service. He famously wrote the song 'Get Together' which became an appeal for peace and brotherhood and was a hit for The Youngbloods. Unfortunately, Valente was involved in several drug busts and to raise money for his defense, he sold the publishing rights for “Get Together” to the manager of the Kingston Trio (the Trio had first recorded the song in 1964).
1995: Red Hot Chili Peppers 'One Hot Minute' album is certified platinum.
1996: 'The Beatles Anthology Volume 3' went to #1 in the American album chart. The Beatles became the first act to have three #1 albums in a 12-month period.
1999: ‎KoRn‬ released the album 'Issues.'
2000: Joe C. (born Joseph Calleja) died in his sleep. He was just 26. Joe C. was a rapper who appeared often with Kid Rock. He was 3 ft. 9 in. because he had celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that can cause stunting and dwarfism. His dwarfism resulted in multiple medical problems which required him to take 60 pills daily and receive constant medical treatment.
2002: Texan multi-billionaire David Bonderman hired The Rolling Stones to play at his 60th birthday party held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
2003: Kid Rock is named the Best Pop/Rock Male Artist at the American Music Awards. Linkin Park gets Best Alternative Performer.
2005: The CBS special 'I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash' airs. U2, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow and the Foo Fighters are among the performers. Kid Rock and Jerry Lee Lewis perform 'I Walk The Line.'
2005: The Who, Kinks, Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne & Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix are inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in London. Ozzy lightens the mood by mooning the audience while performing with Sabbath. "I thought they needed livening up a bit," says the Prince of Darkness. Also, two former Jimi Hendrix sidemen, drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox, participate in the tribute jam honoring the late guitar legend that follows his induction. Steve Winwood and Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash also take part in the performance.
2006: 3 Doors Down announce they will promote the merits of high-end audio equipment for a campaign launched by the Consumer Electronics Association. The band's five members appear in video interviews conducted in conjunction with the initiative. "We want our audience to be able to experience [our music] the way that we intended it in the studio," says guitarist Matt Roberts.
2006: 'Queen's Greatest Hits' is declared the most popular album of all time in Britain, with more than five-and-a-half million units sold. At #2: The Beatles 'Sgt. Pepper.'
2006: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sends 417 more letters to sixteen college administrators threatening mass lawsuits if file-sharing is found happening on university servers.
2006: Green Day partner with environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council to launch 'Move America Beyond Oil,' a campaign calling for clean, renewable energy. "People are sick of our oil addiction and feel like nobody is doing anything about it," says guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong. "The solutions are there, the support is there, but the leadership is not. Our message is that it's OK to take on that responsibility."
2007: An exhibit on The Beatles movie 'Help!' opens at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland to coincide with the release of the film on DVD ten days earlier.
2009: Elton John's eighth annual AIDS Foundation benefit event, An Enduring Vision, takes place in New York. Former President Bill Clinton and actress Sharon Stone are honored for their work.
2009: Alice In Chains single, 'Your Decision' is released. The dark power ballad referencing the band's late frontman Lane Staley is the third single from 'Black Gives Way To Blue.' The song goes #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs and the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.
2010: Kid Rock releases his 8th studio album 'Born Free.' It features guest performances by Martina McBride, Sheryl Crow, Bob Seger and Rapper T.I.
2010: The Beatles' 13 original albums, the two-volume 'Past Masters' compilation, the '1962-66' and '1967-70' collections are finally available from the iTunes' Store as albums or individual songs.
2010: 'West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology' is released. The collection spans the guitarist's session work for the Isley Brothers and Little Richard, among others, to late career recordings and demos.
2011: The Google Music service, consisting of streaming audio and downloads, is launched in the U.S. Exclusive content by Pearl Jam and other acts is available to users.
2012: Scott Gorham, guitarist for Thin Lizzy, releases his official memoir, 'The Boys Are Back in Town: Thin Lizzy.'
2013: 3 Doors Down host their 10th annual concert for their 'Better Life Foundation,' which provides assistance to children and young adults with special needs. Black Stone Cherry also perform.
2013: Journey donates more than $350,000 to victims of a typhoon that struck the Philippines. The band also leads a US appeal for more funds. Journey frontman Arnel Pineda is from the Philippines.
2014: U2's Bono is rushed to the hospital and undergoes five hours of surgery to repair facial and shoulder injuries after having a bike accident in New York's Central Park. The singer suffers numerous serious injuries, including a “facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye,” three separate fractures of his left shoulder blade and a fracture of his left humerus bone in his upper arm. The latter injury was particularly damaging, with the bone shattering in six different places and tearing through his skin. The singer revealed this year that he still can’t play guitar and suffers numbness. “It feels like I have somebody else’s hand.” The injury forced the group to postpone a planned weeklong residency on 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.'
2015: Songwriter P.F. Sloan dies at age 70 following a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. Among his extensive '60's credits, Sloan composed Barry McGuire's 'Eve Of Destruction' and Johnny Rivers' 'Secret Agent Man.'

Nov. 17
1979: John Glascock dies from a congenital heart valve defect. He was 28. Glascock was the bass player for Jethro Tull and got his start in the band Carmen. His heart issue was worsened by an infection caused by an abscessed tooth. He died almost penniless, having signed a bad contract with Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson.
1979: David VanLanding (born William David VanLandingham), singer with Michael Schenker Group and Crimson Glory, dies in a car accident when he collides with a dump truck in Clearwater, Florida. VanLanding did three tours with MSG and appeared on their 1997 double album 'The Michael Schenker Story Live.' He was also a vocal coach and played with many local cover bands.

Nov. 18
1952: Four days after he divorces his first wife, Bill Haley marries his pregnant girlfriend.
1956: Fats Domino performs his classic 'Blueberry Hill' on The Ed Sullivan Show. The song had been around for over a decade having been recorded by Gene Autry and even Glenn Miller.
1958: Johnny Cash suffers an attack of acute appendicitis while preparing for a show in Ottumwa, Iowa, and is hospitalized.
1963: Beatles manager Brian Epstein asks the group's fans to please refrain from pelting the group with "jellybabies" (jellybeans) at their concerts. (The Beatles had made the mistake of remarking how much they liked them.)
1963: The Beatles received silver LP discs for 'Please Please Me' and 'With the Beatles' at a ceremony held at EMI House in London. They also received a silver EP for 'Twist and Shout' and a silver single for 'She Loves You'. The band then attend a cocktail party and a formal lunch in the EMI boardroom with company executives and invited guests. Also on this day, the US NBC news program 'The Huntley-Brinkley Report' was the first to air footage (albeit pre-recorded) of The Beatles in concert.
1964: Beatles press officer Brian Sommerville informs Paul Nathan, an associate of Elvis Presley film producer Hal Wallis, that the group are huge fans of the King and would love to appear at the end of Elvis' next Paramount picture (which would turn out to be 1966's 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style'). The deal is never finalized.
1966: Pink Floyd played a “philadelic” music event at England’s Hornsey College of Art.
1967: Pink Floyd released their third single, 'Apples and Oranges,' in England.
1968: The third (and final) album from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'Electric Ladyland' goes gold.
1968: A group called Pogo, which includes Randy Meisner, Jim Messina and Richie Furay, debuts at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. They change their name to Poco to avoid legal action over the comic strip Pogo.
1970: 'Led Zeppelin III' hit #1 on the UK & US album charts. The original cover and interior gatefold art consisted of a surreal collection of random images. Behind the front cover was a rotatable laminated card disc, covered with more images, including photos of the band members, which showed through holes in the cover. The distinctive cover was based on a suggestion of Jimmy Page's that it should resemble an old-fashioned gardening seed chart. Designed by Richard Drew aka Zacron, the sleeve photographs were taken by fellow Leeds Polytechnic lecturer Martin Salisbury.
1970: Elvis Presley meets actor Paul Frees in Los Angeles and notices Frees' BNDD (Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs) badge. Elvis becomes determined to acquire one for himself.
1970: Jerry Lee Lewis and Myra divorce after fourteen years of marriage. The controversy surrounding Jerry Lee's marriage to his then fourteen year old second cousin virtually halted his career in the 1950's.
1971: Procol Harum record 'Procol Harum Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.'
1972: Danny Whitten, a guitarist and songwriter with the rock band Crazy Horse, died of a heroin overdose. Neil Young, who occasionally used Crazy Horse as a backing band, recorded his 1975 masterpiece 'Tonight’s the Night' as a tribute. Young's song ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’ was also written about Whitten’s heroin use (before he died of an overdose).
1974: John Lennon was at #1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached #1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal and appeared live with Elton. They played three songs together: ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ and ‘Whatever Gets You Through the Night.’ Backstage after the concert, Lennon got back with Yoko Ono after a temporary split.
1974: Genesis release their double album 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.' It is the last album by the group to feature lead singer Peter Gabriel. It takes over 15 years for the album to go Gold.
1975: Bruce Springsteen’s first gigs in London were hyped with posters reading, “Finally the world is ready for Bruce Springsteen.” Having already appeared on the covers of Newsweek and Time, Springsteen finally cracked and tore down the posters in the lobby of London’s Hammersmith Odeon.
1978: Billy Joel's '52nd Street,' containing 'My Life' and 'Big Shot,' begins an eight week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart.
1979: Chuck Berry is released from Lompoc Prison in California after serving a four-month sentence for tax evasion.
1980: The self-titled debut album from the B-52s goes gold. The story goes a "retired" John Lennon heard the album (released in 1979) and felt the time was right for his return.
1983: R.E.M. made their first appearance outside the US when they appeared on Channel 4 UK TV show The Tube. The following night they made their live UK debut when the played at Dingwalls, London.
1984: Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan won Entertainer of the Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year at the W.C. Handy National Blues Awards.
1985: Seven of Jimi Hendrix's gold records are stolen from his father's home during a burglary. A few months later, Warner Bros. Records replaces them in a ceremony with Mo Ostin, who signed Hendrix to the label in 1967.
1986: Boston: ‘Amanda’ is the #1 song in the U.S.
1987: U2 decided to support themselves as they played their second night in L.A. as a mythical country group called The Dalton Brothers.
1987: 'Mony Mony' by Billy Idol hits #1 on the Billboard Pop charts.
1988: The film 'Buster,' which starred Genesis drummer Phil Collins as a British train robber, opened in the United States.
1990: At a rock memorabilia auction, Paul McCartney’s birth certificate sold for $18,000.
1991: U2's seventh studio album 'Achtung Baby' is released.
1992: Black Sabbath receive a star at the Rock Walk in Hollywood, California.
1993: Nirvana recorded their MTV unplugged special at Sony Studios, New York. Nirvana played a setlist composed of mainly lesser-known material and cover versions of songs by The Vaselines, David Bowie, Meat Puppets and Lead Belly. The album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 1996. Unplugged it's not, since frontman Kurt Cobain insists on feeding his acoustic guitar through effects pedals and amplifiers.
1993: Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam is arrested in the New Orleans French Quarter outside the Blue Crystal, a punk rock bar, for public drunkenness and disturbing the peace. Apparently, there was a bar fight with a waiter and Vedder’s friend, Chicago White Sox pitcher and Cy Young award winner, Jack McDowell, was knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital.
1994: A portion of a Dallas Rolling Stones concert is broadcast live online, which is a first for a major label group.
1997: AC/DC releases 'Bonfire.'
1997: Metallica release their 'Reload' album, the follow-up to 'Load.' The group's 7th studio album debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200.
1997: MSG releases 'Written In The Sand.'
1997: In Bristol, England, Gary Glitter is detained and questioned by police after a computer store repairing the glam star's computer found it loaded with child pornography.
1999: Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall separate eight years to the day after their marriage in Bali when Brazilian model Luciana Morad names Jagger as the father of her unborn child.
2003: John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to The Beatles’ “Nowhere Man” sold for over $300,000 at a New York auction.
2002: Bill Wyman, former Rolling Stones bassist, sends a cease-and-desist letter to a writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution bearing the same name, which the writer was born under in 1961, on grounds that it violated the copyright of the bassist Wyman, who legally took the name at age 28 in 1964. No lawsuit is ever filed.
2003: Blink 182 release their self-titled album.
2003: American composer and orchestral arranger Michael Kamen died of a heart attack in London aged 55. Worked with Pink Floyd, Queen, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Queensryche, Rush, Metallica, Herbie Hancock, The Cranberries, Bryan Adams, Jim Croce, Sting, and Kate Bush. Kamen co-wrote the Bryan Adams' ballad ‘(Everything I Do), I Do It for You.’ His involvement with Mr. Holland’s Opus, a film about a frustrated composer who finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher, led Kamen to create The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation in 1996. He composed 11 ballets, and won three Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, two Ivor Novello Awards, and an Emmy.
2004: U2's Bono and Edge perform at the dedication of the Bill Clinton Presidential Center and Library in Little Rock.
2004: Linkin Park earns the Best Rock honor at the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards held in Rome. Ozzy Osbourne and Kid Rock are among the presenters.
2005: The movie 'Walk The Line,' based on the life of Johnny Cash and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the singer, opens in US theaters.
2005: The U.S. Senate defeats a resolution honoring Bruce Springsteen for his contributions to American culture. Sponsored by New Jersey Senators Frank Lautenberg and Jon Corzine to coincided with the 30th anniversary of the release of the Boss' classic "Born To Run album," the motion is rejected by Republicans, apparently in response to Springsteen's endorsement of Democratic nominee John Kerry during the 2004 Presidential elections.
2005: AC/DC's Angus Young tops Maxium Magazine's list of the "25 greatest short dudes of all time." The 5-foot, 2-inch guitarist beat out the two inch taller Napoleon Bonaparte and former NBA guard Spud Webb, who is 5-foot, 7-inches.
2007: US celebrity publicist Paul Wasserman died aged 73 of respiratory failure. His clients included The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Tom Petty and James Taylor. His career ended in 2000, when he was jailed for six months for swindling some of his friends by falsely claiming to be selling shares in investment schemes that he said were backed by stars like U2.
2007: Daughtry earns three statues at the 2007 American Music Awards in L.A. The group captures Favorite Breakthrough Artist, Favorite Pop or Rock Album and Favorite Adult Contemporary Music Artist trophies. Nickelback (Favorite Pop or Rock Band, Duo or Group) and Linkin Park (Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist) also go home with awards.
2008: Nickelback release their sixth studio effort, 'Dark Horse.'
2008: Nine Inch Nails name drummer Ilan Rubin (from Lostprophets) to replace Josh Freese following NIN's 2008 North American 'Lights In The Sky' tour.
2008: Foo Fighters 'Live at Wembley Stadium' concert video is released. The package features 18 performances from two 2007 shows, including guest appearances by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones.
2008: Sammy Hagar releases 'Cosmic Universal Fashion.' The 10-song collection contains a cover of Beastie Boys hit '(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!).' He also plays the first of a pair of St. Louis benefit shows to aid the local 'Blessings in a Backpack' charity. The program supplies nutritious meals to financially disadvantaged schoolchildren.
2009: The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights presents U2 frontman Bono with its 2009 Ripple of Hope Award at the Center's annual dinner held at Chelsea Piers in New York. The award honors Bono for his role in founding the advocacy organization ONE and (Product) RED, along with his efforts to fight against poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.
2009: Kings Of Leon take "Woodie of the Year," the highest honor, at mtvU's Sixth Annual Woodie Awards held at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The event recognizes the best music on college radio, as voted by listeners.
2009: Bon Jovi's 'The Circle' tops the Billboard 200 moving over 160,000 copies in its first week of release.
2010: Sex Pistols John Lydon (still Johnny Rotten to many) says the engagement of Prince William and his fiance Kate Middleton is a "beautiful love story." The Lydon-penned Sex Pistols single 'God Save The Queen' created a controversy in 1977 during the week of the Queen's Silver Jubilee. The anti-monarchy tone sparked widespread anger. "My animosity is towards the institution, not the people themselves," says Lydon, more than thirty years later. "What I've always resented with the Royals was the austere nonsense that was being propagated." Queen Elizabeth, the queen referenced in the Sex Pistols song, is William's grandmother.
2010: The Allman Brothers return to the stage for the first time since Gregg Allman's liver transplant playing the first of three shows at Boston's Orpheum Theatre.
2012: Linkin Park takes home the Best Alternative Band trophy at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards. Stevie Wonder performs a tribute to the late Dick Clark, who hosted American Bandstand and created the American Music Awards in 1973. Clark passed away in April of 2012.
2013: Kings Of Chaos (ex-Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, plus Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple fame, long time Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, and Slipknot's Corey Taylor) perform at Avalon Hollywood with proceeds going to the Dolphin Project, which aims to save dolphins from slaughter and exploitation.
2015: Survivor's Frankie Sullivan files a lawsuit against Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee for using Survivor's 'Rocky III' theme 'Eye Of The Tiger,' which Sullivan co-wrote, without permission the previous September at the high-profile rally for Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
2015: Andrew Ricks, a Florida police officer, is fired for joining the Death Metal band Vital Remains on stage, in full uniform, to sing their song 'Let The Killing Begin' on the night of the Paris terrorist attacks (11/13/15). "An incident of this nature erodes the thin fibers of trust which already exist between the community and the police and it will not tolerated within the Sanford Police Department," says Police Chief Cecil B. Smith in a statement.
2015: The tour bus carrying Hinder is involved in a crash outside Cookeville, TN. Bassist Mike Rodden suffers broken ribs.

Nov. 19
1949: At the age of 14, Jerry Lee Lewis makes his debut playing 'Drinking Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee' at the opening of a Ford dealership in Ferriday.
1955: Carl Perkins records 'Blue Suede Shoes' at Sun Studios in Memphis. The rock 'n' roll classic became a US No.2 hit for Perkins in 1956. It of course has been covered by many acts including Elvis Presley and John Lennon.
1957: Elvis Presley's first Christmas album, 'Elvis' Christmas Album,' is released. It will become the best-selling holiday album of all time.
1957: Chicago radio station WCFL is picketed by the local chapter of the Elvis Presley fan club when it bans Presley's records. Nevertheless, the station doesn't flinch.
1959: An unnamed RCA executive tells reporters that, when he returns from the Army, Elvis Presley's music will be very different than the rock and roll he performed previously. Manager Colonel Tom Parker rushes to issue an official denial to fans.
1960: While in Los Angeles during the filming of his seventh movie, 'Wild In The Country,' Elvis Presley suffers a bit of road rage, pulling a gun on a group of passengers in another car who had supposedly insulted him.
1963: The Beatles played gigs at three different venues. First, they performed a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, followed by an 85 mile drive to the Midlands, where they performed at Smethwick Baths Ballroom. That was followed by a set at Aldelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich in Staffordshire.
1965: At the Glad Rags Ball in London, The Who's Roger Daltrey storms off stage in the middle of a set plagued with PA problems. Rumors of a Who breakup spread quickly through London with most of them naming Boz Burrell (King Crimson and Bad Company) as Daltrey's possible replacement..
1965: David Bowie and the Lower 3rd appeared at The Marquee Club in London.
1973: Led Zeppelin begin recording the demos for their new album, 'Physical Graffiti,' including a new song entitled 'Driving To Kashmir.'
1971: Blues great B.B. King celebrates his 25th year in show business with a European tour starting in London.
1975: The J. Geils Band completes the recording of their two record live 'Blow Your Face Out' at Detroit's Cobo Arena.
1976: Van Morrison's 'Moondance' album goes gold six years after its release. It's his first gold album.
1979: Loverboy plays their first ever concert, opening for Kiss at The Coliseum in Vancouver.
1979: Frank Zappa's one and only rock opera, 'Joe's Garage,' is released. The second half came out November 19th, the first half was released in the previous September. The opera mixes styles of Blues, Jazz, Doo Wop, Lounge, Orchestral, Rock, Pop and Reggae. While it draws controversy at the time for profane lyrics, it has since been hailed as a cultural milestone and landmark album. The work also looks forward to Zappa's later crusade against the PMRC with its themes of government censorship, and introduces a few memes into the Zappa lexicon, including 'The Central Scrutinizer,' 'a little green rosetta,' and of course, the term 'roto-plooker.'
1982: Led Zeppelin release the 'Coda' album.
1983: Tom Evans from Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself in his back garden from a willow tree. Family members said the singer, songwriter was never able to get over his former bandmate's Pete Ham's suicide. Evans co-wrote 'Without You' a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey.
1988: Bon Jovi's 'Bad Medicine' tops the pop charts.
1991: Paul McCartney's first classical piece, 'Liverpool Oratorio,' is performed in America for the first time, at New York's Carnegie Hall.
1992: Linda Rondstadt is the guest star on an episode of Fox-TV's 'The Simpsons,' titled 'Mr. Plow.'
1994: Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged in New York' is the #1 album in the US.
1994: 'Out In L.A.,' a collection of Red Hot Chili Peppers b-sides and previously unreleased material, is released.
1994: Crosby Stills & Nash member David Crosby had a successful liver transplant operation at Dumont-UCLA in Los Angeles. Crosby's liver was deteriorated from extensive alcohol and drug abuse, as well as hepatitis-C.
1995: The first installment of The Beatles Anthology documentary airs on ABC.
1996: Ozzy Osbourne releases the single, ‘Walk On Water’, from the soundtrack to 'Beavis & Butthead Do America.'
1997: The US premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's 'Standing Stone' is played in Carnegie Hall by St. Luke's Orchestra under the baton of Laurence Foster.
1998: Motley Crue fans are able to fulfill all their fashion needs when the bands new retail store, S'Crue, opens at 7201 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. The store stocks merchandise from the band's worldwide tours, clothing from both the clothing lines by bassist Nikki Sixx and vocalist Vince Neil, and all Motley Crue albums.
2001: Mick Jagger released his new solo album 'Goddess In The Doorway.' First day sales stood at 954 copies.
2001: Scott Weiland lead singer with The Stone Temple Pilots was arrested after allegedly fighting with his wife at the Hard Rock hotel in Las Vegas. Weiland was booked on one count of domestic battery and was released 12 hours later. The band had performed at the club that night.
2002: Audioslave's self-titled debut album enters the Billboard 200 chart at #7 after moving 162,000 copies in its first week-on its way to selling over 3-million copies.
2002: Matchbox 20's album 'More Than You Think You Are' is released.
2003: English bassist player Greg Ridley died from pneumonia. He was a member of the VIP's with Keith Emerson, Spooky Tooth, and Humble Pie. He also formed Strange Brew with Clem Clempson and Cozy Powell.
2004: Godsmack embark on a headlining acoustic tour in Columbia, S.C.
2004: Songwriter/producer Terry Melcher dies. The son of actress Doris Day, he worked with the Byrds, Beach Boys and Paul Revere & The Raiders. In the late 1960s , Melcher was allegedly the actual target when Charlie Manson's followers killed Sharon Tate. Manson didn't think Melcher gave his music a chance.
2004: Craig Nicholls (The Vines) reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that causes autistic-like episodes and severe communication difficulties.
2005: KoRn make their first in-studio television performance when they appear on NBC's Saturday Night Live. The band plays "Twisted Transistor," the first single from their "See You On The Other Side" album.
2005: KISS' Paul Stanley weds Erin Sutton in Pasadena, CA. It's the second marriage for Stanley.
2005: Former glam rock star Gary Glitter was arrested in Vietnam after being detained at Ho Chi Minh airport as he tried to board a plane to Bangkok. Police said Glitter was being held under suspicion of committing lewd acts with two girls under the age of 18.
2006: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda presents his first art exhibition at a Los Angeles gallery. The show, titled 'Diamond Spades Hearts Clubs,' features paintings and other works.
2006: The Bob Dylan-themed musical 'The Times They Are A-Changin' closes after just 28 performances at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The production, created by choreographer Twyla Tharp, featured over two dozen Dylan songs. It was buried by negative reviews.
2007: Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot) dies of a presumed accidental cocaine overdose. He would be found in his Las Vegas home six days later.
2007: The members of Red Hot Chili Peppers file a lawsuit against Showtime Networks for unfair competition and unjust enrichment over the TV show 'Californication,' the same name as the band's multi-platinum 1999 album.
2007: Queen guitarist Brian May is appointed chancellor of England's Liverpool John Moores University in recognition of his contribution to the arts and promotion of science education.
2007: Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt accompany Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards to Iowa rallies. The musicians perform at community meetings in Davenport, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.
2011: Elvis Costello urges fans not to buy his box set, 'The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook,' because it is too expensive. "Unfortunately, we find ourselves unable to recommend this lovely item to you as the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire," Costello writes on his website. The tracks were recorded over two nights at The Wiltern Theater in L.A.
2011: The riff from AC/DC's 'Back In Black' is featured in a commercial for Walmart. The ad promotes Black Friday and pre-holiday shopping in general. AC/DC's 2008 album 'Black Ice' was sold exclusively through Walmart.
2012: 'AC/DC Live At River Plate,' the group's first live album in 20 years is released. They also release their entire catalog on iTunes. In less than a week, 696,000 individual songs are sold in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.
2012: Kid Rock releases his album 'Rebel Soul.'
2012: Two farmers were found not guilty of health and safety offences after a giant hay bale crushed former ELO cellist Mike Edwards to death. He was killed instantly when the 600kg bale rolled down a field and landed on his van near Totnes in Devon in September 2010.
2012: Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk releases a solo digital EP, 'The Garden.' It has five new songs plus remixes. "I wanted to try to hyper-speed that process a bit and deconstruct my versions of the songs by handing them off to other creative people right at the beginning," says Kowalczyk of the remixes.
2012: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx launches 'Sixx Sense: The Magazine' which features exclusive content from his syndicated radio show.
2013: Five Finger Death Punch release their album 'The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2.'
2013: Bruce Springsteen's single, 'High Hopes' is leaked online. The track was recorded during Springsteen's Australian tour the previous March.
2013: Bon Jovi comes in third on Forbes Magazine's highest earners list from June 2012 to June 2013 bringing in $79 million in the twelve-month period. He only trails Madonna and Lady Gaga.
2013: 'The Best Of Nickelback Volume I' is released.
2014: Faith No More release 'Motherf***er,' their first official single in 17 years.
2014: Billy Joel is the recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, presented by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
2015: Josh Homme, co-founder of Eagles Of Death Metal, seeks donations for his 'Sweet Stuff Foundation' to help the families of victims killed in the 11/13/15 terrorist attacks in Paris. The Eagles Of Death Metal were performing at the Bataclan club where 89 people were killed. Homme was not on tour with the group and was not in Paris at the time of the attack.
2015: Jimmy Page picks up the EMP Founders Award at Seattle's Experience Music Project Museum. He leads a cross-generational, all-star band (Paul Rodgers - Bad Company, Kim Thayil - Soundgarden, Duff McKagan - Guns N' Roses and Rick Nielsen - Cheap Trick) through a rendition of the Led Zeppelin classic 'Rock And Roll.'
2015: Europe's 'The Final Countdown,' featured in a Geico (insurance) ad, accumulates 48,000 in digital sales and 9.5 million U.S. streams on its way to a 4 week run atop Billboard's Hard Rock Digital Songs chart, marking the band's first #1 on a Billboard chart. The song peaked at #8 on the Hot 100 in 1987.

Nov. 20
1955: After agreeing to perform Tennessee Ernie Ford's hit 'Sixteen Tons' on CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show, Bo Diddley instead plays the song he was actually there to promote, his own hit 'Bo Diddley.' A furious Sullivan blackballs Bo from ever appearing on the show again. The singer has claimed he was never paid for the performance.
1955: Sun Records owner, Sam Phillips, sells Elvis Presley’s recording contract to RCA Records for $35,000. At the time it is an astronomical amount for a largely unknown singer. He uses the proceeds from the sale to develop other musicians and their work, including Carl Perkins’s hit 'Blue Suede Shoes.' He also invests in a local hotel chain called Holiday Inn, which later reaps huge benefits.
1959: Alan Freed, who is an influential DJ on the radio station WABC and host of the TV show 'Alan Freed's Big Beat Party,' is fired from both outlets when he refuses to sign a statement saying he took payola, which was the practice of record companies paying for airplay.
1961: Bob Dylan cuts his first tracks for Columbia Records in New York. The results appear on Dylan's self-titled debut.
1961: Billboard reports on the stunning popularity of the 'Twist' craze, stating that three separate films, starring Chubby Checker, Joey Dee and the Starlighters, and Dion, are scheduled for production, and New York television station WOR is airing hourly twist lessons of between one and five minutes, also featuring Checker.
1964: John Lennon acts out his own 'Deaf Ted, Danoota, (and me),' taken from his recent book of whimsy In His Own Write, for later broadcast on BBC's comedy show 'Not Only... But Also,' assisted by Dudley Moore and Norman Rossington.
1967: Strawberry Alarm Clock's 'Incense And Peppermints' is the #1 Billboard Pop Hit.
1967: Arlo Guthrie releases 'Alice's Restaurant.'
1967: The Beach Boys releases 'Smiley Smile.'
1967: Time magazine reviews The Doors sophomore album 'Strange Days,' saying the group takes listeners "into symbolic realms of the unconscious - eerie night worlds filled with throbbing rhythms, shivery metallic tones, unsettling images."
1968: Janis Joplin manager Albert Grossman approaches Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites about creating her new backup group, which will eventually be known as the Kozmic Blues Band.
1968: The Monkees film 'Head' opened in six US cities. Reviews were harsh and the picture was a box office disaster.
1970: Tom Waits gets his first-ever paid gig, appearing as "Thomas Waits" and receiving $25.00 by opening for Michael Milner and Claire Hart.
1970: The Kinks' Ray Davies flies to London to re-record a section of the lead vocals for the group's latest single, 'Apeman.' Radio stations are objecting to the line "The air pollution is foggin' up my eyes," claiming "foggin'" sounds too much like another f-word.
1972: Elton John releases 'Crocodile Rock.' It becomes Elton's first U.S. #1.
1973: Sometime during the Who’s show at San Francisco's Cow Palace, Keith Moon downs a pile of horse tranquilizers handed to him by an audience member and chases them with a bottle of brandy. Evidently mumbling something to the effect of “I can take it, I’m Keith ‘F***ing’ Moon.” He ends up passing out and is in a near-coma when taken to the hospital. Lucky fan, Scot Halpin, is pulled from the audience and completes the set. Halpin performs 'Smokestack Lightning,' 'Spoonful,' and 'Naked Eye' with the group, then takes a bow with them. Rolling Stone later awards Halpin their “Pick-Up Player Of The Year Award.”
1973: Alice Cooper's 'Muscle of Love,' the 7th studio album is released. It is the final studio album recorded by the original Alice Cooper band.
1973: Allan Sherman (born Allan Copelon) dies of emphysema. He was 48. Sherman was a song parodist, and creator of the hit single 'Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.' He inspired later parodists like “Weird Al” Yankovic, who dedicated his first album to him. In 1971, Sherman was the voice of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat on television.
1975: George Harrison and Paul Simon share the stage on Saturday Night Live to perform 'Homeward Bound' and 'Here Comes The Sun.' Earlier in the year, the show's producer Lorne Michaels offered The Beatles $3000 to reunite. In the opening sketch, he is seen arguing with Harrison over how much of that money he should get.
1975: The Who kick off their North American tour at The Summit in Houston, TX. At a post-concert party, bassist John Entwistle is arrested for disorderly conduct. He spends a few hours in jail before The Who roll on to the next stop.
1979: Iron Maiden sign to EMI.
1987: The Who kick off their North American tour in Houston. At a post-concert party bassist John Entwistle is arrested for disorderly conduct. He spends a few hours in jail before The Who roll on.
1990: Cinderella release their album 'Heartbreak Station.'
1991: The Rolling Stones sign a $45 million deal with Virgin, making them rock’s highest paid group at that time.
1993: Stone Temple Pilots are the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
1994: David Crosby receives a liver transplant at UCLA’s Medical Center in a seven hour operation.
1995: The Beatles 'Free As A Bird' is gets its first radio play. The song starts as a John Lennon demo with instrumentation added by the surviving Beatles. George Harrison has a copy and gives it to an Adelaide DJ who plays the song 24 hours before it's officially released to radio. Harrison is in town for the Australian Grand Prix.
1997: Music journalist Robert Palmer dies of liver disease in Valhalla, New York, at age 52. Palmer wrote for The New York Times and Rolling Stone and penned the book 'Deep Blues.'
1997: Paul McCartney tapes an interview and live performance of 'Flaming Pie' and 'Young Boy' for the Oprah Winfrey Show.
2001: Aerosmith release a new 2CD collection, 'Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology,' through Universal.
2001: Hoobastank release their self-titled debut.
2001: Creed release their 'Weathered' album.
2001: Kid Rock releases his 'Cocky' album.
2001: Charlie Daniels undergoes surgery for prostate cancer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
2003: Legendary record producer Phil Spector is charged with murder in the death of actress Lana Clarkson at his Los Angeles home. Spector enters a plea of not guilty.
2004: In exchange for payment of a $65,200 fine, charges are dropped against Liam Gallagher of Oasis for a 2002 fight in a Munich, Germany hotel. Gallagher lost two front teeth in the fight, when he and band members got into a drunken brawl with other hotel patrons.
2004: The Experience Music Project in Seattle unveils an exhibit called 'Bob Dylan's American Journey, 1956-1966.' Dylan guitars, hand written and typed lyrics and concert posters are on display along with Dylan interviews.
2005: Chris Whitley dies of lung cancer in Houston, TX. at 45. Producer Daniel Lanois discovered Whitley and allowed him to record his debut album 'Living With The Law' at his studio in New Orleans. After his death, musician John Mayer said, “Whitley’s somewhat prostrated place in pop culture earned him a sidebar of an obituary, but to those who knew his work, it registers as one of the most under appreciated losses in all of music.”
2005: Scott Stapp, formerly of Creed, sings the national anthem at NASCAR's Ford 400 race in Homestead, FL. The appearance also promotes his album 'The Great Divide.'
2005: U2 are profiled on CBS' 60 Minutes.
2005: Foo Fighters release a six-track EP that's only available at Best Buy retailers. There's a live rendition of 'Best of You,' a demo version of 'D.O.A.' and a cover of Cream's 'I Feel Free.'
2006: Army of Anyone, with Richard Patrick of Filter and Stone Temple Pilots Dean and Robert DeLeo appear on NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
2006: 30 Seconds To Mars premiere their video for the single 'From Yesterday' on MTV2. Filmed in the People's Republic of China, the martial arts-themed clip is (to date) the only American Rock video shot in its entirety in the country. 30 Seconds frontman Jared Leto directed.
2006: A multimedia exhibition focusing on Black Sabbath opens in Los Angeles. Black Sabbath Resurrection uses video, music and graffiti art to tell a sci-fi/fantasy story centering on the group. Vintage Sabbath posters and other related items are displayed in an adjacent gallery.
2006: Billy Idol's 'Happy Holidays,' an album with 17 Christmas songs ranging from traditional carols to modern holiday themes, is available on his web site.
2007: 'Rock Band' video game is out. The 58-song soundtrack includes the Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones, The Who, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden and the Clash. The soundtrack also features songs from indie up-and-coming acts.
2007: The three disc 'Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis,' is released. It has performances from the 7/7/07 international concert series to raise awareness about global warming. Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Metallica, Chris Cornell, the Smashing Pumpkins, Bon Jovi and founding Pink Floyd member Roger Waters are featured.
2007: Velvet Revolver were forced to cancel a four-city Japanese after their requests for visas was rejected. Officials were said to have refused the band entry to Japan due to previous drug convictions.
2007: A 10-foot guitar replica signed by Paul McCartney goes for more than $120,000 at the London GuitarTown benefit auction. Similar sculptures autographed by Robert Plant and Ozzy Osbourne, and real instruments signed by Roger Waters, Ronnie Wood, Slash are also auctioned. The event raises money for three U.K. charities: the Prince's Trust, Teenage Cancer Trust and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.
2007: Nirvana's 1993 'MTV Unplugged' session is out on DVD. The 15-track release features two songs, 'Oh Me' and 'Something In The Way,' that were performed during the session but didn't air on MTV's initial broadcast.
2008: KISS bassist-singer Gene Simmons gives the keynote speech at the Billboard Touring Conference in New York. Simmons takes the opportunity to express some frustration that his band isn't yet in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I believe we have more gold records in America than any other group, but it's OK." While KISS might still be left out in the cold, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are two-time winners, Top Draw and Top Tour. Also, Bon Jovi's Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation is presented the Humanitarian Award. The organization is singled out for providing affordable housing to those in need. And finally, the Allman Brothers Band is given the Legend of Live honor for "significant and lasting impact" on the touring world. "They're an American institution and concert icons," says a Billboard spokesperson. In accepting the honor, Gregg Allman acknowledges his older brother, the late guitar great Duane Allman. "I'm sure he's looking down [on] this and is really proud of us," says Gregg.
2010: 'Oasis: The Truth,' written by former Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll, is out. The book chronicles his experience in the band before he was fired in 1995.
2012: Something Unto Nothing (S.U.N.), a group with multi-platinum vocalist and 'Canadian Idol' judge Sass Jordan and multi-instrumentalist Brian Tichy, release their debut full-length, self-titled album digitally.
2012: Rush are inducted into the Guitar Center's RockWalk on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. "It is an honor to have our names added to this illustrious list of great and highly talented musicians," says Geddy Lee.
2012: The Rolling Stones launch their first official App as part of the band's 50th anniversary celebrations.
2013: 'Livin' On A Prayer' by Bon Jovi returns to the Hot 100 at #25, thanks to a viral video of a Boston Celtics fan dancing to the song. Billboard tweaked their methodology earlier in the year so streaming views of songs were factored into the chart tally.
2013: Hinder announces that frontman Austin Winkler has officially left the band. This comes after the singer sat out a tour earlier in year for "personal reasons."
2013: The Beatles debut at #7 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart with 'On Air - Live At The BBC Vol. 2.' The set, recorded fifty years earlier, sells 37,000 copies in its first week. Along with 37 previously unreleased performances, there are 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter between John, Paul, George and Ringo and their BBC radio hosts.
2015: Tommy Lee returns to the drum kit in Abu Dhabi for Motley Crue's 'The Final Tour.' "I'm back to 100 percent," says Lee, after being treated for a repetitive stress wrist injury. Lee had been limited to playing piano with his good hand on the band's traditional set closer, 'Home Sweet Home.'
2015: AC/DC are among those inducted into The Age Music Victoria Hall Of Fame in Australia. 2015: Tom Petty launches his own satellite radio station as SiriusXM - Tom Petty Radio. The focus is on all aspects of Petty's career (solo, with the Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch).

Nov. 21
1960: The Beatles' George Harrison, then just seventeen, is deported from Hamburg, Germany, where the group had been performing at the Kaiserkeller club, back to his native England. Historians typically blame the club's owner, Bruno Koschmider, who may have tipped the authorities to George's age; The Beatles had broken his exclusive contract by playing in other venues, then returned to their rooms in one of his other venues and set it on fire in protest of being canned.
1962: Elvis Presley's 11th film, 'Girls! Girls! Girls!' opens in US theaters.
1963: The Elvis Presley film 'Fun in Acapulco' premieres.
1967: The Who release 'The Who Sell Out,' known as one of the first “concept” albums, on Decca Records. The album features the classic ‘I Can See For Miles.'
1968: With girlfriend Yoko Ono about to miscarry their first son, John Ono Lennon II, John Lennon asks for a tape recorder to be brought to the hospital so that he can record the baby's dying heartbeat. Later that day, Yoko miscarries; the baby is buried in a secret location and the recording appears on the duo's album 'Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions' as a track called 'Baby's Heartbeat,' followed by 'Two Minutes Silence' for his death.
1970: Two months after his death Jimi Hendrix was at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Voodoo Child (Slight Return)' the closing track on Electric Ladyland, the third and final album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. This was the guitarist's only UK #1 single. Hendrix's solo on the track was named the 11th greatest solo of all-time in Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.
1974: Marty Balin, one of Jefferson Airplane's founders, rejoins the group for a concert at the Winterland in San Francisco. He would join the band for their next album, 'Red Octopus.'
1975: Nazareth score their only major US hit as ‘Love Hurts’ hits the US charts, ultimately peaking at #8.
1975: The first gathering of the KISS Army took place. Indiana natives Bill Starkey and Jay Evans founded the KISS Army‬ after a local radio station refused to play ‪‎KISS‬. During KISS' 1975 show at Hulman Civic-University Center in Terre Haute, Starkey was brought on stage and honored with a plaque from the band.
1975: Elton John is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in conjunction with an 'Elton John Week' being declared in Los Angeles.
1975: Queen released their 4th album, 'A Night at the Opera.'
1976: Boston's debut album goes platinum.
1976: The Stranglers supported by Chelsea appeared at The Nashville in London, England. This was Billy Idol's last gig with Chelsea, who then joined Generation X before becoming a solo artist.
1980: 'Van Morrison In Ireland,' a one hour documentary with on-stage and off-stage footage premieres in London.
1980: Steely Dan releases 'Gaucho.' The album features contributions from Rick Derringer and Mark Knopfler.
1980: Iron Maiden begin a mini UK tour to introduce new member Adrian Smith.
1980: REO Speedwagon release their 9th studio album 'Hi Infidelity.' It went on to become the biggest selling rock LP of 1981, eventually selling over ten million copies.
1980: Eagles drummer Don Henley runs afoul of the law when a sixteen year old girl is treated at Henley's home for drug intoxication. The law finds marijuana, cocaine and Quaalude's. Henley is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is fined $2,000 and given two years' probation.
1981: Queen and David Bowie hit #1 in the UK with 'Under Pressure.' They recorded the song together when both acts were working in a German recording studio. It was David Bowie's first released collaboration with another recording artist.
1982: Joni Mitchell marries her bass player, Larry Klein, at manager Elliot Roberts' home in Malibu, California.
1987: Billy Idol's version of Tommy James & the Shondell's ‘Mony Mony’ is the #1 US single. Ironically it replaces 'I Think We're Alone Now' by Tiffany at #1. Both songs were originally recorded by Tommy James & the Shondells.
1987: Bruce Springsteen's 'Brilliant Disguise' peaks at #5.
1988: Pink Floyd release their live album 'The Delicate Sound of Thunder.'
1988: Jimmy Page set out on his first ever-solo tour at The Hummingbird in Birmingham, England, appearing with John Miles and Jason Bonham.
1990: Mick Jagger marries Jerry Hall in Bali. The couple already have a common-law marriage and two children - the result of having been together for ten years. Jagger later claims the ceremony wasn't legal. A British court, unable to find documentation, agrees with him.
1991: An animated Aerosmith perform 'Walk This Way' on the 'Flaming Moe' episode of The Simpsons. The band is one of the first musical guests on the show.
1995: Former Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant suffered a fatal heart attack while driving to his home at Eastbourne. His son Warren was by his side. He was 60 years old. Grant was buried on December 4, 1995 at Hellingly Cemetery. Known as being one of the shrewdest and most ruthless managers in rock history, Grant secured 90% of concert gate money and intimidated record store owners who dealt in bootlegs. The former wrestler, also worked as a film extra and bodyguard. During the early 60’s Grant worked as a tour manager for Bo Diddley, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and The Animals.
1995: Bruce Springsteen releases his eleventh studio album 'The Ghost Of Tom Joad.'
1995: Bruce Springsteen kicked off his 'Ghost of Tom Joad' Tour at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It's the first of 128 shows.
1995: Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong is arrested for mooning the audience during a show in Milwaukee. He pays a $141.50 fine for indecent exposure.
1995: The 'Beatles Anthology I' sets a first-day sales record, selling 450,000 copies.
1995: Soundgarden's 'Alive In The Superunknown' is A&M Records first multi-media/enhanced CD.
1995: The Offspring's self-titled the debut studio album is finally issued on CD. The set, originally out on vinyl in 1989, gets the CD treatment after the band's 3rd album 'Smash' becomes a hit.
2003: Fred Durst reportedly requires seven stitches on his chin after getting struck by an object thrown from the audience during a 'Back 2 Basics' concert in New York. The Limp Bizkit frontman manages to finish the concert before seeking treatment.
2003: Meatloaf undergoes heart surgery in London. The 52-year-old singer collapsed during a London show four days earlier.
2003: The acoustic guitar on which George Harrison learned how to play is sold at a London auction for 276,000 pounds. The original price of the guitar: three and one-half pounds.
2003: KoRn release their 6th studio album 'Take A Look In The Mirror.'
2003: The Los Angeles Times reports that Phil Spector's chauffeur heard him say, "I think I killed somebody," after the shooting death of b-movie actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra, California, home.
2005: Robert Plant, David Gilmour, Roger Daltrey and Elton John appear on a tribute single honoring late British radio DJ John Peel. It's a cover of the Buzzcocks' 'Ever Fallen In Love.' Proceeds benefit Amnesty International.
2005: Ozzy Osbourne sings for Queen Elizabeth II at Britain's Royal Variety Performance. Ozzy was invited the previous year but had to miss the annual event due to other commitments. He cancels an L.A. appearance just to he make the show. "I cannot turn down this incredible honor twice," says Ozzy. He performs a cover of The Beatles' 'In My Life' backed by Slash.
2006: The soundtrack to the Cirque du Soleil troupe's Beatles-themed Las Vegas production, 'Love,' is released. Beatles producer George Martin and his son Giles compiled the soundtrack developing mash-ups of several songs.
2006: Red Hot Chili Peppers win favorite Rock band and favorite alternative-music artist at the American Music Awards in L.A. The Peppers accept their trophies via satellite from London. Nickelback wins the favorite Rock album award for 'All the Right Reasons.'
2006: 27-year-old Devon Townshend is accused of hacking into a workplace computer to acquire Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington's cell phone data. The Albuquerque, NM, resident allegedly accessed Bennington's phone records and digital pictures and made a threatening call to the vocalist's wife, Talinda.
2007: It's announced that founding E Street Band member, keyboardist Danny Federici, is undergoing treatment for melanoma and won't be a part of Bruce Springsteen's 'Magic' tour. Federici died the following year n April 17, 2008. The Danny Federici Melanoma Fund was started after his death.
2008: Rhino Entertainment and Sprint introduce Rock The Phone, a website offering ringtones by The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, ZZ Top and Ramones. During a short introductory period they give away a free ringtone of the Doors' classic 'Love Me Two Times.'
2008: Bruce Springsteen's title track off of his 'Working On A Dream' album (released in January 2009) hits radio.
2008: Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander's third annual 'Rockin' the First Tee' charity concert and golf tournament gets underway in Clearwater, FL. Cheap Trick performs The Beatles' entire 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album with the Florida Rock Symphony. The fundraiser supports the First Tee of Clearwater, which aids underprivileged youths in the area.
2008: System Of A Down singer Serj Tankian announces that he's donating proceeds from the song 'Fears' to help support Amnesty International's Write-A-Thon campaign, which asks people to send messages on behalf of political prisoners worldwide.
2009: The Dave Matthews Band performs 'You And Me' and 'Shake Me Like A Monkey' on Saturday Night Live. But the most memorable moment comes when Matthews impersonates Ozzy Osbourne in "The Mellow Show" sketch. He changes Black Sabbath's 'Iron Man' to 'I Am Tired, Man.'
2009: The guitar and case from Bo Diddley's (1928-2008) last-ever stage show is auctioned for $60,000.
2010: Kid Rock, Bon Jovi and Santana perform at the American Music Awards on ABC.
2011: Nickelback release their 7th studio album, 'Here And Now.'
2011: Occupy Musicians (Occupymusicians.com), an online resource for musicians who support the Occupy Wall Street movement and its affiliated protests, is launched. Among the first signers are Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and Lou Reed. Organizers say the site will help coordinate performances at protest sites.
2014: AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and his Fifty Plus Racing team host Endures for a Cure Alzheimer's Benefit in Chattanooga, TN. The team donates close to $100,000.
2014: AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young retired from the group after being diagnosed with dementia.

Nov. 22
1899: The world's first radio company, the Marconi Wireless Company of America, is incorporated in New Jersey.
1955: Elvis Presley sends a telegram to his new manager, Colonel Tom Parker, which reads: "Dear Colonel, Words can never tell you how my folks and I appreciate what you did for me. I've always known and now my folks are assured that you are the best, most wonderful person I could ever hope to work with. Believe me when I say I will stick with you through thick and thin and do everything I can to uphold your faith in me. Again, I say thanks and I love you like a father."
1955: RCA Records sign Elvis Presley. For a mere $35,000 to $40,000 (numbers vary) they buyout Elvis' Sun Records contract.
1957: Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appeared as Tom and Jerry on ABC-TV's American Bandstand. Close friends through childhood, the first time they appeared on stage together was in a school play, Alice in Wonderland (Simon as the White Rabbit, Garfunkel as the Cheshire Cat). They later began performing together in their junior year as Tom and Jerry, with Simon as Jerry Landis and Garfunkel as Tom Graph.
1963: The Beatles ‘With the Beatles’ album is released in the UK. It spent 51 weeks on the UK charts. The LP had advance orders of a half million and sold another half million by September 1965, making it the second album to sell a million copies in the UK, (after the soundtrack to the 1958 film 'South Pacific').
1963: U.S. president John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The Beach Boys song 'Warmth of the Sun' is inspired by the incident.
1963 Phil Spector (who is Jewish) releases 'A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector,' which he worked on all summer with his best musicians. U.S. president John F. Kennedy is killed the same day, and the album suffers dismal sales, although some of the songs, including The Ronettes' version of 'Frosty The Snowman,' later become holiday favorites.
1964: The Who appeared at the Goldhawk Social Club in London.
1965: Bob Dylan marries his first wife, Sara Lowndes, in Nassau County, NY; as she is already pregnant with his first child, the marriage is kept a secret for the next two months. The marriage took place under an oak tree on a judge's lawn on Mineola, Long Island, New York. Sara is the mother of singer Jakob Dylan. The couple would divorce in 1977.
1965: Wilson Pickett appeared at The Flamingo Club in London.
1965: The Who tape their Saturday Club appearance at Aeolian Hall, Studio One of the BBC. Songs recorded live in studio, and released 35 years later on BBC Sessions, are 'My Generation,' 'The Good’s Gone,' and 'La La La Lies.'
1967: Pink Floyd performed shows at 6:30 and 8:50 pm at the Guildhall in Portsmouth, England.
1967: Bob Dylan releases the original version of 'All Along The Watchtower.' The following year, the song is famously covered by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
1968: The Beatles double 'White Album' was released in the UK. Featuring 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,' 'Dear Prudence,' 'Helter Skelter,' 'Blackbird,' 'Back In The USSR,' and George Harrison’s 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps.' Most of the songs on the album were written during March and April 1968 at a Transcendental Meditation course in Rishikesh, India. The group returned to EMI Studios in May with recording lasting until October. During these sessions, arguments broke out among the Beatles, and witnesses in the studio saw band members quarrel over creative differences.
1968: Singer Marianne Faithfull, heavily addicted to cocaine, miscarries what was to be her second child in Ireland. It was fathered by boyfriend Mick Jagger.
1968, Iron Butterfly, Canned Heat and The Youngbloods played the first of two nights at New York:s Fillmore East, tickets cost $3 – $5 (£1.79 – £3.13.)
1968: Pink Floyd appeared at Crawdaddy, held at The Club House, Richmond Athletic Club, Richmond, England, supported by Arcadium.
1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience, along with Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys, played at Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida.
1969: Iron Butterfly supported by Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) appeared at the Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. The gig was held in the school's 3,500 seat Crenshaw Gymnasium.
1970: Black Sabbath performed at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.
1970: Deep Purple appeared at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, England.
1971: Yes appeared at Municipal Auditorium in Atlanta, Georgia.
1972: Roxy Music played at University of York in Hesslington, York, England.
1972: The Grateful Dead performed at Municipal Auditorium in Austin, Texas.
1973: Genesis played at the Felt Forum in New York.
1974: Elton John appeared at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1975: A single from 'The Who By Numbers,' 'Squeeze Box' backed with 'Success Story' is released in the US. It reaches #10 in the Billboard charts and #11 in Cash Box. It also spends sixteen weeks in the Billboard Top 100, the longest charting of any Who single in America.
1976: Neil Young and Crazy Horse performed at the Music Hall in Boston.
1976: Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested for drunk driving in Memphis. Later, at 3:00 AM, he appears at Graceland, Elvis Presley's residence, brandishing a pistol and demanding to see Elvis. He is handcuffed and taken to jail.
1977: Though subsequently played at sporting events for decades around the world, Queen's two-sided single, 'We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions' stalls at #2 in the U.K.
1977: Rush appeared at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1978: Hawkwind performed at Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England.
1979: Stevie Ray Vaughn played at the Cascade Room at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly, Rhode Island.
1980: John Lennon’s ‘Double Fantasy’ hits the UK album charts.
1980: Dire Straits’ ‘Makin’ Movies’ album hits the US Top 40 charts.
1981: The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood jam in Chicago with Blues heroes Muddy Waters (who wrote 'Rollin Stone' from which the group took its name) and Buddy Guy.
1983: "We're R.E.M. Actually we're not. They couldn't make it so we're here in their place, playing all the hits of the day." Following frontman Michael Stipe's jokey introduction, R.E.M. kicks off a show at London's Marquee.
1983: ZZ Top appeared at the Apollo Theatre in Manchester, England.
1985: Dokken release 'Under Lock and Key.'
1986: Iron Maiden’s ‘Stranger In A Strange Land’ single is released.
1986: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble kicked off a 149-date North American and European tour at the Towson Center in Towson, Maryland.
1990: Rolling Stone Bill Wyman announces the dissolution of his year-and-a-half-long marriage to model Mandy Smith. It was the third marriage for Wyman and the first for Smith, who was 34 years his junior. (The duo had begun dating when she was 13) In an even more stunning development, Wyman's 30-year-old son soon married Mandy's mother, who was 16 years older than him, which, if Bill had remained married, would have made him his own grandfather.
1991: Alice Cooper came to the rescue of two fans; Patrick and Dee Ann Kelly, whose California home was about to be re-possessed. Patrick had painted Coopers face on the house to help sell the property. Mr Cooper signed autographs to help raise money for the couple.
1992: Paul Simon kicked off his first tour of South America in Brazil. Simon recorded his previous album 'The Rhythm of the Saints' with many Brazilian musicians.
1994: Pearl Jam release their third studio album,'Vitalogy.' It was first released on vinyl, and became the first vinyl album to appear on the US chart, since the domination of the compact disc format. They followed the release in other formats two weeks later, whereupon it became the second-fastest-selling CD in history, behind only the band’s previous release 'Vs.'
1997: INXS singer Michael Hutchence is found dead after hanging himself in an Australian hotel. He was 37. Hutchence body was found at 11.50am naked behind the door to his room. He had apparently hanged himself with his own belt and the buckle broke away and his body was found kneeling on the floor and facing the door. It had been suggested that his death resulted from an act of auto eroticism, no forensic or other evidence to substantiate that suggestion was found.
1997: Eight months after the group originally disbands, Soundgraden's compilation 'A-Sides' is released.
2000: Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the members of the L.A. band, their corporation, and their publishing company, alleging breach of contract and fraud.
2002: Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors announce plans to reform with The Cult lead singer, Ian Astbury, and The Police drummer, Stewart Copeland. They initially tour as 'The Doors of the 21st Century,' but a lawsuit by original drummer, John Densmore (who declined to tour citing hearing loss), forces them to stop using the 'Doors' moniker. They change their name to 'Riders on the Storm' as a result of the litigation.
2003: Carmen Electra (Tara Patrick) and ex-Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro marry. The marriage doesn't last three years.
2003: The Compaq Center in Houston closes with a final concert by ZZ Top, who performed there when it was known as The Summit. Their first concert there was in November 1975. The venue would be acquired by Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church.
2004: Marilyn Manson, with a MTV camera crew in tow, makes a surprise visit to Temple University. Manson tells an Art and Society class, "We create our own gods. We create our own devils."
2004: Incubus` Brandon Boyd appears in a New York court to face a criminal-possession-of-a-weapon charge. He pleads guilty and gets a $250 fine. Weeks earlier, Boyd was arrested for carrying a souvenir switchblade while trying to board a plane at New York`s LaGuardia Airport.
2004: U2 plays a surprise outdoor concert in Brooklyn`s Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. They also tour Manhattan playing impromptu performaces from a flatbed truck. It's all filmed for a MTV special.
2004: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne appear on British television to plead for the return of items stolen the previous day from their Buckinghamshire, U.K. estate. Among the items stolen was Ozzy and Sharon's wedding ring and over $3 million in jewelry. The Osbournes offer nearly $190,000 for information that will convict the burglars. Osbourne had one of the burglars in a headlock however the burglar would later break free & jump out of a 30 foot tall window & was apparently injured by the fall.
2005: Ex-Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha appears at a Los Angeles concert to help the South Central Farmers organization. The group wants to save a local community farm.
2005: Sixteen pages of poetry written by University of Minnesota student Robert Zimmerman (using his new name, Bob Dylan, for the first time) are auctioned off for $78,000 in New York.
2005: Papa Roach release their first DVD, 'Live & Murderous in Chicago,' with 75-minutes of a concert filmed by 12 cameras. The package also contains all the group's videos and behind-the-scenes footage.
2005: Audioslave perform 'Doesn't Remind Me' on NBC's Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
2005: 'Over The Years and Through The Woods,' a live CD/DVD from Queens Of The Stone Age, is out. Prior to the London shows singer-guitarist Josh Homme underwent knee surgery but he wanted to do the concerts because the group had already nixed five previous London appearances. "I took enough Vicodin to kill a small child," says Homme. "I didn't want to cancel again."
2005: Rykodisc re-releases Nine Inch Nails' 1989 debut album, 'Pretty Hate Machine.' However, N.I.N. mastermind Trent Reznor is "pretty aggravated" by Rykodisc's no-frills reissue. The label was unwilling to spend the money to produce a deluxe edition. The album had been out of print for several years.
2005: Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp unfurls his solo debut, 'The Great Divide.' The album's title track, and first single, are featured in a NASCAR ad campaign that airs during the Chase For The Nextel Cup auto-racing series.
2005: Green Day nab the Favorite Artist: Alternative Music trophy, as well as the Favorite Album: Pop/Rock honor for their 'American Idiot' CD at the American Music Awards in L.A.. The band didn't attend the festivities nor did the Rolling Stones. But the Stones are shown on the Salt Lake City stop of their A Bigger Bang world tour.
2005: System Of A Down unleash 'Hypnotize,' the second half of a double album (the platinum-certified 'Mezmerize' was released earlier). They celebrate by performing a show in New York as part of MTV2's 2$Bill Concert Series. Earlier in the day, the group does an in-store signing at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. The first 400 people to purchase the CD attend the autograph session.
2006: Elton John hosts a London charity performance of the stage hit 'Billy Elliot The Musical.' John composed the music. Proceeds benefit the British children's charity the Place2Be.
2006: After decades of living in California, Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood is finally naturalized as a citizen of the United States.
2006: A custom motorcycle autographed by 2006 tour partners, Def Leppard and Journey, is auctioned online to raise money for the Cure Autism Now charity.
2006: New Cars frontman Todd Rundgren says his version of the Cars has made "an improvement on the original." OK, you can stop laughing now. Rundgren does come back to reality by admitting this incarnation's future, beyond the current tour, is really up to the fans. "If they come out and buy tickets, there's life," explains the singer/guitarist. "If they do not, then the audience has spoken."
2009: Green Day beat out Kings Of Leon and Shinedown to win the Favorite Alternative Rock Artist honor at the American Music Awards. They also perform '21 Guns.'
2009: Slash and Ozzy Osbourne play a concert in Hollywood to raise funds for the Los Angeles Youth Network (they work with homeless young people). The former Guns N' Roses guitarist co-hosts the event with performances from Travis Barker (Blink-182), Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Chester Bennington (Linkin ParK) and Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers).
2009: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band wrap up their two-year world tour in Buffalo, NY. For this show they play their 1973 classic, 'Greetings From Asbury Park.' It is the first-ever live performance of the entire album.
2010: My Chemical Romance release 'Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys,' their first studio album in four years (since 2006's 'Black Parade').
2010: Vince Neil competes on ABC's 'Skating With the Stars.' The Motley Crue frontman skated competitively for two years in his pre-Crue days.
2010: For those who didn't download the songs for free when they were available, fans can purchase the Smashing Pumpkins 'Teargarden By Kaleidyscore Vol. II: The Solstice Bare.' It's the second EP of a 44-song set.
2010: 'LENNONYC,' a PBS documentary, premieres on American Masters. "John Lennon spent the last decade of his life in New York City, finding freedom, inspiration and tragedy there before his death in 1980," says John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono. "It is a very strange city. It was his love and it was his death."
2010: After just one week of availability on the iTunes store, The Beatles’ music sold more than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs. The Fab Four’s debut on iTunes was accompanied by an extensive world-wide marketing campaign.
2013: Megadeth are among the performers at a Nashville concert honoring the late Country music legend George Jones. "I am honoring George's belief in the veterans," says Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, "which is the best way I know to show respect to his legacy, and to his wife and family.
2015: Foo Fighters roll out the 'Saint Cecilia' EP. The free set, recorded in Austin, is dedicated to the victims of the 11/13/15 Paris massacre where terrorist attacked an Eagle Of Death Metal concert, among other targets. The tragedy led to the cancellation of the Foos' remaining European dates.
2015: Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and Devil You Know cancel a Milan, Italy concert after rumors generated by the hacktivist collective Anonymous state the concert is one of several potential ISIS targets.
2015: Ozzy Osbourne's performance at Ozzfest Japan (held outside of Tokyo) features Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society and Ozzy's former guitarist) and Ozzy's Black Sabbath bandmate, bassist Geezer Butler.
2015: 'Jaco,' Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo's biopic on the life of Jazz-fusion legend Jaco Pastorius, makes its world premiere in L.A.
2015: Pop singer Justin Bieber's wears a Nirvana shirt to the American Music Awards. The wardrobe decision upsets some Nirvana fans who lash out via social media. But Courtney Love (the widow Cobain) tweets "You're cool in my book @justinbieber xc."

Nov. 23
1899: The world's first jukebox was installed at San Francisco's Palais Royal Hotel.
1936: Robert Johnson began his first recording sessions in San Antonio, TX at the Gunter Hotel where sixteen songs were recorded.
1954: Under new management (but not yet Col. Tom Parker), Elvis Presley is billed as the "Hillbilly Cat."
1956: Sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife's love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up. He was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed because he was unable to pay the fine.
1959: RCA denies rumors that Elvis Presley will change his style once out of the army.
1960: Elvis Presley's 'Are You Lonesome Tonight' hits #1 on the Billboard charts.
1962: The Beatles traveled to St. James' Church Hall in London for a ten-minute audition with BBC Television. The audition came about when Beatles fan, David Smith of Preston, Lancashire wrote to the BBC asking for The Beatles to be featured on BBC television. Assuming that Smith was The Beatles' manager, the BBC wrote back to him, offering The Beatles an audition. Smith brought his letter to NEMS Enterprises, and Clive Epstein (Brian's brother) arranged for audition to take place. Four days later, Brian Epstein received a polite "thumbs-down" letter from the BBC.
1964: 'The Beatles Story,' an adoring and glossy look at the group is released by Capitol Records. The Beatles also release 'I Feel Fine' (with the feedback intro) and 'She's A Woman.'
1964: The Rolling Stones are banned from the BBC for unprofessionalism after showing up late for appearances on the radio shows 'Top Gear' and 'Saturday Club.'
1964: The High Numbers perform for the first time as The Who-Maximum R&B.
1965: Dave Clark Five perform at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.
1965: Marc Bolan appeared live on the UK TV show 'Five O’Clock Funfair,' performing 'The Wizard.'
1966: Elvis Presley's movie 'Spinout' premieres. The critics hate the movie but the fans turn it into a hit. It co-stars Bill Bixby and Nancy Sinatra.
1966: The Monkees 'I'm A Believer' b/w '(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone' 45 single is released. The Neil Diamond composed song, produced by Jeff Barry, hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending December 31, 1966 and remained there for seven weeks, becoming the last #1 hit of 1966 and the biggest-selling record for all of 1967. Because of 1,051,280 advance orders, it went gold within two days of release. It is one of the fewer than thirty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) copies worldwide. The song is listed at #48 on Billboard's All Time Top 100.
1967: A 16 date UK package tour played its 7th night at the Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff. Featuring The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice, The Outer Limits, The Eire Apparent and Amen Corner, the entourage performed twice nightly. In 1974, Pink Floyd returned to the venue, which has since been demolished, to be replaced by the 'Really Welsh Pavilion.'
1967: San Francisco DJ (and underground radio pioneer) Tom Donahue claims Top 40 is dead. Top 40 mutates into Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR), a kind of code for tighter playlists.
1967: The Who appeared at The New Barn, Lions Delaware County Fairgrounds in Muncie, Indiana.
1968: Led Zeppelin plays at Sheffield University in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
1968: Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant finalized a deal to sign Led Zeppelin to Atlantic Records. Dusty Springfield recommended Jimmy Page to label boss Ahmet Ertegun.
1968: Pink Floyd appeared at the The Large Hall, Regent Street Polytechnic in London, England.
1968: It’s reported that San Francisco’s Family Dog collective has lost its license to hold its famed marathon Grateful Dead concerts at the Avalon Ballroom.
1969: The Allman Brothers Band headlines the second night of the “Turkey Trip” at Duke Tire Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Other performers included Hampton Grease Band, Brick Wall, and Sweet Young ‘Uns Booger Band.
1970: Cat Stevens releases his 'Tea for the Tillerman' album.
1971: Yes performed at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
1971: Led Zeppelin played at Public Hall, in Preston, England. Admission was £1.
1971: During a European tour The Mothers Of Invention appeared at The Rheinhalle in Dusseldorf.
1972: Pink Floyd performed the second of five shows at the Salle Valliers in Marseille, France. The shows were a collaboration with the Ballets de Marseille and Maia Plissetskaia, from the Bolshoi Theatre. The band’s portion of the program was the third portion of the presentation which consisted of a ballet in four movements based on the following set list: One of These Days / Careful With That Axe, Eugene / Obscured By Clouds / When You’re In / Echoes.
1973: The Grateful Dead appeared at County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas.
1974: Elton John started an 11-week run at #1 on the UK chart with his 'Greatest Hits,' album. It also enjoyed a 10-week run as the US chart topper.
1974: The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US #1 album with 'It's Only Rock 'N Roll.' The album which was the last Stones album for guitarist Mick Taylor peaked at #2 in the UK.
1974: Lynyrd Skynyrd release 'Free Bird' as a single. It's the group's second Top 40 hit ('Sweet Home Alabama' was the 1st).
1974: Linda Ronstadt's 'Heart Like A Wheel' album is released.
1974: Keyboardist Gary Wright leaves Spooky Tooth. He ends up having two solo hits ('Love Is Alive' and 'Dream Weaver').
1975: Queen started a nine-week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video. When the band wanted to release the single various record executives suggested to them that, at 5:55, it was too long and would never be a hit.
1976: Ten hours after his last arrest, Jerry Lee Lewis was nicked again after brandishing a Derringer pistol outside Elvis Presley’s Graceland’s home in Memphis, demanding to see “The King.” When police arrived they found Lewis sat in his car with the loaded Derringer pistol resting on his knee.
1977: Aerosmith played at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California.
1978: Billy Joel appeared at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.
1979: Pink Floyd released 'Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)' which rapidly topped the charts in the UK, followed by the US and 9 other countries.
1979: Keith Richard's girlfriend Anita Pallenburg was cleared by a court of shooting a man found dead at her home. 17-year-old Scott Cantrell had shot himself in the head with a gun owned by Keith Richards while in Pallenberg's bed, at the South Salem, New York house shared by Richards and Pallenberg. Cantrell had been employed as a part-time groundskeeper at the estate and was involved in a sexual relationship with Pallenberg.
1979: 'The Rod Stewart Special' airs on NBC-TV.
1979, Marianne Faithfull is arrested at Norway’s Oslo Airport on charges of marijuana possession. She signs a confession and is allowed to carry on with her tour of the country.
1980: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
1981: The Moody Blues played at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.
1981: AC/DC release their 8th studio album 'For Those About to Rock,' which goes on to sell four million copies in the U.S.
1983: ZZ Top appeared at City Hall in Newcastle, England.
1984: Eric Clapton performed at the Sports and Entertainment Center in Melbourne, Australia.
1985: American blues artist Big Joe Turner died of a heart attack aged 75. Hew wrote 'Shake Rattle and Roll', (a hit for Bill Haley and the Comets) and 'Sweet Sixteen.' He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and called “the brawny voiced ‘Boss of the Blues'”."
1987: Black Sabbath release their 13th studio album, 'The Eternal Idol.'
1988: Motley Crue released their 'Raw Tracks' EP.
1989: Nuclear Assault release their 3rd studio album, 'Handle with Care.'
1989: Paul McCartney played the first of five nights at the Los Angeles Forum during a 104-date world tour. It was his first appearances in North America in thirteen years.
1989: During a 104-date world tour, Paul McCartney played the first of five nights at the Los Angeles Forum, California, his first appearances in North America in thirteen years.
1990: Bad Religion release their 5th full-length studio album 'Against the Grain.' This is the band's last recording with drummer Pete Finestone, who left the band just prior to the recording of their next album 'Generator,' which eventually dropped in 1992.
1991: Stevie Ray Vaughan debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with 'The Sky Is Crying' which was the first posthumously compilation album of Vaughan’s work released. The album went on to sell two million copies in the U.S.
1991: Michael Jackson had his 4th UK #1 single with 'Black or White,' which featured Slash on guitar. It was also a #1 hit in the US.
1991: Genesis scored their fifth UK #1 album with 'We Can’t Dance,' featuring the singles 'Jesus He Knows Me,' and 'I Can’t Dance.'
1991: Queen frontman Freddie Mercury issues a statement confirming that he has AIDS and calling for help in fighting the disease. Mercury would die the next day.
1993: Emerson, Lake And Palmer receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1993: Guns N' Roses release their 5th studio album, 'The Spaghetti Incident?'
1993: Metallica release their 1st live album, 'Live Shit: Binge & Purge.'
1994: Smashing Pumpkins' 'Pisces Iscariot' goes platinum.
1994: Tommy Boyce (born Sidney Thomas Boyce), commits suicide. He was just 55. It is estimated that Tommy Boyce’s solo compositions and collaborative efforts have produced record sales over and above 85 million. Boyce and his songwriting partner Bobby Hart wrote the theme to 'Days of Our Lives,' 'Scooby- Doo Where Are You,' and hits for singers like Andy Williams, Dean Martin, The Animals, Del Shannon and most of the Monkees’ hits, including 'Last Train To Clarksville' and 'I’m Not Your Stepping Stone.' They were also instrumental in lowering the voting age to 18 after spearheading the “Let Us Vote,” or “L.U.V.” campaign. Boyce had recently suffered a brain aneurysm prior to his death.
1995: Junior “Jr.” Walker (born Autry DeWalt Mixon, Jr.) dies of cancer at 64. Walker was a singer and saxophonist who played on Foreigner’s hit 'Urgent.' His band, Jr. Walker & the All Stars, had many R&B hits on the Motown label.
1995: U2 is named the Best Group at the MTV Europe Awards.
1995: Garbage makes their UK debut in London. The show is the first of a series of European dates.
1998: Metallica release the 'Garage Inc' album.
1999: Metallica with Michael Kamen conducting The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 'S&M' album is released.
1999: Motley Crue release their 1st official live album, 'Live: Entertainment or Death.'
1998: Guns N' Roses release 'Live Era '87–'93.'
1999: Yngwie Malmsteen releases his 11th studio album, 'Alchemy.'
2002: Rush performed the final concert of their tour in support of 'Vapor Trails' at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. This concert would be released on DVD the following year as the acclaimed 'Rush in Rio.'
2002: Otis Reddings' widow and his former manager filed a lawsuit against the author of a biography written in 2001 about the R&B legend, claiming the book was filled with lies. The lawsuit, filed in Atlanta's Fulton County, sought $15 million in damages and claimed that the book detailed rumors about the singer's drug use, extramarital affairs and divorce, causing "harm to the plaintiffs." It also cites rumors that Otis' manager plotted with the Mafia to kill Otis by causing the plane to crash in order to claim $1 million in life insurance.
2004: U2 release their eleventh studio album 'How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.' Recorded with longtime U2 producer Steve Lillywhite, the first single is 'Vertigo.'
2004: Nirvana's box set 'With The Lights Out' was released. 81 tracks, including 68 previously unreleased songs, spans Nirvana's career ranging from an 1987 cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Heartbreaker' to Kurt Cobain solo material recorded in 1994.
2004: 'Live At Red Rocks,' from Incubus is released.
2004: Creed's double-disc retrospective CD/DVD, 'Greatest Hits' is released. The 13 song set also contains nine videos and previously unreleased live performances.
2004: A deluxe edition and a DVD-Audio of Nine Inch Nails 1994 album 'The Downward Spiral' is released. It includes the usual previously unreleased remixes and rarities.
2004: Bon Jovi performs on NBC's Today Show. The group plays three songs promoting their 5-disc box set, '100 Million Bon Jovi Fans Can`t Be Wrong.' One song is chosen by fans ('It's My Life') voting at NBC.com.
2005: Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger sues the band's former drummer, Ryan Vikedal, for royalties he had been receiving since leaving the group eleven months earlier. Court documents claim that Vikedal failed to return moneys he had wrongly been paid since his departure.
2006: "Health issues" force Breaking Benjamin to drop out of their tour with headliners Godsmack. Soil is their replacement. According to Breaking Benjamin's bassist Mark James Klepaski, singer Ben Burnley's severe dizziness and dehydration is the reason.
2007: Bono and The Edge from U2 made a surprise appearance at a charity gig, playing four songs before 250 people. The London gig at the Union Chapel was held as part of the Mencap's Little Noise Sessions.
2008: 15 years after their last album, Guns N' Roses released 'Chinese Democracy' in the US, exclusively via the electronics retailer Best Buy. Nine years previously, Geffen Records had reportedly paid Axl Rose $1 million to finish the album, with a further $1 million if he handed it in to them by March 1, 1999.
2008: Dr. Pepper makes good on its offer to send a free can of the beverage to "everyone in America" (excluding ex-GN'R members Slash and Buckethead) when 'Chinese Democracy' is released. "We never thought this day would come," says Dr Pepper VP of marketing Tony Jacobs. "But now that it's here all we can say is: The Dr Pepper's on us." Fans go to Dr Pepper.com to receive a coupon redeemable for a 20-oz. Dr Pepper.
2008: Linkin Park wins the Alternative Rock Favorite Artist at the 36th annual American Music Awards in L.A. Scott Weiland, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are among the presenters.
2008: Tony Iommi gets a spot on the Walk of Stars in his hometown of Birmingham, England. Iommi follows Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, who was the first person to receive the honor the previous year.
2008: Yes donates $10 from every ticket sold for their concert in Albany, NY, to the Stride Adaptive Sports organization. The proceeds go toward the fourth annual Wounded Warrior Snowsports Event, which provides an adaptive snowboarding and skiing vacation for injured U.S. soldiers and their families.
2008: The Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, "forgives" John Lennon's controversial 1966 statement about The Beatles being "more popular than Christ" as a "youthful joke." The article maintains that Lennon's comment "after many years sounds only like a 'boast' by a young working-class Englishman faced with unexpected success."
2009: Little Richard has hip replacement surgery, which does not go well. The rocker will never walk again and remains in constant pain.
2009: Metallica's concert DVD, 'Francais Pour Une Nuit (French For One Night),' is released. The 18-song set, recorded the previous summer (7/7) in Nimes, France, has songs from various points in the group's career. There are interviews and video clips shot by audience members.
2009: The Rolling Stones re-release 'Wild Horses' as a digital package, following Susan Boyle's performance of the song on the X Factor the night before. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, 'Wild Horses' is on the Stones' 1971 album, 'Sticky Fingers.' Boyle's version is the opening track from the middle-aged Scottish singing sensation's debut album, 'I Dreamed A Dream.' 'Wild Horses' has been more notably covered by Neil Young, Guns N' Roses and Sheryl Crow.
2010: The Beatles sell more than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs worldwide in the first week that the group's music is available on iTunes. The best-selling album in the U.S. is 'Abbey Road,' and the best-selling song is George Harrison's 'Here Comes the Sun' which is on the album.
2010: Yngwie Malmsteen releases his 18th studio album, 'Relentless.'
2012: Nirvana, Primus and Eric Burdon & The Greenhornes are among the Black Friday Record Store Day releases. Record Store Day Black Friday is held at independently owned stores.
2012: According to a new list of the 200 rarest records published in Record Collector magazine, the original acetate of the pre-Beatles demo by the Quarrymen of 'That’ll Be The Day' was worth £200,000 ($320,630). Several other Beatles records figured in the top 20. Low-numbered copies of The Beatles (White Album) were said to be worth £7,000 ($11,222 USD), though a copy of a mono White Album #0000005 sold for £19,201 ($30,782 USD) in 2009.
2015: Bring Me The Horizon donate $10,000 from merchandise sales toward the medical expenses of former tour mates The Ghost Inside. All five band members suffered injuries when their tour bus collided with an oncoming semi-truck in Texas.
2015: 'Licensed To Ill,' a musical about the Beastie Boys, begins a three week run at the Camden People's Theatre in London.

Nov. 24
1961: In yet another important development for British blues-rock, Chicago blues legend Howlin' Wolf makes his first appearance in the UK for his first European tour, touring behind his latest single, 'Little Baby.'
1964: The Who appeared at The Marquee Club in London. Between 1964-1968 The Who made 29 appearances at The Marquee.
1965: The Young Rascals release 'Good Lovin'.
1966: The Beatles begin the 'Sgt. Pepper's' sessions. Ironically, they start on John Lennon's 'Strawberry Fields Forever' which doesn't appear until the next album 'Magical Mystery Tour.'
1966: Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs, Bryan Hyland, and Distant Cousins appeared at the Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia.
1967: The Who play The Swinging Gate in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After the show The Who go to local booking agent Linda Wren’s home for Thanksgiving dinner.
1968: Jefferson Airplane played at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1968: The Beatles release 'The White Album' in the U.S.
1968: Cream performed their farwell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.
1969: The Rolling Stones 'Let It Bleed' album is certified gold.
1969: The Rolling Stones played at the Detroit Olympia in Detroit, Michigan.
1971: Led Zeppelin appeared at Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England.
1972: King Crimson performed at Essex University in Colchester, England.
1972: ABC-TV's Don Kirshner-produced 'In Concert,' the network's weekly late-night answer to NBC's Midnight Special, debuts. The initial episode features musical performances by Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Allman Brothers Band, and Poco. KHJ-Los Angeles disc jockey Robert W. Morgan was the offstage announcer for the show. Kirshner's deadpan, stilted introductions are mimicked by comedians across the country.
1973: Ringo Starr's 'Photograph' hits #1. It was his first of two US chart toppers as a solo artist. Written by Starr and George Harrison, the promotional film shot for the single showed Starr walking around his new house at the time, Tittenhurst Park, which had been previously the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, (and where the 'Imagine' promo film was shot).
1974: In the midst of his infamous "Lost Weekend," John Lennon rehearses with Elton John for Elton's upcoming Madison Square Garden performance, at which Lennon will make a surprise cameo.
1974: Genesis appeared at the Masonic Temple in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1974: Roxy Music played at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.
1975: The Who performed at The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia.
1976: Chicago started a three week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'If You Leave Me Now,' the American group's only UK #1. It went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
1977: Yes appeared at Ahoy-Hallen Rotterdam in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
1978: In a clear prelude to his coming "Christian" direction, the Jewish-born Bob Dylan plays tonight's gig in Fort Worth, Texas, wearing a large gold cross around his neck.
1978: David Bowie played the first of two sold-out nights at the RAS Show Grounds in Sydney during his 8-date 'Low/Heroes' tour of Australia and New Zealand.
1978: The Grateful Dead appeared at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.
1979: Stevie Ray Vaughn performed at Lupo, in Providence, Rhode Island.
1979: Iron Maiden release 'The Soundhouse Tapes' on their own label, Rock Hard Records.
1980: Bruce Springsteen played at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1980: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
1981: Alice Cooper headlined at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.
1984: Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe marries for the first time, to nude model Elaine Starchuk (AKA Candice). They divorce the following year.
1990: Alias, a band featuring early Heart members Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen & Mike Derosier peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with the power ballad 'More Than Words Can Say.'
1991: Reverend Little Richard officiates the marriage of pop singer Cyndi Lauper and actor David Thornton.
1991: Eric Carr, drummer for KISS, died of complications from a rare form of heart cancer. He was 41 years old. Carr replaced Peter Criss in Kiss in 1980 and remained a band member until he became ill in 1991. For his Kiss stage persona, Carr was known as “The Fox.”
1991: Freddie Mercury of Queen dies from AIDS. Freddie wrote 10 of the 17 songs on Queen’s Greatest Hits album including 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Killer Queen,' 'Somebody to Love,” 'We Are the Champions,' 'Bicycle Race,' 'Don’t Stop Me Now,' 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and 'Play the Game.' Mercury was openly bisexual and although his last relationship was with hairdresser Jim Hutton, he left almost all of his assets, including his ashes, to Mary Austin, his former girlfriend and his best friend. When he died, his friend Dave Clark of The Dave Clark Five was with him. As a member of Queen, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
1992: Bill Wyman's divorce with Mandy Smith was finalized, awarding his ex-wife £580,000. The Rolling Stones bassist had started to date Smith when she was 13, the marriage lasted for two years.
1993: Albert Collins (born Albert Gene Drewery) dies of lung cancer at 61. Collins was known as “The Master of the Telecaster,” due to his long association with Fender guitars. Collins was famous for his informal and entertaining shows, where he would use his long guitar lead to walk through the crowd, sometimes ending up on the street while still performing. He was also a major influence of Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray and many other blues guitarists. He shared a Grammy for the 1985 album 'Showdown!' which he recorded with Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland.
1994: Oasis earn the Best U.K. Band trophy at the first annual MTV Europe Music Awards held at the Pariser Platzin Berlin. Aerosmith won the award for Best Rock Band.
1997: On today's episode of 'Judge Judy,' Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols is the defendant in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought on by his former drummer. Judy Rules in Rotten's favor, and thanks him for his patience.
1998: EMI unleashes the Ultimate Iron Maiden Box Set, featuring all 12 of the band’s albums.
1998: Pearl Jam's 1st live album, 'Live On Two Legs' is released.
1998: The Simpsons released their second album of originally recorded songs 'The Yellow Album' which featured guest appearances by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Parliament-Funkadelic.
1999: Eddie Money appears on The Drew Carey Show. The plot is incredibly far-fetched and Money doesn't even sing in the episode.
1999: During a Bonhams of London rock auction, Buddy Holly's first driving license sold for £3,795; and a copy of The Beatles 1968 'The White Album' numbered 00000001, sold for £9,775.
2003: Nickelback's Chad Kroeger wins the Rock Music Award at the 14th annual SOCAN (Canada`s Grammys) Awards for 'Hero,' from 2002`s Spider-Man soundtrack. 'Hero' also features Saliva`s Josey Scott. International Achievement Awards are presented for Nickelback`s 'How You Remind Me' and Default`s 'Wasting My Time.'
2003: Iron Maiden released the single 'Rainmaker.'
2005: An intoxicated Scott Stapp gets into a brawl with members of 311 at a Baltimore hotel. 311 singer S.A. Martinez, suffers a fractured knuckle during the altercation and maintains that he and his bandmates acted in self-defense.
2005: Bob Geldof called for fair trade at an awards event in Rome that recognised his antipoverty efforts. "Africa must be allowed to trade itself out of poverty," he said as he received the Man of Peace award from the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
2006: Evanescence's 'The Open Door' is certified platinum. It sold 450,000 copies in its first week of release, the album only needed five weeks to pass the 1 million-sales mark.
2006: Axl Rose drops Eagles Of Death Metal from the Guns N' Roses tour after one performance (in Cleveland). Helmet joins Sebastian Bach to fill the opener slots.
2006: Interviews with U2's Bono and the Edge are featured on the first episode of HBO's Off the Record. The series is hosted by Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart.
2006: Fender sells replicas of Eric Clapton's famous guitar "Blackie."
2006: Whitesnake release their 3rd live album 'Live: In the Shadow of the Blues.'
2007: Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea lost his $4.8 million home in a wildfire that swept through Malibu.
2008: Michael Lee (born Michael Gary Pearson) dies from an epileptic seizure at 39. Lee was an English drummer who worked with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, The Cult, Ian Gillan, Thin Lizzy aand many others.
2008: China's communist government condemns Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy." They claim the album as an attack on the country and say GN'R is part of a Western conspiracy to "grasp and control the world using democracy as a pawn."
2009: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers release 'The Live Anthology,' a box set that includes recordings and video footage from throughout their career.
2009: Eighteen years to the day after Freddie Mercury's death, Queen guitarist Brian May attends a ceremony to honor Freddie Mercury in Feltham, Middlesex, U.K. The tribute includes the unveiling of a Hollywood-style star honoring the singer. Mercury moved to the town when he was 17.
2010: Kid Rock's 'Born Free' debuts at #1 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart. The Rick Rubin produced album, Rock's eighth studio effort, also debuts at #5 on the 200 chart.
2014: Foo Fighters sell their own Christmas sweaters with the design of a Rock-n-Roll gingerbread man.
2014: Soundgarden's 'Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path,' a 3-CD, 50-track rarities collection is released.
2014: 'REMTV,' a DVD/CD set that chronicles R.E.M.'s numerous MTV appearances is released.
2014: Unused photographs taken during The Beatles Abbey Road photo session are sold at auction for $180,000. The outtakes show The Beatles out of step and walking in the opposite direction.
2015: Scorpions are the first band to perform in Paris since an extremist group orchestrated a terror attack that left 130 dead. Fans sing the French national anthem during the sold-out concert at the Bercy arena.

Nov. 25
1957: Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps make their national TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1957: An article in Billboard claims, perhaps presumptively, that the era of the "package tour" is dead, with rock and roll artists feeling they can take a bigger cut from individual "record hops."
1961: The Everly Brothers report for duty at Camp Pendleton in southern California after joining the Marine Corps Reserves. By enlisting together, the brothers ensured that they would not be drafted - and separated.
1965: London's famed department store, Harrods, opens for The Beatles for two hours after closing time in order to allow the members of the group to do their Christmas shopping.
1966: The Beatles record The Beatles' Fourth Christmas Album.
1966: Jimi Hendrix Experience make their debut at Bag O' Nails Club in London. The "media showcase" is the group's introduction to the U.K. press.
1967: Strawberry Alarm Clock hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Incense And Peppermint.'
1967: The Who play the first of two nights at The Village Theatre in New York City. The Vagrants, with guitarist Leslie West, and The Rich Kids open for them.
1967: The Who peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'I Can See for Miles' which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1967: Spirit, Country Joe & the Fish, and Moby Grape perform at the Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1968: Yes plays at the Revolution Club in London.
1968: Cream perform the first of two farewell shows at London's Royal Albert Hall. A fanatic crowd of over 10,000 chant "God save the Cream" as the group leaves the stage.
1969: John Lennon returns his MBE (Member of the British Empire) with an attached letter that reads, puckishly, "Your Majesty, I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam, and against 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts. With love, John Lennon of Bag."
1969: The Rolling Stones appeared at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1970: The Allman Brothers Band appears at the National Guard Armory in Birmingham, Alabama.
1970: Pink Floyd performed at Friedrich Ebert Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
1970: George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord' b/w 'Isn't It a Pity' single is released in the U.S. It was issued on January 15, 1971 in the UK.
1971: The surviving Doors tell Rolling Stone magazine they plan to continue despite lead singer Jim Morrison's death earlier in the year. They produce two lackluster albums before pulling the plug.
1972: Chuck Berry was at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'My Ding a-Ling,"' his only UK chart topper. The song was originally recorded by Dave Bartholomew in 1952. Berry's version was from a concert recorded at the Locarno ballroom in Coventry, England, on February 3, 1972. Boston radio station WMEX disc jockey Jim Connors was credited with a gold record for discovering the song and pushing it to #1 over the airwaves and amongst his peers in the United States.
1972: London’s Rainbow Theater cancels the premiere of 'Pink Floyd Live at Pompei'i after the theater owner and the promoter could not come to terms.
1972: Poco release their 5th album, 'A Good Feelin'.
1973: The Grateful Dead perform at Feyline Field in Tempe, Arizona.
1974: Genesis played at Allen Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
1975: The Who perform at the Murphy Centre, on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
1975: Deep in debt, Elvis Presley takes out a $350,000 loan from the National Bank of Commerce in Memphis, TN. His Graceland estate is put up as collateral.
1976: The Band film their final performance on Thanksgiving Day at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Director Martin Scorsese makes it a documentary called 'The Last Waltz.' The show also features guest stars Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Neil Diamond, Bobby Charles, The Staple Singers, and Eric Clapton. It is generally hailed as one of the greatest rock concerts ever.
1977: Eric Clapton releases his 'Slowhand' album.
1977: Aerosmith played at the Aladdin Theatre in Las Vegas.
1978: The Police appeared at The Electric Ballroom in London.
1978: Eric Clapton played at City Hall in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England.
1978: The Cars' 'My Best Friend's Girl' is the first commercially released picture disc in the U.K. That marketing ploy and the song's clever plot take it to #3 on the pop chart.
1978: Playing The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is hit in the face with a bottle thrown from the audience. The band leaves the stage and the show is cancelled after Joe Perry tells the crowd, "We love you, but you can't throw things at us." A firecracker was thrown on stage during an Aerosmith show the previous year.
1979: Bob Marley & The Wailers perform at the Santa Barbara County Bowl.
1979: Fleetwood Mac performs at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1979: ZZ Top appeared at Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
1980: Black Sabbath plays at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, Australia.
1981: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the Jefferson Coliseum in Birmingham, Alabama.
1984: Band Aid is founded by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-poverty efforts in Ethiopia. They record the song 'Do They Know It’s Christmas?' in Notting Hill, London at S.A.R.M. Studios, and release it four days later. Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Sting and U2 are among the 40 artists who participate. At the time, the single sells over three million copies and becomes the biggest-selling single of all time in the UK.
1988: Having successfully completed their stint in an Arizona rehab clinic, Ringo Starr returns to England with his second wife, actress Barbara Bach.
1989: Alice Cooper's 'Poison' hits #7, the rocker's first Top 40 hit in nine years.
1991: Skid Row released the single 'In A Darkened Room.'
1993: Pete’s Townshend’s musical version of Hughes’ children’s’ story 'The Iron Man' opens in London for a short run. David Thacker is the Production Director, while Anthony Castro serves as the Music Director.
1995: Alice In Chains release their self titled 3rd studio album.
1996: A statue in Montreux, Switzerland by sculptor Irena Sedlecka was erected as a tribute to Freddie Mercury. It was unveiled by Freddie’s father and Montserrat Caballé, with bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor also in attendance. The statue stands almost 10 feet (3m) high overlooking Lake Geneva.
1997: The original Zombies lineup of Rod Argent on organ, Colin Blunstone on vocals, Paul Atkinson on guitar, Chris White on bass, and Hugh Grundy on drums reunite onstage for the first time in 30 years at London's Jazz Cafe, performing two songs only: 'She's Not There' and 'Time Of The Season' to promote their new box set 'Zombie Heaven.'
1998: Spin magazine editor Craig Marks tells police that shock rocker Marilyn Manson's bodyguards pinned him against a wall and hauled him up into the air. Marks claims he was invited backstage to talk with Manson after the artist performed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Manson allegedly threatened Marks. "He said 'You know I can kill you, your family and everyone you know,'" Marks claims.
2000: A burglar breaks into Alice Cooper’s home in Paradise Valley, AZ and takes an estimated $6,500 of merchandise including several of Cooper’s gold records, and clothes and shoes belonging to one of his daughters. Cooper was out of town at the time of the burglary, but his mother and three of his children were present, although no one was harmed.
2002: Audioslave make their live debut performing a brief concert on the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC for the Late Show with David Letterman. It is also the first time a band plays on Letterman's marquee.
2003: Puddle Of Mudd release 'Life On Display.'
2003: Meat Loaf undergoes surgery in a London hospital after being diagnosed with a condition that causes an irregular heartbeat. The 52-year-old singer had collapsed on November 17th as he performed at London's Wembley Arena.
2004: John Mellencamp performs 'R.O.C.K. In The USA' and 'Walk Tall' during the Turkey Day halftime show at Detroit's Ford Field. The show's theme is: Join The Team: Millions of People Giving Back in Hundreds of Ways to Celebrate One America which promotes giving back to communities in need.
2004: Twisted Sister's Dee Snider hosts VH-1 Classic's 'A Very Classic Thanksgiving.' The guest list features ex-Monkee Davey Jones, Eddie Money, MC Hammer and Teri Nunn of Berlin.
2004: Steven Tyler visits Women's Hope substance-abuse treatment center in Dorchester, MA. His Thanksgiving Day talk is about sobriety after his own struggles with drugs and alcohol.
2007: Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow’s body was found in his Las Vegas home November 25, dead at age 52. He was believed to have died six days earlier of an accidental cocaine overdose.
2008: Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland rolls out his second solo album, 'Happy (In Galoshes).' It was co-produced by Weiland and Doug Grean with engineering assistance from Steve Albini. Making a guest appearance are No Doubt's Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young.
2008: Linkin Park releases 'Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes' CD/DVD, that documents the group's show in England, during the '08 Projekt Revolution tour.
2008: The 'Punisher: War Zone' soundtrack has Seether, Slipknot, Slayer and Rob Zombie's 'War Zone,' his first new music in three years. "I love writing music for films, rather than just throwing them an unwanted B-side or remix," says Zombie.
2008: The 14-track 'For The Troops II' with songs by 3 Doors Down and Aerosmith's Joe Perry is unfurled. The album is also distributed at U.S. military bases and military personnel are able to download the set for free.
2008: Rush's 'Snakes & Arrows Live' DVD is in stores. The three-disc set features high-definition footage from two 2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands shows and an 2008 concert in Atlanta.
2008: The book 'Runway Runaway' is in stores. The memoir by Lorelei Shellist, the former girlfriend of late Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark, recounts the musician's troubled life and untimely death. Shellist describes Clark as "haunted" and says he was "on an endless mission to self-medicate." Clark died of a drug overdose in 1991 at age 30.
2009: Linkin Park releases 'LPU 9.0: Demos,' containing nine previously unreleased tracks, including demo versions of hit songs. The album is only available to members of the Linkin Park Underground fan club.
2009: Brian May joined Freddie Mercury's 87-year-old mother Jer Bulsara in Feltham town centre, at a ceremony to unveil a plaque to the late singers memory. They were joined by over 2,000 fans from as far as Japan and Australia who descended on the Centre, in Feltham High Street in England. The plaque reads: “Freddie Mercury - musician, singer and songwriter” along with the dates he lived in Feltham, between 1964 and 1968.
2010: A restaurant fell victim to a prankster who had them make 178 pizzas by claiming they were for singer Bob Dylan and his crew. An imposter wearing a fake pass for a Dylan concert called in an Antonio's restaurant and placed the huge order worth more than $3,900. He told the owner the pizzas were for Dylan and his crew who had appeared in concert in Amherst, Massachusetts. Staff at Antonios worked until 5.30am to make the pizzas, but were left stunned when no one returned to collect the order.
2010: At a concert in Auckland, U2 honors 29 miners killed in the Pike River, New Zealand, coal mine a day earlier. During the song 'One Tree Hill,' the names of the dead miners are scrolled across the big screens onstage.
2010: Bret Michaels releases a video of his cover of Sublime's 'What I Got' as "a very special tribute to all of Bret's supportive fans." Michaels recorded the song for his 'Custom Built' album.
2011: The second Black Friday Record Store Day (named for the day after Thanksgiving shopping spree) features special releases from Soundgarden, the Black Keys, Kings Of Leon and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The day supports indie music retailers.
2011: Resistance Pro, a wrestling company founded by longtime fan Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), stages its first event at Club Excalibur in Chicago.
2011: Don DeVito, a longtime Columbia Records executive who produced the key Bob Dylan albums 'Blood on the Tracks' and 'Desire' died aged 72 after a 16-year battle with prostate cancer. DeVito had also worked with artists including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Aerosmith. DeVito started off as a guitarist touring for Al Kooper, and had his own band, The Sabres, which later broke up mid-tour. According to Columbia, DeVito was stranded in Fort Smith, Ark., when he happened to meet Johnny Cash and developed what would become a lifelong friendship; Cash would later introduce DeVito to Dylan.
2012: Led Zeppelin's 'Celebration Day,' the 2007 reunion concert, tops the iTunes chart. AC/DC, who released their entire catalog to iTunes nine days earlier, holds the #2 spot with 'Back In Black.' In addition, AC/DC sells 696,000 individual songs in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.
2012: The Rolling Stones play the first of five arena dates celebrating their 50th anniversary. The London O2 concert features appearances by former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. Due to noise ordinances the two-hour concert ends at 11:05 pm before the Stones have a chance to play '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.'
2012: Elton John dedicates his show in Beijing to Chinese political dissident and artist Ai Weiwei, saying the show is for "the spirit and talent" of Ai.
2012: A memorial fund marathon is run in honor of the late Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley is held in Seattle. The event benefits Therapeutic Health Services, which is an organization that helps to "rehabilitate individuals and heal families affected by alcohol dependence, drug dependence or mental illness."
2013: Blink-182's Tom DeLonge unfurls his first children's book, 'The Lonely Astronaut On Christmas Eve'.
2013: The Beastie Boys share an open letter with The New York Times regarding toymaker GoldieBlox's use of the song 'Girls' in a viral video ad. In a preemptive lawsuit, the toy company claimed what they did constituted fair use. Beastie Boys write they were "impressed by the creativity and the message" but the song had been used without our permission." The ad generated over eight million views. The suit is settled on March 19, 2014, with GoldieBlox issuing an apology and making a donation to charity.
2013: 'The Great Pretender,' a documentary about the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, wins the International Emmy Award for Best Arts Program at the 41st International Emmys in New York.
2013: The Beatles, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Linkin Park are among the artists on 'Songs For The Philippines,' an iTunes album to raise money for those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines. All proceeds go to the Philippine Red Cross.
2014: Drummer Shawn Drover quits Megadeth after a ten year tenure. His announcement comes a day before guitarist Chris Broderick also bails on Megadeth.
2014: Iron Maiden reissue 'Somewhere In Time' and 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' on vinyl.
2015: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules against Boston guitarist Tom Scholz in his defamation lawsuit against the Boston Herald and Micki Delp, the former wife of late singer Brad Delp. Scholz sued both parties after the newspaper printed articles which Scholz claimed could be construed as blaming him for Delp's 2007 suicide.

Nov. 26
1954: On tour, Elvis Presley sends a telegram to his parents: "Hi babies, here's the money to pay the bills, don't tell no one how much I sent I will send more next week. There is a card in the mail. Love Elvis."
1958: Johnny Cash made his debut on the US country chart when ‘Cry! Cry! Cry!’ made it to #14. His next seven singles would all make the country top 10, with ‘I Walk the Line’ and ‘There You Go’ both hitting #1.
1962: The Beatles recorded their second single ‘Please Please Me’ in 18 takes and ‘Ask Me Why’ for the flip side at EMI studio’s London. When released in the US on the Vee-Jay label, the first pressings featured a typographical error: The band's name was spelled "The Beattles".
1964: The Zombies record 'Tell Her No.'
1965: The Lovin' Spoonful release their debut album, 'Do You Believe in Magic.'
1967: The Beatles made a promotional video for their song 'Hello Goodbye,' with the video playing on The Ed Sullivan Show on this date. It was never shown at the time in the UK due to a musician's union ban on miming.
1967: The 10th date of a 16-date UK package tour with Pink Floyd playing alongside The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Move, The Nice, The Eire Apparent, The Outer Limits and Amen Corner took place at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, England. With all of the dates, there were two shows per night.
1968: Cream played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Also on the bill were Yes and Taste. The concert was filmed and released as Cream's Farewell Concert which has often been criticized for both its mediocre sound and visual effects: during Ginger Baker's drum solo, he seems to change clothes at lightning speed due to careless post-editing.
1969: The Band's eponymous second album is certified gold.
1969: John Lennon works on a Beatles song for the last time when he mixes the song 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' at Abbey Road Studios. The song was used as the B-side of their 'Let It Be' single.
1969: Pink Floyd and Mouseproof appeared at The Civic Hall in Dunstable, England, with tickets priced 14 shillings, ($1.68).
1971: Yes release their 4th studio album, 'Fragile.'
1971: The Allman Brothers Band played at the Ritz Theater in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
1972: The Grateful Dead performed at the Civic Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas.
1973: The New York Dolls made their live UK debut at Biba's Rainbow Room in London.
1973: Badfinger release their 4th and last album, 'Ass.'
1974: Led Zeppelin spend their time rehearsing at London’s Livewire Theatre while they wait for the release of 'Physical Graffiti.' The record company was holding up the album’s release due to its complicated cutout sleeve.
1975: Slade, Gary Glitter, Leo Sayer and The Troggs all appeared live on UK TV pop show 'Supersonic.'
1975: During a UK tour Queen played two shows at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester.
1976: Kevin Godley and Lol Creme left 10cc to work as a duo and concentrate on other projects including developing 'The Gizmo,' a device used to make neo-orchestral sounds on a guitar. Godley and Creme also become successful video directors during the ’80s, creating videos for groups including Ultravox, The Police, Duran Duran, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and Wang Chung, as well as directing the ground-breaking promo for their own 'Cry' in 1985.
1976: Sex Pistols release the ‘Anarchy in the UK’ single. Originally issued in a plain black sleeve, the single was the only Sex Pistols recording released by EMI, and reached #38 on the UK Singles Chart, before EMI dropped the group in January 1977.
1977: Yes performed at Antwerpen Sportspaleis in Antwerp, Belgium.
1978: Styx played at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
1979: Fleetwood Mac kicked off their tour in support of 'Tusk' at the Mini Dome at Idaho State University in Pocatello.
1979: Bob Dylan’s all-gospel show gets an angry reaction in Tempe, Ariz. Dylan himself spends most of his time onstage berating the audience and then refuses to play an encore.
1979: Bill Haley, on what would be his last tour of the UK, plays for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Command Performance in London, .
1980: Motorhead play the first of four shows at London's Hammersmith Odeon Theatre. Performances from this show and subsequent ones are compiled into the classic 'No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith.'
1980: The movie 'Rockshow,' a documentary of Paul McCartney's 1976 'Wings Over America' tour, premieres in New York.
1980: The Allman Brothers Band performed at Jefferson Coliseum in Birmingham, Alabama.
1982: Van Halen plays at the River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1982: Aerosmith appeared at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1983: Asia peaked at #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'The Smile Has Left Your Eyes' which would be their last top 40 single.
1983: John Cougar announces he's John Cougar Mellencamp. He always hated his stage name (given to him by a one-time manager). Soon the made-up Cougar moniker is dropped completely. Mellencamp's 'Crumblin' Down' single peaks at #9 in the U.S.
1983: Quiet Riot’s 'Metal Health' album reaches #1. It became the first Heavy Metal album to reach #1 on the Billboard charts.
1985: Starship's 'We Built This City" is #1. It was written by Martin Page and Elton John's songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin. The song beats out Glenn Frey's 'You Belong To The City.'
1988: ‘Hysteria’ by Def Leppard logs its 62nd week in US Top 10, the fifth longest run for 25 years.
1988: U2 peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Desire' which was their third top ten single in the U.S.
1988: Russian cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 7 took a cassette copy of the latest Pink Floyd album 'Delicate Sound Of Thunder' into space and played it in orbit, making Pink Floyd the first rock band to be played in space. David Gilmour and Nick Mason both attended the launch of the spacecraft.
1989: The Rolling Stones played a concert at Death Valley Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Hugo.
1989: MTV's Unplugged series premieres with an episode featuring Squeeze. Jules Shear hosted the first season.
1990: The inaugural Billboard Music Awards were held in Santa Monica, California.
1994: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their live album 'No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded' which went on to go Platinum in the U.S.
1994: The Eagles 'Eagles Hell Freezes Over' is the #1 album in the US. It has a two week run at #1. The album name is in reference to a quote by Don Henley after the band's breakup in 1980; he commented that the band would play together again "when Hell freezes over."
2000: The Beatles go to #1 on the US album chart with 'Beatles 1.' The album includes virtually every number-one single released from 1962 to 1970. Issued on the 30th anniversary of the band's break-up, it was their first compilation available on one CD. The world's best-selling album of the 21st century, '1' has sold over 31 million copies.
2001: Elton John appears on the show 'Ally McBeal' in the 'I Want Love' episode.
2001: At the Queen's Royal Command Performance in London, Elton John, Cher and Donny Osmond perform.
2002: Actor and major Elvis fan Nicolas Cage divorces Lisa Marie Presley after less than four months, citing "irreconcilable differences."
2002: Sum 41 release their 'Does This Look Infected' album.
2006: Yoko Ono takes out a full-page ad in Sunday's edition of The New York Times calling for a day of healing worldwide on the anniversary of the death of her husband, John Lennon.
2006: A limited-edition series of signature Lyon by Washburn electric guitars modeled after instruments played by KISS' Paul Stanley and Weezer's Brian Bell (among others), go on sale exclusively at Target stores. Each guitar is hand-signed, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity and a box featuring photos of the guitarist.
2007: The White Stripes' video for 'Conquest' premieres on MTV. Jack White took bullfighting lessons for his role in the clip.
2007: A limited number of Takamine acoustic guitars signed by the Eagles are sold exclusively at Samsclub.com. The $2,500 guitars raise money for the Walden Woods Project, an organization founded by drummer/vocalist Don Henley to help preserve the site treasured by environmentalist Henry David Thoreau. "The sale of these autographed guitars...will (help) educate and motivate the next generation of conservationists," says Henley.
2007: 'The Songs In The Key of Hope' benefit concert paying tribute to the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller takes place in New York. The event raises money for the Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation. Leiber and Stoller penned the '50's classics, 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Hound Dog' and 'Stand By Me.'
2008: Atlantic Records becomes the first major label whose digital sales have surpassed its CD sales. Downloads of music and ringtones now account for more than half of Atlantic's US sales.
2008: Guns N' Roses' 'Chinese Democracy' album fails to achieve massive first-week sales numbers, and Axl Rose points the finger at Dr Pepper for not having honored its promise made back in March 2008, when the soda company had offered everybody in the US a free can of soda if Guns N' Roses released in 2008 the album which had been announced by Axl Rose for many years.
2009: 'Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City' is the title of a one-hour ABC special airing on Thanksgiving night.
2010: Liam Gallagher (Oasis/Beady Eye) promotes his clothing line, Pretty Green, during a club event at London's HMV's Relentless Garage. There are performances by Liam's brother Paul and Oasis' Andy Bell.
2010: Record Store Day launches a Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving shopping spree) edition. Metallica, U2, Soundgarden and the Black Keys issue special albums. Record Store Day, founded in 2007, is designed to help boost sales at independent record stores.
2010: Metallica released the album 'Live At Grimey's,' as part of Record Store Day Black Friday.
2012: Adler, named after original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, issue their debut album, 'Back From The Dead.' The album features guest appearances by Adler's former Guns N Roses bandmate Slash and Rob Zombie/ex-Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5.
2012: The Black Keys and their producer, Danger Mouse, settle a lawsuit filed in L.A. earlier in the year against Pizza Hut for copyright infringement over the misuse of two 'El Camino' tracks 'Gold On The Ceiling' and 'Lonely Boy' in a commercial. The settlement details are kept private.
2013: Black Sabbath released the album 'Live...Gathered In Their Masses.'
2013: Bon Jovi appear at charity concert organized by Prince William at Kensington Palace to benefit the Centerpoint charity, which aids homeless young people.
2014: Guitarist Chris Broderick leaves Megadeth after a seven year run. His announcement comes a day after drummer Shawn Drover announced his departure.
2014: Creed frontman Scott Stapp releases a Facebook video telling fans that he is currently homeless. He says an audit revealed money had been stolen from him and royalties had not been paid. Stapp's wife, Jacklyn, who recently filed for divorce, disagrees claiming Stapp is using drugs and that he threatened to kill himself and hurt his family.

Nov. 27
1942: Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle with the moniker Johnny Allen Hendrix. Four years later, Jimi's dad changes his son's name to James Marshall.
1957: The Crickets (Buddy Holly) debut album, 'The "Chirping" Crickets' is released.
1961: Neil Christian and the Crusaders, featuring a young Jimmy Page on guitar, played a concert at Holloway Women’s Prison in London, England. The inmates were all dressed in washed out yellow, green, blue and red faded floral print dresses and wore homemade mascara, using the charcoal from burnt matches.
1962: The Beatles recorded their first BBC radio session at the BBC Paris studio on Regent Street in London. They played 'Twist and Shout,' 'Love Me Do' and 'P.S. I Love You.' The tracks were aired on the BBC Light Program 'Talent Spot.'
1964: 'I Feel Fine,' by The Beatles drops in the U.K. The song is one of the first, if not the first, to incorporate feedback.They also perform on the British TV show 'Ready Steady Go!'
1964: Mick Jagger was fined £16 for driving offenses by a court in Tettenhall, Staffs. His solicitor told the court: "The Duke of Marlborough had longer hair than my client and he won some famous battles. His hair was powdered, I think because of fleas. My client has no fleas."
1965: The Who’s My Generation' reaches its UK peak at #2, being beaten out of first place by The Seekers’ 'The Carnival Is Over.' The Who also play the London School of Economics.
1965: Author Ken Kesey and his band of "Merry Pranksters" hold the first "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" in San Francisco.
1965: The Beach Boys 'The Little Girl I Once Knew' b/w 'There's No Other (Like My Baby)' 45 single is released.
1965: Lovin' Spoonful release 'You Didn't Have To Be So Nice.'
1967: Beatles release ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ in the U.S.
1967: The Beatles 'Hello Goodbye' b/w 'I Am The Walrus' 45 single is released.
1967: The 16-date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice, The Outer Limits, The Eire Apparent and Amen Corner played two shows at the Whitla Hall, Queens College in Belfast. It was Jimi's 25th birthday and before the shows the guitarist was given a birthday cake by the promoters This was to be the only concert that The Jimi Hendrix Experience ever played in Ireland.
1968: Pink Floyd performed at Keele University in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England.
1968: Steppenwolf's self-titled debut album reaches gold record status. It contains 'Born To Be Wild,' 'The Pusher' and the Chuck Berry influenced 'Berry Rides Again.'
1969: The Rolling Stones played the first of four shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The group played to 55,000 fans over the four nights grossing over $100,000. The first two shows were recorded for 'Get Yer Ya Yas Out.’ Ike and Tina Turner were the supporting act, and a “very drunk, very stoned” Janis Joplin join Tina onstage for a duet during their performance.
1969: Celebrating his 27th (and last) birthday, Jimi Hendrix sees The Rolling Stones perform in Madison Square Garden.
1970: The Kinks 8th studio album, 'Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One' is released.
1970: George Harrison released 'All Things Must Pass.' The triple album included a number of songs that were left over from Beatle sessions. It would go on to be certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA, making it the best selling album by a solo Beatle.
1970: Black Sabbath, Cactus and Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) all appeared at the Sunshine In, Asbury Park in New Jersey. All three acts played two shows, with tickets costing $5.00.
1971: 'Led Zeppelin IV' enters the Billboard albums chart at #36. Jimmy Page remembers, “We all had a good laugh when the record went into the charts and they had to reproduce the symbols instead of a conventional title.”
1971: Alice Cooper releases his 4th studio album, 'Killer.'
1974: George Harrison performed at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.
1975: Rush appeared at the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
1976: Rod Stewart played the first night of a UK tour at Belle Vue Kings Hall in Manchester.
1976: Queen release the 'Somebody To Love' single.
1977: Yes performed at Stadthalle in Bremmen, Germany.
1978: Genesis appeared at Shinjuku Kosei Nenkin Hall in Tokyo.
1979: Aerosmith played at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1980: ZZ Top performed at Municipal Auditorium in Mobile, Alabama.
1981: Before Napster, there was the dual-cassette recorder. In an effort to stop people from making copies of tapes, ads run in the British press saying, "Home taping is wiping out music." The Boomtown Rats, 10cc, Elton John and Cliff Richard all backed the campaign.
1981: The Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead cancel a show at Orlando’s Tangerine Bowl because only 10,000 tickets have been sold to the 60,000-seat arena.
1982: The Grateful Dead and the Beach Boys play the Jamaica World Music Festival in Montego Bay.
1982: Ozzy Osbourne's live album 'Speak Of The Devil' hits stores, his third solo release.
1985: Megadeth and Wendy O. Williams opened for Motorhead at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.
1986: Bon Jovi hit #1 on the US singles chart with 'You Give Love A Bad Name.' It peaked at #14 in the UK. The song was released as the first single from the album 'Slippery When Wet,' in 2009, and it was named the 20th-greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.
1987: W.A.S.P. release their 1st live album, 'Live...In the Raw.'
1987: Dokken released the album 'Back For The Attack.'
1991: Nirvana's 'Nevermind' album goes platinum.
1991: Freddie Mercury's funeral service was conducted by a Zoroastrian priest in front of 35 of his close friends and family, with Elton John and the remaining members of Queen among those in attendance. Mercury was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery in West London, England. At Mercury's request, his longtime companion Mary Austin takes his ashes - she has never disclosed their location.
1994: Rod Stewart and The Faces appeared at The Odeon in Lewisham in London. Paul and Linda McCartney both joined the band on stage for a few numbers.
1995: The Beatles’ 'Anthology I' sets a first week sales record, selling 1.2 million copies.
1997: A disturbed rock fan brought the funeral of INXS singer Michael Hutchence to a standstill when he tried to launch himself from a 20 ft. high balcony with a cord around his neck. He was removed by police and taken away to a psychiatric unit.
1999: Influential independent rock icons Pavement announce that they have broken up. During their show at London's Brixton Academy, bandmember Stephen Malkmus tells the crowd that the show will be the band's last.
2000: Having been found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos' Cesar Rosas, Gabriel Gomez, the victim's half-brother, leads police to a shallow grave in a nearby canyon. Dental records are used to ID Rosas body.
2003: Figures released by The Rolling Stones showed that the band had grossed $280 million from their 2002 '40 Licks World Tour.' The report also showed they had made over $1 billion from 1989-2002 from royalties, album sales and tour revenue.
2005: Multimillionaire defence contractor David H. Brooks booked New York’s Rainbow Rooms and his daughter Elizabeth’s favorite acts for her ‘bat mitzvah’ coming-of-age celebration. The stars who appeared included Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Stevie Nicks and 50 Cent. The party cost an estimated $10 million, including the price of corporate jets to ferry the performers to and from the venue. Two years later Brooks was arrested for embezzling millions from his company DHB Industries.
2006: Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson announce they are getting divorced less than four months after they were maried. Both parties cite "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their separation. The couple were officially married in Beverly Hills, CA, but also held three other ceremonies celebrating their nuptials.
2006: The Rolling Stones' 'A Bigger Bang' world tour is #1 all-time, according to Billboard magazine's Boxscore monitor. It grossed $437 million putting it ahead of U2's 'Vertigo' tour, which earned approximately $377 million.
2007: Sebastian Bach releases his first solo album in seven years. 'Angel Down' features Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose on three tracks.
2007: Incubus releases 'Look Alive.' The DVD has 17 performances filmed during the band's Light Grenades Tour. There's also behind-the-scenes footage.
2007: David Bowie's 'Outside'('95), 'Earthling' ('97), 'Hours' ('99),'"Heathen' ('02) and 'Reality' ('03) albums are released as a box set. There's also a bonus disc of rarities (like a cover of the Kinks 'Waterloo Sunset'), B-sides and remixes.
2007: The first of seven CDs in the 'Ultimate Grammy Collection' is available. The discs celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grammy Awards.
2007: KISS bassist-singer Gene Simmons gets roasted in L.A. Comedians and celebrities take part in his charity event and hold nothing back.
2008: Bono's (Red) campaign launches an anti-AIDS initiative with Starbucks. A percentage of money raised by sales of select Starbucks drinks benefit the (Red)-supported Global Fund's fight AIDS in Africa.
2008: Linkin Park sells their rarities collection 'Songs From The Underground' exclusively through Best Buy outlets. The limited-edition CD, previously available only to members of the LP Underground fan club, includes a live version of frontman Chester Bennington singing the Temple Of The Dog classic 'Hunger Strike' with Chris Cornell.
2011: Jimi Hendrix is named the greatest Rock guitarist ever by a panel convened by Rolling Stone magazine. Following Hendrix are Brits Eric Clapton (Cream, solo), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) and Jeff Beck (Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group, solo). Then come the Americans led by B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen) and Duane Allman (Allman Brothers Band) in that order. The Who's Pete Townshend rounds out the Top 10.
2011: Ken Russell, who directed the film version of The Who's 'Tommy,' dies after a series of strokes.
2012: Jimi Hendrix's favorite guitar is auctioned in London on what would have been his 70th birthday. The black Fender Stratocaster, played at the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, sells at auction 237,000 pounds (approx. $380,000 US).
2012: Liam Gallagher's (Oasis/Beady Eye) Pretty Green clothing line officially takes a no-fur stance and requests addition to PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) list of no-fur brands.
2013: Five Finger Death Punch score their second Top 5 album in four months with 'The Wrong Side of Heaven And The Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2.' The album enters the Billboard Top 200 album chart at #2. 'Vol. 1' also landed in the Top 5.
2014: KISS appear in the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade surrounded by 600 cheerleaders. They lip-synch a version of 'Rock And Roll All Nite.'
2015: Stone Sour issue 'Straight Outta Burbank' as part of Record Store Day's annual Black Friday. The covers EP has a rendition of the Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter' with guest vocals by Halestorm's Lzzy Hale. Megadeth offer a 12-inch single of their latest track, 'The Threat Is Real.'
2015: Bring Me The Horizon's song 'Throne,' off their album 'That's The Spirit,' is #1 on the Active Rock Radio chart, replacing Breaking Benjamin's 'Angels Fall.' It's the U.K. band's first #1 song on the chart.

Nov. 28
1960: Elvis Presley's 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' hits #1. It had a six week run at #1 and included a spoken passage loosely based on Shakespeare.
1962: The Beatles performed two evening shows: the first at The Cavern Club in Liverpool and the second at the 527 Club in Liverpool. The 527 Club show was a dance for the staff of Lewis Department Store in Liverpool, held on the top floor of the store.
1963: 'She Loves You' by The Beatles returned to #1 for the second time on the UK singles chart.
1964: The Kinks peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'You Really Got Me' which was their first top ten single in the U.S.
1964: The Shangri-Las went to #1 on the singles chart with the teen death song 'Leader Of The Pack.'
1966: The Monkees' 'I'm A Believer' is certified gold.
1967: The Beatles' Fifth Christmas Record is released. It was their last fan club record as a group. The Beatles Christmas records were spoken word and musical messages on a flexi-disc for fan club members in the U.S. and U.K.
1968: On their first North American tour, Deep Purple play the first of four nights at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, California.
1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear at the Marylebone Magistrates' Court in London, to answer charges of cannabis resin posession. Lennon pleads guilty and is fined 150 pounds and 20 guineas.
1969: The Rolling Stones release 'Let It Bleed.'
1969: Johnny Winter's 'Johnny B. Goode' b/w 'I'm Not Sure' 45 single is released.
1969: Pink Floyd performed at the Brunel University Arts Festival Weekend at Refrectory Hall, Brunel University in Uxbridge, England.
1969: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young played at Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, Texas.
1969: Ringo Starr records tracks for his 'Sentimental Journey' LP.
1970: Dave Edmunds was at #1 on the singles chart with his version of the 1955 Smiley Lewis hit 'I Hear You Knocking.' Also the first release on the new MAM record label.
1970: The Who play Lanchester Polytechnic in Coventry. The Who plan to leave on a high note but after cutting down Tommy and losing 'Summertime Blues,' and 'Shakin’ All Over,' they realize they’ve only played 45 minutes. Pete Townshend later declares the show a “disaster.”
1970: Bob Dylan’s 11th studio album 'New Morning' was on the UK charts, his sixth UK #1. The album featured 'If Not For You,' which was recorded by both George Harrison on his 1970 album 'All Things Must Pass,' and became the title track for Olivia Newton-John’s 1971 debut album.
1970: George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord' single is released.
1970: Elton John releases his breakthrough 'Your Song' single.
1970: Slade release their 2nd album, 'Play It Loud.'
1971: Rory Gallagher's 2nd solo album, 'Deuce' is released.
1971: Pink Floyd perform at Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
1971: The Who played at Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee. Keith Moon caused $1400 worth of damage to his hotel room.
1972: Genesis appeared at Imperial College in London.
1973: Lynyrd Skynyrd played at St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, Missouri.
1973: Alice Cooper's 'Teenage Lament '74' b/w 'Hard Hearted Alice' 45 single is released.
1974: Yes release their 7th studio album, 'Relayer.'
1974: John Lennon joined Elton John onstage at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Lennon promised Elton after the two recorded 'Whatever Gets You Thru The Night,' that if the song hit #1, he would appear on stage with him. The two sang their hit as well as The Beatles' 'I Saw Her Standing There.' Backstage at the show wife Yoko Ono meets back up with John, ending the 18-month separation from her, known as the "Lost Weekend." This was John Lennon's last appearance on stage in a public concert.
1974: Eric Clapton played at Friedrich-Ebert Halle IN Ludwigshafen, Germany.
1975: Rush played at the Civic Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
1976: The Sex Pistols appeared on BBC TV’s 'Nationwide' and ITV’s 'London Weekend Show.'
1977: 'Elvis: the Musical,' starring Shakin' Stevens, opens in London.
1977: Yes performed at Deutschlandhalle in West Berlin, Germany.
1978: Bob Dylan headlined at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Mississippi.
1978: The Blues Brothers released their debut album 'Briefcase Full of Blues.' The album hit #1 on the Billboard 200 and went double platinum. Two singles were released, 'Rubber Biscuit.' which reached #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 'Soul Man,' which reached #14.
1979: Iron Maiden signed with EMI Records. Earlier in the month they recorded two songs for the compilation Metal For Muthas released by the same label.
1979: Ringo Starr’s home in Los Angeles, which he rented from Harry Nilsson caught fire. Nobody was injured, but many of Starr’s Beatles momentos were lost in the fire.
1979: Aerosmith played at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
1980: The Grateful Dead performed at the Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida.
1980: The Alan Parsons Project's 'The Turn of a Friendly Card' album is released
1981: Foreigner's ballad 'Waiting For A Girl Like You' stalls at #2 on the U.S. chart. It's kept out of the top spot by Olivia Newton-John's 'Physical.'
1984: Prince releases the 'I Would Die 4 U' single.
1987: R.E.M. get their first Top 10 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘The One I Love.’
1987: David Bowie played the second of four sold-out nights during his 'Glass Spider Tou'r in Australia and New Zealand at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne.
1987: Metallica released video compilation of their late bass player Cliff Burton called 'Cliff Em All.'
1990: Law enforcement officials in Los Angeles decide there isn’t enough evidence to prosecute Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose for assault in connection with a dispute involving his neighbor. The neighbor claims that Rose hit her over the head with an empty wine bottle.
1991: Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin leaves the band and is replaced by Gilby Clarke.
1991: Nirvana recorded a performance for BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops in London. When asked to lip-sync 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' to a pre-recorded tape Kurt Cobain protested by singing an octave lower (he later confirmed he was imitating Morrissey from The Smiths), and attempted to eat his microphone at one point. He also changed some of the lyrics, exchanging the opening line "load up on guns, bring your friends," for "load up on drugs, kill your friends."
1993: Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton died in a car accident in Santa Ynez, California. He was 47. Both he and his brother Dennis, also known as Mars Bonfire, changed their surnames to Edmonton in the 1960s. Bonfire wrote the Steppenwolf hit 'Born To Be Wild.' Edmonton married former Steppenwolf bandmate Andy Chapin’s widow in the 1980's and has been called one of the most underrated drummers in rock.
1999: Rage Against The Machine were at #1 on the US album chart with ‘The Battle Of Los Angeles’ the bands second US #1.
2002: Original drummer with Oasis, Tony McCarroll fails in a bid to sue the group's lawyers after he was sacked because he took too long to file his claim. Judge Justice Gray, at the High Court in London, told McCarroll his case could not proceed because he had brought his claim outside of the six-year time limit.
2004: Metallica played the last show on their 137-date ‘Madly in Anger with the World Tour’ at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. It became the fourth-highest grossing tour of 2004, reaping $60,500,000 in ticket sales.
2004: Everything is up for bid these days including a lunch with Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) on his private plane. It's part of the People for the American Way`s annual eBay Celebrity Auction. Memorabilia donated by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Linkin Park, Offspring and Pearl Jam are also on the block.
2005: During Pearl Jam’s concert at the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Ramones drummer Marky Ramone joined them onstage for a rendition of The Ramones’ 'I Believe in Miracles.'
2005: KoRn perform a five-song set to a crowd of European contest winners and U.S. soldiers during a trans-Atlantic flight from London to New York. Vocalist Jonathan Davis sings through the plane's PA system. The contest winners and soldiers attend a New York show to promote KoRn's 'See You On The Other Side' album.
2005: Audioslave's Chris Cornell files a lawsuit against his ex-wife and the manager of his previous group Soundgarden. The lawsuit charges Susan Silver with conspiring to divert the singer's earnings to his former bandmates, an action that apparently emanates, at least in part, "from the dissolution of their personal relationship." Cornell is seeking more than $1 million in damages.
2005: 100 previously unseen photographs taken at a 1972 Led Zeppelin concert in Sydney are on display for two days at the Lismore Regional Gallery in Lismore, Australia.
2006: Pamela Anderson filed for divorce from Kid Rock after just four months of marriage. In a statement on her website the 39-year-old confirmed she had split from Rock.
2006: Incubus release their 'Light Grenades' album. It's the band's first studio effort since 2004's 'A Crow Left Of The Murder,' contains 13-tracks featuring the single 'Anna Molly.'
2007: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and his former wife Donna D'Errico reach a settlement in their divorce case. Sixx and the ex-Baywatch actress were married for 10 years.
2008: It's AC/DC Day in Vancouver, B.C. The mayor's proclamation coincides with the group's show in the city, a stop on their North American tour.
2009: 'I Will Not Bow,' by Breaking Benjamin hits #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs Chart.
2010: Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are named the top feud in the history of Rock by Rolling Stone magazine. At #2 are Simon & Garfunkel, followed by Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey and The Kinks Ray and Dave Davies. Most of the major feuds are between the lead singer and guitarist. The legendary John Lennon - Paul McCartney - George Harrison rift (Ringo Starr was always the peacemaker) is #6.
2010: 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' has its first Broadway preview. With a score composed by U2's Bono and The Edge, the long delayed, high tech show, the most expensive in Broadway history ($65 million), has several glitches and receives generally negative reviews.
2010: Guitarist Randy Bachman and bassist Fred Turner, formerly of Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO), perform before 63,000 Canadian football fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton during the halftime show of the 98th CFL Grey Cup.
2012: Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion concert, 'Celebration Day,' debuts at #9 on the Billboard 200 chart with opening week sales of 101,000 copies. It is Led Zeppelin's 13th Top 10 album.
2013: Joan Jett appears at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Even after getting bounced from the South Dakota float, due to her pro-vegetarianism stance, Jett still performs.
2013: It was reported that George Harrison's sister was living in a pre-fabricated home and "struggling for money" since her allowance from The Beatles star's estate was cut off about a year after he died. 82-year-old Louise Harrison admitted that she had no access to her brother's multi-million dollar fortune and was cash-poor living in rural Missouri. She never challenged her brother's estate, adding "I don't care about the money, it's been over ten years and I haven't made any ripples."
2014: AC/DC release their 17th studio album, 'Rock Or Bust.'
2014: The Black Friday edition of Record Store Day includes Metallica's limited-edition 12-inch vinyl of 'Lords Of Summer' and Judas Priest's expanded edition of their 2014 album 'Redeemer Of Souls.'
2015: Slash performs the National Anthem with the USC marching band prior to the school's football game against UCLA.
2015: Frontman Dee Snider explains why Twisted Sister allowed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump the use of their 1984 hit 'We're Not Gonna Take It' on the campaign trail. "(The song) is about rebellion, speaking your mind and fighting the system," says Snider. "If anybody's doing that, (Trump) sure is." Snider adds that his own beliefs strongly differ from Trump's.

Nov. 29
1959: The Grammy Awards show is televised nationally for the first time.
1959: Bobby Darin wins the Best New Artist Grammy and also takes the award for Record of the Year for 'Mack The Knife.'
1962: The Beatles record their first U.K. #1 (on some charts it only reaches #2), "Please Please Me" at Abbey Road Studios in London.
1963: The Beatles chalk up another U.K. success with the release of 'I Want To Hold Your Hand.' There are 700,000 advance orders with sales surpassing a million after only a few days.
1965: Colorado Governor John A. Love declared a Rolling Stones day throughout the State as The Stones appeared at The Denver Coliseum in Colorado
1966: The Beatles record 'Strawberry Fields Forever.'
1966: Elvis Presley hears Tom Jones' version of 'Green Green Grass Of Home' on the radio just outside Little Rock, and calls the radio station to hear it several times. Elvis would eventually cover the song.
1967: Bob Dylan completes work on John Wesley Harding, his first album since his 1966 motorcycle accident.
1968: Pink Floyd performed at the Hanover Lounge, Bedford College, in Regents Park, London.
1968: John Lennon is fined $360 in a London court. The judge believes John's explanation that he no longer uses marijuana and had merely forgotten about the stash. Wife Yoko Ono is entirely cleared of charges. Lennon is the first Beatle to be charged with such a crime.
1968: John Lennon releases his first solo album, 'Unfinished Music No. 1 – Two Virgins.' The record is sold in a plain brown wrapper due to its controversial cover photo of a naked Lennon and Yoko Ono.
1968: The Who releases 'The Who Sell Out.'
1969: The Beatles nail a two-sided #1 with John Lennon's 'Come Together' and George Harrison's 'Something.' Both songs are on 'Abbey Road.' It became the group's 18th U.S. #1. Lennon was inspired by Timothy Leary's campaign for governor of California titled "Come together, join the party" against Ronald Reagan giving him the idea for the track. 'Something' was the first Beatles song written by George Harrison to appear as an A-side.
1970: Pink Floyd appeared at the Circus Crone in Munich, Germany.
1971: Pink Floyd release the 7″ single 'One Of These Days'/'Fearless' in the U.S.
1975: During a UK tour Queen appeared at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.
1975: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen began a nine week run at #1 on the U.K. Singles Chart. At the time of its release it received mixed reviews, but it later went on to become one of the most revered singles in popular music history.
1976: ZZ Top release their 5th studio album, 'Tejas.'
1976: Lancaster local council cancelled the Sex Pistols gig at Lancaster Poly, England. The reason was given in a statement by the council saying, “We don’t want that sort of filth (The Sex Pistols) in the town limits.”
1977: 'KISS Alive II' is released.
1977: Kansas goes platinum with 'Point Of No Return.' It went on to sell four million copies in the U.S.
1977: Epic Records East Coast A&R Director Bruce Harris writes a letter to Punk aficionado Paul Dougherty stating that he feels the Sex Pistols are superior to and will be more profitable to the label than The Clash. And as a result 'The Clash,' later considered a brilliant debut, sits on the shelf for two years before finally becoming available in the U.S.
1978: Neil Young's 'Comes A Time' goes gold.
1978: The Rolling Stones 'Shattered' b/w 'Everything Is Turning To Gold' 45 single is released.
1979: Paul Simon hits his record label, CBS, with two lawsuits in an attempt to break his contract.
1979: The 4 original members of KISS perform for what they think will be the last time together. However, they reunite in 1996 for a tour in full makeup.
1980: John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 'Double Fantasy' album was released. Though initially poorly received, the album is notable for its association with Lennon's murder three weeks after its release. It then became a worldwide commercial success, and went on to win the 1981 Album of the Year at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards.
1982: Metallica performed their first headlining concert in San Francisco at the Old Waldorf, where they would relocate to the following February. The opening act was Exodus, which featured guitarist Kirk Hammett who joined Metallica the following April after firing Dave Mustaine, who later went on to form Megadeth.
1986: Bon Jovi's ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’ is the #1 US Single.
1984: Deep Purple release 'Perfect Strangers.'
1985: KISS’ 91-date North American 'Asylum' Tour begins in Little Rock, AK.
1986: Bruce Springsteen enters US album chart at #1 with ‘Live 75-85′ boxed set – only the 4th album and first box set ever to go into chart at the top spot.
1988: Guns N' Roses release their 2nd studio album, 'G N' R Lies.'
1992: U2′s first TV special, called 'U2′s Zoo TV Outside Broadcast,' is shown on Fox-TV. It was directed by famed music video director Kevin Godley.
1993: Motorhead release their 11th studio album, 'Bastards.'
1995: Sammy Hagar married model Kari Karte at Mt. Tamalpais right outside of San Francisco. It was Hagar’s second marriage & they remain married to this day.
1997: Ozzy Osbourne's career retrospective 'The Ozzman Cometh' peaks at #13 in the U.S.
1997: 'Perfect Day' performed by various artists including Elton John, Bono, Tom Jones & David Bowie went to #1 on the UK singles chart. Originally written and recorded in 1973 by Lou Reed, this new collaboration of 29 major artists was a fund raiser for the BBC Children In Need charity.
1999: American singer and bandleader Curtis Knight died at the age of 54. Jimi Hendrix had been a member of his band in the 1960's. Though Hendrix wasn't in the group very long, he was featured on over 60 songs, 26 studio and 35 live recordings some of which have been released on record.
2000: Chuck Berry's longtime piano player, Johnnie Johnson, sues the rock legend, alleging that he wrote the music for 52 of Berry's classics. The suit is thrown out by a judge who rules that the statute of limitations has run out on any claims.
2000: U2's Larry Mullen came to the rescue of motorcyclist who had been involved in an accident. Larry was driving home when he saw the motorcyclist who had crashed and stopped to call for help on his phone and then waited for the ambulance to arrive.
2001: Former Beatle George Harrison passes away of cancer at the age of 58. His final hours are spent with his wife, son, and musician Ravi Shankar at his side. He is cremated and his ashes are scattered over the Ganges River.
2003: Bono, Queen, and Peter Gabriel are among the performers for a crowd of 40,000+ at Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. They help raise money for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign to raise AIDS awareness in Africa.
2004: Band Aid's updated version of 'Do They Know It`s Christmas?' comes out. The band includes Paul McCartney, U2's Bono and Chris Martin of Coldplay. Band Aid's Bob Geldof and Midge Ure hope to raise public awareness and funds for famine victims in the Darfur region of Sudan. 'Do They Know It's Christmas' originally came out in 1984.
2004: Green Day release the second single from the 'American Idiot' album. 'Boulevard Of Broken Dreams' hits #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart, Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks.
2005: An acoustic guitar owned by the Staind's frontman, Aaron Lewis, gets a bid of $4,850 on an eBay charity auction to benefit the Longmeadow Educational Excellence Foundation. "I can't believe it got that much," says Lewis who presents the autographed guitar to Kelly Duluoz of Kent, WA. "I'm starting to think about selling all my guitars for that kinda money," claims Lewis."
2005: System Of A Down hit #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart with 'Hypnotize,' the second half of their two-part 'Mezmerize/Hypnotize' set. It sells more than 320,000 copies in its first week out. Six months earlier, 'Mezmerize' also made its debut at #1.
2005: BMI presents Steve Winwood with its prestigious BMI Icon honor at the performance-rights organization's annual London Awards.
2005: Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, Queen's Brian May and ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, autograph playing cards for an auction to raise funds for the London-based Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
2005: Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and members of Iron Maiden attend a benefit party at London's Hard Rock Cafe for ailing ex-Maiden drummer Clive Burr. The drum kit Burr used on Maiden's 1982 tour is added to the Hard Rock's collection of rock memorabilia. The Cafe donates more than $17,000 to aid Burr in his battle against multiple sclerosis.
2006: Three Days Grace's Three Days to Change Tour lands at Toronto's Center for Addiction and Mental Health, the facility that helped frontman Adam Gontier kick his own addictions a year-and-a-half earlier. The band appears various rehab centers and shelters, performing and leading Q&A sessions during their tour.
2006: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong posts an open letter urging fans to write President George W. Bush regarding the United States' growing energy crisis. Green Day and the Natural Resources Defense Council launch the Move America Beyond Oil campaign, that promotes clean, renewable energy.
2006: AFI is voted Best Vegetarian Band in the peta2's (the animal rights group) inaugural Libby Awards. Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor is named Best New Fur Foe. PETA lobbies against the use of animals for food or clothing.
2006: A two-day auction begins on items that belonged to the late founding Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett. Among the items on the block at the fine-art sale in Cambridge is Barrett's own never-before-seen artwork, some signed by the musician, two hand-painted bicycles, homemade speakers and a classical guitar. Ten paintings sell for more than $100,000 while the auction raises $200,000. A portion funds "educational development" in the art world.
2006: A DVD from a February benefit concert honoring James Taylor with performances by Bruce Springsteen, David Crosby, Jackson Browne and Sting airs on PBS TV. Taylor was named the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year.
2007: Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle, a convicted sex offender, was arrested for failing to properly register a new permanent address. The 59-year-old had pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges of attempted capital sexual battery by an adult on a victim younger than 12 and being principal to lewd and lascivious behavior on a child younger than 16. He was sentenced to eight years of probation. He later alleged he plead guilty to save the girls (his ex-girlfriend’s daughters) from testifying at trial. Both daughters now support him fully and claim the charges were bogus. He is currently writing a biopic called 'Free Bird' about the 1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd plane clash; he was one of the survivors.
2007: During a Christies Rock & Roll auction held the Rockefeller Plaza, New York City a collection of 276 ticket stubs compiled by a rock journalist who covered many rock concerts at New York City venues sold for $2,000. The tickets included concerts by: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen.
2007: Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh (Eagles) perform at the 10th annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit in New York. The pair play their solo stuff plus Eagles tunes. Proceeds go to the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.
2008: Jackson Browne headlines a concert in Santa Monica, CA. to raise money for hurricane relief in the Gulf Coast, Haiti and Cuba.
2010: Metallica's four sold-out shows at Sydney's Acer Arena, the largest indoor arena in the country, sets an Australian record with the group selling 74,244 tickets.
2010: Courtney Love is sued by Jacob & Company jewelers over lost merchandise. The Hole frontwoman allegedly borrowed the items and failed to return them.
2011: 'This Is A Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl,' an unauthorized bio of the Foo Fighters frontman (and former Nirvana drummer), is in U.S. bookstores.
2012: Alice Cooper is joined on stage by actor Johnny Depp during a performance at the Orpheum Theater in L.A. Depp plays guitar on covers of The Doors' 'Break On Through (To The Other Side),' The Beatles' 'Revolution,' Jimi Hendrix's 'Foxy Lady' and The Who's 'My Generation.'
2013: U2's 'Ordinary Love,' is featured in the Nelson Mandela biopic, 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.' Written specifically for the film, the song is also released as a limited edition 10-inch vinyl on Black Friday, an event sponsored by Record Store Day organizers to encourage the support of independent local record stores.
2013: Paul McCartney sponsors the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka, Japan, to promote his album 'New.' "I like sumo, I got hooked on it many years ago," McCartney tells a reporter at the event.
2014: Faith No More play a five song set at San Francisco's Amoeba Records on Record Store Day's Black Friday event marking their first U.S. performance in four years.
2014: Former Lillian Axe and Stiff guitarist Jon Ster dies in Dallas of heart failure at aged 52.

Nov. 30
1960: George Harrison is deported from Germany for working under the legal age limit (he's 17). The remaining Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney and drummer Pete Best) eventually follow him back to Liverpool ending the band's first Hamburg excursion.
1965: Jumping on the bandwagon, the state of Colorado declares a "Rolling Stones Day." The group is performing a concert in Denver.
1966: Jeff Beck officially leaves The Yardbirds after a year and a half in the band. He would later form the Jeff Beck Group.
1968: Both 'Magic Carpet Ride' and the album that it's from, 'Steppenwolf The Second,' sit at #3 on the respective singles and album charts. The song is lodged behind Diana Ross & The Supremes' 'Love Child' and The Beatles' former #1 hit 'Hey Jude.'
1969: The Monkees made what would be their last live appearance for 15 years when they played at The Oakland Coliseum in California.
1969: Pink Floyd performed at the Lyceum Ballroom along the Strand in London. Supported by Audience and Cub’s Blues Band.
1969: David Bowie, The Graham Bond Organisation and Dusty Springfield all performed at a fund raising show in London for youth magazine Rave.
1969: The Rolling Stones played the final night on a 17 date North American tour at the International Raceway Festival in West Palm Beach, Florida at the first annual Palm Beach Music & Art Festival. Also appearing on the bill: The Moody Blues, Ten Years After, King Crimson, Janis Joplin, The Band, Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly.
1969: Directed by Charles Grodin, the Simon & Garfunkel TV special 'Songs Of America' airs on NBC, getting killed in the ratings by an ice skating presentation. The program had a very political tone, as it showed footage of Robert Kennedy’s funeral and the Vietnam War, which led to their original sponsor AT&T to disassociate itself from the special. It marked the broadcast debut of the song 'Bridge Over Troubled Water.'
1971: Sly And The Family Stone were at #1 on the singles chart with 'Family Affair,' their fourth and final #1. Rolling Stone magazine later ranked the song #138 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1972: The BBC bans Wings' 'Hi, Hi, Hi' for "unsuitable lyrics" after just one play. Though group leader/songwriter Paul McCartney tries to be subtle the sexual innuendo is just a bit too obvious for the broadcasters. Still, it hits the Top 10 in both the U.K. and U.S.
1974: Eagles hit #1 on the US chart with ‘Best of My Love’, their first #1.
1974: Elton John started a ten-week run at #1 on the US album chart with his 'Greatest Hits' album.
1976: Bob Dylan released a live version of 'Stuck Inside of Mobile' with the Memphis Blues Again, which featured 'Rita May' as the B-side.
1977: David Bowie Joins Bing Crosby on Crosby’s 42nd annual Christmas special. The show was recorded in September, and Crosby died that October. The show is remembered for Crosby's unusual duet with David Bowie, where they sang a modified version of 'Little Drummer Boy,' with Bowie singing the new "Peace On Earth" lyrics composed by the show's writers.
1979: The Grateful Dead appeared at Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1979: Pink Floyd release their 11th studio album, 'The Wall.'
181: The Rolling Stones 'Waiting On A Friend' b/w 'Little T and A' 45 single was released.
1982: Sammy Hagar releases his 7th solo album,'Three Lock Box.'
1983: The self-titled debut album from Rough Cutt is released.
1983: Bad Religion release their second full-length studio album 'Into the Unknown.'
1985: Phil Collins had his 5th #1 with 'Separate Lives.' The song was taken from the film 'White Nights.'
1988: 'Paradise City' from Guns N' Roses debut studio album 'Appetite For Destruction' is released as a single. It goes to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1994: The Breeders guitarist Kelley Deal is arrested at her Ohio home after accepting a private-courier package containing four grams of heroin. A heroin addict since her teens, Deal later enters rehab in Minnesota.
1994: The Beatles release 'Live at the BBC.'
1997: Metallica hit #1 on the US album chart with ‘Reload’, the bands third US #1 album.
1997: Rage Against The Machine's sophomore album, 'Evil Empire,' is certified double platinum. The album was released the previous year.
1999: Elton John was blasted by the Boy Scout Association after he appeared on stage at London's Albert Hall performing 'It's A Sin' with six male dancers dressed as Boy Scouts. The dancers had peeled of their uniforms during the performance.
2000: Scott Smith (born Donald Scott Smith) dies in a sailing accident off the coast of San Francisco. He was 45. Scott was the bassist in Loverboy and was sailing with friends when a freak 26-foot wave swept him overboard in shark-infested waters.
2000: John J. Cascella is discovered dead in his car in Indiana of a heart attack. He was just 45. Cascella, a keyboardist and accordion player for John Mellencamp, joined the band 10 years ago and was an integral element of the group’s folk-rock sound. He also owned Cascella Productions, which created music for commercials and movies in Indianapolis.
2003: A block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place. It is the block where Joey once lived with band mate Dee Dee Ramone and is near the music club CBGB, where the Ramones played their first gigs. In 2010, it was reported that "Joey Ramone Place," was New York City's most stolen sign. As of September 27, the sign has been moved to 20 feet above ground level.
2004: 'Collision Course,' a CD/DVD featuring a mash-up between Linkin Park and Jay-Z, is released. The CD contains six studio tracks produced by Linkin Park's MC Mike Shinoda and the DVD has footage of Linkin Park and Jay-Z together onstage. It debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200, subsequently selling nearly two-million copies in the U.S. and becoming the best-selling CD/DVD of the year.
2005: 'God's Favorite Son' is released. The documentary covers Bono (life, music and charity work) and, to a lesser extent, U2.
2005: Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony's signature barbecue sauces are featured at all U.S. Hard Rock Cafe locations. The chain adds a steak dish made with Mad Anthony's sauce to its menu while collectable sauce bottles are available for purchase. Anthony also visits select Hard Rock eateries to sign autographs and greet fans.
2006: A guitar played by George Harrison in 1963 and a 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album sleeve signed by The Beatles are among the items on the block at the Cooper Owen Music Legends auction in London. Memorabilia from the Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton and David Bowie are also available.
2006: The sale of Syd Barrett’s final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge, England. The sale of the 77 items raised £119,890 ($233,786). Ten paintings alone raised over £55,000 ($88,000) and two bicycles over £10,000 ($16,000.) The sale included such things as the armchair he used to sit in, his home-made bread bin, tools, notebooks and binders, and books. The sale catalog described Barrett, who was fired from Pink Floyd in 1968, as a man with a “total disinterest in materialism.”
2007: After being denied visas to tour Japan earlier in the year, Velvet Revolver are forced to postpone their Australian trek due to unspecified band-related health troubles.
2007: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and U2's Bono appear in pre-taped segments on 'My Night At The Grammys,' a two-hour CBS special. The program features previous winners and performers reflecting on the 25 most memorable Grammy Awards highlights.
2007: Queen and Paul Rodgers release their first studio recording together, 'Say It's Not True.' The track is available as a free download to mark World AIDS Day (the following day) and to raise awareness of ex-South African president Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign.
2007: More than 600 items, including artwork, jewelry, furnishings and costumes are auctioned by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne over two days in Beverly Hills. A portion of the proceeds go toward the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation.
2007: During a Christies Rock & Roll auction held the Rockefeller Plaza, New York City a collection of 276 ticket stubs compiled by a rock journalist who covered many rock concerts at New York City venues sold for $2,000. The tickets included concerts by: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen.
2009: The Smashing Pumpkins settle a pair of lawsuits against their former label, Virgin Records, over the use of their music. Legal papers were filed in 2008 over the use of the band's music in promotions and commercials, as well as royalty payments owed to former members James Iha and D'arcy Wretzky-Brown.
2009: Metallica release 'Orgullo, Pasión, y Gloria: Tres Noches en la Ciudad de México.'
2010: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is convicted on minor drug charges in his hometown of Tauranga, New Zealand. He was caught with just under an ounce of marijuana. Though fined about $200, the conviction makes it difficult for him to travel on AC/DC's extensive world tours.
2011: The French Government awards Lenny Kravitz the honor of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.
2011: Slipknot/Stone Sour's Corey Taylor and Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro appear at the Avalon Theater in L.A. for a Drop in the Bucket charity event organized by Henry Rollins (Black Flag/Rollins Band). The charity funds projects bringing clean water to parts of Africa.
2012: Metallica announce the launch of their record label, Blackened Recordings. The label administers Metallica's catalog which is now owned by the group under a provision in their contract with Warner Music Group.
2012: Daughtry and 3 Doors Down donate $15,000 to the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy charity Hometown Heroes after a performance in Asbury Park, NJ.
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Rock Birthdays/Today in Rock: October

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Rock Birthdays/Today in Rock: October

October 1
Albert Collins - b. 1932 - d. 11/24/93
Michael "Cub" Koda (Brownsville Station, solo) - b. 1948 - d. 6/30/2000
Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash) - 70
Earl Slick (Phantom, Rocker & Slick, New York Dolls, Little Caesar, Dirty White Boy, John Waite, David Bowie, solo) - 65

October 2
Lolly Vegas/Lolly Vasquez (Redbone) - b. 1939 - d. 3/4/10
Don McLean - 72
Annie Leibovitz (Photographer - Rolling Stone magazine among many others) - 68
Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike & the Mechanics, Red 7, solo) - 67
Coco Montoya (Albert Collins, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cate Brothers, solo) - 66
Sting (The Police, solo) - 66
Bud Gaugh (Sublime) - 50
Jim Root (Slipknot, Stone Sour) - 46
Mike Rodden (Hinder) -

October 3
Eddie Cochran - b. 1938 - d. 4/17/60
Chubby Checker - 76
Lindsey Buckingham (Buckingham/Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, solo) - 68
Keb Mo' (Kevin Roosevelt Moore) - 66
Jack Grondin (.38 Special) - 66
Stevie Ray Vaughan - b. 1954 - d. 8/27/90
Douglas Allen Woody (The Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule + more) - b. 1955 - d. 8/25/2000
Dawayne Bailey (Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Chicago, Véronique Sanson) -
Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe, Methods of Mayhem, Rock Star Supernova, Jack's Mannequin, solo) - 55
Frank Hannon (Tesla, Frank Hannon Band, Moon Dog Mane) - 51
Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dot Hacker, Ataxia, Warpaint, The Bicycle Thief) - 38

October 4
Jim Fielder (Buffalo Springfield, Mothers of Invention, Blood, Sweat & Tears) - 70
Ronnie Leahy (Stone The Crows, Jack Bruce, Jon Anderson, Nazareth) - 70
Duke Robillard (Duke Robillard Band, Roomful of Blues, The Fabulous Thunderbirds) - 69
Gil Moore (Triumph) - 64

October 5
Steve Miller (Goldberg-Miller Blues Band, Steve Miller Band) - 74
Brian Connolly (Sweet) - b. 1945 - d. 2/9/97
Brian Johnson (AC/DC, Geordie) - 70
Ronni Le Tekro (TNT) - 70
'Fast' Eddie Clarke (Motorhead, Fastway) - 67
Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats, Band Aid, USA for Africa, Live Aid, Live 8) - 66
Leo Barnes (Hothouse Flowes) - 62
Troy Luccketta (Tesla, Eric Martin Band + more) - 58
David Bryson (Counting Crows) - 56
Dave Dederer (Presidents Of The U.S.A., Loaded, The Gentlemen, Subset) - 51

October 6
Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) - 66
David Hidalgo (Los Lobos, Los Super Seven, Latin Playboys, Houndog) - 63
Robert Sarzo (Hurricane, Geoff Tate's Operation Mindcrime) - 59
Matthew Sweet (Community Trolls, Oh-OK, The Thorns, Susanna Hoffs, solo) - 53
Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Bash & Pop, Perfect, Guns N' Roses, Soul Asylum, Alien Crime Syndicate, solo) - 51
William Butler (Arcade Fire) - 35

October 7
Dino Valente / Chester William Powers Jr. (Quicksilver Messenger Service, solo) - b. 1937 - d. 11/16/94
Colin Cooper (Climax Blues Band) - b. 1939 - d. 7/3/08
Kevin Godley (10cc, Hotlegs, Godley & Creme, Doctor Father, The Magic Lanterns) - 72
Dave Hope (Kansas, AD, Kerry Livgren) - 68
John Cougar Mellencamp - 66
Marc Storace (Krokus) - 66
Tico Torres (Bon Jovi) - 64
Ricky Phillips (The Babys, Bad English, Coverdale/Page, Ted Nugent, Styx) - 64
Sam Brown (Jules Holland Band, Homespun, solo, sessions including Deep Purple, The Firm, Gary Moore, George Harrison, Nick Cave + more) - 53
Thom Yorke (Radiohead, solo) - 49
Bobbie Brown (model, actress, ex-wife of Jani Lane) - 48
Taylor Hicks - 41

October 8
Ray Royer (Procol Harum, Freedom) - 72
Johnny Ramone (The Ramones) - b. 1948 - d. 9/15/04
Hamish Stuart (Average White Band, Paul McCartney, Chaka Khan + more) - 68
John Gallagher (Raven) - 59
C.J. Ramone (The Ramones) - 52

October 9
John Lennon (The Beatles, solo) - b. 1940 - d. 12/8/80
John Entwistle (The Who) - b. 1944 - d. 6/27/02
Jackson Browne - 69
Caleb Quaye (Elton John, Hookfoot, Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Hall & Oates, solo) - 69
Sharon Osbourne - 65
Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden, Praying Mantis) - 65
Michael Lee Smith (Starz, Fallen Angels, solo)
Al Jourgensen (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Skinny Puppy, Lard, Prong, 1000 Homo DJs, PTP, Acid Horses) - 59
Kurt Neumann (BoDeans) - 56
Mark Edwards (Steeler, Lion) -
PJ Harvey - 48
Sean Lennon (Singer, songwriter, film composer; Albert Hammond, Jr., Cibo Matto, With The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band) - 42

October 10
Alan Cartwright (Procol Harum, Freddie Mack) - 72
Jerry Lacroix (Boogie Kings, Blood Sweat & Tears, Edgar Winter's White Trash, Rare Earth + more) - 72
Midge Ure (Slik, The Rich Kids, Visage, Thin Lizzy, Ultravox, Band Aid, solo) - 64
David Lee Roth (Van Halen, solo) - 63
Eric Martin (Eric Martin Band, Mr. Big, Tak Matsumoto Group) - 57
Simon Townshend (The Who, Casbah Club, Roger Daltrey, solo) - 57
Mike Malinin (Goo Goo Dolls, Forty Marshas) - 50
Dean Roland (Collective Soul, Magnets and Ghosts) - 45
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) - 34

October 11
Gary Mallaber (Steve Miller Band, Eddie Money, Bruce Springsteen, Raven, sessions player) - 72
Daryl Hall (Hall & Oates, solo) - 71
Al Atkins (Judas Priest, Holy Rage, Atkins/May Project, sessions, solo) - 70
George McCorkle (The Toy Factory, Pax Parachute, The Marshall Tucker Band) - b. 1947 - d. 6/29/15
Greg Douglass (Steve Miller Band, The Greg Kihn Band) - 69
Blair Cunningham (Drummer, session player, toured with The Pretenders, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Ray Davis, Roxy Music, Tina Turner, Andy Taylor, Haircut One Hundred, Echo & The Bunnymen, Alison Moyet, Sade, Paul Rutherford, the Indigo Girls, Lionel Richie, Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Kevin Rowland, The Big Dish) - 60
Jeff Kathan (Paul Rodgers, Ronnie Montrose, Howard Leese, Spike and The Impalers + more) -
Andy McCoy (Hanoi Rocks, The Suicide Twins, Shooting Gallery, The Cherry Bombz, U.K. Subs, The 69 Eyes, Grease Helmet, solo) - 55
Scott Johnson (Gin Blossoms) - 54
Mike Smith (Limp Bizkit) - 44

October 12
Joe Olivier/ Cappy Bianco (Bll Haley And His Comets) - b. 1927 - d. 12/25/01
Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) - 82
Rick Parfitt (Status Quo) - b. 1948 - d. 12/24/16
Pat DiNizio (The Smithereens) - 62
Jeff Keith (Tesla) - 59
Bob Mould (Husker Du) - 57
Gonzo Sandoval (Armored Saint) - 54
Jordan Pundik (New Found Glory) - 38

October 13
Chris Farlowe/John Henry Deighton (Atomic Rooster, Colosseum, solo + more) - 77
Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel, Ladysmith Black Mombazo, solo) - 76
Robert Lamm (Chicago) - 73
Sammy Hagar (Montrose, solo. HSAS, Van Halen, Chickenfoot, The Circle) - 70
Craig MacGregor (Foghat) - 68
Rick Vito (Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood's Island, Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, solo toured with or session player for: Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall, Jackson Browne, Little Richard, Roger McGuinn, Bobby Whitlock, Dobie Gray, John Fogerty, Delaney & Bonnie, Albert Collins, Dolly Parton, Maria Muldaur and more) - 68
Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention) - 67
Joey Belladonna (Anthrax) - 57
Zak Starkey (The Who, Oasis) - 52

October 14
Billy Harrison (Them) - 74
Colin Hodgkinson (Whitesnake) - 72
Al Atkins (Judas Priest, Lion, Simon Lees, Holy Rage, Atkins May Project) - 70
Dan McCafferty (Nazareth, solo) - 71
Justin Hayward (Moody Blues, solo) - 71
A.J. Pero (Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob) - b. 1959 - d. 3/20/15
Kobra Paige (Kobra And The Lotus) - 37

October 15
Barry McGuire (The New Christy Minstrels) - 81
Don Stevenson (Moby Grape) - 75
Frank DiMino (Angel, Paul Raymond Project, solo) - 66
Tony Cavazo (Hurricane, Snow) - 63
'Dizzy' Dean Davidson (Britny Fox, Blackeyed Susan, solo) -

October 16
Nico/Christa Päffgen (Velvet Underground) - b. 1938- d. 7/18/88
Fred Turner (Bachman Turner Overdrive) - 74
Roger Hawkins (drummer for Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section of Alabama) - 72
Bob Weir (Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, The Dead, Kingfish, the Bob Weir Band, Bobby and the Midnites, Scaring the Children, RatDog, Furthur) - 70
Tony Carey (Rainbow) - 64
Jay Reynolds (Malice, Metal Church) - 58
Bob Mould (Husker Du, Sugar) - 57
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Atoms for Peace, Antemasque, Pigface, Rocket Juice & the Moon) - 54
Chad Gray (Hellyeah, Mudvayne) - 46
John Mayer (solo, John Mayer Trio, Dead & Co.) - 40

October 17
Jim Seals (Seals & Crofts) - 76
Gary Puckett (Union Gap) - 75
Mike Hossack (The Doobie Brothers) - b. 1946 - d. 3/12/12
David St. Hubbins/Michael McKean (Spinal Tap) - 70
Pino Palladino (The Who, John Mayer Trio, The Law) - 59
Ziggy Marley (Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers) - 50

October 18
Chuck Berry - b. 1926 - d. 3/18/17
Billy Cox (The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Band of Gypsys) - 76
Keith Knudsen (Doobie Brothers) - b. 1948 - d. 2/8/05
Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon, Richrath, solo) - b. 1949 - d. 9/13/15
Laura Nyro - b. 1947 - d. 4/8/97
Denise Dufort (Girlschool) - 59
Dan Lilker (Anthrax, Brutal Truth, S.O.D., Nuclear Assault) - 53

October 19
Peter Tosh (The Wailers, solo) - b. 1944 - d. 9/11/87
Keith Reid (Procol Harum) - 71
Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers, solo) - 69
Karl Wallinger (The Waterboys, World Party)-60
Pete Loeffler (Chevelle) - 41

October 20
Tom Dowd (Physicist, Recording Engineer: Ray Charles, the Drifters, the Coasters, The Spinners, Ruth Brown, Bobby Darin, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker. Produced 'Idlewild South' by The Allman Brothers, '461 Ocean Boulevard' by Eric Clapton and for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Derek and the Dominos, Rod Stewart, Wishbone Ash, New Model Army, Cream, Lulu, Chicago, Joe Bonamassa, the J. Geils Band, Meat Loaf, Sonny & Cher, the Rascals, The Spinners, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Eagles, the Four Seasons, Kenny Loggins, James Gang, Dusty Springfield, Eddie Harris, Charles Mingus, Herbie Mann, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and more. He was credited with innovating the multitrack recording method) - b. 1925 - d. 10/27/02
Jay Siegel (The Tokens) - 78
Ric Lee (Ten Years After) - 72
Tom Petty (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys, solo) - b. 1950 - d. 10/2/17
Al Greenwood (Foreigner) - 66
Phil Kennemore (Y&T) - b. 1953 - d. 1/7/11
Mark Feltham (Nine Below Zero, worked with Rory Gallagher, Roger Daltrey, Deacon Blue, Roy Harper, Annie Lennox, Oasis, Robbie Williams and many more) - 62
Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett, Ricky Byrd and The Skelet on Crew) -
David Ryan (Lemonheads) - 53
Jim "Soni" Sonefeld (Hootie & the Blowfish, solo) - 53
Fred Coury (Cinderella, Arcade, London) - 50

October 21
Manfred Mann (Manfred Mann, Manfred Mann Chapter Three, Manfred Mann's Earth Band) - 77
Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MGs, Blues Brothers, Otis Redding, Tower of Power, Ringo Starr, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Levon Helm + many more) - 76
Elvin Bishop (Butterfield Blues Band, solo) - 75
Lee Loughnane (Chicago) - 71
Tetsu Yamauchi (Faces, Free, Kossoff Kirke Tetsu and Rabbit) - 71
Lux Interior (The Cramps) - b. 1946 - d. 2/4/09
Brent Mydland (Grateful Dead, Bobby and the Midnites, Go Ahead, Kokomo, Silver) - b. 1952 - d. 7/26/90
John “Rabbit” Bundrick (keyboard - The Who, Free) - 68
Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go's) - 64
Steve Lukather (Toto, Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band) - 60
Kenny Chaisson (Keel) - 54
Jon Carin (keyboards, programmer - Pink Floyd, The Who)- 49
Nick Steven Oliveri (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Mondo Generator + more) - 46

October 22
Bobby Fuller (Bobby Fuller Four, solo) - b. 1942 - d. 7/18/66
Leslie West (Mountain, West, Bruce and Laing, The Vagrants, solo) - 72
Eddie Brigati (Young Rascals, Brigati) - 72
Greg Hawkes (The Cars, The New Cars, solo) - 65
Bobby Blotzer (Ratt, Contraband) - 59
Cris Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) - 57
Dave McClain (Machine Head) - 52
Jon Foreman (Switchfoot, Fiction Family, solo) - 41

October 23
Greg Ridley (Humble Pie, Spooky Tooth) - b. 1943 - 11/19/03
Wurzel (Michael Burston) (Motorhead) - b. 1949 - d. 7/9/11
Michael Burston (Motorhead) - 66
'Weird' Al Yankovic - 58
Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Mass Mental, Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Medication, Jerry Cantrell, Metallica, Himantha Kumarasinghe, The Trujillo Trio) - 53
Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd And The Monsters) - 51
Eric Bass (Shinedown) - 22

October 24
J.P. Richardson "The Big Bopper" - b. 1930 - d. 2/3/59
Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, Wilie & the Poor Boys, solo) - 81
Ted Templeman (Harpers Bizarre, Producer: Doobie Brothers, Van Morrison, Captain Beefheart, Little Feat, Montrose, The Beau Brummels, Carly Simon, Van Halen, Nicolette Larson, Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Allan Holdsworth, Patrick Simmons, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Honeymoon Suite, Bulletboys, Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys, Cheap Trick, Bette Midler, Robben Ford, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts + more) - 73
Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf, The Sparrows, Manbeast, Green Wheels, Steel Rose) - b. 1946 - d. 11/28/93
Dale "Buffin" Griffin (Mott The Hoople, Mott, British Lions) - 69
Christoph "Chris" von Rohr (Krokus) - 66
Dave McClain (Sacred Reich, Machine Head) - 52
Florida Frank (Hatebreed) - 46
Ben Gillies (Silverchair, Tambalane) - 38

October 25
Jon Anderson (Yes, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, The Warriors, Jon & Vangelis, solo) - 73
Phil "Fang" Volk (Paul Revere & The Raiders) - 72
Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest) - 70
Richard Lloyd (Television, Rocket From the Tombs, solo + more) - 66
Matthias Jabs (Scorpions) - 62
Robbie McIntosh (The Pretenders, 70% Proof, Paul McCartney, John Mayer, The Foster Brothers, The Robbie McIntosh Band, Filthy McNasty) - 60
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot) - 56
John Leven (Europe) - 54

October 26
Neal Matthews Jr. (of The Jordanaires, backing vocalists for Elvis Presley) - b. 1929 - d. 4/21/00
Alan Henderson (Them) - 74
Keith Hopwood (Herman's Hermits) - 71
Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band + more) - 66
Tommy Mars (Frank Zappa + more) - 66
Keith Strickland (B-52's)- 64
Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs, s70o) - 54

October 27
Floyd Cramer (Worked with Elvis Presley on 'Heartbreak Hotel' and other hits, solo) - b. 1933 - d. 12/31/97
Mark Ryan (Quicksilver Messenger Service) -
Byron Allred (The Steve Miller Band) - 68
Garry Tallent (E Street Band) - 67
KK Downing (Judas Priest) - 66
Simon LeBon (Duran Duran, Arcadia) - 59
Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, Art Of Anarchy, solo) - b. 1967 - d. 12/3/15

October 28
Charlie Daniels (Charlie Daniels Band) - 81
Rickie Lee "Ricochet" Reynolds (The Knowbody Else, Black Oak Arkansas, others) - 69
Kenny Passarelli (Barnstorm, Joe Walsh, Elton John, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Hall and Oates + more) - 68
Desmond Child (musician, songwriter, and producer who has co-written over 70 Top 40 singles, with songs that have sold over 300 million albums worldwide. His collaborations include Bon Jovi, Bonnie Tyler, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin, Weezer, Shakira, Jennifer Rush, KISS, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Cher, Katy Perry, and Alice Cooper) - 64
Dave Wyndorf (Monster Magnet) - 61
William Reid (The Jesus and Mary Chain) - 59
Sharise Neil -
Ben Harper (Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, solo + more)- 48
Mike Clark (Suicidal Tendencies, No Mercy) -

October 29
Denny Laine (Paul McCartney, Wings, Moody Blues, Mike Pinder, Ginger Baker's Air Force, solo ) - 73
Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Peter Green Splinter Group, Gass, Peter B's Looners) - 71
James Williamson (The Stooges, Iggy Pop) - 68
Kevin Dubrow (Quiet Riot, DuBrow, Hear 'n Aid, Heat) - b. 1955 - d. 11/19/07
Guy Gelso (Zebra) - 66
Roger O'Donnell (The Cure, has performed with The Psychedelic Furs, Thompson Twins and Berlin, solo) - 62
Steven Sweet (Warrant) - 50
Eric Gales - 43

October 30
Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Starship) - 78
Chris Slade (Toomorrow, Uriah Heep, AC/DC, Manfred Mann, The Firm, Gary Moore, Asia, Tom Jones, Michael Schenker Group, Paul Rodgers) - 71
Timothy B. Schmidt (Poco, Eagles) - 70
Freddy Curci (Sheriff, Alias, Zion, The Cranberries, solo) -
Joey Belladonna (Anthrax, Belladonna) - 57
Gavin Rossdale (Bush) - 52
Peter Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) - 52

October 31
John Guerin (session drummer, worked with Frank Sinatra, George Harrison, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Them, Thelonious Monk, Lou Rawls, Ray Conniff, George Shearing, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, Nelson Riddle + more) - b. 1939 - d. 1/5/04
Russ Ballard (Argent, Producer and songwriter) - 72
Rik Kenton (Roxy Music) - 72
Bob C Benberg / Bob Seibenberg (Bees Make Honey, Heads Up, Supertramp) - 68
Bernard Edwards (Chic, solo, Producer: Robert Palmer, The Power Station, Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Adam Ant, Debbie Harry, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis + more) - b. 1952 - d. 4/18/96
Larry Mullen (U2) - 56
Mikkey Dee (Motorhead, Don Dokken, King Diamond, Scorpions) - 54
Johnny Marr (The Smiths, Electronic, Johnny Marr and the Healers, Modest Mouse, The The, The Cribs) - 54
Carey Howe (Leatherwolf) -
Adam Horovitz aka Ad-Rock (Beastie Boys) - 51
Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) - 50
Rogers Stevens (Blind Melon, Extra Virgin, The Tender Trio) - 47
Johnny Moeller (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) - 47
Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) - 36

Today in Rock History:
October 1
1956: After test audiences gave a negative reaction to Elvis Presley dying at the end of the film 'Love Me Tender,' he is called back to re-shoot the scene. In the new ending, he lives.
1958: Elvis Presley is transported from Bremerhaven, Germany to the US Army base at Friedberg, where he will join his outfit, Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion, 3rd Armored Division.
1962: The Beach Boys release their classic debut album 'Surfin' Safari.'
1962: The Beatles sign their first real management contract with Brian Epstein, with George and Paul's fathers signing for their sons, who are still minors. Epstein gets 25 percent of the group's earnings.
1964: The Beatles' debut film, 'A Hard Day's Night,' becomes the first movie to debut behind the "Iron Curtain" of Communist countries when it is shown in Prague.
1964: Vee Jay Records packaged its Introducing the Beatles album together with The Golden Hits of the Four Seasons, calling the collection 'The Beatles Vs. The Four Seasons,' released October 1, 1964. It reached #142 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1965: At Carnegie Hall, Bob Dylan presents his new backup band, formerly Ronnie Hawkins' backup band, known as the Hawks. Eventually, they will simply become known as (and famous as) The Band.
1965: The Byrds released the single 'Turn! Turn! Turn!.'
1965: The Rolling Stones played at The ABC Regal in Chester, Cheshire, England.
1966: Jimi Hendrix makes his UK stage debut when he jumps onstage to jam with Cream at London Polytechnic.
1966: Denny Laine left the Moody Blues.
1966: The Who performed at Imperial Ballroom in Nelson, Lancashire, England.
1967: Traffic makes its stage debut at London's Saville Theatre.
1967: Mick Jagger's apartment in London is burglarized, with girlfriend Marianne Faithfull's furs and jewelry being among the items listed stolen.
1967: Pink Floyd arrived in New York City to begin their first tour of the United States.
1967: Thieves broke into Mick Jagger’s London flat and stole jewellery and furs belonging to his then girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.
1967: Pink Floyd, supported by Tomorrow, The Incredible String Band, and Tim Rose performed two shows for Sunday’s At the Saville, at the Saville Theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue in London.
1967: The Grateful Dead get busted. The law raids the group's communal home in San Francisco. They find marijuana, big surprise. After a mere six hours in jail the group makes bail, a bigger surprise, and are released.
1968: John Sebastian leaves the Lovin' Spoonful.
1969: The Beatles released 'Abbey Road' in the United States, five days later than its England release date.
1970: Jimi Hendrix is laid to rest at Seattle's Greenwood Cemetery, under a headstone that reads "Forever In Our Hearts, James 'Jimi' Hendrix 1942 - 1970." Mourners and attendees included Jimi’s father Al and stepmother June, brother Leon, sister Janie, grandmother Nora, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Eddie Kramer, Miles Davis, Johnny Winter, members of Derek and the Dominoes and his manager Steve Paul, Michael Jeffreys (Jimi’s manager – who many believe was behind Jimi’s death). One notable absence was Jimi’s close friend Eric Burdon, who stated “Jimi hated Seattle” and felt it was inappropriate for him to be buried there.
1971: John Lennon's LP 'Imagine' is certified gold.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the Community Concourse Convention Hall in San Diego, California.
1972: David Bowie performed at the Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.
1972: Yes and The Eagles were in concert at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. It was The Eagles first tour.
1973: Pink Floyd began recording the album 'Wish You Were Here' at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London.
1973: King Crimson played at the Ice Arena in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
1975: Al Jackson, drummer of Booker T. & the MG's, was shot and killed by an intruder in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 39. His wife was questioned about the killing because she was arrested in July for shooting her husband in the chest during a domestic dispute. He wasn't badly hurt and the charges were dismissed when his wife claimed self-defense. On October 1st, Jackson returned home to what police describe as a botched robbery attempt. According to Jackson's wife, an intruder made her answer the door and then threw her husband to the floor demanding money. Jackson was forced to lie face down and then was shot in the back five times. The identity of the culprit remains a mystery. In the 70’s, Jackson co-wrote and played on several hits by Al Green, including 'Let’s Stay Together' and became one of the most important and influential drummers in the history of recorded music at Stax.
1975: Kansas released their 3rd studio album, 'Masque.'
1976: In an attempt to end his cocaine addiction, David Bowie leaves England and moves to West Berlin, where he begins collaborating with Iggy Pop and Brian Eno. The song 'Heroes' comes from this stay.
1976: Styx release their 6th album, 'Crystal Ball.'
1976: The Grateful Dead played at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1977: The Grateful Dead appeared at the Paramount Theater in Portland, Oregon.
1977: The Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame inducts its first musician, singer/songwriter Elton John. Elton is the first rock artist inducted and he holds the all-time record with 62 performances at the Garden.
1977: Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a 21st week at #1 on the Album charts. They had already set a Rock Era record when they got to 19 weeks.
1978: Golden Earring released 'Grab It For A Second,' their 13th studio album. They had been touring with Ted Nugent the previous year and wanted to make a hard rock album. Unfortunately, the label chose Jimmy Iovine, a pop producer. It was the last Golden Earring album to feature Eelco Gelling on second guitar.
1978: Rory Gallagher released 'Photo-Finish,' his 7th solo studio album. The band was stripped back down to a power trio and featuring Ted McKenna, ex- Sensational Alex Harvey Band on drums. Stand out tracks were 'Shin Kicker,' 'Shadow Play' and 'Overnight Bag.' It been said this album was influenced by Rory attending a Sex Pistols gig in 1977, with Rory saying “That was the worst gig I ever saw and it was also the best I ever saw.”
1978: Yes performed at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
1979: Styx released the single 'Babe.'
1979: Slade released their 8th studio album, 'Return to Base.'
1980: Paul Simon's semi-autobiographical film 'One Trick Pony,' in which he stars, is released in the US. The song 'Late in the Evening,' from the film's soundtrack, hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1980: Joe Lynn Turner signs on as Rainbow's vocalist. He replaces Graham Bonnet, who took over when Ronnie James Dio leaves the group.
1980: Rush played at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine.
1981: The Pretenders were forced to cancel the last leg of a US tour after drummer Martin Chambers put his hand through a windowpane, cutting tendons and arteries.
1982: John Cougar hits #1 on both the US album and singles chart with the album 'American Fool' and the single 'Jack And Diane.'
1982: Sony introduces the world's first digital compact-disc player in Tokyo, which sells for about $650. Albums that have been converted to CD are slow to reach the North American market and the first to go on sale is Billy Joel's '52nd Street.'
1983: The first worldwide David Bowie convention is held in London's Cunard Hotel. Speakers at the convention include Bowie's former dance teacher, Lindsay Kemp; Bowie's former manager, Ken Pitt; guitar player, John Hutchinson; Bowie archivist, Kev Cann; and photographer, Ray Stevenson.
1983: Robert Plant concluded a solo tour at the PNE Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1984: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts release their 4th studio album, 'Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth.'
1984: The Ramones release their 8th studio album, 'Too Tough to Die.'
1984: U2 release their 4th studio album, 'The Unforgettable Fire.'
1987: Def Leppard kick off the North American leg of their Hysteria world tour at Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, New York. When the tour ended in October of 1988, they played 243 concerts, 172 in North America alone.
1987: Soundgarden released their EP 'Screaming Life.'
1988: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'I Hate Myself for Loving You' which was their 3rd and final top ten single in the U.S.
1988: Bon Jovi scored their first #1 album with 'New Jersey,' their 4th release. The follow-up to 'Slippery When Wet' produced five Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles, the most top ten hits to date for a hard rock album. 'Bad Medicine' and 'I’ll Be There for You' both hit #1 on Billboard Hot 100.
1990: Iron Maiden their 8th studio album, 'No Prayer for the Dying.' It's the first Maiden album to feature guitarist Jannick Gers.
1991: Danger Danger release their 2nd studio album, 'Screw It!.
1992: Ozzy Osbourne began a two night stand in San Antonio at the Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum, Osbourne’s first concerts in San Antonio in a decade after his arrest for urinating on the Alamo.
1993: Wilson Pickett is sentenced to one year in jail for hitting an 86 year-old man with his car while drinking. During his time in jail, he will get into a fight with another inmate and a resulting eye injury will require a number of surgeries to repair the damage.
1994: Eric Clapton entered the US album chart at #1 with 'From The Cradle.'
1994: Accept release their 10th studio album, 'Death Row.'
1995: John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, the Dave Matthews Band and Hootie and the Blowfish performed at the Farm Aid concert in Louisville, Kentucky.
1995: Noel and Liam Gallagher, and drummer Andy White, perform a midnight acoustic show at the London Virgin Megastore to promote Oasis' album '(What's The Story) Morning Glory'"
1996: Nirvana's collection of live recordings 'From The Muddy Banks of Wishkah' is released.
1996: Warrant released their 5th studio album, 'Belly To Belly.' It's the last Warrant album of all original material to feature Jani Lane on vocals.
1996: Matchbox Twenty release 'Yourself Or Someone Like You.' The album contains the group's first hit 'Real World.'
1998: Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty is awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd in front of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
2000: INXS, Men at Work and John Paul Young performed at the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
2000: The Recording Industry Association of America introduces guidelines for parental advisory labeling on recordings released in the U.S.
2002: The White Stripes play a free show in New York's Union Square Park, treating a large lunchtime crowd to a set full of covers and tunes from the group's three albums.
2002: The Rolling Stones release 'Forty Licks.'
2004: The street "AC/DC Lane" was opened in Melbourne, Australia. The Lord Mayor erected the street sign to cheers and bagpipes playing the bands song 'Long Way To The Top'. The City of Melbourne had extra copies of the sign made, in anticipation of fans stealing them.
2004: Bruce Palmer of Buffalo Springfield died of a heart attack in Belleville, Ontario, Canada at the age of 58. Palmer was a member of The Mynah Birds with Rick James and Neil Young, and then co-founded The Buffalo Springfield with Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Dewey Martin. He left the band numerous times and eventually got fired when he was deported back to Canada due to some drug busts. Palmer was inducted with his bandmates into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
2004: John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen and R.E.M. launched the Vote for Change tour in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Dave Matthews Band performed in State College, Pennsylvania and the Dixie Chicks appeared in Pittsburgh.
2004: Helmet finally starts touring again with a show in Buffalo. Singer-guitarist Page Hamilton suffered a broken collarbone in a mountain-biking accident that delayed both the release of their album, 'Size Matters' and their tour.
2004: 'Stoners' premieres at New York's Coney Island Film Festival. Music from Pink Floyd's 1994 release 'The Division Bell' is on the film's soundtrack. The documentary revolves around an elaborate Internet-based puzzle game called The Stone, which was inspired by the Floyd CD.
2004: 'Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple Story' is published. The tome covers the group from inception in 1968 to 2003. There are interviews with band members and lifelong fans. 2004: Courtney Love is sued by a Los Angeles travel agency for almost $50,000 worth of unpaid airline tickets and services. This kind of thing could get a person banned from first class.
2005: Rush's Alex Lifeson is countersued by two police officers who allege that the guitarist assaulted them at an 2003 New Year's Eve celebration in Naples, FL. The altercation resulted in the arrest of Lifeson and his son. Lifeson's suit claims the deputies used excessive force during the incident. Both sides seek unspecified financial reparations.
2005: Disturbed appear at a National Hot Rod Association race in Joliet, IL, where they are co-sponsoring one of the drivers.
2005: Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley joined Pearl Jam onstage during their concert at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City for a rendition of Neil Young’s 'Rockin’ in the Free World.'
2006: Eddie Van Halen performs several Van Halen hits at a party for 'Sacred Sin,' an adult movie with his compositions on the soundtrack. Guns N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed, Motley Crue singer John Corabi and many X-rated actors attend the gathering at Van Halen's Hollywood Hills mansion.
2007: Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, announce they have a suicide agreement which will come into effect should either of them suffer from a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's, which took the life of Sharon's father. "We believe 100 percent in euthanasia, so (we) have drawn up plans to go to the assisted suicide flat in Switzerland if we ever have an illness that affects our brains," reveals Sharon.
2007: The Police are honored by the French minister of culture for their contribution to music. Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland are each named chevaliers of the Order of the Arts and Letters. "We are very touched because we deeply admire French culture," says Sting. The group is in Paris as part of their European tour.
2007: The Visions Of Dylan photo exhibition opens in London. There are photos taken by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, Bryan Adams and Patti Smith.
2008: Phish confirms they'd be reuniting for a three-night run in March 2009 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia.
2008: Elton John is featured in a series of television and radio spots promoting the 7th annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days. During the month-long performance project musicians from all over the world, including John, stage concerts to support the initiative's Harmony for Humanity theme.
2009: Ozzy Osbourne released his autobiography, 'I Am Ozzy.'
2010: 'The Social Network,' chronicling the founding of Facebook, is in theaters. The score for the David Fincher film is the work of Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails/How To Destroy Angels) and collaborator Atticus Ross. "Atticus Ross and I have been on a creative roll so I asked him if he wanted to work on this with me and we signed on," says Reznor.
2010: The first of two Plastic Ono Band performances takes place at the Orpheum Theater in L.A. Fronted by Yoko Ono there are appearances by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and Iggy Pop.
2010: Soundgarden's 'best of' compilation 'Telephantasm,' out for less than a week, goes platinum (selling one million copies).
2011: Bands perform Nirvana's classic 1991 single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' 144 times consecutively at the Toronto Underground Cinema to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 'Nevermind' album. The event, A Brief History Of Rebellion, includes a performance by Tokyo Police Club.
2011: Former Police frontman Sting performs a special concert at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of solo career on the eve of his 60th birthday. Guests include Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder. Proceeds benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, an organization that fights poverty in New York City.
2011: KISS bassist Gene Simmons marries his longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed. Their children Sophie, 19, and Nick, 22, are in attendance.
2011: Burton Cummings, keyboardist and lead singer of the Guess Who, was inducted into the Canada Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario.
2011: Meat Loaf performs at the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne between Collingwood and Geelong. Suffering from a hemorrhaging vocal cord, he struggles through the 12-minute set and is blasted in the press. The singer responds by calling AFL organizers "the cheapest people I've ever seen in my life."
2013: Kings Of Leon headline a NHL Face Off event in Montreal where the home team plays the Toronto Maple Leafs. KOL's performance kicks off the NHL season.
2013: Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson is featured in the Kidney Foundation of Canada's awareness campaign. Lifeson's father passed away from kidney failure ten years earlier.
2013: Nickelback, Slipknot and KoRn are featured on Roadrunner Records' anniversary compilation, 'XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records.'
2014: Judas Priest kick off their 40th Anniversary tour. The six week trek begins in Rochester, NY.
2015: Motorhead unveil their own branded whisky (even though lead vocalist and bassist Lemmy Kilmister has dropped whiskey in favor of vodka for 'health reasons'). Motorhead Drinks (which already includes beer, wine and vodka) is a collaborative effort between the band and Mackmyra, a Swedish distillery. Initially, the whiskey is only available in Sweden.
2015: Megadeth released the single 'Fatal Illusion.'
2015: Ryan Adams is the first musical guest on Comedy Central's 'Daily Show with Trevor Noah.'
2015: An original tape of The Beatles performing at The Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1962 was found after 50 years languishing in a desk drawer. It featured the Fab Four playing 'Some Other Guy' in September 1962, four weeks before their debut single came out. It was recorded after the group were filmed for Granada TV's Know The North, but was never broadcast.

October 2
1945: Elvis Presley, then just ten years old, makes his first public appearance at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show singing "Old Shep" in a talent contest. He comes in second and is awarded 5 dollars and free admission to the fairground rides.
1954: Elvis Presley bombs at the Grand Ole Opry, which does not approve of his take on traditional country music. The Opry's talent director, Jim Denny, famously tells Presley he should go back to driving a truck. Elvis swears never to return.
1955: Elvis Presley's 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget' hits #2 on the Memphis record charts. After being picked up by RCA Victor it would go on to reach #1 on the Billboard Country And Western chart in February, 1956 during a 39 week stay, and #4 on the Billboard Most Played by Jockeys chart. It was the first record to give Elvis national exposure.
1958: At a press conference in Germany, a reporter asks Elvis if he is afraid of being forgotten by music fans while he is in the Army. Presley responds "It makes you wonder, but if people forget me, I can't complain. I had it once."
1959: Fifteen Elvis Presley fans were arrested in Germany after marching through the streets of Leipzig shouting "Long live Elvis Presley" and making unkind remarks about German music.
1960: 'Stay' by Maurice Williams And The Zodiacs enters the US chart on its way to #1. At just 1:37, it becomes the shortest US chart topper in Rock and Roll history.
1962: Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires 'Return To Sender' b/w 'Where Do You Come From' 45 single is released. The song reached #1 on the United Kingdom music charts, and #2 on the American Billboard singles chart, but reached #1 on the rival Cash Box and Music Vendor singles charts. 'Return to Sender' also went to #5 on the R&B charts.
1965: Manfred Mann plays Prague in Czechoslovakia, becoming the first Western band to take the stage behind the infamous Communist "Iron Curtain."
1965: A quartet from Ohio who called themselves The McCoys' had the #1 song on Billboard's singles chart with 'Hang On Sloopy.'
1965: The Who make their U.S. TV debut on 'Shindig' and perform 'My Generation.'
1967: The entire Grateful Dead are arrested for marijuana possession at the groups' 710 Ashbury Street House in San Francisco, California.
1970: Pink Floyd release their 5th studio album, 'Atom Heart Mother.'
1970: Pink Floyd played the first of two dates at the Moore Theater in Seattle, WA.
1970: Chicago played at the Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles.
1971: Rod Stewart's 'Maggie May' b/w 'Reason To Believe' hits #1, as does his album 'Every Picture Tells A Story.' Although Maggie May was not her real name, the song was co-written by Stewart about the first woman he had sex with. Rod later revealed that he was surprised by the song's success, saying, "I still can't see how the single is such a big hit. It has no melody." Rolling Stone magazine seemed to disagree when, in 2004, they ranked the song #131 on their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1971: John Lennon's 'Imagine' LP enters the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it will reach #3. Early editions included a postcard featuring a photo of Lennon holding a pig, in mockery of Paul McCartney's similar pose with a sheep on the cover of his album 'Ram.'
1971: The J. Geils Band released their 2nd album, 'The Morning After.'
1972: Led Zeppelin opened a six-date tour of Japan at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo.
1973: The Rolling Stones performed at Ernst Merck Halle in Hamburg, Germany.
1974: Eric Clapton appeared at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario.
1975: A bomb scare cancels a Bruce Springsteen concert in Milwaukee. The show is re-scheduled for midnight, but before the show Springsteen has a few drinks at the hotel and rides on the hood of a car back to the concert hall. A journalist writes "I have seen the future of Rock & Roll and he's on my windshield.
1975: ZZ Top played at the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1976: In response to John Belushi's popular caricature of himself on Saturday Night Live, Joe Cocker appears on the show, singing a dual-Cocker duet with Belushi on 'Feelin' Alright.'
1976: Rod Stewart's 'Tonight's The Night' is released. It will become his 2nd US #1 hit and reach #5 in the UK. The song features whispers from Britt Ekland who was Stewart's girlfriend at the time.
1976: 'Frampton Comes Alive' begins its next to last week at #1 on the USA album charts.
1977: The Grateful Dead played the second of two nights at the Paramount Theater in Portland, Oregon.
1977: After a plot is uncovered to steal it, Elvis Presley's body is moved from its Memphis mausoleum to its final resting place in the Meditation Garden at Graceland.
1977: Gene Simmons receives a Platinum record for his solo LP, one of four released concurrently by the members of KISS. Simmons' charts the highest in the US, reaching #22.
1978: AC/DC appeared at the Sports Arena in Toledo, Ohio.
1978: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley & Peter Criss’ solo albums were each certified Gold & Platinum by the RIAA.
1978: Neil Young released his 9th album, 'Comes A Time.'
1979: Van Halen performed at the Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona.
1979: 'Regatta de Blanc' is The Police's second album release. It is even more successful than their debut and earns the band their first Grammy award in 1980. The French title loosely translates to 'White Reggae.'
1980: Yes played at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California.
1981: The Police released their 4th album, 'Ghost in the Machine.' The title is taken from a psychology book by Arthur Koestler and breaks their erstwhile tradition of giving their records French-sounding titles. It is a #2 hit in the US, led by the hit single 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.'
1982: Accept release their 4th studio album, 'Restless and Wild.' Self-produced by the band, it includes two different front covers (one of two Flying V's aflame, the other a live shot of the band) and spawns a track which many consider the birth of speed metal, 'Fast as a Shark.'
1982: Peter Gabriel and Steve Hacket joined their former band mates in Genesis (Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks) for a one-time benefit performance at The Milton Keynes Bowl in Buckinghamshire, England to help raise money for Gabriel's WOMAD project (World of Music, Arts and Dance).
1982: John 'Cougar' Mellencamp's 'Jack And Diane' begins a four week run at #1 on the U.S. pop chart. His earlier release, 'Hurts So Good' was still at #10.
1982: Bruce Springsteen's acoustic 'Nebraska' album enters the LP chart. There are no hits but it cements Springsteen's reputation as an important songwriter.
1982: Rush's 'Signals' enters the LP charts.
1982: Aerosmith's 'Rock In A Hard Place' album enters the album chart for a brief stay. 1982: The Clash's 'Rock The Casbah' hits the singles charts.
1982: Dire Straits reached the top of the U.K. Album Chart for the first time with their fourth album 'Love Over Gold' which went on to spend four weeks at #1.
1982: Jethro Tull performed at The Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts.
1984: Paul McCartney's 'No More Lonely Nights (Ballad)' b/w 'No More Lonely Nights (Playout Version)' 45 single is released. It's from the soundtrack to 'Give My Regards to Broad Street.' The single reached #6 in the US and #2 in the UK.
1985: Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' tour ends with the last of four shows at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.
1986: The Everly Brothers are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
1989: Neil Young released his 19th solo album, 'Freedom.'
1993: Meat Loaf's 'Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell' enters the Billboard LP chart, where it will go on to reach #1. It also topped the charts in the UK and Australia and sold over 14 million copies worldwide.
1994: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch performed with the group for the last time at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, CA.
1994: 42 year-old John Mellencamp confirms he recently had a mild heart attack brought on by an 80-cigarettes-per-day habit and a cholesterol level of 300.
1995: Oasis release their 2nd album '(What's The Story), Morning Glory.' 'Champagne Supernova,' exclusively released as a single in the US - goes on to reach #1 on the Modern Rock chart. The album sold over 18 million copies worldwide, and it won the award for the best British Album of the last 30 Years at the 2010 Brit Awards.
1995: Iron Maiden release their 10th studio album, 'The X Factor.'
1995: Journey announced that the Escape-era lineup had reunited. The following year they released 'Trial by Fire,' but by 1998 Steve Perry & Steve Smith had left Journey.
1995: Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' reaches the top of the Billboard 200 in its 15th week, giving the Maverick label, founded by Madonna, its first #1. She's the third female artist to have a debut album reach #1 in the 1990s.
1996: A Pearl Jam show in Hartford Connecticut ended in a riot when mass fighting broke out among the 30,000 strong crowds. There were only 36 security officers to quell the large-scale fights that break out.
1998: Cheap Trick was inducted into Hollywood’s Rockwalk. The induction was hosted by Los Angeles DJ Jim Ladd and all members of the band added their handprints except for singer Robin Zander who wasn’t feeling well.
1998: Paul McCartney conducts an "incognito" live Internet Q&A session and "music remix" in the guise of the Fireman at www.fire-man.com
1999: David Bowie offers a virtual guided tour of the controversial art show "Sensation: Young British Artists From The Saatchi Collection," at www.davidbowie.com. The show includes Damien Hirst's shark suspended in formaldehyde (titled 'The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living') and Tracey Emin's tent (titled 'Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995').
1999: Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas married model Marisol Maldonado. Marisol appeared in the Santana video 'Smooth' with Thomas.
2001: Actor Kevin Spacey hosted 'Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music' at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Performers include, Alanis Morrisette, Moby, Stone Temple Pilots and the Dave Mathews Band. The evening was closed with those present singing 'Give Peace A Chance.'
2002: 25 years after his death, Elvis Presley has a #1 album in 17 countries - including the United States - when 'Elv1s 30 No. 1 Hits' makes its debut.
2002: At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, with his band Phish winning one.
2003: A pair of pants worn in 1984 by the late Queen star Freddie Mercury were sold to the Hard Rock Cafe for £4,230 at a Christie's auction of pop memorabilia held in London, England. A wooden sculpture of a cupboard, designed by John Lennon, claimed the highest price of the day, £28,200. Hundreds of items related to The Beatles The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix also went under the hammer at the sale.
2003: Police were called to a suspected burglary at the Los Angeles house of Courtney Love's former boyfriend and ex-manager Jim Barber. She was picked up in the street outside and detained, with officers noting "Miss Love's behavior was consistent with being under the influence of a controlled substance". Love was subsequently taken to hospital with a suspected drug overdose.
2003: Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx sues Thrasher skateboarding magazine and Vans shoe company for allegedly using his image in an ad without his permission. Sixx is later awarded $600,000 for the commercial use of his likeness without his permission.
2004: 55-year-old Billy Joel causes a stir by marrying his third wife, married 22-year-old cooking student Katie Lee, a woman who was just four years older than his daughter, Alexa. The pair would announce that they had split on June, 17th, 2009.
2004: After much debate and a postponement, the Melbourne City Council names a street after AC/DC. The street, more like an alley, was known as Corporation Lane. It is now AC/DC Lane.
2004: During a Pearl Jam concert in Toledo, OH as part of the Vote for Change tour, Neil Young & Peter Frampton made surprise appearances to perform 'All Along the Watchtower,' 'Act Of Love,' 'Cortez The Killer,' & 'Rockin’ in the Free World' with Pearl Jam.
2006: Supreme Court justices uphold lower-court decisions dismissing guitarist Vinnie Vincent's claims against KISS over alleged unpaid royalties. Vincent played with the group from 1982 until 1984 and sued for money he said he was owed for co-writing several songs that appeared on the band's 1983 album 'Lick It Up.'
2006: Queens Of The Stone Age, Stone Sour, Slipknot and Motley Crue contribute songs to the in-game soundtrack for 'The Sopranos: Road To Respect.' The video game is based on the mob-themed HBO series.
2006: 'Four On The Floor,' an album by actress Juliette Lewis' group Juilette & The Licks, with Foo Fighters' David Grohl on drums, is released in the U.K.
2007: Bruce Springsteen releases 'Magic.' The 11-track album is his first in five years with the E Street Band. Springsteen and Co. also kick off a North American tour in Hartford, CT.
2007: John Fogerty's 'Revival,' with the single, 'Don't You Wish It Was True,' is released. Recorded in L.A., the disc's title references his former band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, as does the track, 'Creedence Song.' Fogerty also appears on CBS' Late Show With David Letterman to promote the album.
2007: Songs by Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan are free at Starbucks locations via 'Song of the Day' cards that are redeemable at iTunes. During the month-long promotion Starbucks issues 1.5 million free downloads per day.
2007: Matchbox 20 release their 'Exile On Mainstream' album.
2007: An eBay auction to help pay the medical bills of founding Poco drummer George Grantham, who suffered a debilitating stroke in '04, gets underway. Items for sale during the weeklong auction are contributed by ex-Poco/Buffalo Springfield member Richie Furay, Graham Nash (CS&N) and the Eagles' Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit.
2009: Mott The Hoople's five original members reunite for the first of two London concerts to commemorate the band's 40th anniversary. A second show is the following day.
2010: Farm Aid celebrates its 25th anniversary with a concert at Milwaukee's Miller Park. Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and Dave Matthews are among the performers. 35,000 people attend the show raising over $2 million for the owners of family-run farms.
2011: 'George Harrison: Living In The Material World,' has its U.K. debut. The documentary, produced by Martin Scorcese along with Harrison's widow Olivia, features home movies, interviews and unseen footage. Harrison's former Beatle bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attend the festivities.
2012: Josh Freese officially parts ways with A Perfect Circle.
2012: KISS debut their slot game at the 12th annual Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley attend the unveiling.
2012: Scott Stapp's autobiography, 'Sinner's Creed,' is out. The Creed frontman discusses his career and his battle with alcoholism, and depression. "It's definitely a cathartic process for me, and I really hope that those who read it can walk away knowing more about my life," says Stapp.
2012: British session guitarist Big Jim Sullivan (born James George Tomkins) died at the age of 71. Sullivan started his career in 1959 as a member of Marty Wilde’s band and when Wilde bought Sullivan a Gibson Les Paul guitar, it was allegedly the first in Britain. Sullivan taught future Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore to play guitar, as well as helping Yes and Asia guitarist Steve Howe on his road to success. He was featured on 55 #1 hits, and worked with George Harrison, Frank Zappa, Thunderclap Newman, Love Affair, Long John Baldry, Marmalade, and The Tremeloes. During Jimmy Page’s session career, he was known as “Little Jim,” to differentiate him from Big Jim.
2013: 42 year-old John Mellencamp confirms he recently had a mild heart attack brought on by an 80-cigarettes-per-day habit and a cholesterol level of 300.
2013: Little Richard revealed that he had suffered a recent heart attack while at home with his family. The Rock 'n' Roll legend hadn't performed since nearly collapsing on stage during a gig in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2012.
2013: Kings Of Leon's 'Mechanical Bull' debuts at #2, behind Drake, on the Billboard 200. The album sells 110,000 copies in its first week.
2014: Metallica are Artists In Residence for Mill Valley Film Festival 37. Each band member hosts a screening of a film they have selected.
2015: The Winery Dogs - guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big/Poison), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big/Steve Vai) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) - release their second album, 'Hot Streak.'
2015: Slipknot's Scream Park, a haunted house attraction in Sacramento, begins a one month run concluding on All Saints Day (that's the day after Halloween for all you heathens), with three haunted houses: Prepare For Hell, Clown's Playhouse and Skin Ticket.
2015: Queensryche release their 'Condition Human' album.
2015: W.A.S.P.s first studio album in six years, 'Golgotha' is released. Golgotha, where Christ was crucified, is Hebrew for 'the place of the skull.'
2017: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty, who achieved 16 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1978 and 1995, died of cardiac arrest at the age of 66. Three of his songs, 'Don't Do Me Like That' (#10), 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around' (#3) (with Stevie Nicks) and 'Free Fallin' (#7) reached the Top 10.

October 3
1901: The Victor Talking Machine Company is The first record company incorporated, later merging with the Radio Corporation of America to become RCA-Victor.
1945: A 10 year old Elvis Presley made his first ever-public appearance in a talent contest at the Mississippi Alabama Dairy Show singing 'Old Shep.' He comes in second.
1952: The long-running radio hit 'The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet,' now featuring a 12-year-old Rick Nelson, debuts on CBS-TV, where it will run for another 14 years, bringing the total life of the show to 22 years
1958: The Biggest Show Of Stars 1958 Tour kicks off at the Worcester Auditorium in Worcester, Massachusetts. This Autumn Edition featured: Buddy Holly, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Darin, The Olympics, Dion & The Belmonts, Bobby Freeman, The Elegants, Jimmy Clanton, The Danleers, Duane Eddy, Clyde McPhatter and The Coasters.
1961: A group of teens from Hawthorne California calling themselves The Pendletones recorded three songs for Hite and Dorinda Morgan, who ran a publishing business and two small record labels. One of those songs was called 'Surfin', which, when pressed on to a Candix Records 45 rpm disc, was credited to The Beach Boys, a name made up by promotion man Russ Reagan, who had taken it upon himself to re-christen the band. 'Surfin' would get to #75 on the Billboard chart and sold 50,000 copies, launching the career of one of America's most successful Rock 'n' Roll acts.
1964: John Lennon writes 'I Feel Fine.'
1964: The Animals' self-titled debut album enters the charts.
1965: Johnny Cash is stopped by US Customs officials at the Mexican border on suspicion of heroin smuggling and found to be holding over 1,000 prescription narcotics and amphetamines. He receives a suspended sentence.
1966: The Zombies release 'She's Not There' in the US.
1967: Woody Guthrie dies after suffering from Huntington's Chorea disease. Guthrie was a major influence on Bob Dylan and American folk music. The 70's film 'Bound For Glory' is based on his life. His best-known song is 'This Land Is Your Lan,', which is regularly sung in American schools. Interestingly, Guthrie was a harsh critic of Fred Trump (father of Donald Trump), saying he was disgusted with Trump as a landlord, penning lyrics which accused him of stirring up racial hate “in the bloodpot of human hearts.” In 1988 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2000 he posthumously received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
1967: Keith Richards had his guard dogs blessed by a priest.
1968: Working at Trident Studios in London, The Beatles recorded the new George Harrison song ‘Savoy Truffle.' George, Paul, and Ringo recorded just one take of the basic track (drums, bass, and lead guitar). The song was inspired by Eric Clapton's love of chocolates, particularly Mackintosh's Good News.
1969: Pink Floyd performed at the Birmingham University Debating Hall in Birmingham, England.
1970: Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Lookin’ Out My Back Door' which was their 9th top 10 single in the U.S.
1970: Rare Earth peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of '(I Know) I’m Losing You' which was their second top 10 single in the U.S.
1970: Sly and The Family Stone perform at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario.
1971: Hawkwind appears at Northcote Arms in Southall, England.
1972: Yes plays at the Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina.
1974: Rush performs at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
1975: The Who release their 7th album, 'Who By Numbers.' It reached #7 on the UK album chart and #8 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and was named the 10th best album of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll. The cover was drawn by Entwistle as he was drawing a cartoon history of The Who.
1975: The Who begin their first UK tour in two years at New Bingley Hall in Stafford. Supporting them on this tour is The Steve Gibbons Band. For the first time in concert, Keith’s drums are placed on a riser but it causes him problems hearing the playback. The set consists of greatest hits plus a medley of Tommy songs revived due to the popularity of the movie. In addition, 'Join Together' and the new song 'Squeeze Box' have their stage debuts. 'Quadrophenia' is represented by four songs played out of order.
1975: ZZ Top performs at the Boston Garden.
1976: The Grateful Dead played at Cobo Arena in Detroit.
1977: Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers released their only studio album, 'L.A.M.F.'
1977: The TV event 'Elvis In Concert,' filmed just weeks before the King's death, is shown on CBS, with good friend Ann-Margret hosting. It shocks many with the depiction of a bloated and drug-addled Elvis Presley in his final days.
1978: Aerosmith posts bail for 30 fans convicted of smoking pot during their show at the Fort Wayne Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, IN. They pay approximately $4,200 in bail and fines.
1979: Van Halen appeared at Exhibition Hall in Phoenix, Arizona.
1980: Bruce Springsteen kicks of his tour for 'The River' in Ann Arbor, MI. He forgets the words to his anthem 'Born To Run,' and is joined by Bob Seger in a performance of 'Thunder Road.'
1980: Diamond Head release their debut album, 'Lightning to the Nations.'
1980: The Police released their 3rd album, 'Zenyattà Mondatta.' It continues their theme of giving their records French-sounding titles. This time, the title has no clear translation, although it is suggested that it is a stylized combination of "zenith" and "monde" (Top of the World). It becomes their most successful album so far in America, reaching a peak of #5 and winning the band a pair of Grammy awards for 'Behind My Camel' (Best Rock Instrumental Performance) and 'Don't Stand So Close to Me' (Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.
1981: Two months after MTV's debut, Blue Öyster Cult's 'Burnin' For You' reaches its peak of #40 in the US - their first Top 40 since '(Don't Fear) The Reaper' - thanks to a video shot in a Los Angeles culvert. Few American acts are making videos, so established rockers like BÖC and REO Speedwagon can get airtime. This changes a few years later when more photogenic artists make videos on a regular basis.
1981: Seventeen years into their career, The Kinks performed at Madison Square Garden in New York for the first time.
1981: Saturday Night Live begins its season on this date with a three-minute film by Yoko Ono showing footage of John Lennon. Rod Stewart brings out special guest Tina Turner to join him on (what else) 'Hot Legs' during his appearance.
1981: E.L.O.'s 'Hold On Tight' peaks at #10.
1981: Journey's breakthrough ballad 'Who's Crying Now' peaks at #4.
1981: Billy Joel released the first digitally recorded, live album, 'Songs in the Attic,' a collection of tunes he had recorded before his big breakthrough, 'Just The Way You Are.'
1983: Genesis released their self-titled 12th album. It reached at #9 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #1 on the UK Albums chart, and features the several charting singles - 'Illegal Alien' (Billboard Hot 100 - #44), 'Taking It All Too Hard' (Billboard Hot 100 - #50; Adult Contemporary - #11), 'That s All' (Billboard Hot 100 – #6, Adult Contemporary - #7), 'It's Gonna Get Better' (Mainstream Rock - #16), 'Just A Job To Do' (Mainstream Rock - #10), and 'Mama' (Billboard Hot 100 - #73, Mainstream Rock - #5).
1987: 'Welcome To The Jungle' is the second single (following 'It's So Easy') from Guns N' Roses' debut studio album, 'Appetite For Destruction.' A top 10 hit (#7) the song is later named "the greatest Hard Rock song of all time" by VH1.
1988: Keith Richards released his solo debut album, 'Talk Is Cheap.' It peaked at #24 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #37 in the UK. The track 'Take it So Hard' reached #3 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
1988: Girlschool released their 7th studio album, 'Take a Bite.'
1991: Texas governor Ann Richards proclaimed October 3 to be "Stevie Ray Vaughan Day". An annual motorcycle ride and concert in Central Texas benefits the Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Fund.
1992: Guns N' Roses and Metallica play the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Andrew Dice Clay introduces Guns N' Roses.
1988: Hollywood premiers the acclaimed documentary 'Imagine: John Lennon.'
1989: The Rolling Stones played the last of 3 nights in Foxboro, MA.
1991: Foundations Forum 91 kicked off at the Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles. This year the three day forum featured an industry only day as well as the first Foundations awards ceremony. Signed bands showcasing over the course of the three nights included Ozzy Osbourne, Soundgarden, Prong, Ugly Kid Joe, XYZ, Crimson Glory, The Almighty, Bang Tango, Claytown Troupe, Screaming Jets, Baby Animals, Lillian Axe and Asphalt Ballet. The first Foundations Awards ceremony was to recognize the significant contribution made by key artists to the heavy metal genre and the music industry as a whole. The proceeds were donated to the TJ Martell Foundation and the ceremony featured performances by Blind Melon, Temple of the Dog, Alice in Chains and Megadeth. The MC for the event was MTV's Riki Rachtman and awards presenters included Ronnie James Dio, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, Lemmy, Rick Rubin, Penelope Spheeris and Rikki Rokkett. The artist panel that year included Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies), Ricky Warwick (The Almighty), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam), Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Dweezil Zappa, and Harry James and Luke Morley (Thunder).
1994: Eric Clapton opened his 'Nothing but the Blues' tour in Montréal.
1994: Twisted Sister released their 1st live album, 'Live at Hammersmith.'
1997: Sugar Ray postpones their European tour after frontman Mark McGrath injures his leg at the first date in Bologna, Italy.
1999: It was announced that Jimi Hendrix’s sister Janie was planning to exhume Jimi’s body and move it to a pay-to view mausoleum. Other plans included a chance for fans to buy burial plots around Jimi’s new resting place.
1999: Ozzy Osbourne issued a press release asking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to remove Black Sabbath from the ballot. Black Sabbath was later inducted in 2006.
2000: After being questioned for nearly an hour by his parole board, John Lennon's killer is denied release on his first eligible parole, with the board stating that letting him free would "deprecate the seriousness of the crime."
2000: Benjamin Orr (The Cars) dies of pancreatic cancer in Atlanta, Georgia at the age 53.
2000: Green Day release their 6th studio album 'Warning.' Going to #4 on the Billboard 200, it is the group's first major label release not to go multi-platinum - but it eventually sells over a million copies.
2000: John Lennon's assassin, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole after serving 20 years in prison. Chapman was interviewed for 50 minutes by parole board members, who concluded that releasing Chapman would 'deprecate the seriousness of the crime.'
2002: Original Iron Butterfly guitarist and vocalist Darryl DeLoach died of liver cancer at the age of 56. DeLoach only appeared on the band’s first album, and left before the success of 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.' He became a restaurateur in San Diego.
2003: Ted Nugent’s reality show 'Surviving Nugent' premiered on VH1. The show took city dwellers to Nugent’s Michigan ranch to survive “backwoods” activities including building an outhouse and skinning a boar.
2003: The film of the benefit concert 'The Concert For George,' an all-star tribute to the recently deceased ex-Beatle George Harrison, opens in US theaters.
2003: 'School of Rock' opens in theaters, starring Jack Black as a musician who poses as a substitute teacher and forms a band with the students. Classic rock abounds in the film, with teachable moments soundtracked to 'Highway to Hell,' 'Smoke on the Water' and even 'Immigrant Song' - a track secured after Black made a video literally begging Led Zeppelin to let them use it.
2004: Teenage English soul star Joss Stone becomes the youngest female solo artist to top the British album survey as 'Mind Body & Soul' debuts at #1. The 17-year-old's second release, and first full-length album, bows ahead of Top-10 entries by Marilyn Manson, Tom Jones and Brian Wilson.
2005: A Perfect Circle drummer Josh Freese replaces the ailing Jerome Dillon for the remainder of Nine Inch Nail's North American Tour. N.I.N. had been forced to postpone shows due to Dillon's persistent heart troubles.
2005: Cream release their 4th live album, 'Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6, 2005.'
2005: Bullet For My Valentine released their debut album 'The Poison.'
2006: Quiet Riot release the album, 'Rehab.' It features Kevin DuBow back on vocals and contributions by Glenn Hughes.
2006: Evanescence release 'The Open Door,' the follow-up to their 2003 smash 'Fallen.' The songs represent singer Amy Lee's maiden effort with former Cold guitarist Terry Balsamo. "(After Ben Moody's departure), I didn't have somebody - I don't want to be mean - holding me back," says Lee. 'Call Me When You're Sober' is the lead single.
2006: The Who's Pete Townshend is honored at BMI's London Awards. The performing-rights organization recognizes Europe's leading songwriters and composers. Townshend receives TV Music Awards for penning tunes used on the three CSI TV series. Elton John, the Zombies' Rod Argent, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Paul Rodgers, Sting and Peter Gabriel nab Million-Air certificates for writing tracks earning the most plays on American TV and radio.
2006: 'We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions: American Land Edition,' a CD/DVD version of Bruce Springsteen's Folk album, drops. The set contains songs not previously released, behind-the scenes footage and a pair of performance clips of Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band.
2006: Ex-Police guitarist Andy Summers' autobiography, 'One Train Later,' is published.
2006: Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent lost a Supreme Court appeal in a dispute with former bandmates over royalties for his contributions in the group’s 1983 album 'Lick It Up.'
2007: The Rolling Stones set a new record for the top grossing tour of all time when their 'A Bigger Bang' tour, which ran from the Fall of 2005 to August 26, 2007, earned the band a staggering $558,255,524. The previous high was set by U2's Vertigo tour, which took place in 2005 and 2006, earning $389,000,000.
2007: Foo Fighters' sixth album, 'Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace,' enters Billboard 200 chart at #3 (behind Rascal Flatts and Keyshia Cole), after selling over 165,000 copies in its first week out.
2009: The Fifth Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute takes place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where the Ramones' guitarist is buried. Over 3,000 fans in attendance raise funds for the cancer research fund at University of Southern California Westside Prostate Cancer Center.
2011: Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen and the band's manager Dave Frey appear in Washington D.C. to urge Congress to seek legislation regarding temporary stages. Band members narrowly escaped a stage collapse in Canada at the Ottawa Bluesfest the previous July.
2011: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's 'Nevermind' album, Gibson USA introduces the Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass. It has glued-in neck of solid maple and a tonewood known for its ability to add punch, clarity and sustain.
2014: 'Gone Girl' is in theaters with a mostly ambient soundtrack composed by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Atticus Ross.
2014: Neil Peart's work on Rush's 1981 album 'Moving Pictures' gets him named Prog's Most Influential Drummer by readers of Rhythm Magazine.
2014: Seventeen years after its release, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' album is certified Double Diamond by the RIAA for sales of over 20 million in the US. It is the 9th album to achieve the certification.
2014: A mint-condition copy of The Beatles' 'Please Please Me' album, signed by George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr sold for $36,655 at an auction held in the US.
2015: Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor's "deep and terrifying roar to the alien warlord known as Fisher King" is heard during an episode of the BBC series 'Doctor Who.'

October 4
1963: A 18-year-old Eric Clapton, late of the Roosters and Casey Jones and the Engineers, joins the Yardbirds for tonight's gig at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England. He replaced original guitarist, 16-year-old Anthony "Top" Topham, who was faced with parental disapproval and the anxiety of abandoning his art studies. After a career as a interior designer, painter and musician, Topham would rejoin The Yardbirds from 2013 to 2015.
1963: The Beatles make their first appearance on the British teen pop music show 'Ready Steady Go!' They are interviewed by fellow performer, Dusty Springfield and lip-synch 'She Loves You' and 'Twist And Shout.'
1963: Billboard magazine reports that hot-rodding songs are the latest teen fad, replacing surfing songs. Among the top tunes is The Beach Boys' 'Little Deuce Coupe,' which sits at #15 on the Billboard chart. Capitol Records starts supplying DJs and record retailers with a book of hot-rod terms
1966: The Byrds played the first of a 13 night run at The Village Gate in New York City.
1967: A 10-date package tour of the UK kicked off at London’s Finsbury Park, featuring Traffic, The Young Rascals, Vanilla Fudge, Art and Keith West.
1968: Cream begins their announced farewell tour with a performance at Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, CA.
1968: On the first night of a UK club tour Led Zeppelin (billed as The Yardbirds featuring Jimmy Page) appeared at the Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, supported by Terry Reid's Fantasia.
1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival begin a four week run at #1 on the US album chart with their album 'Green River.' It was the group's first #1. In 2003, was ranked #95 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1969: Crosby, Stills & Nash release their ode to Judy Collins, 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.' 'Long Tome Gone' was on the B side of the 45 single. It appeared on the group's self-titled debut album in 1969 and was released as a single, hitting #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. The song is ranked #418 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1969: 'Abbey Road,' the last album recorded by The Beatles, enters the UK charts at #1. The L.P. would go on to be the group's biggest seller in Britain, although 'The Beatles' (the white album) sold more in North America. The final studio recordings from the group supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon: Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 years old if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps.’ And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo in a black suit), the Corpse (Paul, in a suit but barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim work shirt).
1970: Janis Joplin was found dead at the Landmark Hotel Hollywood after an accidental heroin overdose. Joplin had the posthumous 1971 US #1 single 'Me And Bobby McGee,' and the 1971 US #1 album 'Pearl.' She was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul" and as "Pearl" to her friends, Joplin remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with over 15.5 million albums sold in the USA. In 1995, Joplin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2005, she received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The United States Postal Service honored her with a commemorative stamp in 1994 as part of its Music Icons Forever campaign.
1971: Pink Floyd played the first of four nights at the Roman Ampitheater, Pompeii, Italy for their Live in Pompeii album.
1971: Ten Years After perform at Town Hall in Birmingham, West Midlands, England.
1971: The soundtrack to Frank Zappa's film '200 Motels' was released. It reached #59 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and
features a combination of rock and jazz songs, orchestral music and comedic spoken dialogue.
1973: A San Francisco Stephen Stills & Manassas concert turns into a reunion when David Crosby and Graham Nash join Stills onstage. A bit later Neil Young also joins them.
1973: The BBC broadcast the 500th edition of the Rock 'n' Roll show, 'Top Of The Pops.' The featured acts were Slade, Gary Glitter and The Osmonds.
1973: The J. Geils Band perform at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
1974: KISS played at the Music Hall in Houston, Texas.
1974: Thin Lizzy debut their new twin-guitar attack with new additions Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson at a concert in Wales.
1974: 'Utopia: Todd Rundgren's Utopia' debut album is released. It reached #34 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1974: The Who's 'Odds & Sods' album consisting of studio outtakes and rarities is released. It reached #15 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart
1974: John Lennon releases his 5th album, 'Walls And Bridges,' which would go on to top the Billboard album chart a few weeks later. Recorded during his estrangement from Yoko Ono, it turned out to be the last record that Lennon recorded without input from her. It topped the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart for one week in November, reached #6 on the UK Albums chart, and features the single, 'Whatever Gets You thru the Night,' which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1975: Pink Floyd's album 'Wish You Were Here' hits #1 on the Billboard charts.
1976: Elvis Presley attracts a crowd at a gas station in Memphis, Tennessee when he stops to fill up his Harley. After chatting with fans for a few minutes, the King calmly drives away.
1976: AC/DC appear at Westfallenhalle in Dortmund, Germany.
1980: Queen's 'Another One Bites The Dust' hits #1 on the US singles charts. It stays there for three weeks.
1980: On stage during a concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carly Simon collapses from "nervous exhaustion."
1980: Fleetwood Mac members Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join the USC Trojan Marching Band, which performed on their hit 'Tusk,' during halftime of the football game between USC and Arizona State. Nicks twirls a baton, Fleetwood plays a bass drum, and Buckingham mock conducts as the band plays the song. For their work on the song, the marching band is also presented with a platinum version of the album of the same name by three members of the rock band.
1982: Bruce Springsteen releases 'Nebraska,' an album made up of tunes Bruce recorded on a 4-track tape machine in his home studio.
1982: Hall & Oates released their 11th studio album, 'H2O.' It reached #3 on the Billboard Top 200 LP's (#3) and #8 on the Top R&B LP's charts. It featured three Top 10 US singles, one being 'Maneater,' which was the biggest hit of their career, spending four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The album title is a play on the chemical formula for water, where "H" is for Hall, and "O" is for Oates. H2O is certified double platinum by the RIAA with sales of over two million copies
1986: Dan Rather is mugged by two men who repeatedly ask him 'Kenneth, what’s the frequency?' The incident later influences the R.E.M. song 'What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?' Years later, in 1994, in an attempt to get in contact with someone who might be able to identify the frequency and put an end to the voices that had haunted him for so many years, Rather’s assailant, William Tager, shoots and kills an NBC technician outside the 'Today Show' studios. Today, he is incarcerated in a prison in New York.
1986: Van Halen’s 'Love Walks In' peaks at #22 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
1987: Whitesnake hit #1 on the Billboard singles chart with 'Here I Go Again.'
1988: Determined to finally clean his system of the alcohol and drugs he's been abusing for years, Ringo Starr, along with wife Barbara Bach, flies to Tucson, AZ to enter the Sierra Tucson Rehabilitation Clinic. He will stay six weeks.
1990: Bonnie Raitt plays the Vote Choice concert sponsored by the Hollywood Women's Political Committee.
1990: Two separate lawsuits are combined on appeal against CBS Records and Ozzy Osbourne by the parents of 17 year old Harold Hamilton and 16 year old Michael Waller, both of whom are alleged to have committed suicide after listening to Osbourne's 'Suicide Solution.' The Supreme Court would refuse to reinstate the case. A California court had already dismissed a separate suit in 1988, ruling that suicide was not a foreseeable result of Osbourne's song.
1991: Savatage release their 6th studio album, 'Streets: A Rock Opera.'
1993: Iron Maiden released the live single, 'Hallowed Be Thy Name.'
1994: Singer Glenn Frey's stomach surgery causes the Eagles to postpone their much-anticipated reunion tour, titled 'Hell Freezes Over.'
1994: Smashing Pumpkins release their 'Pisces Iscariot' album.
1994: Dream Theater release their 3rd studio album, 'Awake.'
1994: Danny Gatton, who was ranked 63rd on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time in 2003, locked himself in his garage in Newburg, Maryland and shot himself with no explanation. He was 49.
1996: 'That Thing You Do!,' starring Tom Hanks as the manager of fictional '60s band The Wonders, is released in theaters. The title-track to the film was written by Adam Schlesinger, bass player for Fountains of Wayne.
1996: Following the cancellation of several Oasis U.S. tour dates due to a disagreement between Liam and Noel Gallagher, Noel is interviewed in a pub (a bad sign) by a New Musical Express reporter. Asked if he thinks Oasis will ever tour the U.S. again, Noel says, "No. F*ck 'em." Of course, Oasis does return to the U.S.
1996: Gary Cherone, a former member of Extreme, becomes Van Halen's new, if short lived, vocalist.
1996: Dio release their 7th studio album, 'Angry Machines.'
1997: Farm Aid returns to Illinois for the first time since it started in 1985, selling out the New World Music Theater in Tinley Park. Performers include The Dave Matthews Band and Beck.
1999: Paul McCartney releases his first album since the death of his wife Linda in April 1998. Entitled 'Run Devil Run,' the CD is a collection of Rock oldies along with new McCartney songs. His 11th solo album reached #27 on the Billboard Top Albums chart.
1999: Jimi Hendrix's half-sister Janie announces her plans to exhume the body of her famous brother and move it to a mausoleum where curious onlookers can view it for a price. The public outcry forces her to shelve the idea.
2003: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band wrap up their 2002-03 world tour at New York's Shea Stadium. It's the 120th show of the 14 month tour. Bob Dylan joins the band up to perform 'Highway 61 Revisited.'
2004: Elton John rips Madonna for allegedly lip-synching in concert. "Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay to see them should be shot," states John.
2005: Nickelback's 'All The Right Reasons' is released. It features the hits 'Photograph,' 'Far Away' and 'Rockstar' and goes to #1 in their native Canada and also in the US, where it sells over 10 million copies.
2005: Exodus releases their 7th studio album, 'Shovel Headed Kill Machine.'
2006: The Beastie Boys headline 'Gimme Shelter: Rock & Rescue NYC' at the Hiro Ballroom. The benefit concert raises money for local animal-rescue shelters.
2005: Badfinger's Mike Gibbins died in his sleep at his Florida home at the age of 56. Badfinger had the 1970 UK #4 and US #7 single 'Come And Get It,' written by Paul McCartney. He had also been a member of The Iveys during the ’60s.
2005: Testament release their 7th studio album, 'Shovel Headed Kill Machine.'
2006: Dave Grohl fulfills his promise to drink a beer with an Australian miner named Brant Webb who asked to hear Foo Fighters music while he was trapped underground for nearly two weeks. Grohl performs a new instrumental song called 'The Ballad Of Beaconsfield Miners' during the Foo Fighters' acoustic concert in Sydney. After the show Grohl hooks up with Webb and his friends for a brew or two.
2007: Gibson Guitar unveils a custom guitar inspired by the Trini Lopez signature model played by Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl.
2008: Nearly 50,000 fans attend Bruce Springsteen's free performance in Philadelphia, the first of a three-rally series at which he appears in support of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. "(Our country) needs someone with Senator Obama's understanding, temperateness, deliberativeness, maturity, compassion, toughness, and faith, to help us rebuild our house once again," says the Boss during his set. Springsteen also plays at Obama events in Columbus, OH, and Ypsilanti, MI.
2008: The documentary 'Johnny Cash's America' receives its theatrical premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival in Bearsville, N.Y. John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan and Ozzy Osbourne appear in the film.
2008: Nearly 50,000 fans attend Bruce Springsteen's free performance in Philadelphia, the first of a three-rally series at which he appears in support of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. "(Our country) needs someone with Senator Obama's understanding, temperateness, deliberativeness, maturity, compassion, toughness, and faith, to help us rebuild our house once again," says the Boss during his seven-song set. Springsteen also plays at Obama events in Columbus, OH, and Ypsilanti, MI.
2009: Farm Aid takes place in Maryland Heights, MO. Founders/mainstays Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Country legend Willie Nelson perform. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised over $34-million for family farmers.
2010: After being blasted by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for allegedly using anti-Semitic images during his 'The Wall Live' tour, former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters writes a letter that's published in Britain's The Independent. "(This is a) serious charge that demands a response," writes Waters. "The song to which he (the ADL's director Abe Foxman) refers, 'Good Bye Blue Sky,' describes how ordinary people, military and civilians alike, suffer trauma in the aftermath of war. There is no anti-Semitism in The Wall Show." In the end though, Waters tweaks the song's accompanying video so the controversial images; a Star of David and dollar signs, are separated.
2010: Bring Me The Horizon's 3rd album, 'There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret,' is released.
2011: Duff McKagan's memoir, 'It's So Easy: And Other Lies' is released in bookstores.
2011: Scott Weiland's Christmas album, 'The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,' is released. The Stone Temple Pilots/ex-Velvet Revolver frontman performs the title track, 'The Christmas Song,' 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' and 'White Christmas.'
2012: Deep Purple and Rush are finally nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Both were eligible for years (20 for Deep Purple and 15 for Rush) before being nominated. Rush gets in, but not Deep Purple.
2013: 'Nothing To Fear,' the first horror movie from Slash's production company, Slasher Films, is in theaters. The plot revolves around a Kansas town which, according to legend, is one of the seven gateways to Hell.
2014: Folsom city officials dedicate the Johnny Cash Trail and Overpass in honor of the classic 'At Folsom Prison' album Cash recorded live in '68.
2014: Paul Revere, organist and leader of Paul Revere & The Raiders, passes away at his home in Idaho at the age of 76. Between 1961 and 1971, the band placed 15 songs on Billboard’s Top 40, including 'Kicks,' 'Hungry,' 'Good Thing' and 'Him or Me, What’s It Gonna Be.' Their biggest triumph came in 1971 with 'Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian),' which became an unlikely smash, hitting #1 on the charts and selling over a million copies.
2015: 'Cass Country,' the first solo album in 15 years from the Eagles singer and drummer Don Henley, debuts at #3 on the Billboard 200. Selling 89,000 copies in the first week, the album also goes to #1 on both the Top Album Sales and the Top Country Albums charts.
2015: Joe Walsh and Steven Tyler perform at the Unite to Face Addiction, a Washington, D.C. rally. They both had well documented addiction problems. Sheryl Crow, the Fray and Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik also hit the stage.

October 5
1947: The first taped radio show is broadcast on ABC, a performance by Bing Crosby that demonstrated the capabilities of the new Ampex 200 recorder.
1961: As a follow up to their US #1 smash, 'Blue Moon,' The Marcels release a similar sounding tune called 'Heartaches,' which will climb to number seven on the US Pop chart.
1962: The Beatles release their first single, 'Love Me Do' b/w 'P.S. I Love You,' in the UK. That night, it is played on Radio Luxembourg, owned by EMI, representing the first time a Beatles song is ever heard on the airwaves. It spent 26 week's on the chart peaking at #17. Beatles producer George Martin has said when 'Love Me Do' was released, it was the day the world changed.
1965: Johnny Cash was arrested crossing the Mexican border into El Paso, Texas after customs officials found hundreds of pills in his guitar case. He would receive a suspended jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.
1966: Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed shortly thereafter.
1967: The Doors played the final night of a five night run at Steve Paul's Scene in New York City.
1967: The Association's 'Never My Love' reached its peak position of #2 on Billboard's Hot 100. As of the end of 2001, The Recording Industry Association of America listed it as the second most played song in the 20th century with over 7 million radio plays. 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling' by The Righteous Brothers was first with over 8 million.
1968: Cream release their single 'White Room.'
1968: Steppenwolf release their single 'Magic Carpet Ride.'
1968: The Rolling Stone's 'Street Fighting Man' peaks without reaching the Top 40. It is banned in some cities out of fear the song might incite riots or civil unrest.
1968: The Monkees 'Porpoise Song' b/w 'As We Go Along' 45 single is released. Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and performed The Monkees on their album 'Head.' The song was commissioned by Bob Rafelson, the director and producer of the film 'Head.' The song was released as a single in 1968, and reached #62 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single version runs over a minute longer than the album version.
1969: The Who made their first and only appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1969: Donovan appeared at Ellis Auditorium North Hall in Memphis, Tennessee.
1970: The Rolling Stones performed at Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany.
1970: The Guess Who release their 8th studio album, 'Share the Land.'
1970: 'Led Zeppelin III' was released in the UK on Atlantic records. The album peaked at #1 on both the UK and US charts. It has now been certified 6 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 6 million copies. It was recorded between January and August 1970 and released on Atlantic Records. The material was composed largely at a remote cottage in Wales known as Bron-Yr-Aur. It was #1 in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Italy. It reached to #1 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart (staying there for 4 weeks), and #30 on the Billboard Top R&B LP's chart. The single, 'Immigrant Song' reached #16 on the Hot 100 chart. The original cover and interior gatefold art consisted of a surreal collection of random images. Behind the front cover was a rotatable laminated card disc, covered with more images, including photos of the band members, which showed through holes in the cover. The distinctive cover was based on a suggestion of Jimmy Page’s that it should resemble an old-fashioned gardening seed chart. It was designed by Richard Drew, and the sleeve photographs were taken by fellow Leeds Polytechnic lecturer Martin Salisbury.
1970: Hawkwind performed at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London.
1971: The Moody Blues played at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.
1972: Elton John performed at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario.
1973: The Who's '5.15' b/w 'Water' 45 single is released in the UK. Written by Pete Townshend of The Who from their second rock opera, 'Quadrophenia.' The song reached #20 on the UK Singles Chart, while the 1979 re-release (accompanying the film and soundtrack album) reached #45 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1973: Elton John's 7th studio album 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' is released. It topped the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart for 8 weeks, beginning on November 10, 1973. Three singles reached the Billboard Hot 100 - "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (#2), "Bennie and the Jets" (#1), and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" (#12). The album is ranked #91 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time
1973: Bryan Ferry's first solo album, 'These Foolish Things' is released. Controversial in its day, Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry's first solo album now seems more eccentric than groundbreaking; more one man's oddball take on an eclectic bunch of his favorite artists' songs than an ironic manifesto of a new pop order. Rock purists, of course, were outraged. How dare Ferry implicitly maintain the esthetic equivalence of Bob Dylan ('A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall,' complete with gospel backup singers and thunderstorm effects), with teen angst queen Leslie Gore (an unabashedly camp version of her classic 'It's My Party')?
1973: King Crimson performed at Municipal Audtorium in San Antonio, Texas.
1974: Mike Oldfields Tubular Bell‘ went to #1 for the first time on the album chart 15 months after being released. The album had a big boost when it was featured in the movie 'The Exorcist.' It went on to sell over 10 million copies worldwide.
1974: The Beach Boys 'Endless Summer' greatest hits album hits #1. The collection would spend 155 weeks on the Billboard Hot 200, selling over 3 million copies. It was the group’s second #1. The album was a collection of hits from the band’s pre-Pet Sounds period. 'Endless Summer' was compiled by their old label Capitol Records while the Beach Boys were contracted with Reprise Records.
1974: The Guess Who peak at #6 with the novelty song 'Clap For The Wolfman.' It's a tribute to legendary DJ Wolfman Jack, who is heard on the song.
1974: ‎Bon Scott‬ performs with ‪AC/DC‬ for the first time at Le-Sands Masonic Hall in ‎Australia‬.
1975: The three original Wailers: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer perform together for the last time at Stevie Wonder's benefit concert, the Wonder Dream Concert, in Kingston, Jamaica.
1975: Harry Chapin's 'Cats in the Cradle' is released. It will enter the Hot 100 in November and top the chart just before Christmas.
1976: Hall And Oates' second album, 'Abandoned Luncheonette,' which contained the hit single 'She's Gone,' is certified Gold just three weeks after its release.
1976: The Doobie Brothers 'It Keeps You Runnin' b/w 'Turn It Loose' 45 single is released. Written by Michael McDonald, it reached #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1976: AC/DC played at Stadthalle, Bern, Switzerland.
1977: Fleetwood Mac's 'You Make Loving Fun' b/w 'Gold Dust Woman' 45 single is released. It was the 4th and final single from the band's album 'Rumours' in 1977. This song was the 4th top 10 hit from Rumours, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1977: Rush performed at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona.
1978: Aerosmith appeared at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1979: Jethro Tull played at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario.
1979:The Who's 'Quadrophenia (soundtrack) is released. It reached #46 on the Billboard 200 Top LPs chart, and #23 on the UK Album chart. The album was dedicated to Peter Meaden, a prominent Mod and first manager of The Who, who had died a year prior to the album's release. The album contains ten of the seventeen tracks from the original rock opera 'Quadrophenia' (as not all of the tracks were used in the film). These are different mixes than those that appear on the 1973 album as they were remixed in 1979 by John Entwistle.
1979: A little more than a year after the death of drummer Keith Moon, The Who's 'The Kids Are Alright' album is certified platinum.
1979: The Police release their 2nd album, 'Reggatta de Blanc.' It reached # 25 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. The single 'Message In A Bottle' peaked at #74 on the Billboard Hot 100. The instrumental "Reggatta de Blanc", one of the few songs written by the Police as a group, came from the long instrumental break in the live performance of 'Can't Stand Losing You' and earned the band the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. In 2003, the album was ranked #369 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1979: Riot released their 2nd album, 'Narita.' It was previously released in Japan, but was only available in the U.S. as an import.
1980: Yes performed at Selland Arena in Fresno, California.
1981: King Crimson headlined at Moles Club in Bath, England.
1981: Saxon release their 4th studio album, 'Denim and Leather.'
1982: Twenty years after its first release, EMI Records re-issues The Beatles' 'Love Me Do' in the UK. It will rise to #4 by the end of the month.
1982: The Who played at the Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois, just outside of Chicago.
1984: Queen played the first of nine concerts at the Sun City Super Bowl, Sun City, Republic of Bophuthatswana (integrated into South Africa's North West Province in 1994).
1984: The Grateful Dead played at the Coliseum in Charlotte, NC.
1987: Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr began rehearsals with The Pretenders in preparation for the band supporting U2 on their North America tour.
1988: Def Leppard's 'Love Bites' hits #1 on the Billboard singles chart.
1989: Motley Crue plays a warm-up show for their upcoming Dr. Feelgood tour at the Whisky a Go Go, in Hollywood, under their pseudonym The Foreskins. The band also films their next video, 'Kickstart My Heart' at the gig.
1990: Deep Purple release their 13th studio album, 'Slaves and Masters.'
1991: Guns N' Roses 'Use Your Illusion II' debuts at #1, followed by 'Use Your Illusion I' on Billboard's albums chart. 'Use Your Illusion II' spent two weeks at #1 and was the band’s second and last #1 album in the U.S.
1991: Ozzy Osbourne debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with 'No More Tears' which went on to sell four million copies in the U.S. Alongside 'Blizzard of Ozz' it is Osbourne’s highest selling album in the U.S. as a solo artist.
1992: Metallica's video for 'Sad But True' debuted. It was directed by Wayne Isham and was the fifth and final single from 'The Black Album.'
1993: The Beatles 1962-1966 (Red) and 1967-1970 (Blue) are released on CD
1996: Joan Osborne, Soul Asylum, Jewel, Extra Fancy, The Presidents of the United States of America, and Dog's Eye View, among others, perform at the first annual 'Concert to Benefit The Pedro Zamora Foundation.' The show raises money for the PZF to use toward educating kids about AIDS
1999: Paul McCartney releases his first album since the death of his wife Linda in April 1998. Entitled 'Run Devil Run,' the CD is a collection of Rock oldies along with new McCartney songs.
1999: After breaking up "permanently" in 1983, the Who reform with an announcement by singer Roger Daltrey that the trio will re-form for a Las Vegas concert. The show was also to be broadcast live on the Internet.
2000: The book 'The Beatles Anthology,' some twenty years in the making, is published in the US. Stores in Japan and Britain opened at midnight to satisfy demand for the book, the first written by the band members. Publishers said the 350,000-word volume, at a cost of £35 ($56,) had already attracted more than one and a half million orders worldwide.
2002: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were the musical guest on the season premiere of season 28 of 'Saturday Night Live.'
2003: Ted Nugent’s reality show, 'Surviving Nugent' premieres on VH1. Set on Nugent’s 2000-acre Michigan ranch, it has seven contestants competing in a series of challenges, like building an outhouse and skinning a boar, for a new pickup truck and $25,000.
2004: Neil Young shows up again on the Vote For Change tour. in St. Paul, MN. Wearing a Homeland Security T-shirt, Young joins R.E.M. on their song 'Country Feedback' and performs Bob Dylan's 'All Along The Watchtower' with Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M. and John Fogerty.
2004: Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars undergoes hip-replacement surgery after suffering from a degenerative disease that damages ligaments, tendons and bones.
2004: R.E.M. unfurls their 15th album, the politically oriented 'Around The Sun.'
2004: Dream Theater released their 4th live album, 'Live at Budokan.'
2004: The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction are featured on 'Left Of The Dial: Dispatches From The '80s Underground,' a four-disc collection. The box set takes its name from a Replacements song and features covers '80s Alternative-Rock songs.
2004: Peter Frampton, Santana, Slash, Vernon Reid and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan appear on the 'Sing A Song With Six Strings' compilation. The songs are inspired by children, fatherhood and family. Several tracks are new releases.
2004: Neil Young shows up again on the Vote For Change tour. This time it's in St. Paul. Wearing a Homeland Security T-shirt, Young joins R.E.M. on their song 'Country Feedback' and performs Bob Dylan's 'All Along The Watchtower' with Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M. and John Fogerty.
2004: Fates Warning release their 10th studio album, 'FWX.'
2005: Pearl Jam plays an intimate show at Chicago's House Of Blues to help raise funds for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. They are joined by ex-Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant for renditions of Zeppelin's 'Fool In The Rain' and Neil Young's 'Rockin' In The Free World.' Tickets for the one-off charity gig go for $1,000 each with proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and Jazz Foundation of America.
2006: Jon Bon Jovi is named Habitat For Humanity's worldwide ambassador at an event held in Philadelphia. Bon Jovi also announces the formation of the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation, which partners with Habitat, the Philly-based Project H.O.M.E. charity and Saturn automakers for an initiative to renovate houses in the city.
2006: Reggae legend Bob Marley was honored with a heritage plaque at his former north London home at 34 Ridgmount Gardens in Camden. The event was part of Black History Month, a season of events promoting the contribution of African-Caribbean communities in London.
2007: John Mellencamp's 'Jena' video is "so inflammatory, so defamatory, that a line has been crossed and enough is enough," writes Murphy R. McMillin, the mayor of Jena, LA, in a fax to the press. The song/video refer to the 'Jena Six,' a group of black students accused of beating a white classmate after nooses were hung from a tree where black students congregated. Mellencamp sings "Jena, take your nooses down" and says the song is a condemnation of racism, not indictment of the people of Jena.
2007: The recording industry won a key fight against illegal music downloading when a federal jury found a Minnesota woman guilty of sharing copyrighted music online and levied $220,000 in damages against her. In the first such lawsuit to go to trial, the record companies accused the woman of downloading the songs without permission and offering them online through a Kazaa file-sharing account. The Recording Industry Association of America has filed over 26,000 similar lawsuits since 2003.
2008: After 17 years living as a couple, Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night are married. At their wedding, guests wear 14th-century attire and jesters, knights and minstrels provide the entertainment. Night and Blackmore were brought together through a shared love of Renaissance music and together form the band Blackmore's Night.
2009: Elvis Presley's grandson, 17-year-old Benjamin Keough, was offered a $5 million contract by Universal Records to record up to five albums, according to Britain's Daily Telegraph.
2010: Bret Michaels bares all on the cover of Billboard magazine. Michaels, wearing nothing more than his signature bandana, is partly hidden behind a headline that reads "maximum exposure." The Poison frontman and solo artist is promoting his VH1 reality series called 'Life As I Know It.' He calls the show "an all-access backstage pass into my everyday life."
2010: 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' (The Beatles), 'Losing My Religion' (R.E.M.) and 'Only The Good Die Young' (Billy Joel) are performed on FOX's hit teen musical show, 'Glee.' In the episode, titled Grilled Cheesus, members of the McKinley High School glee club have religious experiences that inspire them to take on spiritually oriented songs.
2010: The three surviving members of John Lennon's first band The Quarrymen were booked to play a special charity concert for Amnesty International, just yards from the late Beatle's former home at the Dakota Apartments in New York, to mark his 70th birthday.
2010: Joe Satriani released his 13th studio album, 'Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards.'
2011: Scottish Folk-Guitar master Bert Jansch dies at age 67. He was a big influence on Led Zeppelin and Neil Young.
2011: The Martin Scorsese documentary 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World' premieres on HBO.
2011: Steve Jobs dies after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56. Jobs, the founder of Apple and a music industry visionary, was adopted at birth and grew up as a loner and a fan of all things counterculture. Among so many other innovations, his invention of both iTunes and the iPod revolutionized the music industry and helped to quell music piracy.
2012: The Beatles issue a limited-edition 45 rpm of their first single 'Love Me Do,' to mark the 50th anniversary of the song's release. 'P.S. I Love You' is on the B-side.
2012: Stone Sour announce via their Facebook page that bassist Johnu Chow has replaced Shawn Economaki.
2012: Art Garfunkel was forced to scrap the remainder of his comeback tour due to ongoing voice problems. The singer was diagnosed with vocal paresis in 2010, prompting he and his former partner Paul Simon to cancel a planned reunion tour.
2013: John Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame was discovered to have been defaced with graffiti. After a call to Walk Of Fame authorities, the damage was quickly repaired.

October 6
1956: Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender' b/w 'Anyway You Want Me (That's How I'll Be)' 45 single is released. The song hit #1 on the Billboard charts the week ending November 3, 1956, remaining in the position for 5 weeks and reached no. 11 on the charts in the UK. "Love Me Tender" also reached number three for three weeks on the R&B chart. It was also an achievement as 'Love Me Tender' succeeded another Presley single, 'Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel' at #1. This version was ranked #437 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1958: Billboard magazine runs an article that states "Payola, that under-the-turntable device whereby record companies win plugs and influence disc jockeys, is fast growing into a monster that may yet destroy its creators. According to key record execs, jockey payola is so widespread that it's no longer possible to measure its effectiveness." Disc jockey Alan Freed's career will soon be ended by the scandal.
1962: The Beatles make their first personal appearance. They sign copies of 'Love Me Do' at a record store in Widnes.
1964: The Beatles record 'Eight Days A Week' in 13 takes at Abbey Road Studios in London. It was the first time Lennon & McCartney went into the studio with an incomplete song & then finished it during the recording process.Later that evening they partied with The Ronettes and Mick Jagger at The Ad Lib Club in London.
1965: The Who play at the Palais de Danse in Cowdenbeath, Scotland.
1965: The Yardbirds 'I'm A Man' b/w 'Still I'm Sad' 45 single is released. It reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1966: British rocker Johnny Kidd was killed in a car crash in Manchester, England at the age of 26. The car was being driven by the husband of the secretary of his fan club. Although he never made a dent in the US record charts, Kidd had several hits in the UK. He is best remembered on the North America music scene for writing The Guess Who's 1965 chart debut, 'Shakin' All Over.'
1967: Pink Floyd appeared at the Miss Teenage Brighton Contest, Top Rank Suite, Brighton, England, playing the musical interlude during the contest.
1967: Jimi Hendrix performs on the new BBC 1 radio show Top Gear, with Stevie Wonder, who was visiting the studios, sitting in on drums for a jam called (appropriately enough) 'Jammin' and a version of Stevie's 'I Was Made To Love Her.'
1967: The Doors appeared in concert at the Cal State Los Angeles Gymnasium. California, with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Sunshine Company opening the show.
1968: Pink Floyd performed at The Country Club, Belsize Park, in London.
1968: 'The Doors Are Open' airs on British T.V. The special coincides with the Doors European tour.
1968: The Beatles 'Hey Jude' promotional film, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, is broadcast for the first time in the U.S. on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
1969: The Beatles released a double A-sided single which feature the songs 'Something' And 'Come Together.' Both songs were from the band's 1969 album 'Abbey Road.' It is George Harrison's first A-side single with The Beatles and the only song written by him to top the U.S. charts while he was in the band.
1970: Genesis performs at British Legion Hall in Princes Risborough, England.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band performed at Pan American Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
1972: Led Zeppelin flew into Hong Kong and were mobbed by fans asking for autographs. The group was just passing through Hong Kong on its way home after concerts in Japan.
1972: During sessions at RCA Studios, New York City, David Bowie recorded 'The Jean Genie,' which became the lead single from his 1973 album 'Aladdin Sane.'
1972: Chicago 'Dialogue (Part I And II)' b/w 'Now That You've Gone' 45 single is released. On the album the song is over 7 minutes long and is divided into two tracks. An edited version of the song was released as a single in October 1972, eventually reaching #24 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
1972: Genesis release their 4th studio album, 'Foxtrot.'
1973: The Doobie Brothers 'China Grove' peaks at #15 on the pop charts.
1973: Slade scored their second UK #1 album when 'Sladest' started a three week-run at the top of the charts.
1973: The 'Brothers and Sisters' album by The Allman Brothers entered the last of it’s five week run at #1.
1974: King Crimson released their album, 'Red.' It reached #66 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. The title track was ranked #87 in the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs list of Rolling Stone. It was their last studio recording of the 1970s and the last before the lead member Robert Fripp temporarily disbanded the group.
1974: Eric Clapton performs at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1975: Roxy Music plays at Trentham Garden in Stoke, England.
1976: The Who appears at Veterans Memorial Complex in Phoenix, Arizona.
1976: Rick Dees And His Cast of Idiots receive a Gold record for one of the more bizarre novelty hits of the decade, 'Disco Duck.' In December, it will become only the 4th single ever to be certified Platinum. Dees was fired from his broadcasting job at WMPS in Memphis, Tennessee, when he mentioned that his song, 'Disco Duck,' was almost #1, and that his own radio station would not let him play it. He was soon hired by a rival Memphis station and went on to a highly successful radio career, being inducted into both the National Radio Hall of Fame, and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall Of Fame.
1977: Rod Stewart is named in a $15 million "palimony" suit by actress Britt Eklund.
1977: Aerosmith release their 17th single, 'Draw The Line.'
1977: Frank Zappa performed at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.
1978: The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger apologizes to activist Jesse Jackson, who raised a public outcry over the lyrics of the Stones' recent song 'Some Girls,' specifically the line "black girls just want to get------all night." Jagger refuses calls to change the lyrics.
1978: Johnny O’Keefe dies from a heart attack induced by prescribed drugs in Darlinghurst, Australia. He was 43. He allegedly had been depressed over the death of Elvis Presley and was quoted saying, “I’ll be next.” O’Keefe was the first Australian rock ‘n’ roll performer to tour the United States. He was known for his hits 'Wild One,' 'She’s My Baby' and his cover of 'Shout!,' 'Wild One' was revived in 1986 and recorded by Iggy Pop as 'Real Wild Child.'
1979: The Eagles release their single 'Heartache Tonight.' It will become their 5th Billboard #1 single, but stall at #40 in the UK.
1979: Fleetwood Mac`s release the single 'Tusk.'
1979: Van Halen peak at #84 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with 'Beautiful Girls.'
1979: Led Zeppelin's 'In Through The Out Door' was at #1 on the US album chart. Six versions of the cover were released, each depicting the same bar scene photographed from one of six different angles.
1979: 'Gotta Serve Somebody' gave Bob Dylan his 12th US top 40 hit when it entered the chart for the first time. Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the song won Dylan the Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Male in 1980.
1980: John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) is sentenced to 3 months in prison for a bar brawl. Lydon says, “On my arrival the warders decided to make an example of me. They stripped me down, threw me into the yard and hosed me down…Inside there, it was tough — really really tough and hard – and a punishing regime. The warders would wake me up all night long with their truncheons...The embarrassment. I just wanted to crawl under the concrete.”
1980: The Grateful Dead performed at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco.
1981: ZZ Top appeared at Hemmerleinhalle in Nuremberg, Germany.
1984: David Bowie's 'Tonight' album peaks at #11. In the UK, his 6th #1 album.
1984: Stevie Ray Vaughn played at the Orpheum Theater in Boston, Massachusetts.
1986: Metal Church released their 2nd full-length album, 'The Dark.'
1990: 'Ragged Glory,' a brilliant Neil Young & Crazy Horse LP, can only get to #31 on the album chart.
1990: 'A Gathering of Tribes,' a two-day concert said to be the inspiration behind Lollapalooza, is staged in Mountain View, CA and Costa Mesa, CA by The Cult’s Ian Astbury and promoter Bill Graham. Artists on the bill include Soundgarden, Ice-T, Indigo Girls, Queen Latifah, Joan Baez, Steve Jones, Michelle Shocked, Iggy Pop, The Cramps, London Quireboys,The Mission UK, Crash Vegas and The Charlatans UK. The event raises money for Native-American-related causes and also gives concertgoers a chance to learn about organizations like Act Up, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Rock the Vote, and local animal rights groups.
1990: Queensryche peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with 'Empire' which went on to become their biggest selling album selling three million copies in the U.S.
1990: Billy Idol peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with his cover of The Doors’ 'L.A. Woman.' It was Idol’s final single to chart in the U.S.
1990: Metallica enter One On One Studios in Los Angeles, CA with producer Bob Rock & begin working on 'Metallica (The Black Album).'
1992: R.E.M. released their 8th studio album 'Automatic for the People.' It goes on reach #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart and sells over four million copies in the U.S.
1994: Eagles singer and guitarist Glenn Frey undergoes abdominal surgery to relieve pain from diverticulitis. The Eagles postpone their Hell Freezes Over reunion tour for the remainder of the year. It is their first concert tour in 14 years.
1995: 'Grind,' the first track from Alice in Chains' eponymous album is released to radio via satellite uplink to stem the excessive spread of taped copies of the song. Earlier in October, the song had been leaked to radio prematurely.
1998: Bruce Springsteen went to court in the U.K. to prevent Masquerade Music from selling a compilation of recordings Springsteen made before he signed to Columbia Records titled Before the Fame. Springsteen would ultimately win the case.
1998: Sepultura release their 7th studio album, 'Against.'
2002: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones donates 100,000 pounds ($184,000) to the school he once attended in Dartford, England, for musical instruments and a band director. The musical center is named after the singer.
2004: Incubus singer Brandon Boyd is arrested at NYC’s LaGuardia Airport after screeners find a switchblade in the bottom of his bag. Boyd is charged with criminal possession of a weapon but allowed to take a later flight to Raleigh, NC, for a performance that night. “I totally forgot it was at the bottom of my bag, and when the security person pulled it out, I thought, ‘Oh, no,’” says Boyd.
2004: On his radio show, Howard Stern announces his move to satellite radio, where he will broadcast on Sirius. The popular DJ gives the service a huge bump in subscribers, and the move to satellite means he can do his show with fewer commercials and restrictions.
2004: Red Hot Chili Pepper`s vocalist Anthony Kiedis publishes his autobiography, 'Scar Tissue.'
2004: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed and Metallica are heard on the in-game soundtrack of 'Tony Hawk`s Underground 2' video game.
2005: U2 is the only guest NBC's 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien.'
2005: Green Day performs as the Network. The latter is a New Wave incarnation. Both groups play Vegas with the Network opening for Green Day. Also, Green Day plays Halo 2 against Xbox Live members. Participating gamers play for Green Day stuff.
2005: A bomb scare interrupts the Rolling Stones concert in Charlottesville, VA. Eight songs into the show Mick Jagger informs the crowd that authorities have directed the group to temporarily stop. Audience members in the first 20 rows vacate their seats while bomb-sniffing dogs check the area. Nothing is found so the concert resumes.
2005: Jimmy Page visits a Cork, Ireland, museum to open an exhibition celebrating the 19th century English architect William Burges.
2006: An audio tape Bob Dylan recorded in 1959 with a high-school friend in his hometown of Hibbing, MN, is up for auction. The cassette features Dylan singing three tunes.
2006: Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album 'Christ Illusion' following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF)
2006: Martin Scorsese's film, 'The Departed,' opens featuring two Rolling Stones songs, 'Gimme Shelter' and 'Let It Loose,' on the soundtrack. The movie stars Matt Damon, Leonardo Di Caprio and Jack Nicholson.
2007: John Kay & Steppenwolf play the Dreamcatcher rally in Aberdeen, MD. The show closes out the group's 40th Anniversary Farewell Tour.
2007: Bruce Springsteen was being sued for $850,000 by a man who claimed he backed out of a contract to buy a horse. Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa were both named in legal documents filed in Florida by Todd Minikus. He claimed the couple pulled out of a deal to pay $650,000 for a horse, named Pavarotti.
2008: Pink Floyd's David Gilmour receives the Outstanding Contribution to Music trophy at the Q Awards 2008 in London. The guitarist pays tribute to the recently deceased Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright. "He deserves this just as much as I do," says Gilmour. "His work was vitally important to (Floyd's) entire career."
2009: KISS releases their 19th studio album 'Sonic Boom.' The album is part of a three-disc set that is sold exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores and their online outlets. The collection contains KISS Klassics, 15 re-recorded hits and a DVD with footage of an 2009 concert in Buenos Aires. As part of their Halloween promotion Wal-Mart stores offer special KISS merchandise - T-shirts, wigs, makeup, limited edition M&M's and even versions of Mr. Potato Head. And that evening, the group is on The Late Show with David Letterman. "Our next guests are here to blow the roof off the dump, ladies and gentlemen," says Letterman. The "dump" would be the Ed Sullivan Theater.
2009: Chris Cornell joins Pearl Jam onstage in L.A. The appearance is a reunion of Temple Of The Dog, an early 1990s band that consisted of Cornell and future Pearl Jam members. Cornell started the band as a tribute to his friend, the late Andrew Wood, vocalist for Mother Love Bone. Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament were in Mother Love Bone. Cornell performs 'Hunger Strike' and plays guitar on 'Alive' to close the show.
2009: Aerosmith's Joe Perry releases a solo album, 'Have Guitar, Will Travel.' The album's lead single is 'We've Got a Long Way To Go.'
2009: 'Strange Things That Happen: A Life With The Police, Polo And Pygmies,' a book by Police drummer Stewart Copeland, is published.
2009: 'Led Zeppelin: Shadows Taller Than Our Souls' is in stores. Written by Charles R. Cross, the book has nine chapters named after Zeppelin albums. The title comes from a line in 'Stairway To Heaven.'
2010: Just a year after ruling out a reunion with his former group, singer Davy Jones announced plans to reform The Monkees for a 2011 tour.
2010: John Lennon's 1976 application for U.S. residency with his fingerprints and signature is seized by the FBI. "This really has nothing to do with John Lennon per se," but rather "with a government document," FBI Agent James Margolin tells the BBC. That form was scheduled to be part of an online auction conducted by GottaHaveRockAndRoll.com which still offers Paul McCartney's original handwritten lyrics for 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer,' and a brown suede jacket worn by Elvis Presley.
2011: Starship's 'We Built This City' was named 'The worst song of the 1980s' in a poll by Rolling Stone magazine. 'The Final Countdown' by the Swedish band Europe came in second and 'Lady in Red' by Chris de Burgh was third.
2012: The Shins perform at Jack White's Third Man Studios facility in Nashville. The show is mixed, mastered, and immediately pressed to vinyl for sale on the spot. The event marks Third Man's expanded facilities and their state of the art vinyl cutting lathe.
2012: The BBC airs The Beatles 1967 film 'Magical Mystery Tour' for the first time in 33 years.
2012: The Beatles issue a limited-edition 45 rpm of their first single 'Love Me Do,' to mark the 50th anniversary of the disc's release (see above). In '62, the song reached #17 on the British pop chart. 'P.S. I Love You' is on the B-side.
2013: A piece of gum chewed by Gene Simmons (KISS) during an interview on the U.K.'s Soccer AM show sells for $247,000 on eBay. In addition to the gum, the winning bid takes home the original gum wrapper, along with a transcript from the program. All of the proceeds from the auction go to the Street League which helps sports fans get jobs across the U.K., while fighting homelessness.
2014: Former Journey singer Steve Perry leads San Francisco Giants fans through 'Don't Stop Believin' during the team's playoff game against the Washington Nationals. Despite Perry's efforts the visiting Nationals win.
2015: Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and solo artist John Fogerty publishes his memoir, 'Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music.'
2015: System Of A Down, Disturbed, Halestorm, Paramore, Foo Fighters and Avenged Sevenfold are among the artists on Rock Band 4's tracklist. With 1,500 songs, the game is available on Xbox One and the PlayStation4.
2015: Megadeth play Beijing. Even though many of the songs are performed as instrumentals to avoid censorship problems, Chinese government officials halt the concert because of comments made by frontman Dave Mustaine after performing 'Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?' Also, drummer Tony Laureano makes his live debut with the band.
2015: Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale dresses up as a nun for an onstage appearance during Ghost's performance at The Pageant in St. Louis.
2015: Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge debuts his novel 'Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares'. It's the first in a trilogy of teen-oriented books written in collaboration with novelist Suzanne Young.
2015: 'The 20 Years Queer Tour,' a Garbage 20th anniversary trek, begins in San Diego.
2015: Johnny Cash was inducted into the Music City Walk Of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.

October 7
1952: The Philadelphia dance show 'Bandstand,' hosted by Bob Horn and, later, by Dick Clark as 'American Bandstand,' debuts on WFIL-TV.
1957: The idea of expanding his gospel album into a Christmas album works out when Elvis Presley's Elvis' Christmas Album has pre-orders of 500,000 copies, going gold before it is even released. It eventually becomes the best-selling Christmas album of all time.
1957: Little Richard's "'Keep A Knockin', featuring the wailing sax of Grady Gaines, enters the Billboard Top 40 on its way to #8 during a twelve week chart run. It was the seventh time Richard had reached the Pop chart in the last two years.
1963: The Beach Boys release their car themed 4th album, 'Little Deuce Coupe.' It reached #4 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart during its 46-week chart stay.
1963: The Rolling Stones recorded the Lennon and McCartney penned song ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ at De Lane Lea Studios in London. The song which was primarily written by Paul McCartney, was finished by Lennon and McCartney in the corner of a room while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were talking.
1964: The Beatles appear (on tape) during a special British Invasion-themed episode of the popular ABC-TV variety show Shindig!, performing 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!,' 'I'm A Loser,' and 'Boys.'
1966: The Rolling Stones made their last appearance on UK TV Pop show 'Ready Steady Go!'
1966: Johnny Kidd was killed in a car crash while on UK tour in Radcliffe, Manchester. He was 27. Kidd had the 1960 UK #1 single 'Shakin’ All Over.' The Guess Who covered it in 1965, and the following year it became a #1 hit in Canada, and a #22 hit in the US.
1966, Smiley Lewis, New Orleans R&B singer, died of stomach cancer. He wrote 'One Night' covered by Elvis Presley and 'I Hear You Knocking,' a 1955 US #2 for Gale Storm, plus a UK #1 and a US #2 for Dave Edmunds.
1967: After a London hotel accuses the Mamas and the Papas' Cass Elliot of running out on her bill, the singer is jailed overnight and strip-searched, forcing the cancellation of both an upcoming gig and television appearance. After a trial at West London Magistrates Court, at which no evidence was offered for the prosecution, she was released without charge and left the courtroom munching on a hash cookie that she found in her purse.
1967: Promoter Sid Bernstein, who had promoted the Beatles at their first two Shea Stadium concerts, offers one million dollars to the group, who is retired from the road, to perform a third concert there. They refuse.
1967: Pink Floyd performed at the Victoria Rooms in Bristol, England.
1968: At the fifth game in baseball's World Series (Detroit vs. St. Louis), Jose Feliciano stuns and outrages the attendees with his jazzy acoustic take on the US National Anthem. Among those joining the uproar are Tigers starting pitcher Mickey Lolich, who complains that the overly long rendition screwed up his pregame routine.
1969: The Youngbloods' 'Get Together' is certified gold.
1969: Bob Dylan's 'Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You' b/w 'Country Pie' 45 single is released. It was the closing song of the album. The song was the 3rd single released from the album, after 'I Threw It All Away' and 'Lay Lady Lay,' reaching #50 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and reaching the top 20 in other countries.
1970: The Rolling Stones performed at Grugahalle, Essen, Germany.
1970: The Who appeared at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band headlines at Santa Fe Downs in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Cowboy, along with Cheech and Chong were support.
1971: Fairport Convention played at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.
1971: The Moody Blues performed at the St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, Missouri.
1972: David Bowie played at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.
1973: The Allman Brothers Band appear at the State Fairgrounds in Hamilton, New Jersey.
1974: Rick Wakeman plays the Maple Leaf Garden in, Toronto.
1975: Gary Wright performed at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto
1975: The US Court of Appeals overturns the longstanding deportation order for John Lennon, ruling that Lennon, in being held accountable for violating a foreign law (a 1968 charge for possession of marijuana in England), had been denied due process.
1976: John Lennon is awarded his Green Card and permanent residency status in the U.S. His deportation was said to be politically motivated. Lennon friend Geraldo Riviera said, “There was a fear that John could imperil the political existence of Richard Nixon.”
1976: The Who perform at the Sports Arena in San Diego. Mothers Finest is the opening act.
1977: The Grateful Dead plays the University Arena, also known as “The Pit” at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
1977: Aerosmith performed at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1977: Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces he is leaving the group to start a solo career, after much of his songwriting contributions are ignored in favor of Phil Collins songs.
1977: Queen releases 'We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions' as a single. Written by Freddie Mercury, it peaks at #4 on the U.S. Billboard chart.
1978: The Rolling Stones perform their new single, 'Beast Of Burden,' on an episode of NBC-TV's Saturday Night Live.
1978: Heart release their 4th studio album 'Dog & Butterfly.' It's their final album with guitarist Roger Fisher and went on to peak at #17 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sells over 2 million copies in the U.S. It spent 36 weeks on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, reaching #17. Two singles reached the Billboard Hot 100 - 'Straight On' (#15), and 'Dog & Butterfly' (#34). Side one was the "Dog" side, and was the more "rocking" compared to the "Butterfly" side 2, which was all ballads, with the exception of the closer 'Mistral Wind.'
1978: Toto releases their first hit 'Hold The Line.'
1978: Boston release the first single off their second album. 'Don't Look Back' peaks at #4.
1978: Dire Straits release their self-titled debut album. It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's, and features the single, 'Sultans of Swing,' which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1978: The film soundtrack to 'Grease,' featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John started a 13 week run at #1 on the UK chart.
1978: Boston’s 'Don’t Look Back' reclaimed the #1 spot on the US album charts after knocking off the 'Grease' soundtrack.
1979: Van Halen performed at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
1980: Blue Oyster Cult appeared at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
1980: Rockpile's 'Seconds of Pleasure' album is released. It reached #27 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1981: Loverboy's 2nd album, 'Get Lucky' is released. It reached #7 on the Billboard 200 Top LP chart, remaining on the chart for over two years, and features the hit singles, 'Working for the Weekend,' 'When It's Over,' 'Lucky Ones,' 'Gangs In the Street,' and 'Take Me to the Top.'
1981: The Rolling Stones played at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego.
1982: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is given a one year suspended sentence for cocaine possession.
1983: John Cougar Mellencamp's 'Uh-huh' album is released. It reached #9 on the Billboard 200, and contained three Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits: 'Crumblin' Down' (#9), 'Authority Song' (#15), and 'Pink Houses' (#8). In 1989, it was ranked #32 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Albums of the 80's.
1983: ZZ Top appeared at The Summit in Houston, Texas.
1984: Dee Snider is arrested after a concert in Amarillo, TX for using “profane and abusive” language. According to Snider, a mom who had escorted her daughter to the show filed a complaint after Snider screamed, “Suck my mutha-f****n’ d**k!” at a concertgoer who was harassing him. Snider paid a fine of $75.
1984: Rod Stewart performed at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
1986: The Talking Heads release their 7th studio album 'True Stories.' It reached #28 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and was released at the same time as the David Byrne film of the same name, True Stories. An early working title for the project (endorsed by bassist Tina Weymouth) was Wild Infancy. The single 'Wild Wild Life' became the big hit from the album, accompanied by its video airplay on MTV. The 'Wild Wild Life' video won two MTV Video Music Awards in 1987: Best Group Video, beating U2 and Crowded House, and Best Video from a Film. (The video is in fact an extended sequence lifted directly from the film itself).
1986: The memorial service for Metallica bassist Cliff Burton is held in his hometown of Castro Valley, CA.
1986: Slayer release their 3rd album, 'Reign in Blood.'
1987: Exodus release their 2nd studio album, 'Pleasures of the Flesh.'
1989: Melissa Etheridge's album 'Brave And Crazy' enters the U.S. album chart and stays on the survey for 58 weeks.
1989: Jefferson Airplane play a concert where admission is a can of food for the San Francisco Food Bank.
1989: The Rolling Stones peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with what many considered their comeback album 'Steel Wheels' which went on to sell two million copies in the U.S.
1990: Soundgarden performs at the 'Gathering of the Tribes' festival in Costa Mesa, California. In the crowd is Eddie Vedder, who the next day flies to Seattle and meets what will become his Pearl Jam bandmates for the first time. Vedder and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden end up recording vocals together that day for the song 'Hunger Strike' as part of the Temple of the Dog project.
1992: R.E.M. release their album 'Automatic for the People.' It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart.
1995: Peter Frampton kicks off a tour in Boston three days before the release of 'Frampton Comes Alive II,' the sequel to his best-selling live album in history 'Frampton Comes Alive' from 1975.
1993: Metal Church released their 5th album, 'Hanging in the Balance.'
1995: Alanis Morisette becomes the first Canadian female artist to top the Billboard album chart when 'Jagged Little Pill' reaches #1. The record produced six successful singles, including 'You Oughta Know,' 'Ironic,' 'You Learn,' 'Hand in My Pocket,' and 'Head over Feet' and went on to become the biggest selling album ever by a female artist with sales over 30 million.
1996: Bruce Springsteen sells out at the 2,600 capacity Charlotte's Ovens Auditorium in eight minutes during his solo acoustic tour.
1996: The 'Rock the Vote' campaign to get young people registered in the United States gets some NFL involvement, with quarterbacks Jeff Blake, Drew Bledsoe, Jim Kelly and Steve Young recording public service announcements.
1997: Everclear release their album 'So Much For The Afterglow.'
1997: Jimi Hendrix 'South Saturn Delta' is released. It is a compilation from the Hendrix estate that consists of material such as demo tapes, unfinished takes and alternate mixes, previously released material, most of which Hendrix had been working on prior to his death in 1970.
1998: Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Meat Loaf & Joe Strummer of The Clash were among the guest stars on 'South Park.' They appeared as musicians whose careers were boosted by Chef’s advice & played a benefit concert for him.
1999: Korn is a multiple winner at the inaugural ARTISTdirect Online Music Awards at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.
1999: Don Henley and Eagles Ltd. file a federal suit against Lovearth, a Sarasota, Florida-based Internet company, alleging that its registration of the domain names don-henley.net, don-henley.org, donhenley.org, theendoftheinnocence.com, and e-a-g-l-e-s.com constitutes copyright infringement.
2000: Howard Stern is named nationally syndicated personality of the year at the Billboard/Airplay Monitor Radio Awards.
2002: Mick Jagger donated £100,000 ($150,000) to his old grammar school in Dartford to help pay for a music director and buy musical instruments. The new center was also named after Mick Jagger.
2003: Motley Crue release '20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Mötley Crüe.'
2004: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne host a star-studded charity fund-raising dinner at their Beverly Hills mansion. Called 'An Evening at Home With the Osbournes,' the event features a performance by Elton John and a live auction. Proceeds go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Los Angeles` Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
2004: Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, suffering from the chronic degenerative illness ankylosing spondylitis undergoes hip surgery to ease the pain of the damaged joint.
2004: The reality show 'Tommy Lee Goes To College' premieres on NBC. Tommy, who was a high school dropout, begins classes in chemistry, literature and the history of Rock 'n' Roll at the University of Nebraska.
2005: Avenged Sevenfold begin a North American tour in support of their "City Of Evil" album. The 33 date trek starts in San Diego.
2006: Rob Zombie's 'The Devil's Rejects' is named Best Horror Movie at Spike TV's Scream Awards 2006 in L.A. Four of the film's cast members, including Zombie's wife, Sheri Moon, are collectively named Most Vile Villain for their portrayal of the Firefly Clan. Marilyn Manson presents Ozzy Osbourne with the Scream Rock Immortal Award during a special tribute. Also, KoRn and My Chemical Romance perform during the ceremony, which celebrates "horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic books."
2006: Former Genesis frontman Phil Collins performs at tennis star Andre Agassi's Grand Slam for Children event in Las Vegas.
2006: Lynyrd Skynyrd shares the stage with several Country acts at a fund-raising concert in Atlanta. Proceeds go toward a memorial at Fort Benning, GA, honoring the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Brigade soldiers fought in World War II and Vietnam.
2006: The Doobie Brothers reunite with their former frontman, singer-keyboardist Michael McDonald, during the first day of the B.R. Cohn winery's 20th annual Charity Fall Music Festival in Glen Ellen, CA.
2006: The Queen musical 'We Will Rock You,' which features many of the band's classic songs, ends its four-year London run.
2007: Bruce Springsteen is interviewed on '60 Minutes.' He talks about his political beliefs in relation to the songs on his 'Magic' album. There's also concert footage and interviews with members of the E Street Band.
2007: Bruce Springsteen went to #2 on the UK album chart with 'Magic,' the singer-songwriter’s 15th studio album and 7th UK chart topper. It was also #1 on the US charts.
2008: The Pretenders unveil their first studio album in six years, 'Break Up The Concrete.' With the exception of bassist Nick Wilkinson, Chrissie Hynde has a new Pretenders line-up backing her.
2008: Tesla release 'Forever More,' the band's first full-album of original material recorded with guitarist Dave Rude. The album peaks at #33 on Billboard’s 200 album chart.
2008: The Clash's 1982 show at New York's Shea Stadium opening for The Who is released on CD. It was a bootlegger's favorite for decades.
2009: Monkees vocalist Davy Jones ruled out ever reuniting with his former band mates after launching a scathing attack on each of his old pals in The National Enquirer. "It's not a case of dollars and cents. It's a case of satisfying yourself. I don't have anything to prove. The Monkees proved it for me."
2014: The TV series 'The Wonder Years,' which went off the air in 1993, is finally released on DVD. The distributor spent years clearing most of the 285 songs that were used on the show, including the theme, Joe Cocker's version of 'With A Little Help From My Friends.'
2014: Sixx A.M., with Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, release their 3rd album 'Modern Vintage.'
2014: Joe Perry releases his book 'Rocks: My Life In and Out.' The guitarist co-wrote the book with David Ritz.
2014: Billy Idol's memoir 'Dancing With Myself' is released.
2014: On-line streaming service Spotify announced that it had secured the rights to John Lennon's solo catalog, including his eight proper solo albums and three official compilations.
2014: Weezer releases their 9th studio album, 'Everything Will Be Alright in the End.' It's the band's first album to be released by Republic Records.
2015: 70-year-old Gail Zappa, wife of Frank Zappa and executrix of the Zappa Family Trust, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Since his passing in 1993, Gail put out dozens of posthumous albums by Frank and carefully licensed his image where she deemed appropriate.

October 8
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis records 'Great Balls Of Fire.' He almost passes on the song, which became a huge career defining hit, because he found it blasphemous. Jerry Lee had to be convinced to record the song by Sun Records owner Sam Phillips. When released a month later it will sell over a million copies in the first ten days, eventually selling five million more. The record will peak at #2 in January, 1958, being kept out of the top spot by Danny And The Juniors' 'At The Hop.'
1962: Little Richard returns to Rock n' Roll (he'd given up secular music for the ministry) launching a U.K. tour, sharing the bill with Sam Cooke.
1964: The Beatles recorded their next single ‘She's a Woman’ in seven takes plus overdubs at Abbey Road studios in London. They record the song from start to finish in five hours.
1964: Roy Orbison hit #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Oh Pretty Woman,' his 3rd UK #1.
1965: The Who performed at City Hall in Perth, Australia.
1965: The Florescents supported by The Castiles, which featured a young singer named Bruce Springsteen performed at the I.B. Club in Howell, New Jersey. This was The Castiles first publicly advertised nightclub appearance. Admission was $1.00.
1965: During a UK tour The Rolling Stones appeared at The ABC in Stockton on Tees. Also on the bill, Spencer Davis Group, Unit Four + 2, The Checkmates, The End, and Charles Dickens and The Habits.
1966: Cream drummer Ginger Baker collapses while on stage at a Sussex University gig in England, just after completing his epic 20-minute solo on 'Toad.'
1966: The U.S. government decides to make LSD an illegal.
1967: Jimi Hendrix Arthur Brown and John's Children all appeared at the Saville Theatre in London, England.
1968: "Mama" Cass Elliot's initial solo engagement at Caesars' Palace is a disaster, with Elliot collapsing from exhaustion and her backup band ill-rehearsed. While hospitalized, she contracts tonsillitis, forcing the cancellation of the entire two-week engagement.
1969: David Bowie played the first of a 10 date tour supporting Humble Pie at Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England. Fronted by former Small Faces singer Steve Marriott and featuring Bowies old school friend Peter Frampton. Frampton’s father, Owen taught Art at Beckenham Technical School were Bowie was a pupil. Another of his pupils was George Underwood, who became a painter and designed three David Bowie album covers, 'Space Oddity,' 'Hunky Dory' and 'Ziggy Stardust.'
1971: The Hollies 'Distant Light' album is released in the UK. It was released in April 1972 in the US. It peaked at #26 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart after its release in the U.S., and included two hit singles. The Allan Clarke penned 'Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress,' which peaked at U.S. #2 and UK #32, and the Tony Hicks penned 'Long Dark Road' at #26 in the U.S.
1971: Hawkwind's 2nd studio album, 'In Search of Space' is released. It reached #18 on the UK album charts.
1971: The Move's 4th and last album, 'Message from The Country' is released. This album has long had the reputation as The Move's best album, although it was recorded while the band was transitioning itself into the Electric Light Orchestra.
1971: John Lennon records the signature song of his solo career, 'Imagine.'
1971: 'Led Zeppelin II' was enjoying its 100th week on the UK album charts. It was the band's first album to hit #1 in the US, knocking The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' twice from the top spot, where it remained for seven weeks. When first released the album had advance orders of 400,000 copies in the USA, (the advertising campaign was built around the slogan Led Zeppelin II Now Flying). In 1999, it was certified 12 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 12 million copies.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band performed at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
1972: David Bowie performed at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.
1973: Dave Mason's 'Baby...Please' b/w 'Side Tracked' 45 single is released. Written by Dave Mason, from his 1973 LP, 'It's Like You Never Left.'
1974: The Ramones played at CBGB in New York.
1975: The Doobie Brothers appeared at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.
1976: AC/DC played at Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
1976: EMI Records signs the Sex Pistols, who receive a 40,000 Pound ($68,000) signing bonus. "Here at last is a group with a bit of guts for younger people to identify with," says an EMI spokesman. The relationship quickly disintegrates and the Pistols are bounced from the label.
1977: NBC airs The Paul Simon Special, which again reunites the singer with old friend Art Garfunkel.
1977: Billy Joel's album 'The Stranger' enters the charts. The LP contained four US Top 30 singles ('Just The Way You Are' - #3, 'Movin' Out' - #17, 'Only The Good Die Young' - #24 and 'She's Always A Woman' - #17)
1977: Linda Ronstadt's 'It's So Easy' b/w 'Lo Siento Mi Vida' 45 single is released. Written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty, it was originally released as a single in 1958 by the Crickets, which failed to chart. it was the final release by the Crickets when Holly was still in the band. Linda Ronstadt's version comes from her 1977 album 'Simple Dreams.' It reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1978: Yes performed at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum in Oakland, California.
1979: Warner Brothers Records rush releases Fleetwood Mac's 'Tusk' album weeks ahead of schedule when tracks begin mysteriously popping up on US radio stations. It's their first double album and the follow-up to 'Rumours.' Costing over $1 million to record, at the time it was the most expensive rock album ever made. It sold 4 million copies worldwide, and featured the USC Trojan Marching Band on the title song 'Tusk.'
1980: During his performance at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater, Bob Marley collapses on stage and is rushed to New York's Sloan-Kettering Hospital for treatment, then flown to Ethiopia for rest. It was to be his last stage performance before losing his battle with cancer in 1981.
1980: Talking Heads 4th studio album, 'Remain in Light' is released. It reached #19 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart, and #21 on the UK Albums Chart. Two singles were released from 'Remain in Light,' 'Once in a Lifetime' (Billboard Hot 100 at #91) and 'Houses in Motion.' In 2003, Rolling Stone placed it at # 126 on its The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
1980: Blue Oyster Cult played at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1982: R.E.M. appeared at the Peppermint Lounge in New York City, supported by The Fleshtones.
1983: The Police's 'King Of Pain' rises to #3 on the pop chart. It was their 5th top ten single in the U.S.
1985: Little Richard crashes his rented Nissan 300SX sports car into a telephone pole in West Hollywood and is taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital with a broken right leg, bruised ribs and head and facial injuries. Little Richard was driving his car at approximately 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, and was trapped in the car for 30 minutes while county firefighters used the “jaws of life” to pry him loose. Police determine that he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
1986: Elton John, David Lee Roth and Cher appear on the opening night of 'The Late Show starring Joan Rivers.' At the end of the program, the hostess stood next to Elton and joined him in singing 'The Bitch .' Back". Joan's decision to host her own show without telling Johnny Carson, for whom she filled in for on 'The Tonight Show,' would permanently sour the friendship between the two.
1987: The acclaimed Chuck Berry documentary 'Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll' premieres in US theaters on the same day that Berry himself is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame at 1777 N. Vine.
1987: Promoting their space-themed 'Afterburner' record, ZZ Top book passage on what is announced as the first passenger flight to the moon.
1988: The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards performs his first solo single, 'Take It So Hard,' on Saturday Night Live.
1988: Metallica peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with '...And Justice for All' which was their first album to reach the top ten in the U.S. & would go on to sell eight million copies in the U.S.
1988: U2 reached #1 on the U.K. Singles Chart for the first time with 'Desire' which spent one week on top of the chart. The song would go on to reach #3 in the U.S.
1988: Def Leppard's 'Love Bites' is the #1 song in the U.S. It was their 5th single off of their album 'Hysteria.' The song spent one week on top of the chart.
1988: Cheap Trick's Elvis Presley cover of 'Don't Be Cruel' peaks at #4. It was the first Elvis Presley cover to reach the Top 10 in the U.S. since Presley’s death.
1988: Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of The Moon' finally left Billboard's Hot 200 Album Chart after a record breaking 741 weeks.
1989: The Grateful Dead played at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
1989: After Rolling Stone Ron Wood suggested the Who were reforming for the money alone, Who guitarist Pete Townshend publicly answered: "Mick needs a lot more than I do. His last album was a flop," referring to the Stones' legendary miscue 'Dirty Work.'
1990: Eddie Vedder flies from his home in San Diego to Seattle, where he meets his Pearl Jam bandmates for the first time and starts a week of recording that becomes the bulk of their debut album, Ten. Vedder was chosen based on vocals he added to a 3-song instrumental demo the band made.
1990: The Go-Go's pose for the first "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" poster for PETA.
1990: B.J. Wilson (born Barrie James Wilson), dies of pneumonia. He was 43. Wilson, who had been the drummer in Procol Harem during their formative years, collapsed after a drug overdose in 1987 and was in a vegetative state until his death from pneumonia three years later. During his career, Wilson played briefly with AC/DC after Phil Rudd left in 1983 and also played on the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' soundtrack. He was also asked to be the original drummer for Led Zeppelin by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
1991: Soundgarden released their 3rd studio album, 'Badmotorfinger.'
1991: The U2 song 'Exit' is played at the trial of Robert Bardo, who claims the song compelled him to kill the actress Rebecca Schaeffer.
1992: The US Postal Service issues a booklet of commemorative rock and roll stamps featuring Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Bill Haley, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, and Dinah Washington.
1994: 'Elvis Aaron Presley: The Tribute' is broadcast live on pay-per-view TV in the US. In attendance at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis are Lisa Marie Presley and her husband, Michael Jackson.
1996: Jimmy Chamberlin, charged with drum possession, pleads guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct. The Smashing Pumpkins drummer was shooting heroin with touring keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin in July when Melvoin overdosed and died. Chamberlin was fired from the band, but returns in 1999.
1996: Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne play a benefit show for environmental groups at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville, Oregon. They are greeted by the roar of chainsaws wielded by loggers upset at their efforts to stifle their livelihood.
1996: Marilyn Manson released his 2nd full-length studio album, 'Antichrist Superstar.'
1998: Bruce Springsteen gives evidence in London's High Court in his case against Masquerade Music over that company's attempt to release some of his early '70s recordings in the UK. The artist says that he was living hand-to-mouth at the time the songs in question were written, relying on handouts from Mike Appel, his co-manager at the time.
2002: Bon Jovi release their 8th studio album, 'Bounce.' It is a reference to the U.S.A.'s ability to bounce back from the World Trade Center attacks.
2003: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attend the London premiere of 'A Concert For George.' The Harrison tribute was filmed the previous year at the Royal Albert Hall.
2003: Slayer heads the third annual Jagermeister Fall Music Tour. The first stop is Minneapolis.
2004: 'Genius: A Night For Ray Charles' concert takes place at the Staples Center in L.A. Hosted by actor Jamie Foxx, who played Charles in a bio film, the show has performances by Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, B.B. King, Al Green and Billy Preston. The concert airs a couple weeks later on CBS. Charles passed away earlier in the year.
2004: Ray Charles, who died in June, scores his first Platinum album when 'Genius Loves Company,' released in September, sells over a million copies.
2004: Hootie and the Blowfish hold their second annual 'Homegrown Concert' in Charleston. The show is the first in a series designed to improve schools in the Carolinas.
2006: Buckcherry play a festival-closing set at the 2006 Lake Havasu RockFest, in Lake Havasu City, AZ. The Black Crowes, Lit and Live also perform at the three-day event.
2007: Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan asks musicians and fans to donate money to the Bob Moog Foundation. The nonprofit organization preserves the archives of the late electronic synthesizer pioneer and provides scholarships. "He was an American original," says Corgan.
2007: On the day before his album 'Rock N Roll Jesus' is released, Kid Rock performs on CBS' Late Show With David Letterman.
2008: Republican presidential nominee John McCain who had already been roundly criticized by Heart, John Mellencamp, Van Halen and Jackson Browne for unauthorized use of their songs, has the Foo Fighters taking issue with the candidate's use of their 1998 hit 'My Hero' during his campaign without the band's permission. "It's frustrating and infuriating that someone who claims to speak for the American people would repeatedly show such little respect for creativity and intellectual property," says a Foo Fighters statement. On a happier note, the Warren, OH city council pass a resolution changing the city's Market Alley to David Grohl Alley, in honor of the locally grown Foo Fighters frontman.
2010: Ozzy Osbourne blasts the Westboro Baptist Church for paraphrasing lyrics from his song 'Crazy Train' after they tell reporters the U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are “punishment for America’s tolerance of homosexuality and abortion.” Ozzy says, “I am sickened and disgusted by the use of 'Crazy Train' to promote messages of hate and evil by a church.”
2010: In honor of what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday (the next day) the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, plant a time capsule filled with Lennon's solo recordings and fan contributions in Cleveland. The plan is to store the capsule until a ceremonial presentation on October 9th, 2040.
2010: 'Clapton' debuts at #1 on Billboard's Rock Albums chart. It displaces Linkin Park's 'A Thousand Suns.' Eric Clapton's 19th studio album and his first in 5 years, also lands at #5 on the Top 200 Albums chart.
2011: Elton John gives the 3,000th live performance in his storied career at the Las Vegas Colosseum in Caesar's Palace.
2011: Former Weezer bassist (1998-2001) Mikey Welsh is found dead in his Chicago hotel room. He left Weezer due to drug problems. Welsh was 40.
2012: Pete Townshend's autobiography 'Who I Am' is in U.S. bookstores. "Rock n' Roll is a tough career, however cynically or comically it is portrayed by its detractors," says The Who's guitarist/songwriter. "I am lucky to be alive and to have such a crazy story to tell, full of wild adventures and creative machinations."
2012: The Beatles 'Hey Jude' is named the song most often referred to in works of literature according to a list compiled by Small Demons. The website claims the song is mentioned in at least 55 works of fiction.
2012: Record label EMI recalled a vinyl, anniversary edition of The Beatles' hit single 'Love Me Do' after discovering they had accidentally pressed a version that included session musician Andy White playing drums instead of Ringo Starr. Copies of the disc featuring the wrong version were reportedly selling for big money on the internet auction website eBay.com.
2012: Green Day is forced to cancel their appearance at the New Orleans' Voodoo Music Festival, citing Billie Joe Armstrong's problems with substance abuse and rehab. Armstrong had previously had an onstage outburst mid-show in Las Vegas in September of 2012, which began the band's decision to get treatment for Billie.
2013: KoRn issue 'The Paradigm Shift.' The album marks the band's return to Nu Metal, following the Dubstep influenced 'The Path Of Totality,' and the addition of co-founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch.
2013: 'Fortress,' from Alter Bridge, is out. "We pushed ourselves harder and further than we ever have previously in order to make the most out of every individual arrangement," says guitarist Mark Tremonti. "We wanted this album to be our most unpredictable and exciting one yet."
2013: 'CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,' with Blondie, the Talking Heads and Joey Ramone, is out. The film, in theaters three days later, chronicles the legendary Manhattan club that guided the birth of Punk.
2013: Richie Ramone, former drummer for the Ramones, releases his debut solo album, 'Entitled.'
2013: While on their South American tour, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford meet with Uruguay President Jose "Pepe" Mujica. "We believe in what he stands for," states Tyler. "His behavior - the way he gives 70% of his salary to the people to build homes here, in a very small country, I think he's doing it the right way - grass roots - and we believe in that."
2015: Green Day's 'Heart Like A Hand Grenade', the 'lost' documentary chronicling the making of their Bush-era protest album/Rock opera 'American Idiot,' premieres at the 38th Mill Valley Film Festival.
2015: Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Yes, The Cars, Steve Miller Band and Nine Inch Nails are among the artists nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's induction class of 2016. Deep Purple, Cheap Trick and Steve Miller get in.

October 9
1958: Eddie Cochran records 'C'mon Everybody' for Liberty Records who release it as the B-side to 'Don't Ever Let Me Go.' The song would go on to be Cochran's last US Top 40 hit, reaching #35. The song would later be covered by Led Zeppelin, Sid Vicious and Humble Pie.
1959: Paul McCartney helps to force the last non-Beatle member of the Quarrymen, Ken Brown, from the skiffle group after Brown gets paid for an engagement at Liverpool's Casbah Club for which he was too sick to perform. This leaves the Quarrymen as John, Paul, and George; by May of the following year, the group, now featuring Stu Sutcliffe and Pete Best, would be known as the "Beatals."
1959: 21 year old Bobby Darin becomes the youngest performer to headline at the Sands Hotel's Copa Room in Las Vegas. The previous record-holder, Johnny Mathis, appeared at 23. Darin was touring in support of his mega-hit, 'Mack The Knife,' which was #1 in the US this week.
1961: 'Hit The Road Jack' becomes Ray Charles' second tune to top the Billboard Pop chart. In the UK, it reached #6. The song has since been ranked #377 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1962: Britain's BBC bans Bobby 'Boris' Pickett's 'Monster Mash.' Although the song is neither obscene or controversial, it's about a horror movie party and like many other songs, is banned under a catch-all regulation prohibiting the broadcast of anything deemed "offensive."
1964: The Rolling Stones cancel an upcoming South African tour when the British Musicians Union declares an embargo of the country due to their apartheid polices.
1964: The Beach Boys record ‘Dance Dance Dance’ with Glen Campbell playing the lead guitar intro. It became their 12th US Top 40 hit, reaching #8 during a two month chart run. Campbell would tour with the band from December, 1964 until early March, 1965.
1965: The Beatles start a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with 'Yesterday,' the groups 10th U.S. #1. The track was not released as a single in the UK until 1976.
1967: Legendary New York DJ Murray The K is fired from station WOR-FM, where he had moved to take advantage of the new free-form format of FM radio, when the station's new owners decided to move to a set playlist.
1967: The Yardbirds 'Ten Little Indians' b/w 'Drinking Muddy Water' 45 single is released. A song by Harry Nilsson released on his 1967 album 'Pandemonium Shadow Show.' Written in the style of a nursery rhyme, the song is about the Ten Commandments. Yardbirds guitarist and producer Jimmy Page lays claim to inventing the audio effect known as reverse echo whilst recording 'Ten Little Indians.'
1971: John Lennon celebrates his 31st birthday at Yoko Ono's This Is Not Here exhibition at the Everson Art Museum in Syracuse, New York. Ringo Starr, Phil Spector, Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa and a host of Hollywood actors also stopped by to view Yoko's first major art show.
1971: Van Morrison releases 'Wild Night.'
1971: Rod Stewart's 'Every Picture Tells A Story' is the #1 album in the U.S. and U.K. Simultaneously, the single 'Maggie May' is also at the top in the U.S. and U.K.
1971: The Who played a show at the University of Surrey, Guildford, with guest John Sebastian joining in on harmonica on 'Magic Bus.' Sebastian was the only outside musician ever to jam with The Who on stage up to that point. Backstage, the group celebrated John Entwistle’s 27th birthday.
1973: Paul Simon's 'Loves Me Like A Rock' is certified gold.
1973: Priscilla Presley finalizes her divorce from Elvis with a second, revised settlement giving her $14,200 a year in support, $725,000 in cash now, half of the sale of the couple's Palm Springs home, and five percent of all new recordings. The ex-couple leave the courthouse holding hands.
1973: Queen's 'Keep Yourself Alive' b/w 'Son And Daughter' 45 is released. It was largely ignored upon its release; it failed to chart on either side of the Atlantic. In 2008, Rolling Stone rated the song #31 on its list of "The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time".
1974: Rush made their American television debut on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert playing 'Best I Can,' 'In the Mood' and 'Finding My Way.' They didn’t perform on American television again until 2008 on The Colbert Report.
1975: On father John Lennon's 35th birthday, Yoko Ono gives birth to Sean Ono Taro Lennon.
1975: KISS made their famous trip to Michigan's Cadillac High School.
1976: The Who & Grateful Dead began their two days of shows at the Oakland Coliseum for The Day on the Green #8 and #9.
1976: The Sex Pistols signed to EMI records for $68,000, but the contract was terminated three months later with the label stopping production of the 'Anarchy In The UK' single and deleting it from its catalog. EMI later issued a statement saying it felt unable to promote The Sex Pistols records in view of the adverse publicity generated over the last few months.
1976: Scorpions release their 4th studio album, 'Virgin Killer.'
1976: Boz Scaggs' 'Lowdown' is kept out of the top slot on the pop chart (stuck at #3) by not one, but two novelty songs. They are Walter Murphy's disco take on Classical, 'A Fifth Of Beethoven' and DJ Rick Dees' 'Disco Duck (Part 1).'
1978: The Faces' Ian McLagan marries his longtime girlfriend, former model (and first wife of Keith Moon) Kim Kerrigan.
1978: David Bowie releases his second live album, 'Stage.' The album was recorded at concerts in Philadelphia, Providence and Boston.
1978: The Faces' Ian McLagan marries his longtime girlfriend, former model (and first wife of Who drummer Keith Moon) Kim Kerrigan.
1979: Styx releases 'Babe.'
1978: Judas Priest released their 5th studio album, 'Killing Machine' in the UK. It was released the following February 28 in the U.S. with the title 'Hell Bent for Leather.'
1980: Despite years of hits in the UK, Gary Glitter declares bankruptcy.
1980: John Lennon releases the single 'Starting Over' on his 40th birthday. The 'Double Fantasy' track is Lennon's first record in five years.
1981: The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. Prince was the support act and dressed in his controversial bikini briefs and trench coat, he ran off stage after 15 minutes due to the crowd booing and throwing beer cans at him.
1982: The Clash made their only appearance on American television on Saturday Night Live where they performed 'Straight to Hell' and 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?'
1984: Armored Saint released their 1st album, 'March of the Saint.'
1984: The extraordinarily popular children's show 'Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends' begins its run on BBC-TV, featuring a narrator by the name of Ringo Starr.
1985: On what would have been John Lennon's 45th birthday, Yoko Ono formally opened the three and a half acre garden at the Strawberry Fields site in New York's Central Park. The area was planted with trees, shrubs and flowers gathered from across the world and with a one million dollar donation from Yoko
1987: Bruce Springsteen releases his 8th studio album, 'Tunnel Of Love.' It's later ranked #25 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980's. It reached #1 on the Billboard 200 Top albums chart, and features the Billboard Hot 100 singles, and 'Brilliant Disguise' (#5). In 2003, the same magazine ranked it at #475 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1987: 'Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll,' the documentary movie chronicling the 60th birthday concerts of Chuck Berry was released.
1989: After Rolling Stones' Ron Wood suggests that The Who were re-forming for the money alone, Who guitarist Pete Townshend publicly answers: "Mick needs a lot more than I do. His last album was a flop," referring to The Rolling Stones' ill-received 'Dirty Work.'
1989: Venom released their 6th studio album, 'Prime Evil.'
1990: Styx release their 12th studio album, 'Edge of the Century.'
1990: Slayer released their 5th studio album, 'Seasons in the Abyss.'
1990: Testament release their 4th studio album, 'Souls of Black.'
1990: Eddie Vedder flies from his home in San Diego to Seattle, where he meets his Pearl Jam bandmates for the first time and starts a week of recording that becomes the bulk of their debut album, 'Ten.' Vedder was chosen based on vocals he added to a three-song instrumental demo the band made
1991: Soundgarden released their 3rd studio album, 'Badmotorfinger.'
1993: Nirvana entered the US album chart at #1 with 'In Utero,' their 3rd and final studio album. Kurt Cobain had originally wanted to name the album 'I Hate Myself and I Want to Die.' The album spent one week on top of the chart & went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.
1993: Melissa Etheridge's 'Yes I Am' enters the U.S. album chart at #16.
1993: Aerosmith made their second appearance on Saturday Night Live where they performed 'Cryin’ and 'Sweet Emotion.'
1995: Savatage release their 1st live album, 'Japan Live '94.'
1999: Las Vegas' Grand Hotel holds an auction of several hundred thousand dollars' worth of Elvis memorabilia, including the King's wristwatch, cigar box, and his 1956 Lincoln Continental.
1999: NetAid proves to be a fundraising and technical bust. Performances by Bryan Adams, David Bowie, Sting, Sheryl Crow and a slew of others, in the U.S., England and Switzerland are broadcast online. The online sound is spotty and the money fails to roll in. Organizers admit they were trying to do too much too soon.
2000: On what would have been John Lennon's 60th birthday, the book 'Lennon Remembers, The Complete Rolling Stone Interviews' is released, containing material too controversial to publish years earlier.
2000: The first ever John Lennon museum opens in Japan on what would have been Lennon's 60th birthday. Yoko allows it to run for 10 years before terminating the agreement, as she felt Lennons spirit should stay in motion.
2000: Dennis DeYoung of Styx, unable to tour because of debilitating fatigue, sues the band for touring without him. The suit is eventually settled, but DeYoung never returns to the fold. Styx carries on without him, but leaves most of his songs out of the setlists.
2001: U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys.
2001: Bob Dylan was refused backstage access to his own concert at the Jackson County Exposition Center in Medford, OR for not presenting his pass. Dylan requested tighter security during this tour & the guards that didn’t recognize him were thrown out.
2002: John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman was denied parole for a second time on October 9th, the same day that Lennon would have turned 62. The state parole board issued a statement that said releasing Chapman after 22 years in prison would "deprecate the seriousness" of the crime and while Chapman had "acceptable" behavior in prison, that didn't guarantee he wouldn't pose a threat to society. At his first parole hearing two years earlier, Chapman said he did not deserve to go free. The 48 year old prisoner lived in a housing unit separate from the general population for his own safety and worked as a clerk.
2003: Joe Strummer's 'Streetcore' album is posthumously released. The former Clash guitarist died of a heart attack the previous December at age 50.
2003: Ambrose Kappos, 37, of New York, was charged with three counts of stalking and harassing singer Sheryl Crow. He was arrested after being accused of sneaking into New York's Hammerstein Ballroom then trying to get into Crow's limousine when she left the venue. Mr Kappos' brother said he was harmless but "infatuated" with the singer.
2006: Elton John is presented with a Disney Legends Award. The singer-songwriter, who won an Oscar for his work on the 'Lion King' soundtrack, is recognized for his musical contributions to the Disney legacy.
2006: The Bad Brains kick off a three-night residency at CBGB's, during the famed music venue's last week of operation. Celebrities spotted in the crowd include Ric Ocasek, Paulina Porizkova, Richard Hell, and Elijah Wood.
2007: Kid Rock releases the album 'Rock N Roll Jesus.' Co-produced by Rock and Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) the album features longtime backing group, the Twisted Brown Trucker Band.
2007: Puddle Of Mudd release their 4th studio album, 'Famous.'
2007: Alter Bridge release their 2nd album, 'Blackbird.'
2007: Overkill release their 14th studio album, 'Immortalis.'
2007: Megadeth release their 'Warchest' box set (4 CD + DVD).
2007: The documentary 'American Landing: Jimi Hendrix At Monterey' premieres in Los Angeles.
2007: Eric Clapton makes an appearance on NBC's Today Show to promote 'Clapton: The Autobiography,' and career-spanning two-CD collection, 'Complete Clapton,' both released on this day.
2007: The Police postpone a pair of concerts in Belgium and Germany because frontman Sting is suffering from a "serious" throat infection and doctors advise him to rest. But a bigger pain for Sting may be getting named music's worst lyricist by Blender magazine. According to the magazine his lyrics are "mountainous pomposity (and) cloying spirituality." Rush drummer Neil Peart lands at #2 on the list while Creed frontman Scott Stapp and Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher are at #3 and #4, respectively.
2007: Imagine Peace Tower is dedicated in Reykjavik, Iceland. Built in honor of John Lennon, it's unveiled on what would have been the late Beatle's 67th birthday. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attend the ceremony. "I hope Imagine Peace Tower will give light to the strong wishes of world peace from all corners of the planet and give encouragement...in a world filled with fear and confusion," says Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow. The tower of light is illuminated through December 8th, the 27th anniversary of Lennon's death.
2007: George Harrison's solo catalog is available via iTunes. He's the final member of The Beatles to have his music go on sale digitally.
2008: Paul McCartney, a vegetarian for 30 years, was said to be furious when he heard that a Liverpool branch of McDonald's restaurant displayed his picture, accusing them of using it to attract customers. Sir Paul was quoted as saying "What sort of morons do McDonald's think Beatles fans are?"
2008: Def Leppard opens the 2008-09 National Hockey League season with the NHL Face-Off Rocks show at Detroit's Fox Theatre. The band performs 'C'mon C'mon' before the Detroit Red Wings raise their 2008 Stanley Cup Championship banner. Joe Elliot is later handed the Stanley Cup which he inadvertently places upside down on a nearby table.
2008: Marilyn Manson's original bassist, Gidget Gein (Brad Stewart), dies of an apparent drug overdose in Burbank, CA. at 39. Gein first joined the group when it was called the Spooky Kids
2008: Chris Cornell's 'Ground Zero,' from his 'Scream' album, is featured on the series premiere of ABC's 'Life On Mars.'
2009: Bruce Springsteen plays the last concert at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Part of his set includes an early version of 'Wrecking Ball' that he wrote for the occasion.
2010: To commemorate what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday, Yoko Ono awards four people the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace in Reykjavick, Iceland.
2011: Paul McCartney gets married for a third time at Old Marylebone Town Hall, where Paul married Linda Eastman in 1969. American Nancy Shevell is his new bride.
2011: 69-year-old Paul McCartney announced an 11 date tour that would take him through Russia, Europe and the United Arab Emirates, set to begin the following month.
2012: Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant attend two special premiere screenings of 'Celebration Day' at the historic Ziegfeld Theater in New York. The film documents the band's 2007 concert at London's O2 Arena.
2012: Paul McCartney receives a BMI Million-Air Award to honor over 4 million U.S. broadcast performances of his James Bond film song, 'Live and Let Die.'
2012: Nonpoint's self-titled 7th album is released.
2012: The Wallflowers issue their 6th studio album, 'Glad All Over,' recorded in Nashville at Dan Auerbach's (Black Keys) Easy Eye Sound studio.
2012: Black Keys release a six-song EP titled 'Tour Rehearsal Tapes.' Recorded in late 2011 while prepping for an upcoming tour, the EP is initially available exclusively on iTunes.
2012: KISS release their 20th studio album, 'Monster.'
2012: 'Slash: An Intimate Portrait' is available through Amazon. Written by Guitar World senior editor Richard Bienstock and photographer Robert Knight, the book's foreword is by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, with a preface from Aerosmith's Joe Perry.
2013: Paul McCartney surprised 400 students at the Frank Sinatra School for the Arts with a performance of a 13 song set consisting of tunes from his latest album along with Beatles and Wings classics. Macca delighted the assembly by telling them, "This beats going to class," as he kicked off the show with 'Eight Days A Week.'
2014: The Eagles' Don Henley launched a lawsuit against The Duluth Trading Company over alleged unauthorized use of his name, trademarks and publicity rights in one of their e-mail advertisements.
2014: The Darkness announce that they have parted ways with drummer Ed Graham, one of the group's co-founders. "For various reasons, we have all decided to move on," reads a band statement. Graham is heard on the group's first three albums.
2015: Michael Monroe releases, 'Blackout States.' The set was produced by Chips Kiesbye and recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden.
2015: Ten Commandos, featuring Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Alain Johannes, Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd and Burning Brides frontman Dimitri Coats, release their debut single 'Staring Down The Dust.'
2015: Figures released by the Recording Industry Association of America showed a 52.1 percent gain in vinyl record sales that accounted for more than $221 million in revenue. CDs, meanwhile, sold slightly more than 41 million units so far this year, a 27.6 percent drop from last year's midpoint tally of 56.8 million. They generated nearly $495 million in revenue, which represents a drop of more than 30 percent below last year's $722 million sales value.

October 10
1902: Kalamazoo, MI, mandolin maker Orville Gibson founds the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co, Ltd. In 1936 it would create the first commercially successful electric guitar and in 1946 Gibson introduced the P-90 single coil pickup, which was eventually used on the first Les Paul model made in 1952.
1939: The inspiration for the 1966 Beatles song 'Eleanor Rigby' died in her sleep of unknown causes at the age of 44. The song wasn't initially written about her, as Paul McCartney's first draft of the song named the character Miss Daisy Hawkins. Eleanor Rigby's tombstone was noticed in the 1980s in the graveyard of St. Peter's Parish Church in Woolton, Liverpool, a few feet from where McCartney and Lennon had met for the first time in 1957.
1956: Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender' entered the US chart for a 19 week stay, peaking at #1 for 5 weeks. The song, from Presley's first film of the same name, was adapted from the tune 'Aura Lee,' written in 1861.
1959: The Quarry Men play at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool. Member Ken Brown was suffering from a heavy cold and could not perform, which ultimately caused an argument when Paul McCartney said that Brown should'nt get a share of the performance fee. John Lennon and George Harrison side with McCartney and Brown quits The Quarry Men.
1964: During a UK tour The Beatles appeared at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. Ringo Starr drove himself to the venue after taking delivery of a brand new Facel Vega, apparently reaching speeds of 140 MPH on the M6 motorway.
1964: The Shangri-Las release 'Leader Of The Pack.' Of their six US Top 40 hits, this will be their only #1. It reached #11 in the UK.
1965: The Who arrive at Stockholm airport in Sweden to begin their two-day tour. Unfortunately, their equipment has been flown to Gothenburg for their second stop so the band is forced to borrow instruments from their opening acts The Moonjacks and The Mascots for their show at Johanneshovs Isstadion in Stockholm.
1966: The Who played at Bath Pavilion in Bath, Somerset, England.
1966: The Monkees release their self titled debut album. It was the first of four consecutive U.S. #1 albums for the group, taking the top spot on the Billboard 200 for 13 weeks, after which it was displaced by the band's second album. The song 'Last Train to Clarksville' was released as a single shortly before the release of the album and went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1966: Simon & Garfunkel released their 3rd album 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.' It reached #4 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. Three singles charted in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart - 'Scarborough Fair (/Canticle)' (#11), 'Homeward Bound' (#5), and 'The Dangling Conversation' (#25). In 2003, the album was ranked #201 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1966: The Beach Boys release the single 'Good Vibrations' is released. It hits #1 a couple of weeks later.
1967: Jimi Hendrix performed at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
1967: The Who go into De Lane Lea Studios, London to record for BBC Radio One’s show 'Top Gear.' It is the first time the BBC allow any musical act to record for them outside the BBC’s own studios. Alternate versions of 'Pictures Of Lily' (Pete on organ), 'I Can See For Miles,' (with heavy bass part), 'Relax,' 'Our Love Was,' (with Hawaiian guitar), 'Can’t Reach You,' 'A Quick One While He’s Away,' and 'Someone’s Coming' are recorded along with new tracks 'Summertime Blues' and 'My Way.' Also recorded are five jingles, two for Top Gear and three for Radio One using altered lyrics to 'Happy Jack,' 'Boris The Spider' and 'My Generation.'
1969: Led Zeppelin play at the Olympia in Paris, France. The show was first broadcast on French radio, November 2, 1969 on Europe1 (Musicorama program). The tape was re-discovered in the radio station’s basement in 2007 and re-broadcast on December 7, 2007.
1969: Pink Floyd performed at the University of Loughborough in Leicestershire, England.
1969: The Kinks 7th studio album, 'Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)' is released. It reached #105 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, with the single 'Victoria' reaching #62 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1969: The debut album 'In The Court Of The Crimson King' by King Crimson was released. It is generally viewed as one of the first works to truly embody the progressive rock genre. It reached #28 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and #5 on the UK LP's chart.
1969: Frank Zappa's 2nd solo album, 'Hot Rats' is released. It reached #173 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.The album was dedicated to Zappa's new-born son, Dweezil Zappa.
1970: Black Sabbath's sophomore album, 'Paranoid,' with the title track and 'War Pigs,' tops the U.K. chart.
1970: Pink Floyd releases their 5th studio album, 'Atom Heart Mother.' It reached #1 in the UK, and #55 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1970: The Who's 'See Me, Feel Me' b/w 'Overture From 'Tommy' 45 single is released in the UK.
1970: 'Cosmos Factory' by Creedence Clearwater Revival enters the eighth of nine weeks at #1 on the US album charts.
1970: The US' Federal Communications Commission (FCC) head, Nicholas Johnson, responds to recent comments made by Vice President Spiro Agnew that attacked radio stations for playing songs that contained "drug culture propaganda...(in) too many of the lyrics the message of the drug culture is purveyed," saying, "If we really want to do something about drugs, let's do something about life...The song writers are trying to help us understand our plight and deal with it. It's about the only leadership we're getting. They're not really urging you to adopt a heroin distribution program, Mr. Vice President."
1970: The first issue of the legendary UK rock newspaper Sounds is published. It was intended to be a weekly rival to titles such as Melody Maker and New Musical Express and was well known initially for giving away posters in the center of the paper. Sounds closed on April 6, 1991.
1972: The Hollies 'Long Dark Road' b/w 'Indian Girl' 45 single is released in the U.S.Written by Tony Hicks / Kenny Lynch from The Hollies album, 'Distant Light,''"Long Dark Road' reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, following up the smash hit, 'Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress).'
1972: Yes performed at Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland.
1973: Rod Stewart & The Faces and Rory Gallagher performed at San Diego Sports Arena.
1973: Steely Dan's 'My Old School' b/w 'Pearl Of The Quarter' 45 single is released. It reached #63 on the Billboard Charts.
1975: Deep Purple's only studio album to feature guitarist Tommy Bolin is released. 'Come Taste the Band' is the final of three album to feature Glenn Hughes on bass and David Coverdale on vocals. It's the band's 10th studio album. It reached #43 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #19 on the UK LP's chart.
1975: Roxy Music's 'Love Is The Drug' b/w 'Sultanesque' 45 single is released in the U.K. A #2 hit in the United Kingdom, it also gave the group its first substantial exposure in the United States, reaching #30 in early 1976 on the US pop singles chart and doing even better on progressive rock radio.
1975: NBC launches 'Saturday Night Live.' Over the next three decades the program showcases countless Rock acts but on the opening night, hosted by comedian George Carlin, the musical highlight is actor/performance artist Andy Kaufman's rendition of the Mighty Mouse theme.
1975: The Allman Brothers Band performed at Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.
1976: The Who and The Grateful Dead play the second of two back-to-back shows at Oakland Stadium. Neither of the shows is a sell out.
1977: Steve Perry joins Journey. He replaces Robert Fleischmann. Perry's first gig with the band is two-and-a-half weeks later.
1978: Journey's 'Infinity' album goes platinum. It's the band's first album with Steve Perry.
1978: At Aerosmith's show in Philadelphia, PA, an audience member tosses a cherry bomb firecracker onto the stage, injuring singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry. This causes the band to perform behind a chain-link fence at subsequent concerts.
1979: Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley declares today 'Fleetwood Mac Day' and unveils a star for the band on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6608 Hollywood Blvd.
1979: The film 'The Rose,' a thinly-veiled biopic of Janis Joplin starring Bette Midler, premieres in Hollywood. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Frederic Forrest), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bette Midler, in her screen debut), Best Film Editing and Best Sound.
1980: Budgie released their 8th studio album, 'Power Supply.'
1980: Thin Lizzy released their 10th studio album, 'Chinatown.'
1980: The funeral took place for Led Zeppelin's drummer John ‘Bonzo’ Bonham.
1980: Bruce Springsteen releases 'The River.'
1980: Blue Oyster Cult performed at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky
1981: The Police's 'Ghost In The Machine' is the #1 album in the U.K. It has a three week run at the top.
1981: Billy Joel releases 'Songs In The Attic.' It's the first digitally recorded live album and peaks at #8 on the charts.
1981: Eric Clapton performed at Scandinavium in Göteborg, Sweden.
1982: The Grateful Dead appeared at Frost Amphitheatre on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California.
1985: Guns N' Roses was asked to fill-in for L.A. Guns at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Those in attendance that night got an added bonus when the band performed 'Paradise City' for the first time ever.
1986: The Moody Blues played at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1987: Wanda Nicholls made an official complaint that David Bowie raped her and bit her on the legs and back. Bowie dismissed the alleged incident, claiming Nicholls was 'publicity seeking.'
1987: Whitesnake's 'Here I Go Again,' goes to #1 on the singles chart.
1987: Europe’s Carrie peaks at #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It became their biggest hit in the U.S.
1987: ZZ Top announced that they made an advance booking for the first passenger flight to the Moon.
1988: U2 release their 6th studio album 'Rattle And Hum.' The double album topped both the Billboard 200 Top Albums Chart (for 6 weeks) and the UK album chart.
1991: D.A.D. release their 4th studio album, 'Riskin' It All.'
1992: R.E.M. scored their 2nd UK #1 album with 'Automatic For The People.'
1992: Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) marries Renee Suran in Marina Del Rey, California.
1992: Peter Gabriel’s 6th solo album 'Us' entered the Billboard 200 album chart at #2. One of the promotional tools Gabriel used to promote the album was issuing a musical computer game titled Xplora1: Peter Gabriel’s Secret World which was a first of its kind software for Macintosh computers.
1994: Annihilator release their 4th album, 'King of the Kill.'
1995: Tony Macalpine released his 7th studio album, 'Evolution.'
1995: No Doubt release their 15 million selling 'Tragic Kingdom' LP.
1995: Peter Frampton releases 'Frampton Comes Alive II.' The album is the sequel to his 1975 smash 'Frampton Comes Alive,' the best-selling live album in history.
1995: Green Day release their 4th studio album 'Insomniac.' The release becomes the group's third-best selling album behind 'Dookie' and 'American Idiot' with sales of over 8 million copies worldwide.
1997: Davy Jones sings 'Daydream Believer' to Melissa Joan Hart on the 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch' episode 'Dante's Inferno.'
1998: KISS’ Psycho Circus peaks at #3 on Billboard’s 200 album chart. It was marketed as the first studio album by the original lineup in nearly twenty years. It was later revealed that all of the original members only played together on one song, 'Into the Void.'
1999: A charity auction selling Elvis Presley's belongings was held at The Grand Hotel, Las Vegas. A wristwatch sold for $32,500, a cigar box $25,000, an autographed baseball sold for $19,000, and a 1956 Lincoln Continental sold for $250,000.
2001: At a time when broadband was rare, U2 webcasts a show for free on U2.com from their Elevation tour in South Bend, Indiana.
2001: Dennis DeYoung sues Styx, his former band, for touring and singing his songs without him. He'd left the band in 1999 due to chronic fatigue syndrome.
2001: Under pressure to change their name because of letter attacks using anthrax germs, the metal band Anthrax issues a press release explaining they will not. "In light of current events, we are changing the name of the band to something more friendly, 'Basket Full Of Puppies,'" they state. "Actually, just the fact that we are making jokes about our name sucks."
2004: Guitar World magazine comes up with a list of the 100 worst guitar solos. The winner is C.C. Deville for his work on Poison's '91 album 'Swallow This... Live.'
2005: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page (Q Icon) and U2 (Best Live Act) are winners at the Q Awards in London. The event is organized by Britain's Q magazine.
2005: Perry Farrell appears on the debut episode of VH1 Classic's 'Decades Rock Live' series. The one-hour program features footage from a Doors tribute concert that included Farrell and other artists performing with founding Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger.
2005: Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters' 'Ca Ira' album debuts at #1 on Billboard's traditional classical chart.
2006: Sting releases 'Songs From the Labyrinth' (an album of 16th century lute songs).
2006: Evanescence's 'The Open Door,' sells 447,000 copies during its first week of release to top the Billboard 200 chart.
2006: Rod Stewart's 'Still The Same... Great Rock Classics Of Our Time' is released. The covers album features songs originally recorded by Bob Seger (hence the title), Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Elvin Bishop, Badfinger and the Pretenders.
2006: Green Day are recognized by People for the American Way at their 2006 Spirit of Liberty Awards in Los Angeles. "[Green Day's] 'American Idiot' has effectively raised social and political consciousness among audiences worldwide," writes the PFAW in a prepared statement. The organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
2006: Rare images of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and Janis Joplin are among the photos on sale in New York at the second annual Rock for MS benefit exhibition. Pics of the Stones' Keith Richards, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and Crosby, Stills & Nash are also featured. The event raises raise money for the multiple sclerosis charity MSFriends.
2006: Mark David Chapman was told by a parole board that he must serve at least another two years in Attica Correctional Facility for murdering John Lennon. "While the panel notes your satisfactory institutional adjustment," the decision said, "due to the extremely violent nature of the offence, your release would not be in the best interest of the community."
2007: The annual Advanta World Team Tennis Smash Hits benefit in Philadelphia raises more than $400,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation for HIV/AIDS research.
2007: Bruce Springsteen has the #1 album in the U.S. 'Magic' sells 335,000 copies in its first week out.
2007: Radiohead's 7th album, 'In Rainbows,' is available for digital downloads on a pay-what-you-like basis. Over 60 percent of those who download the album worldwide pay absolutely nothing.
2007: Finger Eleven/Sum 41 co-headlining 'Strength In Numbers' tour begins in Kamloops, B.C. Concert recordings are available for purchase via iTunes following each gig. But two weeks down the road, the trek is canceled because Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley is suffering from a herniated disc in his back.
2008: Shinedown appears in the HBO documentary 'Blindsided,' which tells the story of guitarist Jared Hara who went blind at the age of 11 due to a genetic disease. He jams with Shinedown on their tour bus and performs in-concert with the group.
2008: Nine Inch Nails parts ways with drummer Josh Freese following the completion of group's 'North American Lights In The Sky' tour. Freese, who had been with N.I.N. since 2005, leaves for personal reasons.
2008: The film 'Body Of Lies' is in theaters with the song 'Bird's Eye' (during the closing credits), a collaboration between System Of A Down singer Serj Tankian and former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton.
2009: Alice In Chains 'Check My Brain,' the second single from 'Black Gives Way To Blue,' is released. The song ends up going to number one on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
2009: Pearl Jam hit #1 on the US album chart with their 9th studio 'Backspacer.'
2010: Detroit native Kid Rock teams up with the NFL's Detroit Lions to donate 500 tickets to the National Guard and the Paralyzed Veterans Association for a game against the St. Louis Rams at Ford Field.
2010: Solomon Burke, a pioneering Soul singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, died at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after a flight from Los Angeles. He was 70 years old.
2011: A musical version of the '94 Beatles film 'Backbeat' opens in London at the Duke of York Theatre. Backbeat tracks The Beatles during their pre-fame Hamburg period.
2012: DJ Lethal announces that he has reunited with Limp Bizkit following a very public falling out with the band earlier in the year. "I had some problems," says DJ Lethal. "Today is the day that I can finally be a man and step up and say I'm sorry."
2012: A Russian court suspends the sentence of Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich, whose lawyer states she didn't participate in the February "Punk prayer" protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin because she had been stopped and led away before it began. The sentences for Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Maria Alyokhina, 24, are upheld.
2012: Eddie Van Halen is named Guitar World's first-ever Greatest Guitarist of All Time. 132 guitarists were eligible in the poll and a half-a-million votes were cast by readers. In the final round of the tournament style voting, Van Halen beat out Queen's Brian May for the top honor.
2012: Elton John loses a libel case against the London's Guardian Times who linked the singer to a tax avoidance scheme in an article titled, 'Screen Play: How Movie Millions Are Moved Offshore.' The paper printed a retraction but Elton was not satisfied and filed suit.
2013: Paul McCartney and his band surprised New Yorkers by performing songs from his 'New' album in a short impromptu free concert to roughly 3,000 people on a long truck parked in the middle of Times Square.
2013: 'Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County,' with music by John Mellencamp and T-Bone Burnett and lyrics by Stephen King, opens at Bloomington's Indiana University Auditorium. "John can make Rock 'n' Roll records and I can write books for the rest of our lives," said King. "But that's the safe way to do it - and that's no way to live if you want to stay creative."
2013: 'A Night With Janis Joplin' opens at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. Written and directed by Randy Johnson, the production stars Mary Bridget Davis as Joplin.
2013: Jan Kuehnemund, the guitarist and founder member of Vixen, dies after a long battle with cancer.
2015: The first It's Not Dead Festival kicks off with Bad Religion, Pennywise and NOFX at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA. "It's Not Dead Festival is basically any Punk Rock fan's dream lineup," says co-producer Kevin Lyman.
2015: Arch Enemy reunite with original members Johan Liiva (who left in '00) and Christopher Amott (absent since '12) during the group's appearance at the Loud Park Festival in Saitama, Japan.
2015: American tenor saxophone player Steve Mackay who worked with the Stooges, Violent Femmes, Snakefinger, Commander Cody and others died from sepsis at a hospital in Daly City, California at the age of 66.

October 11
1955: Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash kicked off an 11 date tour of the Southern US states in Abilene, Texas.
1960: Aretha Franklin appears at the Village Vanguard club in New York, marking the first non-Gospel performance of her career.
1962: The Beatles made their first appearance on the UK singles chart with 'Love Me Do,' which peaked at #4.
1964: The Who performed at Wolsey Hall in Cheshunt, England.
1965: The Beatles release a cover of Chuck Berry's 'Roll Over Beethoven.'
1965: Gerry Marsden of Gerry And The Pacemakers marries the secretary of his fan club, Pauline Behan. When Jerry first asked her for a date, she was George Harrison's girlfriend, but George was away in Hamburg and so she accepted. After one particular falling out, Gerry wrote 'Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying' for Pauline, which touched her so much, she quickly patched things up.
1967: The Doors appeared at Danbury High School, Danbury, Connecticut. Before the group came on stage an announcer told the audience not to leave their seats during the performance or they would be escorted out of the venue. There was also a beauty pageant just prior to The Doors coming on stage.
1968: During a Beatles recording session at Abbey Road six saxophonists record parts for 'Savoy Truffle' for the forthcoming 'White Album.' George Harrison distorted the saxophones to get the desired sound.
1968: The Who's 'Magic Bus' b/w 'Dr Jekyll And Mr. Hyde' 45 single is released in the UK. Written by Pete Townshend during the time that 'My Generation' was being recorded in 1965. However, it was not recorded by The Who until 1968 and officially released in the US in September 1968. It has become one of the band's most popular songs and has been a concert staple, although when released, the record only reached #26 in the United Kingdom and #25 in the United States.
1968: Jimi Hendrix played at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
1968: John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers performed at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1969: Country Joe and the Fish played a concert on a semi-trailer flatbed at San Quentin Prison.
1969: Muddy Waters is severely injured in a car crash just outside Chicago that leaves three other passengers dead. Waters will remain absent from music for about a year, and will rarely stand up on stage again.
1969: Grand Funk Railroad's album 'On Time' album enters the charts.
1969: The Rolling Stones 'greatest hits' package, 'Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Volume 2)' is released. It stalls at #2 on the U.S. chart behind Credence Clearwater Revival's 'Green River.'
1969: Yes performed at Newcastle University in Newcastle, England.
1970: Elvis Presley is made an honorary "special" deputy sheriff of Bel Air, CA.
1970: The Who performed at the Odeon Theatre in Birmingham, West Midlands, England. Pete Townshend introduces the audience to one of the co-authors of 'Dogs, Part Two' and brings his dog Towser on stage.
1971: Pink Floyd played at the Birmingham Town Hall in Birmingham, England.
1971: John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band's 'Imagine' b/w 'It's So Hard' 45 single is released. The song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1975, he released it as a single in the United Kingdom, in conjunction with his compilation album 'Shaved Fish.' 'Imagine' topped the UK chart that year and would become Lennon's best-selling single at more than 1,400,000 copies sold in England. The song earned a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 2002, 'Imagine' was named the second best single of all time in a UK poll conducted by the Guinness World Records British Hit Singles Book. In 2005, Rolling Stone ranked it #3 in their list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
1972: David Bowie performed at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri.
1972: Genesis played at St. Georges Hall in Bradford, England.
1973: The Rolling Stones performed at Grugahalle in Essen, Germany.
1973: The divorce between Elvis and Priscilla Presley is finalized. The two remain close friends and walk out of the Santa Monica courthouse arm in arm.
1974: Montrose release their 2nd album, 'Paper Money.'
1974: Billy Joel's 3rd album 'Streetlife Serenade' is released. It reached #35 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. The only single released from the album, 'The Entertainer,' reached #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
1975: NBC launches Saturday Night Live. Over the next three decades the program showcases countless Rock acts but on the opening night, hosted by comedian George Carlin, the musical highlight is actor/performance artist Andy Kaufman singing the Mighty Mouse theme. Janis Ian also performs her hit 'At Seventeen,' as well as 'In the Winter,' and Billy Preston played 'Nothing from Nothing' and 'Fancy Lady.'
1976: Rush performed at Memorial Centre in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
1977: Kansas release their 5th studio album, 'Point of Know Return.' It peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. Three singles made the Billboard Hot 100 chart; 'Point Of Know Return' (#28), 'Dust In The Wind' (#6), and 'Portrait (He Knew)' (#64).
1977: The Grateful Dead performed at Lloyd Noble Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.
1978: Black Sabbath played at Stadhalle in Offenbach, Germany.
1980: The Police start a four week run at #1 on the UK charts with their 'Zenyatta Mondatta' album.
1981: The Rolling Stones performed at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. 95 fans were arrested after trouble broke out at the venue. The tour became the largest grossing of 1981, with $50 million in ticket sales.
1981: The Kinks performed at the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida.
1982: Van Halen played at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1982: The Beatles: 20 Greatest Hits is released. The compilation album featured a selection of songs that were #1's in the UK (Parlophone) and US (Capitol). It was released on this date in 1982 in the United States and one week later in the United Kingdom.
1983: KISS performed their 1st ever show without trademark makeup in Lisbon, Portugal with Helix opening.
1984: KISS performed at the Gaumont Theatre in Ipswich, England.
1985: Dire Straits performed at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
1986: The Pretenders release their single 'Don't Get Me Wrong.'
1986: Genesis peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Throwing It All Away' which was their 3rd top 10 single in the U.S.
1988: Ringo Starr and wife Barbara Bach travel to Tucson to undergo treatment for alcohol abuse.
1988: Van Halen was awarded the Gold Ticket during their concert at Madison Square Garden for playing to over 100,000 fans at the Garden.
1990: Dave Grohl played his first gig with Nirvana when they appeared at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, WA.
1991: Apple Computers settles their first trademark lawsuit against the Beatles' Apple Corps for a paltry $29 million, an issue that the Beatles' handlers would open back up when the Internet made music sales possible on computers.
1994: KoRn release their self-titled debut album.
1997: Elton John goes to #1 on the US singles chart with 'Candle In The Wind 97' A re-write of his 1974 hit about Marilyn Monroe. This version raised funds for the Diana, Princess of Wales charity, following her death in Paris. It went on to become the biggest selling single in the world ever.
1997: Gregg Allman, Bo Diddley, Keb'Mo', Buddy Guy and John Hiatt are among the musicians who perform at a tribute to Muddy Waters at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C
1999: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was released on $5000 bail after facing charges relating to a riot at a gig in North Carolina in 1997. Lee allegedly incited the crowd to attack a guard and had also poured a drink over his head.
2003: The July, 1954 Sun Studio session for Elvis Presley's debut single 'That's All Right' was voted the most pivotal moment in Rock history by Mojo magazine readers. Bob Dylan's switch from acoustic to electric guitars in 1965 came 2nd, ahead of the release of The Clash's debut single 'White Riot' in 1977. The Beatles first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 was 4th and The Rolling Stones' release of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" placed 5th. Releases and performances by Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, John Lennon and Led Zeppelin were also included in the Top 10.
2004: Duran Duran released their 11th studio album, 'Astronaut.' It's their 1st with their "classic" lineup since 1983’s 'Seven and the Ragged Tiger.'
2004: Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer dies of a heart attack at age 58. Palmer and Neil Young left Ontario for L.A. in '66. There they joined guitarist Stephen Stills, drummer Dewey Martin and singer Richie Furay to form Buffalo Springfield.
2004: The Vote for Change tour wraps up in Washington, DC. with a concert featuring Springsteen, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., The Dave Matthews Band, Dixie Chicks and James Taylor. The goal of the tour was to get president George W. Bush voted out of office in the November elections. Bush won by a narrow margin. The Sundance Channel devotes five hours to the tour with the program National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour.
2004: Britain's Q magazine names Pink Floyd the greatest band of all time. Floyd edges out Led Zeppelin for the top spot. The Beatles barely make the list coming in 8th. Just above them is the only U.S. act, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The list is based on U.K. album and concert ticket sales mixed with a uniquely British skewing.
2005: Audioslave release their 'Live In Cuba' concert DVD, which includes performances of Rage Against The Machine and Soundgarden songs. Audioslave was in Cuba earlier in the year. "We couldn't have hoped to be around more gracious, polite, intelligent, enthusiastic, resilient people," says vocalist Chris Cornell.
2005: Freddie Mercury's 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was offered for auction on eBay by his sister, Kashmira Cooke, who inherited the car. The vehicle had not appeared in public since 2002, when it had been used to transport the Bulsara family to the premiere of the Queen stage musical 'We Will Rock You.' It came with a box of Kleenex Mansize tissues left in the car by Freddie.
2005: Green Day plays the first of two "secret" theater shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco. AOL Music makes the L.A. concert available for online viewing.
2005: Current and/or former members of AC/DC, Alice in Chains, Institute, Helmet, KISS, Judas Priest, Whitesnake and Dio contribute to the 11-track 'Numbers From the Beast: An All-Star Salute To Iron Maiden.' The set even features original Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno.
2005: Black Label Society performs at a Hurricane Katrina benefit in Nashville. Proceeds go to the Red Cross to help the hurricane victims.
2005: Rod Stewart receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after a 40-year career. Friend Larry King addresses the crowd. His star is located at 2093 Hollywood Blvd.
2006: Former Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick is at Virgin America's corporate headquarters in San Francisco's International Airport to attend the dedication ceremony for start-up airline. The first plane in Virgin's fleet is named Jefferson Airplane in tribute to the band.
2006: Justin Hawkins announces he has quit The Darkness to go into rehab to recover from alcohol and drug addictions. The singer claims to have spent almost $300,000 on cocaine over three years. "There are people who can be in bands and stay clean, but I'm not one of them," says Hawkins.
2006: Bob Dylan starts a fall North American Tour in Vancouver, BC. The five-week trek has the Kings Of Leon, the Foo Fighters (performing acoustically) and Raconteurs trading off as the opening act.
2006: Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor present The Who with the Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Vodaphone Live Music Awards in London. The Who do not attend the ceremony, but guitarist Pete Townshend accepts the honor via video from Chicago (The Who are on tour). U2 took home the International Live Act prize.
2007: Graham Nash, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt launch a campaign to prevent Congress from authorizing billions in financial assistance for the nuclear power industry. Through the NukeFree.org website, they urge fans to sign a petition that is later presented to government officials.
2009: The Rockstar Karaoke show takes place in Hollywood featuring Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Lemmy (Motorhead) and Kelly Hansen (Foreigner- latter day). Proceeds go to the Painted Turtle, a camp for seriously ill children.
2009: Jo Wood, wife of The Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood was granted a divorce after 24 years of marriage on the grounds of adultery. The couple split in 2008 after the 64 year old Wood began a relationship with a 20 year old woman.
2010: Twisted Sister's Dee Snider joins the Broadway musical 'Rock Of Ages' for an 11-week run.
2011: Judas Priest released their greatest hits album, 'The Chosen Few.' Tracks were selected by their peers including Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Alice Cooper, Chris Jericho, KoRn's Jonathan Davis and Metallica's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, is out. "This is a collection of songs chosen by our friends and respected peers," states Priest frontman Rob Halford. "So we hope all the Metal maniacs out there will Rock out to the tunes enjoyed by Metal legends."
2011: Evanescence (essentially frontwoman Amy Lee with a new band) issue their 3rd studio, self-titled album.
2011: Evanescence's Amy Lee is crowned 2011's Hottest Chick in Hard Rock by Revolver magazine. Lee beats out Lzzy Hale of Halestorm and Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies, among others.
2011: 'Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa,' written by former assistant Pauline Butcher, is published. 2011 Butcher spent five years as part of Zappa's entourage (after meeting Zappa in 1967), "He did nothing but get up in the morning, compose all day at the piano and then go to bed," said Butcher. 'Between times he was chain-smoking and drinking endless cups of coffee. The melee went on around him but he ignored it."
2011: Former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans 'Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC' is available via Amazon.com. It's the first memoir written by a band member about the group's early years.
2011: After serving as a health columnist for the U.K.'s Sunday Times and Rolling Stone, Ozzy Osbourne releases a book titled 'Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy - Advice from Rock's Ultimate Survivor' containing his best health tips. Ozzy notes that while his column may be useful it's still entertainment.
2011: 'A Tribute From Friends,' a covers tribute to ZZ Top, with Nickelback, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Wolfmother, Daughtry and Filter is released.
2011: George "Mojo" Buford (harmonica player for Muddy Waters's band) dies after a long illness in Minneapolis, Minnesota at age 81.
2012: The Rolling Stones release a new new single, 'Doom And Gloom,' from the band’s most recent greatest hits collection, 'GRRR.' It was the first new studio recordings since 2005's A Bigger Bang.
2012: Metallica's Kirk Hammett begins a promotional tour for his coffee table book, 'Too Much Horror Business,' which details the guitarist's vast collection of horror memorabilia. The first signing is at New York's Tribeca Barnes & Noble.
2013: Duff McKagan delivers the keynote address at the CBGB Music & Film Festival Conference. The five day festival features performances by over 500 artists in over 175 venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
2013: 'Cuatro!,' a documentary chronicling how Green Day's 'American Idiot' went from the recording studio to the Broadway stage is in theaters. The 80-minute film debuted at South by Southwest.
2013: Pearl Jam released their 10th studio album, 'Lightning Bolt.'
2013: Death Angel released the album 'The Dream Calls For Blood.'
2013: David Bowie is named independent record stores hottest selling artist of the year. The survey was conducted by the U.K.'s Official Record Store Chart, which compiles sales receipts from participating shops around the country.
2015: Billy Corgan announces he's quitting Twitter and launching a car appreciation website. "Find me at PeopleAndTheirCars.com, a place for pictures, design elements, and ephemera with smatterings of Art," writes the Smashing Pumpkins frontman.
2015: Aerosmith file a cease-and-desist letter demanding that Presidential candidate Donald Trump stop using 'Dream On' at his rallies. 2015: Roseanne Cash and Mark James, composer of Elvis Presley's hit "Suspicious Minds," are inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during the 45th anniversary gala.
2015: Steve Mackay, the saxophonist who appeared on The Stooges' 1970 LP 'Fun House' and a longtime touring member following the Stooges '03 reunion, passes away following a fight with sepsis. He was 66.
2015: Experience Hendrix LLC, the company that runs Jimi Hendrix's estate, announced that it was suing a Tucson music shop for the return of a guitar once owned by the legendary performer. The shop owner claimed that the acoustic Black Widow guitar, which was valued between $750,000 and $1,000,000, was purchased in good faith from another owner.
2016: Rod Stewart officially became Sir Roderick David Stewart when he received knighthood from Prince William at Buckingham Palace in London, England. The 71-year-old singer was honored for his services to the music industry and charity work, which includes supporting the British Red Cross, Breast Cancer Care and Elton John's AIDS Foundation. In a statement he told the press, "I've led a wonderful life and have had a tremendous career thanks to the generous support of the great British public. This monumental honor has topped it off and I couldn't ask for anything more. I thank Her Majesty and promise to wear it well."

October 12
1955: Chrysler introduces the world's first in-car sound systems for their 1956 cars. The players, made by Columbia, are mounted on the bottom edge of the dash, directly above the transmission hump, and are wired directly into the car radio. The 7-inch size of the 45-rpm record was ideal; but using 45s would have meant changing the record every few minutes, a little risky at highway speeds. To solve that problem, 7-inch records for the player were produced in the new 16⅔-rpm format (ultra-microgroove) offering up to an hour of playing time per side. The players were discontinued in 1961.
1956: DJ Alan Freed's second film, 'Don't Knock The Rock,' starring Little Richard, Bill Haley, and the Treniers, opens in New York. The movie tells the story of Freed, who tries to prove to teenagers' parents that Rock 'n' Roll is harmless and won't turn their kids into juvenile delinquents.
1957: Little Richard publicly renounced rock 'n' roll during an Australian tour. He embraced God, telling a story of dreaming of his own damnation after praying to God when one of the engines on a plane he was on caught fire. The singer threw four diamond rings, valued at $8,000, into Sydney's Hunter River and soon after launched a Gospel career. Five years later he switches back to Rock.
1962: The Beatles meet Little Richard for the first time when they open for him at the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton, England. Though Richard apparently finds John and George "rude," he is quite taken with Paul, reportedly to the point of attempting to seduce him. On the same day, the band's first single, 'Love Me Do,' enters the British charts.
1963: The Ronettes' 'Be My Baby' peaked at #2 during its ten week chart run in America. Producer Phil Spector wasn't satisfied with his results until the 42nd take and engineer Larry Lavine would later recall, "The things Phil was doing were crazy and exhausting, but that's not the sign of a nut. That's genius."
1964: The Beatles 'Songs, Pictures And Stories Of The Fabulous Beatles' album is released.
1965: The Beatles record ‘Run For Your Life’ in its entirety at Abbey Road Studio’s London in five takes for their next album Rubber Soul. (Lennon later admits to lifting two lines from Elvis Presley's 1955 hit ‘Baby Let's Play House’). They also record another new Lennon song ‘This Bird Has Flown’, later known as ‘Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’. The track included George Harrison's double-tracked sitar part, the first appearance of that Indian instrument on a pop record.
1966: The Moody Blues, still in their first incarnation as a white R&B band, split up. Denny Laine signs a solo deal with their label, Deram. The group re-forms a month later with new members Justin Hayward and John Lodge.
1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience play their first headlining gig, opening at Paris' Olympia Theatre in front of an audience of 14,500. The British press call Hendrix "The wild man of Pop."
1967: The Doors played at The Surf Club in Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts, supported by Ultimate Spinach.
1968: Big Brother And The Holding Company hits #1 on the US album chart with 'Cheap Thrills.' It spent a total of eight weeks in the top spot. The cover, drawn by underground cartoonist Robert Crumb, replaced the band's original idea, a picture of the group naked in bed together. Crumb had originally intended his art to be the LP's back cover, but Joplin demanded that Columbia Records use it for the front cover. Initially the album title was to have been Sex, Dope and Cheap Thrills.' On March 22, 2013, the album was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the US Library of Congress and was preserved into the National Recording Registry.
1968: John Sebastain leaves the Lovin' Spoonful and starts a solo career.
1968: Pink Floyd were at ORTF TV Studios in Paris where footage of the band “larking about on the London underground combined with shots of London landmarks” were used as a backdrop while the band played 'Let There Be More Light.' It was broadcast on the arts program A L’Affiche Du Monde.
1968: John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers appeared at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1969: The English press announces that Led Zeppelin will receive “the highest fee ever paid to a British group for a one-nighter in this country,” when they appear at London’s Lyceum, though the actual amount is not revealed.
1969: Tom Zarski, a student at Eastern Michigan University, calls WKNR in Detroit, MI, and informs DJ Russ Gibb on air of the rumor that Paul McCartney died in a car crash, perhaps as long ago as 1966. Zarski tells Gibb that by playing a section of the band's "Revolution 9' backwards, a clue emerges: the phrase "Turn me on, dead man." Gibb proceeds to do just that. Listeners are stunned.
1970: Badfinger's 'No Matter What' b/w 'Carry On Till Tomorrow' 45 single is released. It was the band's first UK Top 10 single to be composed by Badfinger, reaching #5 in the UK in January 1971. In the US it peaked at #8 on Billboard Hot 100. In South Africa it topped the charts.
1971: Gene Vincent (born Vincent Eugene Craddock), dies from a ruptured stomach ulcer at 36. While 'Be-Bop-A-Lula' was his signature hit, he had a catalog of other charting songs, which helped him to be posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 1960, while on tour in England, Vincent and songwriter Sharon Sheeley were seriously injured in the car crash that killed Eddie Cochran.
1973: Pink Floyd perform at Munchener Olympiahalle at Olympia Park, in Munich, Germany. It was a typical 1973 show, which included 'Dark Side of the Moon' as the second set of their shows. The support act was Fumble.
1973: Elton John's album 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' is certified gold. It's his third straight #1 album.
1973: Genesis' 5th studio album, 'Selling England by the Pound' is released. It reached #70 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and #3 in the UK, where it remained on the charts for 21 weeks.
1974: Blondie appeared at CBGB’s in New York City, under the name ‘Blondie’ for the first time. The name is derived from comments made by truck drivers who catcalled "Hey, Blondie" to Harry as they drove by.
1975: Singer Rod Stewart ends his longtime association with The Faces by playing one final gig with them at Nassau Coliseum in New York.
1975: The Allman Brothers Band appeared Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California. The Marshall Tucker Band was the opening act.
1977: Rod Stewart played at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.
1977: The Grateful Dead performed at Manor Hall in Austin, Texas.
1978: Aerosmith appeared at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
1978: Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, is found dead in the Hotel Chelsea in New York City with a stab wound to her abdomen. She was 20. Vicious is charged with her murder, but dies of a heroin overdose before the case goes to trial. There was rampant speculation that Vicious was innocent and a visiting drug dealer was the murderer.
1979: Jethro Tull lead singer Ian Anderson has his right eye torn open by a thorn from a rose an adoring fan threw on stage at the band's Madison Square Garden concert.
1979: Fleetwood Mac releases 'Tusk,' their 12th album and first since the wildly successful 'Rumours' in 1977. A double album with less commercial appeal, Mick Fleetwood credits it with keeping the band together, as the band members were free to experiment. It reached #4 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and topped the UK LP chart. Two singles from the album reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with the Buckingham penned title track (US #8/UK #6), and the Stevie Nicks composition 'Sara' (US #7/UK #37).
1980: Eight audience members are stabbed by a fellow concertgoer at a Blood Sweat and Tears show in Los Angeles.
1980: Yes performed at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.
1980: The Doobie Brothers played at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Arena in Oakland, California.
1981: U2's 2nd album, 'October' is released. It reached #104 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1981: King Crimson appeared at the Music Centre, Utrecht, in the Netherlands.
1982: Van Halen performed at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1982: The Who, with The Clash opening, play the first of two nights at New York's Shea Stadium.
1984: Hall & Oates release their 12th studio album, 'Big Bam Boom.' It peaked at #5 and sold over three million copies worldwide. The first single from the album, 'Out of Touch' hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and charted at #1 on the Dance charts, #24 on the Hot Black Singles and #8 on the Adult Contemporary Charts. 'Method of Modern Love' peaked at #5 on the Hot 100, with 'Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid' peaking at #18.
1985: Ricky Wilson, guitarist and founding member of the B-52s, passed away at the age of 32 due to complications from AIDS. Wilson was known to use open tuning on his guitar, inspired by Joni Mitchell. The epitaph on Wilson’s tombstone reads: “The breeze of grace is always blowing; set your sail to catch that breeze.”
1987: Dee Snider announces he is leaving Twisted Sister, two days after the 'Love Is for Suckers' tour concludes. Snider later reunites with the band ten years later.
1987: McAuley-Schenker Group release their 1st album, 'Perfect Timing.'
1987: George Harrison's 'Got My Mind Set On You' b/w 'Lay His Head' 45 single is released. Written by Rudy Clark and originally recorded by James Ray in 1962. Of Harrison's three #1 singles in the US, it was the only song not written by Harrison and the only one without religious overtones. Not only was this the last US #1 hit by Harrison, but from any of the Ex-Beatles in the US. When the song hit #1, it broke a three-way tie among Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr, all of whom had two #1 hit singles as solo artists. Paul McCartney leads in this category, with nine #1 hits in the US.
1988: Poison release their 'Every Rose Has It's Thorn' single.
1989: Yngwie Malmsteen released his 1st live album, 'Trial by Fire: Live in Leningrad.'
1991: The Day on the Green festival in Oakland, CA features headliners Metallica, Queensrÿche, Faith No More and Soundgarden. It is the final festival presented by Bill Graham before his death.
1991: Nirvana's 'Nevermind' album hits #1 on the US charts.
1991: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their 4th appearance on Saturday Night Live where they performed 'Into the Great Wide Open' and 'Kings Highway.'
1994: MTV airs the reunion concert special of Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, entitled 'Unledded.'
1994: The Cult release their self-titled 6th studio album.
1994: A scaffolding stand holding 1200 people at a Pink Floyd concert in England collapses, throwing hundreds of people 20 feet to the ground. Under the twisted wreckage, 96 people are injured, with 36 going to the hospital with back, neck and rib injuries. David Gilmour, says, “The band is very angry and upset. It is extremely fortunate that no one was killed. We want to find out from the management of Earls Court what happened.” Eventually, a contractor and a safety inspector are charged; it was the failure of a single fitting which led to the accident.
1996: Though they've refused to release it on video for 27 years, largely due to dissatisfaction over their own performance, the Rolling Stones finally release their landmark 1968 all-star BBC television special, 'The Rolling Stones' Rock And Roll Circus.' The show features The Who and a performance by John Lennon with Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and Stones`guitarist Keith Richards playing bass.
1999: David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young appear at New York's Madison Square Garden to announce their forthcoming album and CSNY2K tour.
2001: Wes Borland, guitarist for Limp Bizkit, leaves the band. A post on the group's website states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland will continue to pursue their respective musical careers."
2002: The new Elvis Presley compilation '30 No. 1 Hits' debuts at #1 on the US album charts, the first Presley album ever to do so.
2003: For the first time since his notorious rendition at a Detroit baseball game in 1970, singer Jose Feliciano is invited to sing the US national anthem, performing it at a Florida Marlins playoff game with no incident.
2004: John Mellencamp performs at the Milburn Elementary School gym in Baldwin, NY for Nickelodeon's Speak Up, Rock Out contest. The sweepstakes is part of the network's Kids Pick the President campaign, encouraging young people across the country to submit original lyrics about the freedom of speech. The winner is seven-year-old third grader Anthony Viggiano who comes up with the line "I feel tomorrow holds out its hand to me."
2005: Singer and Live Aid co-founder Midge Ure received an honorary degree from Dundee's University of Abertay. He said: "Having left school at the age of 15, I never expected to receive such an accolade."
2005: Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe is injured during a pyrotechnics explosion at a concert in Casper, Wyoming. He is treated at a local hospital for minor burns to his arm and face.
2005: Nickelback score their first #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with 'All the Right Reasons.' It sells 317,000 copies during its first week of release.
2005: 3 Doors Down autograph copies of their 'Live: Away From The Sun' DVD during the grand opening of the Hollywood Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles. Later that day the group performs on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.
2006: U2's Bono is in Chicago to promote the (RED) line of products that benefit the fight against AIDS in Africa. He and Oprah Winfrey go shopping at retailers participating in the initiative. The effort is supported by the GAP, Apple, Converse and others.
2006: Yusuf Islam, who rose to fame as Cat Stevens, was named Songwriter Of The Year for the second consecutive year at ASCAP's annual UK awards ceremony.
2006: Gene Simmons begins a series of appearances to promote a line of fragrances from KISS.
2006: 'Pearl Jam Through the Eye of Lance Mercer' is available on the band's web site. With over 180 photos of Pearl Jam, there are also essays on the band from R.E.M.'s Micheal Stipe, The Who's Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen and director Cameron Crowe.
2006: Deftones single 'Buffalo' with a guest vocals by Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) is released. "I'm not too into System Of A Down, lyrically, so much as I like some of the melodies that he (Tankian) and (guitarist) Daron (Malakian) do," explains 'Tones frontman Chino Moreno.
2007: Serj Tankian begins a solo tour in Chicago to support his album, 'Elect The Dead.' Prior to the tour, Tankian is adamant about focusing on his solo material. "If I wanted to do System songs, I'd do it with System," says the singer. The first six shows feature The Nightwatchman - Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello's solo project. Morello and Tankian are co-founders of the nonprofit organization Axis for Justice.
2007: Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt are among the celebrity activists signing a letter asking Congress to make improvements to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The document, which is sanctioned by the Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA), urges lawmakers to remove abstinence-until-marriage funding requirements that are included in the legislation.
2007: Paul Rodgers, George Thorogood and Blues great B.B. King appear at the Concert To End Homelessness benefit in San Diego. The event pays tribute to King and raises funds for a new homeless shelter for young adults.
2007: A few thousand Nickelback fans are on hand at the Los Angeles Forum to film a Citibank commercial. The ad features the Canadian group performing "Gotta Be Somebody' (a single from their sixth album, 'Dark Horse').
2008: Oasis went to #1 on the UK album chart with 'Dig Out Your Soul' the band's 7th and final studio album.
2009: Dickie Peterson of Blue Cheer dies from liver cancer in Germany. He was 63. Peterson was the lead singer and bassist of the band. Although he was born in North Dakota, Peterson spent the last several decades of his life living in Germany.
2009: Former Jimi Hendrix bassist Billy Cox, Surf-Rock guitarist Dick Dale and Toto join the Musicians Hall of Fame's class of 2009 at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
2010: All That Remains release their 5th studio album, "For We Are Many.'
2010: Trapt release their album 'No Apologies.' The Johnny K. produced album makes its debut at #25 on the Billboard Album chart.
2010: The Rolling Stones live DVD 'Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones' is released with footage from the band's '72 North American tour. "It's a good period for us, the (guitarist) Mick Taylor period," says drummer Charlie Watts.
2010: Gene Simmons speaks out against file sharing at the MIPCOM convention in Cannes, France. "The music industry was asleep at the wheel," says Simmons. "And (they) didn't have the balls to sue every fresh-faced, freckle-faced college kid who downloaded material. And so now we're left with hundreds of thousands of people without jobs."
2010: Jack White (White Stripes) and Kid Rock are among the performers paying tribute to Country legend Loretta Lynn on the 50th anniversary of her first performance at the Grand Ole Opry. White produced Lynn's 2004 comeback album 'Van Lear Rose.'
2011: “Taz” DiGregorio (born William Joel DiGregorio) is killed in a car accident in Tennessee. He was 67. Taz was a keyboard player in the Charlie Daniels Band and co-wrote many songs with the group, including 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia.'
2011: Paul Leka, songwriter and pianist, dies of lung cancer in Connecticut. He was 68. In addition to working with artists ranging from Harry Chapin and REO Speedwagon to Gloria Gaynor, Leka co-wrote the ’60s hits 'Green Tambourine' and 'Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.'
2012: Eric Clapton auctions an abstract piece of art by a German artist Gerhard Richter for $34.2 million. The guitarist bought the painting back in 2001 for $3.4 million.
2013: Bruce Springsteen enters the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. "Election to the Academy honors individual accomplishment and calls upon members to serve the public good," says Academy President Leslie C. Berlowitz.
2015: Beck and Jakob Dylan (Wallflowers) are among the performers celebrating the 50th anniversary of Southern California Folk Rock at the Orpheum Theatre in L.A.
2016: David Bowie and Prince were both new entries in the latest list of top-earning dead celebrities compiled by Forbes. Prince's pre-tax income from October 1, 2015 to October 1, 2016 was estimated at $25 million by the business magazine, putting him 5th in the list. Bowie, meanwhile, was ranked at 11th for an estimated income of $10.5 million. Both, however, are dwarfed by Michael Jackson who topped the list once again with a record-breaking estimated income of $825 million.

October 13
1956: The Bill Haley film 'Don't Knock The Rock' starts filming.
1958: Billboard magazine runs a story about the vocal group, The Teddy Bears, saying "18 year old Phil Spector, who wrote and arranged their hit 'To Know Him is to Love Him,' is studying to be a court reporter." This same edition included the Best Sellers In Stores chart for the last time. Those sales figures would now be included in calculating The Hot 100, a list that has remained the industry standard to this day.
1958: Little Anthony And The Imperials enjoy their biggest hit when their first Billboard Top 40 entry, 'Tears On My Pillow' peaks at #4. Over the next seven years they would enjoy six more hits, including two that made the Top Ten, 'Goin' Out Of My Head' in 1964 and 'Hurt So Bad' in 1965.
1962: Don Everly collapsed during rehearsals on stage at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London the night before the beginning of a 22 date Everly Brothers UK tour. Don returns to the U.S. for treatment while brother Phil completes the trek solo.
1963: Beatlemania begins in earnest at the Beatles appear on the popular BBC television show Sunday Night At The Palladium, performing 'She Loves You,' 'From Me To You,' 'I'll Get You,' and 'Twist And Shout.' 15 million people in the UK alone watch the live performance on television, while thousands of fans pack nearby Argyll Street to catch a glimpse of the group.
1965: The Who recorded 'My Generation' at Pye studios in London. Roger Daltrey would later say that he stuttered the lyrics to try to fit them to the music. The BBC initially refused to play the song because it did not want to offend people who stutter.
1968: At EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, John Lennon recorded 'Julia' for the 1968 album, 'The Beatles,' commonly known as 'The White Album.' It was written by John Lennon during the Beatles' 1968 visit to Rishikesh in northern India, where they were studying under the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It was here where Lennon learned the song's finger-picking guitar style (known as 'Travis-picking') from Donovan.
1970: The ashes of Janis Joplin are scattered into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Stinson Beach in California.
1971: Don McLean's 'American Pie' album is released.
1973: The Rolling Stones started a four week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'Goats Head Soup' the group's 4th US #1.
1973: The Allman Brothers Band peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Ramblin’ Man,' their highest charting single in the U.S.
1974: Ed Sullivan dies of esophageal cancer at 73. The Ed Sullivan show ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971 and broke many cultural barriers at the time. Sullivan was a strong supporter of black music and black performers, and many times fought the network and his advertisers over his bookings. He was also not afraid to book rock and country acts, although there are many stores told of when he tried to have rock bands change particular lyrics he deemed “salty.” He also insisted that the majority of his acts sing live, rather than lip sync. The Beatles appearance on the show in 1964 is considered a milestone in American pop culture and the beginning of the British Invasion. A record setting 73 million people tuned in that evening making it one of the seminal moments in television history; over 40% of every man, woman and child living in America had watched The Beatles on Sullivan.
1975: Neil Young undergoes throat surgery in Los Angeles to remove a growth from his vocal cords. Though he recovers quickly, Young has voice problems for several months.
1976: Triumph release their self-titled debut album.
1978: Billy Joel releases his '52nd Street' album. It topped the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and stayed there for seven weeks, and features three Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 - 'My Life' (#3), 'Big Shot' (#14), and 'Honesty' (#24). It won two Grammy Awards (Album Of The Year - Billy Joel, Phil Ramone) and (Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Billy Joel). In 2003, the album was ranked #352 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.The title is a reference to 52nd Street, which was one of New York City's jazz centers in the middle of the century. Joel's label was headquartered on 52nd Street (in the CBS Building) at the time of the album's release. The studio in which 52nd Street was recorded was also on 52nd Street, a block away from the CBS Building.
1978: AC/DC released their 1st live album, 'If You Want Blood.'
1978: Queen release their 'Fat Bottomed Girls'/'Bicycle Race' single, featuring a cover photo that combines imagery from both songs.
1979: The Guinness Book of Records claims Paul McCartney (with and without John Lennon) is the most successful composer of all time.
1980: AC/DC's 'Back In Black,' the group's 1st with vocalist Brain Johnson, goes platinum.
1982: KISS release their 10th studio album, 'Creatures of the Night.'
1982: KISS released their 27th single, 'I Love It Loud.'
1984: U2 scored their 2nd UK #1 album with 'The Unforgettable Fire.' The album was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois and featured the single 'Pride (In The Name Of Love').
1986: Joni Mitchell's 'Ladies Of The Canyon' is certified Platinum by the RIAA.
1986: Saxon released their 8th studio album, 'Rock the Nations.'
1987: Sting releases his second solo album, '...Nothing Like the Sun.' It reached #9 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart and #52 on the Top R&B Albums chart. The album's first single and biggest hit, 'We'll Be Together,' reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in late 1987, and crossed over to the R&B (#39) and Dance (#17) charts. The album won Best British Album at the 1988 Brit Awards.
1987: Sacred Reich released their debut studio album 'Ignorance.'
1989: Ace Frehley releases his 4th full-length solo album, 'Trouble Walkin'.
1989: Overkill release their 4th studio album, 'The Years of Decay.'
1990: In a move that stuns his longtime fans, Bob Dylan is invited to perform at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Hall at the West Point US Military Academy. Oddly, he performs his scathing anti-war attack 'Masters Of War,' even more strangely, several cadets turn his protest song 'Blowin' In The Wind' into a singalong.
1991: The Boston Pops Orchestra backed Aerosmith for their performance of 'Dream On' which was taped for an MTV 10th anniversary special which aired the following month.
1992: Linda McCartney releases 'Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era,' a collection of her most memorable works as a rock photographer. The book includes photos of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles (including husband Paul McCartney), The Who, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison (The Doors), Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Ray Charles, and Otis Redding.
1992: Prince releases an album with a symbol on the cover that later becomes his name.
1992: Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds released their self-titled debut studio album.
1992: The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request to reinstate a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne charging him with encouraging two teenagers to commit suicide.
1992: Patty Smyth and Don Henley are awarded a Gold record for 'Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough.' The song had spent six weeks at #2 on The Hot 100 and reached #22 on the British Pop chart.
1995: Pearl Jam's 'Vitalogy' goes five times platimum (over 5 million copies sold).
1997: Billy Joel plays his new classical compositions on National Public Radio's Performance Today show.
1997: Matchbox 20 (which in early 2000 changes its name to Matchbox Twenty) embarks on its first headlining tour in Las Vegas with opening act Lila Haydn & Her Band.
1998: The box set 'The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall Concert" is released, featuring the first ever commercial release of the notorious concert where Dylan "went electric" and suffered a folk-purist heckler calling him a "Judas."
1998: Eric Clapton opens his Crossroads detox center in Antigua, charging $9,000 US for a month of rehab.
1998: Craig Atkinson, drummer for Count Five on their 1966, US Top 10 hit 'Psychotic Reaction,' died from an unknown illness at the age of 50.
2000: Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper and Patti Smith all take part in a Madison Square Garden rally for US presidential candidate Ralph Nader. George Bush would eventually win the election, with Nader taking key votes from Al Gore.
2000: The Eagles' Don Henley is sued by a fan who claims the singer bashed her on the head with maracas after she tried to take his picture at an Arkansas concert.
2004: Velvet Revolver performs in a Hollywood parking lot at Selma and Ivar Avenue atop the Hustler Hollywood store for 3,000 fans. The gig serves as a warm-up for their U.S. tour.
2004: The Foo Fighters play two free shows in support of Presidential candidate John Kerry in Tempe, AZ. as part of the Arizona Democratic Party's Debate Watch Party.
2005: Slipknot guitarist Jim Root breaks his wrist in a mountain-biking accident just prior to the group's North American tour. Slipknot tours without him.
2006: Pearl Jam is honored at a charity event by Seattle's YouthCare organization. The band is presented the Marleen Alhadeff Volunteer of the Year Award for its ongoing commitment to helping young homeless people.
2006: Rob Zombie hosts Turner Classic Movies' weekly cult-film showcase, TCM Underground. The series kicks off with a double-bill by famed B-movie director Ed Wood; 'Bride of the Monster' and 'Plan 9 From Outer Space.' The program makes its debut on Friday the 13th.
2006: QVC broadcasts a live Elton John concert from Las Vegas. The one-hour special features selections from 'The Captain & The Kid,' along with the story behind the album's creation.
2007: Jon Bon Jovi hosts NBC's Saturday Night Live. Though the Foo Fighters, promoting their 6th, 'Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace,' are the musical guest, Bon Jovi (the group) performs 'Lost Highway.'
2007: Artwork by Carlos Santana is auctioned at an event in in Corte Madera, CA, to benefit the Milagro Foundation, the children's charity founded by the guitarist and his wife, Deborah.
2008: Yngwie Malmsteen released his 16th studio album, 'Perpetual Flame.'
2008: Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart reunite for a concert in State College, PA, to support of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. Allman Brothers Band's Warren Haynes fills in for late singer-guitarist Jerry Garcia. The Allman Brothers Band also performs.
2008: 'MTV Essential: Metallica,' with band member interviews, premieres as part of MTV2's programming celebrating the 20th anniversary of Headbanger's Ball.
2008: In a video message on his website, Ringo Starr announced that he no longer has time to sign autographs and asked fans not to send him any mail at all. "No more fan mail and no objects to be signed. Nothing." After finishing a tour of the US and Canada, he was dividing his time between Los Angeles, the South of France and his UK home in Surrey.
2009: Lynch Mob release their 5th studio album, 'Smoke and Mirrors.'
2009: W.A.S.P. release their 14th studio album, 'Babylon.'
2009: Bob Dylan's 'Christmas In The Heart' is released. All money raised from U.S. sales of the holiday collection benefit the Feeding America hunger-relief organization. "(I) hope that (Feeding America and my) efforts can bring some food security to people in need during this holiday season," says Dylan.
2009: Bruce Springsteen performs the first of four concerts as part of the Philadelphia Spectrum's Final Farewell Concert Series. The shows kick off a run of 10 final concerts at the legendary arena.
2010: Jeff Ament's hometown, Big Sandy, MT, gets a skakeboard park. The park was funded by the Pearl Jam bassist (a skater since 1976) who contributed $40,000. "As small towns get smaller and smaller, I think it becomes more important for kids to have something to do outside of just school sports," Ament tells reporters at the dedication. "My dad helped me build ramps, now I can give kids around here something else to do."
2011: Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello performs at the Occupy Wall Street protest in Manhattan. Morello tells Rolling Stone magazine he's one more voice to the growing chorus of millions demanding economic justice at home and around the globe.
2011: Over 2500 fans hailing from 26 countries around the world boarded the 'Destiny' as KISS‬ and the KISS Navy set sail on the first ever KISS Kruise.
2011: Robert Plant and his Band Of Joy are nominated in three categories: Artist of the Year, Duo or Group of the Year and Album of the Year at the Americana Honors and Awards in Nashville"s Ryman Auditorium. They win the Album of the Year. Gregg Allman receives a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Americana culture and is recognized for his instrumental virtuosity.
2012: B.B. Cunningham Jr., who had been a member of Jerry Lee Lewis' band since 1997, was found shot to death at the Cherry Crest apartment complex in Memphis, Tennessee. He had also been a member of Ronnie And The Daytonas in the 1960's.
2012: Co-headliners Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie exchange insults during a show at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI. Manson, upset over an abbreviated set, tells fans "I'm going to kick his (Zombie's) ass." When Zombie hits the stage he shouts, "some tours just don't go (expletive) together," and yells " (expletive) you Marilyn Manson!"
2014: An auction of rare, vintage and signed Rush memorabilia closes after a 10-day run on eBay. The auction benefits Grapes Under Pressure 3 (GUP3) which supports humanitarian causes undertaken by the international wine community.
2015: Guitarist Steve Morse revealed that Deep Purple had been recording a new album which they expected to be released in early January, 2016. As a follow-up to 2013's 'Now What?', the new album would be the band's 20th studio LP.
2016: Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious award. The 75-year-old rock legend received the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".
2017: L.A. Guns release their 11th studio album 'The Missing Peace.'

October 14
1955: Buddy Holly and what would become The Crickets (Larry Welborn and Bob Montgomery) open a show for Bill Haley & The Comets in their hometown of Lubbock, Texas. A talent scout sees Holly and arranges for the singer and his group to record some demos.
1957: The Everly Brothers had their first #1 on the US singles chart with 'Wake Up Little Susie.' It was banned by some US radio stations for what many deemed its suggestive lyrics. The Everly's were accompanied on the songby guitar legend Chet Atkins.
1957: Elvis Presley releases 'Jailhouse Rock.' It would become his 9th US #1 single and stay on the Billboard chart for nineteen weeks. The film clip from the movie where he sang the song is considered by many historians to be the first Rock video.
1959: Bobby Darin was at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mack The Knife.' From Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, the song won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1960.
1964: Rolling Stone Charlie Watts marries his first and only wife, Shirley Ann Shepherd, in Bradford, England. They're still married.
1965: The Rolling Stones, The Spencer Davis Group, Unit 4 Plus 2, The Checkmates, The Habit, The End and Charlie Dickins all appeared at The Odeon, Birmingham during a UK tour.
1966: Former R&B cover band Pink Floyd debut an entire set of psychedelic originals at tonight's gig at All Saints Hall in London. Soft Machine open the show.
1966: Grace Slick makes her first stage appearance with the band Jefferson Airplane at their Fillmore West gig in San Francisco.
1966: The Who performed at Queens Hall in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
1967: Pink Floyd performed at Caesars Club in Bedford, England.
1967: After 15 weeks at #1, The Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' is knocked out of the top spot by Bobbie Gentry's 'Ode To Billie Joe.'
1967: The second series of The Monkees TV show started on BBC TV in the UK. Plans for the shows to be screened in color were dropped, so it was aired in black & white.
1967: The Who issue their only U.S. Top 10 single (peaked at #9), 'I Can See For Miles.' Recorded in London and New York, it's one of the greatest Rock songs of all-time.
1967: Cream appeared at the Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan.
1968: Yes played at the Revolution Club in London.
1968: Pink Floyd began two days in the studio working on 'Point Me At The Sky' and 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene' at Abbey Road Studios in London.
1968: Tyrannosaurus Rex's 2nd album, 'Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages' is released in the UK. It failed to chart upon first release; however, it went to #1 when re-released in 1972.
1969: Fred LaBour, entertainment reviewer for the University of Michigan student newspaper The Michigan Daily, turns his assigned review of the new Beatles album, 'Abbey Road,' into a satirical piece headlined "McCartney Dead; New Evidence Brought to Light." In the article, LaBour repeats the musical "clues" that center around the recent "Paul Is Dead" rumors and adds several of his own. He also invents the name "William Campbell" as Paul's "replacement." This finally causes the mainstream press to take note of the phenomenon, and when contacted by other media outlets, LaBour furthers what he thinks is a joke by validating every rumor within the rumor.
1970: Leading up to his "War On Drugs" initiative, US President Richard Nixon encourages radio stations to work with him in stopping drug abuse. "If you can make a contribution here, I believe you will be serving the national interest," he says at the White House Conference on Drug Abuse.
1970: The Allman Brothers Band performed at the Leon Cole Auditorium at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Florida.
1971: The current owners of the Specialty Records catalog, music publishing firm, Arco Industries sue Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty for half a million dollars for allegedly copying several elements of Little Richard's 'Good Golly Miss Molly' for the band's single 'Travelin' Band.' Ironically, CCR had covered 'Good Golly' just a year before 'Travelin' Band.' The suit is later dropped.
1971: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on ABC-TV's The Dick Cavett Show to promote John's new album 'Imagine,' Yoko's new book, and their upcoming art exhibition.
1972: Joe Cocker and six members of his touring band are arrested after a concert in Adelaide, Australia, when police allegedly discover marijuana and heroin in their hotel rooms. The group are not charged but instead given four hours to leave the country.
1972: Rod Stewart's 'You Wear It Well' reaches #13 on the pop chart.
1973: Queen appeared at Le Blow Up in Luxembourg.
1974: Jethro Tull released their 7th studio album, 'War Child.'
1974: Jethro Tull's 'Bungle In The Jungle' b/w 'Back-Door Angels' 45 single is released.
1974: Roxy Music played at Winter Gardens in Bournemouth, England.
1975: Roxy Music performed at Belle Vue in Manchester, England.
1975: KISS release their most popular and recognizable single 'Rock and Roll All Night.' Written by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS, and originally released on their 1975 album 'Dressed to Kill.' It was released as the A-side of their 5th single, with the album track 'Getaway.' A subsequent live version, released as a single in October 1975, eventually reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early-1976, the first of six Top 20 songs for Kiss in the 1970s. It became Kiss's most identifiable song and has served as the group's closing concert number in almost every concert since 1976. In 2008 it was named the 16th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.
1976: Aerosmith kicked off their first European tour at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, U.K.
1976: The Grateful Dead played at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
1977: Rush performed at the Assembly Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1977: At the personal request of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Linda Ronstadt sings the US national anthem at the beginning of their 3rd World Series game against the New York Yankees.
1977: KISS release their 8th album and 2nd live album, 'Alive II.' It reached #7 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. It goes on to sell over 2 million copies. Most of the live tracks on 'Alive II' were recorded during the band's August 26–28 residency at the Los Angeles Forum while on the Love Gun tour. The 3:00 PM soundchecks at the August 26 & 27 shows were recorded, and later used on the album (i.e. 'Tomorrow And Tonight') with crowd noise being dubbed in later. 'Beth' and 'I Want You' were lifted from the aborted Japanese live album and used on the finished 'Alive II.'
1977: David Bowie released his 12th studio album "Heroes", the second installment of his Berlin Trilogy with Brian Eno (the other releases being 'Low' and 'Lodger'). The album was later named NME Album of the Year.
1978: The KISS solo LPs from Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss all enter the charts. Gene Simmons effort will prove to be the highest charting at #22, followed by Ace Freshly at #26, then Paul Stanley at #40 and Peter Criss at #43.
1978: Rush kicked off their tour in support of Hemispheres at the Kingston Memorial Centre in Kingston, ON. To date this was Rush’s longest tour.
1978: Bob Dylan appeared at the Hulman Civic University Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.
1980: Black Sabbath played at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1981: King Crimson performed at Stadthalle Muehlheim in Cologne, Germany.
1982: Van Halen appeared at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1983: Iron Maiden played at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
1983: Riot released their 5th studio album, 'Born in America.'
1985: Iron Maiden release their 1st live album, 'Live After Death.'
1985: INXS released their 5th album, 'Listen Like Thieves.' It reached #11 on the Billboard 200 Top albums chart. Three singles charted on the Billboard Hot 100 -'"Listen Like Thieves' (#54), 'What You Need' (#5), and 'This Time' (#81).
1988: Def Leppard becomes the first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive albums. 'Pyromania,' with 10 million copies sold and 'Hysteria' with 25 million copies sold.
1989: Motley Crue started a two-week run at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with 'Dr. Feelgood'.
1993: Rage Against The Machine begin their U.S. tour in Hollywood, CA.
1994: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant release their 'No Quarter' album.
1994: 'Pulp Fiction' opens, reviving classic '60s songs such as 'Misirlou,' 'Son Of A Preacher Man' and 'Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon.'
1996: Yngwie Malmsteen released his 9th studio album, 'Inspiration.'
1997: Sir Paul McCartney's symphonic poem 'Standing Stone' gets its world debut by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. The piece earns the former Beatle six curtain calls. Critics, however, call it dull and forgettable.
1997: Green Day released their 5th studio album 'Nimrod.' Recorded at Conway Studios in L.A., the album peaks at #10 on the Billboard U.S. charts and is later certified double platinum.
1997: Saxon release their 13th studio album, 'Unleash the Beast.'
1998: B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
2000: The Beatles' official autobiography 'Anthology' hits #1 on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list.
2000: Five Pearl Jam bootlegs released from their European tour make the Billboard 200 albums chart, setting a record for most entries on the chart in a single week.
2000: Radiohead make their debut on Saturday Night Live. They perform songs from 'Kid A.'
2003: Ozzy Osbourne seeks treatment for Parkinson's Disease-like tremors and postpones a fall European tour. The veteran rock artist says in a statement, "I have been in Boston for the last three weeks, having medical tests for a tremor which has become markedly worse over the last two years."
2003: Stone Temple Pilot's singer Scott Weiland files for divorce from his wife of three years, Mary Weiland, claiming irreconcilable differences. The couple has two children and separated in September of 2002.
2004: Eric clapton is busted for speeding at 134 mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuil, France, and fined 750 Euros. He is suspended from driving in France. After paying his fine, Clapton poses for photographs with the French police. He then left the scene in his Porsche, with his secretary behind the wheel.
2005: Slipknot launch their North American tour in Cincinnati. Guitarist Jim Root broke his wrist the day before in a mountain biking accident but Slipknot decides to start the tour without him.
2005: Singer David Draiman's severely inflamed vocal cords force Disturbed to cancel the remaining seven dates of their European tour. The tour is in support of the chart-topping 'Ten Thousand Fists' album.
2005: Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor slams the Scottish group Franz Ferdinand. "Their record ('You Could Have It So Much Better') kind of sucks. It doesn't speak to me on any level emotionally or purposefully," says Reznor.
2005: Lunch boxes decorated by celebrities, including Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, the Beastie Boys' Mike D, U2's Bono and the Edge and R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, are up for bid online to raise money for hunger relief. The eBay auction benefits the Food Bank of New York City and the Lunchbox Fund, which provides meals to South African schoolchildren.
2006: A memorial stone honoring late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton is unveiled at the site of the 1986 bus crash that killed him in D'rarp, Sweden. "That really shows the engagement and the love that our fans have for our music and the people behind it," says Metallica frontman James Hetfield. "Cliff is one of the icons that is not easily forgotten."
2007: The Tom Petty documentary film, 'Running Down A Dream' debuts at the New York Film Festival.
2007: Ted Nugent made a voice cameo on 'The Simpsons' where he was on the phone telling a prisoner voiced by Steve Buscemi to vote no on a fictional proposition that banned crossbows in public schools, a jab on Nugent’s political stance.
2007: Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington breaks his arm during the group's concert in Melbourne, Australia. "He broke it about four songs (into the show), but didn't let it stop him from playing the rest of the set," writes vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda in an online post. "It was crazy." How did it happen? "I went to do a jump off the top of the stairs and...fell straight back and landed right on my wrist," explains the singer. "It f**king hurts, dude."
2007: David Bowie inspired clothing line is at Target stores along with an EP 'Strangers When We Meet.' The six-track disc contains Bowie live and rare studio tracks. The Bowie apparel is the work of British designer Keenan Duffty.
2007: Heart play on the ABC special 'Frosted Pink.' Money raised benefits organizations that focus on cancers that affect women. Ozzy Osbourne's wife, Sharon, also appears on the program.
2008: 'We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year' is released. The 12-track album has 'Run Rudolf Run' featuring ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman' has Black Sabbath/Heaven And Hell vets Tony Iommi and Ronnie James Dio. Alice Cooper, Styx's Tommy Shaw and ex-AC/DC drummer Simon Wright also contribute.
2009: Paul McCartney was named Songwriter of The Year at the 29th Annual ASCAP Awards in London. The awards presentation honored songwriters and publishers of the most performed works in the US during 2008. Other winners at the event included Phil Collins, who collected his 11th award for his hit 'In The Air Tonight,' and Coldplay take home Song Of The Year honors for 'Viva La Vida' (from the '08 album 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends').
2009: A tax lien is filed against Courtney Love in Los Angeles County, claiming she owes the federal government $324,335.21 in back taxes from 2007. "Ms. Cobain has every intention of paying those taxes," claims Love's representative, Keith Fink.
2009: 'Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound,' a PBS documentary, is broadcast. The program focuses of the Folk singer's life and career with testimonials from Roger McGuinn, David Crosby and Bob Dylan.
2010: Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan joins his old band and frontman Axl Rose onstage for the first time in seventeen years during a show at London's O2 Arena. McKagan plays bass on 'You Could Be Mine' but switches to rhythm guitar for 'Nice Boys' and 'Knocking On Heaven's Door.'
2011: Scorpions released their 4th live album, 'Live 2011: Get Your Sting & Blackout.'
2011: Chuck Ruff dies in San Francisco, California, after a long illness at 60. Ruff was well-known for his work with The Edgar Winter Group, including the instrumental 'Frankenstein.' He also played on two of Sammy Hagar’s solo records.
2011: After 27 years of marriage, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth announce they are breaking up.
2012: Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is one of 92 pilots who enter the record books by flying a simulator around the world in real time. The flight, sponsored by Aerobility, a company developing a flight simulator able to teach the disabled to fly an aircraft, takes 10 days.
2014: Though available as a free download to iTunes customers a month earlier, U2's 'Songs Of Innocence,' with the lead single, 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),' is officially released.
2014: Exodus release their 10th studio album, 'Blood In, Blood Out.'
2014: Isaiah "Ikey" Owens the American keyboardist known for his work with The Mars Volta, Jack White and an array of bands from the Long Beach music scene died aged 39. Owens was found dead due to a heart attack in his hotel room in Puebla, Mexico.
2014: Lamb Of God unfurl their documentary 'As The Palaces Burn.' Originally planned to feature fans on the group's 2012 world tour, the majority of the film chronicles frontman Randy Blythe's trial and eventual exoneration of manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic.
2014: 'Jimmy Page,' a book by the legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist, is released. "I thought it would be unique to have an autobiography in photographs, charting my whole musical journey," says Page in a press release.
2014: Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian releases his autobiography 'I'm the Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax.'
2014: Neil Peart of Rush releases his book 'Far And Near: On Days Like These,' which documents his travels.
2014: David Bowie debuts his new single 'Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime),' a jazzy seven-and-a-half-minute song, on BBC Radio 6 to promote his upcoming compilation album 'Nothing Has Changed.'
2014: Neil Young appeared on US TV's 'The Colbert Report' where he engaged the host in a light-hearted discussion about the environment and how he'd like to impeach US President Barack Obama.
2015: The Bon Scott bio 'Live Wire' is released. The book was written by AC/DC roadie John Darcy, his wife Gabby, who was the late singer's close friend, and Mary Renshaw, Scott's soulmate and companion.
2015: The Eagles' Don Henley topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with 'Cass County.' The solo LP, Henley's first since 2000's 'Inside Job,' sold over 87,000 units during the first week after its release.
2016: Tyketto released their album, 'Reach.'

October 15
1955: Buddy & Bob (Buddy Holly) open for Elvis Presley at the ‘Big D Jamboree’, held at Lubbock’s Cotton Club in Texas. Nashville talent scout Eddie Crandall was in audience and arranged for Holly to audition and record demos for the Decca US label.
1955: Fats Domino records 'I'm In Love Again.'
1956: Little Richard records 'Good Golly Miss Molly.'
1957: Elvis Presley's 4th album on RCA Victor Records, 'Elvis' Christmas Album' is released. According to the latest certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America, 'Elvis' Christmas Album' has shipped at least 23 million copies in the United States (3 million copies of the original 1957 release on RCA Victor Records, plus 20 million copies of a couple of "budget" editions first released by RCA&Camden and Candem & Pickwick in 1970 and 1975, respectively), making it Presley´s first and second RIAA Diamond Award recipient, as well as the best-selling Christmas/holiday album of all time in the U.S.
1958: Jackie Wilson records 'Lonely Teardrops.' It became his first US Top 10 hit, reaching #7 on Billboard's Pop chart and #1 on the R&B chart.
1960: While in Hamburg, The Beatles back Wally Eymond, the guitarist for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes on his version of George Gershwin's 'Summertime.' Beatles drummer Pete Best doesn't make the session so the band plays with Rory Storm's drummer, Ringo Starr. This is the first known recording of the group together, though the master is lost to history. Two years later, the group would hire Ringo permanently.
1961: The Beatles play a local charity benefit in Liverpool.
1964: British singer Screaming Lord Sutch runs for the English parliament. He would go on to lose 40 elections.
1965: Jimi Hendrix signs his first recording contractin the UK, and it is was a bad one. It had his name as "Jimmy" and for signing it, Jimi received one dollar and 1% of retail sales for any records sold. It also gave the record company the right to sell it if they wanted.
1965: Mike Love of The Beach Boys marries his second wife, Suzanne Celeste Belcher, in Las Vegas. The union would produce two children, but would end in divorce in December of 1968.
1966: The Monkees record 'I'm A Believer.'
1966: Vocalist Signe Anderson performs her final show with Jefferson Airplane. She leaves after giving birth to her daughter four months earlier and is replaced by former Great Society singer Grace Slick.
1966: The youth-oriented International Times publication starts in England. Pink Floyd performs at the launch party along with The Move, Denny Laine, and Soft Machine.
1967: The first Sacramento Pop Festival was held, featuring Jefferson airplane, Spirit, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Stawberry Alarm Clock and Sunshine Company.
1967: Cream played at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1967: The Who tape an appearance on the BBC1 TV show 'Twice A Fortnight' miming to 'I Can See For Miles' and 'Mary Anne With The Shaky Hands.' The director chooses to shoot the band using constant, rapid zooming shots. This motion-sickness inducing performance airs on the 21st, and is shown in the US on American Bandstand on December 30th.
1968: Vanilla Fudge played at the MECCA in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1968: The former New Yardbirds, now known as Led Zeppelin, perform their first gig under that name at England's Surrey University.
1969: Famed blues singer Howlin' Wolf suffers his first non-fatal heart attack.
1969: John Fogerty is inspired to write 'Effigy' after President Richard Nixon casually dismisses millions of protesters who show up worldwide for the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam. 'Effigy' becomes the final track on 'Willy and the Poor Boys' and is notable for being the lone song on the album that is not upbeat.
1969: The Who appeared at the Capitol Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario.
1970: Yes performed at Dundee University in Dundee, Scotland.
1971: Pink Floyd kicked off a 30-date North American tour at the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco.
1971: Former teen idol Rick Nelson is booed when he tries to put the past behind him and play new material at a Madison Square Garden oldies show (a Rock N' Roll Revival). The experience prompts Nelson to write and record his last major hit 'Garden Party.'
1971: The Who's 'Let's See Action' b/w 'When I Was A Boy' 45 single is released in the UK only (no US). Written by Pete Townshend, 'Let's See Action' was not released in the US until the 'Hooligans' album in 1981. It reached #16 on the UK chart.
1973: The Band released their 5th studio album, 'Moondog Matinee.' It reached #28 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1973: Grateful Dead released their 6th studio album, 'Wake of the Flood.' It reached #18 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. It is the first release under the band's own label, Grateful Dead Records, after fulfilling their contract with Warner Bros. Records.
1973: Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' b/w 'Young Man's Blues' 45 single is released. It entered the Top 10 in both the United Kingdom and the United States. It was one of John's biggest hits, and surpassed the previous single in sales and popularity quickly following its release. In the US, it was certified Gold on January 4, 1974 and Platinum on September 13, 1995 by the RIAA.
1973: Having experienced respiratory problems for the past four days, Elvis Presley is admitted to Memphis' Baptist Memorial Hospital. Dr. George Nichopoulos, Elvis' personal physician, discovers his patient's addiction to Demerol.
1973: The US Supreme Court upholds, by a 7-2 vote, the 1971 FCC directive that bans radio DJs from playing songs that glorify drugs.
1973: The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards is found guilty in Nice, France of possessing and intending to distribute both marijuana and heroin. He receives a one-year suspended sentence, is fined 5,000 francs, and is forbidden from entering the country for two years.
1973: Neil Young's live album consisting of previously unreleased material, 'Time Fades Away' is released. Though 'Love In Mind' dates from a 1971 solo tour (on the January 30 date of the tour, 'The Needle and the Damage Done' was recorded, the version on 'Harvest'), all other songs on the album were from recordings made during a 62-date tour in early 1973 that featured an acoustic set with Young followed by an electric set with backing band the Stray Gators. It reached #22 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1974: 'Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits' goes gold as frontman Alice (Vincent Furnier) desides to go forward as a solo artist. The rest of the group continues briefly as Billion Dollar Babies.
1974: David Bowie plays the first of a six night engagement at the Michigan Palace in Detroit, as part of the Philly Dogs Tour. Carlos Alomar, David Sanborn, and Luther Vandross were all part of Bowie’s musical entourage.
1975: Jefferson Starship performed at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1976: AC/DC appeared at Cirque Royal in Brussels, Belgium.
1976: Ike & Tina Turner dissolve their 19 year-old business partnership. Their divorce is finalized several months later. Ike's drug problems eventually land him in prison. Tina has a successful solo career.
1977: Paul Simon releases 'Slip Slidin' Away.'
1977: Fleetwood Mac's classic 'Rumours' is released.
1978: Toto release their self-titled 1st studio album.
1978: Bob Dylan performed at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1979: John Lennon and Yoko Ono donate $1,000 to provide bulletproof vests for New York City policemen. The city had been too financially strapped to provide officers with proper protection.
1980: The Cars 3rd album 'Panorama' goes platinum.
1980: For the first time ever, London's legendary Abbey Road Studios auctions off thousands of dollars of equipment, including some used on Beatles recordings.
1980: Blue Oyster Cult appeared at Memorial Auditorium in Utica, New York.
1981: The Grateful Dead played at the Melkweg in Amsterdam.
1983: The debut studio album by Alcatrazz 'No Parole from Rock n' Roll' is released. It features guitar work from a then-unknown Yngwie Malmsteen and spawns such melodic metal tracks as 'Island in the Sun' and 'Hiroshima Mon Amour.'
1983: 'Genesis,' with the hit 'That's All,' is the #1 album in the U.K. It also included the single 'Mama,' the band's biggest commercial UK success, which reached #4, but was less popular in the US where it climbed to #73.
1984: Julian Lennon's debut album, 'Valotte' is released. It reached #17 on the Billboard 200 Top albums chart, and features the single, 'Valotte,' which reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Julian received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist for his work on the album at the 28th Annual Grammy Awards.The majority of the songs came from demos that were written during a 3 month stay at the remote Manor de Valotte, a French chateau near Nevers during the fall of 1983.
1984: The Talking Heads 'Stop Making Sense,' the soundtrack to the concert film of the same name is released.
1984: AC/DC released their '74 Jailbreak' EP. It features five tracks that had previously been released only in Australia.
1984: Manowar released their 4th album, 'Sign of the Hammer.'
1985: Rush release their 11th studio album, 'Power Windows.' It is the last Rush album to achieve Platinum status until 'Roll the Bones' comes out six years later.
1987: Joe Satriani released his 2nd studio album, 'Surfing with the Alien.' The popular all-instrumental album kicks open the door for similarly styled "guitar shred" albums.
1987: Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia began a two-week solo residency on Broadway. All concerts were sold out.
1988: Bon Jovi start a four-week run at #1 on the Billboard charts with their 4th album, 'New Jersey.' The album produced five Hot 100 Top 10 singles, the most top 10 hits to date for a hard rock album. It was the group’s second album to reach the top of the chart in the U.S.
1988: UB40 went to #1 on the US singles chart with their version of the Neil Diamond song 'Red Red Wine.' Lead singer Ali Campbell says that they always knew it as a reggae song and had no idea Diamond wrote it.
1988: The Amnesty International - Human Rights Now! tour ends with a show in Buenos Aires. Along with Sting, Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman, Bruce Springsteen performs with the E Street Band, closing out his last tour with the group until 1999, when they re-form.
1988: Motorhead released their 3rd live album, 'No Sleep at All.'
1989: Eddie Van Halen & Michael Anthony of Van Halen participated in the first World Music Invitational Pro/Am celebrity golf tournament at Stonebridge Ranch in Dallas.
1991: Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty is the proud father of son Shane Cody, his 4th child.
1991: Dramarama released their 4th album, 'Vinyl.' Two singles reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart - 'What Are We Gonna Do' (#10), and 'Haven t Got A Clue' (#6).
1991: The first day of the Guitar Legends festival is held at Seville, Spain. The 5-day festival would include performances by Roger Waters, Joe Satriani and B.B. King.
1995: Paul and Linda McCartney make a memorable appearance on tonight's 'Lisa The Vegetarian' episode of FOX's The Simpsons, doing their voiceovers only on condition that the Lisa character stay a vegetarian forever after. At the time of the program’s airing, this made McCartney the last of the living members of The Beatles to appear on The Simpsons.
1996: Motorhead release their 13th studio album, 'Overnight Sensation.'
1996: Corossion Of Conformity release their 5th album, 'Wiseblood.'
1996: KoRn release their 2nd studio album, 'Life Is Peachy.'
1996: Dio released their 7th studio album, 'Angry Machines.'
1996: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was charged with assault for attacking cameraman Henry Trappler who took pictures of Lee and his then-wife Pamela Anderson Lee as they were leaving Hollywood’s Viper Room. Trappler was treated at a hospital for a broken pelvis. After pleading no contest, Lee was sentenced to four months in prison.
1998: Motorhead release their 3rd live album, 'Nö Sleep at All.'
2000: Radiohead went to #1 on the US album chart with 'Kid A,' the group's 4th album became the first Radiohead release to debut at #1 in the US.
2000: U2 went to #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Beautiful Day,' the group's 4th UK #1 single and taken from their album 'All That You Can't Leave Behind.'
2000: Dave Edmunds had a triple heart bypass operation at Los Angeles's Cedars Sinai Hospital.
2001: U.D.O. released their 1st live album, 'Live from Russia.'
2002: Yngwie Malmsteen released his 14th studio album, 'Attack!!'
2003: Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick is shot in the right leg in front of the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood. A second bullet grazes the left side of his head. The shooting occurs at 1:20 a.m. following a heated argument outside the club. Minutes after the altercation, the 21-year-old suspect returns with a 9-mm handgun and starts firing indiscriminately into the crowd. Kulick, who is standing in front of the club at the time, was not the intended target of the shooting, according to police. The gunman is later sentenced to 10 years in prison and Kulick completely recovers.
2003: Mike Smith of The Dave Clark Five suffers a fall from a ladder While trying to climb a 7-foot gate after locking himself out of his villa at his home in Spain that leaves him paralyzed from the waist down. Smith fell heavily on his head and cracked his spine in three places. He would remain a near-quadriplegic until his death from pneumonia on February 28th, 2008, less than two weeks before the band was to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
2004: Bill Eyden, the session drummer hired to play on Procol Harum's 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' dies after a lengthy illness at the age of 74. Eyden also worked with Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, Charlie Watts and was a member of the resident trio at Ronnie Scott's club in London, England until the late 60's.
2005: Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic cuts the ribbon to open of Seattle's Hotel Max. The remodeled, former one-star hotel, displays works by local artists and photographers on room doors. The hotel's fifth floor is devoted to the city's famous Grunge musicians. There are life-size photographs of members of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Courtney Love.
2006: Rob Zombie's 'The Devil's Rejects' wins the Killer Movie prize at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards in L.A. The event celebrates horror-themed cinema, music and television. Presenters include Linkin Park, Korn's Jonathan Davis, Slipknot and Zombie. 30 Seconds to Mars and Avenged Sevenfold take the stage.
2006: The inaugural Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place Patchogue, N.Y. Among the institution's initial honorees are founding KISS members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss; Mountain's Leslie West; the Vanilla Fudge, Joan Jett, and Billy Joel. Criss, West, Jett and Joel attend the gala, which features an all-star jam.
2006: The final concert is performed at the legendary Manhattan music club CBGB. Patti Smith, who played her first show at CBGB in February 1975, performs. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, bassist, Flea, and Television guitarist Richard Lloyd also appear. The club closes after an extended dispute between club owner Hilly Kristal and the Bowery Residents Committee, which tried to charge Kristal $19,000 in alleged back rent. After efforts to have the building preserved as a historical landmark, a men's clothing store moves in 14 months later and throws out practically everything associated with the former music club.
2007: AC/DC secures the rights to ACDC.com, which was previously held by a pornographic site. "Feel free to visit us from work, school or, for longtime visitors to the site, from the usual privacy of your basement," reads an announcement from the band.
2008: Jon Bon Jovi is the latest musician to disapprove of the use of his songs in John McCain's US presidential campaign. Bon Jovi's song, ‘Who Says You Can't Go Home’, was used during rallies held by Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Foo Fighters, Heart and Jackson Browne had all asked Mr. McCain to stop using their tracks in his presidential bid. Bon Jovi threw a $30,000 per person, fund-raising dinner for Democratic candidate Barack Obama at his New Jersey home in September.
2009: 'The Beatles To Bowie: The '60s Exposed,' an exhibition of never-before-seen images of The Beatles, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The opening also commemorates the 40th anniversary of David Bowie's "Space Oddity
2009: Queensryche's 'American Soldier Tour' gets underway. Lita Ford performs three songs with the band during each set. Lita and Queensryche singer Geoff Tate perform 'Close My Eyes Forever,' the 1988 duet with Ozzy Osbourne, with Tate taking over Ozzy's part.
2009: 'Travelin' Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes With Bob Seger' is released in bookstores. The biography, co-written by Tom Weschler, Seger's former tour manager and photographer, and music journalist Gary Graff, focuses on Seger from the late 1960s through the 1970s. The forward is penned by John Mellencamp and the afterword comes from fellow Detroit-area musician Kid Rock.
2010: Rolling Stone magazine publishes an exclusive excerpt from guitarist Keith Richard's memoir 'Life,' eleven days before the book hits stores. The 10,000 word excerpt covers the early days of the Rolling Stones.
2010: Bon Jovi headlines the 'Concerts For The Coast' in Gulf Shores, AL, to bring attention and economic relief to the Alabama gulf coast region.
2010: Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is the voice of the Mad Hatter on Nickelodeon's 'The Wonder Pets' special 'Alice In Wonderland' themed show.
2011: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation marks the former President's 65th birthday by honoring his charitable work. The Hollywood Bowl concert includes Stevie Wonder and closes with Bono and the Edge performing a 40-minute, seven-song set that includes 'Desire,' 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' and 'Sunday Bloody Sunday,' which recognizes Clinton's work on the Irish peace process.
2011: Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore announce the end of their 27-year marriage.
2012: Stevie Nicks headlines the AIDS Foundation's 11th Annual An Enduring Vision benefit show in New York City.
2012: Duff McKagan hosts a spoken word/multi-media presentation based on his autobiography, 'It's So Easy (And Other Lies)' at The Viper Room in West Hollywood.
2013: Monster Magnet released their 9th album, 'Last Patrol.'
2013: Pearl Jam release their 10th studio album 'Lightning Bolt.'
2013: Testament release their 4th live album 'Dark Roots of Thrash.'
2013: 'We Will Rock You,' a musical produced with Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor, begins a North American tour at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre. The show features 24 Queen songs.
2013: At BMI's London Awards ceremony, Sex Pistols/Public Image Ltd.frontman John Lydon receives the Icon Award for his songwriting. "John Lydon is a true icon whose influence on music, fashion and art has been felt around the world," says Del Bryant, president of BMI.
2013: Flying Colors, a progressive supergroup formed by drummer Mike Portnoy, release 'Flying Colors Live In Europe.'
2013: Led Zeppelin's '07 concert film, 'Celebration Day,' picks up two honors at the Event Cinema Association's inaugural awards in London. The Zeppelin documentary earns a Silver Box Office Award for 250,000 theatrical admissions, and another one for Excellence in Programming. Queen's '86 concert film, 'Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest' (from the band's last tour with frontman Freddie Mercury), picks up a Bronze Box Office Award in recognition of achieving over 100,000 worldwide cinema admissions.
2014: At the St. Louis club Blueberry Hill, Chuck Berry performs for the last time. The rocker, who dies in 2017, played monthly gigs at the venue starting in 1996.
2014: New York real estate firm Saunders & Associates confirmed that Billy Joel recently sold his 5,500-square-foot beachfront mansion in the village of Sagaponack on Long Island. Sagaponack is known as the most expensive small village in the U.S.
2014: U2's Bono said he was sorry after their latest album was automatically added to the libraries of all iTunes users around the world, saying the move was a "drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity". iTunes users complained that the 11-track 'Songs of Innocence' had been added to their music library without permission and that it was not clear how to delete it. When the download controversy exploded iTunes offered an album delete option.
2015: Neil Young launches GoEarth.org, a website designed to promote global conservation.
2015: After demanding that presidential candidate Donald Trump stop playing 'Dream On,' Aerosmith's Steven Tyler pens an essay for the Huffington Postcalling for an update of copyright laws. "Songwriters, producers and artists can't survive on what they are being paid." 2015: Spinefarm, the Finnish Heavy Metal imprint, announces they have signed Nonpoint. Also, Nuclear Blast Entertainment reveal that they have inked a worldwide deal with Corrosion Of Conformity.

October 16
1951: An 18-year old Little Richard has his first recording session, laying down a handful tracks for RCA Camden at the studios at the studios of Atlanta radio station WGST. His early attempts imitated the Gospel style of late-1940s Jump Blues artist Billy Wright who was a friend that set him up with the opportunity to record.
1954: Elvis Presley makes his broadcast debut on 'The Louisiana Hayride' radio show, broadcast live on KWKH in Shreveport. After an enthusiastic reception from the audience, Presley is booked to appear every week for a year at $18 per show. His sidemen, Bill Black and Scotty Moore are paid $12 each.
1963: The largest audience in British television history watch The Beatles perform on 'Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium.'
1965: The Beatles recorded 'Day Tripper' at Abbey Road studio's in London in three takes, they then added vocals and other overdubs, completing the song before the end of the day.
1965: Jefferson Airplane play the Longshoremen's Hall, the first of many 'happenings' in the Bay Area. The Great Society, with future Airplane vocalist Grace Slick, is also on the bill.
1966: Folk singer Joan Baez is among 124 antiwar protesters arrested for blocking entrance to an Army Induction Center in Oakland, California. She is sentenced to ten days in jail.
1967: Folk singer Joan Baez was arrested, along with 123 others, for blocking the entrance to an Armed Forces Induction Center in Oakland, California.
1968: Pink Floyd performed at Theatre du Huitieme in Lyon, France with a psychedelic light show by the London Arts Laboratory.
1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience 3rd and final studio album, 'Electric Ladyland' is released. It topped the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart for two weeks in November, 1968. In 2003, it was rated #54 on Rolling Stone's Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
1968: Jay And The Americans recorded 'This Magic Moment,' which would rise to #6 in the US the following Spring. The Drifters' 1960 version made it to #16.
1969: Leonard Chess (born Lejzor Czyż) dies of a heart attack. He was 52. Chess was a record company executive and founder of the Chess record label which was home to Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Sonny Boy Williamson and many more. He was the focal point of the movies 'Cadillac Records' and 'Who Do You Love?' It is said that Chess Records epitomized the independent record business and Chess himself set new standards for the industry in artist development, deal making, networking, and marketing and promotion.
1969: Black Sabbath record their debut album in this single day at Regent Sound Studios in London.
1970: Rod Stewart & The Faces appear at the Eastown Theater in Detroit, Michigan.
1971: Neil Diamond performed at the Indiana State University Arena in Terre Haute, Indiana.
1972: Internal strife between the three remaining band members, reportedly due to leader John Fogerty's reluctance to give up creative control lead to the public breakup of Creedence Clearwater Revival. The press statement tries to put the best possible face on the incident, "We don't regard this as breaking up. We look at it as an expansion of our activities."
1974: The Rolling Stones release their 12th British and 14th American studio album, 'It's Only Rock N' Roll.' It reached #1 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart (where it stayed on the chart for 20 weeks), and #2 on the UK Albums chart.
1974: The Grateful Dead played the first of five nights at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco, California.
1974: Hawkwind appear at Ellis Auditorium North Hall in Memphis, Tennessee.
1975: The Who played at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland.
1975: Bruce Springsteen begins a series of shows at The Roxy in Los Angeles, where he earns adulation from many celebrities and a glowing review in the L.A. Times. This leads to cover stories on Springsteen in both Time and Newsweek on October 27th.
1976: Thin Lizzy release their 7th studio album, 'Johnny the Fox.' It reached #52 on the Billboard 200 Top 200 LP's chart.
1977: Rush performed at Taylor County Expo Center Coliseum in Abilene, Texas.
1978: Hawkwind played at Guild Hall in Portsmouth, England.
1979: AC/DC headlined at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.
1980: Jeff Beck performed at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
1981: Eric Clapton played at Vejlby-Risskovhallen in Aarhus, Denmark.
1982: The Alan Parsons Project peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Eye in the Sky' which was their first and only top 10 single in the U.S.
1983: Thin Lizzy's 2nd live album 'Life:Live' is released.
1983: ZZ Top performed at the Marquee Club in London.
1985: Fates Warning released their album 'The Spectre Within.'
1985: Kreator released their debut album 'Endless Pain.'
1986: An all-star "60th birthday" bash is thrown for Chuck Berry in his hometown of St. Louis. Berry is joined by Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Robert Cray, Linda Ronstadt, and many others on stage at the local Fox Theatre. The making of the concert and the show itself are filmed by veteran director Taylor Hackford for the critically acclaimed 1987 documentary 'Hail! Hail! Rock 'N' Roll.'
1988: U2, Ziggy Marley and Keith Richards are among the performers at the Smile Jamaica concert, which benefits victims of Hurricane Gilbert.
1990: ZZ Top release their 10th studio album, 'Recycler.'
1991: Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell is arrested at a Holiday Inn in Santa Monica, CA after a maid finds syringes, white powder and crack pipes. He is charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and states, “I needed some time off so I got myself a drug addiction and booked myself into a hospital instead.”
1991: Red Hot Chili Peppers kick off their 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' tour with a show in Madison, Wisconsin. Their opening acts are Smashing Pumpkins and a new band called Pearl Jam.
1992: Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Celebration is held at New York's Madison Square Garden. Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Tom Petty, the Band, Eddie Vedder and Johnny Cash take the stage. Dylan sings 'My Back Pages' and Neil Young does his version of 'All Along The Watchtower.' The show closes with an ensemble rendition of 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door.
1992: The Offspring release their 2nd studio album, 'Ignition,' which is their first release on Epitaph Records, a label owned by Bad Religion's Brett Gurewitz.
1993: 'Hey Jealousy," the Gin Blossoms first charting single, peaks at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
2001: After Bob Dylan hires extra security guards in preparation for his comeback 'Love And Theft' tour, two of the guards turn Dylan himself back when the singer forgets his own pass. The new guards are fired.
2001: Ozzy Osbourne released his 8th studio album, 'Down to Earth.'
2002: Billy Joel leaves the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT, where it is rumored he's been undergoing treatment for alcoholism.
2003: Simon and Garfunkel open their new "Old Friends" Tour with a concert in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
2004: Velvet Revolver's first U.S. tour kicks off in Antioch, TN.
2004: Tommy Lee of Motley Crue performs with the University of Nebraska marching band during the half-time show of the Baylor-Nebraska game at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium. It's part of a planned NBC reality show that has the 42-year old Lee enrolled at Nebraska.
2005: Queen plays their first ever U.S. show with Paul Rodgers fronting the group in East Rutherford N.J.
2006: A Beatles photography exhibit, described as the most comprehensive ever, opens at the San Francisco Art Exchange. The Long and Winding Road -- The Life and Times of John, Paul, George & Ringo features more than 100 pictures of The Beatles by more than 20 photographers, including never-before-seen shots.
2006: Paul McCartney submits an application through his MPL Communications company requesting to have his name trademarked so he can profit from licensing his moniker on a variety of products.
2007: An AC/DC DVD box set titled 'Plug Me In' is released. The two-disc collection contains rare concert and television footage. One focuses on the Bon Scott era while the other delves into Brian Johnson's tenure.
2007: 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live At Monterey,' a DVD documenting Jimi Hendrix's breakthrough 1967 performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival is released with footage from the guitarist's entire set plus previously unseen interviews with Hendrix and bandmates Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding.
2007: Graham Nash, David Crosby and Jackson Browne participate in the Pray For Peace Event at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC. The benefit, which Nash helps organize, includes an interfaith prayer service and a concert featuring acoustic performances. The event celebrates the Dalai Lama being presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, which the Buddhist leader receives the following day.
2007: Alice Cooper and Styx each receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Entertainment Buyers Association's convention in Nashville.
2007: 'Ultimate Santana,' a compilation featuring previously unreleased collaborations with Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) and Tina Turner is released.
2007: Jimmy Eat World release their album 'Chase This Light.' They co-produced the set with Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins).
2007: Hinder release 'You Can't Make This S**t Up.' This is a deluxe version of 'Extreme Behavior' with concert performances, music videos and bonus tracks, including their cover of Steppenwolf's 'Born To Be Wild.'
2007: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong says he's hopeful that former VP Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize award will further the fight against global warming. "I think it's great that this issue is finally getting the recognition it deserves," says Armstrong. "I feel that Al Gore has been very influential in bringing this into the mainstream."
2008: Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel perform at a New York fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
2009: Winger release their album 'Karma.'.
2010: Auburn University researcher Justin Havird names a new species of fish “Lepidocephalichthys zeppelin” because the pectoral fin reminds him of the double-neck guitar used by Jimmy Page. “I’m a big Led Zeppelin fan, and I was listening to them while I was working on the fish,” Havird said. “The structure that makes this species unique just reminded me of the guitar that Jimmy Page played.”
2010: For the first time ever Elton John and Leon Russell hit the road together in support of their joint T Bone Burnett produced album 'The Union.' The first stop is the Wang Theater in Boston. At the same show Burnett's Speaking Clock Revue with Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, and Gregg Allman also performs. The concert raises money for the Participant Foundation, which supports music and arts education in public schools.
2010: 'A Night to Remember Jim Morrison' takes place at The Rutledge in Nashville. Special guests give readings from the Lizard King's books of poetry.
2011: U2's Bono sings Bob Dylan's 'Every Grain Of Sand' at Steve Jobs' memorial service at Stanford University. "He was a captain of industry," says Bono of Apple's co-founder. "I already miss him."
2012: Smoke And Jackal, a band with Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill and Nashville singer/guitarist Nick Brown, issue the 6 song 'EP1.'
2012: Flea celebrates his 50th birthday by throwing a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in his backyard. The bash also serves as a fundraiser for the Silver Lake Conservatory, a music school in L.A. the bassist established '01. "Unfortunately, the public school system has cut the funding to music programs, and there's a big void, so we're doing our best to fill it in our community," says Flea. 2013: 'In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran' is published. Written by the group's bassist, John Taylor, the book is "about the music, the parties, and the MTV videos that made millions swoon."
2013: David Bowie is voted the best-dressed Briton in history in a poll conducted by BBC History Magazine. He garners nearly half of the 4,000 votes beating out the likes of Queen Elizabeth I, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, and Beau Brummell.
2014: Neil Young officially unveils the Ponoplayer, a high-tech music player, at Saleforce's Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.
2014: The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations are announced. KISS, Deep Purple, Yes, Nirvana, the Replacements and Peter Gabriel are among the nominees. Nirvana is eligible for the first time. KISS and Deep Purple are repeat nominees. Later, Nirvana and KISS are voted in, but not Deep Purple. Other nominees included: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Hall And Oates, LL Cool J, The Meters, N.W.A., Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Link Wray and The Zombies.
2014: Avenged Sevenfold launch their Deathbat game via Apple's App Store and Google Play. The game is based on the band's 6th album 'Hail To The King.
2015: A petition signed in 1967 by all four Beatles and other friends of the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger asking that he play the lead role of Alex in British version of A Clockwork Orange went on the auction block of Paddle8, with an estimated selling price of $18,000 to $25,000. Plans for that film were eventually shelved until 1971 when it was produced by Stanley Kubrick.
2015: Saxon release their 21st studio album, 'Battering Ram.'
2015: Ugly Kid Joe release their first studio album in almost 20 years, 'Uglier Than They Used Ta Be.' The set features Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell on three tracks.
2015: Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) hosts the Music Heals benefit concert to raise money for the charity MusiCorps, a non-profit organization that supports injured soldiers and their families. Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) and Sheryl Crow perform.
2015: Slayer launch 666 Red Ale with the Nils Oscar company in Sweden. It's described as "a unique craft beer based on five different malts."
2015: Patti Smith was said to be moved to tears after a fan returned a bag of stolen goods to the singer, 36 years after they went missing. They included a shirt worn for a 1978 Rolling Stone cover shot and a bandana given to her by her late brother. The items went missing in June 1979 when a truck, which was carrying $40,000 in amplifiers, guitars and other musical equipment, was stolen from outside a hotel after Smith and her band played a show at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago.

October 17
1919: The Radio Corporation of America is founded by General Electric as a publicly-held monopoly.
1957: Elvis' third film, 'Jailhouse Rock,' world premieres at the Loews State Theater in Memphis, TN. It is the same theater where Elvis had his first job as an usher just five years earlier.
1960: Dion & The Belmonts breakup becomes official when it is reported in Billboard magazine. Lead singer Dion DiMucci claims the group's not bluesy enough; the band claims Dion just wants a taste of solo fame.
1962: The Beatles make their very first television appearance anywhere when part of their afternoon show at the Cavern in Liverpool is broadcast live on Granada television's 'People And Places.' The band performs two songs: 'Some Other Guy' and 'Love Me Do.'
1963: The Beatles record the first of their 'Christmas Records,' spoken word greetings sent out on vinyl to members of their fan club.
1964: Manfred Mann started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy', possibly the first #1 with a nonsenical song title.
1964: The Rolling Stones release their 2nd album, '12 X 5.' It sells over 500,000 copies in the U.S., and features only three originals – the rest are covers. It reached #3 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and remained on the chart for 38 weeks. Two singles reached the Billboard Hot 100 - 'It's All Over Now' (#26) and 'Time Is On My Side' (#6).
1966: Elvis Presley plays a race-car driver in his 22nd movie, 'Spinout.' The film premieres in Memphis, Tennessee.
1966: The Zombies release 'She's Not There.' It would become the band's highest charting single, reaching #2. In the UK, it went to #12.
1967: 'Hair,' the world's first hippie rock musical, made its public debut at the New York Shakespeare Festival.
1967: The Beatles attend a small, quiet memorial service for their manager Brian Epstein, held at the New London Synagogue in St. John's Wood (near the Abbey Road Studios).
1968: After shows as the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin play for the first time under their new moniker. The show is at London's Marquee Club.
1969: The Band's 'Up On Cripple Creek' b/w 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' 45 single is released. Written by all members of The Band, it was released as a (edited) single and reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Up on Cripple Creek"was
1969: Led Zeppelin's 3rd US tour opens at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1969: Having been refused union admission to American stages for four years due to both the Davies' brothers incessant fighting and a procedural violation during their 1965 appearance on the NBC-TV show 'Hullabaloo!,' the Kinks returned to the US, opening for Spirit at the Fillmore East in New York.
1970: Free peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'All Right Now,' which went on to be their only single to reach the top 40.
1970: Eric Clapton releases his version of J.J. Cale's 'After Midnight.'
1973: Montrose release their debut album. It reached #133 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1973: The Rolling Stones performed two shows at Foret Nationale in Brussels, Belgium, as part of a tour of the UK and Europe. Opening for the tour's shows were Billy Preston and American group Kracker, the first band to be signed to Rolling Stones Records. Bobby Keys didn’t show up for the concert, which resulted in him being banned by Mick Jagger from future Rolling Stones tours until 1989, with occasional exceptions. According to legend Bobby missed the gig due to him filling a hotel bathtub with Dom Perignon champagne and drinking most of it.
1974: KISS start their 'Hotter Than Hell' Tour at The Thunder Chicken in Michigan.
1977: Lynyrd Skynyrd's 5th studio album 'Street Survivors' is released. It's the last album with frontman Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines, as both are killed only three days later after the band's plane goes down en route to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It reached #5 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. The album was recorded twice, once with Tom Dowd at the helm at Criteria Studios in Florida, and then at Studio One in Doraville, Georgia five months later. The Doraville recording was used for the initial release of the album. In March 2008, the album was re-issued with these alternate versions of most of the songs included.
1979: After the mega success of 'Fleetwood Mac' and 'Rumours' there wasn't a record label in the world that was going to say 'no' to Fleetwood Mac. 'Tusk' is released after $1 million is spent to record it. It peaked at #4 in the US and achieved sales in excess of two million copies, spawning two Top Ten singles, 'Sara' and the title track. It reached #1 in the UK and achieved Platinum status.
1980: Bruce Springsteen 5th studio album, 'The River' is released. It's a double album and sells over 5 million copies. It topped the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart for four weeks in November, 1980. In 2003, the album was ranked #250 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1980: Dire Straits released their 3rd album 'Making Movies.' It reached #19 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. Rolling Stone ranked the album #52 in their survey of the "100 Best Albums of the 80s". The title of the album comes from a line in the song 'Skateaway' and the unreleased song 'Making Movies.'
1981: One man is killed and another injured in an attempted burglary of Rolling Stones ticket offices in Maryland.
1986: The film 'Sid and Nancy,' a bio film of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, opens nationally.
1987: Future Green Day founders, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt, give their first live performance as members of the band Sweet Children at Rod's Hickory Pit in Vallejo, CA where Armstrong's mother is working.
1988: The Waterboys 'Fisherman's Blues' album is released. It reached #76 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart and #13 on the UK chart
1989: KISS release their 15th studio album, 'Hot in the Shade.'
1990: Steppenwolf's 1968 rocker, 'Born to Be Wild' re-entered the Top 10 in Holland on the strength of the amount of airplay it received in recent movies and commercials.
1991: John Mellencamp is hospitalized in Seattle after suffering dizzy spells during a promotion at a local radio station. His doctor later attributes the problem to "too much coffee, stress and not enough breakfast."
1993: Savatage co-founder and guitarist Criss Oliva dies when an oncoming car crossed the median and struck Criss' 1982 Mazda RX-7 head-on, killing him instantly and seriously injuring his wife, Dawn. The drunk driver with seven prior DUIs served a mere 18 months for vehicular homicide. Dawn was critically injured and later died in 2005. Criss formed Savatage with his elder brother Jon and was offered a spot in Megadeth, but turned it down to remain with the band.
1995: The largest video release of all time is made by Rhino Home Video: 21 cassette tapes featuring 58 episodes of NBC-TV's The Monkees.
1995: GZR release their 1st album, 'Plastic Planet.'
1995: Yngwie Malmsteen released his 8th studio album, 'Magnum Opus.'
1995: Sting's former financial adviser, convicted of bilking the singer to the tune of $9.4 million, is sentenced in a London court to six years in jail.
1997: Green Day's single 'Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)' is released. It sells over 2 million copies.
1998: Aerosmith conducts an interactive cybercast of their Homdel, New Jersey concert. Each band member is wearing a small camera for different points of view.
1999: Santana's 'Supernatural' album hits #1, giving them their first chart topping album in 28 years.
1999: Having been diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia, Johnny Cash is admitted to Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
1999: Thomas Durden died aged 79. Wrote the lyrics to Heartbreak Hotel, one of Elvis Presley's early hits. Durden had read a newspaper account of a man who had committed suicide, the man had left a note saying, ''I walk a lonely street,'' Durden used the phrase as the basis for 'Heartbreak Hotel.’
1999: A reunited E Street Band backs Bruce Springsteen to perform the first concert at L.A.'s Staples Arena.
2000: At a charity auction organized by Mick Fleetwood in London, singer George Michael pays one and a half million pounds for the upright piano on which John Lennon wrote the 1971 hit 'Imagine.'
2000: Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi releases his debut solo album, 'Iommi.' It’s star-studded with guest appearances by Queen guitarist Brian May, Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters singer/guitarist Dave Grohl, Billy Idol, Cult singer Ian Astbury, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Pantera’s Phil Anselmo, Black Flag’s Henry Rollins and Black Sabbath bandmates Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward.
2000: A flat in Montagu Square London once owned during the 60's by Ringo Starr went on the market for £575,000. The two bedrooms, two-story property was also home for Jimi Hendrix, John & Yoko and Paul McCartney during the 60's.
2002: The Ronettes lose their case against Phil Spector, claiming they are owed royalties for songs used in movies, TV shows and commercials.
2004: Jet picks up six trophies, including Album of the Year, at the Australian Record Industry Association's 18th annual ARIA Music Awards in Sydney. "We just wanted to get Rock & Roll back to #1 again," says drummer Chris Cester.
2005: Freddie Mercury's 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow failed to sell in an eBay auction, having not met its reserve price. It had been listed by his sister, Kashmira Cooke, who had inherited the car from him. The auction had attracted nearly 200 bids and exceeded £60,000 (approximately $93,000). The luxury vehicle had not appeared in public since 2002, when it had been used to transport the Bulsara family to the premiere of the Queen stage musical We Will Rock You. It came with a box of Kleenex Mansize tissues left in the car by Freddie.
2005: Fats Domino returns to his Ninth Ward home for the first time since Hurricane Katrina to find it utterly destroyed, with his piano and several of his gold records among the ruined items.
2006: Stone Sour's 'Through Glass' is #1 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.
2006: Rod Stewart's 'Still the Same... Great Rock Classics Of Our Time' debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. The covers album sells over 184,000 copies in its first week to become the 4th Rod Stewart album to hit #1.
2006: ZZ Top is presented the International Entertainment Buyers Association's Living Legend Award at a gala banquet in Nashville. ZZ Top are recognized for their "hard-rocking power-trio approach to the Blues," and "superior musicianship...attitude, style and some devilishly funny songs."
2006: 'Truth and Lies,' a DVD documentary covering the Rolling Stones career from the band's formation in the early '60s to '02's 'Forty Licks' tour is released.
2006: 'The Cars Unlocked: The Live Performances,' a two disc set, is released. "This project confirmed that we'd picked a good place to stop," says The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek.
2006: The 'Lucky You' soundtrack is released with songs by Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. The Drew Barrymore film is in theaters 10 days later.
2006: Court documents allegedly filed on behalf of Heather Mills McCartney claim that estranged husband Paul McCartney was physically and verbally abusive toward her, drank heavily and used illegal drugs during their marriage. Heather's attorneys say she "stands by everything that has been filed at court."
2006: U2's Bono appears in a Dublin courtroom to testify against the band's former stylist, whom they say has been selling memorabilia that belongs to the band. Lola Cashman, appealing a 2005 ruling stating that she must return to the group items she has tried to auction off (including the Stetson hat Bono wore on the cover of the 'Rattle And Hum' album), claims they were given to her as gifts. Despite her assertion, U2 prevail.
2007: Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard's side project Brad performs in New York to benefit the Huntington's Disease Society of America.
2007: Paul McCartney is a guest DJ on BBC Radio One to mark the British national radio station's 40th anniversary. Other musicians, including Ozzy Osbourne, do a stint as a Radio One DJ.
2007: Kid Rock's 'Rock N Roll Jesus' is #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Selling in the neighborhood of 170,000 copies in its first week, it's Rock's first chart topping album.
2008: The Four Tops lead singer, Levi Stubbs, died at the age of 72 after a long series of illnesses, including cancer and a stroke. The group placed 24 songs on the Billboard Pop chart and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990.
2008: AC/DC release their 14th internationally released studio album, 'Black Ice.'
2008: Guns N' Roses 'Chinese Democracy' album is finally announced to be coming out after more than a decade of waiting.
2008: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is released from the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks, CA. Barker had been in treatment for severe burns that he suffered in a 9/19/08 South Carolina plane crash that killed four passengers and seriously injured musical partner DJ AM.
2008: Everclear's 'Jesus Was A Democrat' is available for free download. "I have been wanting to write this song for a long time, ever since the right wing in this country tried to make the word liberal a thing of shame," says frontman Art Alexakis. "If this song offends you... then don't listen to it."
2009: Johnny Depp presented Keith Richards with the 'Rock Immortal' Award at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California, as part of this years Scream Awards.
2009: Former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf der Maur premiers Out Of Our Minds during the Royal Flush Festival in New York. "I can't think of a better way to share this multi-faceted creation than by playing (the) Knitting Factory... as part of the hard Rocking Royal Flush Festival," says Auf der Maur.
2009: Bono contributes a special op-ed piece to the New York Times about President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize. The U2 frontman writes that Obama has attempted to change the direction and image of the U.S. abroad. "In my view...the administration's approach to fighting nuclear proliferation and climate change, improving relations in the Middle East and, by the way, creating jobs and providing health care at home, are rebranding in action," explains Bono. "I think the man might deserve the hype."
2010: Kings Of Leon guitarist Caleb Followill makes an appearance on the U.S. edition of Iron Chef. He's a guest judge during a segment called the Secret Ingredient. Followill is so impressed by one dish that he asks the other judges whether it is "okay if we eat it all?"
2010: Gene Simmons threatened to "sue the pants off" a group of hackers who infiltrated SimmonsRecords.com and GeneSimmons.com. The attack was thought to have been a protest against Simmons' recent comments in support of prosecuting illegal file-sharers, but the KISS rocker was not impressed with the stunt and says he contacted U.S. federal authorities to help track down the offenders.
2013: U2's 'Ordinary Love,' the first new cut from the band in three years, is featured in the trailer for the Nelson Mandela biopic, 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.'
2013: Iron Maiden, having taken in more than $15 million in ticket sales from nine live shows, tops Billboard's Hot Tours List for the third time in a year. The two-year Maiden England world tour nets more than $57 million from 54 concerts with a total attendance above 900,000.
2013: In a poll conducted by BBC History Magazine, David Bowie was named the best dressed man in British history.
2014: 'Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways' debuts on HBO. The eight-episode series chronicles the recording of the band's album 'Sonic Highways' and the musical histories of each city visited.
2015: Neil Young and The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform a rare acoustic performance at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music to support the non-profit organization's mission of offering students the opportunity to study music.
2015: Former Guns N' Roses/SIXX: AM guitarist DJ Ashba performs the national anthem at the 2015 Monster Energy Cup (motorcycle racing) in Las Vegas.
2015: Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh announced via Facebook that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer. The 75-year-old Rocker said that he was undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona to remove tumors and was expected to make a full recovery.

October 18
1922: The British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, the first national broadcasting corporation, is founded on this day in London.
1947: On his twenty-first birthday, Chuck Berry leaves jail after serving three years for armed robbery. He would go on to hang bumpers on cars in an automotive factory, a janitor in an apartment building, and then as a beautician before recording 'Maybellene' for Chess Records in 1955.
1956: A 21 year old Elvis Presley gets into a fight with two Memphis gas station attendants. As Elvis is getting his car checked, fans gather and he starts signing autographs. After repeatedly asking Elvis to move on so he can resume normal business, station manager Edd Hopper slaps Presley on the head and finds himself on the receiving end of a punch in the eye from Elvis. Station employee Aubrey Brown tries to help his boss, but is no match for Presley. After police are called, Hopper and Brown are charged with assault and are eventually fined $25 and $15 respectively.
1957: For the Quarrymen's gig at the New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool, Paul McCartney joins the group on stage for the first time, as a guitar player. Having made a few mistakes on his solo for Arthur Smith's 'Guitar Boogie,' a distressed and nervous McCartney attempts to repair his image by showing Quarrymen leader John Lennon some of the songs he's composed. John responds in kind, leading to the beginning of the Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership.
1959: 75 teens are arrested outside of the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, KS after a riot breaks out, further goading civic leaders to decry the rock and roll "menace."
1963: Chuck Berry is released from prison after serving 19 months for a Mann Act violation (transporting a minor across state lines for immoral purposes).
1964: Taking a day off from their British tour The Beatles go into the studio and complete the recording of six album tracks and the A-side of their next single, 'I Feel Fine.' They also complete 'Eight Days a Week,' 'Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey,' 'Mr. Moonlight,' 'I’ll Follow the Sun,' 'Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby,' 'Rock and Roll Music,' and 'Words of Love.'
1964: The Animals begin their first UK tour as headliners, playing the ABC Club in Manchester with supporting acts Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, the Nashville Teens, and Tommy Tucker.
1965: The Beatles recorded 'In My Life' at Abbey Road Studios in London. The song went on to become one of their most acclaimed songs ever & be covered by artists such as James Taylor, Keith Moon, Johnny Cash & Ozzy Osbourne.
1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its first major show backing Billy Hallyday at the Paris Olympia Theatre.
1967: The Richard Lester movie 'How I Won The War,' an antiwar satire featuring John Lennon in the role of Pvt. Gripweed, opens at London's Premiere Theatre, with all four Beatles attending. Lester directed the first two Beatle films ('A Hard Day's Night' and 'Help!')
1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are busted for marijuana possession in their apartment in London's Montague Square, a flat leased to them by Ringo and previously lived in by Jimi Hendrix. Having gotten wind of the bust ahead of time (and also having begun experimenting with heroin), John, Yoko, and John's friend Pete Shotton clean the place to within an inch of its life, but the police nevertheless claim to find approximately 230 grains of cannabis resin, enough to arrest the two. Later in the day, fater paying a 150 pound fine, the pair are released, but not before Yoko begins to feel discomfort in her stomach, an ominous symptom of the miscarriage she will soon suffer.
1968: Led Zeppelin plays their first London gig at the Marquee Club. This is after the group toured Scandinavia as the New Yardbirds. They received 50% of the gross ticket sales, less £15 ($24) to pay for the support act, The Bakerloo Blues Line.
1968: Its a Beautiful Day and The Youngbloods perform at Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1969: In Hawaii, Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane is arrested for possession of marijuana.
1969: Rod Stewart joins the Faces, formerly known as the Small Faces.
1969: Promoter Richard Nader puts on the first "Rock and Roll Revival" concerts, with performances by Chuck Berry, The Coasters, The Shirelles, Sha Na Na and Bill Haley. Held at Madison Square Garden's Felt Forum, the two shows sell out, leading to a series of similar concerts and the emergence of the "oldies" format. AQt the end of his set, a clearly ill Bill Haley receives an eight-minute standing ovation.
1969: Pink Floyd appeared at University College in London.
1969: Led Zeppelin, along with Lee Michaels, and the Magic Veil Light Show, performed at the Detroit Olympia in Detroit, Michigan. The “Old Red Barn” was home to the Red Wings hockey club from 1927 until 1979.
1969: BB King, Albert King, and Santana performed at The Kinetic Playground in Chicago.
1970: The Who performed at the Odeon in Lewisham, England, having taken a week break due to Roger Daltrey’s bout with bronchitis.
1971: King Crimson performed at De Montford Hall in Leicester, England.
1972: The Grateful Dead played at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri.
1974: Rush and KISS performed at the Parthenon Theatre in Hammond, Indiana.
1975: Paul Simon reunites with former partner Art Garfunkel on the second-ever episode of Saturday Night Live, performing ' n Scarborough Fair,' 'The Boxer,' and their new single, 'My Little Town.'
1975: Sweet peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Ballroom Blitz' which was their second top 10 single in the U.S.
1976: 'If You Leave Me Now' by Chicago hits #1 of the Billboard singles chart.
1977: Lynyrd Skynyrd played at the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida.
1978: Bob Dylan performed at Chicago Stadium.
1979: Buggles were at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Video Killed The Radio Star.' The Buggles were a studio band featuring producer Trevor Horn.
1980: The 3rd single from Pete Townhend’s solo album 'Empty Glass,' 'A Little Is Enough' backed with 'Cats In The Cupboard,' peaks at #72 in the U.S. Billboard charts. It reaches #89 in Cash Box.
1981: Gillan release their 5th album, 'Double Trouble.'
1981: Hawkwind release their 11th studio album, 'Sonic Attack.'
1982: Metallica performed at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco.
1984: Quiet Riot with special guests Whitesnake and Helix played Palmer Auditorium in Austin, TX.
1985: The Cult release their 2nd album, 'Love.' It reached #85 on the Billboard 200 Top album chart and gave The Cult commercial success in the UK and abroad. It was recorded at Jacob's Studios in Farnham, Surrey, in July and August of 1985.
1985: Who bassist John Entwistle and his mansion Quarwood are featured on 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.' The show contains footage of John playing with the first lineup of his solo band “The Rock”.
1986: Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie marries her second husband, Portugese music composer Eduardo Quintela. The couple would later divorce in the mid 1990’s.
1986: Huey Lewis and the News went to #1 on the US album chart with 'Fore!'
1988: Stephen M. Love, brother of Beach Boys singer Mike Love, pleads guilty in LA Municipal Court, to one count of grand theft. He had embezzled $900,000 from the band he formerly managed.
1988: Traveling Wilburys 'Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1' is released. The supergroup included Lucky Wilbury (Bob Dylan), Nelson Wilbury (George Harrison), Otis Wilbury (Jeff Lynne), Lefty Wilbury (Roy Orbison) & Charlie T. Wilbury Jr. (Tom Petty). It reached #3 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart (it remained on the chart for 50 weeks), and #16 in the UK. It won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group, and was nominated for Album of the Year.
1989: Guns N' Roses, opening for the Rolling Stones in L.A., are not up to par, due to drug use, and that sends vocalist Axl Rose to threaten onstage, to quit the group. "Unless certain people in this band get their s--t together, these will be the last Guns N' Roses shows you'll f--king ever see. Cause I'm tired of too many people in this organization dancing with Mr. Brownstone."
1990: It's Rocky Horror Picture Show Day in L.A. on the film's 15th anniversary.
1990: Pete Townshend performs part of his musical 'The Iron Man' on German television.
1993: Iron Maiden release their 3rd live album, 'A Real Dead One.'
1993: Rod Stewart adds his vocals to tracks recorded two days earlier by Bryan Adams and Sting for the single 'All For Love,' the main music theme for the upcoming film 'The Three Musketeers.'
1994: Bob Seger is inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk.
1994: Queensryche release their 5th studio album,'Promised Land.'
1994: Soundgarden's 'Superunknown' goes triple platinum.
1994: Tenor saxophonist Lee Allen dies of cancer in Los Angeles, California, at age 68. A prominent rock-and-roll session musician, his sax playing can be heard anywhere from Little Richard's 'Tutti-Frutti' to Fats Domino's 'I'm Walking' to Etta James' 'Tough Lover.'
1994: Marilyn Manson, opening for Nine Inch Nails, is banned (for moral reasons) from performing in Salt Lake City. Still, N.I.N. frontman Trent Reznor invites Manson onstage and explains why Manson's group isn't playing that evening. In the process, Reznor shreds The Book of Mormon and tosses it into the crowd.
1996: Nirvana's live 'From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah' enters the U.S. chart at #1.
1997: Glen Buxton, guitarist for the original Alice Cooper band died of complications from pneumonia in Mason City, IA. He was 49 years old.
1999: U.D.O. release their 7th album, 'Holy.'
2000: Rage Against The Machine lead singer, Zack De La Rocha, quits the politically charged rock outfit. In a statement, he says, "I feel that it is now necessary to leave Rage because our decision-making process has completely failed. It is no longer meeting the aspirations of all four of us collectively as a band, and from my perspective, has undermined our artistic and political ideal."
2003: The latest collection of Elvis Presley's number one hits, '2nd To None' went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart in its first week of release, selling over 180,000 copies.
2004: Bono of U2 and and Representative John Lewis (D-GA) receive the Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Only two awards are given out annually to people who have advanced civil rights.
2005: While in the Washington, D.C. area for a couple of concerts, U2's Bono goes to Capitol Hill to address a group of House Democrats about his concerns over debt relief for impoverished nations and the ongoing global AIDS crisis. The following day Bono lunches with President Bush.
2005: An image of a naked John Lennon taken on the last day of his life, was named the top U.S. magazine cover of the past 40 years. The Rolling Stone front cover, taken by Annie Leibovitz and showing Lennon curled around Yoko Ono, was picked by editors, artists and designers.
2005: The Scorpions, Whitesnake and Queensryche appear on the acoustic compilation 'VH1 Classic Metal Mania - Stripped Volume 2: The Anthems.' An accompanying DVD, titled 'VH1 Classic Metal Mania - Stripped on the Strip: Live at the Key Club,' is also out.
2005: Mudvayne, System Of A Down's Serj Tankian, ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Buckethead and Shadows Fall are on the 'Masters Of Horror' soundtrack. The Showtime series features 13 one-hour horror films by genre's most acclaimed directors.
2005: A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel is heard on 'Jak X: Combat Racing,' a children's video game. "I was surprised at first [to be asked]," says the guitarist. Members of the Offspring, Limp Bizkit and Queens Of The Stone Age also contribute to the soundtrack.
2005: ITunes presents an all-star cover of Eric Clapton's 'Tears in Heaven' with Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Tyler, Gavin Rossdale and Scott Weiland. The Sharon Osbourne produced charity single aids victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Southeast Asian tsunami.
2005: U2's Bono goes to Capitol Hill to address a group of House Democrats about his concerns over debt relief for impoverished nations and the ongoing global AIDS crisis. The following day Bono lunches with President George Bush. In his spare time, he and his bandmates perform a pair of D.C. concerts.
2006: Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke says the band may refuse to continue touring if something isn't done to reduce the environmental impact of a major act hitting the road. "The way that tours are structured now and the way it works is a ridiculous consumption of energy," contends Yorke.
2006: Stone Sour play their first concert in Russia.
2006: Hinder's headlining tour starts in College Station, TX. Previously, they opened for Nickelback and Staind.
2006: 'The No Sleep Till Halloween' tour with Papa Roach, Lostprophets and Kill Hannah draws first blood in Lowell, MA. The tour dies (ends) on Halloween night in Universal City, CA.
2007: Kid Rock makes the cover of Rolling Stone magazine (the 2007 Hot Issue). Rock is standing with his shirt open surrounded by four scantily clad (hot) women.
2007: A class-action lawsuit is filed against Aerosmith by fans who bought tickets for a nixed Maui concert. While ticket holders did receive refunds, the action seeks damages for travel expenses and other nonrefundable fees. The group's management claims that Aerosmith bowed out of the show for logistical reasons. However, the lawyer involved in the suit counters that the band was able to play apparently more lucrative shows in Chicago and Honolulu that same week.
2007: Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie launch a joint tour in Seattle. Guitarist Zakk Wylde is in Ozzy's band for the trek.
2007: The Eagles and the Dixie Chicks co-headline the first of two shows at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
2008: Kid Rock tapes an episode of 'VH1's Storytellers' series. Concert footage features songs from his 'Rock N' Roll Jesus' album.
2008: Police frontman Sting and his wife Trudy are honored for their support of environmental causes by the Oceana conservation organization in Los Angeles.
2008: Smashing Pumpkins perform their single 'G.L.O.W.' at Spike TV's Scream Awards in L.A. Frontman Billy Corgan uses the occasion to complain about the way the music industry has treated his band's comeback. The show is broadcast a few days later.
2009: Aerosmith play the first of two make-up shows required in a settlement that resulted from legal action instigated by fans two years earlier. A concert on Maui comes two days later.
2009: A clump of hair trimmed from Elvis Presley's head when he joined the US Army in March, 1958, sold for $15,000 at the Leslie Hindman auction house in Chicago. Also among the 200 Elvis-related items up for bid was one of Presley's shirts which went for $52,000.
2011: Jane's Addiction release out their first album in 8 years, 'The Great Escape Artist.'
2010: A re-worked version of Elvis Presley's 'Suspicious Minds' hit radio stations as part of a CD called 'Viva Elvis - The Album' being released later this year. The disc featured newer, more contemporary takes on many of his hits.
2011: 'Kurt Cobain: The Graphic Novel,' is available on iTunes. Written by Barnaby Legg and Jim McCarthy with art by Flameboy, the graphic, digital book and app tells Cobain's life story in comic book style. App users can go through the novel page by page or frame by frame.
2011: Brian Wilson announced that despite an upcoming reunion with The Beach Boys, he was still working on another solo album.
2012: 'Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry' opens at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, on Berry's 86th birthday. The exhibit includes Berry's '58 recording contract with Chess Records and handwritten lyrics.
2012: KISS bassist Gene Simmons hosts KISS Army Night at the first annual Rocktoberfest at Nokia Plaza, in L.A.
2012: Bruce Springsteen campaigns alongside Bill Clinton at a campaign rally in Parma, OH in support of a second term for President Barack Obama.
2013: Paul McCartney gave an impromptu gig in Covent Garden, London to a crowd of more than 2,000 fans during the lunchtime rush. McCartney's latest solo album 'New' was released in the same week.
2013: Motorhead released their 21st studio album, 'Aftershock' in Germany. It was released in the rest of Europe on October 21, and in North America and the rest of the world on October 22.
2013: Rockabilly guitarist Roland Janes dies at age 80 after suffering a heart attack. As a Sun Records session guitarist, he played on tracks from Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, and Sonny Burgess, among others.
2016: On his 90th birthday, Chuck Berry announced his first new album in 38 years. He dedicated the LP, simply called 'Chuck,' to his wife of 68 years, Thelmetta. "This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy. My darlin' I'm growing old! I've worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!"

October 19
1957: Elvis Presley gets his draft notice. His military service begins the following year.
1961: At a show in Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool, England, Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Beatles combine on stage to form the Beatmakers, performing Jerry Lee Lewis' 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,' Ray Charles' 'What'd I Say?,' the pop standard 'Red Sails in the Sunset,' and Charles' 'Hit the Road, Jack.'
1964: The incredibly influential English concert called the 'American Negro Blues Festival' kicks off, featuring Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Sonny Boy Williamson, among others. It is the first glimpse of these bluesmen for many upcoming British R&B and rock legends.
1964: The Beach Boys live album, 'Beach Boys Concert' is released. It was their 7th album in all, and their 3rd in 1964. It topped the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart for four weeks. It was recorded live at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, CA.
1964: Simon & Garfunkel's debut album, 'Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.' is released. It reached #30 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart when re-released in 1966 to capitalize on their newly found radio success with a later re-mixed electric/acoustic version of the song 'The Sound of Silence.' The album was initially unsuccessful, having been released in the shadow of The Beatles' arrival on the scene. This resulted in Paul Simon's move to England and Art Garfunkel's resumption of his university studies at Columbia University in New York City.
1965: The Beatles record 'The Beatles' Third Christmas Record.'
1966: The Yardbirds, now featuring Jeff Beck on lead guitar and Jimmy Page on rhythm guitar, arrive in New York City to start their first American tour. After two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, that gave Rod Stewart his first major exposure.
1966: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon travel to Copenhagen. Pete Townshend misses the flight, as well as the press conference held at the Star Club. While there, Helle Hellman interviews John for the Danish Beat magazine. John says his hearing is going, and he has already developed the habit of seeming to listen and respond to people he cannot hear.
1967: Hour Glass, with Duane and Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band), open for Eric Burdon & The Animals at San Francisco's Fillmore West Auditorium.
1968: The “New” Yardbirds made their last appearance at Liverpool University, with only Jimmy Page as a remaining member. He was about to christen his new band as Led Zeppelin later in the month. Press reports suggested that Keith Moon of the Who had come up with the band’s new name.
1968: On their farewell tour Cream perform at The Forum in Los Angeles. where live Recordings from the show were included on the 'Goodbye Cream' album which was released the following year.
1968: An 18 year old Peter Frampton meets Steve Marriott at a Small Faces show in London. After striking up a friendship, the two started planning a new group which emerges as Humble Pie the following April.
1968: The Crazy World of Arthur Brown peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Fire,' which was their first and only top 10 single in the U.S.
1968: Cass Elliot released her first solo album, 'Dream a Little Dream.' It reached #12 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and the title track ('Dream a Little Dream') reached #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1969: Led Zeppelin, Santana, and Light House performed and afternoon and evening show at the Kinetic Playground in Chicago.
1969: The Allman Brothers Band performed at the Piedmont Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.
1970: The Australian outlaw film 'Ned Kelly,' featuring Mick Jagger in his first starring role, is released to scathing reviews.
1970: The Band's 'Stage Fright' album goes gold.
1970: Bob Dylan releases his 11th studio album, 'New Morning.' It reached #7 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and gave Dylan his sixth UK #1 album.
1970: Neil Young's 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' b/w 'Birds' 45 single is released. Written by Neil Young, the song was supposedly written for Graham Nash after Nash's split from Joni Mitchell, though Young in interviews has been somewhat tentative in admitting or remembering this. It became Young's first top 40 hit as a solo artist, peaking at #33 in the U.S
1970: Working from a design sketched out by his wife and himself, Elvis Presley orders a dozen 14-karat gold pendants from a Beverly Hills jeweler featuring the letters "TCB" set around a lightning bolt. Designed as totems for the Memphis Mafia (and also for security issues), the symbol stands, in Elvis' words, for "Taking Care of Business in a Flash." They would eventually come to symbolize the '70s era for Presley.
1971: Jethro Tull played at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.
1972: Alice Cooper played at Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.
1973: Genesis played at the Rainbow Theatre in London.
1973: Bob Marley and The Wailers' album 'Burnin' is released. It reached #151 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and stayed on the chart for six weeks. In 2003, the album was ranked #319 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2007 the album was added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry for its historical and cultural significance.
1973: During their ‘Burnin' North American tour, Bob Marley and The Wailers played the first of two nights at The Matrix Club in San Francisco.
1973: David Bowie releases his 7th 'Pin Ups.' The album features supermodel Twiggy on the front cover and is a collection of cover versions of some of Bowie's favorite songs. It reached #23 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and topped the UK Albums chart.
1974: Bachman-Turner Overdrive hits #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with 'Not Fragile,' which spent one week on top of the chart..
1974: The Grateful Dead performed at San Francisco’s Winterland Auditorium.
1974: KISS played at the Renaissance Valentine Theater in Toledo, Ohio.
1975: The Who performed at Granby Halls, Leicester, England. The same day, the end of a three-part overview of rock by Philip Norman is published in the Sunday Times Magazine. In his entry on The Who, he says that Pete’s best work predates Tommy and claims, “The Who are trapped playing aging music for the aging young.” In response, that night on stage, Pete calls the Times‘ staff “pricks.”
1976: Rush performed at the PNE Garden Auditorium in Vancouver, Canada.
1977: In Greenville, South Carolina, at Memorial Auditorium, Lynyrd Skynyrd play their last show before the plane crash that would kill three of their members. Nazareth is the opening act.
1978: Hawkwind played at King George Hall in Blackburn, England.
1979: Journey's 'Evolution' album goes platinum.
1979: Styx release their 9th studio album, 'Cornerstone.'
1979: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3rd album, 'Damn The Torpedoes' is released. It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features two Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, 'Don't Do Me Like That' (#10) and 'Refugee' (#15).
1979: Prince releases his sophomore album, 'Prince,' containing the #1 R&B hit 'I Wanna Be Your Lover' and the original version of 'I Feel For You,' later a hit for Chaka Khan. It's his first album certified Platinum for sales over 1 million.
1980: AC/DC begin their first U.K. tour since the death of singer Bon Scott with Geordie's Brian Johnson on vocals at Colston Hall in Bristol.
1980: U2 opens for Slade at the Lyceum Ballroom in London.
1981: At the Holiday Star Theater in Merriville, IN, Bob Dylan calls up longtime friend Larry Kegan, wheelchair-bound since the age of 15, and lets his perform Chuck Berry's 'No Money Down' as tonight's encore.
1981: Debbie Harry's (Blondie) first solo album, 'Koo Koo' is certified gold.
1987: INXS released their 6th studio album, 'Kick.' It reached #3 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart and had four Billboard Top 10 singles - 'New Sensation' (#3), 'Never Tear Us Apart' (#7), 'Devil Inside' (#2), and 'Need You Tonight' (#1).
1988: Paul Simon released his collection of songs from 1971-1986, 'Negotiations and Love Songs.' It peaked at #110 on the Billboard 200 Top album chart. The title of the compilation is taken from a line in the song 'Train in the Distance.'
1989: Still angry over the previous night's less than stellar Guns N' Roses performance in L.A. (opening for the Rolling Stones), vocalist Axl Rose states "these will be the last Guns N' Roses shows you'll ever f***ing see if band members don't clean up their act."
1991: Bonnie Raitt's 'Something To Talk About' peaks at #5 on the singles chart.
1991: Oasis played The Boardwalk in their hometown Manchester, the group's first gig with Noel Gallagher in the group.
1991: Mötley Crüe release 'Best Of - Decade of Decadence 81-91.'
1992: Metallica release their 11th single, 'Wherever I May Roam.'
1993: Pearl Jam release their 2nd studio album 'Vs'. The album would debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart setting a then-record selling 950,378 copies in its first week of release.
1993: Sepultura release their 5th studio album, 'Chaos A.D.'
1993: Rush release their 15th studio album, 'Counterparts.' It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Top Album chart. 'Leave That Thing Alone' was nominated for a 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
1996: Rush kicked off their tour in support of their 16th studio album 'Test for Echo' at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, NY. This would be Rush’s first tour without an opening act, which has continued on Rush tours to this day.
1996: Nirvana reached #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the fourth and final time with their live album 'From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah,' which spent one week on top of the chart.
1997: Original Alice Cooper band guitarist Glen Buxton dies from pneumonia at the age of 49. He co-wrote many classic Alice Cooper hits, including 'School's Out,' 'I'm Eighteen' and 'Elected.' Buxton was beset with heath issues – pancreatitis, a bleeding ulcer and liver problems. He was not a fan of doctors and delayed his necessary treatment. Buxton was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 as a member of the Alice Cooper band.
1998: U2 (w/o Larry Mullen) launch an Amnesty International campaign in Dublin.
1998: Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher made a surprise appearance at the launch party of the new London venue Sound Republic. He jammed onstage with Pete Townshend and members from Ocean Colour Scene and Boo Radleys.
2004: Twisted Sister release their 6th studio album, 'Still Hungry.'
2004: Jag Panzer release their 8th studio album, 'Casting the Stones.'
2004: Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart are the lead performers on the 'Alfie' soundtrack, released on Virgin. Jagger sings lead on about one-third of the songs, including first single Old Habits Die Hard. Another version with Jagger, Stewart and Sheryl Crow is included as a bonus track.
2004: KoRn release their 'Greatest Hits - Volume One.' The set includes their version of the Funk hit 'Word Up' and Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick In The Wall.' There's also a remix of 'Freak On A Leash.'
2004: Artemis Records issues a tribute to the late Warren Zevon, 'Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs Of Warren Zevon.' The album features Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Don Henley and The Pixies. 'Studebaker' is performed by Zevon's son, Jordan and Jakob Dylan.
2004: Following a DNA test, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale confirms that he is the father of 15-year-old British model Daisy Lowe. The admission is particularly difficult for Rossdale's wife, Gwen Stefani, who is reportedly "devastated" by the news.
2004: Melissa Etheridge is at home in California recovering from two operations to treat breast cancer. A tumor and lymph nodes were removed. Earlier, Etheridge canceled tour dates to undergo treatment.
2004: Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters) and Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) perform at a rally for Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry in Las Vegas. Blink-182 singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge also attends.
2004: 'Words & Music: John Mellenccamp's Greatest Hits' is out. The set covers Mellencamp's career from 1979 - 2004.
2004: Slash picks his ultimate compilation guitar CD for the November issue of Q magazine. Among the songs selected are, 'Machine Gun' and 'All Along The Watchtower' by Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin's 'No Quarter,' 'I Ain't Superstitious' from the Jeff Beck Group, Derek & The Dominoes' 'Layla' and 'Burn' by Deep Purple.
2005: Yusuf Islam, the singer/songwriter formerly know as Cat Stevens, is named songwriter of the year at the ASCAP Awards in London. Islam also receives the song of the year honor for 'First Cut Is The Deepest,' which was first released in 1967.
2005: A survey concluded that the average person spent around £21,000 ($42,000) on music during their lives, the figure included the amount spent on Hi-Fi equipment, concerts and CDs. Music enthusiasts were likely to spend more than double that, parting with just over £44,000 ($89,000), in a lifetime, according to the survey conducted by UK company Prudential.
2007: Carlos Santana's wife, Deborah, initiates divorce proceedings against the guitarist, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple, married for 34 years, had three children together. A representative for Carlos says the split is "a private matter."
2007: Alice Cooper receives the Rock Immortal honor at the Scream Awards (Spike TV's celebration of horror, sci-fi, comics and fantasy) in L.A. Cooper performs, accompanied by ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash and Rob Zombie. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards nabs the Best Cameo Award (for 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End'). The show also features Avenged Sevenfold and Ozzy Osbourne.
2009: A clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from Elvis Presley's head when he joined the US Army in 1958 sold for $15,000 at an auction in Chicago. Other items sold belonging to Presley included a shirt which sold for $52,000, a set of concert-used handkerchiefs, $732 and photos from the reception of Presley's 1967 wedding to Priscilla, sold for nearly $6,000.
2009: New York's Empire State Building is adorned with psychedelic lights to give it a tie-dye appearance in honor of the Grateful Dead. The light show precedes 'The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society' exhibit. The display features "an array of original art and documents related to the band, its members, performances, and productions."
2010: Queen guitarist Brian May is recognized by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for his support of the Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue Center in Camberley, U.K., and for launching the 'Save Me' campaign to ensure that the present laws protecting animals from cruelty are kept in place. "Fighting for the welfare of our wild animals is not a task that any of us want to have to do," says May of the award. "We do it because these magnificent animals live, breathe, see, hear, and feel pleasure and pain like we do, but they do not speak our language, so in the world of humans, they have no voice."
2010: 'We Win,' a song by Loaded, the group led by the Velvet Revolver/ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, is used by ESPN and Major League Baseball for their coverage of the American League Championship Series, National League Championship Series and World Series games.
2010: Kings Of Leon release 'Come Around Sundown' featuring the single 'Radioactive.'
2010: 'The Union,' the first studio collaboration by Elton John and Leon Russell, is released.
2010: Bob Dylan releases the 9th volume of his 'Bootleg Series.' It's the first official collection of the Witmark Demos, 47 songs that Dylan recorded between '62 and '64 for his first two music publishers.
2011: Poison are sued by Kid Rocker, an obscure, long-gone Rock band, who claim their songs were plagiarized over 20 years earlier. According to Kid Rocker's Billy McCarthy and James Stonich, Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille acquired a tape of the band's songs when he tried out for their group in 1984.
2012: A Washington State Superior Court judge rules that former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate is allowed to perform under the Queensryche name until the lawsuit between him and his former bandmates is resolved. Upon resolution, Tate begins using the 'Operation: Mindcrime' name for his group.
2012: Doro releases her 12th studio album, 'Raise Your Fist.'
2012: Green Day songs are heard in an episode of the TV crime drama, 'CSI: NY.' 'Stop When The Red Lights Flash,' 'Amy,' 'Night Life,' 'Kill The DJ' and 'The Forgotten' are the soundtrack for action sequences with no dialogue.
2013: Queen guitarist Brian May, along with historians Paula Fleming and Denis Pellerin, publish 'Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell.' The book is the result of May's fascination with 19th-century demonic stereopticon images.
2014: Raphael "Raf" Ravenscroft, the sax player who played the riff on Gerry Rafferty's classic 'Baker Street,' passes away at age 60 of a suspected heart attack.
2015: Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi receives the Gibson Les Paul Award at the Q Awards. Iommi played a Gibson guitar for the duration of his career.
2017: Bruce Dickinson's autobiography 'What Does This Button Do' is released.

October 20
1955: Elvis Presley and Bill Haley and his Comets both appeared at Brooklyn High School auditorium, Cleveland. The concert is filmed for a documentary of Cleveland DJ Bill Randle but never released.
1960: Elvis Presley film 'G.I. Blues' premieres.
1960: Roy Orbison had his first UK #1 single with 'Only The Lonely' and his first of 33 hits. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley so Orbison decided to record the song himself.
1961: Bob Dylan's self-titled debut album is released.
1961: The Beatles played a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool and later that night they appear at The Village Hall in Knotty Ash.
1962: The Four Seasons' 'Big Girls Don't Cry' is released. It will become their second consecutive Billboard #1 hit, spending five weeks at the top.
1962: 'Monster Mash' by Bobby Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers hits #1 on its way to becoming the most famous Halloween song of all time. Pickett's vocals were his impression of Boris Karloff.
1963: The Rolling Stones record the first Mick Jagger/Keith Richards composition, 'That Girl Belongs To Yesterday.' The song is also given to American pop singer Gene Pitney who has a hit with it.
1964: A riot predictably breaks out during the Rolling Stones first-ever Paris gig, leading to the arrest of 150 concertgoers at the Olympia Theatre.
1965: The Beatles recorded “We Can Work It Out' at Abbey Road Studios in London.
1965: The Who performed at the Top Rank Ballroom in Southampton, England.
1966: The Yardbirds (featuring Jimmy Page) record a version of their hit 'Over Under Sideways Down' as a jingle for General Foods' Great Shakes beverages.
1967: Davy Jones of The Monkees opened his own boutique in Greenwich Village, New York City called Zilch.
1968: The Yardbirds end their stage career with a gig at Liverpool University.
1968: Cream and Deep Purple performed at the San Diego Sports Arena.
1969: The Who begin a six-night run at the Fillmore East in New York, performing their new rock opera 'Tommy' in its entirety. After the show Bill Graham throws a party for The Who at Max’s Kansas City. Led Zeppelin, who were in the audience for the show, also attend.
1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 'Wedding Album' album. It includes a photo of their own wedding cake and a copy of their marriage certificate. Highlights include 'John and Yoko,' in which the couple yell each others name for 25 minutes.
1971: The Velvet Underground played at Birmingham University in England during a UK tour.
1971: King Crimson appear at Liverpool University in Liverpool, England.
1972: David Bowie played at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
1973: The Rolling Stones went to #1 on the US singles chart with 'Angie,' the group's 7th US chart topper. Allegedly, the song is about Angela Bowie, David's then-significant other.
1973: Queen appeared on the 'In Concert' show on UK BBC Radio One.
1973: The Steve Miller Band release their 8th album, 'The Joker.' The record peaks at #2 on the charts. It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features the title track (that took 19 days to record) which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Rolling Stone ranked the artwork of the album as one of the "Top 100 Album Covers Of All Time".
1974: Former Animals lead singer Eric Burdon and his wife Rose celebrate the birth of their first daughter, which they name Mirage. (They will later think better of it and rename her Alexandria.)
1974: Aerosmith appear at the Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
1975: The Allman Brothers Band performed at The Los Angeles Forum.
1975: Elton John's 10th studio album, 'Rock of the Westies' is released. It debuted on the US Billboard 200 chart at #1. It was less successful in the UK, where it only reached #5. It also contained the U.S. #1 (but only # 14 in the UK) single, 'Island Girl,' which was released prior to the album coming out.
1976: Marking time while lead singer Robert Plant recovers from a debilitating car accident, Led Zeppelin premiere the concert documentary 'The Song Remains The Same' in New York City. A document of three 1973 shows at Madison Square Garden interspersed with several slightly ridiculous "fantasy" sequences. Though critical reaction is not kind, it goes on to be a success, as does the soundtrack album. The charity night raised $25,000 for the save the children fund.
1976: Frank Zappa's 'Zoot Allures' album is released. It reached #61 on the Billboard 200 Top LPs chart.
1977: Guitarist Steve Gaines, lead singer Ronnie Van Zandt, and backup singer Cassie Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd are all killed when the band's small Convair plane runs out of fuel and does down en route from Greenville, SC, to their next gig in Baton Rouge, LA. Crash landing in a forest near Gillsburg, MS, the accident also takes the lives of the band's assistant road manager as well as the two pilots, not to mention severely injuring the rest of the band and most of the other two dozen passengers. The remaining members would not reunite for another decade.
1977: A little over a year after its release, Thin Lizzy's album, 'Jailbreak,' with 'The Boys Are Back In Town,' goes gold.
1977: In town for a gig with The Police, Sting kills some time by walking through the red light district of Paris. Watching the ladies of the night ply their trade gives him the inspiration for what would be the band's first hit: 'Roxanne.'
1978: The Police made their US debut at CBGB'S in New York. The trio had flown on low cost tickets with Laker Airtrain from the UK, carrying their instruments as hand luggage.
1979: Bob Dylan appears on NBC's Saturday Night Live to perform three new religious songs from his upcoming album 'Slow Train Coming,' shocking listeners with his new fundamentalist Christian direction.
1979: The Eagles started a nine week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'The Long Run,' the bands 4th US #1.
1980: U2 release their debut album 'Boy.' It was produced by Steve Lillywhite. Boy included U2’s first hit single, 'I Will Follow.' The album’s release was followed by the group’s first tour of continental Europe and the United States. The album received generally positive reviews from critics. It peaked at #52 in the UK and #63 in the US.
1981: Quarterflash release their self-titled debut album.
1981: Foreigner played at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1982: The Who play the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington.
1983: The Grateful Dead performed at The Centrum in Worchester, Massachusetts.
1986: Crimson Glory released their self-titled debut album.
1988: Hurricane released their album 'Over The Edge.' The album peaked at #92 on the Billboard 200 chart.
1989: Nine Inch Nails debut album 'Pretty Hate Machine' drops. Even though the set has 'Head Like A Hole,' 'Down In It' and 'Terrible Lie,' it only gets to #75 on the Billboard 200.
1994: In a surprise appearance, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young take the stage during Bob Dylan's concert at New York's Roseland Ballroom and perform 'Rainy Day Women #12 & 35' and 'Highway 61 Revisited' with the legend himself.
1997: Canned Heat guitarist Henry "The Sunflower" Vestine, age 52, dies of respiratory and heart failure in a Paris hotel room just after finishing a European tour with the band.
1998: Black Sabbath release their 4th live album, 'Reunion.' It includes two new studio tracks: 'Psycho Man' and 'Selling My Soul.' 'Psycho Man' was released as a single the same day.
1998: Aerosmith release their 4th live album, 'A Little South of Sanity.'
1999: John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York.
1999: A year after nearly dying from pneumonia, Johnny Cash finds himself battling the condition again. Cash is listed in serious condition at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
2001: 'The Concert For New York City,' a benefit show for victims of the recent 9/11 terrorist attacks, is staged at Madison Square Garden, featuring The Who, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Bon Jovi and David Bowie. More than $35 million is raised to help victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Later, an additional $275,000 is raised auctioning autographed memorabilia from the show.
2001: The 15th Anniversary Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA features founder Neil Young, Crazy Horse, Pearl Jam and Billy Idol. The event raises money for the Bay Area School for children with severe learning disabilities (which Young's son attends).
2002: A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock's tour bus on the Florida Turnpike. Officers find a small amount of cocaine, two marijuana cigarettes, a glass pipe, and rolling papers on Kevin J. McMahon's person and in his luggage. He is released from jail on $16,000 bond.
2003: King Diamond release his 11th studio album, 'The Puppet Master.'
2004: Courtney Love wins a conditional discharge and is ordered to pay $2,336 in compensation after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in a New York court. The charge stemmed from a March show where Love injured a concertgoer's head with her microphone stand.
2004: Rage Against the Machine, System Of A Down, U2 and the Clash are featured on 'VH1's 25 Greatest Political Protest Songs.' The special explores the role of politics in Rock music, with interviews and profiled songs.
2004: A toilet in Lenny Kravitz‘ $13 million NYC apartment overflows, causing $333,849 worth of water damage to the apartment below. He is sued for “catastrophic water damage ” caused “solely by negligence and carelessness.”
2006: 'The Prestige' is in select U.S. theaters. The Christopher Nolan-directed film features David Bowie portraying inventor Nikola Tesla.
2007: Former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord premieres his Durham Concerto at Durham Cathedral. The concerto was commissioned to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Durham University. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performs the piece with four soloists, including Lord on Hammond organ.
2007: Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is named honorary mayor of Glens Falls, NY, for a day just prior to a Phil Lesh and Friends concert. Lesh jokingly uses the honor to "pardon" ex-Phish frontman, Trey Anastasio, for a recent drug offense.
2008: AC/DC release their first studio album in eight years, 'Black Ice.' It is available exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores and can also be ordered on the group's website.
2008: Elton John marks the 35th anniversary of 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' with a special performance of the classic 1973 album at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway in New York. Proceeds benefit a number of charities, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
2008: 'The All Together Now' documentary DVD about the making of the Beatles-themed Las Vegas stage production, Love, and its soundtrack, is released. The disc is available exclusively via Best Buy and at the Vegas Love Boutique. The DVD is also screened at select digital movie theaters in the United States.
2009: The Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit releases 'Expando' his first solo album in eight years. Kid Rock and Graham Nash contribute to the set.
2009: Fu Manchu released their 10th album, 'Signs of Infinite Power.'
2010: The Northern Light Orchestra, featuring Doug Aldrich, Bruce Kulick, Bill Leverty, Ken Mary, George Lynch, Chuck Wright, David Ellefson, Dizzy Reed and more release 'The Spirit Of Christmas.'
2010: Stone Sour top of Billboard's Rock Songs chart with 'Say You'll Haunt Me.' Neon Trees' 'Animal' sits at #2 while Kings Of Leon's 'Radioactive' holds the #3 spot.
2010: Jack White announces the sale of a rare copy of the White Stripes' 1998 seven-inch single, 'Lafayette Blues,' for $18,000. It's one of only 15 copies with a hand-painted cover by White and Italy Records head Dave Buick. The single, the group's second, originally went for $6 at the Stripes' 1998 concert at Detroit's Gold Dollar. The song appeared on the group's eponymous debut album.
2010: Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard sings the National Anthem before Game 3 of the National League Championship series between the hometown San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies. Gibbard's wife Zooey Deschanel (She & Him) performs 'God Bless America' during the 7th Inning Stretch.
2011: Photographer Barry Feinstein dies at 80. Feinstein was responsible for capturing more than 500 record sleeves, including Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' album and the cover photograph for Dylan's album 'The Times They Are A-Changin'. Feinstein's picture of Dylan at a damp ferry port on the banks of the River Severn was also used in 'No Direction Home,' Scorsese's 2005 film. The Rolling Stones sleeve for 'Beggars Banquet,' shot in a graffiti-covered toilet, was also Feinstein's work.
2011: Jon Bon Jovi's JBJ Soul Foundation opens The JBJ Soul Kitchen, a "pay-what-you-can" restaurant in Red Bank, NJ. Specializing in healthy soul food dishes, there are no prices on its menu. Diners can either earn free meals by doing volunteer work in the community or pay a suggested donation.
2011: John Mayer has throat surgery to treat a problem with his vocal cords, pushing back the release of his album 'Born and Raised.'
2012: Guns N' Roses unplug for the 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert. GNR's acoustic set includes 'You're Crazy,' 'Welcome To The Jungle,' 'Sweet Child 'O Mine' and 'Paradise City.' They also perform Neil Young's 'Don't Let It Bring You Down' with Young.
2012: Aerosmith's anthem for the NFL's New England Patriots is offered as free download. 'Legendary Child : Patriot's Anthem,' is part of the Pepsi NFL Anthems program.
2014: A lawsuit claiming that Led Zeppelin plagiarized a Spirit song when composing 'Stairway To Heaven' is allowed to move forward. The 2014 suit claims 'Taurus,' written by Spirit guitarists Randy California, was the basis for the Led Zeppelin classic. Zeppelin and Spirit toured together in 1968.
2014: Sick Puppies announce that frontman Shimon Moore has left the band to "focus on other projects" and that band members Emma Anzai and Mark Goodwin are looking for a new singer. A couple days later, Moore says his departure was news to him.
2014: The childhood home of former Beatle George Harrison sold at an auction at The Cavern Club for £156,000, ($250,000). The three-bedroom mid-terrace home was where The Quarrymen held some of their first rehearsals before the band evolved into the The Beatles in 1960.
2014: John Holt, reggae singer and songwriter who first found fame as a member of the Paragons, died aged 67. Holt wrote the song 'The Tide Is High,' which was famously covered by Blondie.
2015: Songs by Pearl Jam, Haim, Lamb Of God, Black Keys, the Killers, Green Day, Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way are on the soundtrack of the 'Guitar Hero Live' video game.
2015: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker's memoir 'Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death & Drums Drums Drums' is released. Barker touches on "stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption."
2015: Three Dog Night singer Cory Wells dies at the age of 74. He was a founding member and one of the group's three vocalists (with Chuck Negron and Danny Hutton).

October 21
1908: The first two-sided vinyl record was offered for sale by the Columbia label in an ad running in this week's Saturday Evening Post.
1956: Elvis Presley visits his favorite local movie theater, the Memphian. When the crowd who are outside scratch his new Cadillac. Elvis then starts a new habit of renting the entire theater whenever he wants to watch a movie.
1957: Elvis Presley's 'Jailhouse Rock' hits #1, for the 1st of 7 weeks. Rolling Stone magazine would later rank it as #67 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time and it was named as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
1958: Buddy Holly has his last recording session, at Pythian Temple Studios in New York City. The songs recorded included 'Raining In My Heart,' 'Moondreams' and 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore' which became a #1 hit.
1961: Bob Dylan records his debut album for Columbia Records in a day at a cost of $400. Dylan plays guitar, harmonica and sings.
1964: Mod rockers the High Numbers fail their audition with the EMI label, but within a year will find success on Brunswick Records as The Who.
1965: Elvis Presley's original bassist (1954-57) Bill Black, dies in Memphis of a brain tumor at age 39. He also was the leader of the Bill Black's Combo. Black's biggest solo hit was 'White Silver Sands,' an instrumental that made it into the US Top 10 in 1960.
1965: The Beatles record a new song called 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown),' finishing recordings in three takes. They also begin working on another new John Lennon song 'Nowhere Man.'
1965: The Spencer Davis Group recorded 'Keep On Running' at Pye Studios in London. The track went on to top the UK chart next January, but climbed no higher than #76 in the US.
1965: The American TV music show Shindig! features The Kingsmen performing their hits, 'Louie Louie,' 'Money' and 'Jolly Green Giant.' Also appearing were Joe Tex, The Dave Clark Five, Brenda Holloway and Eddie Rambeau.
1966: The Brian Wilson penned Beach Boys masterpiece 'Good Vibrations' is released.
1966: Pink Floyd appeared at the London Free School, held at the All Saints Church Hall in Powis Gardens, London.
1967: Pink Floyd performed at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
1967: Pink Floyd's debut album 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn' is released in the US. The US album featured an abbreviated track listing and reached #131 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's charts. In 2003, it was ranked #347 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2000, Q magazine placed The Piper at the Gates of Dawn at #55 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.
1968: Johnny Cash wins best album at the Country Music Awards for his live release Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.
1970: Pink Floyd’s show at the Fillmore West in San Francisco included a brass and choir for the performance of 'Atom Heart Mother." The choir came back on for an encore of 'Ave Maria.' Tickets were $3.
1971: In Paris, Mick Jagger and girlfriend Bianca become the proud parents of Mick's first child, Jade.
1972: Pink Floyd performed at a benefit show for War on Want, The Albany Trust Deptford, and Save The Children Fund. The show was held at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London.
1972: Chuck Berry started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'My Ding-A-Ling,' his first and only US and UK #1. It was recorded live at Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic in England as part of the Lanchester Arts Festival, for which Berry turned up an hour and a half late.
1972: Pete Townshend’s solo album 'Who Came First' hits the British charts. Although it has Pete on the cover and is marketed as a solo album, it is more a compilation of the privately released Meher Baba albums. For instance, the single released from the album, 'Forever’s No Time At All' (backed with 'This Song Is Green,') features a lead vocal by Billy Nicholls. The album reaches #30 in the British charts. The single does not chart.
1973: The Grateful Dead played at the Omaha Civic Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
1973: Elton John, Sutherland Brothers, and Quiver performed at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Hollywood, Florida.
1974: Roxy Music appeared at the Odeon in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1974: Queen's 'Killer Queen' b/w 'Flick Of The Wrist' 45 single is released.
1975: The city of Los Angeles declares this "Elton John Week" and awards the musician his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6915 Hollywood Blvd.
1975: Mike Oldfield released his 3rd album, 'Ommadawn.'
1975: The Doobie Brothers played at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1976: Keith Moon plays what is to be his final show with the Who, a concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the final date on the band’s 1976 tour. Though Moon would perform with the Who in a couple of special performances filmed for use in the documentary, 'The Kids Are Alright,' this would be his last official Who date.
1976: Los Angeles’ Fox Wilshire Theatre hosts the west coast premiere of Led Zeppelin’s The Song Remains The Same.” It was attended by the band. Jimmy Page said, “(The premieres were) held apart by a few days so we could check the cinemas out. It’s not as easy a job as you’d think getting the sound right for cinemas. The first time in New York was great, the first time one had sat in an audience. Every time I had seen the film before was with technicians, people with a really critical eye. Then the film really lived for the first time and you could see people getting off on things, applauding and laughing at the right time, generally vibing. Other charity premieres are held in various major cities including: Toronto, Boston and Dallas, San Francisco and Chicago, but not attended by the band.
1976: Aerosmith appeared at the Stadthalle in Erlangen,Germany.
1977: Rush performed at Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth, Texas.
1977: Meat Loaf releases his 2nd album, 'Bat Out of Hell.'
1978: The Clash fired manager Bernie Rhodes, saying the band and record company "found him hard to deal with." Melody Maker journalist Caroline Coon took his place.
1980: The Police kick off a North American tour in Winnipeg.
1980: Van Halen played at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.
1981: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas.
1983: The Grateful Dead performed at The Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts.
1983: Dio release their 2nd single, 'Rainbow in the Dark.'
1985: The Cinemax cable TV special 'Carl Perkins and Friends' is taped to honor the 30th anniversary of his hit 'Blue Suede Shoes.' Special guests include George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds, and Ringo Starr.
1987: King Diamond released his 2nd studio album, 'Abigail.'
1990: Judas Priest kick off a North American tour in Montreal in support of their 'Painkiller' album. It's the band's first tour with drummer Scott Travis.
1990: Accept release their 2nd live album, 'Staying a Life.'
1990: Don Dokken released his first solo album, 'Up from the Ashes.' It includes Europe’s John Norum, Motörhead’s Mikkey Dee & Accept’s Peter Baltes.
1992: Elvis' first grandson, Benjamin Storm, is born to Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough.
1992: Elton John sues the syndicated US television show 'Hard Copy' for alleging that the singer moved to the Atlanta suburbs to be near an AIDS treatment facility.
1993: The Ramones made a guest appearance on The Simpsons. Drummer Marky Ramone later called their appearance a career highlight & their appearance has regularly been noted as one of the best in the program’s history.
1994: Yngwie Malmsteen releases his 'I Can't Wait' EP only in Japan.
1994: Neil Diamond publicly announces his divorce from his second wife, Marcia Murphey, whom he has been with since 1969.
1995: Green Day singer Billie Joe is arrested and fined $141 after mooning the audience during a gig in Milwaukee.
1995: Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon dies of a cocaine overdose at 28. Hoon struggled with drug addiction after becoming a star. He was introduced to Axl Rose by his sister and became good friends with him, singing on both 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II.'
1995: Def Leppard’s 'When Love & Hate Collide' single peaks at #2 on the Official UK singles chart, tieing it with 'Let’s Get Rocked' the band's highest charting single in the UK. It only hit #58 in the US.
1996: A former executive of EMI Records, Jay Barbieri, announces the official launch of the first Internet record label, J-Bird Records at www.j-birdrecords.com. The record label is the first of its kind, a label that operates almost exclusively on the World Wide Web.
1997: Elton John's 'Candle In The Wind 97' was declared by the Guinness Book Of Records as the biggest selling single record of all time, with 31.8 million sales in less than 40 days.
1997: David Lee Roth released his autobiography 'Crazy from the Heat.' It told stories about his days in Van Halen & as a solo artist along with stories of his childhood & his rock climbing hobby.
1998: Alice Cooper files a lawsuit against Kiss claiming their song 'Dreamin’ sounds too similar to his song 'I’m Eighteen.' The suit is settled out of court the next year for a figure allegedly in the low six figures.
1999: George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Martin announces that he will serve as chairman of the advisory board for Garageband.com.
2001: Concerts at Madison Square Garden and the RFK stadium in Washington were expected to raise millions in funds for the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The 'United We Stand' concerts that feature Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, The Who, Elton John, Carole King, James Brown, Bette Midler, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, P-Diddy, *NSync and The Backstreet Boys.
2003: Rush release their 5th live album, 'Rush in Rio.'
2003: King Diamond released his 11th studio album, 'The Puppet Master.'
2003: Elton John signs a three-year, $50 million deal to perform 75 shows at Caesar`s Palace. The first of his famous 'Red Piano' concerts at Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace.
2003: Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry appears in Limp Bizkit's video 'Behind Blue Eyes' locking lips with frontman Fred Durst. The Who cover is on the group's 'Result May Vary' CD.
2004: 'U2 Show: The Art of Touring,' a book featuring hundreds of rarely seen U2 concert and band photos, is in stores.
2004: The Scorpions start a U.S. tour in Seattle. Tesla and Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) are supporting acts.
2004: Bo Diddley postpones a concert in California to have a toe amputated due to complications from diabetes.
2005: Bob Seger sings the US national anthem before today's World Series game between the Detroit Tigers and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals.
2006: Alice In Chains are among more than 20 bands that perform in different cities across North America as part of MySpace.com's Rock For Darfur initiative to help the battle-torn region of Sudan. AIC play in Winston-Salem, NC, and a portion of profits benefit the Oxfam humanitarian organization.
2006: British broadcaster John Peel left over £1.8m and over 25,000 vinyl records in his will. Peel died suddenly at the age of 65 from a heart attack in 2004.
2006: Evanescence were at #1 on the US album chart with their second album 'The Open Door.' It became the 700th #1 album in Billboard since the chart became a weekly feature in 1956.
2006: Sandy West of The Runaways dies of lung cancer at 47. She was the drummer and a founding member of The Runaways. She said that manager Kim Fowley never paid the band much financially and she had to work at many odd jobs after The Runaways disbanded to support herself. She mainly worked in construction, but was also a bartender and a veterinary assistant. She had numerous stints in jail due to criminal activity. A lifelong smoker, her lung cancer eventually moved into her brain prior to her death. "We shared the dream of girls playing Rock n' Roll," says Joan Jett. "Sandy was an exuberant and powerful drummer."
2006: 'Revolution Rock: The Story of the Clash,' an exhibit featuring the pioneering London Punk band opens at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Ex-Clash guitarist Mick Jones participates in a discussion focusing on the group.
2006: Neil Young's 20th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert gets underway. The two day event at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA, features Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznor, who gives a rare acoustic set. Young joins Pearl Jam onstage and sits in on pump organ to play 'Good Vibrations' with Brian Wilson. When the Dave Matthews Band covers Young's 'Cortez The Killer,' Neil adds acoustic guitar. Proceeds go to the nonprofit learning organization for physically or verbally impaired children that Young's wife co-founded. This is the 5th year Pearl Jam performs at the Bridge School concerts.
2007: Kid Rock (Robert James Ritchie) is arrested on charges of misdemeanor battery after he and his entourage allegedly beat up a man at a Waffle House in Atlanta. He is released after posting $1,000 bail.
2007: National Geographic Channel special called 'Incredible Human Machine' features Steven Tyler's vocal cords. There's high-definition footage of the Aerosmith frontman's larynx taken during his spring 2006 throat surgery. Tyler underwent an experimental operation to repair a burst blood vessel in his throat that caused the cancellation of a number of Aerosmith tour dates.
2007: A free copy of Ray Davies (The Kinks) solo album, 'Working Man's Cafe,' is in the Sunday Times of London. "Personally, it's about reaching as many people as possible," says Davies.
2008: 'Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse' is released. It's the soundtrack to the Julian Schnabel-directed Lou Reed concert film Berlin. The film shows Reed performing his '73 'Berlin' album during a series of New York shows.
2008: Paul Stanley releases his 'One Live Kiss' album and live DVD.
2008: Metallica's North American tour in support of their album 'Death Magnetic' starts in Glendale, AZ.
2008: Guns N' Roses release their first new material since 1999 when the title track of their new album 'Chinese Democracy' is issued as a single.
2008: Jackson Browne plays the 'Dream Believe Achieve Inspiration Gala' in L.A. Proceeds benefit nonprofit groups that "provide educational, recreational and cultural opportunities" for South Los Angeles youths and their families.
2010: Aerosmith's lead singer Steven Tyler sings the National Anthem at the Boston Bruins home opener. He's there to help the hockey team's foundation kick-off their season-long fundraising raffle for a customized Bruins motorcycle built by Tyler's motorcycle company, Dirico Motorcycles.
2010: 'I Met The Walrus,' an animated video that tells the story of a young Beatles fan, Jerry Levitan, meeting John Lennon in a hotel room, is named one of the top 25 "most creative YouTube videos ever." Over 23,000 videos were submitted from 91 countries.
2011: Paul Rodgers is sworn in as a Canadian citizen in Surrey, BC. Rodgers says, “It may not be my native land but Canada is surely now my home. While I’ll always be an Englishman, Canada has given me so much for which I am grateful. My wife, your former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk, a new and extended family and the chance to be truly free in a country that with its quiet strength combines the best of so many worlds. I’m proud to be a Canuck. Thank you, Merci.”
2011: Riot released their 14th studio album, 'Immortal Soul.'
2013: Sid Bernstein, the concert promoter who staged early US shows by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, died aged 95. Bernstein booked The Beatles for their legendary show at Shea Stadium in New York in 1965, which was the first concert to be staged in a stadium. Bernstein also promoted the Fab Four's gigs at Carnegie Hall in New York on their first US tour in 1964. He also arranged the Rolling Stones' first five US gigs and shows for Judy Garland, Ray Charles and Tony Bennett.
2014: Primus hide five golden tickets for free shows for life in vinyl versions of their album 'Primus And The Chocolate Factory,' a Willy Wonka-inspired effort.
2014: '.5: The Gray Chapter' by Slipknot is released. The group's 5th studio album is their first in six years and the first to not include bassist Paul Gray and drummer Joey Jordison. Gray died in '10 (the album's title being a reference to him), and Jordison parted ways with the band in '13.
2014: Bush release their 6th studio album, 'Man On the Run'. The set's lead single is 'The Only Way Out.'
2014: Gene Simmons gives the world 'Me, Inc.: Build An Army Of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win In Life and Business.' The bassist advises readers based on his experience building the KISS brand.
2014: George Harrison's childhood home at 25 Upton Green, in the Speke area of Liverpool, sold for just over $250,000 at an auction held at the legendary Cavern Club. The house was the site of many early rehearsals with John Lennon and Paul McCartney before they teamed up with Ringo Starr. The modest structure was purchased by a Beatles fan who had tried and failed to buy John Lennon's home last year.
2015: Three Dog Night vocalist Cory Wells died suddenly at the age of 74. His lead vocals on 'Eli's Coming,' 'Mama Told Me Not To Come,' 'Shambala' and 'Never Been To Spain' helped the band achieve 21 Billboard Top 40 hits and place eleven albums on the Billboard 200 chart.

October 22
1961: Chubby Checker performs a medley of 'The Twist' and 'Let's Twist Again' on TV's Ed Sullivan Show, sparking chart revivals for both tunes ('The Twist' even returns to #1).
1964: The Who then known as The High Numbers, receive a letter from EMI Records, asking them for original material after their recent audition for the company. The rejection letter is later included with the 'Live At Leeds' album. Since the reason the group is rejected is their lack of original material, Kit and Chris Stamp set up Pete with a Vortexion reel-to-reel recorder and tell him to get writing. From this time on almost all Pete Townshend songs will be written and presented as completed demos, a style of presentation then unknown in England.
1965: The Beatles finish John Lennon's philosophically-oriented 'Nowhere Man.' It's one for the first Beatles' songs to be entirely unrelated to romance or love.
1965: The Rolling Stones release 'Get Off My Cloud' in the UK. Two weeks later, it will be #1.
1965: The Dave Clark Five's 'Over And Over' b/w 'I'll Be Yours (My Love)' 45 single is released. Written and recorded by Bobby Day. Day's version entered the Billboard Top 100 in 1958, the same week a version of the same song by Thurston Harris entered the chart. Day's version reached #41, while Harris' version peaked at #96.The most successful version, sung by lead singer and keyboardist Mike Smith, was the only U.S. #1 hit for the Dave Clark Five.
1965: The Animals 'It's My Life' b/w 'I'm Going To Change The World' 45 single is released in the UK.
1966: Brian Wilson's Beach Boys masterpiece 'Good Vibrations,' is released. Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, the track was recorded over 6 weeks in four different Los Angeles studios, at a cost of over $16,000. The recording engineer would later say that the last take sounded exactly like the first, six months earlier. The record would reach #1 on the US charts in December 1966. It would be nominated for Song Of The Year at The Grammy Awards, but lost to 'Winchester Cathedral' by The New Vaudeville Band.
1966: Simon & Garfunkel's 'A Hazy Shade Of Winter' b/w 'For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her' 45 single is released. It peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 making it the second highest-charting song on the album after 'Mrs. Robinson",' which reached #1 when it was released on the back of its inclusion on the soundtrack of The Graduate.
1966: According to Cashbox magazine, ? And The Mysterians had the best selling tune in America with '96 Tears.' The song has since been ranked #210 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1966: Chain Reaction, which would later become Aerosmith, opens for The Yardbirds at Staples High in Westport, Connecticut.
1967: The Who play two shows at the Saville Theatre in London, preceded by Vanilla Fudge and Studio Six. Before the show, Pete is interviewed on camera about illicit drugs by Australian director Peter Clifton. During the show, Pete plays a two-necked guitar and Keith wears a jester’s outfit.
1968: Jimi Hendrix 'All Along the Watchtower' hits the UK chart.
1969: Paul McCartney issues an official press release through Apple stating that he is not dead, and then retires to his farm in Scotland. The story was actually started as a prank by Fred La Bour, a sports and arts writer for the student paper, The Michigan Daily at the University of Michigan.
1969: 'Led Zeppelin II' is released. Jimmy Page produces the album which goes on to sell over 12 million copies in the U.S.
1970: The Who perform at the ABC Cinema in Stockton-on-Tees, England.
1970: Pink Floyd played at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, along with the Roger Wagner Chorale, three French horns, three trombones, three trumpets, and a tuba. They were there for the second ever stage performance of the 'Atom Heart Mother Suite.'
1971: The Who perform at the Opera House in Blackpool in Lancashire, England.
1973: Roxy Music appear at City Hall in Sheffield, England.
1974: David Bowie plays at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago.
1974: KISS release their 'Hotter Than Hell' album. It's the group's second gold record (their self-titled debut was the first). It reached #100 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1974: KISS release their 4th single, 'Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll.'
1975: The Allman Brothers Band perform at the Civic Center in Bakersfield, California.
1976: Bob Seger releases his 9th studio album 'Night Moves.' It's his first album with The Silver Bullet Band. The album goes on to sell over six million copies in the U.S. It reached #8 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features three Billboard Hot 100 singles - 'Mainstreet' (#24) 'Night Moves' (#4) and 'Rock And Roll Never Forgets' (#41).
1976: Led Zeppelin release the soundtrack live album of the concert film of the same name, 'The Song Song Remains The Same.' It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. The recording of the album and the film took place during three nights of concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden, during the band's 1973 North American tour. All songs were recorded by Eddie Kramer using the Wally Heider Mobile Studio truck, and later mixed at Electric Lady Studios in New York and Trident Studios in London.
1976: Frank Zappa appears at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.
1977: Foreigner's self-titled debut album peaks at #4 on the chart. The album goes on to sell over four million copies along the way.
1977: Foreigner peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Cold as Ice,' which was their second top 10 single in the U.S.
1978: Bob Dylan plays at the University Of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio.
1979: The Pretenders started a run of four consecutive Monday nights at the Marquee Club in London.
1980: The Grateful Dead kicked off an eight night performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
1980: Dire Straits kicked off their third tour of North America at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver.
1982: Van Halen performs in Worchester, MA after 25,000 sign a petition asking the band to add their city to its tour schedule.
1983: The Talking Heads get their first Top 10 single, as 'Burning Down The House' peaks at #9.
1984: Iron Maiden release their 11th single, 'Aces High.'
1984: Paul McCartney released his soundtrack to the film, 'Give My Regards to Broad Street.' It reached #21 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #1 on the UK charts. The feature film, based on a script written by Paul himself, centers around a chaotic day in Paul's life following the disappearance of the master tapes for a new album.
1985: Aldo Nova released his 3rd studio album, 'Twitch.'
1986: Jane Dornacker dies in a helicopter crash at 39. Dornacker was an actress and musician with The Tubes who became an air traffic reporter with WNBC radio in NYC. Jane wrote The Tubes song 'Don’t Touch Me There' and toured with them as a backup singer and dancer. While giving a live traffic report, her helicopter malfunctioned and slammed into the Hudson River. She was heard screaming, “Hit the water, hit the water!” as they crashed. Almost unbelievably, she had survived another helicopter crash that same year but was able to swim to shore. Sadly, her husband had died earlier that year and her death left her 16-year-old daughter, Naomi, an orphan.
1988: Elton John sells out his upcoming show at Madison Square Garden, setting a venue record with 26 straight Elton sellouts.
1988: Phil Collins started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Groovy Kind Of Love', his 6th US #1. The song had also been a US #1 hit for The Mindbenders in 1966.
1988: U2 scored their 4th UK #1 album with the double set and film soundtrack 'Rattle And Hum,' featuring their first UK #1 single 'Desire.'
1990: The band Mookie Blaylock, later known as Pearl Jam, makes their stage debut at The Off Ramp in Seattle. In the audience are members of Soundgarden and Seattle Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson.
1991: Slayer release their 2nd live album, 'Decade of Aggression.'
1993: Oasis signed a six-album deal with Creation Records for a £40,000 ($64,000) advance.
1993: Rush drummer Neil Peart interviewed future Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien on Much Music.
1994: Rage Against The Machine headline 'Latinpalooza' in L.A. The fundraiser benefits the United Farm Workers and Para Los Ninos.
1996: Apple announces that The Beatles have sold an unprecedented 19 million albums this year as a result of the 'Anthology' juggernaut, with 41% of those sales, according to polls, going to fans who weren't even born when the group broke up.
1996: Journey releases 'Trial by Fire,' their first album in ten years. It goes on to peak at #3 on the Billboard 200 album chart and sell a million copies in the U.S. and is the last album to feature singer Steve Perry and Steve Smith.
1996: Van Halen release the greatest hits 'Best Of – Volume I' album.
1997: MTV Italy launches its first domestically planned and produced Italian-language show, Sonic. The one-hour weekly show features international and local acts performing live to a studio audience.
1997: The big record companies run into trouble in Italy when that country's regulators determine that BMG, EMI, PolyGram, Sony and Warner Music have formed a cartel to eliminate competition. They fine the companies the equivalent of $4.5 million.
1998: Bob Dylan plays a "homecoming" show in Duluth, MN, the closest he's played to his nearby hometown of Hibbing in nearly three decades. The show sold out in just five hours.
2000: R.E.M. returns to their hometown of Athens, Georgia, where they play three songs on the courthouse steps as part of a local festival called Land Aid, which is an effort to better the community.
2000: George Michael pays almost three million dollars for John Lennon's famous upright Steinway piano, on which the ex-Beatle wrote the international anthem 'Imagine.' Michael issued a statement saying, in part, "I know that when my fingers touch the keys of that Steinway, I will feel truly blessed."
2000: Motörhead play the Brixton Academy in London. The show is later released on CD & DVD.
2001: Rev. Howard Finster, a Baptist minister who also designed '80s album covers for the likes of R.E.M. and Talking Heads, dies of congestive heart failure at age 84.
2002: Foo Fighters release their album 'One By One.'
2003: In the middle of their first world tour and flush with fame from their debut album, Evanescence's founder Ben Moody abruptly quits the band.
2005: Slash joins Queen + Paul Rodgers onstage during a concert in L.A. Slash plays on a rendition of Bad Company's 'Can't Get Enough.'
2006: John Mellencamp plays 'Our Country' prior to game two of the World Series in Detroit. The song, from Mellencamp's 'Freedom's Road' CD, is also featured in ads for Chevrolet's 2007 Silverado pickup truck.
2007: Videos from Serj Tankian's debut solo album, 'Elect The Dead,' are screened in select theaters. The System Of A Down frontman had a different director work on each video.
2008: 'Rock N Roll Train,' the first single from AC/DC's album 'Black Ice,' is heard in an episode of the CBS show 'Criminal Minds.'
2008: Guns N' Roses release their 18th single, 'Chinese Democracy.' The band, with Axl Rose as the only original member, first performed the song in 2001.
2008: A homeless man claimed a £2,000 reward by returning a waxwork head of ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney which had been left on a train. Anthony Silva found the item in a bin at Reading station after auctioneer Joby Carter left it under a seat at Maidenhead station. The homeless man thought it was a Halloween mask and had been using it as a pillow before realising what it was. The wax model sold the following week for £5,500 at auction.
2009: Former KISS drummer Peter Criss revealed that he had been diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2007. Now a cancer survivor, he kept his condition a secret, telling only his wife, fearing ridicule in the press.
2010: Rush is #1 on Billboard's "Hot Tours" chart, based on ticket sales from the band's North American 'Time Machine Tour.' Over three months (August-October) the band sold more than 270,000 tickets, with a gross of $18,989,834.
2010: 'Pearl Jam Radio' debuts on SIRIUS XM to mark the 20th anniversary of the band's first public performance (on 10/22/90 at the Off Ramp Cafe in Seattle).
2011: The two-day Bridge School Benefit at the Shoreline Ampitheater in Mountain View, CA is broadcast live for the first time. The show features performances by Neil Young, Arcade Fire, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Beck and Jenny Lewis. The acoustic performances celebrate the institution's 25th anniversary and benefit children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. Young and his wife Pegi founded the Bridge School in 1986 after not being able to find an adequate school for their son Ben.
2011: Bruce Springsteen performs a 25-song set at the Stone Pony (an early Springsteen venue) in Asbury Park, NJ. He is backed by E Street Band members Roy Bittan and Max Weinberg. The show is a private benefit for Boston College, where Springsteen's son Evan is a student.
2012: Lenny Kravitz 'Like A Jet' is available for download as part of the NFL Anthems program, a national campaign that features musicians recording anthems for their home teams. "Writing a custom song for my New York Jets is something I could only dream of growing up steps from Joe Namath."
2012: Two members of Pussy Riot are sent to Russian prison colonies. "Nadya Tolokonnikova has been sent to Mordovia, and Maria Alyokhina to Perm," the Punk Rock band's lawyer says. The camps are some of the few remaining that resemble Stalin's Gulag camps. The anti-Putin protest that led to the sentence is framed as "the Russian government bringing bazookas to a stick fight" by one commentator.
2012: A week-long celebration of Chuck Berry begins at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. It's part of the Hall's American Music Masters series.
2013: Metal Church release their 10th studio album, 'Generation Nothing.'
2013: Lita Ford released her 2nd live album, 'The Bitch Is Back...Live.'
2013: Def Leppard release their 2nd live album, 'Viva! Hysteria,' recorded at Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
2014: Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor makes his acting debut in 'Fear Clinic' which premieres at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood.
2015: A rare guitar owned by Slipknot guitarist Jim Root is stolen during the band's a show in Portland, OR. The guitar was left backstage. "F***ing thieves. Nothing worse," tweets Root.
2017: Australian musician, songwriter and record producer George Young died aged 70. Young, the brother of AC/DC's Angus and Malcolm Young, was a member of the Easybeats and co-wrote the band's 1966 hit 'Friday On My Mind'. Born in Scotland in 1946, he migrated to Australia with his family as a teenager, forming The Easybeats after he met Dutch-born artist Harry Vanda in Sydney. After the band broke up in 1969, Vanda and Young embarked on a songwriting career that saw the pair produce dozens of hits. They became two of Australia's best-known songwriters, with Young's work including 'Love Is In The Air' and 'Yesterday's Hero' both hits for John Paul Young.

October 23
1954: Elvis Presley's 2nd Sun single, 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky,' breaks out in Nashville and New Orleans, becoming his first chart hit outside of his native Memphis. The song had been written in 1946 by Bill Monroe as a slow waltz, but Presley and his band turned it into an upbeat, Blues-style tune in 4/4 time.
1961: Dion's 'Runaround Sue' hits #1 on the Billboard singles chart. Although he married a girl named Sue, Dion said he was thinking about a girl named Roberta when he wrote the song.
1963: Bob Dylan records 'The Times They Are A-Changin' at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. Dylan wrote the song as a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the time, influenced by Irish and Scottish ballads.
1963: The Beatles complete the final session for their second album 'With the Beatles.' They recorded 'I Wanna Be Your Man,' then drove to London airport for a flight to Stockholm, Sweden to start their first foreign tour. The Fab four were met at Stockholm airport by hundreds of girl fans that had taken the day of school.
1963: The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Mickie Most, The Rolling Stones, Julie Grant and The Flintstones all appeared at Odeon Theatre in Nottingham, England.
1964: In one of Rock and Roll's most ironic tragedies, the man who replaced Buddy Holly as the lead singer of The Crickets, 21 year old David Box, was killed when the Cessna Skyhawk 172 he had chartered, crashed and burned, killing all on board. Box joined the group in early 1960, but left for a solo career a year later.
1965: The Byrds release 'Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season).' It will become their 2nd #1 and final Top 10 entry. The song, with the exception of the last line, "I swear it's not too late," was adapted entirely from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible and put to music by Pete Seeger in 1959.
1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded their first single ‘Hey Joe,' at De Lane Lea studios in London. The earliest known commercial recording of the song is the late-1965 single by the Los Angeles garage band the The Leaves; the band then re-recorded the track and released it in 1966 as a follow-up single which became a hit. The Byrds also performed and recorded a version of the song.
1966: The Yardbirds, in their first concert featuring Jimmy Page on lead guitar, open at San Francisco's Fillmore West.
1967: The Beach Boys try to go psychedelic with 'Wild Honey.' A great song with an organ, harpsichord and a theremin, but it stalls well out of the Top 20.
1967: Pink Floyd plays at the Bath Pavilion in Bath, Somerset, England.
1968: Elvis Presley's movie 'Live A Little, Love A Little' is released.
1969: Columbia Records announces its intention to prosecute the purveyors of Great White Way, an unauthorized collection of unreleased Bob Dylan demos that is often considered the first "bootleg" record.
1969: The Who continue a six-night stand at the Fillmore East in New York accompanied by the Joshua Light Show.
1970: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention perform at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, New York.
1970: Frank Zappa's 'Chunga’s Revenge' is released. It reached #119 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. It was Zappa's first effort of the 1970's and marks the first appearance of former Turtles members Flo & Eddie on a Zappa record.
1970: The Who appear at Green’s Playhouse in Glasgow, Scotland.
1970: Santana "Abraxas" hits #1 in U.S.
1970: The Byrds 'Chestnut Mare' b/w 'Just A Season' 45 single is released. The song becomes an FM staple. Written by Roger McGuinn and Jacques Levy during 1969 for a planned country rock musical named 'Gene Tryp.' The musical was never staged and the song was instead released in September 1970 as part of The Byrds' (Untitled) album.
1970: Genesis released their 2nd studio album, 'Trespass.' It reached #98 on the UK Albums chart, but did not chart in the US.
1971: The Who's Rock opera 'Tommy' falls off the LP charts after a two and a half year run.
1971: Yes played at the Empire Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1972: The Fifties-revival drama 'That'll Be The Day,' starring Ringo Starr, David Essex, Keith Moon, Billy Fury and the Nashville Teens' John Hawken, begins filming in England.
1972: The Grateful Dead appeared at the Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1973: Genesis appeared at City Hall in Newcastle, England.
1974: David Bowie appeared at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago.
1975: Eric Clapton performed at Festival Hall in Osaka, Japan.
1976: The Clash performed at The ICA in London.
1976: Led Zeppelin make their belated US television debut on an episode of the syndicated 'Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.' They perform 'Black Dog' and 'Dazed And Confused.'
1976: Chicago started a two week run at #1 on the singles chart with ‘If You Leave Me Now’. It was the group’s 18th Top 40 and first #1, It went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
1977: AC/DC played at Town Hall in Middlesborough, England.
1978: CBS Records becomes the first record label to raise the price of albums to an unheard-of $8.98.
1978: Ex-Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, in jail for the murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen, tries to end his life.
1978: Neil Young's Zuma Beach, California, home burns to the ground in a brush fire. All that is left is the stone fireplace.
1980: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the Sunrise Theater in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
1980: On the same day that John Lennon's "comeback" single, 'Starting Over,' is released, his future killer signs out of his detail as a security guard for the last time. Instead of signing "Chappy," as he usually does, the killer tellingly signs out as "John Lennon."
1980: Mark David Chapman quit his security job and signed out for the last time. Instead of the usual "Chappy" he wrote "John Lennon". Chapman would murder Lennon on December 8th of this year outside his New York City home.
1982: Budgie released their 10th album, 'Deliver Us from Evil.'
1984: Pete Townshend stages and performs at an anti-heroin benefit concert at The Moonlight in Hampstead. Making their live debut at this show is a new band called The Stone Roses. Their drummer, Alan “Reni” Wren, also sits in for Pete’s set.
1989: Nirvana played their first ever European show when they appeared at Newcastle’s Riverside Club in North East England. It was the first night of a 36 date European tour for the group who were sharing the bill with Tad.
1990: King's X release their 'Faith Hope Love' album. It reached both the Billboard 200 Top albums (#85) and Top Contemporary Christian albums (#31) charts. The single 'It's Love' reached #6b on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Chart.
1993: Billy Joel made his 4th appearance as the musical guest on 'Saturday Night Live' which was hosted by Jeff Goldblum.
1993: Though the Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Soul To Squeeze' fails to make pop's Top 20 (#22), the song has a five week run at #1 on the Modern Rock chart. It's also featured on the 'Coneheads' soundtrack.
1993: Meat Loaf had his first UK #1 with 'I'd Do Anything For Love' (But I Won't Do That'). It stayed at #1 for seven weeks. It was also a #1 in twenty-eight countries and gave Meat Loaf his first US #1 hit.
1994: The Stonewall Equality Show at London's Royal Albert Hall features Sting, Elton John and Melissa Etheridge.
1995: Def Leppard gave themselves a place in the Guinness book Of World Records, by playing three gigs in three continents in 24 hours. When midnight hits on October 23, Def Leppard is already on stage playing at the Cave of Hercules in Tangiers, Africa. They then fly to London, England where they perform a second show at Shepherd’s Bush and then jump back on the plane and fly to Vancouver, Canada for a final late night show that night at the Commodore Ballroom. Each show is an acoustic set running 45 minutes; they take the Concorde to the last one, which gets them in Vancouver for a 9 p.m. performance. They were promoting their first greatest hits album 'Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980-1995),' which was also released on this date.
1995: Smashing Pumpkins release their double album 'Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness.' It includes 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings,' which becomes the band's first Top 40 U.S. hit, peaking at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1995: Ozzy Osbourne releases his 'Ozzmosis' album in Europe. It includes drummer Deen Castronovo & guitarist Zakk Wylde.
1998: A St. Louis federal judge rules that the local Fort Zumwalt High School Marching Band is not allowed, as per the ruling of the superintendent of schools, to include Jefferson Airplane's pro-drug hit 'White Rabbit' in its repertoire as part of a "Sixties medley."
1999: The Rob Thomas/Carlos Santana collaboration, 'Smooth,' is #1 in the U.S. The track was recorded for Santana's comeback album, 'Supernatural.' With lyrics by Thomas, the songs stays on top for an impressive 12 weeks.
1999: Sandra Ann-Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer Cesar Rosas, is kidnapped. Her disappearance is reported by her children, who come home to find the front door to their home open and smashed glass from her van, indicating a struggle. Close to a month later, her remains are found in a shallow grave, and her half-brother Gabriel Gomez is charged with kidnapping and murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
2001: R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan.
2001: Incubus releases their third full-length major label album 'Morning View.' The set, which features 'Wish You Were Here,' debuts at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 (266,000 copies sold in its first week).
2001: Bush release 'Golden State,' a commercially disappointing album. The group goes on hiatus in 2002, returning with the album 'The Sea of Memories' in 2011.
2001: Fu Manchu released their 7th studio album, 'California Crossing.'
2002: Johnnie Johnson, who is the "Johnny" in 'Johnny B. Goode' and Chuck Berry's longtime pianist, loses his lawsuit against Berry claiming he co-wrote many of the Rock pioneer's hits.
2004: Neil Young`s 18th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert features, Paul McCartney, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Sonic Youth. The two-day event takes place in Mountain View, CA.
2006: U2 launch their 'Hunt The Lyric' game. Contestants answer a question using U2 lyrics that have been hidden across the Internet for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to see the final show of the band's Vertigo tour in Honolulu.
2006: Queen's Brian May attends a launch party in England for 'Bang! The Complete History Of The Universe,' a book about the origins of the cosmos that he co-authored with two scientists.
2006: The Eagles perform at a party for Wal-Mart CEO, Lee Scott, at New York's Rockefeller Center. This is prior to signing a deal (two days later) that gives the discount retailer exclusive rights to put out future recordings and other releases from the band. Wal-Mart execs and investors get their own Eagles show at New York's Nokia Theater the following day.
2006: The Commonwealth Club of California honors Carlos Santana and his wife, Deborah, at a ceremony in San Jose, CA. The couple receive the Commonwealth Medallion Award, which is presented to "leaders who have positively shaped our era."
2007: The remaining dates on the Sum 41/Finger Eleven's Strength In Numbers co-headlining Canadian tour are canceled because Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley is suffering from a herniated disc in his back.
2007: Seether's 3rd studio album, 'Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces' is released.
2007: 'Raising Sand,' a collaboration between ex-Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant and Country/Bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, is released. Produced by T-Bone Burnett, the 13-track set is largely covers, including 'Please Read The Letter,' a song Plant co-wrote with Jimmy Page.
2007: System Of A Down singer Serj Tankian releases his debut solo album, 'Elect The Dead.'
2007: The 'Saw IV' soundtrack is released with songs by Avenged Sevenfold and Drowning Pool. The horror flick is in theaters three days later.
2007: Exodus release their 8th studio album, 'The Atrocity Exhibition...Exhibit A.'
2007: Helloween released their 12th studio album, 'Gambling with the Devil.'
2007: Coheed & Cambria's "No World For Tomorrow" is out. It's the final release in a four-part series of albums.
2007: Rob Zombie's concert album, 'Zombie Live' is released. The set was recorded during the '06 Educated Horses tour. There is also a 36-page booklet and a DVD featuring live Zombie footage and animated clips.
2007: Neil Young's 'Chrome Dreams II' is released.
2007: Dial Press publishes 'Lyrics By Sting,' a book with the words to over 100 songs written by the Police frontman. It features his commentary on the stories behind the songs.
2010: Buffalo Springfield - Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay (bassist Bruce Palmer died in 2004 and drummer Dewey Martin passed away in 2009) reunite for their first concert in 42 years at the Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, CA.
2010: Yoko Ono unveils an English Heritage blue plaque at the first home she shared with her late husband John Lennon. The couple occupied the ground floor and basement of the residence located at 34 Montagu Square in London. Lennon worked on The Beatles' 'White Album' while living in the flat which was owned, at the time, by Ringo Starr.
2010: Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante is at Disneyland on D Street to talk about a line of figurines he created with designers from the Walt Disney Company called 'Vinylmations,' The 9-inche dolls are made of vinyl.
2011: Noel Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, debuts his band the High Flying Birds at the Dublin Olympia Theater.
2012: 'The Medal of Honor Warfighter' video game with Linkin Park's 'Castle Of Glass' on the soundtrack, is in stores.
2012: 'Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page, written by journalist Brad Tolinski, is in book stores. Tolinski, editorial director of Guitar World and Revolver magazines edited more than 50 hours of Page interviews covering his entire career.
2012: Peter Criss' bio 'Makeup To Breakup: My Life In and Out of KISS' is released.
2012: Stone Sour releases 'House Of Gold And Bones Part 1.'
2012: Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has his first sit-down, live television broadcast interview in more than 20 years on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Rose promotes the band's 12 show residency at The Joint in Las Vegas.
2012: Blink-182 announced via Twitter that they have left Interscope Records (they had been with Geffen Records, an Interscope subsidiary, since '03).
2012: The first of ten vignettes from 'The Talking,' the Duff McKagan/Loaded feature film about the making of their 2011 album of the same name, debuts on the group's YouTube channel.
2012: Bruce Springsteen performs a free concert in support of President Obama's reelection campaign in Charlottesville.
2013: Pearl Jam's 'Lightning Bolt' debuts at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart with opening week sales of 166,000 copies. It's their fifth chart topper. Songs from 'Lightning Bolt' and other PJ tunes are the soundtrack to Major League Baseball's World Series (between Boston and St. Louis). The deal between the group and MLB, calls for 48 Pearl Jam songs to be played throughout the games.
2013: Original KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss appear on stage together for the first time in 13 years during the all-star jam at the 30th-anniversary party for Eddie Trunk's WNEW radio show at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. The pair team up on KISS classics 'Love Her All I Can' and 'Rock And Roll All Night.'
2013: Ringo Starr announced the publication of a book called 'Photograph,' a collection of pictures he took during The Beatles' recording sessions, first tours of America and two appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.
2014: Paul McCartney is interviewed by U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. During the career spanning discussion McCartney performs 'Blackbird' and says 'Yesterday' came to him in a dream.
2014: A letter that John Lennon wrote to New York-based television host Joe Franklin sold for more than $28,000 at the Boston-based RR Auction. In the letter, Lennon raves about his wife's musical talents and asks Franklin to give her latest LP a listen.
2015: Billboard's Top Rock Albums showed The Zombies' new LP 'Still Got That Hunger' at #35 in its debut week, with sales of 3,000 copies. It was the band's first album chart appearance since 1969's 'Odessey & Oracle.'

October 24
1955: Colonel Tom Parker sends a telegram to Sam Phillips, asking for a firm price to release Presley from his Sun Records contract.
1959: On his 23rd birthday, and still a year away from even buying his first bass guitar, The Rolling Stones' Bill Wyman marries his first wife, 18-year-old bank clerk Diane Corey.
1959: Elvis Presley, now a Private First Class stationed in Germany, comes down with a bad case of tonsillitis and is admitted to the base hospital.
1963: On the first day of their first foreign tour, The Beatles spent the day in Stockholm, Sweden, recording a performance for a radio program entitled "The Beatles popgrupp fran Liverpool pa besok i Stockholm", (The Beatles pop group from Liverpool visiting Stockholm). The Beatles, enthused by the chance to play before an audience that wasn't screaming, played seven songs, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘From Me to You’ ‘Money’, ‘You Really Got a Hold On Me’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ and ‘Twist and Shout.’ The tour begins in Kalstad, Sweden the next day.
1964: The Rolling Stones begin their second U.S. tour at New York's Academy of Music. The group's first tour had ended less than four months earlier.
1966: Newsweek interviewed The Monkees. They are asked how the music is created. Singer Davy Jones tells them, "This isn't a rock 'n' roll group. This is an act."
1966: Donovan's 'Mellow Yellow' b/w 'Sunny South Kensington' 45 single is released. It reached #2 on the U.S. Billboard charts in 1966 and #8 in the UK in early 1967. The song was rumored to be about smoking dried banana skins, which was believed to be a hallucinogenic drug in the 1960's, though this aspect of bananas has since been debunked.
1967: Pink Floyd cancelled their first U.S. tour after Syd Barrett refused to lip-synch 'Arnold Layne' when they appeared on American Bandstand.
1970: President Richard Nixon delivers a White House address to the National Association of Broadcasters, urging radio stations to ban any and all songs with drug-related lyrics.
1970: Santana's sophomore album, 'Abraxas,' begins a six week run at #1 in the U.S.
1970: Pink Floyd were at #1 on the UK album chart with the 'Atom Heart Mother', the group's first #1. The album cover shows a cow standing in a pasture with no text nor any other clue as to what might be on the record.
1970: The Kinks 'Lola' peaks at #9 in the US, giving the band their first American Top 10 since 'Tired of Waiting for You' in 1965. After their US tour in 1965, they were denied visas for the next three years, killing their momentum in that country. Following their return in 1969, 'Lola' gets them back on the airwaves.
1971: Don McLean's 2nd studio album, 'American Pie'is released. It topped the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart for 7 weeks. The legendary title track topped both the Billboard Hot 100 (4 weeks) and Adult Contemporary charts.
1971: The Grateful Dead release their 7th album, 'Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses).' It reached #25 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
It's their 2nd live double album, and also known generally by the names 'Skull and Roses' (due to its iconic cover art) and 'Skull F***' (the name the band originally wanted to give to the album, which was rejected by the record company).
1973: Art Garfunkel's solo album 'Angel Clare' is certified Gold. It contains his only Top 10 hit in the US, 'All I Know,' which peaked at #9.
1973: John Lennon sues the U.S. government for wiretapping his phone. Lennon's anti-Vietnam War activities led the feds to conduct a surveillance program.
1974: Aerosmith release their 5th single, 'Train Kept A-Rollin'.
1975: Roxy Music's 5th album, 'Siren' is released. It reached #50 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. In 2003, the album was ranked #371 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1975: John Lennon's compilation album 'Shaved Fish' is released. It reached #12 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #5 on the UK Albums chart.The compilation includes many of Lennon's most popular solo recordings, five of which had not yet appeared on an album: 'Cold Turkey,' 'Instant Karma!,' 'Power to the People,' the holiday single 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over),' and 'Give Peace a Chance.' The latter appeared in truncated form, split to begin side one and end side two.
1976: Rory Gallagher released his 8th album, 'Calling Card.' It reached #163 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. Deep Purple/Rainbow bass guitarist Roger Glover co-produced with Gallagher: it was the only time that Gallagher worked with a "name" producer.
1977: KISS releases 'Alive II'. The double platinum album is originally distributed with KISS rub-off tattoos and an eight page booklet.
1978: Whitesnake released their debut album, 'Trouble.'
1978: Rolling Stone Keith Richards was fined £205 after admitting having cannabis, Chinese heroin, mandrax tablets and a revolver at his Chelsea home in the UK. Later in the evening, Keith and Anita Pallenberg accidentally set fire to their London hotel bedroom.
1979: Paul McCartney received a rhodium medallion from the British government after being declared the most successful composer of all time.
1980: Cheap Trick released their 5th studio album, 'All Shook Up.'
1980: John Lennon's '(Just Like) Starting Over' b/w (Yoko Ono) 'Kiss Kiss Kiss' 45 single is released. It reached #1 in both the USA and UK two weeks after he was murdered.
1980: The Guinness Book of World Records presents Paul McCartney with a special rhodium album for being the best-selling songwriter in the history of recorded music, having written 43 platinum songs and sold over 100 million records. is a very precious metal that can cost ten times as much as gold or more and is like chrome, but much whiter, and the most reflective of all metals.
1982: The Who headline the annual Day On The Green concert at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA. The Clash and T-Bone Burnett open the show.
1984: Autograph released their debut album, 'Sign In Please.'
1986: Stryper released their 3rd studio album , 'To Hell with the Devil.'
1987: Sting went to #1 on the UK album chart with his third solo release 'Nothing Like The Sun.' The title comes from Shakespeare's Sonnet No.130 ("My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun"), which Sting used in the song 'Sister Moon.' The album won Best British Album at the 1988 Brit Awards.
1987: Pink Floyd peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason,' which was their first album without founding member Roger Waters.
1988: The Beatles 'Past Masters 1 & 2' is released. This collection included many of the band's biggest hits as well as rarities includes every song released commercially by the band that was not available on The Beatles’ twelve original UK albums or the 'Magical Mystery Tour' LP.
1988: Creedence Clearwater Revival's label Fantasy Records and former CCR leader John Fogerty begin court proceedings to determine whether Fogerty ripped off his own 'Run Through The Jungle' to create 'Old Man Down The Road.' Fantasy, who owns CCR`s song publishing, brought the suit, but Fogerty wins. The suit is brought by his nemesis and former label boss Saul Zaentz, who owned the publishing on "Jungle." At the trial, John would use an acoustic guitar to show how many other songs had used the same short series of notes that appeared in both recordings. Fogerty wins the case.
1989: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its fifth class of inductees: The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, The Kinks, The Platters, Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team, Carole King, and Gerry Goffin.
1995: Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders returns to her home state of Ohio to sing the national anthem in Game three of the World Series in Cleveland.
1995: Anthrax released their 7th studio album, 'Stomp 442.'
1995: Savatage released their 9th studio album, 'Dead Winter Dead.'
2000: Limp Bizkit's 'Chocolate St*rfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water' debuts at #1 on the Billboard album charts, selling over one million copies.
2000: Overkill released their album 'Bloodletting.'
2000: Lenny Kravitz releases his 'Greatest Hits' album.
2000: Fozzy release their self-titled debut album.
2001: Michael Schenker Group released their 7th studio album, 'Be Aware of Scorpions.'
2002: American record producer Tom Dowd died of emphysema. He recorded albums by many artists including: Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Derek and the Dominos, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Cream, Lulu, Chicago, The Allman Brothers Band, The J. Geils Band, Meat Loaf, Sonny & Cher, The Rascals, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Kenny Loggins, Dusty Springfield, The Drifters and Otis Redding.
2002: Linkin Park release their their debut album, 'Hybrid Theory.' The album has gone on to sell over 10 million copies, being certified Diamond.
2004: Queen became the first rock act to receive an official seal of approval in Iran. Western music was still strictly censored in the Islamic republic, where homosexuality is considered a crime, but an album of Queen's greatest hits was released this week in Iran. Freddie Mercury, was proud of his Iranian ancestry, and illegal bootleg albums and singles had made Queen one of the most popular bands in Iran.
2005: Sao Paulo's mayor agrees to allow Pearl Jam to perform December 2 & 3 in the Brazilian city's Pacaembu stadium. Mayor Jose Serra had suspended shows after complaints from nearby wealthy residents about noise and the potential mess.
2005: After reuniting to play four shows in London at Royal Albert Hall in May, Cream play the first of three sell-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
2005: Songs by Def Leppard, Queens Of The Stone Age, Avenged Sevenfold, Dio, the Scorpions and Iron Maiden are heard on the soundtrack of the snowboarding-themed video game 'SSX On Tour.'
2005: Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille was sentenced to 80 days in jail after pleading no contest to DUI charges after being arrested for running into a parked car in August while backing out of his girlfriend’s driveway. His girlfriend received minor injuries in the crash. He also receives five years probation and a fine of $1,000.
2006: Kurt Cobain tops Forbes.com's 6th annual Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list. Cobain's music earned $50 million over the previous year. During that time, the singer's widow, Courtney Love, sold 25 percent of her stake in Nirvana's publishing rights. One licensing agreement allows Nirvana songs to be used on 'CSI: Miami.' Elvis Presley's estate comes in second. Also in the top twenty: John Lennon, Johnny Cash, George Harrison, Ray Charles, and Bob Marley.
2006: My Chemical Romance release 'The Black Parade.' The album almost didn't get completed because singer Gerard Way was suffering from crippling depression.
2006: Paul Stanley released his 2nd solo album, 'Live to Win.'
2006: Skid Row released their 5th studio album, 'Revolutions per Minute.'
2006: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard reissues 'Hysteria' as a two-CD package. Beyond a remastered edition of the original album, the new edition includes a bonus disc with a host of non-album tracks first issued during the period.
2006: Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister, Queensryche's Geoff Tate, Billy Idol, Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan and Alice In Chains' Mike Inez, appear on the tribute album 'Butchering The Beatles.' As the name implies, the disc contains Hard Rock renditions of Beatles' songs.
2007: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong urges fans to sign a petition challenging Toyota over its "green" credentials. The automaker produces environmentally friendly models but is part of an industry lobby opposing a bill that would make 35 miles per gallon the fuel-efficiency standard for new cars by 2020. "Tell Toyota to stop fighting progress and start fighting global warming," writes Armstrong.
2007: Jackson Browne, Graham Nash and Bonnie Raitt visit Capitol Hill to protest the passage of bill that allocates additional federal funds to build nuclear power facilities. The trio speaks with members of Congress and present a petition on behalf of the anti-nuclear group NukeFree.org.
2007: Bruce Springsteen's album 'Magic' album debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart but dropped to second a week later (behind Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus') only to return to the top slot again. The sales margin between the two albums is in the hundreds.
2007: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's appearance at the Monterey International Pop Festival ex-Hendrix sidemen, bassist Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell, play a special tribute concert in London. Guitarist Gary Moore also performs. When the hour-long show is over there's a screening of Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at Monterey DVD.
2007: Vanity Fair magazine announce their Top 10 of the 50 greatest movie soundtracks. The Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night' is placed at #2 behind Prince's 'Purple Rain.'
2008: 'A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the BRAVE' is broadcast with taped performances by Kid Rock, Fall Out Boy, Angels & Airwaves and Saving Abel. The program calls attention to the heroism and struggles of young veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2008: Kid Rock has founded a scholarship for Detroit residents studying music business or music technology at Wayne State University. "I truly believe that a major part of Detroit's healing and moving forward will come through education," says Rock.
2008: One-time Grateful Dead keyboardist Merl Saunders dies in San Francisco of complications from a stroke he suffered in 2002. Saunders performed on the group's 'Europe '72' live set, but was known primarily for his side project collaborations with Dead singer-guitarist Jerry Garcia.
2009: Coldplay's Chris Martin, Wolfmother, No Doubt and Gavin Rossdale (Bush) perform at Neil Young's 23rd annual Bridge School Benefit concerts at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA.
2009: Sublime original members Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson perform under that name at Cypress Hill's SmokeOut Festival in San Bernardino, CA. with singer Rome Ramirez, despite legal action from the family of the band's deceased founder, Bradley Nowell (who died from a drug overdose in 1996 just as the band was achieving mainstream success).
2009: The documentary 'Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful,' makes its debut on Showtime. The film, directed by Paul Griffin, chronicles Bon Jovi's '08 Lost Highway World Tour.
2011: U2 is named The Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years at the Q Awards in London.
2013: Dave Grohl plays an acoustic only show at the 3rd annual Blue Jean Ball benefiting Autism Speaks in L.A.
2014: Slipknot's annual Knotfest kicks off at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. It's the first time Knotfest is held at the same location for multiple days. Slipknot, Anthrax, Volbeat and Black Label Society are among the performers at the three day event.
2014: Linkin Park headline Guitar Center's 50th Anniversary concert at the Wiltern Theater in L.A.
2014: Jerry Lee Lewis appeared on 'The Late Show With David Letterman' in support of his new album, 'Rock And Roll Time.' Along with the title song, Jerry Lee also performed some of his hits during commercial breaks, including 'Great Balls Of Fire" and 'Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On.'

October 25
1960: A 17-year-old art student named Keith Richards runs into his old schoolmate, an economics student named Mick Jagger, at a train station in London. Richards notices the R&B albums under Jagger's arm, and before long the two form their first group called Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys.
1962: The Beatles give their first-ever radio interview on Radio Clatterbridge, a closed-circuit radio station serving Cleaver and Clatterbridge Hospitals in Wirral, near Liverpool. Paul is quoted as saying "John is, in fact, the leader of the group."
1963: The Beatles kicked off their first tour of Sweden by playing two shows at Nya Aulan, Sundstavagen, Karlstad, Sweden. The local pop reviewer was not impressed, saying The Beatles should be grateful to their screaming fans for drowning out the group's terrible performance, adding that The Beatles "were of no musical importance whatsoever and that their local support group, The Phantoms, decidedly outshone them."
1963: The British music industry claims The Beatles 'She Loves You' is the most broadcast song of the year.
1964: The British music industry honors The Beatles with five Ivor Novello Awards, including one for Most Outstanding Contribution To Music.
1964: The Rolling Stones make their US television debut when they appear on CBS's Ed Sullivan Show. After screaming fans practically tear the studio seats apart, Sullivan declares to reporters: "I promise you they'll never be back on our show. It took me 17 years to build this up, I'm not going to have it destroyed in a matter of weeks. We won't book any more rock 'n' roll groups. Frankly, I didn't see the group until the day before the broadcast. I was shocked when I saw them." After The Rolling Stones finished their first song, 'Around And Around,' Ed Sullivan was forced to shout 'Quiet!' multiple times before he could introduce the next act. When the band closed the show with 'Time Is On My Side,' Sullivan exclaimed "Come on, let them hear it!", which caused such an uproar, Ed's short conversation with Mick Jagger was completely inaudible. The group returns to the program five times.
1966: At 7 months old Jeff Healey has his right eye surgical removed (and subsequently his left eye, 4 months later) and replaced with artificial ones. Healey had a form of cancer of the eyes called retinoblastoma. Three years later Healey was given his first guitar by his father and by the age of 13, the Canadian guitarist formed his first band, Blue Direction.
1966: The Who performed at Club Nalen in Stockholm, Sweden.
1967: The Who pre-record a mime job to 'I Can See For Miles' for the BBC’s Top of the Pops.
1968: The New Yardbirds, soon to be known as Led Zeppelin, make their live concert debut at England's Surrey University, described on the poster as the "first big dance of the term."
1968: The Guess Who's 'Laughing' is certified gold.
1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience release the double album 'Electric Ladyland.' It was also made available as two albums with changed artwork after complaints about the naked women who were pictured on the sleeve.
1968: Jethro Tull released their debut album, 'This Was' in the UK. It was released in February of 1969 in the US. It reached #10 on the UK Albums chart and #62 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1968: Pink Floyd performed at The Boat House, in Kew, a part of London.
1969: Pink Floyd's 4th album, 'Ummagumma' is released in the UK. The double album was released November 10, 1969 in the US. It reached #5 on the UK Albums chart and #74 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. The first disc is a live album of their normal set list of the time, while the second disc contains compositions by each member of the band recorded as a studio album.
1969: Led Zeppelin play to their largest indoor crowd to date. At the Boston Garden, they perform before a crowd of 17,000 and rake in $45,000. Support comes from the MC5 and Johnny Winter.
1970: 'Led Zeppelin III' hits #1 on the Billboard charts. Their first L.P. had hit #10 and their second had gone to #7.
1970: Pink Floyd played the last night of their Fall North American tour at the Boston Tea Party in Boston, Massachusetts.
1970: The Who performed at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, England.
1971: Four days before guitarist Duane Allman's death 'The Allman Brothers Band Live at the Fillmore East' goes gold with over 500,000 sold.
1971: Chicago released their first live album, 'Chicago at Carnegie Hall.' The four LP vinyl box set, and double-LP set reached #3 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, with the single 'Colour My World' peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1971: The Jeff Beck Group released their 3rd album, 'Rough and Ready' in the UK (February 1972 in the US). It reached #46 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1972: The Moody Blues played at the Boston Garden.
1973: The Grateful Dead appeared at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin.
1973: Rick Nelson appears as a former rock-star-turned-murderous-pimp on tonight's 'Harem' episode of ABC-TV's 'Streets Of San Francisco.'
1974: Bob Marley and The Wailers released their album 'Natty Dread.' It reached #92 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. In 2003, the album was ranked #182 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1974: Jefferson Starship performed at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1975: Paul Simon issues his 4th solo album, 'Still Crazy After All These Years.' The album hits #1, Simon's first to do so. It won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1976. The album produced four US Top 40 hits, 'Gone at Last' (#23), 'My Little Town' (#9), credited to Simon & Garfunkel), '50 Ways To Leave Your Lover' (#1) and the title track (#40). Emancipated from Simon & Garfunkel, fans stop shouting 'Where's Artie?' at his shows.
1975: Art Garfunkel was at #1 on the UK singles chart with his version of 'I Only Have Eyes For You.' Written in 1934 for the film 'Dames,' the song was a #2 hit for Ben Selvin in 1934 and most notably a hit for The Flamingos in 1959.
1976: Bruce Springsteen plays the Philadelphia Spectrum for the first time. At one time Bruce said that he'd never play a large sports arena. Concerned about getting the sound right, he soundchecks for two hours before the show.
1976: Rush played at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, Washington.
1977: Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd is laid to rest in a Jacksonville cemetery 5 days after dying in a plane crash that also killed band members Steve and Cassie Gaines. Skynyrd piano player Billy Powell is the only band member healthy enough to attend the funeral, and even he is on crutches with stitches on his face from the crash.
1977: Elton John appears on 'The Muppet Show' and performs 'Crocodile Rock,' 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,' and 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart.' Elton also performs with Dr. Teeth of The Electric Mayhem. Elton was one of the inspirations behind Dr. Teeth's character.
1978: Van Halen released their 3rd single, 'Ain't Talkin' bout Love.'
1978: At New York’s Bottom Line Club, Keith Richards joins Rockpile for a jam onstage. The day before he had pleaded guilty to heroin possession in Toronto, but was given a one-year suspended sentence.
1979: Bob Marley and The Wailers played the first of four sold out nights at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.
1982: An audiophile version of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' is released by Mobile Fidelity. 5000 albums are recorded in what is known as UHQR half speed. With a price tag of $50 apiece, they would sell out in two weeks.
1985: R.E.M. The Smiths and Tom Waits all appeared on The Tube at Tyne Tree Television Studios in Newcastle, England.
1985: Corrosion of Conformity released their 2nd studio album, 'Animosity.'
1986: Bon Jovi 'Slippery When Wet' hits #1 in U.S and goes on to sell over 10 million copies.
1986: Dire Straits guitarist and singer Mark Knopfler broke his collarbone after crashing in a celebrity car race before the Australian Grand Prix.
1986: Robert Palmer's 'I Didn't Mean To Turn You On' peaks at #4 on the Hot 100.
1989: 'The Fire and the Fury Tour' with guitarists Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan kicks off in Minneapolis.
1989: Nirvana and Tad appeared at the Duchess Of York in Leeds, England. The two acts were on the 3rd night of their debut European tour.
1989: The newest members of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are announced as Bobby Darin, Hank Ballard, The Four Seasons, Carole King And Gerry Goffin, The Four Tops, Holland-Dozier-Holland, The Kinks, The Platters, Simon And Garfunkel and The Who.
1990: D-A-D released their first live album, 'Osaka After Dark' in Japan only.
1991: Legendary concert promoter and Fillmore West/East founder Bill Graham (born Wulf Wolodia Grajonca) dies in a helicopter crash returning home from a Huey Lewis and the News concert at the Concord Pavilion when during bad weather, the helicopter flew directly into a high-voltage tower and burst into flames on impact, killing Graham, pilot Steve Kahn and Graham’s girlfriend, Melissa Gold.He was 60. Graham provided a more intimate and elegant concert experience with improved sound and even light shows. Some of his bigger productions with his company Bill Graham Presents (BGP) included The Band's "Last Waltz" final concert, Grateful Dead's New Year's Eve shows and the annual Summer Day On The Green festival shows. Graham had been sent to the U.S. from Germany in order to escape the Holocaust. When he was 10, he settled into a foster home in the Bronx, NY, where he got his schooling and went on to get a college business degree
1992: Guns N' Roses released their 14th single, 'Yesterdays.'
1993: Dio released their 8th studio album, 'Strange Highways.'
1993: Time magazine puts Eddie Vedder on the cover with the headline 'All The Rage.' Both Vedder and Kurt Cobain refused to speak with the magazine for the story, but they run it anyway in an attempt to explain why young people are listening to such angry music.
1994: Hootie & the Blowfish start their first US tour in South Bend, Indianaas the opening act for Big Head Todd and the Monsters.
1994: Mercyful Fate released their 4th studio album, 'Time.'
1996: Nirvana is recognized by the record industry for selling nine million copies of 'Nevermind' and five million copies of 'In Utero.'
1996: The first Ozzfest is held as a two-day festival in Phoenix, Arizona, and Devore, California.
1997: Johnny Cash reaches over to pick up a dropped guitar pick at a concert in Flint, MI and falls over on stage. Apologizing, he reveals to the audience that he is in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease.
1998: R.E.M. plays an exclusive concert for BBC Radio 1 at the Radio Theater at Broadcasting House in London for an audience primarily consisting of fan club members and contest winners.
2001: 13 law firms were still involved in claims to Grateful Dead's guitarist Jerry Garcia's $10m estate six years after his death. Former wives & girlfriends continued to fight on how to distribute his estate and annual royalties of $4.6m.
2003: Johnny Cash's step-daughter, Rosey Nix Adams and her fiddle player Jimmy Campbell were found dead on their tour bus in Clarksville, Tennessee from Carbon monoxide poisoning. Heaters that had been left on were blamed for the accident.
2003: Neil Young’s 17th annual Bridge School Benefit concert was held in Mountain View, CA. Among the artists who appeared for this benefit were Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews Band and Incubus.
2003: At an Aerosmith/Kiss concert in Las Vegas, Steven Tyler’s daughter Mia married Papa Roach drummer Dave Buckner. They would later divorce in 2005.
2004: Ozzy Osbourne and his wife/manager, Sharon host a MTV reality series, 'Battle for Ozzfest.' Not hard to figure out the format: Eight up-and-coming bands compete for a chance to perform at next year`s Ozzfest.
2004: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's 'No Quarter: Unledded' DVD premieres in 44 Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters on the same day it's released. The DVD, documents a '94 tour as they perform reworked, acoustic-based versions of several Zeppelin songs.
2004: Breaking Benjamin announce they have reached an agreement with former drummer Jeremy Hummel, who sued disputing his firing and sought payment for songs he helped write. Hummel, one of the band's founding members, had asked for time off to be with his wife and newborn first child.
2004: Linkin Park win the Alternative Rock Song of the Year (for 'Numb') and Rock Artist of the Year trophies at the Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas. Green Day performs.
2004: John Peel died in Cuzco, Peru of a heart attack at aged 65. He was BBC’s longest-serving radio DJ and the first DJ to introduce the Ramones, The Smiths, Rod Stewart, Blur, the Sex Pistols, T Rex and others to the masses. He founded Dandelion Records in 1969, and was also known for his ‘Peel Sessions’, releases of live radio sessions. Peel was appointed an OBE in 1998.
2005: Luke Caraccioli leaves Adema. He replaced Mark Chavez (the half-brother of KoRn's Jonathan Davis) and is replaced by Bobby Reeves.
2005: Songs by Papa Roach, Mudvayne, Sevendust and ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Buckethead appear on the 'Saw II' soundtrack. The 15-track CD also contains remixes of songs by Queens Of The Stone Age and Marilyn Manson.
2005: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler tapes a Santana video in Boston. How did this happen? Originally, Puddle Of Mudd vocalist Wes Scantlin sang 'Just Feel Better' for Santana's "All That I Am" album but the guitarist opted for Tyler's version. "Both singers were incredible, but Steven took it to a supernatural level," Santana states.
2005: Aerosmith released their 5th live album, 'Rockin' the Joint.' It was recorded in 2002 at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
2006: Europe released their 7th studio album, 'Secret Society.'
2006: Ronnie James Dio announced that he would be re-joining his former Black Sabbath bandmates Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward as Heaven and Hell for a 2007 world tour. Vinny Appice would later replace Bill Ward on drums.
2006: Forbes.com reported their 6th annual Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list. The top money maker was Kurt Cobain, followed by Elvis Presley. John Lennon was number four, Ray Charles was number eight, Johnny Cash was 10th, George Harrison was 12th and Bob Marley was 13th. To land on the list, a star needed to make at least $7 million in the past twelve months.
2007: Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes divorce from actress Kate Hudson is finalized in L.A. Robinson and Hudson were married on New Year's Eve in 2000 and had one son, Ryder. The pair separated in 2006.
2007: Bon Jovi play the first of 10 shows to open the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
2007: Steven Tyler, Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd pay tribute to Country legend Hank Williams Jr. on a 'CMT Giants' special taped in L.A. The show airs the following month.
2007: Governor Jon Corzine announces that Bruce Springsteen is one the 15 inaugural members of the New Jersey Fall of Fame. No kidding, there really is such a thing though there is no actual 'Hall'. The Boss, Frank Sinatra and actress Meryl Streep are in the Arts & Entertainment category. The formal induction happens the following year.
2008: Neil Young's annual two-day Bridge School Benefit concert kicks off in Mountain View, CA, featuring Death Cab For Cutie and Smashing Pumpkins.
2008: AC/DC perform a final world tour dress rehearsal for 3,000 contest winners and invited guests at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
2008: Smashing Pumpkins play a Best Buy store in L.A. to celebrate the launch of 'Guitar Hero: World Tour' (which goes on sale at midnight). Pumpkins single 'G.L.O.W.' gets its initial release as part of a game songpack. Also, Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan appears as a World Tour character.
2009: As part of U2's 360 Tour, the group broadcasts their concert at Pasadena's Rose Bowl stadium on YouTube. "The band has wanted to do something like this for a long time," says U2 manager Paul McGuinness in a statement. "As we're filming the LA show, it's the perfect opportunity to extend the party beyond the stadium. Fans often travel long distances to come to see U2 - this time U2 can go to them, globally." Over 100,000 attend the sold out concert (a record for the venue) with an estimated 2.5 million viewing the webcast - the concert eventually draws over 10 million views.
2010: Midnight Oil's 'Diesel And Dust' and AC/DC's 'Back In Black' are #1 and #2, respectively, in The 100 Best Australian Albums, a book listing the best Aussie LPs of the last 50 years.
2010: Bryan Ferry's 'Olympia' album is released.. In addition to Ferry, it's the first LP to feature guitarist Phil Manzanera, saxophonist Andy Mackey and Brian Eno since Roxy Music's 1973 set 'For Your Pleasure.'
2010: Monster Magnet released their 8th studio album, 'Mastermind.'
2011: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith falls in a shower during a stay in a Paraguay hotel, knocking out two teeth. A local dentist repairs the famous mouth, and Tyler performs the next day.
2011: KISS guitarist Paul Stanley undergoes surgery to correct "recurring vocal cord issues."
2011: Metallica perform for the first time in the United Arab Emirates as part of the Yas Islands Weekends.
2011: Michael Jackson topped Forbes Magazine's list of the top-earning deceased celebrities with $170 million in earnings over the past year. Elvis Presley placed 2nds with $55 million. John Lennon tied for 5th with $12 million and George Harrison tied for 13th with $6 million.
2012: The Rolling Stones play their first show in five years at a Paris club. The warm-up for planned concerts at larger venues later in the year opens with 'Route 66' and closes with 'Brown Sugar.'
2012: Meat Loaf endorses Mitt Romney for President - the singer's first political endorsement. But at a Romney rally in Defiance, OH Meat Loaf butchers 'America The Beautiful' causing Romney to physically put some distance between himself and the 'Bat Out Of Hell' performer. The candidate does give Meat Loaf a hug at the end of the song, if only in relief that it's finally over.
2013: Andy Powell's ownership of the Wishbone Ash name is upheld in court. Powell, a founding member, registered the name in 2000. Co-founder Martin Turner wanted the registration declared invalid, arguing that Wishbone Ash was his "life's work" and he'd "never willingly left" the band. Turner left twice, in 1987 and 1995, to pursue other interests .
2013: The City of Lowell, MA has Sammy Hagar Day in appreciation of a $5,000 gift from the Hagar Family Foundation to the local Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Hagar's donations to local food banks are a regular occurrence on this tour.
2013: Fleetwood Mac called off 14 tour dates in Australia and New Zealand so that bassist John McVie could undergo cancer treatment.
2014: Neil Young's 28th Annual Bridge School Benefit concerts kick off at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. The two-day event features Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Florence + The Machine and a reunited Temple Of The Dog.
2014: Jack Bruce passes away at age 1971 from liver disease. He played bass, sang and was the principal songwriter in Cream, as well as being an integral part of the British blues boom, with stints in Alexis Korner’s Blues Inc, the Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Manfred Mann.
2014: Slipknot perform for the first time with bassist Alessandro "Vman" Venturella and drummer Jay Weinberg on Knotfest's second night. The pair replace the late Paul Gray and Joey Jordison, respectively.
2014: Liam Gallagher announces that his post-Oasis band Beady Eye has disbanded after five years and two albums. In addition to Gallagher, Beady Eye consisted of fellow Oasis vets, Andy Bell (guitar), Gem Archer (guitar) and Chris Sharrock (drums).
2015: Drummer Charlie Benante, recovering from carpal tunnel surgery and undergoing physical therapy, sits out Anthrax's European tour dates with Slayer. He's temporarily replaced by Jon Dette.
2016: Bob Dylan contacted the Swedish Academy in Stockholm and told secretary Sara Danius that he would be happy to accept his recent Nobel Prize for Literature. "The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless," Dylan told Danius. "I appreciate the honor so much."
2017: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Fats Domino died at his home in Louisiana at the age of 89.

October 26
1958: Bill Haley and his Comets play the first rock 'n' roll concert at the Berlin Sportpalast in Germany in front of over 7,000 fans who nearly turned the show into a riot.
1961: Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records, his first recording contract.
1962: Then known as the Rollin' Stones and consisting of Keith Richard, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones pianist Ian Stewart and drummer Tony Chapman recorded their first demo tape at Curly Clayton Studios in Highbury, London. They recorded three songs, Jimmy Reed's 'Close Together', Bo Diddley's 'You Cant Judge A Book By The Cover' and Muddy Waters' 'Soon Forgotten.'
1963: Bob Dylan played a sell out concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1964: On the last day of recording their 4th album, 'Beatles For Sale,' the Beatles are visited by rockabilly legend Carl Perkins, an early idol of theirs. The group decides then and there to cover Perkins' 'Honey Don't.' At one point, Ringo calls the Sun records artist "Mr. Perkins," to which he replies, "Son, I wish you'd just call me Carl. Mr. Perkins is my daddy."
1964: The Beach Boys 'Dance, Dance, Dance' b/w 'The Warmth Of The Sun' 45 single is released. The single peaked at #8 in the US and #24 in the UK.
1965: The Beatles receive Members of the British Empire (MBE) medals from Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony staged at Buckingham Palace. It is the first such honor ever given to a rock band, causing many former recipients, including many distinguished military personnel, to return their medals in disgust, to which John Lennon responded "Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war, for killing people." He continued: "We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more." According to John, the group is so nervous beforehand that it gets high on marijuana in a palace bathroom. during the ceremony, when Her Majesty asks the group how long it's been together, Ringo replies "forty years." When asked how he enjoyed meeting Queen Elizabeth II, John said "She's much nicer than she is in the photos." Later, a press conference is held at the Saville Theatre.
1967: Pink Floyd arrived at Studio 2, EMI Studios, on Abbey Road, St. John’s Wood, London for two days of recording on the album 'A Saucerful of Secrets,' and the single 'Apples And Oranges' / 'Paintbox.'
1968: Pink Floyd played two shows. The early show took place at Union Hall at Imperial College, in the Kensington section of London. The late show was held at the Middle Earth club, in the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London.
1968: Having been fired from WOR-FM, Legendary DJ Murray The K moves across town in New York, becoming one of the WMCA-AM "Good Guys."
1968: The two day San Francisco Pop Festival was held at Alameda County Fairgrounds. The Animals, Procol Harum, Iron Butterfly, Jose Feliciano, Deep Purple, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Canned Heat all appeared.
1969: The classical music reviewer for The New York Times, Clive Barnes, discusses The Who and rock operas in an article. Barnes, who attended one of the Fillmore East shows, says the band played their music too loud but, nevertheless, dubs 'Tommy' “an enormous success,” and predicts that a new kind of opera could arise from it. That night The Who play one last venue before vacation at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh. The James Gang is the supporting act. Tickets range from $4 – 6.
1969: The Allman Brothers Band played at the Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts.
1970: A wake was held at the Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin. The singer who died of an accidental drugs overdose had left $2,500 in her will to throw a wake party in the event of her demise. The party was attended by her sister Laura and Joplin’s close friends. Brownies laced with hashish were unknowingly passed around amongst the guests. Joplin was cremated in the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles; her ashes were scattered from a plane into the Pacific Ocean and along Stinson Beach.
1970: Alta Mae Anderson, mother of Meredith Hunter, The Rolling Stones fan who was killed at the Stones’ Altamont show by Hells Angel Alan Passaro, sues the band for hiring the biker club as security. Hunter, who was holding a gun and according to his girlfriend “enraged, irrational and so high he could barely walk,” tried to breech the stage twice, before he was stabbed six times. Passaro was later acquitted on grounds of self defense.
1970: Santana's 'Black Magic Woman' b/w 'Hope You're Feeling Better' 45 single is released. Written by Peter Green, it first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in various countries in 1968, subsequently appearing on the 1969 Fleetwood Mac compilation albums 'English Rose' (US) and 'The Pious Bird of Good Omen' (UK). In 1970, it became a classic hit by Santana, as sung by Gregg Rolie, reaching #4 in the U.S. and Canadian charts, after appearing on their 'Abraxas' album, becoming more closely associated with Santana than Fleetwood Mac.
1970: Elton John's 'Your Song' b/w 'Take Me To The Pilot' 45 single is released. The song was released in the United States in October 1970 as the B-side to 'Take Me to the Pilot.' Both received airplay, but 'Your Song' was preferred by disc jockeys and replaced 'Take Me to the Pilot' as the A-side, eventually making the top ten on both the UK and US charts. In 1998, 'Your Song' was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004 the song was placed at #137 on Rolling Stone '​s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1970: James Taylor's 'Carolina In My Mind' b/w 'Something's Wrong' 45 single is released. It first appeared on his self titled 1968 debut album. Taylor wrote it while overseas recording for The Beatles' label Apple Records, and the song's themes reflect his homesickness at the time. Released as a single, the song earned critical praise but not commercial success. It was re-recorded for Taylor's 1976 Greatest Hits album in the version that is most familiar to listeners. It has been a staple of Taylor's concert performances over the decades of his career. It was reissued by Apple as a single in October 1970 and rose to #67 on the US charts.
1971: Jethro Tull and Freedom performed at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, Illinois.
1972: The Grateful Dead perform at the Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1972: Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show's 'The Cover Of Rolling Stone' b/w 'Queen Of The Silver Dollar' 45 single is released. It peaked at #6 on the U.S. pop chart and was the band's 3rd single. The band was on the March 29, 1973 cover of Rolling Stone; however, they did so in caricature, rather than in a photograph, and with the caption, "What's-Their-Names Make the Cover."
1973: The Who release their 6th studio album, 'Quadrophenia' in the UK (November 1973 in the US). It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and UK Albums chart. In 2000 Q magazine placed 'Quadrophenia' at #56 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 2003, the album was ranked #266 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1973: Queen played at Imperial College in London.
1973: Paul McCartney & Wings 'Helen Wheels' b/w 'Country Dreamer' 45 single is released in the UK (Released November 4, 1973 in the US). The song was named after Paul and Linda McCartney's Land Rover, which they nicknamed "Hell on Wheels". The song was released as a single prior to 'Band on the Run' and therefore was not included on the original British release of the album. However, it was included on the original American release and also the 25th anniversary version. The song was also included on 'Wingspan.' The song peaked at #10 in the US and at #12 on the UK charts.
1974: Lynyrd Skynyrd peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Sweet Home Alabama,' their first and only top 10 single in the U.S.
1974: Bad Company tops the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with 'Can't Get Enough.' It will prove to be their biggest North American hit, although they will place eight more songs in the US Top 40.
1975: Elton John concludes his West of the Rockies U.S. Tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, dressed in a sequined Dodger outfit. He's the first performer to play the venue since The Beatles in 1966. During his set he performs 'I Saw her Standing There' and 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.'
1975: Eric Clapton appears at the Sumpan Kaikan in Shizuoka, Japan.
1977: Hawkwind plays at the Palais des Sportes in Paris.
1978: Yes appears at the Empire Pool in London.
1978: The Police play their first U.S. show at Boston's Rat Club.
1979: Pat Benatar releases her debut album, 'In the Heat of the Night.' It reached #12 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features two Billboard Hot 100 hits - 'Heartbreaker' (#23) and 'We Live For Love' (#27)
1979: AC/DC kick off the European leg of their 'Highway to Hell Tour' at The Mayfair in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Def Leppard open. The two groups were scheduled to appear the night before, but an afternoon fire caused the postponement of the show.
1979: The Pretenders begin a series of Monday night shows at London's Marquee Club to promote their single 'Brass In Pocket.'
1980: Paul Kantner of Jefferson Starship suffers what is thought to be a stroke while recording the band's latest album but is later revealed to be a brain embolism. He recovers after a two week hospital stay.
1981: Iron Maiden performed their first concert with Bruce Dickinson at the Palasport of Bologna in Italy.
1981: The J. Geils Band release their 12th album, 'Freeze-Frame' album. It's the band's only #1 album and their biggest seller. The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 Top Album's chart in February 1982, and remained at the top for four weeks. The album featured the hit singles 'Centerfold' (#1 US; #3 UK) and 'Freeze Frame' (#4 US), 'Angel in Blue' also reached the US Top 40.
1981: Queen and David Bowie release the 'Under Pressure' single. The song would later peak at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, but went on to be used in commercials, movies, television shows & be sampled by Vanilla Ice on his hit 'Ice Ice Baby' where Queen and Bowie didn’t initially receive credit or royalties.
1984: 19-year-old John D. McCollum killed himself with a .22 caliber handgun after spending the day listening to Ozzy Osbourne records. One year later, McCollum's parents took court action against Ozzy and CBS Records, alleging that the song 'Suicide Solution' from the album Blizzard of Ozz contributed to their son's death. The case was eventually thrown out of court.
1989: Jeff Beck & Stevie Ray Vaughan kicked off their co-headlining tour dubbed 'The Fire and The Fury Tour' at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis.
1989: At the end of a Who show at Wembley Arena in London, Roger Daltrey’s voice gives out toward the end and he is forced to leave the stage. Pete wraps it up singing 'Behind Blue Eyes' and 'Won’t Get Fooled Again.'
1991: Ozzy Osbourne breaks his foot onstage after doing one of his famous “frog leaps” during a concert at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. After three more shows, infection sets in causing him to postpone the 'Theater of Madness' tour.
1991: 49-year-old Jim Reese, guitarist for The Bobby Fuller Four on their hit 'I Fought The Law,' suffered a fatal heart attack after playing a round of golf.
1992: Julie Fogerty, wife of husband John Fogerty of CCR, gives birth to the couple's first son (and Fogerty's fourth total), Tyler Jackson.
1992: Pearl Jam sets a first week sales record by selling 950,000 copies of the 'Vs.' album. It's a record later broken by Garth Brooks and the Backstreet Boys.
1994: MTV broadcasts the Eagles reunion concert. Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmitt, played for an invited audience at Warner Burbank Studios the previous April.
1994: Wilbert Harrison of Canned Heat dies after suffering a stroke at age 65.In 2001, his 1959 chart-topper 'Kansas City' was given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and has also been named as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.
1998: US Federal courts refuse to issue an injunction against makers of mp3 players, one which the RIAA has been pushing for in light of rampant piracy.
1998: Marilyn Manson kicks off his 'Mechanical Animals' tour with a show in Kansas City.
1998: Fats Domino is awarded the National Medal of Arts from US President Bill Clinton.
1999: Dream Theater released their 5th studio album, 'Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory.'
1999: Hoyt Axton died peacefully at his ranch at the age of 61. He is most often remembered for writing Three Dog Night's 'Joy To The World' and 'Never Been To Spain' as well as Ringo Starr's 'The No No Song' and The Kingston Trio's 'Greenback Dollar.' His mother, Mae Buran Axton, wrote Elvis Presley's 'Heartbreak Hotel.'
2000: The tree from U2's song 'One Tree Hill' is taken down. Located in Auckland, New Zealand, the tree had been attacked by activists and had to be removed.
2001: Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA.
2003: Mia Tyler marries Papa Roach drummer David Buckner onstage in Las Vegas during an Aerosmith concert.
2004: A benefit album for Burmese humanitarian, Aung San Suu Kyi, with tracks from Pearl Jam, U2, R.E.M.and Tom Morello's Nightwatchman, is out. 'For The Lady: Dedicated To Freeing Aung San Suu Kyi and the Courageous People of Burma' honors the pro-democracy leader and '91 Nobel Peace Prize winner who has long been imprisoned by her homeland's repressive government.
2004: Influential BBC DJ John Peel dies at age 65. His program, The John Peel Sessions, helped launch several bands.
2004: Apple launched the U2 Special Edition iPod as part of a partnership between Apple, U2 and Universal Music Group. The new U2 iPod held up to 5,000 songs and featured a red Click Wheel and custom engraving of U2 band member signatures. The iPod was being introduced as the band released their new album 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.'
2004: U.D.O. released their 9th studio album, 'Thunderball.'
2004: Elvis Presley came top of a list of the highest-earning dead celebrities. Forbes.com listed the Top 5 dead music earners; 1. Elvis Presley $40 million, 2. John Lennon $21m, 3. George Harrison $7m, 4. Bob Marley $7m and at 5. George and Ira Gershwin $6m.
2006: The Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada named the '2112' album by Rush a MasterWork in Canadian sound recording at a ceremony at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. This honor ensured that 2112 would be preserved for future generations.
2006: Chris Cornell narrowly avoids disaster when the motorcycle he is riding is rear-ended by a truck in Los Angeles. According to a witness, Cornell was thrown 20 feet but suffered only cuts and bruises. The bike was destroyed.
2006: The "definitive" AC/DC biography, 'AC/DC Maximum Rock & Roll' by Murray Engleheart and Arnaud Durieux, is in Australian bookstores. With more than 100 rare photos, the book is the result of 75 exclusive interviews with band members and associates, as well as extensive research.
2006: Pearl Jam singer and California native, Eddie Vedder, appears with surfing legend Laird Hamilton on the season premiere of 'Iconoclasts' on the Sundance Channel. The six part program which is co-executive-produced by Robert Redford, "features two leading innovators from different fields" discussing their creative interests.
2006: A private bidder shells out $15 million for the rights to some of Jimi Hendrix's best-known songs. The auction is organized by the estate of late Hendrix manager Michael Jeffrey. The Hendrix family contests the validity of the auction. In a prepared statement they say, "the assertion that the catalog is the property of (Jeffery's estate) has never been upheld by any court."
2006: 'The Times They Are A-Changin', a Broadway musical based on Bob Dylan's songs, opens. Prior to Broadway, the show ran for two months in San Diego.
2006: Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor quits the band for the second and final time. The band releases a statement saying, “The four of us have dissolved our partnership and will be continuing as Duran Duran without Andy, as we have reached a point in our relationship with him where there is an unworkable gulf between us and we can no longer effectively function together.”
2007: The three-day Voodoo Music Experience begins in New Orleans. Rage Against The Machine and the Smashing Pumpkins are the headliners. Fall Out Boy, Coheed & Cambria, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Kings Of Leon also perform.
2007: Acting on the advice of director David Lynch, folk-pop icon and former student of the Maharishi, Donovan, begins drawing up plans for The Invincible Donovan University, a college for studying transcendental meditation.
2007: 1,730 guitarists played the immortal Bob Dylan classic, 'Knocking On Heaven's Door' in a bid to break a record in the state of Meghalaya, North East India. The guitarists hoped their achievement would earn them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The current Guinness World Record was held by a guitar-ensemble from Kansas City in the US when 1,683 guitarists, played Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water'.
2007: Exodus released their 8th studio album, 'The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A.'
2008: The Smashing Pumpkins team up with singer Josh Groban to perform the band's 1993 ballad 'Disarm' during the Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, CA.
2008: Songs by Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Sublime, System Of A Down, Metallica, Jane's Addiction, Tool, Smashing Pumpkins and Van Halen are on 'Guitar Hero: World Tour' for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 2 and 3 systems.
2008: B.B. King is honored at the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz in L.A. King receives the organization's Founders Award.
2008: AC/DC went to #1 on the UK album chart with 'Black Ice,' the Australian bands 15th studio album which went on to become a #1 hit in 29 different countries and the second-best selling album of 2008.
2009: Wolfmother release 'Cosmic Egg,' the group's second album but first with the revised line-up of Aidan Nemeth (guitar) Ian Peres (bass/keyboards) and Dave Atkis (drums) - in addition to frontman Andrew Stockdale. "I did a yoga class and one of the poses we were doing was called 'cosmic egg', and I thought yeah, that's it," said Stockwell. "It's like the fetal pose."
2010: Results of Ozzy Osbourne's genome sequencing are revealed. The study shows that Ozzy has a very high predisposition for alcohol and cocaine addiction, and that he was partly descended from Neanderthals.
2010: Keith Richards releases his autobiography, which is called 'Life.'
2010: 'Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles on Broadway' opens. The show turns a profit in a mere seven weeks.
2010: Michael Jackson, or rather his estate, earned $275 million in the past year to head Forbes magazine's annual list of top-earning dead celebrities. Elvis Presley is #2 with $60 million. John Lennon lands at #5 with $17 million.
2010: The addition of songs from 'Are You Experienced?,' the Jimi Hendrix Experience album, pushes Rock Band 3's music catalogue to over 2,000 songs. "The success of our song downloads has afforded us the opportunity to approach Rock Band as an interactive music platform and reshape the way gamers think of expansion content," says MTV Games chief Paul DeGooyer.
2011: Ozzy Osbourne announces he's gone vegan meaning no foods derived from animals. "I'm not saying I'm gonna do it forever. I might go back, when my wife learns to cook. So that'll be never!"
2011: The Black Keys release 'Lonely Boy,' the first single from their 7th album, 'El Camino.'
2011: Alice Cooper urges governments to legalize hard drugs but believes that booze and tobacco should be outlawed. "You know, looking at statistics, I think drugs should be legal and alcohol and cigarettes should be illegal," Cooper tells OK Magazine. "They kill more than drugs do." Cooper, who battled alcohol-addiction during the '70s, quit in '83.
2011: Aerosmith were forced to delay a concert in South America after Steven Tyler fell in his hotel bathroom. The singer suffered cuts to his face and lost two of his teeth ahead of a concert in Asuncion, Paraguay. He was said to have received stitches and had emergency dental work, forcing the gig to be postponed by 24 hours.
2012: Billy Idol plays a birthday party for longtime fan Michael Henrichsen. The 26-year-old spent over two years getting Idol to perform at his birthday/fundraiser in Seattle. Henrichsen even gets a birthday present from Idol. It's this little pendant that says 'Rebel Yell' on it." The event raises $13,000 for the American Red Cross and Northwest Harvest food bank.
2012: Two Rolling Stones concerts in Newark sell out in one minute. The 12/13 and 12/15 shows are part of the group's 50th anniversary celebrations. One fan who fails to get tickets tweets, "Trying to figure out who are the bigger crooks - Ticketmaster or the band." Scalpers sell tickets to sold-out shows at a huge mark-up. A spokesperson for Ticketmaster insists that the brisk sellout was driven by simple demand.
2012: Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies' side project, Bento, release their debut effort 'Diamond Days.'
2013: The 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit show, features Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It's CSNY's first major show since their Freedom Of Speech tour in 2006. The two-day acoustic series, which benefits the Bridge School, is held in Mountain View, CA.
2014: Staind frontman Aaron Lewis sings the National Anthem prior to the fifth game of the World Series in San Francisco. He badly botches the lyrics and later apologizes.
2014: Superjoint Ritual perform as Superjoint, for legal reasons, at a "100% one-off" reunion show during the Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. The group disbanded in '04, after releasing two albums, due to a disagreements between frontman Phil Anselmo and drummer Joe Fazzio.
2014: R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe observes the twentieth anniversary of his coming out with an article in the Guardian. The singer writes in the U.K. newspaper that he was happy to have found the strength to tell the world he was gay.
2014: Sting's musical 'The Last Ship' premieres on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (previews began a month earlier - 9/29). Celebrities including Billy Joel, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen, Debbie Harry and Liam Neeson are in attendance. The show closes in just three months, but garners Sting two Tony nominations for Best Score and Best Orchestrations.
2015: U2 are joined in London by Noel Gallagher (Oasis) during their encore. "We'd like to bring out one of my heroes, one of the band's heroes," says Bono introducing Gallagher. They perform U2's 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' and The Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love.'
2016: The draft of a letter that John Lennon sent to Queen Elizabeth to return his MBE (Member of the British Empire) that he received as a member of the Beatles, was revealed at a Fab Four exhibition in Liverpool. It has been speculated that because the handwriting on the letter became smudged, Lennon eventually sent a more pristine copy to Her Majesty. The anonymous owner of the letter discovered it within the sleeve of a used record they bought for 10 Pounds. A memorabilia expert put the value of the letter at roughly $72,000.

October 27
1956: A front page article in Billboard magazine says that the US Army will give Elvis Presley a GI haircut, much to the dismay of his fans.
1956: Elvis Presley attains his third straight #1 hit on The Cashbox Best Sellers Chart when 'Love Me Tender' reaches the top. The King had led the list since the middle of August with 'Hound Dog,' which was replaced by 'Don't Be Cruel' a month later.
1957: Police in Oakland, CA tell Elvis Presley that he is not allowed to swivel his hips onstage at the Oakland Auditorium. Elvis responds by sarcastically wiggling only his little finger while singing.
1957: The Crickets started a three-week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'That'll Be The Day.' It was also a #3 hit in the US where it went on to sell over a million. The song was inspired by a trip to the movies by Holly, Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis in June 1956. The John Wayne film 'The Searchers' was playing and Wayne's frequently-used, world-weary catchphrase, "that'll be the day" inspired the young musicians.
1960: Tina Turner gives birth to Ronald Renelle Turner, her second child, while touring in Los Angeles. Husband Ike is not present at the birth.
1962: The Rolling Stones,with the original lineup of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, and Tony Chapman cut their first demos at Curly Clayton Studios in Highbury, London, recording covers of Muddy Waters' 'Soon Forgotten,' Jimmy Reed's 'Close Together,' and Bo Diddley's 'You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover.' Future drummer Charlie Watts has for now decided to stick with his job in advertising.
1964: Sonny (31-year-old Salvatore Bono) and Cher (18-year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian), exchange vows and wedding rings in their first home. Their publicity materials cite this as the day of their wedding, but the duo would not officially marry until 1969.
1967: Keith Altham reports in New Musical Express on a chaotic meeting at a recording studio attended by The Who and manager Kit Lambert. Pete Townshend describes The Who’s singles prior to 'I Can See For Miles' as “too flimsy, too poignant, too prissy.”
1967: The James Gang played at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1967: Ten Years After's self-titled debut album is released in the UK. Decca Records only pressed one thousand copies of the LP and they sent them all to the label’s Manchester branch, making it unavailable in the rest of England for weeks.
1969: Muddy Waters is severely injured in a car crash in Champaign, IL that leaves three other passengers dead. Waters will remain absent from music for about a year, and will rarely stand up on stage again.
1969: The Beatles album 'Abbey Road' is certified gold.
1969: Ringo Starr begins recording his album 'Sentimental Journey.' Following the completion of 'Abbey Road,' he becomes the first Beatle to formally embark on a solo album.
1969: Muddy Waters was seriously injured in a car crash in Champagne, Illinois. Three people were killed in the accident.
1969: Johnny Winter released his 3rd studio album, 'Second Winter.' It reached #55 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and was the last of Winter's albums to feature his original backing band: drummer Uncle John Turner, bassist Tommy Shannon, and brother Edgar on keyboards and saxes.
1970: Black Sabbath kicked off their first tour of North America at Glassboro State College in Glassboro, New Jersey. Throughout this tour they would share bills with the likes of Alice Cooper, The James Gang, Three Dog Night, Jethro Tull, The Small Faces, Badfinger, and Mungo Jerry.
1971: Pink Floyd played at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago as part of their North American tour.
1972: The Moody Blues appeared at the St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, Missouri.
1972: David Bowie performed at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco
1973: Aerosmith opens for headliners Mott The Hoople at Boston's Orpheum Theater.
1974: KISS performed at the Agora Ballroom in Youngstown, Ohio.
1975: Bruce Springsteen finds himself the first rocker to make the covers of both Time and Newsweek in the same week.
1975: Paul McCartney & Wings' 'Venus And Mars'/'Rockshow' b/w 'Magneto And Titanium Man' 45 single is released. It peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, but failed to chart on the UK singles chart.
1975: Angel released their self-titled debut album.
1976: Frank Zappa played at Music Hall in Boston.
1977: Roy Estrada, an original member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention and a founding member of Little Feat, is convicted of sexual assault on a child. He is convicted again in 1994 for another act of sexual assault and serves six years in prison. In January 2012, he pleads guilty to a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child and is sentenced to 25 years in prison with no chance for parole. He is not eligible to be released until he is 93.
1977: AC/DC appeared at Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England.
1977: Sex Pistols only studio album, 'Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols' is released in the UK (November 10, 1977 in the US). It reached #1 on the UK Albums Chart, and reached #106 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart. In 2003, Rolling Stone rated it #41 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
1978: Bob Dylan appeared at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
1978: Slade released their 2nd live album, 'Slade Alive, Vol. 2.'
1979: Elton John collapses during his show atollywood's Universal Amphitheatre and is hospitalized for "exhaustion."
1979: Iron Maiden lands on the front cover of the U.K.’s Sounds magazine. The article claims the band and others are the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
1979: Motorhead released their 3rd studio album, 'Bomber.'
1980: Motorhead released their 7th single, 'Ace of Spades.'
1980: Iron Maiden released their 3rd single, 'Women in Uniform.'
1980: Hawkwind released their 10th studio album, 'Levitation.'
1980: John Lennon's killer purchases the .38 revolver (a five-shot Charter Arms "Off Duty" special) with which he will eventually kill his idol.
1980: Steve Took (born Stephen Ross Porter) dies from asphyxiation after inhaling a cocktail cherry. He was 31. Took had been a founding member of Tyrannosaurus Rex (later T. Rex) with Marc Bolan. Took was nicknamed “The Phantom Spiker” for allegedly adding LSD to drinks at parties. This in part led to his split with Bolan. Prior to his death, Took had injected morphine and eaten hallucinogenic mushrooms which contributed to his death.
1981: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans.
1982: Van Halen performed at The Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts.
1982: Prince releases his 5th studio album, '1999.' It reached #9 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features four singles that reached the Billboard charts - '1999' (#12 Hot 100, #4 R&B), 'Little Red Corvette' (#6 Hot 100, #15 R&B), 'Delirious' (#8 Hot 100, #18 R&B), and 'Let's Pretend We're Married' (#52 Hot 100, #55 R&B). In 2003, the album was ranked #163 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1984: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne become the proud parents of a daughter, Kelly. Kelly will later launch her own singing and hosting career off the success of the reality TV show 'The Osbournes'.
1984: During a US tour, The Grateful Dead allocated a specific recording area for fans to bootleg the show; tonight's gig was in Berkeley, California.
1984: Van Halen released their 20th single, 'Hot For Teacher.'
1985: Celtic Frost released their 2nd studio album , 'To Mega Therion.'
1986: XTC released their 8th studio album, 'Skylarking.' Produced by Todd Rundgren, it reached #70 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #90 on the UK Albums chart.
1988: U2's documentary 'Rattle And Hum' has its world premiere in Dublin. The film captures the band on the road across America during their 1987 tour supporting 'The Joshua Tree.'
1988: Def Leppard performed their final concert in support of 'Hysteria' at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA. This concert was also their final concert with original guitarist Steve Clark who died in 1991. L.A. Guns open the show.
1989: U2 bass player Adam Clayton was convicted of a drink driving offence by a Dublin court after being found driving twice over the legal limit. He was fined £500 and banned from driving for 1 year.
1990: Paul Simon started a two-week run at #1 on the UK album chart with 'The Rhythm Of The Saints,' his 3rd UK chart topping solo album.
1990: Slaughter peaks at #19 on the singles chart with 'Fly to the Angels'.
1990: AC/DC peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with 'The Razors Edge,' which contained 'Thunderstruck' & 'Moneytalks' and went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.
1992: Bo Diddley files a lawsuit against his deceased manager Martin Otelsberg for allegedly using $75,000 of his earnings for unauthorized personal expenses. Diddley wins the lawsuit in June of 1994.
1992: Neil Young releases his 12th studio album, 'Harvest Moon.' It is considered by many to be the sequel to his album, 'Harvest,' released twenty years earlier. It sells over 2 million copies in the U.S.
1992: AC/DC released their 2nd live album, 'AC/DC Live.'
1993: The TV show 'South of Sunset,' starring Glenn Frey of the Eagles, premieres on CBS. The pilot episode receives such low ratings that it is the only episode that is ever aired.
1996: Bruce Springsteen performs at an L.A. rally to defeat efforts to repeal California's Affirmative Action.
1998: Dream Theater released their 2nd live album, 'Once in a LIVEtime.'
1999: KoRn debuts their new single on the season premiere of South Park. Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria lend their likenesses and voices - as well as the song 'Falling Away From Me' - to the episode.
2002: Tom Dowd, who as an engineer and producer worked on classic albums for Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band, Aretha Franklin, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Ray Charles, dies of emphysema at age 77.
2003: Sting published the first volume of his autobiography titled 'Broken Music: A Memoir' which chronicled his childhood in Newcastle up to his early days in The Police.
2003: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers receive the Legend award at the 2003 Radio Music Awards, despite Petty’s album 'The Last DJ' slamming the current state of the radio. Stevie Nicks is the presenter.
2003: Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland is arrested on his birthday in Hollywood, California, after he hits a parked van with his BMW and tries to flee from the scene but is caught fifteen blocks away. He is charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and released on $15,000 bail. Ironically, just a week prior, a judge had given Weiland a positive progress report on staying clean after his no-contest plea on two felony counts stemming from a May arrest on suspicion of drug possession.
2004: Rod Stewart tops the U.S. album charts for the first time in 25 years with 'Stardust: The Great American Songbook Volume III.'
2004: Marilyn Manson kicks off his 'Against All Gods' tour in Las Vegas.
2004: Forbes Magazine reports that Elvis Presley's estate has annual earnings of $40 million to claim the #1 spot on their Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list. John Lennon comes in 4th (after Peanuts creator Charles Shultz and Lord Of The Rings author JRR Tolkein) at $21 million. The more recently deceased ex-Beatle, George Harrison, tops out a $7 million annually.
2004: Damageplan launch their Devastation Across the Nation North American tour in Atlanta. Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell says, "We are going to blow the roof off." However, it is on this tour that Dimebag is shot and killed (12/8/04) in Columbus, OH.
2006: The A&E concert special 'Paul McCartney: The Space Within US' premieres. Performance and backstage footage documents his 2005 US Tour.
2006: Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s 'Front Row' program.
2006: Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth premieres her film Perfect Partner at Montclair State University in New Jersey.
2006: The Rolling Stones extended 'A Bigger Bang' tour hits a snag when the Atlantic, NJ, stop is cancelled because Mick Jagger is suffering from a sore throat. His aliment causes a few more show cancellations but concerns about Jagger's health doesn't stop two New Yorkers, Rosalee and Martin Druyan, from filing a $51 million class-action lawsuit demanding compensation for all the fans who were inconvenienced by the last-minute postponement.
2007: Keith Richards marched with campaigners protesting against possible Sussex hospital cuts. The Stones guitarist joined 15,000 people for the walk through Chichester to oppose plans which could see St Richard’s Hospital downgraded. A spokeswoman for the guitarist said: “Keith is a long-standing member of the West Wittering community and is pleased to lend his support to local efforts to save St Richard’s Hospital.”
2007: Metallica perform the first of two acoustic sets at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, CA. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea and Jack Irons (formerly of Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers) appear. The second show is the following day. The Bridge School is a nonprofit learning facility for physically or verbally impaired children.
2007: 'Guitar Hero III' launch events in L.A. and N.Y.C feature appearances by Slash (L.A.) and Joe Perry (N.Y.C).
2008: The Beastie Boys support Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama with a 'Get Out and Vote Tour.' The tour starts in Charlotte, SC.
2008: 'Cobain Unseen' is in bookstores. Written by Charles C. Cross, the author of the '01 Kurt Cobain bio 'Heavier Than Heaven,' 'Cobain Unseen' has photos of the late Nirvana frontman and unpublished journal pages. A CD accompanying the volume features rare spoken-word recordings.
2008: Beatles merchandise is sold at specially designed mini-stores in U.S.-based Virgin Megastores. The Beatles Boutiques have CDs, DVDs, accessories, books and apparel.
2008: Elvis Presley is #1 on the Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List for the second year in a row with a take of $52 million, mostly generated from the 30th anniversary of his death and various licensing deals. John Lennon is ranked 7th.
2009: U2’s ‘84 release "The Unforgettable Fire’ gets a 25th anniversary reissue with b-sides, alternate takes and a new song - 'Disappearing Act.' The song was originally recorded during the ’83 sessions but set aside. The band did additional work on the tune for inclusion on the album.
2009: 'Abbey Road' is released for download to 'The Beatles: Rock Band' video game. It’s the first Beatles album available for downloadable purchase in the game's music store. The album is also available for Xbox360 and PlayStation 3.
2009: Eric Clapton pulled out of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in New York City after he underwent an operation to remove gallstones. His place at the Madison Square Garden gig was taken by Jeff Beck.
2009: Weezer release their 7th album, 'Raditude.'
2009: Metallica releases 'Tap Tap Revenge,' an iPhone application, where users play along with selected Metallica songs by tapping their iPhone in time to the beats. 'Enter Sandman' and 'Master Of Puppets' are among the 10 tracks featured.
2009: Sting releases 'If On A Winter's Night... ,' a collection of traditional British songs and new renditions of the Police frontman's own tunes. "The theme of winter is rich in inspiration and material," he says.
2010: Kings Of Leon's 'Come Around Sundown' is #1 on Billboard's Rock and Alternative Albums charts (#2 on the Billboard 200). The band's 5th full-length album also debuts at #1 in Australia, Canada, Belgium, and the U.K.
2010: Kid Rock lashes out at Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler for his decision to join the judges panel on American Idol. "It's the stupidest thing he's ever done in his life," says Rock. "[Steven] is a sacred American institution of Rock 'n' Roll, and he just threw it all out the window. And if [Steven made the decision] himself, he needs some serious counseling. I love him to death, but I gotta speak the truth.” Tyler responds, "he's just jealous, he's just jealous.” A few days later, Godsmack frontman Sully Erna calls Tyler’s move brilliant. “ I think he's gonna be the male Paula Abdul, 'cause he's a little bit dingy, you know what I mean?! He's probably all pilled up." Tyler joins Randy Jackson and fellow newbie Jennifer Lopez on the Idol panel.
2011: Beavis and Butt-Head returns to MTV.
2011: Liam Gallagher’s Carnaby Street clothing store Pretty Green hosts an exhibition inspired by the Who album 'Quadrophenia.' It features a specially made parka for the event along with Pete Townshend’s notes, desk diaries, photos and original lyric sheets related to the album.
2012: Joe Bonamassa and Lemmy Kilmister are among those who perform during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute to Chuck Berry titled 'Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry.'
2012: Rolling Stones memorabilia once owned by the band’s rhythm guitarist, Ronnie Wood, is up for auction at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. The items were awarded to Jo Wood as part of the couple’s divorce settlement. “Some items, Ronnie’s a little upset about selling,” says Darren Julien, president and CEO of Julien’s Auctions. A ’55 Fender Stratocaster guitar that Wood played onstage sells for $60,800 and a lithograph that Wood drew of guitarist Eric Clapton, signed by both, goes for $5,120. A portion of the proceeds benefit the musicians' charity MusiCares.
2012: Chuck Berry told a gathering at Cleveland's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame that he wanted to make a comeback by releasing six new songs that he wrote sixteen years ago. "They might be old, but they are the same type of music that I have been playing," said Berry. "And as soon as I can get someone to guide me - and I do know a little about the business - I want to push them out."
2013: Lou Reed dies at the age of 71. Reed was the frontman for Velvet Underground and a successful and influential solo artist for decades. During his first year in college, Reed had a mental breakdown, after which his parents consented to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for his depression. Andy Warhol was Reed’s mentor and a lifelong friend. The Velvet Underground & Nico became one of the most influential rock albums of all time. In 2008, Reed married multi-media and performance artist Laurie Anderson. In 1996, the Velvet Underground were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with Reed inducted as a solo artist in 2015.
2013: Fleetwood Mac cancels the remaining dates of their world tour after co-founder John McVie is diagnosed with cancer.
2014: The Who's 50th anniversary compilation, 'The Who Hits 50!' is released with the group's first new song in eight years. 'Be Lucky,' has The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as well as touring members Zak Starkey and Pino Palladino.
2014: Sting‘s musical, 'The Last Ship,' opens on Broadway. Celebrities including Billy Joel, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen, Debbie Harry and Liam Neeson are in attendance. The show closes in just three months, but garners Sting two Tony nominations for Best Score and Best Orchestrations.
2014: Live release 'The Turn,' their first album in eight years and first with singer Chris Shinn, who replaced Ed Kowalczyk in 2012.
2014: 'With A Little Help From My Friends,' the Flaming Lips' tribute album of The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' is out. The Lips get help from Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, MGMT, Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis and Grace Potter.
2014: The Who's 50th anniversary compilation, 'The Who Hits 50!' is released with the group's first new song in eight years. 'Be Lucky,' has The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as well as touring members Zak Starkey and Pino Palladino.
2015: KoRn officially unfurl a career-spanning limited edition photo album 'Korn: Est. 1994.' The 300-page hard cover book "includes images from two decades paired with notes, stories and commentary from band members."
2015: 'Learning To Fly,' a Foo Fighters biography written by Mick Wall, is released.
2016: American news media began reporting that the heirs of Mississippi Blues musician, Bo Carter, had launched a five million dollar lawsuit against Warner Music Group Corp and Eric Clapton for wrongfully crediting Huddie Ledbetter for writing a song called 'Alberta.' The suit alleges that Clapton's recording was actually a cover of Carter's 'Corrine, Corrina,' which was first licensed in 1929.

October 28
1948: In St. Louis, Missouri, Chuck Berry marries his first and only wife, Themetta "Toddy" Suggs.
1956: Elvis Presley makes a second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. He performs 'Don't Be Cruel,' 'Hound Dog' and 'Love Me Tender.' Sullivan also host presents Elvis with a gold record for ‘Love Me Tender.'
1957: After a show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, local police tell Elvis Presley that he was not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage. The next night, the Los Angeles Vice Squad filmed his entire concert to study his performance.
1958: Buddy Holly & The Crickets make their last national TV appearance, lip-synching 'It's So Easy' and and 'Heartbeat' on American Bandstand.
1961: According to the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, this is the day on which a customer named Raymond Jones entered Epstein's Liverpool record store, NEMS, and requested a copy of the Beatles singing 'My Bonnie' (a 45 the group had cut in Hamburg, Germany with singer Tony Sheridan). Epstein, impressed that someone would ask for a record cut by a local group but only available as an import, tracks the band down at the Cavern Club and offers to manage them. Several Liverpool scenesters have since cast doubt on this story, claiming the group was already well-known in town.
1961: Ground is broken for the construction of New York City's Shea Stadium.
1962: The Beatles played at the Empire in Liverpool, their first gig at Liverpool's top theatre. Eight acts were on the bill including Little Richard, Craig Douglas, Jet Harris and Kenny Lynch & Sounds Incorporated.
1962: At the Pandora's Box coffee shop in Los Angeles, Brian Wilson meets his first wife, Marilyn Rovell, making an impression when he spills her hot chocolate. They are married from 1964 to 1979.
1964: The Who, still using their former name, The High Numbers performed at Town Hall in Greenwich, England.
1964: The two-day TAMI (Teen Age Music International) Show begins at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA. On the bill are the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean and Marvin Gaye. The best footage from each of the two concert dates was edited into a 123-minute film, which was released on December 29, 1964. Jan and Dean also emceed the event and performed its theme song, 'Here They Come (From All Over the World).'
1965: The first mono mix of The Beatles’'“We Can Work It Out' was made for a television show, 'The Music of Lennon and McCartney.' However, when the band heard the mix the next day, they decided to overdub more vocals.
1966: The Kinks 4th album, 'Face to Face' is released in the UK (December 7, 1966 in the US). It reached #8 on the UK Melody Maker chart, and reached #135 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1967: Pink Floyd played at Dunelm House at Durham University in Durham, England.
1967: The Who make their last appearance on BBC radio’s Saturday Club. They follow it by beginning a package tour of the U.K. with supporting acts Traffic, The Herd, The Marmalade and The Tremeloes. The Who play twelve songs during their first set at City Hall in Sheffield but, after the first show runs long, The Who’s second set is cut short when the stage manager orders them offstage after three songs. Pete Townshend goes ballistic, smashing two speakers and The Herd’s lighting gear. Roger Daltrey tries to stop him and they begin to scuffle. When the stage manager tries to break it up, Pete grabs him by the throat and drags him offstage where he continues smashing things backstage.
1967: Simon and Garfunkel performed at Assembly Hall at The University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois.
1968: Neil Young appeared solo at the Bitter End in New York City.
1968: Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from her husband John.
1969: Chicago's 'Beginnings' b/w 'Poem 58' 45 single is released. The song was the band's 2nd single but failed to chart on its initial release. After the band's success with subsequent singles, 'Beginnings' was re-released in June 1971, backed with 'Colour My World.' Both sides became U.S. radio hits, and the combined single climbed to #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. 'Beginnings' reached #1 on the U.S. Easy Listening chart.
1969: Yes played at Theatre 140 in Brussles, Belgium.
1970: Hawkwind performred at Barnet College in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe.)
1970: The Who performed at Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria.
1971: Black Sabbath headlined at Community War Memorial Auditorium in Rochester, New York.
1971: In New York, John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded the Vietnam War protest song 'Happy Xmas (War is Over).' The children singing in the background were from the Harlem Community Choir. Lennon and Ono wrote the lyrics
1971: J. Geils Band's 'Looking For A Love' b/w 'Whammer Jammer' 45 single is released. Written by J. W. Alexander and Zelda Samuels and was the debut hit of the family group The Valentinos, which featured Bobby Womack. The song was a hit for the Valentinos, climbing to #8 on the R&B chart and crossing over to #72 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962, released on Sam Cooke's SAR label. The J. Geils Band cover/single reached #39 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was released on the album, 'The Morning After.'
1972: The Who's recent anthem 'Join Together' is adopted as the official song of the United States Council For World Affairs.
1972: Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at the Pavillion in Montreux, Switzerland. Melody Maker writes about the gigs, “They will reshape your values about what is genuine and what isn’t. They just have to be the best heavy band this country has produced.”
1973: King Crimson played at Town Hall in Birmingham, England.
1974: Three Dog Night performed at the Boston Garden.
1974: David Bowie played the first of seven sold-out nights on his Diamond Dogs Tour at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
1975: Rush performed at Randy’s Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas.
1976: Aerosmith appeared at Eberthalle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
1976: Linda Ronstadt's 'Hasten Down The Wind' album is a certified platinum.
1977: Kansas played at the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida.
1977: Neil Young's triple album compilation, 'Decade' is released. It contains 35 of Young's songs recorded between 1966 and 1976, among them five tracks that had been unreleased up to that point. It reached #43 on the Billboard Top 200 LP's chart.
1977: Queen release their 6th studio album, 'News of the World.' It reached #3 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1978: Queen played the first night on their 79-date ‘Jazz’ tour at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
1978: 'KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park,' was shown on NBC-TV in the U.S. The four rock stars had to deal with a mad scientist who went crazy in an amusement park. All four members of Kiss had just released their individual solo albums. The acting was so bad that allegedly, for years after it aired, no one who worked for the group was permitted to mention the film in their presence. It since has become a cult favorite.
1978: 'Hot Child In The City' by Nick Gilder goes to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100..
1978: Billy Joel's 'My Life' b/w '52nd Street' 45 single is released. It reached #2 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart. Early the next year it peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1978: Alice Cooper made a guest appearance on 'The Muppet Show' where he performed 'Welcome to my Nightmare,' 'You and Me' & 'School’s Out.'
1978: Bob Dylan played at Southern Illinois University Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.
1980: Dire Straits appeared at the Roxy in Los Angeles.
1981: ZZ Top played at The Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
1982: The Jam calls it a day. Bandleader Paul Weller forms the Style Council with Mick Talbot shortly thereafter.
1983: Vandenberg release their 2nd studio album, 'Heading for a Storm.'
1983: Blue Oyster Cult performed at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1985: ZZ Top release their 9th studio album, 'Afterburner.'
1985: Bob Dylan's five-LP 'Biograph,' the first major commercially successful box set, is released by Columbia.
1985: The Grateful Dead played at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.
1989: Aerosmith's 'Love In An Elevator' peaks at #5 on the Billboard singles chart. It was the band's 4th top 10 single in the U.S.
1989: Motley Crue peaked at # 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Dr. Feelgood,' which was their first top 10 single in the U.S.
1989: Don Henley made his first appearance on Saturday Night Live performing 'The Last Worthless Evening' and 'The Boys of Summer.'
1991: Metallica released their 9th single, 'The Unforgiven.'
1996: 'The Beatles Anthology 3' is released and debuts at #1 on the U.S. album chart. It was the group's third double album in a row to reach #1 on the US charts.
1997: R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announces he is leaving the group after 17 years. Berry now works on his hay farm near Athens, GA.
1997: Judas Priest release their 13th studio album 'Jugulator.' It features vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens.
1997: KISS released their 17th studio album, 'Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions.'
2001: The Beastie Boys play their first show in more than two-and-a-half years at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, at the first of two New Yorkers Against Violence benefits, which the rap trio organized.
2001: The various artists album 'God Bless America' went to #1 on the US chart, featuring tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Bill Withers, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.
2003: 'Tonight's The Night,' a musical play written around the hits of Rod Stewart, opens in London's West End.
2003: David Bowie and his wife, the supermodel Iman are the new spokesmodels for Tommy Hilfiger. Bowie says: "I very much admire Tommy's ability to weave so many influences into his work. Iman and I are thrilled to be working with him."
2003: 'In Time: The Best of R.E.M.' is released. The set contains their hits plus two new songs, 'Bad Day' and 'Animal,' and an acoustic version of 'Pop Song '89.'
2003: At a Pearl Jam concert in Santa Barbara, CA, Chris Cornell joined them onstage for an impromptu reunion of the supergroup Temple of the Dog for renditions of 'Hunger Strike' and'“Reach Down.'
2004: Courtney Love was ordered to stand trial on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after Kristin King told a Los Angeles court Ms Love threw a bottle and a lit candle at her after turning up at the home of a former boyfriend in the early hours. Ms. King told the court Ms. Love was "vicious" and "erratic" when she allegedly attacked her while she slept on a sofa on April 25. She said Ms. Love then sat on her, pulled her hair and pinched her left breast in the "worst pinch I ever had", before managing to flee.
2004: Everclear hit the road to support their 'Ten Years Gone: The Best of Everclear 1994-2004' CD. The run begins in Johnson City, TN. Ticket holders receive a free CD titled 'Closure' that features previously unreleased tracks.
2004: KoRn frontman Jonathan Davis introduces South Park's Halloween episode titled 'Korn`s Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery.' In the episode KoRn help the South Park kids scare off fifth-grade bullies.
2004: Bruce Springsteen performs at John Kerry campaign rallies in Madison, WI, and Columbus, OH.
2004: Rod Stewart's 'Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3' hits #1 on the Billboard 200, marking the first time the singer reached the top of the albums chart since 1979's 'Blondes Have More Fun.'
2004: Everclear hit the road to support their 'Ten Years Gone: The Best of Everclear 1994-2004' collection. The trek begins in Johnson City, TN. Ticket holders receive a free CD titled 'Closure,' featuring previously unreleased tracks.
2007: The Black Crowes play at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. An injured Rich Robinson plays guitar while seated after hobbling onstage on crutches.
2007: The first-ever exhibition of Bob Dylan's artwork opens at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz museum in Chemnitz, Germany. On display are more than 200 Dylan watercolor and gouache adaptations of photolithographs from his 1994 book, 'Drawn Blank.'
2008: The Queen + Paul Rodgers collaborative album, 'The Cosmos Rocks,' with the lead single, 'C-Lebrity,' is released. Rodgers, Brian May and Roger Taylor co-wrote and co-produced the collection, while playing all the instruments on the 14-track disc. The album is dedicated to late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
2008: The soundtrack to the James Bond film 'Quantum of Solace' is released. Raconteurs/White Stripes' Jack White and R&B singer Alicia Keys perform the theme song 'Another Way To Die.' White also wrote and produced the track. The movie opens 11 days later.
2008: Booker T. & the MGs, Bob Dylan collaborator (including keyboards on 'Like A Rolling Stone') Al Kooper and Buddy Holly's backing band, the Crickets are among the inductees at the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum Awards Show in Nashville. During the ceremony Keith Richards performs with the Crickets.
2008: A statue honouring AC/DC's Bon Scott was unveiled at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour in Western Australia. Although born in Scotland, Scott grew up in Fremantle after his family emigrated to Australia in 1952 and he is buried in Fremantle cemetery.
2009: U2's 360* world tour concludes in Vancouver, B.C. It began four-months earlier in Barcelona, Spain, with U.S. leg kicking off with a September show in Chicago.
2010: Slash and Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) release the video for their duet 'Beautiful Dangerous.' Fergie appears as an obsessive Slash fan who wears nothing more than panties and a revealing leopard-print top. The song is from Slash's self-titled debut solo album.
2010: Disturbed premiere 'The Asylum Interactive Experience.' The game, based on the group's 2010 release 'Asylum,' contains exclusive songs.
2010: Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton are featured on the Little Black Songbook application for iPhone and iPad, which means they have their own apps featuring lyrics and guitar chords for their biggest songs.
2011: Soundgarden headline the Voodoo Fest in New Orleans. It's the group's first show in the Big Easy since 1996.
2011: Alice Cooper appears at the London's BFI Southbank stage for a discussion of his favorite horror films and how the genre complemented his career.
2011: The organizers of a planned Metallica concert in India were arrested after the show was called off, leading fans of the band to destroy the stage and vandalize equipment. Metallica had been booked to play in Delhi on Friday, but they postponed the show after a security barrier in front of the stage collapsed. The four promoters of the gig, were arrested on fraud charges after they refused to refund tickets. Around 25,000 people had purchased tickets to see what would have been Metallica's first-ever concert in India.
2014: 'The Lyrics: Since 1962' contains every Bob Dylan lyric ever written. With over 900 pages the hardcover book retails for $200, with signed copies going for as much as $5,000.
2014: Mick Fleetwood's memoir, 'Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography' is released.
2014: The Allman Brothers Band play their last show together at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Four hours of music, three sets and an encore of 'Whipping Post.'
2014: Police in Manchester England, said "an Oasis fan" could've been responsible for breaking into an art gallery to steal a picture of the band after a window was smashed at MASA-UK in Greater Manchester. The black-and-white painting by Olga Tsarevska Loma was inscribed with 'otz2013'.
2015: Brooks Wackerman announces his departure from Bad Religion, a band he'd been with since 2001, explaining in a statement that it was time for him "to pursue another path." The drummer joins Avenged Sevenfold less than a week later.
2015: The Cult play their first show with bass player Grant Fitzpatrick at Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin, TX.
2016: Elvis Presley broke the record for the most #1 albums by a solo artist. The late singer's new album 'The Wonder Of You' beat competition from Lady Gaga and Michael Buble to become his 13th album to top the chart. Before now, Elvis and Madonna were tied record holders with 12 #1 albums each to their names.

October 29
1958: While still stationed in Germany with the US Army, Private First Class Elvis Presley takes in a Bill Haley show for the troops at Stuttgart.
1962: The Beatles made their second appearance on the Granada TV program ‘People and Places.’ Filmed in Manchester, they performed two songs, 'Love Me Do' and ‘A Taste of Honey’.
1963: The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Mickie Most, The Rolling Stones, Julie Grant and The Flintstones all appeared at The Goumont Theatre in St Albans, England.
1965: The Rolling Stones kicked off their fourth 37-date North American tour at the Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1965: The Who released the single 'My Generation' in the UK. The song was named the 11th greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and 13th on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll. It reached #2 in the UK, the Who's highest charting single in their home country but only #74 in America.
1966: The Rolling Stones peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?' which was their 9th top 10 single in the U.S.
1966: ? & the Mysterians went to #1 on the US singles chart with '96 Tears'. Although he closely guarded his true identity at the time, the man known as Question Mark turned out to be Rudy Martinez, from Saginaw Valley, Michigan. The song was later a UK hit in the UK for The Stranglers in 1990.
1967: Cream played two shows at the Saville Theatre in London, England, billed as 'Sundays At The Saville.'
1969: New York underground newspaper Rat becomes the first publication to compile the various rumored "clues" to the "Paul Is Dead" phenomenon.
1969: King Crimson appear at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.
1970: The Who perform at the Hammersmith Palais in London.
1971: Duane Allman was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on a Macon, Georgia street while trying to swerve to avoid a tractor-trailer and was thrown from the motorcycle. The motorcycle bounced into the air, landed on Allman and skidded another 90 feet with Allman pinned underneath. He was three weeks shy of his 25th birthday.
1972: Yes played at the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, New York.
1973: King Crimson performed at Colston Hall in Bristol, England.
1973: The Who's album 'Quadrophenia' is certified gold.
1973: John Lennon's 'Mind Games' b/w 'Meat City' 45 single is released. It peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #26 on the British singles chart. It was the lead single for the album of the same name in the US, but released the same day as the album in the UK.
1973: Grand Funk's 'Walk Like A Man' b/w 'The Railroad' 45 single is released. It reached #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1974: David Bowie's first official live album, 'David Live' is released. It reached #8 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #2 on the UK charts. 'Knock on Wood' was released as a single, reaching #10 in the UK.
1975: Joan Baez joins Bob Dylan as a member of his Rolling Thunder Revue.
1975: Bob Dylan’s 'Rolling Thunder Revue' play their first night at Memorial Auditorium in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1976: AC/DC performs at Town Hall in Birmingham, England.
1977: The Belgian travel service issued a summons against the Sex Pistols claiming the sleeve to the bands single 'Holidays In The Sun' infringed copyright of one of its brochures.
1977: 'Bat Out of Hell' by Meat Loaf entered the Billboard 200 album chart, going on to spend 82 weeks on the chart peaking at #14 and going on to sell 14 million copies in the U.S. alone.
1977: The Grateful Dead played at Evans Field house on the campus of Northern Illinois University.
1978: Aerosmith appears at Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas.
1978: Rush release their 6th studio album 'Hemispheres.' The album is ambitious even by Rush standards, and the work put into recording it nearly gives the band members nervous breakdowns. It reached #47 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1979: Eric Clapton appeared at Binyaney Ha’ooma in Jerusalem, Israel.
1980: ZZ Top played at the Pine Bluff Convention Center in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
1981: Rush release their 2nd live album 'Exit...Stage Left.' Parts were recorded at the Montreal Forum on March 27, 1981.
1981: Black Sabbath performed at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
1982: Donald Fagen released his first solo album, 'The Nightfly.' It reached both the Billboard 200 Top LP's (#11) and Top R&B Albums (#24) charts.
1983: Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' becomes the longest charting LP of all time, with its 491st week on U.S. top 200. It dethroned Johnny Mathis' 'Greatest Hits' (April 1958-July 1968). It remains on the chart until 1988, when it drops off with 724 weeks. Thanks to reissues and promotions, it returns from time to time, notching over 880 weeks on the chart in total.
1984: Deep Purple release their 11th studio album, 'Perfect Strangers.' It reached #17 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart during its 28 weeks on the chart, and #5 on the UK Albums chart. 'Perfect Strangers' was the first Deep Purple studio album in nine years, and the first with the Mk II lineup for eleven years, the last being 'Who Do We Think We Are' in 1973. Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover arrived from Rainbow, Ian Gillan from Black Sabbath, Jon Lord from Whitesnake, and Ian Paice from Gary Moore's backing band.
1984: Wells Kelly dies in London from asphyxiation after a night of partying. He was 35. Kelly was the drummer turned keyboardist from the band Orleans, and had been touring with Meat Loaf. On his last night alive, he had been drinking with Huey Lewis.
1985: Rush release their 11th studio album, 'Power Windows.' It reached #10 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #9 on the UK chart.
1987: Rolling Stones guitarist and sometime painter Ron Wood gets his first public presentation, 'Decades,' in London, featuring mostly portraits of Wood's famous friends over the past two decades.
1987: David Bowie played the first night of his 15 date 'Glass Spider Tour' in Australia and New Zealand at the Boondall Entertainment Centre in Brisbane.
1988: Dire Straits reached #1 on the U.K. Album Chart with their first compilation album 'Money for Nothing' which spent three weeks on top of the chart. The album would peak at #62 in the U.S.
1990: The inductees for the 6th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are announced, a list which includes Wilson Pickett, Ike and Tina Turner, The Byrds, The Impressions, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Reed, and John Lee Hooker.
1991: Memphis City Council named interstate 55 through Jackson, The B.B. King Freeway.
1991: Three members of the group Pink Floyd are injured during an auto race in Mexico when their car rolls 230 feet down an embankment near San Luis Potosi. Guitarist Steve O'Rourke breaks his leg and guitarist Dave Gilmour receives minor blows to the head. Drummer Nick Mason continues the race.
1991: Fates Warning released their 6th studio album, 'Parallels.'
1992: Venom released their 8th studio album, 'The Waste Lands.'
1996: Axl Rose announces that Slash is no longer a member of Guns N' Roses. Slash forms Slash's Snakepit and Velvet Revolver, while Axl keeps GnR going with a variety of new faces. Axl and Slash finally reconcile in 2016 when they embark on a tour.
1998: Singer/guitarist Brian Setzer files suit against Ken Kinnally, a former member of Setzer's pre-Stray Cats group the Bloodless Pharaohs. Setzer alleges that, without his knowledge or consent, Kinnally licensed 1978 studio tracks and 1979 live recordings to Collectibles Records, which issued an album titled 'Brian Setzer & the Bloodless.'
1998: Three ex-members of the San Francisco punk band Dead Kennedys sue former lead singer Jello Biafra (Eric Reed Boucher), claiming he diverted money owed to his bandmates for his own use. The action is filed by East Bay Ray (Ray Pepperell), Klaus Flouride (Geoffrey Lyall), and D.H. Peligro (Darren Henley). The suit goes to trial in April 2000. In May 2000, a jury ruled in favor of Biafra’s bandmates, ordering him to pay more than $200,000 in damages.
2000: Limp Bizkit started a two-week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'Chocolate Starfish.'
2000: Pink Floyd member Steve O’Rourke breaks a leg, guitarist David Gilmour suffers facial cuts and head bumps, and drummer Nick Mason is slightly injured when their car rolls 230 feet down an embankment in the grueling Pan-American Rally that runs from southern Mexico to the Rio Grande. Mason ends up completing the race.
2001: U2 performed for the first time on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' live from New York City. They performed 'New York' and 'Stuck in a Moment.' Bono was also interviewed by Letterman.
2002: Whitesnake release 'Here I Go Again: The Whitesnake Collection.'
2003: A study by the Nielsen ratings people finds that a full third the sales of 'Beatles 1' were to new fans between the ages of 19 and 24, skewing the fan base even younger than it had been previously.
2003: Joan Jett appeared on 'Crossing Over with John Edward' to serve as a psychic conduit for friends to hear from their daughter who recently passed away.
2004: At a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio, George W. Bush unveils his new theme song in his presidential re-election campaign: 'Still The One' by Orleans. The song's co-writer, John Hall, is watching on CNN and is mortified, as he actively opposes Bush's policies. Along with his band members and the song's co-writer (his ex-wife, Johanna), Hall demands that Bush stop using the song.
2005: The wax figures of the younger Beatles used in the cover of the band's 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album are auctioned off for 81,500 pounds in London after being discovered languishing in the backroom of Madame Tussauds' famous wax museum.
2006: Billboard executive Tom Noonan, who helped launch the Billboard Hot 100 during his 30-year tenure, dies of bladder cancer at age 78.
2007: Queen release the 'Queen Rock Montreal' CD/LP/DVD/Blu-Ray. It was originally recorded at the Montreal Forum in 1981.
2007: Tygers Of Pan Tang release their EP, 'Back & Beyond. Live For The Day.'
2009: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a series of concerts take place at Madison Square Garden, featuring inductees like Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Mick Jagger and Aretha Franklin.
2010: 'The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria' DVD with Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax was released. The event took place on June 22, 2010 at the Sonisphere Festival at Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria. Before its DVD release, it was shown at 450 movie theaters in the United States and over 350 movie theaters across Europe, Canada, and Latin America on June 22, 2010.
2012: Black Country Communion released their 3rd studio album, 'Afterglow.'
2013: John Lennon's first home in Liverpool was sold for £480,000 at an auction held at the Cavern Club. The red brick terrace at 9 Newcastle Road, Wavertree, was where the member of The Beatles lived from birth in 1940, until he was five. The property has a back yard and is a few streets away from Penny Lane, made famous by The Beatles.
2014: Phil Collins handed over his large collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum. "I'm 64," he said of his fascination with the 1836 battle. "When I was five or six years old, this thing began." Collins' collection included a fringed leather pouch used by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie's legendary knife.
2016: Bob Dylan said he accepted his Nobel Prize in literature, ending a silence since being awarded the prize earlier this month. He said the honor had left him "speechless". The foundation said it had not yet been decided if the singer would attend the awards ceremony in December.

October 30
1957: Elvis Presley's 'Jailhouse Rock' Extended-play, seven-inch 45 RPM is released. The 5 track release peaked at #1 on the newly-inaugurated Billboard EP chart.
1960: Elvis Presley begins work on his Gospel album 'His Hand In Mine' in Nashville.
1961: Two days after Beatles fan Raymond Jones asked for The Beatles' German single ‘My Bonnie’ (recorded with Tony Sheridan) at Brian Epstein's NEMS record store in Liverpool, two girls asked for the same record. Epstein's difficulty in locating the record was due to him not knowing that the record was released, not by The Beatles, but by Tony Sheridan and 'The Beat Brothers' ('Beatles' resembles a vulgar slang word in German, so The Beatles' name was changed for this single).
1963: On the final day of their Swedish tour, The Beatles recorded an appearance for the Sverige Television program ‘Drop In’ in Stockholm. They performed ‘She Loves You’, ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, and ‘Long Tall Sally.’
1964: Roy Orbison's 'Oh! Pretty Woman' goes gold.
1967: The Monkees' 'Daydream Believer' b/w 'Goin' Down' 45 single is released. The song was composed by John Stewart shortly before he left the Kingston Trio. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1967, remaining there for four weeks, and peaked at #5 five in the UK Singles Chart. It was the Monkees' last #1 hit in the U.S. All four Monkees appear on the track, with Michael Nesmith on lead guitar, Peter Tork on piano (it was his only appearance on the album and he provided the arrangement ), and Micky Dolenz on backing vocals. Davy Jones wasn't sure of the song's potential at first, and admitted later that he'd recorded the vocal with a hint of annoyance at the ongoing takes. His feelings changed when the song became a hit.
1967: Rolling Stones leader Brian Jones, already deep in drug addiction, pleads guilty in a London court to possession of cannabis and not guilty to possession of cocaine and methedrine. He spends the night in Wormwood Scrubs prison and is released on bail the next day after being sentenced to nine months, a sentence which will eventually be suspended.
1967: Tyrannosaurus Rex recorded a session for the UK Radio 1 'Top Gear' show, the first group to do so without a recording contract.
1967: The Who play City Hall in Newcastle. The quite different stereo mix of 'Also, The Who Sell Out' is created at De Lane Lea Studios in London. That evening Nederland 2 airs Vjoew featuring an interview with Pete conducted by John Peel. Pete plays an acetate of 'Armenia City In The Sky,' showing the artwork for the album and discussing the thematic advertising link.
1968: The MC5 began recording their album 'Kick Out the Jams.' It was recorded live at Detroit's Grande Ballroom over two nights, Devil's Night and Halloween in 1968. In 2003, the album was ranked #294 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1968: Pink Floyd played two shows in Paris. First at Le Bilboquet, and later at Le Psychedelic Club.
1969: Yes appeared at the Marquee Club in London.
1970: A Miami court sentences Doors leader Jim Morrison to six months in prison and a fine of $500 for allegedly exposing himself during a concert there in March of the previous year. The case is still on appeal when Morrison dies the following July.
1970: Davy Jones guest-stars as himself in tonight's 'The Teen Idol' episode of ABC-TV's 'Make Room For Granddaddy.'
1970: Hotlegs (later renamed 10cc) make their concert debut at London's Royal Festival Hall supporting The Moody Blues.
1970: Elton John's 3rd album, 'Tumbleweed Connection' is released. It reached #5 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and #2 on the UK Album chart. In 2003, the album was ranked #463 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1971: John Lennon's 'Imagine' is the #1 album in the U.S. and U.K. Produced by Phil Spector, Lennon and Yoko Ono, the set features contributions from George Harrison and members of Badfinger. The album contained two tracks attacking Paul McCartney, 'How Do You Sleep' and 'Crippled Inside.'
1971: Pink Floyd released their 6th studio album 'Meddle' in the US. The album features 'One Of These Days' and the 23-minute track 'Echoes' which took up all of side 2 on the vinyl record. The cover image was photographed by Bob Dowling. The image represents an ear, underwater, collecting waves of sound, represented by ripples in the water. It reached #70 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #3 on the UK Album chart.
1971: The Who's compilation album 'Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy' is released. It reached #11 on the Billboard Top 200 LP's chart, and #9 on the UK Albums chart. In 1987, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #99 on their list of the 100 best albums of the period 1967–1987.
1972: Elton John becomes the first rock star since the Beatles to perform for Queen Elizabeth II at her annual Royal Command Variety Performance in London.
1973: John Lennon releases his 4th studio album, 'Mind Games' album in the US (November 16 in the UK). The album was Lennon's first self-produced recording without help from Phil Spector. It reached #13 in the UK and #9 in the US, where it was certified gold.
1973: Roxy Music played at De Montford Hall in Leicester, England.
1974: Queen performed at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, England.
1975: Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Thunder Revue' tour kicks off at War Memorial Auditorium in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1976: Heart peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their debut album 'Dreamboat Annie,' which spent two weeks at #7 & went on to sell over a million copies in the U.S.
1976: Led Zeppelin announce that they will embark on another world tour. However, the tour is later postponed due to Robert Plant’s tonsillitis.
1976: Aerosmith performed at Volkshaus in Zürich, Switzerland.
1977: The Grateful Dead played at Assembly Hall on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington
1978: Aerosmith played at The Starwood in Hollywood.
1978: Blondie released the single 'Hanging on the Telephone', as the 2nd single from the album 'Parallel Lines.' Written by Jack Lee from US West Coast power pop trio The Nerves. The song gave Blondie their first UK Top 10 hit. Def Leppard release a version in 2006.
1979: Bianca Jagger, Mick's first wife, is granted a divorce after eight years of marriage.
1980: The Allman Brothers Band performed at Municipal Auditorium in Columbus, Georgia.
1981: Journey played at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.
1982: Australian band Men At Work went to #1 on the US singles chart with 'Who Can It Be Now'' the group's first US #1, a #45 hit in the UK.
1982: Rush peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'New World Man,' which would go on to be Rush’s only top forty hit in the U.S. This was the last song written for their album 'Signals.'
1983: Mercyful Fate released their debut studio album, 'Melissa.'
1984: Linda Ronstadt makes her operatic debut in 'La Boheme' in New York.
1985: Anthrax release their 2nd studio album, 'Spreading the Disease.'
1985: Rush release their album 'Power Windows.'
1986: The Beastie Boys release 'License To Ill.'
1988: Metallica released their 6th single, 'Eye of the Beholder.'
1988: Bon Jovi kicked off their 232-date 'Jersey Syndicate' world tour at the RDS Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The tour lasted sixteen months and they took a two year hiatus after the end of the tour.
1988: Nirvana appeared at a dorm party at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
1989: Joe Satriani releases his 3rd studio album, 'Flying in a Blue Dream.'
1990: King Diamond released his 5th studio album, 'The Eye.'
1990: Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose was released on $10,000 bail, after being arrested for allegedly hitting neighbor Gabriella Kantor, over the head with a bottle of wine. Kantor said, “He hit me over my head with a really good bottle of Chardonnay and a piece of chicken. I continue to experience headaches as a result of the attack.” The incident happened after a complaint to the police about loud music coming from the singer's house. The case was dismissed in late November due to lack of evidence.
1993: Meatloaf's 'Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell' hits #1 in U.S.
1995: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its upcoming induction of David Bowie, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, and the Velvet Underground.
1996: Melissa Etheridge's album 'Yes I Am' surpasses the 6-million mark in sales.
1997: R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announced that he was leaving the band. Berry told his bandmates that he would stay in the band if they would break up as a result, so the rest of the band agreed to carry on as a three-piece which they continued to do until their split in 2011.
1998: KISS appears of the Fox network show 'Millenium.' They are shown both in and out of make-up.
1998: All four original members of Black Sabbath reunited momentarily to play 'Paranoid' on the Late Show with David Letterman.
1998: Bryan Adams shoots the video for 'When You're Gone' with Spice Girl Sporty Spice who sang backing vocals on the record.
1999: It's an early attempt at video over the web, as Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert is "cybercast" to a few brave souls trying to get their modems to work. The Who, Pearl Jam, and Brian Wilson perform at the show.
2000: U2's 10th studio album, 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' is released. It garners critical acclaim and sells over 12 million copies. Tthe album contains the mega-hit 'Beautiful Day.'
2000: Elton John files a massive $20 million lawsuit against his ex-business manager and his accounting firm. He hits them with charges of misappropriation and negligence.
2000: Helloween released their 9th studio album, 'The Dark Ride.'
2001: Lenny Kravitz releases his 6th studio album, 'Lenny.'
2003: Paul McCartney becomes the proud parent of his first child with second wife Heather Mills, a daughter named Beatrice Milly.
2003: Stone Temple Pilots' frontman Scott Weiland is ordered to spend six months in a live-in drug rehab program. The court ruling stems from a driving under the influence charge the day before. At the time, Weiland was on probation for heroin possession.
2003: Marilyn Manson fans at a Kansas City concert push down a barrier causing the concert to be cut short. Cops are called to deal with unruly fans.
2003: Steve O'Rourke suffered a stroke and died in Miami, Florida. O'Rourke had managed Pink Floyd since 1968, and was the executive producer for their 1982 film 'The Wall.'
2004: An arrest warrant was issued for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil after he allegedly knocked a soundman unconscious during a concert. Neil was said to have punched Michael Talbert in the face at Gilley's nightclub in Dallas after he asked the soundman for more volume on his guitar but attacked Talbert as he adjusted it, leaving him unconscious for 45 seconds.
2005: Aerosmith begins a North American jaunt with Lenny Kravitiz in Uncasville, CT. Drummer Joey Kramer, recovering from rotator cuff surgery, has his son Jesse fill in during part of the tour.
2005: Former Pink Floyd bassist/singer Roger Waters is interviewed on A&E's 'Breakfast With The Arts.' Meanwhile, Floyd drummer Nick Mason participates in the 72nd annual London To Brighton Veteran Car Run. The vintage-automobile event commemorates a 19th century British law that raised the speed limit for motor vehicles from 4 miles per hour to 14 mph.
2006: VH1 begins a five-part countdown series called '100 Greatest Songs of the 80s.' The countdown has songs by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, the Beastie Boys, Billy Idol, Guns N' Roses, Van Halen and AC/DC. Holding the #1 spot is Bon Jovi's 'Livin' On A Prayer' (1986), #2 is Def Leppard's 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' (1987) and #3 is held by Duran Duran's 'Hungry Like the Wolf' (1982).
2006: Winners at the 2006 Q Awards included The Arctic Monkeys who had four nominations, the Sheffield group won the best album and the people's choice awards, while U2 picked up the prize for innovation. Smokey Robinson was honored with his first ever UK award for his outstanding contribution to music, and Boy George won the classic song award for 'Karma Chameleon.' Muse won best live act, The Who received the Q legend award and Primal Scream won the Q groundbreaker award and Corinne Bailey Rae won best new act.
2007: After losing the top spot to Nirvana's Kurt Cobain the year before, Elvis Presley once again tops Forbes Magazine's list of highest-earning dead celebrities. John Lennon is second on the list, with fellow ex-Beatle George Harrison coming in fourth.
2007: The self-titled 'Avenged Sevenfold,' the follow-up to the group's gold-certified 2005 album, 'City Of Evil,' is released.
2007: The Eagles 'Long Road Out Of Eden,' their first complete studio album since 1979 is released.
2007: The soundtrack for the film 'I'm Not There' is released. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder does a rendition of 'All Along the Watchtower' backed by members of Sonic Youth, Wilco and Television. Sonic Youth take a run at the title track.
2007: Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood's memoir, 'Ronnie: The Autobiography,' is published.
2007: Forbes.com reported that Elvis Presley had regained his crown as the highest-earning dead celebrity, with an annual income of $49 million during the past year. John Lennon ranked 2nd with $44 million, while Peanuts cartoon creator Charles M Schulz was 3rd on the list, Beatle George Harrison was 4th with $22 million. Nirvana's Kurt Cobain topped the list in 2006.
2007: Linda Stein, former co-manager of punk band the Ramones, was found beaten to death at her Manhattan apartment. Mrs Stein was the ex-wife of Seymour Stein, former president of Sire Records, which was the launching pad for the Ramones, Talking Heads and Madonna. Mrs Stein had become one of New York's leading estate agents, her clients included Sting and Billy Joel, long-time friend Sir Elton John told the New York Times he was "absolutely shocked and upset". About a week after her death, her personal assistant was arrested and charged with her murder. She was later convicted and is serving 25 years to life in prison. She claimed she killed Stein because “she just kept yelling at me.”
2008: The makers of 'Rock Band' secure the rights to produce the first-ever Beatles music video game.
2008: Neil Young postpones his concert at the Forum in L.A. to show solidarity for union arena workers who are striking over a contract dispute. "I am extremely disappointed to have to choose between satisfying my fans or backing my brothers and sisters of the (union)," says Young in a statement.
2008: Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland endorses Senator Barack Obama for President in an online post. "Obama can take us from fear to faith," writes Weiland. "I don't see John McCain as the renegade and patriot he claims to be. Instead, I see Barack Obama as the patriot, that man, that president who is ready to lead." Aerosmith's Joe Perry disagrees supporting Senator John McCain. "I've been a hard-core Republican my whole life," states Perry. "My mother and father drilled into me from the very start that if you work hard and be positive, you'll get what you're working for." This is the first time the guitarist has publicly endorsed a presidential candidate.
2009: "We were great, but you sucked," are Paul Stanley's parting words to the audience during KISS' set at the Voodoo Experience music festival in New Orleans. The band, despite the usual stage antics and fireworks, fails to excite the audience. But Jane's Addiction captures the event's spirit. "This is the perfect place to spend Halloween, wouldn't you say so?" frontman Perry Farrell asks the audience. "Let's celebrate death!" 2009: Pearl Jam concludes a four-show stand at Philadelphia's Spectrum arena. It's the final concert before the legendary venue is demolished.
2010: Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy (with Mavis Staples of the Staples Singers) perform at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's 'Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear' in Washington D.C. The Comedy Central hosts (The Daily Show and Colbert Report) hold the rally to counter extremist (usually right wing) ranting. Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) makes a rare public appearance, performing 'Peace Train' at the Rally and midway through the song, Colbert interrupts him and introduces Ozzy Osbourne, who starts performing 'Crazy Train.' Stevens and Osbourne then go back and forth on the performance.
2010: 'Madman Across The Water: The Making of Elton' premieres on BBC2. The documentary covers the rise of Elton John's popularity in the U.S. during the late '60s and early '70s.
2012: RNDM (pronounced 'random') release their debut album 'Acts.' The group has Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, singer/guitarist Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud.
2012: Black Country Communion (Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian) release their album, 'Afterglow.'
2012: 'Bruce,' a Bruce Springsteen biography, written by Peter Ames Carlin, is in bookstores.
2013: Motorhead's 21st album, 'Aftershock,' debuts at #22 on the Billboard 200 selling 11,000 copies in its first week. It's the group's highest charting debut.
2013: Neil Young and the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at a fundraiser for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Flea started the organization to offer music lessons to children and adults.
2013: Pete Haycock dies of a heart attack in Frankfurt, Germany. He was 62. Haycock was the lead guitarist, singer and founding member of the Climax Blues Band. At the end of his career, Haycock had his own studio in Germany where he composed film scores for several movies. He was also forming a new group, Pete Haycock’s Climax Blues Band.
2015: Puscifer, fronted by Tool's Maynard James Keenan, go for the 'Money Shot' on their 3rd full-length album.
2015: 45 people die and nearly two hundred are injured in Bucharest during a concert given by a local Heavy Metal band, Goodbye To Gravity. The group's pyrotechnical show at a release party for their album, 'Mantras Of War,' goes awry but fans initially think the flames are part of the concert and do not immediately react. Goodbye To Gravity's Vlad Telea and Mihai Alexandru are among the deceased.
2016: With the Cubs in the World Series for the first time since 1945 (they haven't won since 1908), longtime fan Eddie Vedder leads the crowd in 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame' during the seventh-inning stretch.

October 31
1952: Pianist Johnnie Johnson hired 26 year old Chuck Berry as a guitarist in his band. While playing evening gigs in the St. Louis area, Berry kept his day job as a hairdresser for the next three years.
1959: The Quarry Men decided to change their name to Johnny and the Moondogs. The band were in Liverpool auditioning for the Carrol Levis show. The Quarry Men featured John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison.
1960: Elvis Presley's album 'G.I. Blues' enters the charts.
1962: 'Monster Mash" hits #1 on Halloween. Still the most famous Halloween song of all time, Bobby "Boris" Pickett's vocals were his impression of Boris Karloff, known for his role as Frankenstein's monster.
1963: The Beatles return from a tour of Sweden to find 50,000 screaming fans waiting for them at London's Heathrow Airport, the surest proof that Beatlemania is a national phenomenon. Waiting at the airport is American TV host Ed Sullivan, who notices the furor. "Who are those guys?" he asks a bystander, who tells him they are "England's foremost singing group." Having never heard them, Sullivan nevertheless immediately contacts manager Brian Epstein to book the band for three appearances on his CBS show early in 1964.
1964: For the first time since January 1964, the Beatles do not have a song currently on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. No less than 14 singles hit the charts in the previous ten months.
1964: Bob Dylan performs a Halloween concert at New York’s Philharmonic Hall. CBS is recording the show for a possible live album. Dylan shows off a new composition called 'Advice to Geraldine on Her Miscellaneous Birthday.'
1965: The Who appeared at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, (the bands only appearance at the club).
1967: The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones is released on 750 pounds' bail from Wormwood Scrubs prison in London after being charged with marijuana possession. Seven fans are arrested for demonstrating outside the prison gates.
1967: The Stooges make their live debut at a Halloween party as The Psychedelic Stooges in Ann Arbor, MI at the house of their first manager Ron Richardson, who lived next to a junkyard. This was also the only performance of the band as a trio.
1968: Paul McCartney's new girlfriend, Linda Eastman, moves into his London home.
1968: Pink Floyd performed at Club Tournee in Paris.
1968: The Doors perform at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.
1969: The Beatles 'Something' b/w 'Come Together' 45 single is released in the UK.
1969: David Bowie appeared at a Halloween night at the General Gordon in Gravesend, England. The gig lasted about 15 minutes, after Bowie sang 'Space Oddity' to everyone’s delight and then dragged a stool on stage, along with a huge book. He then sat and read poems and was booed off stage.
1969: The Who play at the Kinetic Playground in Chicago. The opening act is The Kinks. Pete dedicates The Who’s show to them, helping a little to make up for the sting for this group that once had The High Numbers as their opening act but are now reduced to rebuilding a following in the U.S. after a four-year ban imposed by the American Federation of Musicians.
1969: Yes appeared at Swansea University in Swansea, England.
1970: Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas marries actor Dennis Hopper, a marriage that is annulled seven days later.
1970: James Taylor's album 'Fire and Rain' is certified gold.
1970: 'Led Zeppelin III' hits #1 in U.S. It had a 4 week run at #1.
1970: The Grateful Dead played two shows at SUNY-Stonybrook in New York.
1971: Santana performs at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
1972: Roxy Music plays at Central Hall in Chatham, England.
1972: Jethro Tull released their double album of outtakes, the 'Life Is a Long Song' EP, and all of their singles non-lp tracks, 'Living in the Past.'
1972: Mahogany Rush released their debut studio album, 'Maxoom.' It was also the debut of Frank Marino as the band's producer.
1973: Bob Marley appeared at The Record Plant in Sausalito, California.
1974: Members of Led Zeppelin launch their new artist-owned label, Swan Song, at the Chislehurst Caves in England, with the Pretty Things, Bill Wyman, label mates Bad Company and Groucho Marx, not to mention several dozen naked models attending. Drinks were served by nuns in suspenders, a naked woman lay in a coffin covered in jelly and naked male wrestlers cavorted in recesses of the caves. The label was named after an unreleased Zeppelin instrumental track.
1974: The Rolling Stones earn a gold record for 'It's Only Rock 'N Roll.' It's their last album with guitarist Mick Taylor. Taylor, who replaced Brian Jones in 1969, soon leaves for a solo career and is replaced by former Faces guitarist and Rod Stewart sideman, Ron Wood.
1974: The Rolling Stones released their 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg' b/w 'Dance Little Sister' 45 single. Originally by The Temptations, the song made the Billboard Pop Chart Top 20.
1974: Cheap Trick made their live debut at Charlotte’s Web in their hometown Rockford, IL.
1975: The Marshall Tucker Band headline a fundraising concert for Presidential nominee Jimmy Carter.
1975: Queen release their 7th single, 'Bohemian Rhapody.' It's the #1 song in Britain by Christmas. At the time of its release was the most expensive single ever recorded. The song would reach #1 in the U.K. on two occasions and reach the top 10 in the U.S. twice peaking at #9 in 1976 and at #2 in 1992.
1975: Bob Dylan played at War Memorial Auditorium in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1976: Elvis Presley makes his last recording, singing Jim Reeves' 'He'll Have To Go' over a pre-recorded backing track in the Jungle Room of his Graceland home.
1976: ZZ Top appeared at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri.
1977: Rush performed at the Electric Ballroom in Atlanta, Georgia.
1978: Bob Dylan played at the Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
1979: The Grateful Dead played a Halloween show at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
1979: Jethro Tull performed at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee.
1981: Frank Zappa performed at The Palladium in New York.
1982: The Who performed at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.
1985: The Dead’s Halloween show at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia, South Carolina opened with 'Werewolves of London.'
1986: Bon Jovi release their 'Livin' On A Prayer' single.
1986: Roger Waters brought a lawsuit in the Chancery Division of the High Court in London to stop David Gilmour and Nick Mason from using the Pink Floyd name for future recording and touring. The following year both sides reached a settlement with Gilmour and Mason allowed use of the Pink Floyd name & Waters granted The Wall.
1987: 'Dude (Looks Like A Lady)' is Aerosmith's first U.K. chart single. It lands at #45.
1987: Forbes Magazine listed the Top 40 American entertainment earners from '86-87, 8th was Whitney Houston $44 million, 7th Madonna $47 million and third place Bruce Springsteen $56 million.
1988: Paul McCartney's 7th studio album, 'Снова в СССР' is released (Russian transliteration 'Snova v SSSR; English: Back in the USSR' or 'The Russian Album'). Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, 'Снова в СССР' was given a worldwide release in 1991, reaching #63 on the UK Albums chart, and #109 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart.
1988: Soundgarden released their debut album 'Ultramega OK.'
1989: The very first MTV unplugged show was recorded in New York, featuring UK band Squeeze, the program was aired on Nov. 26, 1989.
1990: On the last night of the Billy Idol/Faith No More tour in Seattle, Idol pranks the band by dumping 600 dead fish on them while they perform, spoofing one of the band’s videos that shows a fish flopping on the ground. Faith No More later got even with Idol during his encore, appearing on stage nude, save for towels wrapped around their heads. They danced around the stage in a train, causing Idol to stop his singing and join in the laughter. When Faith No More went backstage to take their showers, they encountered five miniature pigs and a goat in their dressing room devouring an overturned deli tray.
1991: After meeting up at their ex-manager's funeral, Spinal Tap announce a reunion. "It was destiny and also because none of us were really making a great amount of money," bass player Derek Smalls says.
1992: Joan Jett stars in an episode of the TV series 'Highlander,' playing one of the immortals. Her version of 'Cherry Bomb' is featured.
1993: Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea was at the scene of actor's River Phoenix fatal collapse in Los Angeles.
1994: Foreigner released their 8th studio album, 'Mr. Moonlight.' It was Foreigner's last studio release until 'Can't Slow Down' in 2009.
1994: Phish performed their first “musical costume” show at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, New York, where they performed the Beatles’ 'White Album' in concert. The show consisted of three sets. It began at 7:30 PM and concluded after 3 AM.
1995: For their second musical costume show, Phish included a complete rendition of 'Quadrophenia' by The Who. The show took place at the Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois.
1996: Slash announced he was no longer in Guns N' Roses. The guitarist said that Axl Rose and he had only been civil to each other on two occasions since 1994.
1996: Rumored that he will commit suicide on Halloween, Marilyn Manson survives the night. Of course, the talk helps spike sales of 'Antichrist Superstar.'
1996: Slipknot released their debut album 'Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.'
1997: Jane's Addiction reunites for a Halloween show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. MTV premiered their 'Live at the 10 Spot' series broadcasting the first thirty minutes of the concert.
1997: A concert by The Cure is cybercast from New York's Irving Plaza. The concert is streamed at Rocktropolis' website.
1998: Kiss kick off their 'Psycho Circus' tour with a Halloween show in Los Angeles, with Smashing Pumpkins as the opening act. This was the first concert tour to have 3-D visual effects.
2000: Napster announces a deal with entertainment giant BMG to make its illegal file-sharing software into a paid subscription service.
2000: Godsmack release their album, 'Awake.'
2000: Lifehouse release their debut album, 'No Name Face.' The first single, 'Hanging By a Moment' becomes the most-played song on American radio in 2001.
2005: The white suit John Lennon wore on the cover of the Beatles' 'Abbey Road' sells at a Las Vegas Amnesty International charity auction for $118,000. And an Austin Princess hearse driven by the late star in the documentary Imagine sold for $150,000.
2005: The Black Crowes host their first 'Freak 'N' Roll' costume contest at Chicago's Riviera Theater.
2005: Helloween released their 11th studio album 'Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy.'
2005: DiamondHead released the album 'All Will Be Revealed.'
2006: Marilyn Manson opens a Hollywood art gallery, Celebritarian Corporation Gallery of Fine Art. There are paintings of Edgar Allan Poe and even a nude Adolph Hitler.
2006: Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS serve as the grand marshals for New York's Village Halloween Parade. They ride on a KISS float in full costume and makeup.
2006: KISS released the 'Kissology Volume One: 1974–1977' collection.
2006: 'The Passing Show: The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane,' a documentary focusing on late Small Faces/Faces bassist is released. The film features live footage plus interviews with Eric Clapton, The Who's Pete Townshend and ex-Small Faces/Faces/Who drummer Kenney Jones.
2006: Megadeth release their 12th studio album, 'United Abominations.'
2006: The Who's 'Endless Wire' is released. It's The Who's first studio set since '82's 'It's Hard.'
2006: Meat Loaf's album,'"Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose' is released. Queen guitarist Brian May and Todd Rundgren contribute to the album.
2006: The biography 'Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day,' by former Spin editor Marc Spitz, is in bookstores.
2007: Robert Plant's collaboration with Bluegrass artist Alison Krauss, 'Raising Sand,' sells 112,000 units in its first week of release to debut at #2 on the Billboard 200. Country singer Carrie Underwood's 'Carnival Ride' debuts in the top spot. Still, the #2 slot marks career highs for both Plant and Krauss as solo artists.
2007: Elvis Presley tops the annual Forbes magazine list of most profitable dead celebrities, his estate having taken in $49 million over the past year. John Lennon makes the #2 spot; George Harrison, James Brown, and Bob Marley also make the list.
2008: The Smashing Pumpkins kick off their 20th anniversary North American tour in Columbus, OH.
2008: Alice In Chains' Mike Inez, Slipknot's Paul Gray and Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan are among the musicians who demonstrate their skills on Behind The Player music-instruction DVDs for guitarists, bassists and drummers.
2008: Alice Cooper hosts 'The Monstrous Munster Mash,' an eight-hour marathon of the 1960's sitcom on WGN America cable network. "I grew up on The Munsters," says Cooper. And at midnight, WGN premieres Alice Cooper's 'Along Came A Spider,' a 30-minute special featuring music videos and clips from the album of the same name.
2010: My Chemical Romance open the San Francisco 49ers/Denver Broncos football game in London (it's one of those occasional NFL international games). They play their single 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)' and 'Welcome To The Black Parade,' accompanied by cheerleaders. 49ers win.
2010: Helloween released their 13th studio album, '7 Sinners.'
2011: Pete Townshend's lecture at the Radio Festival in Salford, U.K. on the future of radio in the Internet era is broadcast live on BBC Radio 6.
2011: Metallica release their album with Lou Reed entitled 'Lulu.'
2012: Marilyn Manson wins the 'Favorite Male Celebrity Who Dresses for Halloween Every Day" category at the first annual 2012 'Fright Night Awards.' He beats Ozzy Osbourne, LMFAO's Redfoo and gossip blogger Perez Hilton for the honor.
2012: Tony Iommi receives the King of Rock 'n' Roll Award at the 2nd annual Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Awards Gala in Hollywood.
2013: Rob Zombie is the featured musical guest on the Halloween episode of ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
2014: Queen guitarist Brian May and the Unanico Group, an animation/production company, debut 'One Night In Hell' in the U.K. The animated film is based on May's collection of Diableries, a set of stereoscopic cards which feature visions of the underworld.
2015: An event at Madame Zuzu's Tea Shop in Chicago is hosted by Count William Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), "your creaky yet congenial host." Corgan owns the shop.
2015: Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson delivers the keynote address at 'Blog Now, Live Forever' in Mumbai, India. The event is organized by IndiBlogger.
2015: The Ghoul Screamer guitar pedal, conceived by Metallica's Kirk Hammett and designed by KHDK laboratories, is available.
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Rock Birthdays/Today In Rock: September

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Rock Birthdays/Today In Rock: September

September Rock Birthdays
September 1
Marshall Lytle (Bill Haley & His Comets, The Jodimars) - b. 1933 - d. 5/25/13
Greg Errico (Sly and the Family Stone, Weather Report, David Bowie, Santana, Grateful Dead + more) - 70
Joseph Williams (Toto, solo) - 57
J.D. Fortune (INXS) - 44
Omar Alfredo Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta) - 42
Joe Trohman (fall Out Boy) - 33

September 2
Marty Grebb (The Exceptions, The Buckinghams, Bonnie Raitt, Worked with: Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, James, Leon Russell, JJ Cale, Eric Clapton, The Band, Roger McGuinn, The Knack, Mickey Thomas, Taj Mahal + many more) - 71
Billy Preston (The Beatles, solo + more) - b. 1946 - d. 6/6/06
Mik Kaminski (ELO, ELO Part II, Violinski) - 66
Steve Porcaro (Boz Scaggs, Toto, Pocaro Brothers, songwriter, composer) - 60
Chris Carter (Dramarama, Producer, Disc Jockey: 'Breakfast With The Beatles' host) - 58
Dino Cazares (Fear Factory, Asesino, Brujeria, Divine Heresy) - 51
Frank Fontsere (Fozzy) - 50
Sam Rivers (Limp Bizkit) - 40

September 3
Freddie King - b. 1934 - d. 12/28/76
Al Jardine (The Beach Boys, solo) - 75
Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth) - 72
George Biondo (Steppenwolf, The Storybook People, T.I.M.E., The John Kay Band, Steel Rose) - 71
Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy, The Noel Redding Band, Eric Bell Band) - 70
Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad, Terry Knight and the Pack, Flint, Silver Bullet Band) - 69
Dug Pinnick (King's X, Tres Mts., Pinnick Gales Pridgen, Poundhound, KXM, Grinder Blues, solo) - 67
Steve Jones (Sex Pistols, Neurotic Outsiders, The Professionals, Chequered Past, Fantasy 7, P, Ex Pistols, Lightning Raiders, Iggy Pop, solo, radio host) - 62
Perry Bamonte (The Cure, Love Amongst Ruin) - 57
Jonathan Segel (Camper Van Beethoven, Sparklehorse, Eugene Chadbourne, Dieselhed) - 54
Mike Wengren (Disturbed) - 46
Cone McCaslin (Sum 41) - 37

September 4
Gene Parsons (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Parsons Green) - 73
Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service) - 71
Martin Chambers (Cheeks, The Pretenders) - 66
Blackie Lawless (W.A.S.P., New York Dolls, Sister, Circus Circus) - 61
Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) - 57
Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, Michael Monroe, Pelle Miljoona Oy, Demolition 23., Jetboy, Jerusalem Slim, Joan Jett, New York Dolls, Mad Juana + more) - 54
‎Bobby Jarzombek‬ (Sebastian Bach‬, Fates Warning, Iced Earth, Demons and Wizards, Halford, Watchtower) - 54
Igor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy) - 47
Ty Longley (Great White, Samantha 7, Nick Menza Band) b. 1971 - d. 2/20/03 - Ty died in the The Station nightclub fire on February 20, 2003, which claimed a total of 100 lives.

September 5
Al Stewart - 72
Mick Underwood (The Outlaws, Gillan, Raw Glory, Glory Road) - 72
Buddy Miles (The Ink Spots, Wilson Pickett, Electric Flag, Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys) - b. 1947 - d. 2/26/08
Freddie Mercury (Queen) - b. 1946 - d. 11/24/91. Mercury died of bronchio-pneumonia on November 24th 1991 at 45, just one day after he publicly announced he was HIV positive.
Mel Collins (British saxophonist and flutist and session musician. Collins played the sax solo on The Rolling Stones' 'Miss You' and also has worked with King Crimson, Camel, Alan Parsons Project, 10cc, Clannad, Eric Clapton, Bad Company, Dire Straits, Roger Waters, Gerry Rafferty, Tears For Fear + more) - 70
Clem Clempson (Humble Pie, Colosseum + more) - 68
Jamie Oldaker (Eric Clapton, Bob Seger + more) - 66
David Glen Eisley (Giuffria, Sorcery, Dirty White Boy) - 65
John Alderete (Racer X, The Scream, The Mars Volta) - 54
Ricky Parent (Enuff Z'nuff) - b. 1966 - d. 10/27/07
Ariel Pineda (Journey) - 50
Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Black Sabbath) - 49
Dweezil Zappa (Ahmet Zappa, Zappa Plays Zappa, solo) - 48
Steve "Fuzz" Kmak (Disturbed) - 47

September 6
Henry Diltz (musician, photographer) - 79
Dave Bargeron (Blood, Sweat & Tears, session player + more) - 75
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd, The Bleeding Heart Band, solo) - 74
Jimmy Litherland (Colosseum, solo, session player) - 68
Banner Thomas (Molly Hatchet) - 63
Scott Travis (Racer X, Hawk, Fight, Judas Priest) - 56
William DuVall (Alice In Chains, Comes With The Fall, Neon Christ, Bl'ast!) - 50
Dean Fertita (The Waxwings, The Raconteurs, Queens of the Stone Age) - 47
Delores O’Riordan (The Cranberries) - 45

September 7
Buddy Holly - b. 1936 - d. 2/3/59
Dennis 'Machine Gun' Thompson (MC5, DKT/MC5, session player) - 69
Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys, solo) - 66
Bentmont Tensch (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, session player, solo) - 64
Leonard Haze (Y&T) - b. 1955 - d. 9/11/16
Doug Scarratt (Saxon) - 58
Brad Houser (Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Critters Buggin) - 57
LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band) - b. 1961 - d. 8/19/08
Kyle Stevens (Bang Tango) - 49
Keri Kelli (Slash's Snakepit, Alice Cooper, Skid Row, Night Ranger) - 46

September 8
Patsy Cline - b. 1932 - d. 3/5/63
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead) - b. 1945 - d. 3/8/73
Kelly Groucutt (ELO) - b. 1945 - d. 2/19/09
Dean Daughtry (Atlanta Rhythm Section) - 71
Benjamin Orr (The Cars) - b. 1947 - d. 10/3/00
Mick Brown (Dokken, Ted Nugent, Lynch Mob, Xciter, T&N) - 61
Michael Lardie (Great White, Night Ranger) - 59
Marcus Siepen (Blind Guardian) - 49
Troy Sanders (Mastodon) - 43

September 9
Otis Redding - b. 1941 - d. 12/10/67
Brian Cole (The Association) - b. 1942 - d. 8/2/72
Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield, The Mynah Birds, Robbie Lane & The Disciples) - b. 1946 - d. 10/1/04
Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly, Stark Naked & The Car Thieves) - 72
Freddy Weller (Paul Revere and the Raiders, solo) - 70
John McFee (Clover, Southern Pacific, The Doobie Brothers) - 67
Chris Caffery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage, Doctor Butcher) - 50

September 10
Cynthia Lennon (first wife of John Lennon) b. 1939 - d. 4/1/15
Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night) - 76
Jose Feliciano - 72
Don Powell (Slade) - 71
Rick Rosas (Neil Young, Joe Walsh, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Rivers, Ron Wood, Etta James + more) - b. 1949 - d. 11/6/14
Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull, session player + more) - 68
Joe Perry (Aerosmith, Joe Perry Project, Hollywood Vampires) - 67
Pat Mastelotto (Mr. Mister, King Crimson + more) - 62
Johnny Hickman (The Unforgiven, The Dangers, Cracker, solo) - 61
Johnny Finger (John Moylett) (Boomtown Rats, Gung Ho, Green Gate, RUFFY TUFFY) - 61
Dave Lowery (Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker) - 57
Peter Wood (Dramarama) - 56
Robin Goodridge (Bush) - 51
Chip Z'nuff (Enuff Z'Nuff) - 51
Matthew Followill (Kings Of Leon) - 33

September 11
Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, The Dead, Rhythm Devils, solo) - 74
Leo Kottke (Guitarist, singer, songwriter, solo) - 72
Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams, solo) - 71
Bob Catley (Magnum) - 70
Gerry Conway (Cat Stevens, Jethro Tull) - 70
Tommy Shaw (Styx, Damn Yankees, Shaw Blades, MSFunk, The Smoke Ring) - 64
Desiree Bassett (Guitar prodigy) - 25

September 12
Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer, solo) - b. 1946 - d. 10/12/09
Tony Bellamy (Redbone) - b. 1946 - d. 12/25/09
Neil Peart (Rush) - 65
Gerry Beckley (America) - 65
Ler LaLonde (Primus, No Forcefield, Possessed, Blind Illusion, Serj Tankian and The F.C.C., Corrupted Morals) - 49
James McCartney (Singer, songwriter) - 40
Gus G/Kostas Karamitroudis (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind, Dream Evil, Nightrage, Mystic Prophecy) - 37

September 13
Dave Quincy (Manfred Mann, If, Zzebra) - 78
David Clayton Thomas (Blood Sweat & Tears) - 76
Peter Cetera (Chicago, solo) - 73
Don Was (Producer: Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones, Carly Simon, B-52's, Michael McDonald, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Bob Seger, Glenn Frey, Roy Orbison, Delbert McClinton, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson, Joe Cocker, Richie Sambora, The Black Crowes, Stone Temple Pilots, Ziggy Marley and many moreWas Not Was, music director and/or consultant for several motion pictures, documentary director, President of jazz music label Blue Note Records) - 65
Steve Kilbey (The Church, Jack Frost, Isidore, solo) - 63
Vinny Appice (Rick Derringer, Axis, Dio, Flesh & Blood, World War III, Heaven & Hell, Circle of Tyrants, Kill Devil Hill, Big Noize, WAMI, Hollywood Monsters, Toehider) - 60
Chuck Wright (Giuffria, House Of Lords, Quiet Riot, Northern Light Orchestra, Heaven and Earth + more) - 58
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth, Metallica, MD.45 + more) - 56
Zak Starkey (The Who, Oasis, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band + more) - 52
Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Iced Earth, Beyond Fear, Dio Disciples) - 50
Steve Perkins (Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Banyan, The Panic Channel, Infectious Grooves, Methods of Mayhem) - 50

September 14
Fred "Sonic" Smith (MC5, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, Patti Smith) - b. 1949 - d. 11/4/94
Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd) - b. 1949 - d. 10/20/77
Pete Agnew (Nazareth) - 71
Paul Kossoff (Free, Black Cat Bones, Back Street Crawler, Kossoff/Kirke/Tetsu/Rabbit, solo) - b. 1950 - d. 3/19/76
Jon 'Bowzer' Bowman (Sha Na Na) - 70
Ed King (Hunger, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Strawberry Alarm Clock) - 68
Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) - 62
Craig Montoya (Everclear, Tri-Polar, Castella) - 47
‎Paolo Gregoletto‬ (‎Trivium) - 32

September 15
Signe Toly Anderson (Jefferson Airplane, KBC Band) - b. 1941 - d. 1/28/16
Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly, Captain Beyond) - b. 1942 - d. 12/21/12
Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) - 65
Dr. Know/Gary Miller (Bad Brains, solo, collaborations and guest/sessions) - 59
Michel Dorge (Crash Test Dummies, solo) - 57
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein/Paul Caiafa (Misfits, Kryst the Conqueror, Gorgeous Frankenstein) - 53
Jerry Dixon (Warrant) - 450
Allen Shellenberger (Lit) - b. 1969 - d. 8/13/09
Paul Thomson (Franz Ferdinand + more) - 40

September 16
B.B. King - b. 1925 - d. 5/14/15
Dick Heckstall-Smith (Alexis Korner, Blues Incorporated, The Graham Bond Organization, John Mayall, Colosseum) - b. 1934 - d. 12/17/07
Joe Butler (The Lovin' Spoonful) - 76
Bernard Calvert (The Hollies) - 75
Kenney Jones (The Small Faces, The Faces, The Who, The Law, The Jones Gang) - 69
Ron Blair (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) - 69
David Bellamy (Bellamy Brothers) - 67
Vicky Blue (The Runaways, actress: played Cindy in the 1984 mockumentary movie 'This is Spinal Tap') - 58
Ean Evans (Lynyrd Skynyd, The Outlaws, Evans Capps) - b. 1960 - d. 5/6/09
Richard Marx - 54
Katon Depena‬ (‎Hirax‬) - 54
Dave "Snake" Sabo (Skid Row) - 53
Justine Frischmann (Elastica) - 48

September 17
Hank Williams - b. 1923 - d. 1/1/53
Bill Black (Elvis Presley's early trio The Blue Moon Boys, Bill Black's Combo) - b. 1926 - d. 10/21/65
Jim Hodder (Steely Dan) - 70
Fee Waybill (The Tubes) - 67
Steve Williams (Budgie) - 64
Ty Tabor (King's X, solo) - 56
Keith Flint (Prodigy) - 48
Chuck Comeau (Simple Plan) - 38

September 18
Michael Hossack (Doobie Brothers) - b. 1946 - d. 3/12/12
Alan "Bam" King (Ace) - 71
Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones) - b. 1951 - d. 6/5/02
Kerry Livgren (Kansas, Proto-Kaw, AD, solo) - 65
Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks) - 62
Joey Scott (Lizzy Borden) - 55
Tony Harnell (TNT, Skid Row, solo) - 55
Keith Douglas (Tora Tora) - 50

September 19
Brian Epstein (Beatles Manager) - b. 1934 - d. 8/27/67
Gene Dinwiddie (Paul Butterfield Blues Band, FullMoon + more) - b. 1936 - d. 1/11/02
Mama Cass Elliot (The Mama's & the Papa's) - b. 1941 - d. 7/29/74
Bill Medley (The Righteous Brothers) - 77
David Bromberg (multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, has worked with: Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Jorma Kaukonen, Jerry Garcia, Rusty Evans (The Deep) and Bob Dylan. He co-wrote the song "The Holdup" with former Beatle George Harrison) - 72
John Coghlan (Status Quo, The Rockers, John Coghlan's Diesel) - 71
Lol Creme (10cc, music video director, Godley & Creme, Art of Noise, The Producers) - 70
Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton, Ronin, soundtracks, sessions player) - 67
Daniel Lanois (Musician, songwriter, producer: Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, U2, Robbie Robertson, Bob Dylan, solo) - 66
Lita Ford (The Runaways, solo) - 58
Tommy Victor (Prong) - 51
Alan Jay "A. Jay" Popoff (Lit) - 44

September 20
Mick Rogers (Michael Oldroyd) (Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Aviator) - 71
Chuck Panozzo (Styx) - 69
John Panozzo (Styx) - b. 1948 - d. 7/16/96
Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers + more) - 65
Jeff Jones (Red Rider) - 63
John Easdale (Dramarama) - 56
Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme, Mourning Widows, Population 1, DramaGods, The Satellite Party, solo) - 51
Matthew and Gunner Nelson (Nelson) - 50
Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden, Hater, Wellwater Conspiracy, The Desert Sessions, Mark Lanegan) - 49
Vikki Foxx (Enuff Z'nuff, Vince Neil Band, The Veronicas + more) - 49

September 21
Don Preston (Frank Zappa, Mothers Of Invention, The Grandmothers, The Plastic Ono Band) - 85
Rory Storm/Alan Caldwell (Rory Storm and The Hurricanes) - b. 1939 - d. 9/28/72
David Hood (Bassist of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. He has played with: Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Traffic, The Staple Singers, Frank Black, Odetta, John Hiatt, Etta James and Willie Nelson + many more) - 74
Bobby Tench (The Jeff Beck Group, Humble Pie) - 73
Don Felder (The Eagles, solo) - 70
Bill Murray - 67
Bob Harris (Axe) - 66
Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor (Motorhead, Waysted) - 64
Markus Grosskopf (Helloween) - 52
Liam Gallagher (Oasis, Beady Eye, The Rain) - 45
David Silveria (Korn, L.A.P.D., INFINIKA) - 54

September 22
David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Coverdale/Page, solo) - 66
Rhett Forrester (Riot, solo + more) - b. 1956. He died on January 22, 1994, shot in a carjacking. He was 37
Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) - 61
Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde, Dream 6, Vowel Movement, Pretty & Twisted, solo) - 60
Nick Cave (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds) - 60
Joan Jett (Runaways, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, solo) - 59
Marq Torien (Bulletboys) - 56
Jesse Dupree (Jackyl) - 55
Matt Sharp (Weezer, The Rentals, Homie, Tegan and Sara, solo) - 48

September 23
John Coltrane - b. 1926 - d. 7/17/67
Ray Charles - b. 1930 - d. 6/10/04
Roy Buchanan - b. 1939 - d. 8/14/88
Steve Boone (The Lovin Spoonful) - 74
Dan Toler (Allman Brothers, Gregg Allman Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, The Renegades of Southern Rock) - b. 1948 - d. 2/25/13
Ron Bushy (Iron Butterfly) - 72
Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf) - 70
Neal Smith (Alice Cooper) - 70
Bruce Springsteen - 68
Steve Conte (Michael Monroe, The Contes, New York Dolls, Crown Jewels, Yoko Kanno) -

September 24
Mel Taylor (The Ventures) - b. 1933 - d. 8/11/96
Steve Douglas Kreisman (The Wrecking Crew, session player: The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Duane Eddy, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Darin, A&R man at Capitol Records, producer + more) - b. 1938 - d. 4/19/93
Linda McCartney (Wings, Denny Laine, Paul McCartney, Suzy and the Red Stripes, photographer) - b. 1941 - d. 4/17/98
Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Crowd) - 75
Jerry Donahue (Fotheringay, Fairport Convention, Hellecasters, Gathering - Legends of Folk Rock, The Electric Revelators, solo + more) - 71
Tod Howarth (Frehley's Comet, 707, Cheap Trick, Four By Fate, solo + more) - 60
Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Great White, Burning Rain, House of Lords, Badd Boyz, XYZ, Dokken, Lynch Mob, Rough Cutt, Resurrection Kings + more, actor) - 52
Shawn "Clown" Crahan (Slipknot) - 48
Dave Weiner (Steve Vai Band, solo) - 41

September 25
John Locke (Spirit, Nazareth) - b. 1943 - d. 8/4/06)
Onnie Mcintyre (Average White Band) - 72
Bryan MacLean (Love, The Grass Roots, solo) - b. 1946 - d. 12/25/98
Jerry Penrod (Iron Butterfly) - 71
Burleigh Drummond (Ambrosia) - 66
Steve Blaze (Lillian Axe) -
Chris Impellitteri (Impellitteri, Vice, Animetal USA) - 54
Kelly Smith (Flotsam And Jetsam) - 52
Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal (Guns N' Roses) - 48
Richie Edwards (The Darkness) - 43

September 26
Dick Heckstall-Smith (Blues Incorporated, The Graham Bond Organization, John Mayall, Jack Bruce, Colosseum, sessions) - b. 1934 - d. 12/17/04
Joe Bauer (The Youngbloods) - b. 1941 - d. 9/82
Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music) - 72
Tiran Porter (The Doobie Brothers) - 69
Tony Sales (Tony and The Tigers, Utopia, Chequered Past, Tin Machine, The Cheap Dates, The Sales Brothers, Iggy Pop + more) - 66
Stuart Tosh/Stuart MacIntosh (10cc, The Alan Parsons Project, Pilot, Camel) - 66
Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Starship, Starship, Big Bad Wolf, solo) - 63
Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos, Los Super Seven) - 63
Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale, solo) - 59
Darby Crash/Bobby Pyn/Jan Paul Beahm (The Germs, Darby Crash Band) - b. 1958 - d. 12/7/80
Al Pitrelli (Coven, Pitrelli, Reilly (CPR), Danger Danger, Hotshot, Alice Cooper, Asia, Joe Lynn Turner, Place Called Rage, Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Megadeth, O'2L, Widowmaker (U.S.) - 55
John Tempesta (White Zombie, Rob Zombie, Helmet, Scum of the Earth, The Cult, Exodus, Testament) - 53
Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) - b. 1967 - d. 10/21/95
Todd Chaisson (Tuff) -
James Michael (Sixx A.M.) - 49
Marty Casey (Lovehammers, L.A. Guns) - 44

September 27
Don Cornelius (Soul Train) - b. 1936 - d. 2/1/12
Don Nix (The Mar-Keys, Leon Russell, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, George Harrison, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Booker T. & The MG's + more) - 76
Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Ironhorse, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Brave Belt, Chad Allan and the Expressions, Bachman & Cummings, Bachman & Turner) - 74
Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday) (musician, actor) - 70
Robbie Shakespeare (session bassist, as Sly and Robbie worked with Peter Tosh, Robert Palmer, Jimmy Cliff, Grace Jones, Joe Cocker + more) - 64
Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind, Puck and Natty + more) - 53
Don Jamieson‬ (That Metal Show co-host, comedian, actor) - 51
Dean Butterworth (Good Charlotte, The Cab, Morrissey, Ben Harper, The Used, Donavon Frankenreiter, Sugar Ray, The Maddon Brothers, drummer and band leader of the house band for the NBC game show Hollywood Game Night + more) - 41
Bradley Arnold (3 Doors Down) - 39

September 28
Ed Sullivan - b. 1901 - d. 10/13/74
Franny Beecher (Bill Haley & the Comets) - b. 1921 - d. 2/24/14
Ben E King - 79
Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf) - 74
Paul Burgess (10cc, Jethro Tull) - 67
Norton Buffalo (Steve Miller Band, session player + more) - b. 1951 - d. 10/30/09
Andy Ward (Marillion) - 65
George Lynch (The Boyz, Xciter, Dokken, Lynch Mob, Lynch/Pilson, Souls of We, T&N, Shadow Train, KXM, solo + more) - 63
Paul Guerin (Quireboys, Down 'n' Outz, Red Dogs) -
Mick Cripps (L.A. Guns) - 56
Ginger Fish/Kenny Wilson (Marilyn Manson, Martyr Plot, Powerman 5000, Rob Zombie) - 52
Mark Schenker (Kix) -
Michelle Meldrum (Phantom Blue) - 49

September 29
Jerry Lee Lewis - 82
Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad, Terry Knight and the Pack, N'rG, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band) - 69
Mike Pinera (Blues Image, Iron Butterfly, Alice Cooper, Ramatam, Thee Image, New Cactus Band, solo + more) - 69
Dave Alford (Rough Cutt, Jailhouse) - 59
John Payne (Asia Featuring John Payne, Asia, GPS, solo) - 59
Les Claypool (Primus, Blind Illusion, Sausage, Oysterhead, Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, solo) - 54
Taime Downe (Faster Pussycat) - 53
Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio, Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Metal Allegiance + more) - 49
Brad Smith (Blind Melon) - 49

September 30
Buddy Rich (Legendary drummer) - b. 1917 - d. 4/2/87
Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield) - b. 1940 - d. 1/31/09
Gus Dudgeon (producer: Elton John, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Zombies, Kiki Dee, Strawbs, XTC and Joan Armatrading) - b. 1942 - d. 7/21/02
Marc Bolan (T Rex) b. 1947 - d. 9/16/77
Brian "Damage" Forsythe (KIX, Rhino Bucket) -
Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls, Amungus) - 53
Trey Anastasio (Phish, Trey Anastasio Band) - 53

Today In Rock History:
Sept. 1
1887: Emile Berliner files the first patent for the gramophone, beating Thomas Edison to the punch.
1950: Jerry Lee Lewis enrolls at Southwestern Bible Institute in Waxahatchie, TX. He is expelled three months later.
1953: The popular Lubbock, Texas duo of Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery audition for radio station KDAV's Sunday Party. They will earn a time slot on Sunday afternoon that becomes known as The Bob and Buddy Show.
1955: Alan Freed's 'First Anniversary Rock 'n Roll Party' kicks off at the Paramount Theater in Brooklyn, New York. Among those appearing on the bill are Chuck Berry, Tony Bennett, The Nutmegs, The Rhythmettes, The Cardinals and The Four Voices.
1956: Elvis Presley was at #2 on the U.S. singles chart with 'Hound Dog.' At #1 was The Platters 'My Prayer.'
1956: Elvis Presley buys his mama a Pink Caddie. It's the first of many Cadillacs Elvis gives away.
1956: 19 year old Jerry Lee Lewis went to Sun Records hoping for an audition but owner Sam Phillips was on vacation in Florida. Jerry Lee recorded some demos that Phillips would hear when he returned. Lewis starts recording as a solo artist and session musician in early December.
1957: A young Jimi Hendrix catches Elvis Presley's performance at Seattle's Sicks Stadium.
1957: 'The Biggest Show Of Stars' package tour kicked off at Brooklyn Paramount featuring: Buddy Holly & The Crickets, The Drifters, The Everly Brothers and Frankie Lymon. On some dates artists were unable to play because of segregation laws.
1965: At Columbia Studios in Hollywood, The Byrds began recording 'Turn! Turn! Turn!.' The master recording of the song reputedly took 78 takes, over five days of recording.
1965: James Brown and Booker T. & the MG's appear on TV's 'Shindig!' The Godfather of Soul performed 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag.'
1966: The Byrds played the first of an 11-night run at the Whisky-a-go-go in Hollywood.
1966: The Who single ‘I’m A Boy’ entered the UK chart peaking at #2 giving the band their second #2 hit. The song was originally intended to be a part of a rock opera called 'Quads' which was to be set in the future where parents can choose the sex of their children.
1967: The Buffalo Springfield started a 2 night gig at the Cheetah Club in LA. One of the opening bands was The Nazz. It wasn't Todd Rundgren 'Nazz,' it was a band that would later change their name to Alice Cooper, after they found out about Todd Rundgren's Nazz.
1967: Boz Scaggs joined The Steve Miller Band on guitar. The two played together as teenagers, after which Scaggs left for Europe and recorded the solo album, 'Boz.' The vocalist/guitarist replaces James Cooke and is heard on the Steve Miller Band's 'Children Of The Future' and 'Sailor' albums. He leaves the group in 1968.
1967: The four Beatles held a meeting at Paul McCartney's house in London to decide upon their next course of action following the death of manager Brian Epstein. They decide to postpone their planned trip to India and to begin the already-delayed production of the 'Magical Mystery Tour' movie. They have two songs already recorded for the movie, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘Your Mother Should Know.'
1967: David Bowie released the single 'Love You Till Tuesday' which failed to reach the charts.
1969: The Grateful Dead performed at the International Raceway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1970: Led Zeppelin appeared at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.
1971: Hawkwind performed at Powis Square in London.
1971: After their successful summer-replacement series, Sonny And Cher begin their fall TV variety series on CBS-TV.
1972: David Bowie played at Top Rank Suite in Doncaster, England.
1973: Elton John and Steely Dan appeared at Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California.
1973: John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana performed at the Chicago Amphitheater in Chicago,IL.
1973: Bob Dylan's soundtrack for the film 'Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid' enters the LP charts. The soundtrack contains 'Knocking On Heaven's Door.'
1973: Paul and Linda McCartney and guitarist Denny Laine begin work on Wings 'Band On The Run' album in Lagos, Nigeria.
1974: Harry Chapin's 'Cat's In The Cradle' b/w 'Vacancy' 45 single is released.
1974: Aerosmith performed at the Cape Cod Coliseum in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
1975: The J Geils Band play Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario.
1975: The Grateful Dead's 8th studio album 'Blues for Allah' is released. It reached #12 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. The single, 'The Music Never Stopped' peaked at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1976: Los Angeles musical force Lou Adler and his employee Neil Silver were kidnapped. The pair was seized by a Californian couple at Lou’s home. They were only released after agreeing to pay the crooks $25,000. Adler was responsible for promoting the Monterey Pop Festival, producing 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' and directing several Cheech & Chong movies. He also owns The Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip with his son Nic, sits courtside next to his friend Jack Nicholson at LA Lakers home games, and has managed Jan & Dean, Sam Cooke, The Mamas & the Papas, Johnny Rivers, The Grass Roots, Spirit, Carole King and Cheech and Chong among many others.
1976: 'Wish You Were Here' was close to spending one year on the UK album charts. Pink Floyd’s 9th studio album had been premiered at Knebworth in July 1975, and was released in September that year. It was an instant success, with record company EMI unable to press enough copies to satisfy demand. The artwork for the album package was once again created by the Hipgnosis team, who created a series of images based on “absence” and “unfulfilled presence” including the empty gesture of a handshake between two men dressed in business attire, one of whom is on fire, along with a veil concealing a nude woman in a windswept Norfolk grove, and a splash-less diver at Mono Lake in California.
1977: Blondie signed with the Chrysalis label.
1977: Generation X, which featured lead singer Billy Idol, released their debut single 'Your Generation.' Elton John commented for a British newspaper, “The Ramones do this sort of thing so much better.”
1977: Despite being embroiled in bitter feuds between themselves, The Beach Boys played a free concert in New York's Central Park to an estimated crowd of over 150,000.
1977: Rush released their 5th studio album 'A Farewell to Kings' which went on to be one of their first albums to be certified Gold & went on to sell a million copies in the U.S. It reached #33 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and the single 'Closer To The Heart' charted on both the Mainstream Rock (#21) and Billboard Hot 100 (#69) charts.
1978: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith marries a model named Cyrinda Foxe, who is pregnant with their baby, Mia. They would divorce in 1987.
1978: Styx 8th studio album, 'Pieces of Eight' is released. It reached #6 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features three Billboard Hot 100 singles - 'Renegade' (#16), 'Sing For The Day' (#41), and 'Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)' (#21).
1978: Molly Hatchet release their self-titled debut album.
1979: U2 released their first record, the 'U2-3' EP. It featured the songs 'Out of Control,' 'Boy/Girl' and 'Stories for Boys.' The band signed a worldwide contract with Island Records the following March.
1979: In Sydney, Australia, INXS made their live debut. It would be four years before they had their first U.S. Top 40 hit with 'The One Thing.'
1979: KISS kicked off the second leg of their North American tour in support of 'Dynasty' at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Judas Priest was the opening act for this leg of the tour.
1980: Fleetwood Mac wrapped up a nine-month tour at the Hollywood Bowl. Lindsey Buckingham told the audience, “This is our last show for a long time.” The band doesn't play live again for over two years.
1980: Saxon release their 3rd studio album, 'Strong Arm of The Law.'
1981: Hall & Oates released the 'Private Eyes' album, which contains two #1 hits: the title track and 'I Can't Go For That (No Can Do).'
1982: Howie Epstein made his live debut as the new bassist for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the Santa Cruz Auditorium in Santa Cruz, CA.
1983: The Clash’s Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon fired Mick Jones. They said he was “drifting apart from the original concept of the band.”
1984: Motorhead released their 14th single 'Killed by Death.'
1984: It had been twenty-four years since Tina Turner had been on Billboard's Hot 100 with a song she recorded with her husband Ike called 'A Fool In Love.' Now she was back with the #1 song in the U.S., 'What's Love Got To Do With It.' The record would go on to win Grammy Awards for Record Of The Year, Pop Vocal Performance - Female and Rock Vocal Performance - Female. This song was originally written for Cliff Richard, however the song was rejected. It was then offered to Donna Summer, who has stated she sat with it for a couple of years, but never recorded it.
1986: George Thorogood and the Destroyers released their 1st live album simply titled 'Live.'
1987: R.E.M. released their 5th studio album, 'Document.' The last album of new material released by I.R.S. Records is the first with producer Scott Litt. It reached #10 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart, and features the single, 'The One I Love,' which reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #470 on the 500 greatest albums of all time list.
1989: U2 bassist Adam Clayton pleaded guilty to a charge of marijuana possession, an Irish judge let him off the hook, but Clayton is required to make a contribution ($40,000) to the Dublin Women's Aid & Refuge Centre.
1989: Motley Crue released their 5th studio album, 'Dr. Feelgood.'
1990: Poison's 'Unskinny Bop' peaks at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1991: Bonnie Raitt donates a portion of the proceeds from a Saratoga, NY, concert to environmental groups battling a proposed coal-burning power plant.
1992: The Ramones release their 12th studio album, 'Mondo Bizarro.'
1992: Iron Maiden released the single 'Wasting Love.'
1998: David Bowie unveiled his Bowienet online community. The ISP features David Bowie news and releases.
1988: 'The Rock N' Roll Cuisine' cookbook is published, with 95 recipes from various musicians. Selections include Yoko Ono's "Dream Soup" (sunshine in a bowl), Cher's "Boyfriend Approved Macaroni Salad," Mick Jagger's shrimp curry and Weird Al Yankovic's peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
1998: Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan is charged with assault and battery for allegedly hitting a security guard in the head with a microphone during a concert at Pine Knob in Michigan. “I’ve seen everything at Pine Knob, but I’ve never seen it where the lead singer bends over and hits someone,” says the local sheriff. The security guard was trying to move an unruly fan away from the stage.
2000: Doro released her 7th solo album, 'Calling the Wild.'
2003: Iron Maiden released their 35th single 'Wildest Dreams.'
2004: Carlos Santana and his wife Deborah host an event to raise money for the Milagro Foundation, a children's charity they set up in 1988. Held in West Hollywood at the Hyatt Hotel's Rooftop, the event includes a fashion show and celebrity auction.
2004: Def Leppard's Joe Elliott gets married to his bride Kristine at Kinnitty Castle in Ireland. Guests include members of Def Leppard, Queen's Brian May and ex-Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter. There's even a wedding jam session.
2005: 'Whole Lotta Led: Our Flight With Led Zeppelin' is published. Using snapshots and fan's stories it tracks the legendary group's 12 year run.
2005: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is a guest on ABC's 'The View.' Lee is promoting his reality series 'Tommy Lee Goes To College' but he does manage to work some Crue mentions in there.
2005: 77 year old Fats Domino was rescued from the flooding in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina. He had earlier told his agent that he planned to remain in his home despite the order to evacuate.
2005: Pearl Jam begin selling digital downloads of their North American concerts online. The "digital bootlegs" are on the band's official site just hours after each performance.
2006: Asia's original line-up (singer-bassist John Wetton, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Geoffrey Downes and drummer Carl Palmer) kick off their 25th anniversary reunion tour in Jim Thorpe, PA.
2006: While awaiting trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson and with lawsuits and counter suits revolving around him, 65-year-old Phil Spector marries 26-year-old Rachelle Marie Short during a small ceremony. The newlyweds would spend just over two and a half years together before Phil was found guilty and sentenced to 19 years to life in the California state prison system. He will be 88 years old before becoming eligible for parole.
2006: Jon Bon Jovi and his wife throw a party in East Hampton, NY. Paul McCartney, Billy Joel and ex-Pink Floyd bassist-singer Roger Waters perform. Bruce Springsteen is also there but leaves before things get rolling.
2008: 'Rock N Roll Train,' the first single from AC/DC's album 'Black Ice,' is used in commercials promoting the CBS show 'Criminal Minds.'
2008: Metallica debut their video for 'The Day That Never Comes.'
2009: Elton John's keyboard player, Guy Babylon, died of a heart attack while swimming in his pool at his home in Los Angeles
2009: Chevelle's release their album 'Sci-Fi Crimes.'
2009: The Black Crowes release 'Before The Frost... ' and a second album, '... Until The Freeze,' is free exclusively through a download code included in 'Before The Frost...' So you have to buy one to get the other. The discs were recorded live earlier in the year during a five-night stint at ex-Band singer/drummer Levon Helm's studio in Woodstock, NY. 2009: Chevelle's 'Sci-Fi Crimes,' the follow-up to 2007's'"Vena Sera,' is released.
2009: Living Colour start their North American tour in Alexandria, VA, to support their album 'The Chair In The Doorway.' "We haven't played in the States in a very long time," says singer Corey Glover. "We're going to have do a real balancing act as to what people remember and what new stuff they want to hear."
2009: Kurt Cobain appears as a playable character in the Guitar Hero 5 video game. The late Nirvana frontman's avatar performs 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and a previously unreleased live version of 'Lithium.' The video game also has songs by Kings Of Leon, Blur and Sublime.
2010: Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils Ping, a line of iPods and a "social network for music," that allows iTunes users to connect with their friends for music recommendations. According to Jobs, it's "Facebook and Twitter meet iTunes." As part of the promotional push Coldplay's Chris Martin performs a solo piano version of 'Viva La Vida,' a song he asserts owes much of its success to its placement in an Apple commercial.
2011: Photographer Bob Gruen's 'Rock Seen' is published. The book features an introduction by Blondie's Debbie Harry, who also appears in the pages. Sid Vicious, David Bowie, KISS and Joan Jett with Lita Ford, plus other images, span the forty years Gruen has photographed and documented Rock music. There's also the famous photo of John Lennon wearing a sleeveless New York City tourist t-shirt. "That's my hit single," says Gruen.
2011: Billy Joe Armstrong was thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight because the singer was wearing his pants too low. A flight attendant told Armstrong, "Pull your pants up or you get off the plane." Armstrong takes to Twitter, writing, "Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!" The tweet is quickly re-tweeted by his followers. Later, Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins released a statement saying that the airline and the Green Day pop star had settled their differences over the incident.
2012: Geoff Tate of Queensryche, announces plans to get a "new Queensryche" together. Rudy Sarzo, Bobby Blotzer, Glen Drover, Kelly Gray and Randy Gane intially join up with Tate. The two sides of Queensryche eventually settle in court with Tate taking the name "Operation: Mindcrime" for his band perform at The Convention Hall in Philadelphia, PA. There's still some question as to whether they'll actually be able to call the band Queensryche, since Tate is still wrapped up in lawsuits with the other three members over his firing in the same year and the use of the name.
2012: Dave Matthews Band debut their own XM Radio Station with a live broadcast from the Gorge amphitheater in Washington state. The 24/7 Dave Matthews channel runs through the month.
2012: 'Welcome To My Nightmare: The Story of Alice Cooper' is in U.S. bookstores.
2012: Stone Temple Pilots embark on a tour to celebrate the 20th Anniversary release of their multi-platinum selling album, 'Core.' The first stop is Hershey, PA.
2012: The first annual Budweiser Made in America Festival takes place in Philadelphia. The two day event features Pearl Jam, The Hives and Dirty Projectors.
2013: Classic Beatles albums finally went platinum after the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) changed its sales award rules. Gold or platinum status has become synonymous with record success but the system has only been in place since 1973. This made 'Sgt. Pepper's' a triple-platinum album, having sold more than 900,000 copies since 1994. In total, the album is estimated to have sold 5.1 million units in the UK since its 1967 release. The albums 'Revolver,' 'Help,' 'Rubber Soul,' 'Revolver' and 'The White Album' also now had platinum status.
2014: 'The Voice That Sailed The Zeppelin,' a book about Robert Plant, is out. It spans Plant's early years, his run with Led Zeppelin and his solo career.
2015: Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister stops the band's show in Austin. "I can't do it," he tells the audience. Unable to continue he leads his bandmates off the stage. It is the second show in a week that is cut short. The tour is subsequently cancelled.
2015: The unauthorized 'Sinister Urge: The Life And Times Of Rob Zombie' is the first in-depth, career-spanning biography of the Heavy-Metal musician and filmmaker.
2016: A Blue Plaque marking the first home Freddie Mercury lived in when he arrived in England was unveiled. The Queen frontman moved to the semi-detached home in Feltham, west London, after his family left Zanzibar in 1964 when Mercury was 17.

Sept. 2
1957: The Everly Brothers 'Wake Up Little Susie' b/w 'Maybe Tomorrow' 45 single is released. The song hit #1 on the Billboard Pop chart and the Cash Box Best Selling Records chart, despite having been banned from Boston radio stations for lyrics that, at the time, were considered suggestive. 'Wake Up Little Susie' also spent seven weeks atop the Billboard country chart and got to #2 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was ranked at #311 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1957: Pete Seeger plays 'We Shall Overcome' at the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. On hand is Martin Luther King, Jr., who gives the closing speech at the celebration. The song becomes ingrained with the civil rights movement as King and Seeger fight for equality.
1964: The Beatles perform at Convention Hall in Philadelphia, PA. In the days leading up to the concert, race riots happened in Philadelphia. The civil rights supporting Beatles were shocked to see an entire white audience of 13,000.
1964: The Rolling Stones recorded their version of the Willie Dixon song 'Little Red Rooster' at Regent Sound Studios in London, England.
1965: The Beatles released 'Yesterday.' The Paul McCartney-written song has more than 2,500 cover versions of the song exist, making it one of the most recorded songs in history.
1965: The Beatles receive a Gold record for John Lennon's biographical composition, 'Help!,' which was still rising up the charts.
1965: Steam Packet with Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Julie Discoll and The Brian Auger Trinity appeared at the Marquee Club in London.
1965: The Doors recorded their first demos at World Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California, where they cut six Jim Morrison songs.
1966: The Who played at Locarno Ballroom in Basildon, Essex, England.
1967: The Rolling Stones 'Dandelion' b/w 'We Love You' 45 Single is released. It reached #14 in the United States, and effectively became the A-side there (as the edgier 'We Love You' disappointed at #50 on US charts). This is reflected in 'Dandelion' appearing on both the US and UK versions of Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) in 1969, while 'We Love You' appeared only on the UK version.
1967: Pink Floyd, The Move, Soft Machine, Fairport Convention, The Nack, and Denny Lane performed at the UFO Festival held at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London.
1968: The Doors perform their Amsterdam show as a trio after lead singer Jim Morrison passes out while dancing during the Jefferson Airplane's performance. Organist Ray Manzarek handles the vocals.
1970: Genesis manager Tony Stratton Smith put an advertisement for a drummer in the English magazine Melody Maker. Former child actor-turned-drummer Phil Collins answered and the rest is history.
1970: The Rolling Stones played at Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland.
1971: The Rolling Stones sued their former managers Andrew Loog Oldham and Eric Easton. The band accused the pair of withholding royalties from them during their time on the Decca record label.
1971: Former Grateful Dead manager Lenny Hart was arrested and charged with embezzling about $150,000 from the band. Hart was found by a private detective in San Diego while baptizing people using the name the Reverend Lenny B. Hart. He was convicted of criminal embezzlement and sentenced to six months in jail. The same day, the band released their second live album, titled 'Grateful Dead.' The Grateful Dead changed the title after the record company refused to release it under their original title, 'Starf**k.'
1972: The Hollies 'Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)' peaks at #2 on the U.S. charts.
1972: Rod Stewart was at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'You Wear It Well,' the singers 2nd chart topper.
1972: The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival was held over three days on Bull Island, near Griffin, Indiana. The Promoters expected over 50,000 music fans. More than 200,000 attended the festival. Many bands pulled out as the festival drifted steadily into anarchy. Bands that did appear included Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids, Black Oak Arkansas, Cheech and Chong, Foghat, Albert King, Brownsville Station, Canned heat, Flash, Ravi Shankar, Rory Gallagher, Lee Michaels and Frosty, The Eagles, The Amboy Dukes, and Gentle Giant. Three concert goers drowned in the Wabash River and as the festival ended, and the remnants of the crowd burned down the music stand.
1974: David Bowie played the first of seven sold-out nights on his 'Diamond Dogs Tour' at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles.
1975: Five hundred ticket-less fans hoping to see Jefferson Starship and The Doobie Brothers stormed the gates of Syracuse, New York’s Great American Music Fair. Rocks and bottles were thrown, and 60 people ere eventually arrested.
1977: Thin Lizzy's 8th studio album, 'Bad Reputation' is released. It reached #39 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #4 on the UK Albums Chart. The single, 'Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight)' reached #14 on the UK Singles Chart.
1978: Boston's sophomore LP 'Don't Look Back' hits the charts.
1978: George Harrison marries Olivia Trinidad Arias, a secretary at his Dark Horse record company.
1978: Cheap Trick’s first single to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, 'Surrender' peaked at #62. The song would later be covered by everyone from Green Day to Marilyn Manson and appear in numerous television shows, movies and video games.
1979: The Grateful Dead played at the Civic Center in Augusta, Maine.
1980: KISS perform at the Velodromo Vigorelli in Milan, Italy as part of their 'Unmasked' tour. Iron Maiden opens the show.
1982: Fleetwood Mac kick off their Mirage tour in Atlanta. Their opening act is Men at Work, whose debut album 'Business as Usual' is racing up the charts in America. Two weeks after the tour ends in October, Men At Work get their own tour as headliners.
1983: Paul McCartney joins George Martin at AIR Studios, in London for the recording of the 'Give My Regards To Broadstreet' album.
1984: The original lineup of Van Halen (Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and Alex Van Halen) played their very last show together in Nuremberg, Germany as part of the Monsters of Rock tour on a bill that included AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio & Motley Crue.
1984: U2 played the second of two nights at the Logan Cambell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand during their 'Unforgettable Fire' world tour.
1985: Gary Moore releases his 7th solo album, 'Run For Cover.'
1987: Sonny Bono announces his run for mayor of Palm Springs, California, after running into problems trying to open a restaurant there. He wins and later becomes a congressman.
1988: The Amnesty International Human Rights Now! tour kicked off at Wembley Stadium and featured Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssu n'Dour. The tour eventually hits five continents and claimis to be the most ambitious rock tour in history.
1989: The Cars’ Ric Ocasek married supermodel Paulina Porizkova.
1989: Ozzy Osbourne is charged with threatening to kill his wife Sharon. Sharon later said, “He went to bed. I was reading downstairs. He came down in his underpants, sat on the sofa right opposite me and said, ‘We’ve come to a decision.’ I was like, ‘Yeah’ — sort of sarcastic — ‘What’s the decision?’ and he said, ‘We’re very sorry but you’re going to have to die.’” Ozzy began to strangle her, but Sharon managed to press a panic button in their home, and when she came to, her husband had disappeared, and the police had arrived. Ozzy was arrested and later released on the condition that he immediately go into detox. The case was later dropped when the couple decided to reconcile.
1989: Jeff Healy's 'Angel Eyes' hits #5 on the singles chart. The track was also used in the movie 'Road House.'
1993: At the MTV Video Music Awards held in Los Angeles at the Universal Amphitheatre, Neil Young joined Pearl Jam on stage for a rendition of Young’s 'Rockin’ in the Free World.' Pearl Jam also won Video of The Year, Best Group Video, Best Director and Best Metal/Hard Rock Video for 'Jeremy.'
1993: Stone Temple Pilots win Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards for 'Plush.'
1994: Hootie & the Blowfish make their first of several appearances on 'The Late Show with David Letterman.'
1995: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland, Ohio, celebrating the opening of the museum. Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Berry get the night started with a duet of 'Johnny B. Goode,' followed by 41 different combinations of artists playing 68 songs over the course of six hours and 40 minutes. The lineup includes Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, John Fogerty, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Al Green, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Burdon, The Allman Brothers Band, Booker T. & the MG's, Robbie Robertson, the Kinks, John Mellencamp, Lou Reed, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, George Clinton, the Pretenders, Iggy Pop, and Jackson Browne. Soul Asylum backs Iggy Pop (on 'Back Door Man') and Lou Reed (for 'Sweet Jane'). Jerry Lee (with help from Springsteen & The E Street Band) sings 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On' and 'Great Balls Of Fire.'
1995: Seattle's The President's of the United States of America are signed by Columbia Records.
1996: Iron Maiden released their 29th single, 'Virus.'
1996: After bolting, just a few days earlier, from the plane taking Oasis to the U.S. for a tour, vocalist Liam Gallagher rejoins the group in New York. His brother, guitarist Noel, sang in Liam's absence.
2000: Many fans left a Def Leppard concert at the Oregon State Fair disappointed. The band was accused of playing too quietly, in order to obey local noise ordinances. The band offered their fans a refund. Joe Elliott explained, “Because of some law passed after a particularly loud MC Hammer gig, we were told to turn down our P-A system. But we’ve never pulled out of a show in over 20 years, so we weren’t about to start now.”
2001: Saxophonist Jay Migliori dies of colon cancer. He was 70. Migliori was a session musician who played on an estimated 4,000 commercial recordings including work with The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa. He was also the founding member of Supersax, a tribute band to Charlie Parker.
2003: Punk legends The Clash received a lifetime achievement award at the GQ Men of the Year awards in London.
2003: Iron Maiden's 13th studio album, 'Dance of Death' is released.
2005: Mississippi natives 3 Doors Down create a public service announcement to urge support for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The video clip features footage of the flood-torn Gulf Coast region accompanied by the group's song 'Here By Me.' 3DD also ask fans to bring canned food and baby items to their concerts.
2006: A Muslim group in Zanzibar, Tanzania, protests a planned celebration of what would have been the late Freddie Mercury's 60th birthday (on 9/5/6). Though the Queen frontman was born in Zanzibar, the religious group objects because Mercury was gay.
2008: Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow are among the female singers (and cancer survivors) heard on 'Just Stand Up.' As part of the Stand Up To Cancer initiative, song proceeds help fund cancer research.
2008: Rage Against The Machine appear at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, MN. with a near-riot, an impromptu march and a fierce concert. Police initially shut the band's concert, despite the fact that the festival had a legal permit until 7 p.m. When the angry crowd's chants of "Fuck you I won't do what you tell me" failed to start the show, frontman Zack de la Rocha and guitarist Tom Morello performed an a cappella version of 'Bulls on Parade' and 'Killing In The Name,' handing a megaphone back and forth between them for the lyrics and music.
2008: Jon Bon Jovi, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and Newark mayor Cory Booker jointly announce that Bon Jovi's Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation is partnering with Help USA to launch the Help Newark Genesis Project, which plans to build 51 houses in the city catering to homeless and low-income citizens, as well as people with special needs.
2008: Led Zeppelin receives the Outstanding Achievement award at the U.K. edition of GQ magazine's annual Men of the Year Awards in London. Singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page attend. The honor is presented by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. "When the temples get grey, the (awards) start coming in thick and fast," says Plant.
2008: Great White offers $1 million to victims and survivors of the 2003 club fire at The Station in Rhode Island. 100 people perished in one of the nation's worst nightclub fires. The group does not admit any wrongdoing as part of the settlement. The blaze started when Great White's tour manager lit pyrotechnics that ignited the club's soundproofing.
2008: London's Victoria and Albert Museum pay $92,500 for the original Rolling Stones "lips" logo. Created by then-art student John Pasche in '70, the logo was modeled after Mick Jagger's lips.
2009: Metallica's Lars Ulrich hosts a screening of the 2003 Danish film 'The Five Obstructions,' a documentary that incorporates experimental elements, in San Rafael, CA. He also participates in a discussion of the film.
2009: Guy Babylon, keyboard player with the Elton John Band, dies of a heart attack while swimming in his Los Angeles pool. He was 52. Babylon won a Grammy Award for his contributions on the Elton John/Tim Rice musical Aida. Elton John said, “I am devastated and heartbroken at the death of Guy Babylon. Guy played over 1000 shows with me, and we worked together on the Road To El Dorado, Aida, Billy Elliot, Lestat and Gnomeo and Juliet, as well as on countless albums. He was one of the most brilliant musicians I ever knew, a true genius, a gentle angel — and I loved him so much.”
2011: The Red Hot Chili Peppers play a free show in London through a partnership with BBC Radio 1. The band distributes tickets through a random ballot. The set list includes tracks from their most recent album, 'I'm With You' and a cover of Neil Young's 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.'
2011: My Chemical Romance fire drummer Michael Pedicone for thievery. "He was caught red handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show last night in Auburn, Washington," reads a band statement. "We are heartbroken and sick to our stomachs over this entire situation." The band declines to press charges.
2012: Mark Abrahamian, lead guitarist with Starship, dies of a heart attack. He was 46. Abrahamian collapsed following a concert in Nebraska where Starship had opened for Survivor and Boston.
2013: Elton John receives the first ever Brits Icon award. Rod Stewart presents the prize to John describing him as "the second-best Rock singer ever." The award is given to artists who have had a "lasting impact" on UK culture.
2014: Counting Crows release their 7th album, 'Somewhere Under Wonderland.' It's their first on Capitol Records.
2016: The Eagles 'Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975' returned to the U.S. album chart thanks to a 99-cent sale price in the Google Play store. The album, released in 1976, was already the largest selling compilation album in history with worldwide sales of over 42 million copies.

Sept. 3
1955: Bill Haley And His Comets turn down a $2,000 offer for a 15 date tour of Australia because of their fear of flying.
1955: Billboard magazine reports that independent record manufacturers are continuing to expand at an unprecedented rate. They took in $20 million last year.
1962: After playing a lunchtime show at The Cavern in Liverpool, The Beatles then play the first of three Monday night gigs at The Queen's Hall, Widnes, Cheshire. Also on the bill, Billy Kramer and the Coasters, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and Sonny Kaye and the Reds.
1965: A Rolling Stones show in Dublin, Ireland ended in a riot after 30 fans jumped onto the stage. Jagger was knocked down as the rest of the band fled the stage.
1966: Donovan hit #1 on the US singles chart with 'Sunshine Superman.' The track featured then Yardbird Jimmy Page on guitar and John Paul Jones on bass. The song was written for Donovan's future wife Linda Lawrence.
1966: Question Mark And The Mysterians' '96 Tears' makes its debut on Billboard's Hot 100, where it will eventually reach #1.
1966: After 14 years on TV (and ten years on radio before that), the last 'Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet' TV show, with son Rick Nelson, airs on ABC.
1967: During a 10-date tour of Sweden, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Liseburg in Gothenburg, Sweden.
1968: Ringo returns to The Beatles after quitting in frustration during the 'White Album' sessions. He finds his drum kit covered in flowers.
1969: The 30th Elvis Presley movie, the '20s period piece 'The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It),' is released.
1969: The Monkees 'Good Clean Fun' b/w 'Mommy And Daddy' 45 single is released.
1970: Led Zeppelin performed at the Sports Arena in San Diego, California. A critic for the local newspaper, the Union-Tribune wrote, “The performance was old-time religion without a message and without a moral, although there was plenty that was physical for the congregation of young people. There was the hand clapping, the shouting, the parading in the aisles – and finally there was the self-induced frenzy that was once the trademark of some evangelical religious sects.”
1970: Freddie King and Johnny Winter performed at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.
1970: The Dave Clark Five call it quits after ten years.
1970: It was reported that Bob Dylan’s bootleg album 'Great White Wonder' has sold over 350,000 copies.
1970: Guitarist Alan Wilson of Canned Heat, dies in Los Angeles at 27. Wilson’s body was found on a hillside behind bandmate Bob Hite’s Topanga Canyon home. Accidental acute barbiturate intoxication was listed as the cause of death. Wilson had been hospitalized for acute depression a few months prior to his death when he allegedly tried to commit suicide by driving his car off a freeway. Wilson, nicknamed “Blind Owl” because of his thick prescription glasses sang 'Going Up The Country,' Woodstock’s unofficial theme song. He is another member of the “27” club.
1970: Arthur Brown was arrested at the Palermo Pop '70 Festival in Italy, after setting fire to his helmet and stripping naked during his stage performance. The singer spent four days in solitary confinement before he was released.
1971: Led Zeppelin play one night at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Top ticket price was $7.50.
1971: The Allman Brothers band appeared at the Place de Nations in Montreal, Quebec.
1971: Fleetwood Mac's 5th studio alum, 'Future Games' is released. It reached #91 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. 'Future Games' was their first album with guitarist Bob Welch and the first to feature Christine McVie as a full member.
1972: David Bowie performed at the Hardrock Concert Theatre, Stretford, in Manchester, England. The 3000-seat venue hosted some of the biggest names in England during its brief three year existence.
1973: The Rolling Stones appeared at Eisstadion, in Mannheim, Germany.
1975: An all-star jam session took place at a party in Los Angeles for actor Peter Sellers’ 50th Birthday. Bill Wyman on bass, Ronnie Wood, Jesse Ed Davis, and Danny Kortchmar on guitars, Keith Moon, organ and drums, Joe Cocker, vocals, Nigel Olsson, drums and David Bowie and Bobby Keys on sax. The group named themselves the Trading Faces.
1976: Marshall Tucker Band played the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia.
1977: Just weeks after his death, record buyers in Great Britain were scooping up Elvis Presley discs. The king had the #1 album, 'Moody Blue' and the number one single, 'Way Down,' as well as 26 other albums and 8 more singles in the Top 100.
1977: Studio engineer Keith Harwood is killed in a car crash in England at 37. Harwood had just left a recording session with The Rolling Stones when he died in the same spot where Marc Bolan would die two weeks later. Harwood was noted for his work at Olympic Studios with David Bowie ('Diamond Dogs'), and The Rolling Stones ('It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll') and ('Black And Blue'). He also engineered a number of Led Zeppelin albums, including 'Houses Of The Holy,' 'Physical Graffiti' and 'Presence.' The Rolling Stones dedicated their album 'Love You Live' to his memory.
1977: Heart peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Barracuda' their third top forty single in the U.S.
1978: Frank Zappa, Scorpions, Brand X, John McLaughlin, Ten Years After, Joan Baez, and Genesis perform at Ludwigsparkstadion in Saarbrücken, Germany.
1979: Van Halen appeared at Kaikan Hall in Kyoto, Japan.
1980: Blue Oyster Cult played at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona.
1981: The Allman Brothers Band performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
1982: The US Festival kicked off in San Bernardino, California. The three day festival included performances by Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, The Police, The Cars, Talking Heads, The Kinks, Ramones, B52's, The English Beat, Gang Of Four, The Grateful Dead, Pat Benatar, Jackson Browne and more. Apple Computers founder Steven Wozniak bankrolled the festival.
1983: Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble hit the album charts with 'Double Trouble.'
1983: The Eurythmics went to #1 on the singles chart with 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).'
1984: Iron Maiden release their 5th studio album, 'Powerslave.'
1988: Bon Jovi release their single, 'Bad Medicine.' It eventually hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100.
1988: UB40 had their first #1 single with 'Red Red Wine.' The song, taken from their album 'Labour of Love,' was a cover of the 1968 Neil Diamond hit song.
1988: The Beach Boys 'Kokomo' hits #1. The song, written by John Phillips (Mamas & Papas), Mike Love (Beach Boys), producer Terry Melcher (Paul Revere & The Raiders/The Byrds) and Scott McKenzie ('San Francisco - Be Sure To Wear A Flower In Your Hair'), is the first Beach Boys hit not to include Brian Wilson.
1988: Triumph performed their last concert with guitarist and singer Rik Emmett until 2008 at the Kingswood Music Theatre at Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan, ON outside of Toronto.
1990: R.E.M. started recording sessions for their 'Out Of Time' album at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York.
1990: Judas Priest released their 12th studio album, 'Painkiller.' It was Rob Halford's last album with the band until 2005's 'Angel of Retribution.'
1991: Ike Turner was released from prison, having served 18 months of a four year prison term. Ike had been arrested ten other times and in an interview with Variety magazine, he claimed to have spent over $11 million on cocaine.
1991: During a European tour, Nirvana recorded ‘Dumb,' ‘Drain You’ and ‘Endless Nameless’ at Maida Vale studios in London for the BBC Radio 1 John Peel show.
1991: Overkill release their 5th studio album, 'Horrorscope.'
1991: XYZ release their 2nd studio album, 'Hungry.'
1991: Rush release their 14th studio album, 'Roll the Bones.'
1992: David Bowie became the first person to appear on the cover of Architectural Digest in four years.
1994: John Mellencamp peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with his cover of Van Morrison’s 'Wild Night' which was a duet with Me’shell Ndegeocello & was Mellencamp’s tenth and last top ten single in the U.S.
1994: Neil Young's album 'Sleeps With Angels,' is released. The title track references Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. Cobain's suicide note contained a reference to Young's 'My My, Hey, Hey (Out Of The Blue).' "It's better to burn out than fade away."
1994: Brian Setzer marries Christine Schmidt.
1999: The largest music bootleg bust in US history was made. It was estimated that this one operation alone was responsible for $100 million in lost revenues. Almost 1 million CDs and tapes and recording equipment valued at $250,000 were confiscated.
1999: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx was arrested after a concert in Raleigh, NC on charges on inciting a riot in Greensboro, NC in October of 1997. Sixx also faced charges of assault and disorderly conduct. The police say Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee hurled racial slurs at John Allen, an African-American security guard, and also encouraged the audience to assault Allen. Sixx faced one felony riot charge and misdemeanors for inciting a riot and disorderly conduct, but later a confidential settlement with the security guard put the matter to rest a week before the federal trial.
2001: System Of A Down's scheduled free promotional concert in L.A. is canceled because too many people show up. A riot follows with cops on horseback dispersing the crowd.
2002: The Rolling Stones 40th anniversary 'Licks' tour kicked off at the Fleet Centre in Boston. Tickets for the best seats cost $224. The world tour would see the band playing to over 2.5 million fans over 100 shows.
2002: The longstanding battle between the 60's girl group The Ronettes and Phil Spector was on the docket of New York State Court of Appeals in Albany. The Ronettes, led by Phil Spector's then-wife Ronnie Spector, recorded 28 songs for Spector from 1963 to 1967. Under a 1963 contract, they received a one-time payment of $14,482. Group members contend that the contract didn't cover the royalties for Ronettes' songs used in movies, TV shows and advertising. The Ronettes' big hit, 'Be My Baby' was featured in the movie Dirty Dancing. In November 2001, a lower state court said the Ronettes were entitled to nearly $3 million. Spector's lawyers countered that the 1963 contract gives him ownership of all the group's recordings. The court battle between Spector and the Ronettes started in 1988.
2002: The original version of the peer to peer file swapping program Napster officially died on September 3rd when an attempted buyout by Bertelsmann Entertainment Group (BEG), which owns several record labels, including Arista Records, failed to go through bankruptcy court. Napster subsequently laid off all its employees and the Web site's home page sported the Napster logo with "Napster Was Here" written below. Napster has now re-appeared in a pay-per-song format.
2004: Songwriter and producer Billy Davis died in New York after a long illness. He co-wrote Jackie Wilson’s, 'Reet Petite' and the jingle 'I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke.' Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Gladys Knight all recorded his songs.
2004: Facing rampant downloading, Universal Music, the world's largest record company, announces they are cutting their CD list price in an effort to boost sales.
2004: Linkin Park's 'Breaking the Habit' takes over the top spot on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart replacing Three Days Grace's 'Just Like You.' 'Breaking The Habit' also tops the Modern Rock Tracks.
2004: 'Songs For Sudan' is issued in Europe. Aimed at raising money for the hundreds of thousands of people driven from their homes in Sudan's Darfur region, the album has tracks from R.E.M., Jet and Ash.
2005: Judas Priest tours Latin America. Whitesnake is the opening act. The trek begins in Mexico Cityat the Palacio de los Deportes.
2006: Don Henley plays the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival. John Mellencamp was originally scheduled but had to drop out. The Labor Day weekend show is in Snowmass Village, CO.
2008: Rage Against The Machine play show at Minneapolis' Target Center that coincides with the Republican National Convention taking place in St. Paul (across the river). RATM played the 2000 and 2008 Democratic National Conventions in Los Angeles and Denver, respectively. But this time they are definitely 'outsiders'.
2008: Slipknot get their 1st #1 on the US album charts with their album 'All Hope Is Gone,' but only after a recount put them ahead of rapper The Game's latest release. Slipknot's fourth studio album sold 239,516 copies, which was 1,134 more than the Games album. Kid Rock's 'Rock N Roll Jesus' sits at #3.
2009: Chicago is the first stop on Chevelle's North American tour in support of their 'Sci-Fi Crimes' album.
2010: Mike Edwards (also known as Swami Deva Pramada or simply Pramada), a founding member of ELO who played the cello, was killed when a giant bale of hay weighing more than half a ton tumbled down a hill and crashed into his van on the highway. Edwards quit ELO in 1975 to become a Buddhist, changing his name to Deva Pramada and made his living by teaching cello lessons, performing improvisational dance and playing with the Devon Baroque orchestra.
2010: Death Angel released their 6th studio album, 'Relentless Retribution.'
2011: Pearl Jam celebrate their 20-year anniversary with the PJ20 Festival - a "destination festival" that draws 37,000. The two-day event in Alpine Valley, WI, features a Pearl Jam Museum with frontman Eddie Vedder's handwritten and typed lyric sheets and appearances by Queens Of The Stone Age, Mudhoney and The Strokes.
2011: The Martin Scorsese-directed documentary 'George Harrison: Living In The Material World' makes its world premiere at the 38th annual Telluride Film Festival. Five years in the making, the lengthy (over 3 hours) two-part documentary coincides with the 10-year anniversary of Harrison's death in 2001 from lung cancer.
2012: Seether launch their 'Rise Above Fest' in Laconia, NH. The event is named after their popular track 'Rise Above.' Puddle Of Mudd, Buckcherry and Black Stone Cherry also perform. A portion of the proceeds benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
2013: Nine Inch Nails release their first album in five years, 'Hesitation Marks.'
2013: Ed Roland And The Sweet Tea Project, featuring the Collective Soul frontman, roll out their debut album, 'Devils 'n Darlins,' in North America. "The Sweet Tea Project started as a bunch of friends coming over after gigs and listening to new songs had written, but not with Collective Soul in mind," says Roland.
2013: Noel Gallagher (Oasis) receives the Icon Award at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London. Arctic Monkeys get the Band honor while Elton John takes home the magazine's Genius Award.
2013: Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson receives the Prog God Award at the Progressive Music Awards in London. "The innocent voyage of restless souls: that's Prog Rock,' says Anderson. 'Sometimes bombastic, self-indulgent and worse, it is also an honest, gut-felt reaction to the often simplistic and repetitive nature of much of Pop and Rock."
2013: 'Rubber Soul,' written by musician Greg Kihn, is out. The novel centers around The Beatles in the '60s. For the book, Kihn interviewed Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Patti Harrison, Yoko Ono and Pete Best.
2013: The British Phonographic Industry announced that The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' would finally be certified Platinum in the United Kingdom. Although the album has sold over five million copies in Great Britain since it was issued in 1967, the Platinum designation has only been around since 1994 and requires sales of 300,000.
2015: Black Sabbath announced their final tour, 'The End,' was set to kick off in January 2016. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler were slated to participate, but drummer Bill Ward, who had an earlier falling out with the band, was not mentioned.
2015: Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks is named the Prog God for 2015 at the Progressive Music Awards in London.
2015: Avril Lavigne reveals that she is separated from Nickelback's Chad Kroeger after two years of marriage. "It is with heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today," writes Lavigne on Instagram.
2017: Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, passed away at the age of 67.

Sept. 4
1954: Elvis Presley, with Bill Black and Scotty Moore make their first appearance at The Grand Old Opry in Nashville. The audience reaction was so poor that the Opry's manager Jim Denny told Elvis that he should go back to driving a truck.
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis files for divorce from his 2nd wife and he marries his cousin Myra three months later, before the divorse is final.
1957: The Buddy Deane Bandstand debuts on WJZ-TV in Baltimore. The two hour Rock 'n' Roll show gave viewers a chance to call in and talk to celebrity performers, which tied up lines so badly the phone company was forced to ask Deane to desist.
1959: Following the stabbing deaths of two teenagers by a 17 year old and other similar incidents of violence in New York City, WCBS radio in the Big Apple bans all versions of 'Mack the Knife.'
1959: Dick Clark's traveling show opens at the Michigan State Fair. The line-up includes Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Duane Eddy, The Coasters, LaVern Baker and Jan And Dean.
1962: The Beatles recorded six songs including 'Love Me Do"' and 'P.S. I Love You,' at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London. The two songs became the two sides of their first single. Producer George Martin had originally wanted to release the Mitch Murray composition, 'How Do You Do It,' but the band's lack of enthusiasm was clear in the recording and the song remained unreleased until it appeared on 'Anthology 1' in 1995. It's their first recording session with Ringo Starr on drums.
1964: The Animals make their U.S. concert debut at New York's Paramount Theatre.
1965: The Beatles began a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with 'Help,' the title of their 2nd film. It was the group's 9th US #1.
1965: The Who's van is stolen with all of their equipment while ironically out to shop for a guard dog to protect it. While the van was recovered, the theft actually turns out to be a blessing in disguise for both The Who and the now-legendary amp brand Marshall, when Townshend and Entwistle decide to upgrade to the new 100 watt models.
1968: The Beatles film promo videos for ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ at Twickenham Film Studios. The vocals are recorded live over the pre-recorded instrumental tracks to get around the current British Musicians Union ban on lip-sync performances. For ‘Hey Jude,' The Beatles were accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra and 300 fans and other assorted extras who join in.
1968: 'Street Fighting Man' by The Rolling Stones is banned in Chicago and some other cities as local officials fear it will incite riots.
1968: Pink Floyd played at Middle Earth, The Club House, Richmond Athletic Club in Richmond, England.
1969: The film 'Easy Rider' starring Jack Nicholson Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper opened at The Classic in London. The soundtrack included music from Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, The Electric Prunes, Steppenwolf and others.
1969: The Rascals are presented with two Gold albums. The first was for their two year old debut disc, 'The Young Rascals' and the second for their greatest hits collection, 'Time Peace.'
1969: The Youngbloods do not appear on 'The Tonight Show' as scheduled. Johnny Carson says in his monologue, "They complained about the set, the lighting, the sound, the show...everything. So we wiped their noses, told them they'd been in show business a day and a half and sent them home." Youngblood's guitarist/pianist Lowell Levinger retorted, "We weren't treated like guests..."
1970: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at The Scene in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1970: The Rolling Stones 'Get Yer Ya-Yas Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert' is released. The live album reached #6 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and reached #1 on the UK Albums chart. It was recorded in New York and Maryland in November 1969, just before the release of Let It Bleed.
1971: Paul and Linda McCartney went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with the U.S. only released 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey' from the album 'Ram.' It was McCartney's first U.S. solo #1. Paul has said that 'Uncle Albert' was based on his real-life uncle. "He's someone I recall fondly and when the song was coming, it was like a nostalgia thing... As for Admiral Halsey, he's one of yours, an American admiral", referring to Admiral William "Bull" Halsey.
1971: During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada.
1972: Concessionaire Francisco Caruso was killed during a Wishbone Ash concert in Texas after refusing to give a fan a free sandwich.
1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono make an appearance on Jerry Lewis' Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
1973: The Rolling Stones performed at Sporthalle in Cologne, Germany.
1975: Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band began a two night stand at Cobo Hall in Detroit where they recorded their first live album 'Live Bullet' which was released the following year when it peaked at #34 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and sold five million copies in the U.S.
1976: Fleetwood Mac went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with their self-titled album after being on the charts for over a year. It knocked Peter Frampton's 'Frampton Comes Alive' out of the top spot and was the band's first album with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. The album went on to sell over 5 million copies in the U.S. and was the first of three #1 albums for the group.
1976: The Sex Pistols made their television debut when they appeared on the Manchester based Granada TV program 'So It Goes.'
1976: KISS releases the Soft-Rock ballad, 'Beth,' which will rise to #7 and become their only US Top 10 hit. The song was originally titled 'Beck,' written about a woman named Rebecca, the wife of one of Peter Criss' former band mates. Because Criss dedicated the number to his wife Lydia at each performance, many mistakenly thought the song was about her.
1976: Blue Oyster Cult's biggest hit, '(Don't Fear) The Reaper,' cracks the Billboard Top 40 on its way to #12.
1978: AC/DC appeared at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
1979: The Grateful Dead play the first of three nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1980: A new version of Yes, with Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn play the first of three sold out nights at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1981: Van Halen played at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Mississippi.
1981: Meatloaf releases his 3rd studio album, 'Dead Ringer.'
1982: Just as its six week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 was ending, 'Eye Of The Tiger' by Survivor climbs to #1 in the UK for the first of four weeks.
1982: Frank Zappa's single 'Valley Girl' reaches #32 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. This marks the sole time Zappa charted in the Top-40 in the United States, despite being an international hit abroad and producing a career total of 62 albums in his lifetime.
1982: The Steve Miller Band start a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with 'Abracadabra' the group's 3rd US #1. Miller has said the song was inspired by Diana Ross with whom Miller had met while performing together on Hullabaloo in the 1960's.
1982: The Who release their 10th studio album, 'It's Hard.' It reached #8 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart, and #11 on the UK Albums chart. The first track, 'Athena,' reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1983: Phil Lynott gives his final performance with Thin Lizzy at a stop on the Monsters of Rock tour in Nuremberg, Germany.
1986: Gregg Allman was arrested for charges of drunk driving in Florida. He had just gotten his license back after a five-year suspension. He blows a .27 (legal limit: .10) and is charged with drunken driving and driving with an expired license. Allman is sentenced to five days in jail and ordered to do community service, which he serves by playing a drug-and-alcohol-free graduation party for area high schools. He does his time in January 1987, a month before his aptly titled solo album 'I'm No Angel' is released.
1990: Poison release the single, 'Something to Believe In.' It peaks at #4 on Billboard's Hot 100.
1996: Oasis appeared at the MTV awards held at New York's Radio City Hall. During the bands performance of 'Champagne Supernova' singer Liam spat on stage and threw a beer into the crowd.
1996: The reunited original lineup of KISS perform on the MTV VMA's under the Brooklyn Bridge.
1996: The original lineup of Van Halen made their first public appearance since 1984 at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The show also featured performances by Kiss, Neil Young and Metallica.
1996: Cat Stevens emerges from seclusion in London, England to sign copies of his first album in 18 years. The LP, titled 'The Life of the Last Prophet' was mostly spoken-word and was released under his Muslim name, Yusuf Islam. He was born Steven Demetre Georgiou and people close to him during his career always referred to him as Steve.
2000: After just getting his license back after a five-year suspension, Greg Allman is arrested in back-to-back incidents in Florida. In the first incident, police clock Allman’s Trans Am at 85 mph in a 45-mph zone. He is given a ticket for speeding and one for his expired license. He is then arrested about 4 hours later when his car is seen weaving across the highway. Allman failed a roadside sobriety test and book him into the Marion County Jail for a DUI, with a blood-alcohol content of 0.27 percent.
2003: Nearly 26 years after the death of Elvis Presley, BMG/RCA, unearthed a never-before-heard song called 'I'm A Roustabout.' The song was originally commissioned and written for the film 'Roustabout' (1964) by long-time Presley collaborators Winfield Scott and Otis Blackwell, but was never used. Instead, a completely different song written by the team Giant/Baum/Kaye was recorded for the film and eventually became the title song for both the movie and the album. Winfield Scott found the original acetate in the basement of his New Jersey home and BMG/RCA added the track to the album 'Elvis, 2nd to None.'
2003: Aerosmith performed at the National Mall in Washington, DC as part of NFL Kickoff Live to kickoff the 2003 NFL season.
2006: Mike Gibbins drummer with Badfinger died in his sleep at his Florida home aged 56. Badfinger had the 1970 UK #4 & US #7 single 'Come And Get It,' written by Paul McCartney. He had also been a member of The Iveys during the 60’s.
2007: The Bob Dylan "biographical" movie, 'I'm Not There: Suppositions On A Film Concerning Dylan,' premieres at the Venice (Italy) Film Festival.
2007: Megadeth release their 2nd live album. 'That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires.'
2008: The first guitar torched on stage by Jimi Hendrix sold for £280,000 ($448,000) at an auction of rock memorabilia. The Fender Stratocaster was burned at the end of a show at the Astoria in Finsbury Park, north London, in 1967. The sale held in London also included the Beatles’ first management contract, signed in 1962 by all four members of the group and manager Brian Epstein, sold for £240,000 ($384,000).
2012: 'Live' recordings by Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, with future Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr, came to light after being discovered in Storm's sister's basement. Although the quality of the tapes were described as leaving "a bit to be desired", plans were underway to round them into the group's first and only album. Storm passed away on September 27th, 1972.
2015: Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards summed up what a lot of Classic Rock lovers have always felt when he told The New York Daily News that Rap was for "tone deaf people." He went on to say "All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they're happy. There's an enormous market for people who can't tell one note from another."
2015: Iron Maiden release their 16th studio album , 'The Book of Souls.' It peaked at #4 on the Billboard albums chart.
2015: Five Finger Death Punch 'Got Your Six' album is released.

Sept. 5
1956: Johnny Cash releases 'I Walk The Line.'
1957: Elvis Presley gives his mother, Gladys his pink 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood. The car remained in the Presley family and went on display at Graceland.
1962: The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, visits producer George Martin's London office to listen to the acetate of the group's first recording, 'Love Me Do.'
1963: The Rolling Stones kicked off their 4th UK tour at The Astoria London. A 32-date package tour with Mike Berry and the Innocents The Mojos and Simon Scott and the Leroy's.
1964: The Animals' 'The House Of The Rising Sun' hits #1 on the U.S. charts. It stayed there for three weeks. When first released the record company printed the time of the song on the record as three minutes feeling that the real time of four minutes was too long for radio airplay. To promote the group in the U.S., disc jockeys were sent boxes of animal crackers wrapped with special promotional material.
1964: Manfred Mann released the single 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy' in the U.S. The song would end up going to #1 in October.
1964: 'And I Love Her' by The Beatles peaks at #12 on the U.S. singles chart while 'If I Fell' stalled at #53.
1965: The Rolling Stones record their 8th single 'Get Off Of My Cloud' at RCA studios in Hollywood. The song eventually goes to #1 on the charts in the U.S. and the UK. In a later interview, Keith Richards would say "I never dug it as a record. The chorus was a nice idea, but we rushed it as the follow-up" (to 'Satisfaction').
1966: John Lennon started work in Germany on his role as Private Gripweed in the film 'How I Won The War.' The black comedy directed by Richard Lester, was filmed in Spain in Almería Province and saw Lennon, taking a long-overdue break from The Beatles after nearly four years of constant touring.
1967: The Beatles began recording ‘I Am the Walrus’ at Abbey road Studios. They end up recording 16 takes of the basic backing track.
1967: The Doors 'People Are Strange' b/w 'Unhappy Girl' 45 single is released. The single peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and made it to the top 10 in the Cash Box charts. It was written by Robby Krieger and Jim Morrison although credit was given to The Doors evenly.
1968: The Doors appear on 'Top of The Pops' performing 'Hello I Love You' live on the TV show. It was the band's first ever visit to the UK.
1969: King Crimson performed at Market Hall in Romford, England.
1969: The Stooges made their New York debut at The Pavilion supporting MC5.
1970: Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song 'Me and Bobby McGee.' Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the U.S. singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, making the song the 2nd posthumous #1 single in U.S. chart history after '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding.
1970: Joe Cocker's 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' enters the charts.
1970: Poco appeared at the Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1971: At a Wishbone Ash outdoor concert in Austin, Texas, hot dog vender Francisco Carrasco is shot dead. The incident inspires the song 'Rock 'N' Roll Widow.'
1971: During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Chicago International Amphitheatre.
1971: Poco's 3rd studio album (and 4th album overall) 'From the Inside' is released. It reached at #52 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1973: Bruce Springsteen releases his 2nd album, 'The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle.'
1975: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band play the Cobo Hall in Detroit. The seminal live album 'Live Bullet' was recorded on this date and the day before.
1975: Jethro Tull release their 8th studio album, 'Minstrel in the Gallery' in the UK. It was released September 8 in the U.S.
1975: Black Sabbath performed at Swing Auditorium in, San Bernardino, California.
1976: Garry Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd falls asleep at the wheel under the influence of alcohol and drugs in his new Ford Torino and hits a tree and a house. The incident inspires their song 'That Smell.' Ronnie Van Zant wrote "Whiskey bottles and brand new cars, oak tree you're in my way. There's too much coke and too much smoke. Look what's goin' on inside you..."
1978: Joe Negroni, co-founder and baritone vocalist of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 37. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1983.
1978: The Electric Light Orchestra appeared at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.
1979: The Allman Brothers Band played at the Civic Center in Dothan, Alabama.
1980: Black Sabbath performed at the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida.
1981: 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around,' a duet with Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty, peaks at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1981: Stevie Nicks hits #1 on the U.S. album charts with 'Bella Donna.' The Jimmy Iovine produced record features backing by the Heartbreakers.
1981: Foreigner's 'Urgent,' with the killer Jr. Walker sax solo, reaches #4 on the pop chart.
1986: Dire Straits get a MTV Best Video Award for their animated 'Money For Nothing.'
1987: American Bandstand airs on network TV for the last time. ABC picked up the show in 1957, and throughout its run on the network, Dick Clark was the host. The show continued another year in syndication and aired one season on the USA network in 1989.
1987: Ian Astbury of The Cult was arrested after a show in Vancouver ended in a riot. Staff at the concert claimed they were assaulted by Astbury, who spent the night in the local jail.
1987: Grim Reaper release their 3rd studio album, 'Rock You to Hell.'
1987: Warlock release their 4th and final studio album, 'Triumph and Agony.'
1987: Armored Saint release their 3rd album, 'Raising Fear.'
1987: Y&T release their 8th studio album, 'Contagious.'
1987: Motorhead release their 8th studio album, 'Rock 'n' Roll.' It reaches #150 on Billboard's 200 album chart.
1989: Alice cooper releases his 35th single, 'Poison.'
1989: Soundgarden release their 2nd studio album, 'Louder Than Love.'
1990: B.B. King receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1991: The 8th annual MTV Music Video Awards held in Universal City. R.E.M. picks up five MTV Video Music Awards, including Video Of The Year for 'Losing My Religion.' Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Game' wins Best Male Video, Best Cinematography and Best Video from a Film. Don Henley performed his solo hit 'The Heart Of The Matter,' with other performances by Van Halen (who were introduced by Pee-wee Herman), Poison, Queensryche, Metallica and Guns N’ Roses. Guitarist C.C. DeVille is kicked out of Poison after he sabotages their performance at the MTV Video Music Awards by playing 'Talk Dirty To Me' instead of 'Unskinny Bop' as planned. DeVille rejoins the band five years later.
1992: Temple of the Dog peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their self-titled album which was their only album. This was a band consisting of members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden & the album went on to go Platinum in the U.S.
1993: Dave Navarro, the former Jane's Addiction guitarist, officially joins the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Navarro remained in the band until April of 1998 when he was fired after showing up at a band practice under the influence of drugs and falling backwards over his own amp.
1994: Rod Stewart and his wife Rachael Hunter become parents to son Liam McAllister.
1994: Oasis appeared at The Hacienda in Manchester to celebrate the launch of their debut album 'Definitely Maybe.' The album went on to become the fastest selling debut album of all time in the UK and marked the beginning of Oasis' success in America, selling over one million copies there.
1998: Aerosmith get their first U.S. #1 single after 28 years together withhe Diane Warren written song 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing'. The song was featured in the 1998 film 'Armageddon.' The song was composed by pop songwriting machine Diane Warren.
2000: Smashing Pumpkins release their 6th studio album, 'Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music.' It was released for free on the Internet.
2002: Paul McCartney's wife, Heather Mills, accepted 50,000 Pounds for libel damages over an article in The Sunday Mirror, which had suggested that Mills had acted dishonestly over cash collected for an earthquake appeal.
2005: Elton John performs on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, a large boulevard that leads to the Colosseum in Rome.
2005: Bob Dylan's 'Modern Times' moves more than 192,000 copies in its first week to land at #1 on the Billboard 200. This is the 4th time a Dylan album has topped the chart. But it's been 30 years since his last #1. 'Modern Times' is also #1 in seven other countries. 2006: Paul McCartney wins the Solo Artist category at the U.K. version of GQ magazine's Men of the Year 2006 awards in London. "McCartney is not only one of our greatest living legends, he's also probably the most dignified," says GQ editor Dylan Jones. Big Mac was unable to attend. Rod Stewart takes home the Outstanding Achievement trophy.
2006: Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor play at the London event celebrating the 60th birthday of the band's late frontman, Freddie Mercury. The performance raises funds for the Mercury Phoenix Trust AIDS charity.
2006: Little Steven's (Van Zandt) Underground Garage Festival trek begins in Solana Beach, CA. '60's British band the Zombies are among the acts.
2006: It's announced that guitarist Marc Ford has exited the Black Crowes just days before they launch a U.S. tour. A statement says Ford left in order to "continue on with his hard-fought healthy lifestyle of sobriety." Paul Stacey fills in for the tour while the band searches for a permanent replacement.
2006: Aerosmith and Motley Crue kick off the 'Route of All Evil' tour in Columbus, Ohio. It's the first time the two groups have toured together. But Aerosmith begins the trek without bassist Tom Hamilton who underwent seven weeks of radiation-therapy treatment for throat cancer. One time Joe Perry Project member David Hull fills in for Hamilton while he recuperates. Vocalist Steven Tyler has his own health issues enduring experimental laser surgery to treat a broken blood vessel on his vocal cord. "I'm back in action," claims Tyler, whose treatment involved getting zapped with a pulsed potassium-titanyl-phosphate laser.
2006: Audioslave release their third album, 'Revelations,' with the single'"Original Fire'" Produced by Brendan O'Brien, 'Revelations' is the follow-up to '05's platinum-certified 'Out Of Exile.'
2006: Iron Maiden release 'A Matter Of Life And Death.' Recorded in London, the album is produced by Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley.
2008: The first Fender Stratocaster set alight on stage by Jimi Hendrix is auctioned. The guitar sells for $575,000 to collector Daniel Boucher - less than the $1 million predicted. It is one of only two guitars definitively burned by Hendrix - the other was at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.
2008: Heart protests the unauthorized use of one of their songs by presidential candidate John McCain. 'Barracuda' is played to introduce vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin. Her high school nickname was "Sarah Barracuda" (due to her basketball prowess). Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson send an email to the Republicans asking that they stop using the song. "Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women," reads a statement from the Wilson sisters. "I think it's completely unfair to be so misrepresented...I feel completely f***ed over," says Nancy Wilson.
2008: Jon Bon Jovi hosts a $28,500-a-head fundraiser at his New Jersey home in support of the Democratic National Committee (and the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama).
2008: Kid Rock performs at the 5th Fashion Rocks concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Proceeds are donated to Stand Up To Cancer.
2008: Bruce Springsteen's song 'The Wrestler' is heard in the movie of the same name. Directed by Darren Aronofsky ('Requiem For A Dream'), the film premieres at Italy's Venice Film Festival.
2009: Crue Fest 2, the Motley Crue led tour, wraps up in Darien Lake, NY. Theory Of A Deadman, Godsmack, Drowning Pool and Charmed City Devils were also on the bill.
2009: Mickey Jones, the original bassist and founding member of the '70s Rock band Angel, passed away after a long battle with liver cancer. He was 57.
2010: 'AC/DC In The Studio: The Stories Behind Every Album' is in bookstores. Compiled by Jake Brown it includes interviews with the band and is, according to the publisher, "the definitive account of the making of the greatest Hard Rock anthems of all time."
2010: Critics in Denmark panned a series of paintings by Bob Dylan which were on display at a museum in Copenhagen. One professor claimed "Bob Dylan paints like any other amateur. He is what we used to call a Sunday painter."
2012: Foo Fighters perform a special one-off show to benefit Rock the Vote during the Democratic National Convention at the Fillmore Charlotte. In other convention news, Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down' plays as President Obama walks onstage after former President Bill Clinton's speech. "I got chills," says Petty.
2012: Iowa doctor, Daniel Baldi is charged with eight counts of involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of patients including Slipknot bass player Paul Gray. The charging documents claim Baldi "did unintentionally cause the death of Paul Gray...(he) continually wrote high-dose prescription narcotics to a known drug addict from 12/27/05 until his death (in '10)."
2012: Rush's 'Clockwork Angels' is named Album Of The Year at Prog Magazine's inaugural Progressive Music Awards in London.
2012: Joe South, composer of 'Hush,' a song Deep Purple turned into a hit, passes away. A singer/songwriter, South also played on Bob Dylan's 'Blonde On Blonde' album, and did session work for Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin, among others. He was 72.
2013: Queen stages a special AIDS Benefit show and auction in support of The Mercury Phoenix Trust at One Mayfair in London. The band founded the AIDS charity following the death of their singer Freddie Mercury, who died from the disease. The event takes place on what would have been Mercury's 67th birthday. The Who's Roger Daltrey is a headliner.
2015: The Faces (surviving members Rod Stewart, guitarist Ron Wood and drummer Kenney Jones) play a one-off charity event at the Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Ewhurst, Surrey. It's the 40th anniversary of the group's dissolution.
2015: Dennis Greene, an original member of Sha Na Na, passed away at the age of 66. Greene sang lead on 'Tears On My Pillow' when the group appeared in the 1978 film 'Grease.'
2016: An asteroid was named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer's 70th birthday. The Queen frontman has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991, the year he died. Queen guitarist Brian May told a gathering of 1,250 fans at Montreux Casino in Switzerland that the asteroid would now be known as Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury.

Sept. 6
1957: 'The Biggest Show of Stars' for 1957 launches in Pittsburgh. The bill includes Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers and Frankie Lyman & the Teenagers. Due to Southern segregation laws, white performers are forbidden from playing on the same stage as African-Americans, so they miss several dates.
1963: Jerry Lee Lewis leaves Sun Records to sign with Smash Records, a Mercury subsidiary.
1963: Cilla Black, who was discovered by producer George Martin and managed by Brian Epstein, cuts demo tracks. Her backing band is The Beatles.
1963: The Beatles' 'The Beatles' Hits' EP is released in the UK (no U.S. release). It is The Beatles second British EP and was only released in mono, with the catalogue number Parlophone GEP 8880. It is named The Beatles' Hits because the songs on the album are hit singles (with a B-Side as an addition). Because of this, the EP can be seen as an early greatest hits release.
1965: The Rolling Stones began recording 'Get Off of My Cloud' at RCA Studios in Hollywood. The song would reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart two months later.
1966: The Who begin the week at The Palais in Ilford, Essex, England. Earlier in the day they record performances of 'I’m A Boy' and 'Heatwave' for British television’s 'Ready, Steady, GO!'
1966: The Byrds 'Mr. Spaceman' b/w 'What's Happening?!?!' 45 single is released. The single reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 but failed to chart in the U.S.
1968: Eric Clapton recorded his guitar solo on The Beatles’ '