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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
Jerri Martini (Sly & The Family Stone, Graham Central Station, Rubicon + more) - 75
Michael "Cub" Koda (Brownsville Station, solo) - b. 1948 - d. 6/30/2000
Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash) - 71
Brian Greenway (April Wine, Mash makhan, The Dudes, solo) - 67
Earl Slick (Phantom, Rocker & Slick, New York Dolls, Little Caesar, Dirty White Boy, John Waite, David Bowie, solo) - 66

October 2
Lolly Vegas/Lolly Vasquez (Redbone) - b. 1939 - d. 3/4/10
Don McLean - 73
Annie Leibovitz (Photographer - Rolling Stone magazine among many others) - 69
Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike & the Mechanics, Red 7, solo) - 68
Coco Montoya (Albert Collins, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cate Brothers, solo) - 67
Sting (The Police, solo) - 67
Bud Gaugh (Sublime) - 51
Jim Root (Slipknot, Stone Sour) - 47
Mike Rodden (Hinder) -

October 3
Eddie Cochran - b. 1938 - d. 4/17/60
Chubby Checker - 77
Lindsey Buckingham (Buckingham/Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, solo) - 69
Keb Mo' (Kevin Roosevelt Moore) - 67
Jack Grondin (.38 Special) - 67
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) - 56
Frank Hannon (Tesla, Frank Hannon Band, Moon Dog Mane) - 52
Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust) - 46
Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dot Hacker, Ataxia, Warpaint, The Bicycle Thief) - 39

October 4
Jim Fielder (Buffalo Springfield, Mothers of Invention, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Neil Sedaka, many sessions) - 71
Ronnie Leahy (Stone The Crows, White Trash, Jack Bruce, Steve Howe, Jon Anderson, Nazareth) - 71
Duke Robillard (Duke Robillard Band, Roomful of Blues, The Fabulous Thunderbirds) - 70
Jody Stephens (Big Star, Golden Smog) - 66
Gil Moore (Triumph) - 65

October 5
Steve Miller (Goldberg-Miller Blues Band, Steve Miller Band) - 75
Brian Connolly (Sweet) - b. 1945 - d. 2/9/97
Brian Johnson (AC/DC, Geordie) - 71
Ronni Le Tekro (TNT) - 71
'Fast' Eddie Clarke (Motorhead, Fastway) - b. 1950 - d. 1/10/18
Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats, Band Aid, USA for Africa, Live Aid, Live 8) - 67
Leo Barnes (Hothouse Flowes) - 63
Troy Luccketta (Tesla, Eric Martin Band + more) - 59
David Bryson (Counting Crows) - 57
Dave Dederer (Presidents Of The U.S.A., Loaded, The Gentlemen, Subset) - 52

October 6
Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) - 67
David Hidalgo (Los Lobos, Los Super Seven, Latin Playboys, Houndog) - 64
Robert Sarzo (Hurricane, Geoff Tate's Operation Mindcrime) - 60
Matthew Sweet (Community Trolls, Oh-OK, The Thorns, Susanna Hoffs, solo) - 54
Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Bash & Pop, Perfect, Guns N' Roses, Soul Asylum, Alien Crime Syndicate, solo) - 52
William Butler (Arcade Fire) - 36

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) - 73
Dave Hope (Kansas, AD, Kerry Livgren) - 69
John Cougar Mellencamp - 67
Marc Storace (Krokus) - 67
Tico Torres (Bon Jovi) - 65
Ricky Phillips (The Babys, Bad English, Coverdale/Page, Ted Nugent, Styx) - 65
Sam Brown (Jules Holland Band, Homespun, solo, sessions including Deep Purple, The Firm, Gary Moore, George Harrison, Nick Cave + more) - 54
Thom Yorke (Radiohead, solo) - 50
Bobbie Brown (model, actress, ex-wife of Jani Lane) - 49
Taylor Hicks - 42

October 8
Ray Royer (Procol Harum, Freedom) - 73
Johnny Ramone (The Ramones) - b. 1948 - d. 9/15/04
Hamish Stuart (Average White Band, Paul McCartney, Chaka Khan + more) - 69
John Gallagher (Raven) - 60
C.J. Ramone (The Ramones) - 53

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 - 70
Caleb Quaye (Elton John, Hookfoot, Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Hall & Oates, solo) - 70
Sharon Osbourne - 66
Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden, Praying Mantis) - 66
Michael Lee Smith (Starz, Fallen Angels, solo)
Al Jourgensen (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Skinny Puppy, Lard, Prong, 1000 Homo DJs, PTP, Acid Horses) - 60
Kurt Neumann (BoDeans) - 57
Mark Edwards (Steeler, Lion) -
Toby Jepson (Little Angels, Fastway, Gun, Toby and the Whole Truth, Wayward Sons) - 51
PJ Harvey - 49
Sean Lennon (Singer, songwriter, film composer; Albert Hammond, Jr., Cibo Matto, With The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band, The Claypool Lennon Delirium) - 43

October 10
Jerry Lacroix (Boogie Kings, Blood Sweat & Tears, Edgar Winter's White Trash, Rare Earth + more) - b. 1943 - d. 5/7/14
Alan Cartwright (Procol Harum, Freddie Mack) - 73
John Prine - 72
Midge Ure (Slik, The Rich Kids, Visage, Thin Lizzy, Ultravox, Band Aid, solo) - 65
David Lee Roth (Van Halen, solo) - 64
Eric Martin (Eric Martin Band, Mr. Big, Tak Matsumoto Group) - 58
Simon Townshend (The Who, Casbah Club, Roger Daltrey, solo) - 58
Mike Malinin (Goo Goo Dolls, Forty Marshas) - 51
Dean Roland (Collective Soul, Magnets and Ghosts) - 46
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) - 35

October 11
Gary Mallaber (Steve Miller Band, Eddie Money, Bruce Springsteen, Raven, sessions player) - 73
Daryl Hall (Hall & Oates, solo) - 72
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) - 70
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) - 61
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) - 56
Scott Johnson (Gin Blossoms) - 55
Mike Smith (Limp Bizkit) - 45

October 12
Joe Olivier/ Cappy Bianco (Bll Haley And His Comets) - b. 1927 - d. 12/25/01
Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) - 83
Rick Parfitt (Status Quo) - b. 1948 - d. 12/24/16
Pat DiNizio (The Smithereens) - 68
Jeff Keith (Tesla) - 60
Gonzo Sandoval (Armored Saint) - 55
Jordan Pundik (New Found Glory) - 39

October 13
Chris Farlowe/John Henry Deighton (Atomic Rooster, Colosseum, solo + more) - 78
Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel, Ladysmith Black Mombazo, solo) - 77
Robert Lamm (Chicago) - 74
Sammy Hagar (Montrose, solo. HSAS, Van Halen, Chickenfoot, The Circle) - 71
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) - 69
Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention) - 68
Joey Belladonna (Anthrax) - 58
Zak Starkey (The Who, Oasis) - 53

October 14
Billy Harrison (Them) - 75
Colin Hodgkinson (Whitesnake, worked with Chris Rea, The Eric Delaney Band, Back Door (of which he was co-founder), Alexis Korner, Jon Lord, Jan Hammer, Paul Butterfield, The Spencer Davis Group, Pete York, and The Electric Blues Duo, as well as with Ian "Stu" Stewart's boogie-woogie band, Rocket 88, The British Blues Quintet) - 73
Al Atkins (Judas Priest, Lion, Simon Lees, Holy Rage, Atkins May Project) - 71
Dan McCafferty (Nazareth, solo) - 72
Justin Hayward (Moody Blues, solo) - 72
A.J. Pero (Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob) - b. 1959 - d. 3/20/15
Kobra Paige (Kobra And The Lotus) - 38

October 15
Barry McGuire (The New Christy Minstrels) - 82
Don Stevenson (Moby Grape) - 76
Frank DiMino (Angel, Paul Raymond Project, solo) - 67
Tony Cavazo (Dangerface, Hurricane, Snow) - 64
'Dizzy' Dean Davidson (Britny Fox, Blackeyed Susan, solo) -

October 16
Big Joe Williams (blues guitarist, singer-songwriter) - b. 1903 - d. 12/17/82
Nico/Christa Päffgen (Velvet Underground) - b. 1938- d. 7/18/88
Fred Turner (Bachman Turner Overdrive, Pink Plumm, Brave Belt, The D-Drifters, Randy Murray) - 75
Roger Hawkins (drummer for Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section of Alabama) - 73
Bob Weir (Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, The Dead, Kingfish, the Bob Weir Band, Bobby and the Midnites, Scaring the Children, RatDog, Furthur, Dead & Co., solo) - 71
Tony Carey (Rainbow) - 65
Jay Reynolds (Malice, Metal Church) - 59
Bob Mould (Husker Du, Sugar, solo) - 58
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Atoms for Peace, Antemasque, Pigface, Rocket Juice & the Moon) - 55
Chad Gray (Hellyeah, Mudvayne) - 47
John Mayer (solo, John Mayer Trio, Dead & Co.) - 41

October 17
Barney Kessel (Guitarist; Leader, sideman; Member or The Wrecking Crew, solo, sessions, collaborations, guest appearances) - b. 1923 - d. 5/6/04
Jim Seals (Seals & Crofts) - 77
Gary Puckett (Union Gap) - 76
Jim Tucker (The Turtles) - 72
Mike Hossack (The Doobie Brothers) - b. 1946 - d. 3/12/12
David St. Hubbins/Michael McKean (Spinal Tap) - 71
Pino Palladino (The Who, John Mayer Trio, The Law) - 60
Ziggy Marley (Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers) - 51

October 18
Chuck Berry - b. 1926 - d. 3/18/17
Cynthia Weill (singer, songwriter - Weil trained as an actress and dancer, but soon demonstrated a songwriting ability that led to her collaboration with Barry Mann, whom she married in August 1961. Weil became one of the Brill Building songwriters of the 1960's, and one of the most important writers during the emergence of rock and roll. Mann and Weil's works went from epic ballads ("On Broadway," “You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'") to outright rockers ("Kicks," “We've Gotta Get Out of This Place"). They also placed an emphasis on meaningful lyrics in their songwriting. With Weil writing the words and Mann the music, they came up with a number of songs that addressed such serious subjects as racial and economic divides. In 1987, she was inducted with her husband, Mann, into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Weil and Mann were named among the 2010 recipients of Ahmet Ertegun Award from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2011 Mann and Weil received the Johnny Mercer Award—the highest honor from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.) - 78
Billy Cox (The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Band of Gypsys) - 77
Joe Egan (Stealers Wheel, solo) - 72
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) - 60
Dan Lilker (Anthrax, Brutal Truth, S.O.D., Nuclear Assault) - 54

October 19
Peter Tosh (The Wailers, solo) - b. 1944 - d. 9/11/87
Keith Reid (Procol Harum) - 72
Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers, solo) - 70
Neil Zlozower (Photographer - his photos have graced over 800 magazine covers, book publisher) - 64
Karl Wallinger (The Waterboys, World Party)- 61
Pete Loeffler (Chevelle) - 42

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) - 79
Ric Lee (Ten Years After) - 73
Tom Petty (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys, solo) - b. 1950 - d. 10/2/17
Al Greenwood (Foreigner) - 67
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) - 63
Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett, Ricky Byrd and The Skelet on Crew) -
David Ryan (Lemonheads) - 54
Jim "Soni" Sonefeld (Hootie & the Blowfish, solo) - 54
Fred Coury (Cinderella, Arcade, London) - 51

October 21
Manfred Mann (Manfred Mann, Manfred Mann Chapter Three, Manfred Mann's Earth Band) - 78
Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MGs, Blues Brothers, Otis Redding, Tower of Power, Ringo Starr, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Levon Helm + many more) - 77
Elvin Bishop (Butterfield Blues Band, solo) - 76
Lee Loughnane (Chicago) - 72
Tetsu Yamauchi (Faces, Free, Kossoff Kirke Tetsu and Rabbit) - 72
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) - 69
Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go's) - 65
Steve Lukather (Toto, Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band) - 61
Kenny Chaisson (Keel) - 55
Jon Carin (keyboards, programmer - Pink Floyd, The Who) - 50
Nick Steven Oliveri (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Mondo Generator + more) - 47

October 22
Bobby Fuller (Bobby Fuller Four, solo) - b. 1942 - d. 7/18/66
Leslie West (Mountain, West, Bruce and Laing, The Vagrants, solo) - 73
Eddie Brigati (Young Rascals, Brigati) - 73
Greg Hawkes (The Cars, The New Cars, solo) - 66
Bobby Blotzer (Ratt, Contraband) - 60
Cris Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) - 58
Dave McClain (Machine Head) - 53
Jon Foreman (Switchfoot, Fiction Family, solo) - 42

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) - 67
'Weird' Al Yankovic - 59
Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Mass Mental, Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Medication, Jerry Cantrell, Metallica, Himantha Kumarasinghe, The Trujillo Trio) - 54
Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd And The Monsters) - 52
Eric Bass (Shinedown) - 23

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) - 82
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) - 74
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) - 70
Christoph "Chris" von Rohr (Krokus) - 67
Dave McClain (Sacred Reich, Machine Head) - 53
Florida Frank (Hatebreed) - 47
Ben Gillies (Silverchair, Tambalane) - 39

October 25
Jon Anderson (Yes, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, The Warriors, Jon & Vangelis, solo) - 74
Phil "Fang" Volk (Paul Revere & The Raiders) - 73
Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest) - 71
Richard Lloyd (Television, Rocket From the Tombs, solo + more) - 67
Matthias Jabs (Scorpions) - 63
Robbie McIntosh (The Pretenders, 70% Proof, Paul McCartney, John Mayer, The Foster Brothers, The Robbie McIntosh Band, Filthy McNasty) - 61
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot) - 57
John Leven (Europe) - 55

October 26
Neal Matthews Jr. (of The Jordanaires, backing vocalists for Elvis Presley) - b. 1929 - d. 4/21/00
Alan Henderson (Them) - 75
Keith Hopwood (Herman's Hermits) - 72
Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band + more) - 67
Tommy Mars (Frank Zappa + more) - 67
Keith Strickland (B-52's)- 65
Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs, s70o) - 55

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) - 69
Garry Tallent (E Street Band) - 68
KK Downing (Judas Priest) - 67
Simon LeBon (Duran Duran, Arcadia) - 60
Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, Art Of Anarchy, solo) - b. 1967 - d. 12/3/15

October 28
Charlie Daniels (Charlie Daniels Band) - 82
Rickie Lee "Ricochet" Reynolds (The Knowbody Else, Black Oak Arkansas, others) - 70
Kenny Passarelli (Barnstorm, Joe Walsh, Elton John, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Hall and Oates + more) - 69
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) - 65
Dave Wyndorf (Monster Magnet) - 62
William Reid (The Jesus and Mary Chain) - 60
Sharise Neil -
Ben Harper (Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, solo + more) - 49
Mike Clark (Suicidal Tendencies, No Mercy) -

October 29
Denny Laine (Paul McCartney, Wings, Moody Blues, Mike Pinder, Ginger Baker's Air Force, solo ) - 74
Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Peter Green Splinter Group, Gass, Peter B's Looners) - 72
James Williamson (The Stooges, Iggy Pop) - 69
Kevin Dubrow (Quiet Riot, DuBrow, Hear 'n Aid, Heat) - b. 1955 - d. 11/19/07
Guy Gelso (Zebra) - 67
Roger O'Donnell (The Cure, has performed with The Psychedelic Furs, Thompson Twins and Berlin, solo) - 63
Steven Sweet (Warrant) - 51
Eric Gales - 44

October 30
Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Starship) - 79
Chris Slade (Toomorrow, Uriah Heep, AC/DC, Manfred Mann, The Firm, Gary Moore, Asia, Tom Jones, Michael Schenker Group, Paul Rodgers) - 72
Timothy B. Schmidt (Poco, Eagles) - 71
Freddy Curci (Sheriff, Alias, Zion, The Cranberries, solo) -
Joey Belladonna (Anthrax, Belladonna) - 58
Gavin Rossdale (Bush) - 53
Peter Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) - 53

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) - 73
Rik Kenton (Roxy Music) - 73
Bob C Benberg / Bob Seibenberg (Bees Make Honey, Heads Up, Supertramp) - 69
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) - 57
Mikkey Dee (Motorhead, Don Dokken, King Diamond, Scorpions) - 55
Johnny Marr (The Smiths, Electronic, Johnny Marr and the Healers, Modest Mouse, The The, The Cribs) - 55
Carey Howe (Leatherwolf) -
Adam Horovitz aka Ad-Rock (Beastie Boys) - 52
Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) - 51
Rogers Stevens (Blind Melon, Extra Virgin, The Tender Trio) - 48
Johnny Moeller (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) - 48
Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) - 37

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. It contains the band's only UK Singles Chart #1, 'Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter.'
1991: Danger Danger release their 2nd studio album, 'Screw It!'
1991: Shadow King releases debut album, 'Shadow King.' The band’s lineup includes Lou Gramm, Vivian Campbell, Bruce Turgon & drummer Kevin Valentine.
1992: Damn Yankees release their album, 'Don’t Tread.'
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.
1992: KISS launch the North American leg of their Revenge arena Tour at the Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was Eric Singer's first (US arena show) with the band.
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.' It was pressed on vinyl upon its release, but only in very limited quantities, making this album one of the most sought after Accept albums on vinyl
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 'Redeemer Of Souls' 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.' It was the band’s first album with former Wolfsbane singer Blaze Bayley. It reached #147 on the Billboard chart.
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
1999: David Bowie offers a virtual guided tour of the controversial art show "Sensation: Young British Artists From The Saatchi Collection," at 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.
2002: Adam Ant (real name Stuart Goddard) pleads guilty to threatening pubgoers who had mocked his cowboy-style clothes. The 47-year-old singer threw a car alternator through the window of a London pub and threatened onlookers with a starter pistol that they feared was a real gun. He had struggled with severe depression for years and was sectioned under the Mental Health Act shortly after the incident and ordered to continue his psychiatric treatment.
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. It's their second studio album recorded with vocalist Todd La Torre. The album reached #27 on the Billboard chart.
2015: Trivium released the album 'Silence In The Snow.' It is their first and only album to feature drummer Mat Madiro. The album reached #19 on the Billboard chart.
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.' It was their last studio album with drummer Mike Dupke. The album reached #93 on the Billboard chart.
2016: Former KoRn members David Silveria and Zac Baird, appear at the first Rock To Recovery awareness event and fundraiser at the Fonda Theatre in L.A. Rock To Recovery is a treatment and recovery program.
2016: Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor performs "A Different World” with KoRn for the first time at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, KY. Taylor contributed vocals to the track from KoRn’s album 'The Serenity Of Suffering.'
2016: Oasis is the subject of a documentary titled 'Supersonic.' "Oasis was like a Ferrari," singer Liam Gallagher states. "Great to look at. Great to drive. And it'll f*cking spin out of control every now and again."
2017: Tom Petty dies accidentally from “mixed drug toxicity,” later found to be a combination of opioids, sedatives and an antidepressant. He was 66. He had reportedly been suffering from pain related to a hip fracture, a knee problem and emphysema. Petty was the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, a band he formed in 1976. He was also the co-founder of the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. Fun facts – Petty met Elvis on a movie set where his uncle was working when he was just 11, and one of his first guitar teachers was Don Felder, who later joined The Eagles. In 2008, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers headlined the halftime of Super Bowl XLII and in 2001, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He achieved 16 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1978 and 1995, with 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.
2017: The Killers land their first #1 album on the Billboard 200 with 'Wonderful Wonderful.' The group's first album in five years sells 111,000 copies in its debut week.
2017: Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin cops a plea in his 2016 vandalism case - when he trashed his foreclosed Hollywood Hills home. He gets 3 years-probation but must pay more than $40,000 in fees and restitution.

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.'
1988: Hurricane released the album 'Over The Edge.' It peaked at #92 on the Billboard chart. The band did a cover of the Alice Cooper classic 'I'm Eighteen' on the album.
1988: Hollywood premieres 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). 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.
1992: Sinead O’Connor, without telling producers in advance, tears up a photo of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live as a protest over sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. This is long before the public was aware of the Catholic Church’s role in covering up child abuse, and the incident ignited a firestorm, dealing a near-lethal blow to her career. NBC was fined $2.5 million dollars by the Federal Communications Commission.
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. Orr sang lead vocals on some of the bands biggest hits including 'Just What I Needed,' 'Let’s Go' and ‘Drive’.
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.
2012: Obsession released the album 'Order Of Chaos.'
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: Sacred Reich released the EP 'Surf Nicaragua.' The band did a cover of the Black Sabbath song 'War Pigs' on this EP.
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.' It was originally due to be a double record, but late in the recording process they decided to compress the story into one album.
1993: Iron Maiden released the live single, 'Hallowed Be Thy Name.' It reached #9 on the UK Official Charts. ‬
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.' It featured Petrucci's use of a seven-string guitar for the first time.
The album reached #32 on the Billboard chart.
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: Soulfly released the album 'Dark Ages.' The song 'Corrosion Creeps' is dedicated to Chuck Schuldiner of Death. The song 'Frontlines' features Kerry King of Slayer.
2005: Exodus releases their 7th studio album, 'Shovel Headed Kill Machine.' It was their first album to feature vocalist Rob Dukes, and their only one to feature Paul Bostaph on drums.
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.
2016: Former Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm publishes her memoir, "The Mystery: Finding True Love In A World Of Broken Lovers.” The book touches on the topics of love, relationships, divorce, depression and suicide.
2016: Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says that he might consider returning to his native Denmark if Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidential election. Ulrich, who moved to the U.S. in ‘80, when he was 17 years old, is a Danish citizen.
2017: The Killer’s frontman Brandon Flowers says he "devastated for (his) community" following the mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed over 50 people and injured more than 500 during a the Route 91 Harvest Country music festival. He concludes stating that he "will always be… a Vegas boy." Flowers is a native of a native of nearby Henderson, NV.
2017: Judas Priest, Bon Jovi, Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine are nominated for possible induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

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. The band did a cover of the Steppenwolf song 'Born To Be Wild' on this album.
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.' It was the last album with the classic line up of Saxon, as drummer Pete Gill would leave the band due to a hand injury, later joining Motörhead.
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.'
1992: KISS played The Montreal Forum on their 'Revenge' tour.
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.
2018: Steve Perry releases 'Traces,' his first new album in 24 years.

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.' It peaked at #92 on the Billboard chart and remained there for 23 weeks.
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.' It was the band's first release with new frontman Derrick Green. It reached #82 on the Billboard chart.
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 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.' It peaked at #94 on the Billboard chart.‬ Kerrang Magazine described it as the "heaviest album of all time” and listed the album at #27 among the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time".
1987: Exodus release their 2nd studio album, 'Pleasures of the Flesh.' It was the group's first album to feature Steve Souza on vocals.
The album peaked at #82 on the Billboard chart.
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.' It was their last studio album with longtime guitarist Craig Wells.
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,,,, and constitutes copyright infringement.
2000: KISS featuring Peter Criss, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley perform for a final time together at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina.
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.' In 1992, 'Badmotorfinger' was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.
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.'
1996: Firehouse release their acoustic album, 'Good Acoustics.'
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
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. The album debuted and peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200, making it Korn's twelfth studio album to peak in the top ten.
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. There are over 3000 known cover versions of the song.
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.' The album was popular in Japan where it peaked at #32 on the charts
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.' It was the band's last studio album with drummer Les Binks.
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.' It was produced by Michael James Jackson. His previous work included the KISS’ 'Creatures Of The Night.' Their first full tour was opening for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake in America. Their next one was with Metallica and W.A.S.P.
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.' It reached #40 on the Billboard chart.In 2016, Loudwire ranked the album #2 among Slayer's studio albums.
1990: Testament release their 4th studio album, 'Souls of Black. It peaked at #73 on the Billboard chart.
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.' The song 'Skull and Bones' features Randy Blythe from Lamb of God.
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 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.
2016: Following the televised debate between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Royal Blood tweet "Donald Trump + Hilary Clinton = Nickelback." Nickelback responds with "Nickelback jokes are like Royal Blood - they were a lot cooler a couple of years ago. Don't drink and tweet fellas. Stay safe."
2017: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 'Greatest Hits' is #2 on the Billboard chart in the week following Petty’s death. The ’94 compilation is lodged behind Country singer Shania Twain’s comeback album 'Now.'

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: Ozzy Osbourne releases the single, 'Flying High Again.'
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.'
1991: Mötley Crüe release their single, 'Primal Scream.'
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.' It can be seen as more of a solo album, as Jeff Waters wrote and handled guitar, bass and vocal duties for the entire record.
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 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: Trivium released the album 'The Crusade.' It reached #25 on the Billboard 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.
2017: Marilyn Manson’s graphic video for the song 'Say 10,' with actor Johnny Depp, debuts.

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: Kreator released their debut album 'Endless Pain.'
1985: Autograph released the album 'That's The Stuff.' The remastered 2009 version had a cover of the Grand Funk Railroad song 'We're an American Band' on it.
1985: Dio released the single 'Hungry For Heaven.' A different version of this song also made an appearance in the 1985 movie Vision Quest.
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.
1986: Billboard’s Hot 100 includes Chicago’s '25 or 6 To 4' at #48, Triumph’s 'Somebody’s Out There' #45, Bon Jovi’s 'You Give Love A Bad Name' #29, Boston’s 'Amanda' #27, Journey’s 'Girl Can’t Help It' #25, Van Halen’s 'Love Walks In' #22, and Run DMC & Aerosmith’s 'Walk This Way' at #16. ‬
1988: KISS release their single, 'Let's Put The X In Sex.'
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. The album is considered to have started the nu metal genre. It peaked at #72 on the Billboard chart.
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 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 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: Five Finger Death Punch released the album 'American Capitalist.' The song 'Back For More' is included on the soundtrack for the video game Madden NFL 12. It’s the band's first album not to feature bassist Matt Snell.
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.' It reached #72 on the Billboard chart. They did a cover of the Black Sabbath song 'Heaven And Hell' on the album.
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, 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."
2016: 'I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir' written by the Beach Boys’ creative force is in bookstores.
2016: 'Total Chaos: The Story Of Iggy And The Stooges' is out via third Man Books, It is "the first book telling Iggy Pop's story of the Stooges from his own words.”
2016: A Wikileaks dump of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton emails reveal that former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge emailed Clinton's campaign manager about UFOs. DeLonge, a UFO enthusiast, wrote John Podesta in ’15 and ’16.
2017: Tom DeLonge launches To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science to enable researchers to explore the "outer edges of science" and technologies.

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.'
1993: Alice Cooper releases the compilation album, 'The Beast Of Alice Cooper.'
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.
2016: Foo Fighters’ lawsuit against Lloyd's Of London is dismissed. Several Foo Fighters shows were canceled during the band's ‘15 world tour due to the Paris terrorist attacks and frontman Dave Grohl’s onstage accident which resulted in a broken leg. Lloyd's Of London, along with several other insurance companies and the insurance broker, were accused of having "failed to pay amounts that even they appear to recognize are due and owing" on insurance claims the band made for the lost concerts.
2017: 'Springsteen On Broadway' officially opens. The Boss performs songs interspersed with spoken excerpts from his autobiography.

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.' The album was listed at #2 on Classic Rock Magazine’s readers' poll of "50 Greatest Live Albums Ever".
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.
1981: Raven released their debut album 'Rock Until You Drop.'
1982: KISS release their 10th studio album, 'Creatures of the Night.' It’s the first KISS album to have all lead vocal duties handled by either Simmons or Stanley exclusively.‬ The album was dedicated to the memory of Casablanca founder and early Kiss supporter Neil Bogart.‬
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').
1985: Helloween released the album 'Walls Of Jericho.' Professional wrestler Chris Jericho took his ring name and name of his submission maneuver from the title of this album.‬
1986: Joni Mitchell's 'Ladies Of The Canyon' is certified Platinum by the RIAA.
1986: Saxon released their 8th studio album, 'Rock the Nations.' The album is the first not to feature original bassist Steve Dawson, who had left the band earlier in 1986.
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.' The 2012 limited edition bonus tracks included a cover of the Judas Priest song 'Rapid Fire.'
1989: Ace Frehley releases his 4th full-length solo album, 'Trouble Walkin'.
1989: Overkill release their 4th studio album, 'The Years of Decay.' It was the last Overkill album to feature guitarist Bobby Gustafson.
1989: Voivod released the album 'Nothingface.' It was their only album to enter the Billboard 200 charts, where it peaked at #114. They did a cover of the Pink Floyd song 'Astronomy Domine' on this album.
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.
1994: Pretty Maids released the album 'Scream.'
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.' The band did a cover of the Deep Purple song 'Burn' on this album.
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."
2010: Patti Smith is nominated in the National Book Award's Nonfiction category for Just Kids, a memoir about her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. It's the Punk icon's first book of prose.
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: Iggy Pop (the Stooges) delivers the John Peel lecture - Free Music in a Capitalist Society - on BBC Radio 6 Music. He criticizes free downloaders and music industry executives and advises his audience to "stay away from drugs...and (TV) talent judges.”
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: Elvis Costello's memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink arrives. His publisher calls it "unconventional but indelible."
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: Frank Iero is seriously injured in Sydney, Australia. A vehicle crashes into an equipment van being unloaded by the former My Chemical Romance guitarist and crew members. “We're pretty banged up but miraculously alive and in stable condition,” tweets Iero. “I'm still in a state of shock."
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".
2016: Staind frontman Aaron Lewis, widely considered to be one of the most politically conservative musicians in Rock, says controversial Republican candidate Donald Trump needs to "be a little bit more freakin' presidential." His words go unheeded.
2017: L.A. Guns release their 11th studio album 'The Missing Peace.'
2017: Fozzy released the album 'Judas.' Jericho uses the song 'Judas' as his entrance theme for his appearances in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

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.' It was recorded at Long Beach Arena, California and Hammersmith Odeon, London during the band's World Slavery Tour.‬
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.' It was their first studio album without Graham Oliver on guitar, who was replaced by Doug Scarratt.
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.' It was recorded in Saarbrücken Germany.
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.' The album saw a reunion with original guitarist Kirk Hammett, who plays the guitar solo on 'Salt the Wound.'
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.'
2016: Slipknot's Clown, aka Shawn Crahan, announces that he’s changed his name to Mime in the wake of the clown knife attacks across the United States and Britain. He says that the name change will be in effect “until the coast is clear."

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: Hirax released their debut album 'Raging Violence.' The cover logo was done by Celtic Frost singer Tom G. Warrior.
1985:Fates Warning released the album 'The Spectre Within.'
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. The album reached #29 on the Billboard chart. It remained on there for 75 weeks, the longest run of any of his releases.
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.' This album was the first since 'Ace of Spades' (1980) to have a picture of the band on the cover.
1996: Corossion Of Conformity release their 5th album, 'Wiseblood.' James Hetfield provides his voice as backup on the album's 9th track, 'Man or Ash.'
1996: KoRn release their 2nd studio album, 'Life Is Peachy.' The song 'No Place to Hide' earned the band a second Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category in 1998.
1996: Dio released their 7th studio album, 'Angry Machines.' It was the last studio album to feature original drummer Vinny Appice.
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, 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: Trivium released the album 'Vengeance Falls.' It was their last album to feature drummer Nick Augusto. The album was produced by Disturbed frontman David Draiman.
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, 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.' Foreigner’s Mick Jones has writing credit on 'Dreamer.' It’s the only Osbourne studio album to feature bassist Robert Trujillo, who left to join Metallica in 2003 and it was the first Osbourne album to feature drummer Mike Bordin, previously of Faith No More.
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: AC/DC release the award winning DVD box set, 'Plug Me In.' It has been RIAA certified 5X Platinum.
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.' The album reached #50 on the UK's Official Charts.
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.
2016: Iced Earth guitarist Troy Seele leaves the band after a decade-long stint to take care of his autistic child. His last appearance with the group is at Knotfest in Mexico.
2017: Five Finger Death Punch settle its lawsuit with the Prospect Park label and former manager Jeff Kwatinetz. The agreement allows the long delayed release of a greatest hits album with two new songs.
2017: Tom Petty is laid to rest in a private ceremony in Pacific Palisades, two weeks following his passing. The service is at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, where Petty's friend George Harrison (The Beatles) was laid to rest in ‘01.

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. After having done sessions work for various musicians including Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock and Edgar Winter, this was Ronnie Montrose's first record leading his own band. It featured then little known Sammy Hagar (then known as Sam Hagar) on vocals. It has been said that Warner Bros. Records did not know how to market Montrose, the band or album and already had Deep Purple and the Doobie Brothers to cover the hard rock genre.But the album has undergone a renaissance since then, eventually going platinum and some critics have gone as far as to label it the "first American heavy metal album".
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.
1984: Pretty Maids released their debut album 'Red, Hot And Heavy.' The song 'Little Darling' is written by Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott.
1984: Bon Jovi release the single 'Burning For Love' from their debut album.
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.'
1989: XYZ released their debut album 'XYZ.' Produced by Don Dokken, the album charting at #99 on the Billboard chart.
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: Night Ranger release their album 'Feeding Off The Mojo.'
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: Nevermore released the album 'Dead Heart In A Dead World.' The band did a cover of the Simon & Garfunkel song 'The Sound of Silence' on this album.
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 DVD 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.' The track 'War Machine' won the Best Hard Rock Performance category at the Grammys.
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 and 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.
2011: Iced Earth released the album 'Dystopia.' It was the band's first album to feature vocalist Stu Block.
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.
2016: Green Day’s 'Radio Revolution' tops the Billboard 200 on first week sales of 95,000 units. It’s the group’s 10th Top 10 album.
2017: Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie dies of brain cancer at age 53. Downie was a national hero in Canada and widely mourned by fans, politicians, actors and The National Hockey League. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lauded Downie as “Our buddy Gord, who loved this country with everything he had—and not just loved it in a nebulous, ‘Oh, I love Canada’ way. He loved every hidden corner, every story, every aspect of this country that he celebrated his whole life.” He had continued to tour while he could, educating audiences about his brain cancer.

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.
1998.: Metallica play a private party at The Playboy Mansion in L.A.
1999: U.D.O. release their 7th album, 'Holy.' It’s the band’s first album with guitarist Igor Gianola.
1999: Opeth released the album 'Still Life.' Loudwire placed the album at #54 on their "Top 90 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Albums of the 1990s".
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, Night Ranger, Poison, Tom Keifer, Jani Lane, Tesla, Stephen Pearcy, Kip Winger, Dokken, Bulletboys, Nelson, L.A. Guns, Firehouse and Great White 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.
2010: Ghost released their debut album 'Opus Eponymous.' The Japanese bonus track was a cover of The Beatles song 'Here Comes the Sun.'
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!"
2016: During Disturbed’s concert Midland, TX, a woman in the audience tosses her bra on stage. "Jesus Christ, is that from you?" singer David Draiman asks. "Now, I want you to know, this woman's boobs are so big, she could solve world hunger,” says Draiman. Later, he thanks the woman by handing her a t-shirt.
2016: L.A. Kiss, the arena football team owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS, is one of a handful of teams that cease operations.

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."
1989: Alan Murphy dies of pneumonia related to AIDS. Murphy was a session guitarist, best remembered for his collaborations with Kate Bush, Go West and Mike + The Mechanics. He was also a full-time member of Level 42. Murphy kept the facts of his illness a secret from his colleagues and bandmates.
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. Alice himself says, “There would be no Alice Cooper without Glen. When it came to music we’d look at Glen and say, ‘Glen, what do we do here?’...I think that people didn’t realize that about him – he was our main musical force in the beginning.”
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.
2016: Just a day after Pearl Jam is nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one time Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese publically asks the band to advocate for his inclusion in the ceremony. Abbruzzese, who was in the group from ’91 –’94, was left off the band member list.
2016: Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil dodges jail time on a misdemeanor battery charge related to an incident where he allegedly assaulted an autograph seeker. Neil’s lawyers plead guilty to misdemeanor battery. Neil is ordered to pay $1,000 and spend 6 months on informal probation. He's also ordered to undergo impulse control counseling.
2017: Bruce Dickinson's autobiography 'What Does This Button Do' is released.
2017: Foo Fighters release 'Soldier' as part of a series of digital tracks issued to benefit Planned Parenthood.
2017: Sons Of Apollo release their debut album, 'Psychotic Symphony.' The group includes former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal and Dream Theater keyboardist Derek Sherinian.
2017: Mastodon and Mikkeller Brewing San Diego introduce ‘Sultan’s Curse’, an imperial stout named after a song on the band’s album “Emperor Of Sand.” It’s the group’s second beer. ‘Mastodon Mother Puncher’, an IPA, was the first.
2017: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and tattoo artist/model Kat Von D co-launch the unisex Basket Case eyeliner. 'Basket Case' is the title of a Green Day song.

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 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
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'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'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
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: 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. 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: 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, Jerry Garcia Band + more) - 71
Joseph Williams (Toto, solo) - 58
J.D. Fortune (INXS) - 45
Omar Alfredo Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta) - 43
Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy) - 34

September 2
Marty Grebb (Keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist, Producer & arranger. The Exceptions, The Buckinghams, The Weight Band. Worked with: Bonnie Raitt, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, James, Leon Russell, JJ Cale, Eric Clapton, The Band, Roger McGuinn, The Knack, Bernie Taupin, Mickey Thomas, Taj Mahal, Alien Ant Farm + many more) - 72
Billy Preston (The Beatles, solo + more) - b. 1946 - d. 6/6/06
Mik Kaminski (ELO, ELO Part II, Violinski) - 67
Steve Porcaro (Boz Scaggs, Toto, Pocaro Brothers, songwriter, composer) - 61
Chris Carter (Dramarama , Producer, Disc Jockey: 'Breakfast With The Beatles' host) - 59
Dino Cazares (Fear Factory, Asesino, Brujeria, Divine Heresy) - 52
Frank Fontsere (Fozzy) - 51
Sam Rivers (Limp Bizkit) - 41

September 3
Freddie King - b. 1934 - d. 12/28/76
Al Jardine (The Beach Boys, solo) - 76
Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth) - b. 1945- d. 3/25/18
George Biondo (Steppenwolf, The Storybook People, T.I.M.E., The John Kay Band, Steel Rose) - 72
Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy, The Noel Redding Band, Eric Bell Band) - 71
Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad, Terry Knight and the Pack, Flint, Silver Bullet Band) - 70
Dug Pinnick (King's X, Tres Mts., Pinnick Gales Pridgen, Poundhound, KXM, Grinder Blues, solo) - 68
Steve Jones (Sex Pistols, Neurotic Outsiders, The Professionals, Chequered Past, Fantasy 7, P, Ex Pistols, Lightning Raiders, Iggy Pop, solo, radio host) - 63
Perry Bamonte (The Cure, Love Amongst Ruin) - 58
Jonathan Segel (Camper Van Beethoven, Sparklehorse, Eugene Chadbourne, Dieselhed) - 55
Mike Wengren (Disturbed) - 47
Cone McCaslin (Sum 41) - 38

September 4
Gene Parsons (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Parsons Green) - 74
Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service) - 72
Martin Chambers (Cheeks, The Pretenders) - 67
Blackie Lawless (W.A.S.P., New York Dolls, Sister, Circus Circus) - 62
Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) - 58
Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, Michael Monroe, Pelle Miljoona Oy, Demolition 23., Jetboy, Jerusalem Slim, Joan Jett, New York Dolls, Mad Juana + more) - 55
‎Bobby Jarzombek‬ (Sebastian Bach‬, Fates Warning, Iced Earth, Demons and Wizards, Halford, Watchtower) - 55
Jesper Binzer (D.A.D.) - 53
Igor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy) - 48
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.
Ian Grushka (New Found Glory) - 41
Danny Robert Worsnop (Asking Alexandria, We Are Harlot) - 28

September 5
Al Stewart - 73
Mick Underwood (The Outlaws, Gillan, Raw Glory, Glory Road) - 73
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) - 71
Clem Clempson (Humble Pie, Colosseum + more) - 69
Jamie Oldaker (Eric Clapton, Bob Seger + more) - 67
David Glen Eisley (Giuffria, Sorcery, Dirty White Boy) - 66
John Alderete (Racer X, The Scream, The Mars Volta) - 55
Ricky Parent (Enuff Z'nuff) - b. 1966 - d. 10/27/07
Ariel Pineda (Journey) - 51
Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Black Sabbath) - 50
Dweezil Zappa (Ahmet Zappa, Zappa Plays Zappa, solo) - 49
Steve "Fuzz" Kmak (Disturbed) - 48

September 6
Jimmy Reed (blues guitarist & vocalist) - b. 1925 - d. 8/29/76
Henry Diltz (musician, photographer) - 80
Dave Bargeron (Blood, Sweat & Tears, session player + more) - 76
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd, The Bleeding Heart Band, solo) - 75
Jimmy Litherland (Colosseum, solo, session player) - 69
Banner Thomas (Molly Hatchet) - 64
Scott Travis (Racer X, Hawk, Fight, Judas Priest) - 57
William DuVall (Alice In Chains, Comes With The Fall, Neon Christ, Bl'ast!) - 51
Dean Fertita (The Waxwings, The Raconteurs, Queens of the Stone Age) - 48
Delores O’Riordan (The Cranberries) - b. 1971- d. 1/15/18

September 7
Little Milton/Milton Campbell (Blues singer & guitarist) - b. 1934 - d. 8/4/05
Buddy Holly - b. 1936 - d. 2/3/59
Dennis 'Machine Gun' Thompson (MC5, DKT/MC5, session player) - 70
Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys, solo) - 67
Bentmont Tensch (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, session player, solo) - 65
Leonard Haze (Y&T) - b. 1955 - d. 9/11/16
Diane Warren (Songwriter - written songs for Aerosmith, Elton John, Cher, Roy Orbison, Rod Stewart, The Cult, KISS, Meat Loaf and so many others. Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, - Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe and Billboard Music Award winner, nominated for 9 Academy Awards) - 62
Doug Scarratt (Saxon) - 59
Brad Houser (Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Critters Buggin) - 58
LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band) - b. 1961 - d. 8/19/08
Kyle Stevens (Bang Tango) - 50
Keri Kelli (Slash's Snakepit, Alice Cooper, Skid Row, Night Ranger) - 47

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 (Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section) - 72
Benjamin Orr (The Cars) - b. 1947 - d. 10/3/00
Mick Brown (Dokken, Ted Nugent, Lynch Mob, Xciter, T&N) - 62
Michael Lardie (Great White, Night Ranger) - 60
Marcus Siepen (Blind Guardian) - 50
Troy Sanders (Mastodon) - 44

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) - 73
Freddy Weller (Paul Revere and the Raiders, solo) - 71
John McFee (Clover, Southern Pacific, The Doobie Brothers) - 68
David A. Stewart (Eurythmics, The Spiritual Cowboys, solo, Producer, Super Heavy)
Chris Caffery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage, Doctor Butcher) - 51

September 10
Cynthia Lennon (first wife of John Lennon) b. 1939 - d. 4/1/15
Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night) - 77
Jose Feliciano - 73
Don Powell (Slade) - 72
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) - 69
Joe Perry (Aerosmith, Joe Perry Project, Hollywood Vampires) - 68
Pat Mastelotto (Mr. Mister, King Crimson + more) - 63
Johnny Hickman (The Unforgiven, The Dangers, Cracker, solo) - 62
Johnny Finger (John Moylett) (Boomtown Rats, Gung Ho, Green Gate, RUFFY TUFFY) - 62
Dave Lowery (Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker) - 58
Peter Wood (Dramarama) - 57
Lee Rausch (Megadeth, Dark Angel - played drums with Megadeth in 1983-1984 and performed on their first demo 'Last Rites') - 54
Robin Goodridge (Bush) - 52
Chip Z'nuff (Enuff Z'Nuff) - 52
Matthew Followill (Kings Of Leon) - 34

September 11
Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, The Dead, Rhythm Devils, solo) - 75
Leo Kottke (Guitarist, singer, songwriter, solo) - 73
Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams, solo) - 72
Bob Catley (Magnum) - 71
Gerry Conway (Cat Stevens, Jethro Tull) - 71
Tommy Shaw (Styx, Damn Yankees, Shaw Blades, MSFunk, The Smoke Ring) - 65
Desiree Bassett (Guitar prodigy, solo) - 26

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) - 66
Gerry Beckley (America) - 66
Barry Andrews (XTC, League of Gentlemen, Shriekback, Iggy Pop) - 62
Ler LaLonde (Primus, No Forcefield, Possessed, Blind Illusion, Serj Tankian and The F.C.C., Corrupted Morals) - 50
James McCartney (Singer, songwriter) - 41
Gus G/Kostas Karamitroudis (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind, Dream Evil, Nightrage, Mystic Prophecy) - 38

September 13
Dave Quincy (Manfred Mann, If, Zzebra) - 79
David Clayton Thomas (Blood Sweat & Tears) - 77
Peter Cetera (Chicago, solo) - 74
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) - 66
Steve Kilbey (The Church, Jack Frost, Isidore, solo) - 64
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) - 61
Chuck Wright (Giuffria, House Of Lords, Quiet Riot, Northern Light Orchestra, Heaven and Earth + more) - 59
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth, Metallica, MD.45 + more) - 57
Zak Starkey (The Who, Oasis, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band + more) - 53
Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Iced Earth, Beyond Fear, Dio Disciples) - 51
Steve Perkins (Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Banyan, The Panic Channel, Infectious Grooves, Methods of Mayhem) - 51

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) - 72
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) - 71
Ed King (Hunger, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Strawberry Alarm Clock) - b. 1949 - d. 8/22/18
Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) - 63
Craig Montoya (Everclear, Tri-Polar, Castella) - 48
‎Paolo Gregoletto‬ (‎Trivium) - 33

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) - 66
Dr. Know/Gary Miller (Bad Brains, solo, collaborations and guest/sessions) - 60
Michel Dorge (Crash Test Dummies, solo) - 58
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein/Paul Caiafa (Misfits, Kryst the Conqueror, Gorgeous Frankenstein) - 54
Jerry Dixon (Warrant) - 51
Allen Shellenberger (Lit) - b. 1969 - d. 8/13/09
Paul Thomson (Franz Ferdinand + more) - 41

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) - 77
Bernard Calvert (The Hollies) - 76
Kenney Jones (The Small Faces, The Faces, The Who, The Law, The Jones Gang) - 70
Ron Blair (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) - 70
David Bellamy (Bellamy Brothers) - 68
Vicky Blue (The Runaways, actress: played Cindy in the 1984 mockumentary movie 'This is Spinal Tap') - 59
Ean Evans (Lynyrd Skynyd, The Outlaws, Evans Capps) - b. 1960 - d. 5/6/09
Richard Marx - 55
Katon Depena‬ (‎Hirax‬) - 55
Dave "Snake" Sabo (Skid Row) - 54
Justine Frischmann (Elastica) - 49

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) - 71
Fee Waybill (The Tubes) - 68
Steve Williams (Budgie) - 65
Ty Tabor (King's X, solo) - 57
Keith Flint (Prodigy) - 49
Chuck Comeau (Simple Plan) - 39

September 18
Alan "Bam" King (Ace) - 72
Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones) - b. 1951 - d. 6/5/02
Kerry Livgren (Kansas, Proto-Kaw, AD, solo) - 66
Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks) - 63
Joey Scott (Lizzy Borden) - 56
Tony Harnell (TNT, Skid Row, solo) - 56
Keith Douglas (Tora Tora) - 51

September 19
Brian Epstein (Beatles Manager) - b. 1934 - d. 8/27/67
Nick Massi (The Four Seasons) - b. 1935 - d. 12/24/00
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) - 78
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) - 73
John Coghlan (Status Quo, The Rockers, John Coghlan's Diesel) - 72
Lol Creme (10cc, music video director, Godley & Creme, Art of Noise, The Producers) - 71
Ray Cooper (Percussionist, has worked with George Harrison, Billy Joel, Rick Wakeman, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Blue Mink, America, Carly Simon, David Essex and more) - 71
Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton, Ronin, soundtracks, sessions player) - 68
Daniel Lanois (Musician, songwriter, producer: Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, U2, Robbie Robertson, Bob Dylan, solo) - 67
Nile Rodgers (Chic, Producer - including David Bowie's 'Let's Dance'album) - 66
Lita Ford (The Runaways, solo) - 59
Tommy Victor (Prong) - 52
Alan Jay "A. Jay" Popoff (Lit) - 45

September 20
Bobby Nunn (The Robins, The Coasters)-b. 1925 - d. 11/5/86
Mick Rogers (Michael Oldroyd) (Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Aviator) - 72
Chuck Panozzo (Styx) - 70
John Panozzo (Styx) - b. 1948 - d. 7/16/96
Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers + more) - 66
Jeff Jones (Red Rider) - 64
John Easdale (Dramarama) - 57
Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme, Mourning Widows, Population 1, DramaGods, The Satellite Party, solo) - 52
Matthew and Gunner Nelson (Nelson) - 51
Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden, Hater, Wellwater Conspiracy, The Desert Sessions, Mark Lanegan) - 50
Vikki Foxx (Enuff Z'nuff, Vince Neil Band, The Veronicas + more) - 50
Rick Woolstenhulme, (Lifehouse) - 39

September 21
Don Preston (Frank Zappa, Mothers Of Invention, The Grandmothers, The Plastic Ono Band) - 86
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) - 75
Bobby Tench (The Jeff Beck Group, Humble Pie) - 74
Don Felder (The Eagles, solo) - 71
Bill Murray - 68
Bob Harris (Axe) - 67
Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor (Motorhead, Waysted) - 65
Markus Grosskopf (Helloween) - 53
Liam Gallagher (Oasis, Beady Eye, The Rain) - 46
David Silveria (Korn, L.A.P.D., INFINIKA) - 46

September 22
David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Coverdale/Page, solo) - 67
Rhett Forrester (Riot, solo + more) - b. 1956. He died on January 22, 1994, shot in a carjacking. He was 37
Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) - 62
Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde, Dream 6, Vowel Movement, Pretty & Twisted, solo) - 61
Nick Cave (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds) - 61
Joan Jett (Runaways, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, solo) - 60
Marq Torien (Bulletboys) - 57
Jesse Dupree (Jackyl) - 56
Matt Sharp (Weezer, The Rentals, Homie, Tegan and Sara, solo) - 49

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) - 75
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) - 73
Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf) - 71
Neal Smith (Alice Cooper) - 71
Bruce Springsteen - 69
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) - 76
Jerry Donahue (Fotheringay, Fairport Convention, Hellecasters, Gathering - Legends of Folk Rock, The Electric Revelators, solo + more) - 72
Tod Howarth (Frehley's Comet, 707, Cheap Trick, Four By Fate, solo + more) - 61
Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Great White, Burning Rain, House of Lords, Badd Boyz, XYZ, Dokken, Lynch Mob, Rough Cutt, Resurrection Kings + more, actor) - 53
Shawn "Clown" Crahan (Slipknot) - 49
Dave Weiner (Steve Vai Band, solo) - 43

September 25
John Locke (Spirit, Nazareth) - b. 1943 - d. 8/4/06)
Onnie Mcintyre (Average White Band) - 73
Bryan MacLean (Love, The Grass Roots, solo) - b. 1946 - d. 12/25/98
Jerry Penrod (Iron Butterfly) - 72
Burleigh Drummond (Ambrosia) - 67
Steve Blaze (Lillian Axe) -
Chris Impellitteri (Impellitteri, Vice, Animetal USA) - 55
Kelly Smith (Flotsam And Jetsam) - 53
Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal (Guns N' Roses, Art of Anarchy, Cliver,Lita Ford, Salem, Sons Of Apollo, solo) - 49
Richie Edwards (The Darkness) - 44

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) - 73
Tiran Porter (The Doobie Brothers) - 70
Tony Sales (Tony and The Tigers, Utopia, Chequered Past, Tin Machine, The Cheap Dates, The Sales Brothers, Iggy Pop + more) - 67
Stuart Tosh/Stuart MacIntosh (10cc, The Alan Parsons Project, Pilot, Camel) - 67
Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Starship, Starship, Big Bad Wolf, solo) - 64
Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos, Los Super Seven) - 64
Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale, solo) - 60
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.) - 56
John Tempesta (White Zombie, Rob Zombie, Helmet, Scum of the Earth, The Cult, Exodus, Testament) - 54
Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) - b. 1967 - d. 10/21/95
Todd Chaisson (Tuff) -
James Michael (Sixx A.M.) - 50
Marty Casey (Lovehammers, L.A. Guns) - 45

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) - 77
Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Ironhorse, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Brave Belt, Chad Allan and the Expressions, Bachman & Cummings, Bachman & Turner) - 75
Steve Boone (The Lovin’ Spoonful) - 75
Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday) (musician, actor) - 71
Robbie Shakespeare (session bassist, as Sly and Robbie worked with Peter Tosh, Robert Palmer, Jimmy Cliff, Grace Jones, Joe Cocker + more) - 65
Greg Ham (Men At Work) - b. 1953- d. 4/19/12
Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind, Puck and Natty + more) - 54
Don Jamieson‬ (That Metal Show co-host, comedian, actor) - 52
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) - 42
Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down) - 40

September 28
Ed Sullivan - b. 1901 - d. 10/13/74
Franny Beecher (Bill Haley & the Comets) - b. 1921 - d. 2/24/14
Koko Taylor (born Cora Walton) "Queen of the Blues” - b. b. 1928 - d. 6/3/09
Ben E King - b. 1928 - d. 4/30/16
Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf) - 75
Paul Burgess (10cc, Jethro Tull) - 68
Norton Buffalo (Steve Miller Band, session player + more) - b. 1951 - d. 10/30/09
Andy Ward (Marillion) - 66
George Lynch (The Boyz, Xciter, Dokken, Lynch Mob, Lynch/Pilson, Souls of We, T&N, Shadow Train, KXM, solo + more) - 64
Paul Guerin (Quireboys, Down 'n' Outz, Red Dogs) -
Mick Cripps (L.A. Guns) - 57
Ginger Fish/Kenny Wilson (Marilyn Manson, Martyr Plot, Powerman 5000, Rob Zombie) - 53
Mark Schenker (Kix) -
Michelle Meldrum (Phantom Blue, Meldrum) - b. 1968 - d. 5/21/08

September 29
Jerry Lee Lewis - 83
Joe “Guitar” Hughes (Dukes of Rhythm, worked with Little Richard, Bobby Bland) - b. 1937 - d. 5/20/03
Tommy Boyce (born Sidney Thomas Boyce -singer, songwriter. Boyce & Hart, solo, Dolenz Jones Boyce Hart, Wrote 'Last Train To Clarksville,' 'I’m Not Your Stepping Stone' and 'Scooby-Doo Where Are You.') - b. 1939 - d. 11/23/94
Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad, Terry Knight and the Pack, N'rG, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band) - 70
Mike Pinera (Blues Image, Iron Butterfly, Alice Cooper, Ramatam, Thee Image, New Cactus Band, solo + more) - 70
Dave Alford (Rough Cutt, Jailhouse) - 60
John Payne (Asia Featuring John Payne, Asia, GPS, solo) - 60
Les Claypool (Primus, Blind Illusion, Sausage, Oysterhead, Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, solo) - 55
Taime Downe (Faster Pussycat) - 54
Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio, Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Metal Allegiance + more) - 50
Brad Smith (Blind Melon) - 50

September 30
Buddy Rich (Legendary drummer) - b. 1917 - d. 4/2/87
Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield) - b. 1940 - d. 1/31/09
Frankie Lymon (Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers) -b. 1942 - d. 2/27/68
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) - 54
Trey Anastasio (Phish, Trey Anastasio Band) - 54

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: Led Zeppelin played the Hollywood Sportatorium in Hollywood, FL.
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: Uriah Heep, ZZ Top and Earth, Wind & Fire played the Cape Cod Coliseum in Yarmouth, MA.
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.' The album debuted at #11 on the UK's Official Charts.
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.' The single peaked at #51 on the UK's Official Charts. It also was featured in the 2006 video game 'Scarface: The World Is Yours.'
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.
1984: Billboard’s Hot 100 includes Rod Stewart’s 'Some Guys Have All The Luck' at #46, The Fixx’s 'Are We Ourselves' #42, Van Halen’s 'Panama' #32, Twisted Sister’s 'We’re Not Gonna Take It' #26, The Cars’ 'Drive' #14, RATT’s 'Round And Round' #12, and Tina Turner’s 'What’s Love Got To Do With It' at #1
1986: George Thorogood and the Destroyers released their 1st live album simply titled 'Live.'
1986: Lizzy Borden released the album 'Menace To Society.' The album was considered a success and peaked on the Billboard chart at #144.
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.
1988: Celtic Frost released the album 'Cold Lake.' The album was not popular with the group or its fans and is no longer available to buy, making the album much sought after by collectors.
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.' The album won the best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album of the year at the 1991 American Music Awards.
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.' The B-side features three live tracks recorded at London's Wembley Arena on the 'No Prayer On The Road' tour.
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.' A cover of Motorhead’s 'Love Me Forever' was recorded for this album.
2003: Iron Maiden released their 35th single 'Wildest Dreams.' The single reached #6 on the UK's Official Charts.
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.
2016: Yes frontman Jon Anderson receives the Prog God award at the Progressive Music Awards in London.
2016: Queen’s'"We Will Rock You' tops a list of the 20 most addictive songs compiled by a team of researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. 'We Are The Champions,' also by Queen, sits at #3 behind Pharrell Williams’ 'Happy.'

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.
1967: The Doors play the Asbury Park Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ.
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.
1969: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sunshine Company, Peanut Butter Conspiracy and Alexander's Blooz Band played the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA.
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.
1978: Black Sabbath and Van Halen played the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.
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.'
1989: Billboard’s Hot 100 includes debuts from The B-52’s 'Love Shack' at #84, Tina Turner’s 'The Best' at #77, Motley Crue’s 'Dr. Feelgood' at #65, Aerosmith’s 'Love In An Elevator' #56, Tears For Fears’ 'Sowing The Seeds Of Love' #53, and The Rolling Stones’ 'Mixed Emotions' #47. ‬
1989: Billboard’s Hot 100 includes Bon Jovi’s 'Lay Your Hands On Me' at #49, Beastie Boys’ 'Hey Ladies' #36, Tom Petty’s 'Runnin’ Down A Dream' #34, Great White’s 'Once Bitten...' #17, Skid Row’s '18 And Life' #13, and Warrant’s 'Heaven' was #6. ‬
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.
1999: Amon Amarth released the album 'The Avenger.' It was their first album with guitarist Johan Söderberg and drummer Fredrik Andersson.
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.
1972: Edgar Winter played The Sunshine In in Asbury Park, NJ.
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.
1978: The Outlaws with special guests Thin Lizzy played The Busch Cape Cod Summer Music Festival from Cape Cod Coliseum in South Yarmouth, MA.
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.' In 2017, it was ranked 38th on Rolling Stone’s list of "100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time."
1987: Neil Young and Crazy Horse played Pine Knob Music Theatre in in Clarkston, MI.
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.' The album reached #26 on the Billboard chart.
It was also their first album with drummer Scott Travis.
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.' It was the first Overkill album to feature the duo of guitarists Merritt Gant and Rob Cannavino.
1991: XYZ release their 2nd studio album, 'Hungry.'
1991: Rush release their 14th studio album, 'Roll the Bones.'
1991: Richie Sambora releases his solo album, 'Stranger In This Town.'
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.' This was the first Death Angel album done without longtime drummer Andy Galeon.
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. Becker and his musical partner Donald Fagen formed Steely Dan in 1971, broke up in 1981, and then reformed in 1993 to much critical acclaim, including Grammy Awards and an induction in 2001 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Becker had produced records for Rickie Lee Jones, China Crisis and Michael Franks.
2017: Founding Molly Hatchet guitarist Dave Hlubek dies of a heart attack at 66. Hlubek was originally the band’s lead singer, and was its most prolific songwriter, penning most of their hits, including 'Flirtin’ With Disaster' and 'Whiskey Man.' He was kicked out of the band in 1987 due to substance abuse, but rejoined in 2005 although he had numerous health issues.

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.
1963: The Beach Boys played Murray The K's Holiday Revue at Brooklyn's Fox Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. along with Ben E. King, Little Stevie Wonder, The Drifters, The Miracles, The Tymes, The Chifons, Randy & Rainbows, Angels, Jan & Dean, Jay & The Americans, Gene Pitney, The Dovells, Dionne Warwick and Dick & Dee Dee.
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: George Harrison releases 'My Sweet Lord.' It turns out the song is too close to the Chiffon's 'He's So Fine.'
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: KISS play the Pittsburgh Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.
1976: Aerosmith's 'Rocks' LP goes gold.
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: 'Abracadabra' is #1 in the U.S. The song is the third chart-topper for the Steve Miller Band. The other two are 'Rock n' Me' and 'The Joker.'
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.
1993: Radiohead's 'Creep' can only get to #34 on the pop chart but it does a whole lot better on the Modern Rock chart where it rises to #2.
1995: Blur, Oasis, Radiohead, Paul Weller, Manic St Preachers and The Stone Roses all recorded tracks for the 'War Child' charity album, which was released five days later. All profits went to children caught up in the current war in former Yugoslavia.
1996: The 13th MTV Music Video Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall plays like a Smashing Pumpkins tribute. They win Best Alternative Music Video ('1979'), Best Video and Breakthrough Video ('Tonight, Tonight'). Beck manages to land Best Male Video ('Where It's At') while the Foo Fighters take home Best Group Video ('Big Me'). Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher throws a beer at the audience during the band's performance of 'Champagne Supernova.'
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.
1997: Guitarist Pat Smear officially announces his 'retirement' from Foo Fighters. He is replaced by short-timer Franz Stahl.
1999: 'All Star' from Smash Mouth reaches #5 on the Billboard Top 100.
2000: David Brown of Santana dies from liver and kidney failure. He was 50 Brown was Santana’s primary bassist from 1966 – 1971, and then again from 1973 – 1976. After Woodstock and Santana, Brown played on Boz Skaggs’ debut album 'Moments' as well as their later releases 'Boz Scaggs & Band' and 'My Time.' In 1998, he was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Santana.
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.
2001: System Of A Down’s sophomore album, 'Toxicity' is released. The album debuts at #1 on the Billboard album chart.
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.'
2007: My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way weds Lyn Z, bassist for Mindless Self Indulgence, in Englewood, CO. The spontaneous ceremony is officiated by a member of the touring staff - an ordained minister.
2007: The Police played the first UK date on their Reunion tour when they played two nights at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.
2008: More than 100 people are arrested early in the morning as fans leaving a Rage Against The Machine concert at Minneapolis Target Center stage an impromptu march to protest the Republican National Convention taking place in neighboring St. Paul. So we have anti-war demonstrators vs. cops – just like the '60s.
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).
2009: The Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of 'American Idiot,' the musical based on Green Day's '04 album, makes its premiere in Berkeley, CA (the band's hometown). Directed by the Tony Award-winning Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), the score includes all the songs from 'American Idiot' plus songs from the follow-up album '21st Century Breakdown.' "We've seen firsthand what amazing actors they are," says Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of the cast. "Their talent has truly brought the album to life."
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.
2013: Avenged Sevenfold's 'Hail To The King' tops the Billboard 200 Chart selling 159,000 copies in its first week.
2013: A planned Lamb Of God concert in Malaysia is officially cancelled. The Department Of Islamic Development objected to the show. Promoters took the blame on behalf of the government, saying they called off the show because of death threats made against the band, along with "objections raised by various groups."
2013: Stone Temple Pilots with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington (replacing the mercurial Scott Weiland) begin a North American tour. The only one objecting to this trek is Weiland. Filter is the supporting act.
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 and hit the #1 spot in 24 countries.
2015: Five Finger Death Punch 'Got Your Six' album is released.
2016: The classic Misfits lineup of Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein reunite for first time since ‘83 to headline the Riot Fest (in Denver). Dave Lombardo is on drums

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.' This was their last album with guitarist Dave Prichard.‬ The band did a cover of the Lynyrd Skynyrd song 'Saturday Night Special' on this album. ‬
1987: Y&T release their 8th studio album, 'Contagious.'
1987: Motorhead release their 8th studio album, 'Rock 'n' Roll.' The album reached number 34 on the UK's Official Chart and reaches #150 on Billboard's 200 album chart. Following the release of the album, Lemmy moved to the Unites States permanently.
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.
1990: Poison release their single, 'Something To Believe In.' It eventually peaks at #4 on Billboard's Hot 100.
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. “Even if you can’t see Freddiemercury leaping through the sky, you can be sure he’s there – ‘floating around in ecstasy’, as he might sing, for millennia to come.”
2017: 'Villains,' by Queens Of The Stone Age, debuts at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, even though at 69,000 units they have the top selling disc. Rappers Lil Uzi Vert and XXXTentacion are #1 and #2 based on streaming numbers.

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’ 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps.' Clapton becomes the first outside musician to play on a Beatles recording.
1968: Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company played the Hollywood Bowl.
1969: Bob Dylan's 'Lay Lady Lay' peaks at #7 on the Billboard singles chart.
1969: The Allman Brothers Band played at Electric Zoo in St. Petersburg, Florida.
1970: The Rolling Stones performed at at Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg, Sweden.
1970: Jimi Hendrix gives his final big festival concert at the Open Air Love & Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany. The second incarnation of the Jimi Hendrix Experience took the stage with Billy Cox on Bass and Mitch Mitchell on Drums. Hendrix died just two short weeks later at the age of 27 in London.
1972: Alice Cooper's 'Elected' b/w 'Luney Tune' 45 single is released. It reached #26 on the U.S. charts, #4 on the UK charts and #3 in Austria. It inspired one of the first MTV-style story-line promo videos ever made for a song. The song was a radical re-write of their 1969 song 'Reflected' from the album 'Pretties for You.'
1972: David Bowie appeared at Top Rank Suite in Sheffield, England.
1973: Jethro Tull played at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
1974: George Harrison launches his Dark Horse record label. Rather than a Harrison record, the first release on the label is Splinter's 'The Place I Love.'
1974: The 101 All Stars, featuring Joe Strummer made their debut at The Telegraph in Brixton Hill, London. Strummer would later join The Clash.
1974: Hawkwind released their 4th studio album, 'Hall of the Mountain Grill.'
1974: Judas Priest release their debut studio album, 'Rocka Rolla.' It was their only album to feature drummer John Hinch.
1975: Rod Stewart's 'Sailing,' spends the first of four weeks at #1 in the U.K. The song does next to nothing in the U.S. (#58).
1975: Jefferson Starship went to #1 on the album chart with 'Red Octopus.' It was the first of four non-consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
1975: ZZ Top's 'Tush' peaks at #20. It was the group’s first top 40 single.
1976: On the way to selling millions and millions of copies, 'Fleetwood Mac' with 'Say You Love Me' and 'Rhiannon' goes gold. This is the group's first album with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
1977: Rush appeared at Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Superior.
1978: Record Producer Tom Wilson dies. Wilson worked with many acts including Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, The Velvet Underground and Frank Zappa.
1980: Entering the album charts on this day are the Cars 'Panorama' and the Allman Brothers 'Reach For The Sky.'
1980: U2 kicked off the first leg of their 29 date UK 'Boy' tour at the General Woolfe in Coventry, England.
1980: The Rolling Stones peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Emotional Rescue' which was their nineteenth top 10 single in the U.S.
1980: The Grateful Dead played at the State Fairgrounds in Lewiston, Maine.
1980: The Doobie Brothers, Van Halen, Pat Benatar and Sammy Hagar played the very first Rocklahoma at Owen Field on the University of Oklahoma campus.
1985: Slayer played the first of two nights at the Country Club in Reseda, CA.
1986: Iron Maiden release their 14th single, 'Wasted Years.' It was their first single solely written by guitarist Adrian Smith, who also sings backing vocals. It reached #18 on the UK's Official Charts.
1987: Performing as the "Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band," members of the band who survived their 1977 plane crash perform the first of a series of shows to mark the 10 year anniversary of the crash. The response from fans leads the band to re-form permanently and record new material.
1987: Y&T, Frehley's Comet and White Lion played Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI.
1988: 2,000 items of Elton John's personal memorabilia including his boa feathers, 'Pinball Wizard' boots and hundreds of pairs of spectacles were auctioned at Sotheby's in London.
1988: Jimmy Page starts his 'Outrider' tour in Atlanta, Georgia. It was his first solo tour in the United States.
1988: Metallica release their album 'And Justice For All.' It was the first Metallica studio album to feature bassist Jason Newsted. The album reached #6 on the Billboard chart.
1989: Faster Pussycat released the album 'Wake Me When It's Over.' The album reached #48 on the Billboard chart.
1989: The Pittsburgh Steelers were banned from practicing on their own field at Three Rivers Stadium because The Rolling Stones were rehearsing for an upcoming concert.
1989: A week into their gig as opening act on the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels tour, Living Colour wins an MTV Video Music Awards for Best Group Video, Best Stage Performance and Best New Artist. Mick Jagger presents the group with the trophies backstage at their show in Pittsburgh.
1989: Originally banned (or just not played because of its anti-commercialism message) by MTV, Neil Young's 'This Note`s For You' wins the Best Video Award at the MTV Video Music Awards. The show also featured performances by Bon Jovi, The Cult, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Axl Rose, and Def Leppard.
1990: Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) dies from an AIDS-related tuberculosis infection in Scottsdale, Arizona, at age 48. The musician had contracted HIV from blood transfusions.
1993: Don Henley, Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Sting and Aerosmith performed at a benefit concert in Boston for Walden Woods.
1994: Keyboard player Nicky Hopkins dies at age 50 in Nashville, Tennessee from complications of intestinal surgery. Hopkins worked with The Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, George Harrison, the Jerry Garcia Band and many more. The Kinks song 'Session Man' from 'Face to Face' is dedicated to, and features Hopkins.
1994: Bad Religion release their 8th full-length studio album, 'Stranger Than Fiction,' their only gold record in the United States and last recording with founding guitarist Brett Gurewitz until his return seven years later.
1995: Bruce Hornsby and Branford Marsalis performed the National Anthem in Baltimore’s Camden Yards before Cal Ripken, Jr. set baseball’s all-time consecutive games played record.
1997: Elton John recorded a new version of 'Candle In The Wind' after performing the song live at Princess Diana's funeral. An estimated 2.5 billion people around the world watched the performane. The track went on to become the biggest selling single of all-time.
1999: Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland was sentenced to a year in jail for a probation violation.
2002: With Ian Astbury on lead vocals and Stewart Copeland on drums, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors perform their first concert as "The Doors of the 21st Century." The show is part of the Harley-Davidson Open Road Tour at the California Speedway in Fontana.
2003: Neil Young’s movie 'Greendale' which is based on the concept album of the same name premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
2005: The Rolling Stones release 'A Bigger Bang.' It reached #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, and #2 on the UK Albums chart. The first single, 'Streets of Love/Rough Justice' reached #15 in the UK singles chart, however, like all of The Rolling Stones' studio albums from 'Undercover' forward, its commercial performance was not enormous, as its singles failed to become major hits in the U.S.
2005: Vivian Campbell releases his solo album, 'Two Sides Of If.'
2005: AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson joins Velvet Revolver onstage in Orlando, FL, to sing Led Zeppelin's 'Rock And Roll.'
2005: Sir Bob Geldof was awarded the freedom of his native Dublin after the City Council voted in favour of giving him the accolade in honour of his campaign against world poverty and alleviating debt in Africa.
2006: Roger Waters launches his North American tour in Holmdel, NJ.
2006: Jeff Beck kicks off a month long U.S. tour in Tampa, FL. On some dates Beck opens for Santana.
2007: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx speaks at the 18th annual National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month luncheon in Washington, DC. He discusses his struggle with drug abuse which led to writing of his memoir, 'The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star.'
2007: John Mellencamp performs on the NFL Opening Kickoff event. The NBC program originates from Indianapolis.
2007: The 4th annual Fashion Rocks gala in New York has a performance by Carlos Santana and R&B singer Alicia Keys while Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham sings a duet with former American Idol, Country star Carrie Underwood. Aerosmith also appears.
2007: Footage from David Gilmour's concert DVD, 'Remember The Night' is shown in select cinemas in North America and Europe. In London, Gilmour performs live prior to a screening and his appearance is distributed via satellite to participating theaters.
2008: The Canadian edition of the Virgin Festival begins in Toronto. The Foo Fighters and Oasis headline the two-day event.
2008: Great White agreed to pay one million dollars to survivors and victims' relatives of The Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island that happened in 2003 when the band's tour manager shot off pyrotechnics at the start of the concert. The pyro started a fire that killed 100 people, and injured more than 200. One band member, guitarist Ty Longley, was killed in the fire. Tour manager Daniel Biechele pleaded guilty in 2006 to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter and was given parole in March after serving less than half of his four-year prison sentence.
2010: 'We Were So Turned On,' a David Bowie tribute album is issued. The two-disc compilation album includes Duran Duran and John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
2010: VH1 begins a countdown of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Ozzy Osbourne, Ray Davies of The Kinks and Sheryl Crow are among the panel of experts making the selection. To no one's surprise, The Beatles top the list.
2010: U2 play their first ever show in Istanbul, Turkey. Prior to the concert they meet Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
2010: John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, was once again denied parole, nearly 30 years after gunning down the former Beatle outside New York City's Dakota apartment building. It was Chapman's sixth appearance before the board since becoming eligible for parole in 2000.
2011: Lindsey Buckingham releases his 6th studio album, 'Seeds We So.'
2011: The Beatles '1,' a collection of singles released between '63 and '70 is released digitally for the first time via iTunes. The album debuts at #1 on several iTunes top albums charts around the world including the U.S. and Canada. Also, classic Aerosmith recordings from '73 to '87 are available on iTunes for the first time.
2011: Courtney Love fills in for Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil, who lost his voice, at the New York Fashion Week launch event at the Hiro Ballroom. Always the thoughtful mom, Love dedicates the song "Skinny Little Bitch" to her daughter Frances Bean Cobain.
2011: 'Listen To Me: Buddy Holly,' an all-star compilation, is released to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the legendary musician's birth (the actual date is 9/7). Jackson Browne, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Stevie Nicks, Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy and Pat Monahan of Train contribute to the album.
2012: Coldplay beats out Black Keys, Linkin Park and Jack White to take home the Best Rock Video trophy at the MTV Video Music Awards. During the show, Green Day plays 'Let Yourself Go.'
2012: Eddie Van Halen's emergency surgery for a life threatening case of diverticulitis forces Van Halen to cancel a tour of Japan.
2012: 'Trampled Under Foot: The Power And Excess Of Led Zeppelin,' written by British music critic Barney Hoskyns, is published. It chronicles the "parties, the fights, and the unmitigated, unapologetic bad behavior."
2012: The Foo Fighters perform 'My Hero' and 'Walk' on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
2013: The three surviving members of The Clash (guitarist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon and drummer Topper Headon) reunite for an exclusive BBC Radio 6 Music appearance to promote the release of three projects: 'The Clash Hits Back,' 'Sound System' and 'The Clash 5-Studio Album Set.'
2013: Killer Dwarfs released the album 'Start @ One.' The tracks on the album were recorded in 1993 at Powerlines Studios in Toronto, Ontario.‬
2014: Roger Waters' The Wall tour documentary debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film chronicles the four year run of The Wall Live tour.
2014: Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan and 3,300 amateur guitarists play 'Smoke On The Water' at the Guitars On The Beach event in Lyme Regis. They set the UK record for the biggest group playing a song at the same time.
2015: Vocalist Darren James Smith plays his first show with Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel since returning to the band.
2015: 'Janis: Little Girl Blue,' with Chan Marshall (Cat Power) reading Janis Joplin's personal letters, debuts at the Venice Film Festival.
2017: 'Highway Tune,' the debut single from Greta Van Fleet, is #1 on the U.S. Active and Mainstream Rock radio charts, and #1 on the Canadian Active Rock radio chart.
2017:Slipknot present 'Day Of The Gusano,' 90-minute documentary that chronicles the band’s '15 jaunt to Mexico. Directed by Slipknot’s's M. Shawn Crahan, a.k.a. Clown, the film is screened throughout the U.S.
2017: Kid Rock delivers a heated political speech/rap during his concert in Grand Rapids, MI. He’s against “deadbeat dads” and those who “take a knee” during the national anthem and concludes with "If 'Kid Rock for Senate' has got folks in disarray, wait 'til they hear 'Kid Rock for President of the U.S.A.!'"
2017: Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves offer free tickets to the team’s game against the Miami Marlins for those Florida residents who were ordered to evacuate their homes due to Hurricane Irma. They spoil it by playing the Scorpions hit 'Rock You Like A Hurricane' between innings. The team later apologizes.

Sept. 7
1957: Elvis enters a recording studio to cut 'Treat Me Nice,' 'Don't' and the tracks for his upcoming Christmas album.
1963: The Beatles recorded an appearance on the BBC radio program ‘Saturday Club,' at the Playhouse Theatre in London. They perform ‘I Saw Her Standing There,' ‘Memphis,' ‘Happy Birthday Saturday Club’ (arrangement credited to John Lennon), ‘I'll Get You,' ‘She Loves You,' and ‘Lucille.'
1963: Three weeks after its release, The Beatles' 'She Loves You' hits #1 in England. It remained on the charts for thirty-one consecutive weeks, eighteen of those in the top three.
1964: The Beatles perform two shows at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, one at 6:30, the other at 10:00 PM. Over 35,000 fans paid an average of $5 per ticket to see the Fab Four, along with Clarence 'Frogman' Henry and Jackie DeShannon. During a question and answer session in the afternoon, one reporter asked John Lennon how long he thought The Beatles would last. Lennon's reply was "Longer than you."
1966: Roy Orbison began filming his one and only starring role in a movie, in the unlikely Western comedy 'The Fastest Guitar Alive.' In the movie there was a cameo appearance by Sam "The Sham" Samudio of 'Wooly Bully' fame.
1968: The Doors played the first of two nights at The Roundhouse in London, playing twice nightly on their first UK visit. Granada TV filmed the sold out gigs, later shown as 'The Doors Are Open,' which were attended by members of The Rolling Stones and Traffic.
1968: The Doors’ 3rd album, 'Waiting for the Sun,' topped the album chart with help from the #1 single 'Hello, I Love You.'
1968: The Beach Boys played at at Patio Gardens in Farmington, Utah.
1968: Pink Floyd performed at Le Blboquet, St. Germain des Pres, in Paris, where they played 'Let There Be More Light' live as part of a four-hour TV special entitled 'Surprise Partie.' The music program also featured The Who, Joe Cocker, The Troggs, Fleetwood Mac, Small Faces, PP Arnold, The Equals, and others. It was broadcast in color on ORTF2 on December 31st.
1968: Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their live performance debut playing together as the The Yardbirds at a teen club in Gladsaxe, Denmark. Around 1,200 youngsters attended the show at Egegard School. Teen Club President Lars Abel introducing 'The New Yardbirds' on stage introduced Robert Plant as Robert Plat. A local review stated; "Their performance and their music were absolutely flawless, and the music continued to ring nicely in the ears for some time after the curtains were drawn after their show. We can therefore conclude that the new Yardbirds are at least as good as the old ones were."
1968: Iron Butterfly's LP, 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' enters Billboard's album chart, where it will reach #10. Today it is a multi-Platinum album which has sold over 25 million copies and was Atlantic Records' biggest selling LP until it was surpassed by 1971's 'Led Zeppelin IV.'
1968: Canned Heat's 'Boogie With Canned Heat' enters the LP chart.
1970: The Who's 'See Me, Feel Me' b/w 'Overture From Tommy' 45 single is released. It reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was also released in the United Kingdom but did not chart there.
1971: Led Zeppelin performed at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
1971: David Bowie started recording sessions at Trident Studios in London, for what would become the concept album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust' and the 'Spiders From Mars.' The character of Ziggy was inspired by singer Vince Taylor, who Bowie met after Taylor had had a breakdown and believed himself to be a cross between a god and an alien.
1972: With their hit 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' flying high on the UK charts, Slade interrupts their current US tour and fly back to London to headline at the Sundown concert venue in the Mile End Road.
1972: David Bowie appeared at The Top Rank in Hanley, Stoke on Trent, England.
1973: The Rolling Stones kicked off a nine-date UK tour at the Empire Pool in London.
1973: The Grateful Dead played at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
1973: Chicago's 'Just You 'N' Me' b/w 'Critic's Choice' 45 single is released. The 2nd single released from their 'Chicago VI' album, it reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
1973: Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention released their 'Over-Nite Sensation' album.
1973: There was an unusual emcee at Elton John’s Hollywood Bowl show – Linda Lovelace, star of the X-rated film 'Deep Throat.' She introduced Elton as “the biggest, largest, most gigantic and fantastic man, the co-star of my next movie...Elton John.”
1974: The 101ers made their performing debut at the Telegraph pub in Brixton. The pub rock band featured singer, guitarist Joe Strummer who would later join The Clash.
1974: Helix‬ formed after winning ‪a Battle Of The Bands‬ contest in ‪Kitchener, Ontario.‬
1974: Elton John is awarded a Gold record for 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me.' The single was #2 on the Hot 100 for four straight weeks, but was kept out of the top spot by John Denver's 'Annie's Song,' Roberta Flack's 'Feel Like Makin' Lov'" and Paper Lace's 'The Night Chicago Died.'
1974: Aerosmith performed at the Wollman Skating Rink Theater in New York.
1975: The Guess Who said goodbye with a final show in Montreal. Core members Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman would return for another tour in 1987.
1975: Eagles 'Lyin' Eyes' b/w 'Too Many Hands' 45 single is released. It was the 2nd single from their One of These Nights album, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #8 on the US Country chart. Their only #2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, it was kept off the top spot by Elton John's single 'Island Girl.'
1977: Rush appeared at Winnipeg Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1977: Yes 'Wonderous Stories' b/w 'Awaken - Pt. 1' 45 single is released. Taken from the album 'Going for the One,' written by Jon Anderson. It reached #7 on the UK Singles chart.
1978: Yes played at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1978: The Who’s Keith Moon died in London at the age of 32. He overdosed on the prescription drug Hemenephirin, which he was taking to cure his alcoholism. A post-mortem confirmed there were 32 tablets in his system, 26 of which were undissolved. Moon had attended a party the night before given by Paul McCartney for the launch of the 'The Buddy Holly Story' movie. Interestingly, Moon died in the same London apartment where “Mama” Cass Elliot died in 1974.
1978: Sid Vicious kicked off his solo career with a show at the New York club Max’s Kansas City.
1979: Blue Oyster Cult played at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia.
1979: Iggy Pop's 3rd solo album, 'New Values' is released. Although well received critically and now regarded as one of Pop's best solo efforts, the album was not a commercial success, only reaching #180 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
1980: Black Sabbath performed at the Jai Alai Fronton Hall in Miami, Florida.
1982: Van Halen appeared at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona.
1984: Queensryche release their debut studio album, 'The Warning.' The album peaked at #61 on the Billboard chart. The band went on tour with KISS and Iron Maiden to support the album.
1985: David Bowie and Mick Jagger went to #1 on the UK singes chart with their version of the Martha Reeves and The Vandellas 1964 hit 'Dancing In The Street.' The song had been recorded as part of the Live Aid charity. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium in London and Jagger at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, until it was apparent that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible.
1985: Bryan Adams' 'Summer Of '69' gets to #5 on the U.S. singles chart.
1985: Billboard’s Hot 100 includes debuts by Starship’s 'We Built This City' at #73. Loverboy’s 'Lovin’ Every Minute Of It' #42, Mick Jagger & David Bowie’s 'Dancing In The Street' at #33, and Mötley Crüe’s 'Smokin’ In The Boys Room' at #16.‬
1985: For the first time, the top 3 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 were all from movies. Tina Turner’s 'We Don't Need Another Hero' was #3 from 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,' Huey Lewis And The News’ 'The Power of Love' #2 from 'Back To The Future' and #1 was John Parr’s 'St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)'.
1985: Ringo Starr is the first ex-Beatle to become a grandfather when Tatia Jayne Starkey is born.
1986: Mike Nesmith joins the other three Monkees onstage during their reunion tour concert in Los Angeles.
1987: Pink Floyd release their 13th studio album, 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason.'
1987: A Roger Waters-less Pink Floyd kicked off their 'Momentary Lapse of Reason' tour in Ottawa, Canada. Relations between Waters, who left the band in 1983, and the other three reached such a state that the ex-bassist threatened to sue promoters if they played under the Floyd name.
1988: INXS cleans up at the 5th annual MTV Video Music Awards in Universal City, CA. 'Need You Tonight' earns trophies for Best Video, Best Group, Breakthrough Video and Viewer's Choice.
1994: After a Pink Floyd gig in Prague, Dave Gilmour met with Czech Republic president Vaclav Havel.
1994: Weezer release their single, 'Buddy Holly,' named for the rock 'n roll icon. It's featured on the band's debut album, Weezer (aka The Blue Album).
1995: White Zombie's 'More Human Than Human' wins the Best Hard Rock Video statue at the 12th MTV Video Music Awards in New York. R.E.M. get the Vanguard Video, lifetime achievement award while, at the other end of the spectrum, Hootie & The Blowfish earn the Best New Artist Video for 'Hold My Hand.'
1996: Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres married supermodel Eva Herzigova in Sea Bright, NJ. Their marriage lasted until June 1998 when they divorced.
1997: Fleetwood Mac went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with 'The Dance.' The album went on sell over 5 million copies in the US alone.
1999: Steve Vai released his 6th studio album, 'The Ultra Zone.'
2000: Rage Against The Machine bass player Tim Commerford interrupts the MTV Video Music Awards when he climbs up the scaffolding on stage, baffling the crew as well as Limp Bizkit, who were accepting the Best Rock Video award. Commerford was eventually coaxed down and subsequently arrested.
2001: The movie 'Rock Star' starring Mark Wahlberg is released. It is loosely based on Tim 'Ripper' Owens journey in joining Judas Priest.
2003: Warren Zevon dies of pleural mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the pleura, a thin membrane around the lungs and chest lining. He was 56. Zevon had worked as a session musician, and was the piano player and band leader for the Everly Brothers, prior to his solo career. Zevon’s biggest solo hits include: 'Werewolves of London,' 'Lawyers, Guns and Money' and 'Excitable Boy.' David Letterman was such a huge fan that Zevon was featured on the Late Show with David Letterman as the only guest for the entire hour, once Letterman knew of his illness. He had been a frequent guest in previous years. Zevon had a lifelong phobia of doctors and joked, “I might have made a tactical error in not going to a physician for 20 years.” His final album, The Wind, included guest appearances by close friends including Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh, David Lindley, Billy Bob Thornton, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Dwight Yoakum and others. The album also won two Grammy awards, the first of Zevon’s thirty-plus year career.
2004: Dio release their 10th and final studio album, 'Master of the Moon.' The album marked the return of guitarist Craig Goldy. The album also featured bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer Simon Wright.
2005: New York rock club CBGB was served with an eviction notice by its landlord. The landmark was the cradle for New York punk, hosting gigs by The Ramones, Talking Heads and Patti Smith.
2005: Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Green Day and the Beastie Boys help create public-service announcements designed to find housing for Hurricane Katrina victims. The effort is run through the nonprofit organization's project.
2006: Stone Sour's 'Through Glass' tops Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks for the first of seven weeks on top. Previously, the best Stone Sour had done was #2 with 2002's 'Bother.'
2006: A 16-year-old girl files a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleging that she suffered severe emotional distress after being coerced by Buckcherry's record label into appearing naked in the band's racy 'Crazy Bitch' video. "She's had to switch schools because of that video," says girl's attorney. Buckcherry's manager claims that the teenager presented a false ID and submitted fake info so that she could participate in the shoot.
2006: Elton John curates the 2006 Fashion Rocks show in New York. John also performs at the event, with a personally selected line-up that includes Bon Jovi. Concert proceeds are donated to John's AIDS Foundation.
2007: Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler appears on IFC's The Henry Rollins Show. The 30-minute interview airs the day before Aerosmith embarks on a North American tour with Joan Jett And The Blackhearts.
2008: While performing the song 'Morning Glory' at the V Festival in Toronto, Noel Gallagher of Oasis is attacked by a concert-goer who rushes the stage and pushes him into his monitor. The band continues the show, but Gallagher is taken to a hospital that night to treat injuries to his ribs. He suffers a fractured rib and ligament damage, which forces the cancellation of several Oasis concerts.
2008: Linkin Park's 'Shadow Of The Day' is named the Best Rock Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. Clip director and Linkin Park DJ Joseph Hahn and singer Chester Bennington are on hand to accept the trophy. Kid Rock performs 'All Summer Long.'
2010: Megadeth release their 3rd live album, 'Rust in Peace •Live•.'
2010: Stone Sour release their 3rd studio album, 'Audio Secrecy,' containing 'Say You'll Haunt Me,' the band's first single in 3 years.
2010: Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was voted the greatest ‘lighter in the air song of all time’ by lighter company Zippo. Led Zeppelin’s 'Stairway To Heaven', was voted in at #2 and Meat Loaf's ‘I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ was at #3 in the survey.
2010: Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan's departure from Jane's Addiction after only six months is announced. "We wanted to thank Duff for helping us write songs for our new record," writes the band in a statement. "We love the songs we worked on with him - and the gigs were a blast - but musically we were all headed in different directions."
2011: 'Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play The Blues,' a concert documentary, premieres at 550 movie theaters across North America. The film was shot over two nights in New York City.
2011: Bon Jovi marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by visiting a Manhattan firehouse to pay tribute to firefighters. He performs 'America The Beautiful' which is taped by NBC for their football season kick off show.
2011: Buddy Holly's 75th birthday tribute concert is at Hollywood's Music Box. Stevie Nicks, Graham Nash and Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) are among those performing Holly songs. "He was important to me," says Nash. "His music was so much a part of me growing up and wanting to be a musician. He played his last show on my 17th birthday." Holly died in a plane crash ("the day the music died") in 1959.
2011: Buddy Holly posthumously receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a star-studded ceremony that included his widow Maria Elena, old friend Phil Everly and the man who portrayed him in a 1978 movie, Gary Busey.
2012: Lawyers for R.E.M. issue a cease-and-desist letter to FOX News, ordering the network to discontinue its use of their 1991 track 'Losing My Religion' as a music bed during its coverage of the Democratic National Convention. "We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there," says frontman Michael Stipe. A rep for FOX News claims the song's use was "in full accordance with its license agreements with all appropriate parties."
2012: Bruce Springsteen's concert at Chicago's Wrigley Field features guest appearances by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and former Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello.
2012: The Jimi Hendrix biopic, 'All Is By My Side,' premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The film, which stars OutKast's Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin to his parents), focuses on the guitarist's life in London just prior to the recording of 'Are You Experienced?'
2013: On the 45th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's first concert, a commemorative plaque is unveiled at the Gladsaxe School in Copenhagen, which stands on the location where the original concert took place (the Gladsaxe Teen Club).
2014: KISS bassist Gene Simmons is widely quoted saying Rock is not only dead but that it was "murdered" by file sharing and fans' sense of entitlement.
2015: Rick Santorum, the former senator from PA and a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, accepts an endorsement from Megadeth's Dave Mustaine.
2018: Metal Allegiance release the album 'Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty.'

Sept. 8
1954: Alan Freed makes his move from Cleveland to New York, where he begins broadcasting his 'Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Show' on WINS. The first white DJ to play black music, Freed brings R&B music to a wider audience in New York, and the sound would quickly go mainstream with the rise of Elvis and the popularization of rock music.
1955: Legendary DJ Alan Freed puts on the 'First Anniversary Rock 'n Roll Party' at Brooklyn's Paramount Theater. Acts on the bill include Chuck Berry, The Cardinals, and Tony Bennett. In an attempt to hide the wrinkles in his suit, Chuck Berry does the duck walk for the first time.
1956: Eddie Cochran signs a one year contract with Liberty Records, Cochran has three top 40 hits over the next several years for Libety including ‘Summertime Blues,’ ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ and ‘C’mon Everybody.'
1956: Elvis Presley first appears on the cover of TV Guide.
1956: Elvis Presley's 'Shake, Rattle And Roll' 7" Extended Play EP is released.
1965: An ad appears in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter announcing auditions for The Monkees TV show.The ad ran through September 10 to cast the remainder of the band/cast members for the TV show: “Madness!! Auditions. Folk & Roll Musicians-Singers for acting roles in new TV series. Running Parts for 4 insane boys, age 17-21. Want spirited Ben Frank’s types. Have courage to work. Must come down for interview.” Out of 437 applicants, fourteen actors from the audition pool were brought back for screen tests, and after audience research, they chose their final four.
1966: American Bandstand host Dick Clark guests on the TV show 'Batman.'
1966: The Who appeared at the Locarno Ballroon in Stevenage, England. This UK tour was notable for the addition of the single, 'I’m A Boy' to the band’s repertoire.
1968: Pink Floyd were forced to cancel a performance at the Chatelet Teenage Festival in Belgium due to work permit problems. There were some violent reactions from the fans, but the several other bands, including The Kinks were able to play at the event.
1968: The Beatles 'Hey Jude' promotional film, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg debuts on the UK television show 'Frost On Sunday.' The song spent nine weeks at #1 in the United States—the longest run at the top of the American charts for a Beatles' single.
1968: Led Zeppelin perform at Raventlow Parken, Nykobing, Falster, Denmark supported by The Beatnicks and The Ladybirds, (who were a all girl topless go-go dancing outfit). It was the group's 3rd ever live gig. The band play three gigs that day, They then played at Raventlowparken in Lolland, supported by The Beatnicks and to cap it off, they finished the evening at Teaterbygningen in Køge.
1968: Jimi Hendrix played at the Spokane Coliseum in Spokane, Washington.
1971: Elvis Presley receives the Bing Crosby Award for "creative contributions of outstanding artistic or scientific significance to the field of phonograph records."
1972: Neil Young’s girlfriend Carrie Snodgrass gave birth to the singer’s son, Zeke, in San Francisco.
1972: Pink Floyd performed at the Municipal Auditorium in Austin, Texas.
1972: Mott the Hoople's 'All the Young Dudes' album is released. It reached #89 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #21 on the UK Albums Chart. In 2003, the album was ranked #491 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The title track was ranked #256 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest Songs of All Time.
1972: T.Rex release the single, 'Children of the Revolution.' It was a #1 hit single in Ireland, peaked at #2 on the Official UK charts and was #4 in Germany.
1973: The Allman Brothers began a five week run at #1 on the U.S. album charts with 'Brothers And Sisters.' It was the group's only U.S. #1.
1973: During a UK tour The Rolling Stones appeared at Empire Pool in Wembley, London.
1974: Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the Beach Boys all appeared at the New York 'Summersault '74' at Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury.
1976: Peter Frampton was given his own personal tour of the White House by fan Steven Ford. The rocker and his girlfriend then spent the rest of the day watching TV with Steven’s dad, President Gerald Ford.
1976: Aerosmith performed at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.
1976: Heart's debut album 'Dreamboat Annie' goes gold.
1977: Guitarist Jimmy McCulloch quit Paul McCartney & Wings to help re-form The Small Faces. He died of a drug overdose in September 1979 at the age of 26.
1977: Van Halen began recording their debut album at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, California.
1978: Dave Edmunds realeased Trax on 'Wax 4,' his 4th solo album. It was released on Zeppelin’s Swansong label and featured the excellent 'Trouble Boys,' which Thin Lizzy would cover in 1981.
1978: David Bowie released 'Stage,' his 2nd (official) live album recorded during his “Berlin” period. Backed by some talented players of note. Carlos Alomar, rhythm guitar, backing vocals, George Murray, bass, backing vocals, Dennis Davis, drums, percussion, Adrian Belew, lead guitar, backing vocals, Simon House, violin, Sean Mayes , piano, string ensemble, backing vocals, and Roger Powell, keyboards. It reached #44 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #5 on the UK Albums chart.
1978: Yes appeared at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1979: Dire Straits kicked off their second North American tour at The Orpheum in Boston.
1979: Electric Light Orchestra peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Don’t Bring Me Down' which was their 5th top 10 single in the U.S.
1979: Led Zeppelin scored their 8th UK #1 album when 'In Through The Out Door' went to the top of the charts for two weeks.
1979: The Buggles 'Video Killed The Radio Star' b/w 'Kid Dynamo' 45 single is released in the UK. The song topped the music chart in several countries and has been covered by many recording artists. Its music video was the first shown on MTV in the U.S. at 12:01am on the August 1, 1981, the launch of the channel. The song was #40 on VH1's 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 80's.
1981: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band appeared at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois.
1982: Peter Gabriel released his 4th solo album, titled 'Security.' It reached #28 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and #6 on the Music Week (UK) chart. Three singles from the album charted, with 'Shock the Monkey' topping the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. It was originally released as Gabriel’s 4th eponymous album in the UK, but was released in the United States as 'Security.'
1983: The Grateful Dead played at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
1987: Roger Waters played the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI.
1987: Pink Floyd release their 13th studio album, 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason.' It reached #3 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and five singles charted on the Billboard Top Mainstream Rock song chart, led by chart-toppers 'Learning To Fly' and 'On The Turning Away.'
1987: Rush release their 12th studio album, 'Hold Your Fire.' It reached #13 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart. Three singles off the album reached the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart; 'Stand Still' #3, 'Force Ten' #3, and 'Lock and Key' #16.
1987: Def Leppard release their 18th single, 'Pour Some Sugar on Me.' It would reach #18 on the Official UK singles' chart.
1988: Bad Religion return with their 3rd album, 'Suffer.' It's their first full-length in five years and one of their best selling albums of all time.
1988: Elton John cleared out his closet, and at a London auction ended up selling 6.2-million dollars worth of costumes and concert props, which included the enormous pair of boots he wore as the 'Pinball Wizard' in Tommy. Also sold was Elton's Statue of Liberty stage costume.
1990: Jon Bon Jovi goes to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with 'Blaze Of Glory.' The track appeared in as was on the soundtrack to the motion picture 'Young Guns II.' His debut solo album of the same name peaks at #3 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart.
1990: Warrant release their 'Cherry Pie' single.
1992: Ugly Kid Joe released their debut album 'America's Least Wanted.'
1993: Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love perform a song they wrote together, 'Penny Royal Tea' and 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night?' at a show in Hollywood at Club Lingerie.
1994: Aerosmith wins Video of the Year for 'Cryin' at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City. This marks the first appearance of Alicia Silverstone in a band video, and subsequently appears in two other Aerosmith videos. Soundgarden win the Best Metal/Hard Rock trophy for 'Black Hole Sun.' Counting Crows nail the Best New Artist Video with 'Mr. Jones.' This is also the year when Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley open the show with their disastrous kiss.
1995: The Donnas perform their first show as The Donnas at the Los Gatos (CA) Teen Center.
1997: Derek Taylor, publicist for The Beatles, dies of cancer at 65. Taylor also worked with The Beach Boys, Harry Nilsson and The Byrds, and was the co-author of books with Michelle Phillips and Steven Spielberg. He was also a key organizer in the production of the historic Monterey Pop Festival. At the time of his death, he had been lured back to work at Apple, helping to compile the Beatles Anthology book. He remained lifelong friends with George Harrison and John Lennon.
1997: 29 years after the band first formed, Led Zeppelin released 'Whole Lotta Love,' their first ever single in the UK. The track recorded in 1969, and featured on the bands second album was issued to promote their re-issued back catalogue.
1999: Helloween release their covers album, 'Metal Jukebox.' It includes their take on songs by ABBA, Scorpions, Frank Marino, Cream, The Beatles and more.
2002: Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson started his new job as a first officer airline pilot with Gatwick based airline Astraeus who took passengers to Portugal and Egypt. Dickinson would later fly Iron Maiden’s plane for their 2008 world tour documented in band’s documentary Flight 666.
2003: Iron Maiden released the album 'Dance Of Death.' The album was produced by Kevin Shirley and it reached #18 on the Billboard chart.
2003: A Minnesota jury finds Marilyn Manson (aka Brian Warner) not guilty of civil charges of assault and battery for rubbing his crotch against a security guard’s head during a 2000 concert. The guard said Manson grabbed his head, held it against his hips and “proceeded to gyrate his hips.” He further went on to say he “was humiliated, degraded and endured ridicule and shame.” The guard was seeking more than $3 million in punitive damages.
2003: David Bowie premiered his new album, 'Reality,' in a live London performance that was broadcast to fans in movie theaters around the world. Members of the audience talked to Bowie via microphones linked to ISDN lines and took requests for songs from fans.
2004: Robert Plant was guest of honor at the unveiling of a statue of 15th century rebel leader Owain Glyndwr at Pennal church, near Machynlleth in Wales. Plant, who owns a farmhouse in the area had donated money towards a bronze sculpture of the Welsh prince.
2004: Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman proclaimed this day as Queen Day after the British group.
2005: Rod Stewart was ordered to pay a Las Vegas casino 2 million dollars for missing a New Years concert in 2000. Stewart had said he was unable to play at the Rio hotel and casino because he lost his voice after an operation to remove a cancerous thyroid tumor.
2005: Foo Fighters and Weezer tour North America. The first stop is Duluth, GA. Late in the tour the Kaiser Chiefs join as the opening act.
2005: The drum kit Neil Peart of Rush used on the band's 30th anniversary tour is displayed in music stores from Boston to Vegas with stops along the way. Peart's longtime tech Lorne Wheaton is along for the ride to talk about the drums and answer questions. A limited-edition replica of Peart's 747 model drumsticks are sold exclusively at stores hosting the kit.
2005: The NFL kick-off party at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA features a pre-game performances by Green Day, Rolling Stones, Santana and Maroon 5. The league's opening game is between the 2005 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders.
2006: A special screening of 'Jimi Hendrix - Live at Woodstock' is held at the first Wild River Music, Comedy & Film Festival in St. Paul, MN.
2007: Lynyrd Skynyrd are inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The group performs with part of the proceeds funding the Georgia Music Talent Search, a scholarship program for young performers.
2007: Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier chats with fans online prior to the band's show at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. Questions come from registered Three Days Grace site members.
2007: A regrouped Smashing Pumpkins kick-off their North American tour at the Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal. The two-month trek is in support of their 'Zeitgeist' album.
2007: A commemorative plaque dedicated to Don Arden and the Small Faces was unveiled at 52-55 Carnaby Street in London in front of Arden's former offices. Arden was known in Britain for his aggressive, sometimes illegal business tactics and he managed the career's of Small Faces, the Move, the Electric Light Orchestra and Black Sabbath. He was the father of Sharon Osbourne (and father-in-law of Ozzy Osbourne).
2008: Staind are #1 on Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart with 'Believe,' the first single off their 'The Illusion Of Progress' album. It's the band's third #1. This happens just as they embark on a European tour opening for Nickelback. Meanwhile, Theory Of A Deadman's 'Bad Girlfriend' is at the top of the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks survey.
2008: Artwork created by Incubus' Brandon Boyd titled 'Ectoplasm' opens at the Mr. Musichead Gallery in L.A. "The main theme behind 'Ectoplasm' is that ever nebulous area between fact and fiction," says Boyd.
2008: Iced Earth released their 9th studio album, 'The Crucible of Man: Something Wicked Part 2.' It was their last album to feature bassist Dennis Hayes, as well as vocalist Matt Barlow.
2009: Slipknot's self-titled debut is reissued as a special-edition CD/DVD in celebration of the album's 10th anniversary. The CD features B-sides, demos and remixes, and a DVD boasting three music videos and live footage.
2010: The video for 'Radioactive,' the first single off Kings Of Leon's 'Come Around Sundown' premieres on the band's official site and Vevo, the music video and entertainment website.
2010: Disturbed's 'Asylum' is #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album moves 179,000 copies in its first week to become their 4th consecutive chart topper. Disturbed is only the third group, following Metallica and the Dave Matthews Band, to achieve that feat.
2010: Heart's 'Red Velvet Car' becomes the group's first album in two decades to crack the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. The album is Heart's highest charting debut effort to date and is also the band's first Top 10 album since 1990's 'Brigade,' which reached #3.
2011: Kid Rock appears as part of the NFL's Kickoff Concert at Lambeau Field before the Green Bay Packers home game against the New Orleans Saints. Maroon 5 also perform during the NBC/NFL Network's pre-game coverage.
2011: U2's documentary, 'From The Sky Down,' directed by Davis Guggenheim, opens the Toronto International Film Festival. It's the first time a documentary film has ever kicked off the festival in its 36 years. "In the terrain of Rock bands - implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable," says Guggenheim in a statement. "U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction; this band has endured and thrived. The movie From The Sky Down asks the question why."
2012: Paul McCartney receives the Legion of Honour award, France's highest public distinction, from French President Francois Hollande.
2014: U2's 'Songs Of Innocence,' with the lead single, 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),' is available for free download to iTunes customers. The band also performs at Apple's iPhone 6 launch event in Cupertino, CA. Those who purchase the iPhone 6 get the album pre-loaded. 2015: The Cars 'Just What I Needed' tops the Boston Herald's list of the 101 greatest songs ever to come out of the city.
2015: The book 'Reckless: My Life As A Pretender' chronicles Chrissie Hynde's journey from Ohio to fronting The Pretenders.
2015: The Who postponed four shows of their 50th Anniversary Tour to give singer Roger Daltrey time to recover from an unspecified virus.
2016: Devil You Know, fronted by former Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones, announces a partnership with Legally Armed America, Inc., a pro-gun network of companies dedicated to preserving the Second Amendment and enriching the shooting sports lifestyle. The band’s music is heard in the cable and web-based television show Legally Armed America.
2017: Arch Enemy release their tenth studio album, 'Will To Power.' It’s the group’s second album since the departure of longtime singer Angela Gossow and the addition of her replacement, former The Agonist frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz. It is also the first to feature guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), who joined the band in late ‘14.
2018: Steel Panther played The Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo, CA. Huntington Beach, CA based band Them Evils opened the show.

Sept. 9
1926: The Radio Corporation of America, later known as RCA, launches its new radio network, the National Broadcasting Company (later known as NBC).
1954: Elvis Presley performs at the opening of Memphis' Lamar-Airways shopping mall and also meets audience member Johnny Cash for the first time.
1955: Seeburg introduces their latest jukebox, which not only holds a record 100 singles but is also capable of playing the same number of EP's.
1956: Elvis Presley made his first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." He performed four songs during his two segments: 'Love Me Tender,' 'Don't Be Cruel,' 'Hound Dog,' and 'Ready Teddy.' Sullivan refused an offer to hire Elvis initially for $5,000, but Elvis’ stint on the Steve Allen show had trounced Sullivan in the ratings, so he changed his mind. He would end up agreeing to shell out $50,000 for three appearances from Elvis, which was an unprecedented sum. Sullivan was recovering from an August head-on car collision, so guest host Charles Laughton filled in. Elvis is shot from the waist up to avoid scandal, and the show draws a staggering 54 million viewers.The next day, record stores were swamped with requests for 'Love Me Tender,' although its release date was weeks away. There were also well organized letter writing campaigns and petitions against Presley, but it was later brought to light that many of the signatures were fictitious or of deceased people.
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis' 'Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On' peaks at #3 on the Billboard Top 100. The record would not only top the R&B and Country charts, but it would go on to be ranked #61 on Rolling Stone magazine's Greatest Songs Of All Time and in 2005 be added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. That's not bad for a song that Jerry Lee, along with drummer J.M. Van Eaton and guitarist Roland Janes, had recorded in just one take because Sun Records' producer Jack Clement didn't have enough tape left for any other attempts.
1965: Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter run an ad to cast the band/cast members for a new TV show: "Madness!! Auditions. Folk & Roll Musicians-Singers for acting roles in new TV series. Running Parts for 4 insane boys, age 17-21. Want spirited Ben Frank’s types. Have courage to work. Must come down for interview." Stephen Stills was rejected, but Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz get the parts. Davy Jones had already been secretly cast. Ben Frank’s was an all-night diner on the Sunset Strip where musicians would hang out after the clubs had closed and allegedly wait for the drugs to wear off, so the producers were trying to entice “hipsters.” The Monkees sold 23 million records in a year, outselling the Rolling Stones and the Beatles during that period.
1965: The Rolling Stones were at #1 with '(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.'
1967: Sam And Dave's classic, 'Soul Man' is released in the U.S., where it will rise to #4 by the end of November. The song would be given the 1968 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental.
1967: Pink Floyd opened a four-date Scandanavian tour at the Boom Dancing Center in Aarhus, Denmark, supported by Wishful Thinking, Step by Step, Shaking Phantoms, and Barnet And His Dandy-Brothers. More than one thousand people attended the show. The microphones failed forcing the band to play an instrumental set.
1967: The Doors appeared at the Village Theater in New York City. The venue was to become The Fillmore East.
1968: The Beatles get the final version of Paul McCartney's 'Helter Skelter' recorded. After the 18th take, Ringo Starr flings his drum sticks across the studio and screams, "I got blisters on me fingers!," which is included on the song's stereo mix. The song appears on 'The Beatles' aka 'The White Album.'
1970: Elvis Presley kicks off his first concert tour in nine years at a show in Phoenix, Arizona.
1971: John Lennon releases his 2nd solo album 'Imagine.' The title track becomes his signature song and the album goes on to sell over 2 million copies in the U.S. It would reach #1 on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named 'Imagine' as #76 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
1971: During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Hampton Roads Coliseum in Hampton.
1972: The Eagles release 'Witchy Woman.' It will crack the Billboard Hot 100 by the end of September and rise to #9. Drummer Don Henley would later say "I had a very high fever and became semi-delirious at times, and that's when I wrote most of the lyrics."
1972: Peaking at #3 on the LP charts is 'Closer To The Edge' by Yes.
1972: The Who's single 'Join Together' cracks the Top 20 peaking at #17.
1972: Jim Croce's LP 'You Don't Mess Around With Jim' hits #1.
1972: Slade went to #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now,' the group's third UK chart topper, taken from their album 'Slayed?'
1973: Following up on his plan to use the concert audience for the background vocals on the left stereo channel for his song 'Sons Of 1984,' Todd Rundgren records the crowd at a show in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, which is disrupted because of a pot bust. The right channel vocals came from a show in New York.
1973: Genesis performed at The Olympia Theatre, Paris, as they began touring in support of 'Selling England By The Pound.'
1975: The Allman Brothers Band play at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1975: Paul McCartney and Wings began a 13-month world tour. The group plays to over two million fans total during the course of the tour. Many of the U.S. concert dates were recorded and those performances were later released in the double album, 'Wings Over America.'
1976: In a Rolling Stone magazine interview, Elton John publicly discloses he is bisexual.
1977: David Bowie appears on Marc Bolan’s ITV show 'Marc.' He sings ‘Heroes’ as a duet with Bolan, and ‘Standing Next To You,' which ends prematurely when Bolan stumbles from the stage. After the show the pair recorded demos together which were never finished because Bolan was killed in a car crash a week later.
1977: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention appeared at the SDSU Open Air Theatre in San Diego, California.
1978: Frank Zappa, The Tubes, Peter Gabriel, The Boomtown Rats, Rockpile and Wilko Johnson’s Solid Senders all appeared at Knebworth Park, England tickets cost £5.50 ($8.80) in advance or £6.00 ($9.60) at the gate.
1978: U2 appeared at Top Hat Ballroom in Dublin, Ireland.
1978: The Who's LP 'Who Are You' enters the charts.
1978: The Rolling Stones release 'Beast Of Burden,' where it will reach #8. In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #435 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1978: Foreigner's sophomore album, 'Double Vision' peaks at #3 on the U.S. chart.
1978: Foreigner peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Hot Blooded' which was their third top ten single in the U.S.
1980: Foghat played at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1981: Motley Crue performed at The Whisky a go go in Hollywood, opening for a band called Euphoria.
1982: Rush release their 9th studio album 'Signals.' The album is certified platinum. It reached #10 on the Billboard 200 Top albums chart, and features three tracks that reached the Mainstream Rock chart - 'New World Man' (#1 and #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 - their only top 40 hit), 'Subdivisions' (#8), and 'The Analog Kid' (#19).
1982: Van Halen performed at The Los Angeles Forum.
1984: Fates Warning release their 1st studio album, 'Night on Bröcken.'
1987: Pink Floyd kicked off their first tour without Roger Waters at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON in support of 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason.'
1989: Warrant ascends to #4 on the Hot 100 with their hit 'Heaven.'
1992: The 9th annual MTV Video Music Awards take place with Van Halen winning Video of the Year for 'Right Now,' Eric Clapton's 'Tears in Heaven' named Best Male Video, the Red Hot Chili Peppers earning the Viewers Choice trophy for 'Under The Bridge,' Howard Stern appearing as “Fartman,” and Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' winning Best Alternative Music Video and Best New Artist Video. Krist Novoselic gets hit in the head by his own guitar after he throws it up in the air during Nirvana's performance of 'Lithium' and misses the catch. He said, “I was fine, but I faked like I was knocked out, perhaps expressing my inner torment over a taxing evening. Maybe I was just embarrassed.” Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love also almost came to blows with Axl Rose backstage. A fight between Rose’s girlfriend Stephanie Seymour and Love started it, and then other members of the bands joined in.
1994: Green Day play a free concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston. A few songs into their set, many in the crowd cross the line from moshing to rioting, and police order an end to the show. With their album 'Dookie' climbing the charts, the band has been playing to exuberant crowds, which causes problems when casual fans find themselves engulfed in mosh pits.
1995: Kyuss perform their last-ever show, at Festa Dell Unita, in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
1996: Tom Petty's 22 year marriage ends. Wife Jane files for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences."
1996: Rage released the album 'End Of All Day.' The German limited edition bonus tracks included a cover of the Iron Maiden song 'Trooper.'
1996: Metallica released the single 'Hero Of The Day.' It reaches #60 on Billboard's Hot 100. The single included four Motörhead cover songs, recorded live at The Plant Studios during a rehearsal for Lemmy's 50th Birthday Party at the Whiskey A Go-Go.
1997: David Coverdale & Adrian Vandenberg release (in Japan only) the acoustic album, 'Whitesnake - Starkers in Tokyo.'
1998: Ex-Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten appears on the 'Judge Judy' TV show. He appears as the defendant in a case involving drummer Robbie Williams, who sues Rotten for wrongful termination from a recent tour. Williams had claimed that the Sex Pistols owed him $7,000. Rotten said Williams quit and was owed nothing. Judge Judy apparently found Rotten was most credible and ruled in his favor. Rotten is accused of using a head-butt to resolve a contract dispute.
2000: 'Duets,' starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis, is released at the Toronto Film Festival. The film is a critical and box-office flop, but Paltrow and Lewis's duet cover of 'Cruisin' reaches #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
2003: Simon & Garfunkel announce plans to reunite and tour for the first time in 20 years. They end up getting more per ticket than any other tour that year: $136.90. They donate $1 million to The Children's Health Fund at the end of the tour.
2003: John Mayer releases his second studio album, 'Heavier Things.' The disc's title is a response to some critics who believed his previous songs were too soft. The album debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
2003: Aerosmith’s former manager, David Krebs, files a libel suit against the band for allegations they made during their 'Behind the Music' episode. In the show, the band suggested that Krebs and his business partner stole or otherwise hid money from the band. Krebs eventually wins the lawsuit, getting increased catalogue and publishing royalties. Krebs managed the band from 1972 – 1984.
2003: Deep Purple release their 17th studio album, 'Bananas.'
2003: The classic Dokken lineup release live album/DVD, 'Japan Live '95.' It was recorded at the Kosei Nenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan in March of 1995.
2003: KISS hold special screenings for 'KISS Symphony: Alive IV' in HD at 21 US Regal Entertainment Theaters.
2004: Ernie Ball (born Roland Sherwood Ball) died at 74 from an ongoing, undisclosed illness in California. In the late 50’s, Ball opened the first music store in the country to sell guitars exclusively. He also developed the guitar strings called “Slinkys” specifically designed for rock and roll electric guitar. Today Ernie Ball Slinkys are used by virtually every famous guitar player.
2005: An international conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of Bruce Springsteen was held at Monmouth University, New Jersey. The festivities included various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry. More than 150 papers were presented to the course including 'Springsteen and American Folklore,' 'Springsteen and Dylan's American Dreamscapes,' 'Springsteen's Musical Legacy,' 'Born to Run at 30-Years-Old,' 'Springsteen and New Jersey' and 'the Boss and the Bible.'
2005: Despite numerous fan protests, the City of Liverpool, England, declares its intention to go ahead and demolish Ringo Starr's birthplace on Madryn Street, which he lived in until the age of 5.
2005: Foo Fighters and U2 perform on 'Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast.' The live one-hour benefit special to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina airs on NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, UPN and the WB.
2006: Metallica release their 'Hero For A Day' single.
2007: Hughie Thomasson dies of a heart attack in Brooksville, Florida at 55. Thomasson was a founding member of the Outlaws, writing most of their hits like 'Hurry Sundown,' 'There Goes Another Love Song,' and 'Green Grass and High Tides.' After the Outlaws disbanded, the guitarist joined Lynyrd Skynyrd for about a decade, contributing to four of their albums.
2007: Tommy Lee and Kid Rock exchange blows at the MTV Video Music Awards during Alicia Keys’ set, prompting presenter Jamie Foxx to decry the “white on white violence.” The incident was triggered over a Pamela Anderson dispute. The former spouses of Anderson exchange words before Rock throws a punch (according to witnesses) sending Lee to the turf. "I was trying to be the bigger man, but he was acting childish," says Lee. "This is what people do when they have s***ty albums and their careers are going down the drain." Rock also takes a blow when he is slapped with a misdemeanor battery charge. But anything is better than sitting through those awards shows. The following month the the Clark County District Attorney's Office decides not to pursue any charges against Rock after Lee himself requests that Rock not be prosecuted for the incident.
2007: John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Country legend Willie Nelson headline 'Farm Aid - A Homegrown Festival' on Randall's Island in New York. The event promotes family farms and features urban growers. "Farm Aid is a force for change that works hard to keep farmers on the land so that we'll have good food on our tables," says Mellencamp. The Allman Brothers Band also performs while the group's guitarists, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, play separate sets.
2007: Linkin Park perform their single, 'Bleed It Out' while Fall Out Boy wins Best Group honor at the MTV Video Music Awards.
2008: Raspberries lead singer Eric Carmen is arrested in his hometown of Cleveland on DUI charges. Carmen gives the officers a credit card when asked for his driver’s license and a half empty bottle of Grey Goose vodka is found in his car. Carmen has a .23 blood alcohol level which is more than double the legal limit. He was previously arrested last year on the same charge. A judge gives Carmen a $750 fine, he serves 30 days in jail, and has to go through a driver intervention program.
2008: A man was charged with assault after an attack on Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher during the band's set at the V Festival in Canada. Gallagher was admitted to hospital after a man ran on stage and pushed him over while he played guitar. Toronto police said Daniel Sullivan, 47, had been charged over the incident. A band statement said the guitarist "fell heavily on to his monitor speakers".
2008: John Mellencamp performs at a benefit event in New York City to raise funds for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the site of the World Trade Center. The $1,000-a-plate Notes of Hope dinner is hosted by NY's mayor, Michael Bloomberg. "The hope is that this national memorial will remind us...about how much we all have in common and at stake," says Mellencamp.
2008: Peter Buck's signature Rickenbacker guitar is stolen after an R.E.M. concert in Helsinki, Finland. Buck used the guitar both live and in-studio since 1982. R.E.M. offers a "no questions asked" reward for the guitar's return.
2009: The Beatles complete studio catalog is issued in a box set to coincide with the arrival of the The Beatles: Rock Band video game.
2009: Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan unveils Everything From Here To There, a website dedicated to "concepts of Mind-Body-Soul integration." "If you are drawn to the Hidden Truths, drawn to God as something beyond limitation, and drawn to Love as the greatest force in the Universe, then you have come to the right place at the right time," reads the site. The launch date is the supposedly spiritually significant 09-09-09.
2009: Scott Weiland plays a free show at the Roxy in West Hollywood to celebrate the debut of the clothing line he designed (with Christopher Wicks) for English Laundry.
2009: Ex-Dire Straits frontman/guitarist Mark Knopfler headlines an invitation only concert in London that benefits the Prince's Trust charity, which aids disadvantaged U.K. youth.
2010: Dream Theater founder, drummer Mike Portnoy, joins Avenged Sevenfold. He initially agrees to help A7X record their 'Nightmare' album in the wake of James "The Rev" Sullivan's passing. But Portnoy is not with the band for long.
2010: John Mellencamp is one of the recipients of the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. He is specifically recognized for his contributions as a songwriter. The AMA Honors & Awards event at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium also presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to Wanda Jackson.
2012: Paul McCartney is the world's richest singer according to Celebrity Net Worth. At $800 million, the former Beatle has $200 million more than U2's Bono, who comes in second.
2014: About 500 million iTunes users create an uproar when U2's latest album, 'Songs of Innocence,' shows up free of charge and without permission in their personal libraries. Despite the outcry, 26 million iTunes customers, around 5%, download the free album within a month of its release, while the rest flee to a website instructing how to delete the unwanted album.
2014: Robert Plant's 'Lullaby And The Ceaseless Roar' is released. The album was recorded with the Sensational Space Shifters, at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in southwestern England.
2014: KISS perform at the Fashion Rocks show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn during Fashion Week in New York City.
2014: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and his daughter Theodora Richards publish 'Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar,' which was inspired by Richards' grandfather. The younger Richards illustrated the children's book.
2015: Hours after Survivor co-founder Frankie Sullivan rebukes Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for the unauthorized use of the band's 'Eye Of The Tiger' at a campaign rally, R.E.M. slams politicians who play the group's music without permission. Another Republican candidate, Donald Trump, featured R.E.M.'s '87 hit 'It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine),' at a campaign appearance where he was critical of President Obama's nuke deal with Iran.
2015: Bon Jovi's first tour in China is abruptly canceled "due to unforeseen reasons." Speculation is the group's support of the Dalai Lama led to the action.
2015: One album into his Country career, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith announces, with singer Kelsea Ballerini, the nominees for the 49th annual CMA Awards on ABC's 'Good Morning America.'
2016: Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Atticus Ross serve as the music supervisors for the documentary Before The Flood, an environmental call-to-action film helmed by Leonardo DiCaprio, that premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.
2016: Of Mice And Men released the album 'Cold World.' The album reached #20 on the Billboard chart. This was their last album to feature singer Austin Carlile.
2017: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds headline the reopening event at Manchester Arena nearly four months after a suicide bomber killed 22 people during an Ariana Grande concert.
2017: Avril Lavigne appears with Nickelback at L.A.'s Greek Theater. Once married to Nickleback frontman Chad Kroeger, Lavigne contributes vocals to 'Rockstar.' It’s her first onstage appearance in three years.
2017: Wes Scantlin (Puddle OF Mudd) is arrested at LAX (L.A.) for having a BB gun on him as he is getting on the plane for a show in Keller, TX.

Sept. 10
1955: Chuck Berry's 'Maybellene' peaks in the Top 10.
1962: Britain's BBC banned Bobby 'Boris' Pickett's single, 'Monster Mash,' saying it was offensive and in poor taste. They eventually relented and the song went on to become a seasonal hit, reaching a high of #3 in 1973.
1963: While traveling in London, John Lennon and Paul McCartney encounter Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, who worked as a promoter for The Beatles earlier in the year. Oldham invites them to The Stones rehearsal at Studio 51 Jazz Club, where they complete a song they were working on, 'I Wanna Be Your Man,' and give it to The Stones, which they use as their second UK single.
1963: London's Daily Mirror prints a Donald Zec interview with The Beatles under the heading "Four Frenzied Little Lord Fauntleroys Who Are Making 5,000 Pounds Every Week."
1964: Rod Stewart records his first single, a version of Willie Dixon's 'Good Morning Little School Girl.' Future Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones played on the session.
1964: The Kinks 3rd single 'You Really Got Me' hit #1 on the singles chart. Future Led Zeppelin founder and guitarist Jimmy Page played tambourine on the track.
1965: The Byrds start recording ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!,' an unlike their first hit, ‘Mr. Tambourine Man,' members of the group itself were played on the record instead of session musicians.
1965: The Who perform at Borough Assembly Hall in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England.
1965: Beatles manager Brian Epstein begins negotiating for a cartoon series on ABC-TV bearing the name and likenesses of the group.
1966: The Beatles' 'Revolver' hits #1 on the US albums chart and stays there for 6 weeks.
1966: The Monkees release their first major single, 'The Last Train To Clarksville.' By the first week of November, it will be the top tune in the nation. The lyrics describe a phone call by a military man to his girl, asking that she 'take the last train to Clarksville' so they can have one last night together before he has to leave on the morning train.
1966: The Rolling Stones appear on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York. Guitarist Brian Jones performs despite a cast on his right hand which he broke in a fall in Tangier.
1967: Elvis Presley recorded the Jerry Reed composition 'Guitar Man' at RCA Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. The song would be Elvis' last of eleven #1 Country hits, but did not crack the Billboard Top 40.
1967: Jimi Hendrix played at Stora Salen Akademiska Föreningen in Lund, Sweden.
1968: The Beatles were at #1 on the singles chart with 'Hey Jude,' the group’s 15th number one and the longest chart topper ever at seven minutes and ten seconds. The single was the first release on the group’s Apple records label.
1970: Elvis Presley appeared at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri.
1971: Led Zeppelin played at Onodaga War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York. A mezzanine ticket cost $6.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at Central Theater in Passaic, New Jersey. The opening act was Cactus.
1972: King Crimson performed at Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England.
1972: Pink Floyd played at McFarlin Auditorium, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
1972: Iggy Pop And The Stooges start work on 'Raw Rower.' Produced by band member James Williamson, the album is mixed by Pop and David Bowie.
1973: The BBC bans The Rolling Stones' single 'Star Star,' which is better known as 'Starfucker.'
1973: Eric Clapton's live album, 'Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert' is released. It reached #18 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. The concert was organized by Pete Townshend and marked Eric Clapton's comeback after the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh. In the year after the Rainbow Concert, Clapton recovered from his heroin addiction and recorded 461 Ocean Boulevard. This concert is the first live performance where Clapton used his famous Stratocaster guitar "Blackie".The concert was held at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, London on January 13, 1973.
1974: Frank Zappa & The Mothers live album 'Roxy & Elsewhere' is released. It reached #27 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. Most of the songs were recorded at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California on December 8, 9 and 10, 1973. The material taken from the Roxy concerts was later amended with some overdubs in the studio, while the 'Elsewhere' tracks ('Son of Orange County' & 'More Trouble Every Day') were recorded on May 8, 1974 at the Edinboro State College, Edinboro, Pennsylvania (and parts of 'Son of Orange County' on May 11, 1974 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and do not contain overdubbed material.
1974: The New York Dolls break up. The band formed in 1972 and initially made just two albums, the 1973 'New York Dolls' and 1974 'Too Much Too Soon.'
1975: Bob Dylan performs three songs as tribute to the Columbia A&R man who discovered him during the PBS-TV special 'The World Of John Hammond.'
1975: KISS release their 4th album and 1st live album, 'Alive!.' The double album set pulls from songs on their first three studio albums. There is debate as to how much over-dubbing was used. The double-set is the band's first platinum album. It peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 album charts, and charted for 110 weeks, by far the longest in the band's history.
1975: Elton John's 'Someone Saved My Life Tonight' is certified gold.
1976: ZZ Top performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1977: Rush appeared at Saskatoon Arena in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
1977: David Bowie accepts Bing Crosby's invitation to appear as a special guest on Bing's annual Christmas television special. Bowie and Bing sing duets on 'Little Drummer Boy' and 'Peace on Earth.' The songs are recorded for Crosby's album 'Merrie Olde Christmas.'
1978: AC/DC played at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Columbus, Ohio.
1979: The Police appeared live at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, England.
1979: The Who play their first show with Kenney Jones on drums at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey.
1979: The Patti Smith Group play their last gig. The concert is in Florence, Italy. Smith announces her retirement to spend more time with her kids and ailing husband, former MC5 guitarist, Fred 'Sonic' Smith. It's nearly a decade before she hits the stage again.
1980: Van Halen performed at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1981: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band appeared at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois.
1981: Iron Maiden played their last gig with Paul Di'Anno at the Odd Fellows Mansion in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1981: Billy Joel's first live album, 'Songs in the Attic is released. It reached at #8 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart; the song 'Say Goodbye to Hollywood' reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1982: Decca Records releases The Beatle's audition tapes as the 'Complete Silver Beatles' album. The collection is neither complete or The Silver Beatles, but rather twelve of the fifteen cover tunes recorded by John, Paul, George and Pete Best at their Decca audition on January 1st, 1962. The band had dropped the "Silver" from their name a year earlier. The missing songs were written by Lennon and McCartney and are always left off Decca releases, probably to avoid legal hassles.
1983: The Police headline Bill Graham Production's annual 'Day On Th eGreen' concert at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA. The Fixx, Madness, Oingo Boingo and Thompson Twins round out the bill.
1984: Queen played Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany.
1988: 'Sweet Child O' Mine' by Guns N' Roses hits #1 and stays there for two weeks. The band is opening shows for Aerosmith at the time. The #2 position is Robert Palmer's 'Simply Irresistible.'
1988: Van Halen peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'When It’s Love' which was their 3rd and final top 10 single in the U.S.
1988: AC/DC's 'Flick Of The Switch' hits the charts.
1988: Eric Clapton hit the road for a tour with Dire Straits frontman/guitarist Mark Knopfler.
1990: Iron Maiden released their 20th single, 'Holy Smoke.' It was their first single to feature guitarist Janick Gers. The B-side has covers of Stray's 'All in Your Mind' and Golden Earring's 'Kill Me Ce Soir.'
1990: AC/DC released the single 'Thunderstruck.' It was released as a single in Germany, Australia, and Japan, and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.
1991: Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' is released as a single. The unexpected success of the song in late 1991 propelled 'Nevermind' to the top of the charts at the start of 1992, an event often marked as the point where alternative rock entered the mainstream. The single goes on to reach #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
1991: Nuclear Assault released the album 'Out Of Order.' The band did a cover of the Sweet classic 'Ballroom Blitz' on this album.
1994: Oasis' debut album 'Definitely Maybe' is #1 in the U.K.
1994: Motley Crue release the five song EP, 'Quaternary.'
1994: R.E.M. were at #9 on the singles chart with 'What’s The Frequency Kenneth.' The song was inspired by a bizarre incident when Dan Rather of CBS news was accosted on the street by a man who kept asking him “What’s the frequency, Kenneth?”
1995: KISS played the first date on their 117 date 'Alive World Tour' at Chattanooga Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1996: Music journalist Ray Coleman died of cancer. Coleman had worked with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and had been the editor of the UK music weekly Melody Maker throughout the heyday of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, into the era of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Coleman demanded and got the best interviews, in which he probed the characters of pop stars previously treated as mere fanzine fodder. Coleman had become friends not only with the Beatles, but with their manager, Brian Epstein, and was welcomed on their historic early trips to America.
1996: Sheryl Crow's "gun/Wal-Mart" reference in 'Love Is A Good Thing' gets her album banned from the retail chain.
1999: Paul McCartney made headline news after being seen at a New York City party minus one of his front teeth after a crown broke off when he was eating. He'd lost the tooth in a motorcycle accident in 1967.
1999: Standin' On The Corner Park opens in Winslow, Arizona. Inspired by the city's famous mention in the Eagles song "Take It Easy," the park features a statue of a man with a guitar standing on the corner. The park quickly becomes a popular photo op for folks passing through Winslow.
2004: Bruce Springsteen presents the John Steinbeck Award, which honors outspoken artists, to actor Sean Penn in San Francisco. Springsteen received the award himself in 1996.
2004: Velvet Revolver's Scott Weiland and Duff McKagan and Fuel's Brett Scallions buy into the New York nightspot named Snitch. The club is designed for die-hard urban Rock & Roll fans.
2005: Green Day, U2, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Audioslave, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Kid Rock, Motley Crue, Dave Matthews Band and Nine Inch Nails (fronted by former New Orleans resident Trent Reznor) perform at 'ReAct Now: Music & Relief,' for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The massively destructive hurricane rolled through New Orleans. The program airs live on MTV, MTV2, VH1, VH1 Classic and CMT. Viewers call-in donations to the American Red Cross and other relief organizations. "To see a place you have spent a good portion of your life in destroyed is overwhelming," writes Reznor. His performance of 'Hurt' and the Red Hot Chili Peppers acoustic rendition of 'Under The Bridge' are among the show's highlights.
2005: Grammy-award winning guitarist and singer Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown died in Texas at the age of 81. Recorded with Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder and Frank Zappa during a career that spanned 50 years. He became an official ambassador for American music, touring Europe 12 times sponsored by the U.S. State Department. He also toured in the Soviet Union, which was an historic event because it marked the first time the Soviet Union had made a contract with a U.S. private citizen. Brown won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album in 1983 for his album, 'Alright Again!,' and was nominated for five more. In 1999, Brown was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Sadly, he lost his home in Hurricane Katrina and moved in with relatives in Texas before he died.
2006: A year after Hurricane Katrina, Linkin Park assist Friends & Helpers, a New Orleans charity. Band members spend three days distributing goods to schools that were severely damaged by the hurricane.
2006: The documentary film 'Kurt Cobain: About A Son' premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. Focusing on the Nirvana frontman's childhood, the soundtrack includes songs by David Bowie, Cheap Trick and the Breeders.
2006: Metallica guest star on the season premiere of The Simpsons’ 18th season on an episode called 'The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer.'
2006: A grand piano signed by Eagles singer-guitarist Glenn Frey and Sting (among others) is auctioned off in Richmond, Canada. Proceeds benefit the David Foster Foundation, which helps fund organ transplants for children.
2006: Author Steven Roby teaches a course entitled 'Jimi Hendrix, His Life and His Music' at California's College of Marin. It's a seven-week non-credit course. Roby is the guy who wrote the 2002 book, 'Black Gold, The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix.'
2007: The debut single, 'Empty Walls,' from System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian's debut album, 'Elect The Dead,' goes to radio.
2008: Peter Gabriel is awarded the 2008 Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award in recognition of his extensive human-rights campaigning. Gabriel is presented the honor by U2 guitarist The Edge (U2 received the award in '05) at a London gala.
2008: 'The Day That Never Comes,' the first single off Metallica's 'Death Magnetic,' tops Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
2009: Nine Inch Nails play what they say is their last show as a band at the Wiltern Theater in L.A. "This is it," lead singer Trent Reznor tells the audience. "We're not going to tour anymore as Nine Inch Nails, but we're all still going to be making music."
2009: A special tribute to Ozzy Osbourne launches the 2nd annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, CA. The singer is honored for his influence on the Strip's music scene. KoRn performs during the three-day event. "We intend on making it something fans remember for a long time," says KoRn frontman Jonathan Davis prior to the band's performance.
2009: A harmonica owned by Bob Dylan sold for £2,700 ($4320) at auction in Norfolk, England, more than four times the guide price. The singer-songwriter had presented the chromonica harmonica, made by Hohner, to a member of his wardrobe department in 1974.
2010: Reeve Carney, star of the Broadway musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark,' featuring music by U2's Bono and The Edge, debuts the song 'Boy Falls From The Sky' on 'Good Morning America.'
2010: Songs by AC/DC and Queen are banned at Catholic funerals in Australia. The Archbishop of Melbourne announces the ban claiming that the widespread use of secular pop music is not a proper "celebration of the life of" the deceased.
2011: Cameron Crowe's career-spanning Pearl Jam retrospective film, Pearl Jam Twenty, premieres at the Toronto Film Festival. The film, which celebrates the band's 20th anniversary, is accompanied by a soundtrack and a book featuring anecdotes, memorabilia, photos, tour notes and drawings.
2012: Paul Rodgers sings the National Anthem at Queens Citi Field prior to a game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals (who win 5-1). Rodgers' appearance is part of Hooves on First, a partnership between the Mets and the Seraphim12 Foundation, which advocates for humane treatment of horses. Out on the left coast, KISS bassist Gene Simmons sings the national anthem prior to the Oakland Raiders home opener against the San Diego Chargers, the season kick-off of ESPN's Monday Night Football. ESPN also launches 'Legend To Legend' to celebrate the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary. MNF highlights are shown with a Stones soundtrack during the pre-game broadcasts.
2012: The third season of the NBC reality/talent show 'The Voice' premieres. Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) is an adviser for Cee Lo Green's team while Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) serves in the same capacity on Christina Aguilera's team. Adam Levine (Maroon 5) is one of the show's coaches.
2013: 'Feels Like Home' is Sheryl Crow's first Country album and features the single, 'Easy.'
2013: Rise Against issue 'Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013.'
2013: 'Nothin' To Lose: The Making Of KISS (1972-1975),' written by Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Ken Sharp, is in bookstores. The hardcover book draws on more than 200 interviews.
2014: The Replacements perform on TV for the first time in 25 years when they appear on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.' They play 'Alex Chilton,' a track about the Box Tops/Big Star frontman, from their '87 album 'Pleased To Meet Me.' The spot on the NBC show is ironic coming 28 years after The Replacements were banned for life from 'Saturday Night Live' following a recklessly drunken, but entertaining, performance.
2017: ZZ Top hold a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, the band's hometown.

Sept. 11
1952: At Atlantic Records on West 56th St in New York, Ahmet Ertegun begins recording his newest signing, 21 year old Ray Charles, whose contract had been purchased from the Swingtime label for $2,500 last June.
1956: Police are called to break up a crowd of rowdy teenagers following the showing of the film 'Rock Around The Clock' at the Trocadero Cinema in London, England. The following day, The Times prints a reader's letter that says in part: "The hypnotic rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the relaxing of all self control." The film is quickly banned in several English cities.
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis hits the #3 position on the U.S. record charts with 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.' The song had already been released by a handful of artists and Jerry Lee had been using it in his live act for several months. He would later recall, "I knew it was a hit when I recorded it."
1962: The Beatles return to Abbey Road Studios where they record 'P.S., I Love You.' Producer George Martin is concerned with Ringo Starr's ability and hires session drummer Andy White to re-record 'Love Me Do,' on which Ringo played maracas and tambourine. It remained a sore spot with Ringo for many years.
1963: An unauthorized two-disc set of Bob Dylan songs, called 'The Great White Wonder' first appears in a Los Angeles record store. It's believed to be the first commercial release of a bootleg album.
1964: A 16 year old lad won a Mick Jagger impersonation contest at The Town Hall, Greenwich, England. The winner turned out to be Mick's younger brother, Chris Jagger.
1964: Manfred Mann released their first studio album 'The Five Faces of Manfred Mann' in the UK. The US version of the album was released in February 1965 by Ascot Records (a subsidiary of United Artists) with a very different track listing. It peaked at #3 on the UK Albums Chart and is the band's highest charting release on that chart. The album also charted on the Billboard 200, peaking at #141.
1964: George Harrison starts his own publishing company, Harrissongs.
1965: The Beatles started a nine-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with 'Help!,' the group's 6th U.S. chart topper.
1966: The Beatles receive a Gold record for the single,'Yellow Submarine.' Paul McCartney would later say "The song began as being about different colored submarines, but evolved to include only a yellow one."
1967: The Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love. is certified as a million-seller. The boys also begin filming the movie, 'Magical Mystery Tour.'The idea was to cruise the English countryside in a bus "just to see what would happen." Unfortunately, nothing did and the film was a disaster, receiving scathing reviews and condemned as The Beatles' first failure. The Evening News TV critic may have summed it up best when he wrote "There was precious little magic and the only mystery was how the BBC came to buy it."
1967: The Beach Boys 12th studio album, 'Smiley Smile' is released. It reached #41 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #9 on UK Albums chart. The single 'Good Vibrations' reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the title track reached #12.
1967: Pink Floyd performed the first of three nights at the Starclub in Copenhagen, Denmark. Also on the bill were The Beefeaters, Peter Belli & B. Brothers, Steppeulvene, The Clan, Hitmakers, and others.
1967: During a 10-date tour of Sweden, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played two shows at the Grona Lund in Stockholm
1968: Sly and the Family Stone have a rough time in London. Bass player Larry Graham is busted for drug possession so the BBC drops the group's TV appearance. On top of that, their hotel cancels their reservation.
1969: Janis Joplin's 'I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!' is released. It reached #5 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #23 on the Top R&B LP's chart. The single 'Kozmic Blues' reached #41 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1969: The Rolling Stones 'Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)' is released. It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #2 on the UK Albums chart. Both singles reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart - 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' (#3) and ' Dandelion' (#14). The original release came with a limited edition octagonal-shaped album cover.
1970: NME’s Keith Allston interviewed Jimi Hendrix in England. The interview turned out to be Hendrix's last, as he died seven days later. In the interview Hendrix talked about a new musical phase, and planned collaborations with Miles Davis and Paul McCartney.
1970: The Rolling Stones played at the Forum Copenhagen in Frederiksberg, Denmark.
1970: The Amboy Dukes appeared at Uptown Palladium 12 Theatre‎ in Birmingham, Michigan.
1971: 'Who’s Next' by The Who hits its peak on the Billboard charts at the #4 position.
1971: Rare Earth's 'I Just Want To Celebrate' peaks at #7 on Billboard's Hot 100.
1973: Bruce Springsteen releases his 2nd album 'The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle.' It reached #59 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. In 2003, the album was ranked #132 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1973: The Rolling Stones appeared at Kings Hall (Belle Vue) in Manchester, England.
1974: The Grateful Dead played at Alexandra Palace in London.
1974: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell and The Band play to 80,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium.
1975: The Allman Brothers Band performed at the Capital Center in Landover, Maryland.
1977: David Bowie appears on Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas special, taped to air the following December. Bowie refuses to sing 'Little Drummer Boy' with Crosby, so his part is rewritten as 'Peace On Earth.' Crosby dies a month later, and the duet becomes a Christmas classic, growing even more popular when MTV starts playing the clip a few years later.
1978: Aerosmith played at Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California.
1979: Van Halen appeared at Furitsu Taiiku Kan in Osaka, Japan.
1979: Foreigner release their 3rd album 'Head Games' which goes on to sell five million copies in the U.S. It’s their only release produced by Roy Thomas Baker, best known for producing Queen’s classic albums. It reached #5 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features two Billboard Hot 100 singles - 'Head Games' (#12), and 'Dirty White Boy' (#14).
1979: The Who make their first U.S. concert appearance with Kenney Jones (replacing the deceased Keith Moon) in Passaic, NJ.
1980: Bassist Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson in Cheap Trick.
1981: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performed at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois.
1982: Chicago started a two week run at #1 on the singles chart with 'Hard To Say I’m Sorry,' the group’s2nd chart topper.
1982: John Cougar Mellencamp becomes the only male artist to have two singles in the U.S. Top 10 as well as the #1 album. ‘Jack and Diane’ was #4, while ‘Hurts So Good’ was at #8. His album ‘American Fool’ was at #1 for the first of nine weeks.
1982: 'Valley Girl' by Frank Zappa and his 14-year old daughter Moon Unit, peaks at #32 on the U.S. singles chart. Moon Unit supplied much of the content, speaking typical "Valley Girl" phrases.
1982: Tygers Of Pan Tang release their single 'Paris By Air' from their 'The Cage' album. It's the last (album) to include John Sykes.
1986: Triumph released their 8th studio album, 'The Sport of Kings.'
1987: Founder member of The Wailers, Peter Tosh was shot dead at his home in Kingston Jamaica by armed robbers. He was 42 years old. Three gunmen came to Tosh’s home, looking for money and valuables. Two other men are also killed – disc jockeys Doc Brown and Jeff “Free I” Dixon. Tosh was the founding member of The Wailers and won a Grammy Award in 1987 for Best Reggae Performance for 'No Nuclear War,' his last record.
1987: Peter Gabriel wins the awards for best video, best male video, best concept video, best special effects and five other awards for the track 'Sledgehammer' at the MTV Video Music Awards.
1987: Jethro Tull released their 16th studio album, 'Crest of a Knave.'
1988: Metallica kicked off their 222-date 'Damaged Justice' world tour at the MTK Football Stadium in Budapest, Hungary. Both of the August 29 and 30, 1989 shows in Seattle, Washington were later released in the box set 'Live Shit: Binge & Purge.'
1990: Neil Young & Crazy Horse release the album 'Ragged Glory.' It's the 20th studio album by Neil Young, and his 5th with Crazy Horse, released on September 11, 1990. It reached #31 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart.
1990: Warrant release their 2nd studio album, 'Cherry Pie.'
1992: Eric Clapton's 'Unplugged' LP enters the Billboard chart. The record would go on to win the Grammy for Album of the Year, with sales reaching over 7 million.
1993: Soul Asylum’s 'Runaway Train' peaks at #4 on the pop charts.
1996: Noel Gallagher walked out on the rest of Oasis half way through an American tour after a fight with his brother Liam in a hotel in Charlotte North Carolina. Noel flew back to London the following day.
1996: David Bowie is the first major artist to release a single on the internet before it’s on the radio. 'Telling Lies' becomes the first ever downloadable single by a major artist.
2001: Slayer released their 9th studio album, 'God Hates Us All.' The album entered the Billboard 200 chart at #28. The song 'Disciple' was also nominated for a Grammy.
2001: Nickelback release their album, 'Silver Side Up.'
2001: Walking to work in New York (as an comic book illustrator) Gerard Way witnessed the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The events inspired him to start a band, which became My Chemical Romance with Way becoming their lead singer.
2001: Most radio stations simulcast news after the terrorist attacks take place. As stations gradually return to music, they try to be sensitive about what songs they play, but Clear Channel Communications goes overboard with a list of 165 songs they ask their stations to avoid, including 'Smooth Criminal' and 'What A Wonderful World.'
2003: Tommy Chong is sentenced to nine months in federal prison and fined $20,000 for selling drug paraphernalia over the Internet. The 65 year-old Chong pled guilty to the charges, and ends up serving time at the Taft Correctional Institution from October 8, 2003 to July 7, 2004. Chong says, “The place I was at was like a rest home for gangsters. I’ve been in resorts that weren’t as plush as this one: It had a running track, a football field, a bocce ball court, tennis courts, it had everything.”
2006: 'Welcome To The Black Parade,' the first single from My Chemical Romance’s album 'The Black Parade,' is released. The song subsequently tops the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
2007: Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder performs at the Toronto International Film Festival for the world premiere of the movie 'Body Of War,' a documentary about an Iraq war veteran paralyzed by a bullet wound. Vedder composed two songs for the film saying he was motivated to contribute music partly by the deaths of nine fans during the band's set at Denmark's Roskilde Festival in '00. "I have a hard time thinking that... Dick Cheney or George Bush (have) had this close an experience with tragic death right in front of them," states Vedder.
2007:The 'Kurt Cobain - About A Son' soundtrack is issued. The 21-track album for director AJ Schnack's documentary about the late Nirvana frontman features songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival, David Bowie, R.E.M. and former Queens Of The Stone Age member Mark Lanegan. There are also Cobain interview excerpts.
2007: Iced Earth released their 8th studio album, 'Framing Armageddon: Something Wicked Part 1.' It was their second and final album with vocalist Tim Ripper Owens.
2008: The Beatles top Billboard's Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists tally, compiled to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the magazine's Hot 100 chart. The Fab Four at #1? That is a huge surprise. Meanwhile, across the pond, a Hamburg square is dedicated recognizing The Beatles pre-fame time playing clubs in the city’s St. Pauli district. There are five statues: John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison plus then-bassist Stuart Sutcliffe and drummer Pete Best. Approximately half the construction cost was donated by the city with the remaining funds coming from sponsors and donors.
2009: Punk musician Jim Carroll dies of heart attack in Manhattan, New York City, at age 60. He is best known for his 1978 autobiographical book 'The Basketball Diaries,' which inspired the film of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio. His biggest song was 'People Who Died,' from his 1980 debut album, 'Catholic Boy.' He was encouraged to be a musician by his one-time roommate Patti Smith.
2009: The surviving members of Nirvana, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, release a statement expressing their dismay over the use of Kurt Cobain's image in Activision's Guitar Hero video game. "It's hard to watch an image of Kurt pantomiming other artists' music alongside cartoon characters," reads the statement. "We feel he deserves better."
2012: Wolfgang Van Halen is added to Creed/Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti's solo band. "Due to personal reasons Brian Marshall won't be with us on this tour,” Tremonti tweets. "On a lighter note the amazing Wolfgang Van Halen will be joining us!"
2014: Atreyu perform live for the first time in nearly four years at the Chain Reaction, a club in their hometown of Anaheim. "Our history is too powerful to ignore forever," says drummer Brandon Saller. "The beast has risen!" The show is a warm-up for their Aftershock festival appearance in Sacramento three days later.
2014: Bob Crewe, a singer/songwriter/producer who penned a string of hits for The Four Seasons, including 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Walk Like a Man"'and 'Rag Doll,' passed away at the age of 83. During his career he also produced dozens of hits for other artists including 'Can't Take My Eyes Of You' for Frankie Valli, 'Devil With A Blue Dress On' for Mitch Ryder and 'Lady Marmalade' for Labelle.
2014: Peter Gabriel (Genesis and solo) is the recipient of the Prog God Award.
2015: Slayer released their 12th studio album, 'Repentless.' It's the band's first album in six years and their first since the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, the highest-charting debut from the band in the U.S. It was band's first album to feature guitarist Gary Holt.
2015: Hollywood Vampires release their self-titled debut album (Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry). There are guest appearances by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Slash (Guns N' Roses), Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Brian Johnson (AC/DC) and guitarist Robby Krieger (The Doors).

Sept. 12
1948: Elvis Presley's family moves from Tupelo to Memphis.
1964: Manfred Mann's 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy' enters Billboard's Hot 100, where it will reach #1 just five weeks later.
1965: The Beatles performed 'I Feel Fine,' 'I’m Down,' 'Act Naturally,' 'Ticket to Ride,' 'Yesterday' and 'Help!' on The Ed Sullivan Show. The performance was actually taped on August 14, but doesn't end up airing until September 12.
1966: The Monkees television show premieres on NBC. It preceeds 'I Dream of Jeannie' and opposite 'The Iron Horse' (ABC) and 'Gilligan’s Island' (CBS). Producers Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson decided to emulate the zany, madcap humor of the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night for the small screen. When they placed an ad in Variety for four Folk and Rock musicians to appear in a TV series, over 400 applied for the job, including Stephen Stills, John Sebastian, Harry Nilsson and Danny Hutton (later of Three Dog Night), but as it turned out, only one of the four winners, guitarist and songwriter Michael Nesmith, actually saw the ad. Micky Dolenz (who would play drums), Davy Jones (who would sing), and Peter Tork (bass) found out about the opportunity from other sources. Nesmith and Tork had experience in the Folk scene; Dolenz and Jones were primarily actors, although Nesmith and Jones had already made some obscure solo recordings. Some have claimed that Charles Manson also applied, but he was in prison at the time and would not be paroled until March 21, 1967. It ran for a total of 58 episodes.
1967: Filming continued on The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' movie. The bus headed for Widecombe on the Moor, where a local fair was being held but the bus driver (Alf Manders) took a shortcut to bypass heavy traffic and ended up stuck on a bridge. The bus ended up having to drive in reverse for a half-mile before it could turn around. They then headed for Plymouth, followed by a 20-car convoy of journalists and photographers.
1968: During their first ever tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Stora Scenen at the Gröna Lund Amusement Park, in Stockholm, Sweden.
1969: The Rolling Stones' 2nd official compilation album, 'Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)' is released. It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #2 on the UK Albums chart. Both singles reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart - 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' (#3) and 'Dandelion' (#14). The original release came with a limited edition octagonal-shaped album cover.
1969: King Crimson appeared at the Lyceum Ballroom in London.
1969: Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night and special guests The Grass Roots played the Los Angeles Forum.
1970: James Taylor released 'Fire and Rain.' The song became one of his biggest hits and peaked at #3.
1970: In New Orleans, thieves stole 40-thousand dollars worth of Pink Floyd’s touring equipment.
1970: Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their first chart topping album with 'Cosmo’s Factory.' It enjoyed a nine-week run at #1 and sold over three million copies.
1970: Bob Dylan joined Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at the Woody Guthrie Memorial Concert held at the Hollywood Bowl.
1970: The Who begin a European tour at the Münsterland Halle in Muenster, West Germany. Also, Record Mirror reports that 1.3 million copies of 'Tommy' have been sold in 8-track format.
1970: Chicago peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with '25 or 6 to 4' which was their 2nd top 10 single in the U.S.
1970: Pink Floyd performed at the Fete de L’Humanite, Bois de Vincennes in Paris. Over 500,000 people reportedly saw the show, making it their largest concert crowd ever.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band played at the Hieges Field House, Shippensburg State College in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
1972: Gary Glitter's instrumental, 'Rock and Roll Part 2' reached its peak at #7 on the Billboard Pop chart. The song was a standard at sporting events for years until he was arrested on child pornography charges in England in 1997. Many pro sports organizations quit playing the song after a technician fixing Glitter's computer found indecent images of young children on his hard drive. Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was discovered living in Cambodia in April, 2002, and was deported to Thailand. He was released from a Vietnamese prison where he served a three year sentence for committing "obscene acts with children" involving girls aged 10 and 11, and returned to England in August, 2008. On June 5th, 2014, Glitter was charged with eight counts of sexual offences committed against two girls aged 12 and 14 between 1977 and 1980. He would be convicted of those charges on February 5th, 2015 and sentenced to 16 years in prison.
1972: The Faces appeared at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1972: Pink Floyd played at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.
1973: The Rolling Stones performed at Kings Hall (Belle Vue) in Manchester, England.
1974: Rush appeared at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Baltimore.
1974: Bob Dylan began sessions for his album 'Blood on the Tracks.'
1975: Pink Floyd released their 9th studio album, 'Wish You Were Here.' The album explored themes of absence, the music business, and former band-mate Syd Barrett’s mental decline. It went to #1 in the US and the UK, and went on to spend a total of 84 weeks on the chart. It placed at #209 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Band members Richard Wright and David Gilmour have each declared 'Wish You Were Her'e their favorite Pink Floyd album.
1975: Thin Lizzy release their 5th studio album, 'Fighting.'
1975: Aerosmith's self-titled debut album goes gold.
1975: Aerosmith performed at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. The building was demolished in 1994, and an IKEA now sits on part of the property.
1976: ZZ Top played at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
1977: Chicago's 11th album, 'Chicago XI' is released. It reached #6 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and stayed on the charts for 20 weeks.
1980: ABC-TV's '20/20' airs a report questioning the official cause of Elvis Presley's death.
1980: Ozzy Osbourne starts his Blizzard of Ozz Tour at The Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland with Budgie opens.
1980: During a North American tour Queen appeared at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri.
1980: David Bowie's 'Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)' album is released. It reached #12 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums list.
1981: The Grateful Dead performed at the Greek Theatre on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley.
1981: Journey's 'Escape' album hits #1 on the charts.
1983: Overkill released their demo EP 'Power In Black.'
1984: Metallica signed with Elektra Records which would shortly re-release their first two albums 'Kill ‘Em All' & 'Ride the Lightning.'
1986: Public Image Ltd guitarist John McGeoch needed 40 stitches in his face after a two-liter wine bottle was thrown at the stage during a gig in Vienna.
1987: The soundtrack album 'La Bamba' featuring Los Lobos began a two-week run at #1 on the US album chart.
1989: Aerosmith release their 10th studio album, 'Pump.' A small rock band named Pump ends up sueing Aerosmith's management company for infringement. Aerosmith ends up winning the case. The album goes on to reach #5 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell seven million copies in the U.S. It features the tracks 'Love In An Elevator,' 'Janie’s Got A Gun,' 'F.I.N.E.,' 'What It Takes' and 'The Other Side.'
1990: Annihilator released their album 'Never, Neverland.' It was the band’s first album with vocalist Coburn Pharr.
1990: Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie both announced they would no longer sing with Fleetwood Mac. Three years later, the band reunited at Bill Clinton’s inauguration.
1991: Although Hall And Oates' career was on the down swing in The United States, the pair played to a sold out show at the Mexico National Auditorium in Mexico. Their single 'So Close' had made it to #11 in the Fall of 1990. Even though their more recent efforts haven't done as well as their earlier material, Hall and Oates are still the best selling Rock duo of all time.
1992: Eric Clapton’s 'Unplugged' album makes its chart debut. The acoustic album boasted the hit 'Tears in Heaven,' and went on to sell seven-million copies.
1992: U2's 'Even Better Than The Real Thing' enters the Top 40 charts.
1992: The 'Honeymoon In Vegas' soundtrack is released, featuring Elvis Presley covers by the likes of Billy Joel, Bono, Jeff Beck and John Mellencamp.
1995: INXS singer Michael Hutchence plead guilty to punching photographer Jim Bennett outside a London hotel. He was fined £400 and ordered to pay £1,875 in court costs.
1995: Vince Neil released his 2nd solo album, 'Carved in Stone.'
1995: Red Hot Chili Peppers 'One Hot Minute' album is released. It was produced by Rick Rubin. The band had to overcome guitarist John Frusciante’s departure and frontman Anthony Kiedis’ relapse into drug addiction. Guitarist Dave Navarro fills the void left by Frusciante.
1996: Jack Gillis marries Meg White. He takes her last name, and the couple later form The White Stripes. They tell reporters that they are brother and sister, which goes over until a Detroit reporter uncovers their marriage license.
1996: Oasis cancels two-thirds of its U.S. tour due to "internal differences."
1999: Graham Nash broke both of his legs in Hawaii after his boat was hit by a large wave while he was sailing. He had pins inserted in both legs and relied on a wheelchair for several months.
2000: Lynyrd Skynyrd releases 'Christmas Time Again,' their 11th total album and first Christmas-themed one.
2000: 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience' (Box Set) is released.
2001: Concerts are cancelled all over the U.S. in the wake of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. Shows from artists as diverse as Stevie Nicks, The Black Crowes, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Weezer all cancel shows.
2002: Warren Zevon, best known for his hit 'Werewolves of London,' revealed he had been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.
2002: The son of rocker Rod Stewart was sentenced to 90 days in jail and ordered to undergo drug rehabilitation after pleading no contest to attacking a man outside a Malibu, California restaurant. Sean Stewart, 22, was arrested Dec. 5th, 2001, after he was seen kicking the man in the face and stomach. Stewart was also sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $5,600 to the victim. He could've faced four years in state prison.
2002: The house that Nirvana singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain lived in as from age 11 to 15 was put up for sale on eBay and eventually sold for $210,000. In 2000 the house was valued at $52,660.
2003: The Beatles sued Apple computers and alleged their iTunes store infringed copyrights on the logo of their Apple Corps record label.
2003: Johnny Cash dies of complications from diabetes at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, his career spanned almost 5 decades. During his career, Cash won 11 Grammys, most recently in 2003, when 'Give My Love To Rose' earned him honors as Best Male Country Vocal Performance. He also notched fourteen #1 Country music hits. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Two of his most popular albums were recorded live at Folsom Prison in 1968 and at San Quentin in 1969. He earned an MTV Video nomination (for 'Hurt') earlier in 2003.
2003: Mike Smith of The Dave Clark Five is paralyzed in a fall on his estate in Spain.
2004: Drummer and arranger Kenny Buttrey died in Nashville, Tennessee. He worked with Neil Young, ('Harvest,' 'After the Gold Rush'), Bob Dylan ('Blonde on Blonde,' 'Nashville Skyline,''John Wesley Harding'), and Bob Seger, Elvis Presley, Donovan, George Harrison, Joan Baez, Dan Fogelberg, Kris Kristofferson, Jimmy Buffett, Chuck Berry and Area Code 615.
2004: CJ and Marky Ramone perform with Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea and John Fruciante, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Blink 182's Mark Hoppus at the Ramones 30th Anniversary party in L.A. Rob Zombie is the host.
2004: Puddle Of Mudd perform for more than 1,500 soldiers stationed in Iraq.
2004: Saliva's 'Survival of the Sickest' is the theme song for WWE's pay-per-view special 'Unforgiven!'
2005: KoRn announces it has inked a global partnership deal with the EMI Group that includes a recording contract with Virgin Records. The agreement also covers music publishing, touring, merchandising and other business concerns.
2006: Everclear release their album, 'Welcome To The Drama Club.'
2006: Papa Roach release their 4th album, 'The Paramour Sessions.'
2006: Black Label Society released their album 'Shot To Hell.'
2006: Mastodon released their album 'Blood Mountain.'
2006: Peter Frampton releases his album, 'Fingerprint.' It marks Frampton's return to A&M Records, where he had his greatest success in the '70's.
2006: Bob Seger releases his 'Face The Promise' album.
2006: Reality TV supergroup Supernova has to find a new name as a San Diego judge grants the original name to the San Diego punk band, as a preliminary injunction is granted against the producers of the CBS show 'Rock Star: Supernova' stop the use of the name. What name do Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted, Gilby Clarke and competition winner Lukas Rossi choose, Rock Star: Supernaova of course.
2007: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones announce that they would reform for a star-studded tribute concert in London, paying homage to the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Joining them on drums would be former Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham's son Jason. The one-off concert, their first performance together in 19 years, takes place at the O2 arena in London on November 26. All profits from the show go towards scholarships in Ertegun's name in UK, the USA and Turkey, the country of his birth.
2007: The 'Elvis: Viva Las Vegas' documentary airs on ABC-TV.
2008: Metallica releases their the 9th studio album, 'Death Magnetic.' Produced by Rick Rubin, the album's tracks are also available for the Guitar Hero: World Tour video game. 'Death Magnetic' made Metallica the first band to achieve five consecutive #1 studio albums on the Billboard 200. ‬
2008: Despite demands from pro-Palestinian groups to cancel a return concert in Israel, Paul McCartney promised Israeli fans he'll go on with his September 25th concert in Tel Aviv. "I was approached by different groups and political bodies who asked me not to come here. I refused. I do what I think, and I have many friends who support Israel."
2009: U2 embark on their 360 North American tour in support of 'No Line On The Horizon.' The stadium trek features a huge stage nicknamed The Claw that allows the group to play in the round. There's also a cylinder-shaped video screen. The month-and-a-half tour starts with two shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
2010: The Strokes perform at a special invite-only gig at New York's Metropolitan Opera House to mark Tommy Hilfiger's 25th anniversary. It's the group's first New York City concert in nearly five years.
2010: Iron Butterfly recieve a lifetime achievement award at the 20th Annual San Diego Music Awards.
2011: The Jonathan Demme directed documentary 'Neil Young's Journey's' premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Demme uses concert footage from earlier in the year interspersed with brief scenes from a Young's road trip through his native Ontario.
2011: Anthrax released their 10th studio album, 'Worship Music.' Joey Belladonna, who hasn't been with the band since 1992, returns to handle lead vocals.
2011: Dream Theater release their 11th studio album, 'A Dramatic Turn of Events.'
2012: Bob Dylan brushed off critics who say he stole lyrics from various obscure poets. The 71-year-old musician told Rolling Stone magazine, "Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff."
2012: After years of mainstream popularity, considerable airplay, and being nominated for numerous awards, Matchbox Twenty finally gets their due on the charts with a #1 debut on the Billboard albums chart. 'North' is their first #1 charting album and their 5th studio album in the 16 years the band's been together.
2012: The inaugural MTV World Stage Monterrey in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, features Linkin Park and Garbage. The show is later broadcast through the region on MTV Latin America.
2012: The Foo Fighters appear at the iPhone 5 launch in San Francisco. "One of the incredible things about being here is that you're meeting people who are shaping our future," says Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. The iPhone 5 ships nine days later.
2012: Motley Crue singer Vince Neil trips onstage and breaks two bones in his foot during a concert in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. He finishes the show before getting medical treatment.
2012: Five Finger Death Punch release a Battlefield 4 based video for the track 'Battle Born.' The song is from the band's 2013 album 'The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell. Volume 2.'
2013: It's announced that a 19 million year old 'water pig' has been named after Mick Jagger. The 'long-legged' pig is given the moniker due to it having 'tactile lips.' The full name is Jaggermeryx naiad.
2013: Ray Dolby (sound engineer who invented the noise-reduction system which bears his name) dies of leukemia in San Francisco, California, at age 80. Dolby also helped develop the video tape recorder while at Ampex. Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, said Dolby had “changed the way we listen to music and movies for nearly 50 years” and that Dolby’s “technologies have become an essential part of the creative process for recording artists and filmmakers, ensuring his remarkable legacy for generations to come.” In his will, he bequeathed $52 million to Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge, where he had received his Ph.D. in physics.
2014: A 19-million-year-old 'water pig' is named after Mick Jagger. The 'long-legged' pig is given the moniker due to it having 'tactile lips'. The full name is Jaggermeryx naiad.
2015: Arcade Fire's documentary, 'The Reflektor Tapes,' premieres at the Toronto Film Festival.
2015: Bassist Bryn Merrick dies at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer. He was in The Damned from '84 until '89.
2015: The Foo Fighters documentary series, 'Sonic Highways' wins a pair of Emmys in L.A. at the Creative Arts Emmy event, which precedes the 67th Emmy Awards. They're honored for Outstanding Sound Mixing and Outstanding Sound Editing.
2015: Slash and Duff McKagan reunite to perform at a benefit event for the Wonderland Avenue School in L.A. They're joined by their Velvet Revolver bandmate Dave Kushner.
2016: A Day To Remember land at #2 on the Billboard 200 with 'Bad Vibrations.' The album also debuts at #1 on their Top Album Sales Chart and tops Billboard's Top Independent Album Chart, Top Rock Albums Chart and Hard Rock Albums Chart.
2017: Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus releases 'Not Every Dog Goes To Heaven,' for the charity album 'Dog Songs,' which benefits the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and their efforts to aid dogs affected by Hurricane Harvey.
2017: Kid Rock plays the first show in Detroit's Little Caesars Arena. Keeping his political options, namely a run for the Senate, front and center as he enters to 'Hail to the Chief," complete with dancers carrying American flags. During the show he condemns white supremacist groups and anyone who considers him racist.

Sept. 13
1955: Little Richard starts his recording career with Specialty Records, entering J&M Studios in New Orleans for a two day recording session. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer, Bumps Blackwell, went to the Dew Drop Inn. With few people there and an old upright piano, Richard started playing like crazy, singing loud, lewd and hamming it up. Blackwell was stunned... why couldn't he record this? They went back to J&M with only fifteen minutes left in the session and "Tutti Fruiti, good booty" became "Tutti Fruiti, aw-rootie". The song would be Richard's break-out hit and managed to make it to #17 early the following year, but a cover by Pat Boone over shadowed Richard's version and went to #12 on the Billboard Pop chart.
1958: Cashbox magazine expands its record chart to include the top 100 best sellers in America. The publication began in 1942 as a jukebox and industry journal and would continue to publish in the shadow of Billboard until going out of business in October, 1996. In the mid-2000s, Cashbox re-appeared online at
1959: Elvis Presley meets his future wife Priscilla Beaulieu at a party at his house in Germany, where he is serving in the U.S. Army.
1960: The FCC was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records, as a result of the scandal involving Dick Clark and Alan Freed and others.
1962: Elvis Presley had his 12th UK #1 hit with 'She's Not You.' The single, backed by 'Just Tell Her Jim Said Hell,', topped out at #5 in the U.S.
1963: Graham Nash of The Hollies fell out of van after a gig in Scotland. He checked to see if the door was locked, it wasn't and he fell out as the van was going 40 m.p.h. 36 years later to the day, the singer breaks both legs in a boat accident off the coast of Hawaii.
1964: The Beatles played the Baltimore Civic Center in Baltimore, MD.
1964: To prevent the spate of stage-rushing going on at recent frenzied Rolling Stones concerts, Liverpool's Empire Club hires two dozen rugby players to act as a human shield. The crowd of 5,000 washes right over them.
1964: Murray The K's latest rock and roll show at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre ends after ten days, featuring Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Martha and the Vandellas, The Shangri-Las, and Jay and the Americans.
1965: The Beatles won their first two Grammy Awards, one for Best New Artist and another for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for 'A Hard Day’s Night.'
1965: The Beatles released the single 'Yesterday' in the U.S. Even though it was technically a Paul McCartney solo record, The Beatles manager Brian Epstein refused to make it just a Paul records saying "We are not breaking up The Beatles".
1965: Ringo Starr's first wife, Maureen gives birth to their son, Zak Starkey.
1967: The Beatles formed an electronics company called Fiftyshapes, Ltd. appointing John Alexis Mardas (Magic Alex) to be the company's director. Alex claimed he could build a 72-track tape machine, instead of the 4-track at Abbey Road (this never materialized). One of his more outrageous plans was to replace the acoustic baffles around Ringo Starr's drums with an invisible sonic force field. George Harrison later said that employing Mardas was "the biggest disaster of all time."
1967: Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' in South West England. The Beatles searched for a quiet, secluded field in which they could conduct filming but once they'd disembarked from the bus and set up for shooting, scores of onlookers began to crowd around, causing a traffic jam that required the police to step in.
1968: The Beatles record 'Glass Onion.'
1968: Procol Harum performed at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1968: Pink Floyd played at Mothers in Erdington, Birmingham, England.
1968: During a North American tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.
1968: Roy Orbison's house in Nashville burnt down, his two eldest sons both died in the blaze. Orbison was on tour in the UK at the time of the accident.
1969: Santana’s self-titled debut entered the album chart. The album would go on to peak at #4 and sell two million copies.
1969: At the Toronto 'Rock n Roll Revival' concert, John Lennon debuted his Plastic Ono Band, featuring Eric Clapton on guitar. Clapton, Klaus Voormann (bass player from Manfred Mann) and drummer Alan White (who would later join Yes). They were previously unannounced and were put together so late that they had to rehearse on the plane from England. Also appearing at the concert were Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Bo Diddley, The Doors, Chicago, Alice Cooper, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Little Richard, Junior Walker and the All Stars, Tony Joe White, and more. During Alice Cooper’s set, a chicken made its way onto the stage and Cooper threw it over the crowd expecting it to fly. Instead it plummeted into the audience where it was torn to pieces. The gig was later released as 'Live Peace in Toronto.'
1969: This was the first day of the three-day Rugby Bag Blues Festival in Warwickshire, England with Pink Floyd, The Nice, Taste, Free, Third Ear Band, Ralph McTell, Roy Harper, King Crimson, The Strawbs, Edgar Broughton, Spirit of John Morganand John Martyn.
1970: At Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa, Florida, Elvis Presley stumbles over the lyrics to 'In The Ghetto' and gets a case of the giggles that forces him to stop the show until he can regain control of himself.
1970: The Who performed at Stadthalle in Offenbach, Germany.
1972: Pink Floyd appeared at Henry Levitt Arena in Wichita, Kansas, during their North American tour. The set included 'Dark Side of the Moon,' which would not be officially released until 1973.
1972: Yes released their 5th LP, 'Close to the Edge.' It reached #3 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features the single, 'And You And I (Part II),' which reached #42 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
1973: The New York Dolls perform 'Trash' and 'Personality Crisis' on 'The Midnight Special.'
1973: The Rolling Stones played at City Hall in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.
1974: Fleetwood Mac released their 9th studio album, 'Heroes Are Hard to Find.' It reached #34 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. This is the last album with Bob Welch, who left at the end of 1974, and was replaced by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.
1974: David Bowie’s 'Diamond Dogs' tour stops at the Convention Center in Tuscon, Arizona. His band includes: Mike Garson on piano and mellotron, Carlos Alomar, guitar, Earl Slick, lead guitar, Doug Raunch, bass, Greg Enrico, drums, Pablo Rosario, percussion, David Sanborn, alto sax, flute, Richard Grando, baritone sax, flute, Michael Kamen, electric piano, moog, and oboe, plus backing vocalists.
1974: Eric Clapton scored a U.S. #1 with his version of the Bob Marley song 'I Shot The Sheriff' which was first released in 1973 on The Wailers' album 'Burnin'.
1975: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey.
1975: Bruce Springsteen’s album 'Born to Run' entered the album charts.
1976: Peter Frampton's 4th solo album, 'Frampton,' goes Gold. It's his commercial breakthrough LP containing the hits 'Show Me the Way' and 'Baby I Love Your Way.'
1976: Aerosmith peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with 'Toys in the Attic' their first album to reach the top 40 on the Billboard 200 Album chart. It later went on to sell eight million copies in the U.S.
1976: Electric Light Orchestra played at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan.
1976: The Lynyrd Skynyrd live album 'One More from the Road' is released.
1977: Rush performed at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada.
1978: The Grateful Dead performed a 33-minute soundcheck at the Gizah Sound and Light Theatre, in Cairo, Egypt. The instrumental Ollin Arrageed type jams, in advance of their three night engagement at the Giza plateau, took place at the footsteps of the great pyramids of Egypt.
1979: The film 'Quadrophenia' was released. Based on The Who's 1973 rock opera the film featured Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick and Sting.
1980: Jackson Browne tops the LP chart with 'Hold Out.'
1980: Ozzy Osbourne kicks off his 'Blizzard of Ozz Tour' at The Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland with Budgie opening.
1981: The Rolling Stones played a secret pre-tour warm-up show at the Sir Morgan's Cove club in Worcester, Massachusetts. Billed as Little Boy Blue & The Cockroaches, a local radio station announced that the Stones were in town, resulting in the club being besieged by over 4,000 fans attempted to get into the 350-person venue. Police were drafted in to control the crowds, which resulted in eleven fans being arrested.
1982: David Bowie’s label announced Bowie’s plan to film 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.
1984: U2 played the first of five nights at the Sports And Entertainment in Melbourne, Australia during their 'Unforgettable Fire' world tour.
1984: David Bowie won Video of the year for 'China Girl' at the first MTV Video awards. The song co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appeared on Pop's album 'The Idiot' released in 1977.
1984: KISS release their 12th studio album, 'Animalize.'
1984: Dokken release their 2nd studio album, 'Tooth and Nail.'
1985: Sting kicked off his first solo tour in San Diego.
1985: 'We Are The World' won Best Group Video and the Viewer's Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley's 'The Boys Of Summer' video won four trophies, including Best Video. Bruce Springsteen's 'I'm On Fire' gets the nod for Best Male Video and Tina Turner won Best Female Video for 'What's Love Got To Do With It.'
1988: King Diamond releases their 3rd studio album, 'Them.'
1989: Bruce Springsteen records 'Viva Las Vegas' for 'The Last Temptation Of Elvis' benefit album. Proceeds go to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Paul McCartney and Robert Plant are also on the album.
1989: Sting made his American stage debut in the role of Macheath in The Threepenny Opera in Washington, DC.
1990: Eddie Vedder does some surfing, writes some lyrics, and adds his vocals to three instrumental tracks recorded by the guys he would later join in Pearl Jam. The songs become 'Alive,' 'Once' and 'Footsteps.'
1991: Alice Cooper hawked copies of his album 'Hey Stoopid' for 99 cents each in New York’s Times Square.
1991: Geffen Records threw a party at the Re-bar in Seattle to celebrate the release of their forthcoming album, 'Nevermind' and the single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.' The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight and tearing down their own 'Nevermind' posters. They hop in a limo and drive to a record rep’s house to continue the festivities.
1993: 'Late Night with Conan O’Brien' debuted on NBC, giving E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg a new “Boss.” Bruce Springsteen’s drummer was the leader of The Max Weinberg 7, Late Night’s house band.
1994: Actor Johnny Depp trashes his New York hotel room. The cops are called. In an adjacent room, The Who's Roger Daltrey endures the raucous. "On a scale of 1 to 10, I give him a 2, because it took so bloody long," says the singer. "The Who could have done the job in one minute."
1995: The lyrics to The Beatles song 'Getting Better' hand-written by Paul McCartney sold for £161,000 at a Sotheby's auction in London.
1997: 'Be Here Now,' from Oasis, peaks at #2 on the U.S. album chart.
1997: Over 2000 fans watched Pete Townshend, bassist Noel Redding, and former girlfriend Kathy Etchingham unveil a English Heritage Blue Plaque at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair London, to mark where Jimi Hendrix had lived in 1968-69. Hendrix was the first pop star to be awarded with the plaque.
1999: Graham Nash broke both his legs after his boat was hit by a large wave while he was sailing in Hawaii.
2000: Elton John storms out of the Casino Estoril in Portugal just before his planned gig there and flies back to England, fuming that the supposedly sell-out crowd had only half arrived. Turns out they were merely lingering at a VIP dinner given just before the show.
2000: Santana is a big winner at the first Latin Grammy Awards (held in L.A.): Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance.
2003: Wal-Mart refuses to stock UK group The Darkness' 'Permission To Land' album because the sleeve featured a woman's ass.
2004: The 4th and final season of the MTV reality show, 'The Osbournes,' begins. The family decides to pursue other projects.
2004: Democrat John Mellencamp and Republican Country singer Travis Tritt play their guitars on a Nashville street corner to promote a bipartisan message for political civility.
2005: HMV stores in Canada removed Bob Dylan CDs from their shelves in protest at the singer's deal to only sell his new album in Starbucks after he signed an exclusive contract with the coffee giant. The chain has previously boycotted CDs by Alanis Morissette and The Rolling Stones to complain at exclusive deals.
2005: Trapt release their sophomore album, 'Someone In Control.'
2005: The home where Jimi Hendrix grew up in Seattle was saved from demolition after a new location was agreed on. The James Marshall Hendrix Foundation and the City of Seattle agreed to renovate the building into a community center opposite from the cemetery where Jimi was buried in 1970.
2005: Green Day's acclaimed 'American Idiot' is certified quadruple platinum (4 million copies) by the Recording Industry Association of America.
2005: Crossfade's self-titled debut album is awarded platinum certification by the RIAA for 1 million units shipped.
2005: Experience Hendrix, the company that oversees the merchandizing of Jimi Hendrix-related products, launches a lawsuit against Purple Haze Records in an attempt to halt the U.K. indie imprint's distribution of unauthorized bootlegs.
2005: Paul McCartney released his 20th post-Beatles album, 'Chaos and Creation in the Backyard.'
2005: The newly refurbished Grateful Dead's original tour bus went on display at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois. The 1965 Gillig bus, which Jerry Garcia and the rest of the Dead dubbed ‘Sugar Magnolia’ was used by the band on their frequent tours across the US between 1967 and 1985. The ceiling was lined with hundreds of vintage rock posters featuring The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janice Joplin and others who had visited the bus.
2006: The adult movie 'Sacred Sin' drops on DVD containing two songs composed by Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen.
2006: A judge dismissed part of a $2 million lawsuit by Beach Boys' vocalist Mike Love that claimed ex-band mate Al Jardine illegally used the name The Beach Boys while touring solo.
2007: Lynyrd Skynyrd donate a percentage of the earnings from a show in Cuyahoga Falls, OH to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's education programs. "Anything we can do to help raise awareness of music and the power of music, we are all for it," says guitarist Gary Rossington.
2008: 'Come Dancing,' a musical devoted to the music of The Kinks, opens in London.
2008: The Raconteurs/White Stripes singer-guitarist Jack White voices his displeasure that 'Another Way To Die,' the theme song he recorded with Alicia Keys for the James Bond flick 'Quantum Of Solace,' gets its first exposure in an advertisement. "We are disappointed that you first heard the song in a co-promotion for Coke Zero, rather than in its entirety," reads a statement from White's management.
2008: Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson was one of the pilots who flew specially chartered flights after 85,000 tourists were stranded in the U.S., the Caribbean, Africa and Europe after Britain's third-largest tour operator went into administration. The singer, who had worked for the airline Astraeus for nine years, took up flying during a low point in his solo career after he quit the band in 1993.
2009: Green Day win three trophies at MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Rock Video for '21 Guns.' They also perform on the show.
2010: For the season premiere of 'Monday Night Football' Green Day and the cast of the Broadway musical 'American Idiot' perform 'Last Of The American Girls' during halftime of the Jets home opener against the Ravens. Baltimore wins 10-9.
2010: The exhibit 'Elvis 1956: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer' opens at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The exhibit, which is part of the Hall's 15th anniversary, also contains 30 Elvis Presley artifacts from his Graceland home.
2011: 'In Bloom: The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition,' an exhibit marking the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's landmark 'Nevermind' album, opens in London at the Loading Bay Gallery. The exhibit focuses on the relationship between Nirvana and their UK fans.
2011: Gavin Rossdale and Bush release 'The Sea Of Memories,' their first new collection in nearly ten years.
2011: 'Worship Music' by Anthrax is released. The set contains 'The Devil You Know.' "It's got that thrashy Rock n' Roll vibe to it, which I love," says guitarist Rob Caggiano. The album marks the first time Joey Belladonna has contributed vocals since 1990's 'Persistence Of Time.'
2011: Alice Cooper releases his 26th studio album, 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare.'
2011: Staind perform a 9/11 benefit concert which coincides with the release of their self-titled 7th album. Proceeds benefit families of 9/11 victims. "If enough of us do just a little bit, together we can make a big difference in the lives of the families whose members made the supreme sacrifice for our country," says Staind lead singer Aaron Lewis.
2011: The B-52's play their first ever show in Idaho, finally performing their song 'Private Idaho' in the state that inspired it.
2011: Slash reunites with former Guns N' Roses bandmates (bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Gilby Clarke) for a Road Recovery benefit show in New York City.
2012: An unlucky day for the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart, as police in Hollywood issue a warrant for his arrest in connection with a charge of assault at an alleged incident at a nightclub. Hart firmly denies the incident.
2013: Iron Maiden,‬ ‪Megadeth,‬ ‪‎Anthrax‬, ‪Testament, Overkill and Sabaton‬ performed at 'The Battle Of San Bernardino' at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernadino, CA.
2013: The Replacements play live for the first time in 22-years when they perform at the Chicago stop of Riot Fest. Their last show before breaking up in 1991 was at Grant Park, also in Chicago.
2013: A 1980 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow that once belonged to John Entwistle, the late bass player for The Who, is auctioned. The auto was custom fitted in order to seat Entwistle's Irish wolfhounds.
2013: Stevie Nicks broke the news that Christine McVie would join her former band mates in Fleetwood Mac on one song for two shows during the band's upcoming European tour.
2013: The BBC announced that previously unreleased recordings and studio chatter by The Beatles would be made available for the first time. 'On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2,' due out on November 11th, follows the popular 'Live at the BBC' album issued in 1994 that sold more than five million copies around the world in six weeks.
2014: Jack White headlines Farm Aid in Raleigh, NC. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Neil Young also perform at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater. Farm Aid is the longest running benefit concert series in the U.S.
2015: REO Speedwagon's Gary Richrath dies at the age of 65. The guitarist was with the group from 1970 to '89.
2016: A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, the group’s first-ever authorized visual history is released. The coffee table book features rare and never-before-seen images of Pantera.
2016: Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine celebrates his 55th birthday with launch party for his beer, A Tout Le Monde.

Sept. 14
1955: Little Richard takes a break from two days of recording at a New Orleans studio, and with his producer Bumps Blackwell goes to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard plays the piano in the bar, singing a loud and lewd version of ‘Tutti Frutti.’ With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard recorded the song and coined the phrase, ‘a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.’
1955: At Specialty Records in Los Angeles, Little Richard records his debut album, 'Here's Little Richard.' It would prove to be his highest charting LP in America, reaching #13. The collection contained two of his biggest hits, 'Long Tall Sally,' which reached #6 in the US and 'Jenny, Jenny,' which reached #10.
1963: Pete Seeger, who had been blacklisted from network TV after being found in contempt by the the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1955, agreed to appear on the ABC 'Hootenanny' variety show but then refuses when the network asks him to sign a loyalty oath.
1963: The Beach Boys' 'Surfer Girl,' the first song ever written by Brian Wilson, peaks at #7 on the Billboard Pop chart. The single would achieve Gold Record status later in the year and reach #13 in the UK.
1964: At Cleveland's Public Auditorium, police inspector Carl Bear takes the microphone from John Lennon while he is still singing and The Beatles are asked to leave the stage for fifteen minutes so that the screaming crowd can calm down.
1966: Otis Redding performed at The Orchid Ballroom in Purley, Surrey, England. Admission was 10 shillings ($1.40).
1967: Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' in South West England. The Beatles looked for a quiet, secluded field in which to resume filming but once they'd gotten off the bus and set up for shooting, scores of onlookers began to crowd around, causing a traffic jam that required the police to step in.
1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on UK music show 'Top Of The Pops.'
1967: During a UK tour, Pink Floyd appeared at the Starlight Room in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1968: The Jeff Beck Group's 'Truth' album enters the U.S. LP chart.
1968: Big Brother and the Holding Company's 'Cheap Thrills' album enters the charts, where it will stay for 29 weeks, including 8 at #1.
1968: Pete Townshend told Rolling Stone that he had worked on a rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy, who fans later learned “sure plays a mean pinball.”
1968: Roy Orbison’s home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, burns down while he is touring Europe. Sadly, he loses his two eldest sons in the blaze – Roy Jr. (age 10) and Tony (age 6). The two children had been playing with an aerosol can in the basement of the house when their grandfather, Orbie Orbison, warned them it was dangerous, and to demonstrate the danger, touched his cigarette lighter to the spray, igniting the fire. Just about a year earlier, Orbison’s wife (their mother) had been killed in a motorcycle accident.
1968: Led Zeppelin performed as The Yardbirds at Angby Park in Knivsta, a small Swedish town 48 km (30 miles) north of Stockholm.
1969: Genesis played their first paying gig in Surrey, England at a cottage owned by Peter Gabriel’s former Sunday school teacher. Hence the band’s name.
1970: Blood, Sweat & Tears 'Lucretia Mac Evil' b/w 'Lucretia's Reprise' 45 single is released.
1971: Led Zeppelin at Berkley Community Theatre in Berkley, California.
1971: John Lennon authors a letter to the New York Times disputing journalist Craig McGregor's claim that The Beatles copped material from black artists without acknowledgment or thanks. "We didn't sing our own songs in the early days - they weren't good enough - the one thing we always did was to make it known that there were black originals, we loved the music and wanted to spread it in any way we could...many kids were turned on to black music by us," writes Lennon.
1974: Eric Clapton's cover of Bob Marley's 'I Shot The Sheriff' hits #1.
1974: Bachman-Turner Overdrive's 'Not Fragile' lands on the album chart. It eventually hits #1.
1975: Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult, Savoy Brown, Chris Hillman Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section, LTD and Kenny Rankin played the Jordan River Music Festival at Tenth Street Stadium on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, IN.
1976: Jeff Beck's jazz-fusion album 'Wired' goes gold.
1978: The Grateful Dead played the first of three concerts at the Sound and Light Theater in the shadow of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt. The band intended to get Arabs and Israelis to settle their differences through music. Using King Cheops' tomb as an echo chamber, they played with a team of Nubian drummers in a heat that ended up welding their speaker cabinets together.
1980: The Rolling Stones 'Tattoo You' featuring 'Start Me Up' enters the album charts. It goes to #1.
1981: The Rolling Stones played a secret pre-tour warm-up show at the Sir Morgan’s Cove club in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Billed as Little Boy Blue & The Cockroaches, a local radio station announced that the Stones were in town, resulting in the club being besieged by over 4,000 fans attempted to get into the 350-person venue. Police were drafted in to control the crowds, which resulted in eleven fans being arrested.
1981: Director Alan Parker began production on Pink Floyd’s 'The Wall.' The film was originally intended to interpolate live footage of the band performing at Earls Court, but instead it told the story of a confused rocker portrayed by Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof.
1981: Genesis release their 11th studio album, 'Abacab,' which becomes their first top ten album in the U.S. and goes on to sell over 2 million copies.
1981: Iron Maiden release the 'Maiden Japan' EP.
1984: MTV staged the first-ever MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler in New York at Radio City Music Hall. The Cars win Video of the Year for 'You Might Think' and David Bowie wins Best Male Video for 'China Girl,' a song co-written by Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin. The song first appeared on Pop's album 'The Idiot' released in 1977.
1985: ‪Metallica‬ debuted their new song 'Disposable Heroes' at the ‪Metal Hammer‬ Festival in ‪‎Germany‬.
1985: John Mellencamp's haunting 'Scarecrow' makes the album chart. Featuring 'Small Town' and 'R.O.C.K. In The USA,' the album goes multi-platinum.
1987: American Bandstand becomes the longest-running entertainment show in America.
1990: Talking about his new album Under the Red Sky, Bob Dylan described the title track as “intentionally broad and short, so you can draw all kinds of conclusions.”
1991: Bob Seger's 'The Fire Inside' enters the LP charts.
1991: David Bowie's band, Tin Machine, release their second album and kick-off their first (and only) tour.
1991: The Temptations and Rod Stewart combined to take a single called 'The Motown Song' to its peak position of #10 in the US.
1993: Rob Halford's band Fight release their 1st studio album, 'War Of Words.'
1995: In Hartford, Connecticut, David Bowie played the opening night of his 'Outside' tour with Nine Inch Nails in support.
1995: At a Sotheby’s auction, Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for 'Getting Better' sold for £161,000 ($249,000).
1996: Pearl Jam's 'No Code' enters the U.S. album chart at #1.
1996: The first Ozzfest (named after Ozzy Osbourne) begins at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. The annual trek becomes one of Metal's most successful tour packages.
1998: Total Request Live (TRL) with Carson Daly premieres on MTV.
1997: Over 2000 fans watched Pete Townshend unveil a English Heritage Blue Plaque at 23 Brook Street in Mayfair London, marking where Jimi Hendrix lived in 1968-69. Hendrix was the first pop star to be awarded with the plaque.
1999: Sheryl Crow played a concert in New York’s Central Park, where Keith Richards, Sarah McLachlan and Eric Clapton joined her. The show was later released as the live album 'Sheryl Crow and Friends.'
1999: Queensryche release their 7th studio album, 'Q2K.'
2000: Paul Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and the Eagles' Don Henley and Glenn Frey perform at the joint VH1/Rolling Stone fundraiser for Al Gore.
2001: Clear Channel Communications, the largest owner of radio stations in the United States, released a list of "lyrically questionable" songs that stations may want to pull from their play lists, following the terrorist attacks on The World Trade Center and The Pentagon. That list includes such classic rock standards as: 'Jet Airliner' by Steve Miller, 'Dust in the Wind' by Kansas, 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' by Bob Dylan and 'Eve of Destruction' by Barry McGuire.
2002: Gwen Stefani marries Gavin Rossdale of Bush in St. Paul's church in London.
2003: Jet releases their debut album, 'Get Born,' on Elektra Records. The album goes on to sell over three million copies. The title of the album came from the lyrics of Bob Dylan's 'Subterranean Homesick Blues.'
2004: Megadeth return after a two-year hiatus with 'The System Has Failed.' This was originally intended to be a solo album by the band's founder Dave Mustaine, but due to contractual obligations owed to his publishing company, it had to be billed as a Megadeth album.
2004: Helmet release their first studio album in seven years, 'Size Matters.'
2005: 3 Doors Down return to their home state of Mississippi to help deliver more than $100,000 worth of goods raised via their Better Life Foundation for Hurricane Katrina relief.
2005: The Grateful Dead's newly refurbished original tour bus goes on display at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois. The 1965 Gillig bus, which the Dead dubbed ‘Sugar Magnolia’ was used by the band on tours across the US between 1967 and 1985. The ceiling was lined with hundreds of vintage rock posters featuring The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janice Joplin and others who had visited the bus.
2005: Tim Foreman, bassist of Switchfoot, speaks out against Copy Protection that Sony have placed on the band's album Nothing Is Sound. Foreman provides fans with a detailed workaround on Switchfoot's message board, although the forum posting is later deleted by Sony.
2006: Bob Seger makes his first appearance on NBC's 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno.'
2006: Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant performs at the Sunflower Jam, a benefit to raise money for cancer-therapy services provided by the University College London Hospital. Plant is joined by founding Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden. 2006
2007: The Beatles-inspired movie 'Across The Universe' opens.
2008: Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson flies specially chartered flights with other pilots after 85,000 tourists were stranded in the US, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe after Britain's third-largest airline goes bankrupt. Dickinson worked for the airline Astraeus for nine years, taking up flying during a low point in his solo career after he quit the band in 1993.
2008: The Foo Fighters' 'The Colour And The Shape,' Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' and Jane's Addiction's 'Nothing's Shocking' are downloadable for Rock Band 2 on Xbox 360.
2009: U2 attend the Toronto Film Festival to lend their support to fellow Irishman Colin Farrell and his film, Ondine. "It is very cool for them to be here," says Farrell. "I have been a massive fan since I was a kid."
2009: The Beatles make U.K. music chart history by breaking Elvis Presley's record for having the most albums by a single artist in the top 60 positions at one time. Elvis had 14 albums in 1977 (the year he died) but The Beatles log 16.
2009: Alice In Chains' 'Check My Brain' music video, directed by Alexandre Courtes premieres.
2009: Drummer Bobby Graham who played on The Kinks hit 'You Really Got Me' dies at the age of 69 after a battle with stomach cancer. Graham was also heard on The Animals 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.'
2010: Weezer's 'Hurley,' named after the character (played by Jorge Garcia) on the TV series 'Lost,' is released.
2010: Linkin Park issue the Mike Shinoda/Rick Rubin produced 'A Thousand Suns.'
2010: Godsmack's frontman Sully Erna releases 'Avalon,' featuring the lead single 'Sinner's Prayer.'
2010: Robert Plant's 'Band Of Joy,' named after his pre-Led Zeppelin outfit is released. Among the tracks is a cover of Los Lobos' 'Angel Dance.' The original Band Of Joy had Plant and the late Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.
2011: Phish perform a special concert at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT, to benefit flood recovery in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Vermont was especially hard hit by the storm resulting in the worst flooding in state history.
2011: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. declares Anthrax Day in the Bronx (New York City). The honor coincides with the Big 4 concert (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax) at Yankee Stadium (which is in the Bronx). Three band members are Bronx natives - Charlie Benante, Frank Bello and Rob Caggiano. It's the first Metal concert at the stadium which opened in 2009.
2014: Foo Fighters headline the Invictus Games Closing Party at London's Olympic Park. The concert is broadcast on the BBC.
2015: 'Let There Be Gwar' presents "the bizarre, gory Metal band's history with firsthand accounts plus never-before-seen photographs dating back to the mid-Eighties." Just the book to read before bedtime.
2015: Five Finger Death Punch land their third consecutive #2 album on The Billboard 200 chart with 'Got Your Six,' moving 119,000 units in the first week. Meanwhile, Iron Maiden debuts at #4 with 'The Book Of Souls' after opening week sales of 75,000 copies.
2017: Grant Hart, drummer/singer/songwriter for Husker Du, dies at age 56 after being diagnosed with cancer.

Sept. 15
1956: Elvis Presley is presented with a Gold record for 'Don't Be Cruel,' which has just taken over from 'Hound Dog' as the best selling single, beginning a five-week run at #1 on the US singles charts It became Presley's biggest selling single, with sales over six million by 1961. When the song was recorded on July 2nd, Elvis, along with Scotty Moore, Bill Black, D.J. Fontana and The Jordanaires ran through 28 takes of 'Don't Be Cruel' before he was satisfied.
1961: The Pendletones from Hawthorne, California have their first real recording session at Hite Morgan's studio in Los Angeles. The band recorded 'Surfin', and that band became known as The Beach Boys.
1962: Chinese newspapers report on "ugly displays" of kids in Maoming Cultural Park dancing 'The Twist.'
1962: The London Daily Mirror interviews The Beatles and concludes they are a "nothing group."
1962: The Four Seasons had their first #1 hit when 'Sherry' reached the top of both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cashbox Best Sellers list. The song was originally titled 'Terry,' but after considering other names, including 'Jackie,' after Jackie Kennedy, the group changed the lyrics to 'Sherry' after Cheri Spector, the daughter of one of Bob Crewe's best friends. Over their career the Seasons would add three more chart toppers, 'Rag Doll,' 'Walk Like a Man' and 'Big Girls Don't Cry' to their list of eleven Top 10 hits.
1964: The Beatles played at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium. During the performance a group of fans managed to break through the line of police fronting the stage and get up on-stage, and a law enforcement official grabs the mic from John Lennon while he's still singing. Things calm down sufficiently for the show to resume 15 minutes later.
1965: The Ford Motor Company became the first automaker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option in its Mustang, Thunderbird and Lincoln models. Tapes were initially only available at auto parts stores or Ford dealers. The players had a tendency to chew up the tapes, leading to 8-track roadkill as drivers threw the tangled tapes out their windows. Home 8-track equipment was still a year away.
1966: The Who played at Gaumont Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
1966: The Small Faces were at #1 on the UK singles chart with “All Or Nothing,” their only chart topping hit. According to Kay Marriott, Steve Marriott’s mother, Steve wrote the song about his split with ex-fiancee Sue Oliver, though first wife Jenny Rylance states that Marriott told her he wrote the song for her, as a result of her split with Rod Stewart.
1967: During a UK tour, Pink Floyd appeared at the Starlight Room in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1967: Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour'. Lunch was at James and Amy Smedley's fish and chip shop in Taunton, Somerset with The Beatles being filmed and photographed eating their fish and chips.
1967: The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour featuring The Who was shot on this day, for airing two days later. Keith Moon wanted an explosion on his drum kit for the show, and the stage hands put one together for the effect. Keith also put one together, and the explosion was so loud that it caused Pete Townshend permanent hearing loss/damage.
1967: Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead played at the Hollywood Bowl. Big Brother and the Holding Company were also on the bill, but failed to show up.
1967: The Kinks 'Something Else by The Kinks' album is released in the UK - January 1968 in the U.S. In 2003, 'Something Else' was ranked #288 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1968: The Doors performed as a trio at a concert in Amsterdam after Jim Morrison collapsed while dancing during the Jefferson Airplane's set. Morrison returns to sing the next night.
1968: Procol Harum performed at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1968: NBC-TV airs a new music program called Soul, a completely Black production both in front of and behind the cameras. Featured guests are Lou Rawls and Martha And The Vandellas.
1969: King Crimson played at the Pavillion in Bath, England.
1969: Deep Purple recorded 'Concerto for Rock Band and Orchestra with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.'
1969: Ed Sullivan releases his first and only Rock 'n' Roll record, 'The Sulli-Gulli,' credited to The Ed Sullivan Singers And Orchestra. The song failed to crack the Billboard Hot 100.
1970: Vice-president Spiro Agnew said the proliferation of rock music, movies and underground publications were making America’s kids “brainwashed into a drug culture.” He later becomes the only Vice President in United States history to resign because of criminal charges, charged with having accepted bribes totaling more than $100,000 while holding office.
1970: Black Sabbath and The Dog That Bit People appeared at The Marquee in London.
1971: The Band's 4th album, 'Cahoots' is released. It reached #21 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and was their last all-original studio album for four years.
1972: Grand Funk Railroad released their 6th studio album, 'Phoenix.' It reached #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Top LP's chart, and features the single 'Rock & Roll Soul,' which reached #29 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1972: Yes appeared at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
1973: Hawkwind played at the Scandinavium in Götheborg, Sweden.
1973: Poco's 6th album, 'Crazy Eyes' is released. It reached #38 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. The album pays homage to Gram Parsons, as Richie Furay sings both the title track, which he wrote in honor of Parsons, and one of Parsons' own compositions, 'Brass Buttons.' The album was released just four days before Parsons' death on September 19, 1973.
1973: One of Elton John's all-time great songs 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting' fails to crack the Top 10, stalling at #12.
1973: Rod Stewart endures a rare flop record when his version of Sam Cooke's 'Twisting The Night Away' stalls at #59 on the US Pop chart.
1974: Uriah Heep bassist Gary Thain gets a severe electrical shock onstage during a concert in Dallas. Following the incident, he begins to experience health issues and becomes addicted to heroin, leading him to be let go from Uriah Heep. He overdoses on heroin in his apartment in England one year later.
1974: Aerosmith performed at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana
1975: Pink Floyd releases 'Wish You Were Here.' It goes on to sell over 6 million copies in the U.S.
1975: George Harrison's 'You' b/w 'World Of Stone' 45 single is released. It was a top 20 hit in America and reached #9 in Canada.
1975: Crosby & Nash released their album 'Wind on the Water.' It reached #6 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features the single, 'Carry Me,' which reached #52 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1975: Foghat release their 5th album, 'Fool for the City.' It reached #23 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. The title track reached the Billboard Hot 100 at #45.
1975: Johnny Cash played at Deutschlandhalle in Berlin, Germany.
1976: AC/DC performed at Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany.
1976: Ringo Starr released his solo album 'Ringo’s Rotogravure.' The album featured guest appearances by both John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
1976: Steely Dan goes gold with 'The Royal Scam' album.
1977: The Rolling Stones release 'Love You Live.'
1978: Bob Dylan kicked off his longest US tour of his career in Augusta, Maine, playing the first of 65 gigs in sixty-two cities.
1978: Black Sabbath appeared at the Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland, Ohio.
1978: The Rolling Stones 'Respectable' b/w 'When The Whip Comes Down' 45 single is released in the UK. It peaked at #23 on the UK Singles Chart, at that time their lowest-charting official single in the UK. A memorable music video, which was directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, was made for the single, featuring a more "punk" Stones on display.
1979: Led Zeppelin land their 6th US #1 album as 'In Through The Out Door' begins a seven-week run at the top of the charts.
1979: Bob Dylan releases 'Slow Train Coming,' an album of religious songs. A single called 'Gotta Serve Somebody' won a Grammy Award, but the LP alienated many of his long time fans.
1979: The Charlie Daniels Band's best known song, 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia' peaks at #3.
1979: Billboard’s Hot 100 includes debuts by Van Halen’s 'Beautiful Girls' at #89. Also, Triumph’s 'Hold On' #79, Foreigner’s 'Dirty White Boy' #50, Cheap Trick’s 'Ain’t That A Shame' #38, Journey’s 'Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’ #26, Nick Lowe’s 'Cruel To Be Kind' #21‬ and #1 was The Knack’s 'My Sharona.'
1980: David Bowie debuts on Broadway in 'The Elephant Man.'
1980: Van Halen played at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona.
1981: Blue Oyster Cult performed at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.
1982: Queen play their last U.S. concert with frontman Freddie Mercury. It's at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, CA.
1983: Huey Lewis and the News release the album 'Sports.' The album ends up selling 7 million copies. It reached #1 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart and features five Billboard Hot 100 hits - 'Heart and Soul' (#8), 'I Want a New Drug' (#6), 'The Heart of Rock & Roll' (#6), 'If This Is It' (#6), and 'Walking on a Thin Line' (#18).
1984: Billboard’s Hot 100 includes debuts by Krokus’ 'Midnite Maniac' at #94 & David Bowie’s 'Blue Jean' at #54. Also, Billy Idol’s 'Flesh For Fantasy' at #39, Corey Hart’s 'Sunglasses At Night' #11, Huey Lewis’ 'If This Is It' #6, Prince’s 'Let’s Go Crazy' #4, and Cyndi Lauper’s 'She Bop' at #3. ‬
1984: Motorhead release the 'No Remorse' compilation, that included four newly recorded tracks.
1987: The Ramones release their 10th studio album, 'Halfway to Sanity.'
1987: Pink Floyd's 'Learning To Fly (Edit)' b/w 'Terminal Frost' 45 single is released. It reached #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart.
1988: Mark Knopfler announced the official end of Dire Straits. They would reunite in 1991 before splitting up for good in 1995.
1990: Bruce Hornsby begins filling in on keyboards for The Grateful Dead following the death of Brent Mydland.
1990: The Steve Miller Band reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart with 'The Joker' after it had been used in a commercial for Levi’s commercial in the U.K.
1994: A reel to reel tape of The Quarry Men appearing at St Peter's Parish Church garden party in July of 1957, sells for $125,000 at Sotheby's.
1997: Savatage release their 10th studio album, 'The Wake of Magellan.'
1997: Elton John's new version of 'Candle In The Wind,' rewritten with lyrics paying tribute to the recently deceased Princess Diana, sells a record 600,000 copies in one day in Britain alone. It would go on to become the biggest-selling single of all time.
1997: A French court orders a Marseilles concert promoter to pay the equivalent of $34,000 to a man who claims he lost most of his hearing after standing beside a speaker at a 1993 U2 show.
1997: Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Elton John and Sting perform at Music For Montserrat at London's Royal Albert Hall. Organized by former Beatles producer, George Martin, proceeds aid victims of the Soufriere Hill volcano.
1998: Marilyn Manson releases his 3rd full-length studio album, 'Mechanical Animals.'
2000: AC/DC‬ is inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk.
2001: Incubus put on a benefit concert at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom to raise money for the victims of the September 11 attacks.
2002: Kurt Cobain’s childhood home failed to sell in an online auction. The owners said they received no serious bids, even though eBay listed one offer at 43-million dollars.
2003: Johnny Cash is buried in the Cash family cemetery in Hendersonville, Tennessee.n He's layed to rest next to his wife, June Carter Cash. Among the mourners at the private ceremony: Al Gore, Emmylou Harris, and Sheryl Crow.
2003: Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) has triple bypass heart surgery.
2003: Metallica released the single 'Frantic.'
2004: Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone passes away at his Los Angeles home after a five-year bout with prostate cancer. Born John Cummings, the 55 year old Ramone was surrounded by family and friends, including Rob Zombie, Eddie Vedder and John Frusciante. Those three musicians were among the artists who participated in a Ramones tribute concert and cancer-research fund-raiser held the previous Sunday in L.A.
2005: Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett performs with the Flux Quartet in San Francisco. They debut 'SAS,' as part of the Morrison Artists Series.
2005: The New York Times says U2's Bono is "the most politically effective figure in the recent history of popular culture."
2006: Bob Dylan is accused of lifting passages from the work of a 19th-century U.S. poet named Henry Timrod and using them as lyrics for his 'Modern Times' album. "No doubt about it, there has been some borrowing going on," claims Walter Brian Cisco, a Timrod expert. Meanwhile, Rolling Stone magazine weighs in with a list of outside sources Dylan has used for lyrical ideas.
2006: The Knack sued Run-D.M.C. for sampling 'My Sharona' on 'It’s Tricky.'
2006: The Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool where The Beatles played their first gig was given a Grade II listed building status. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison played in the converted coal cellar of the house in West Derby, in August 1959 as The Quarrymen.
2006: The U.S. vs. John Lennon opens in Los Angeles and New York. The flick deals with the U.S. government's attempts in the '70's to deport Lennon (a British citizen) as an "undesirable." Lennon's drug bust in England and his anti-Vietnam War activities come into play. The national opening is two weeks later.
2007: Prince announced plans to sue YouTube and other major Web sites for unauthorized use of his music in a bid to "reclaim his art on the Internet."
2007: The Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee, a nonprofit group formed in 2004, holds a benefit concert in Hoquiam, WA. to construct of a memorial park and start a youth center in the late Nirvana frontman's hometown of Aberdeen. "I think Kurt would have liked this," says Cobain's grandfather, Leland Cobain, who is a committee member.
2007: The Pretenders Chrissie Hynde opens VegiTerranean, a vegetarian restaurant, in her hometown of Akron, OH. To celebrate, she gives a free acoustic concert at the eatery.
2008: Rick Wright of Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member died at 65 from cancer. Wright first appeared on the group's album, 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn' in 1967. Floyd’s 1970s lineup reunited briefly at the Live 8 London concert in Hyde Park in 2005, the last time Wright played with the band. "Pink Floyd wouldn't have been Pink Floyd if [we] hadn't had Rick," said Nick Mason. "Rick was the sound that knitted it all together."
2009: Megadeth release their 12th studio album, 'Endgame.'
2009: Ace Frehley releases his 5th solo album, 'Anomaly.'
2009: Living Colour's 'The Chair In The Doorway' album is released. The disc is the band's album since 2003's 'Collideoscope.'
2009: Jack White is revealed as the financial source behind the restoration of a baseball field at Clark's Park in southwest Detroit. The White Stripes/The Raconteurs/The Dead Weather frontman played there as a child. White originally made an anonymous donation of $170,000.
2010: The New York Parole Board released the transcript of Mark David Chapman's parole hearing in which he told the board that he had also considered killing either Johnny Carson or Elizabeth Taylor, but John Lennon was "top of the list" the day he gunned down the former Beatle. Chapman agreed with a parole board member that he did the killing for "instant notoriety."
2010: Roger Waters takes 'The Wall' on the road to mark the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's initial onstage performance of the album. "Thirty years ago when I wrote 'The Wall', I was a frightened young man," Waters states. Toronto is the first stop.
2012: It's Sammy Hagar Day in Roseville, CA. The date also marks the opening of Sammy's Rockin' Island Bar & Grill, in Downtown Roseville. Hagar performs during his restaurant's debut.
2014: KISS give an acoustic, make-up free show in Lake Oswego, OR to raise funds for the Oregon's Historical Outreach Foundation so they can build a military museum.
2014: Apple released a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free. Many users complained that the 'Songs of Innocence' had automatically been downloaded to their devices without their consent.
2015: Keith Richards told Internet radio platform iHeartRadio that The Rolling Stones were planning on heading back into the studio to record a new album after wrapping up their tour of South America next February. It would be their first new effort since 2005's 'A Bigger Bang.'
2015: Sammy Hagar publishes 'Are We Having Any Fun Yet?: The Cooking & Partying Handbook.'
2015: Nirvana's Krist Novoselic calls the Foo Fighters the 'Best Band in the World' after attending the band's Portland show. Novoselic's Nirvana bandmate, Dave Grohl, fronts the Foo Fighters.
2015: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) says KISS has earned more gold album record awards (30) than any American band in history. “Congratulations to KISS," says RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman and adds that it's, "the new Gold standard for albums by American bands."
2015: System Of A Down perform at Chicago's Riotfest, which turns out to be just that. The band stops the show several times as frontman Serj Tankian asks fans to clear the way for the injured being taken out of the mosh pit. "We love playing these shows, but it's not worth one person getting hurt," says Tankian.
2016: A company called Sid Bernstein Presents brought suit against Apple Corps and Subafilms, Ltd for using footage of the 1965 concert at Shea Stadium which they say is their property. Promoter Sid Bernstein produced the 1965 show and booked The Beatles and the other artists who played on the bill and, although the Beatles' business enterprises obtained the copyright to the concert footage in that year, he always disputed their copyright claim.
2016: Andrew W.K., a well-known party animal, launches the Power of Partying speaking tour. Presented by his anti-political party, the Party Party, the first stop is Chicago.
2016: Foo Fighters’ ninth album, 'Concrete And Gold,' is released. The album’s lead single, 'Run,' topped the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart.

Sept. 16
1959: The first package tour organized by Dick Clark and veteran Rock 'n' Roll promoter Irvin Feld kicks off a 52 day run with Paul Anka, Lloyd Price, The Coasters, Duane Eddy, The Drifters, Annette Funicello and LaVern Baker.
1960: Johnny Burnette records the original version of 'You're 16,' which will rise to #8 in the U.S. Fourteen years later, Ringo Starr would take the same song to #1.
1963: 'She Loves You' by The Beatles was initially released by Swan Records in the U.S. Despite the song going to #1 in the UK, 'She Loves You' was ignored in the US until 1964 when it would reach the top of the US Pop chart.
1963: The Beach Boys release their 3rd studio album, 'Surfer Girl.' It reached #7 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart during its chart stay of 56 weeks, and features three Billboard Hot 100 hits - 'Surfer Girl' (#7), 'Little Deuce Coupe' (#15), and 'In My Room' (#23).
1964: The ABC TV music show 'Shindig' debuts featuring The Righteous Brothers, Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, Bobby Sherman and more.
1965: The Beatles' 'Eight Days a Week' is certified gold.
1965: The Rolling Stones kick off Shindig's 2nd season with '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.' The Byrds, Kinks and Everly Brothers also appear.
1966: Bassist Pete Quaife called it quits with The Kinks and was replaced by John Dalton. Quaife later returned, but finally walked out on the band in March 1969 and moved to Denmark.
1966: In Britain’s Houses of Parliament, Tom Drilberg asks Britain's House of Commons to officially “deplore” a magistrate who condemned The Rolling Stones as “complete morons...who wear filthy clothes.”
1967: The Beatles recorded 11 takes of 'Your Mother Should Know' at Abbey Road studios in London.
1967: Jimi Hendrix's debut album 'Are You Experienced?' entered the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it ends up staying for 106 weeks, including 77 weeks in the Top 40. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #15 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and two years later it was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in the United States.
1967: Neil Diamond's 2nd album, 'Just For You' is released. It reached #80 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. At some point, every track on it was released either as an A-side or a B-side of a single, with many of them becoming big hits: 'You Got To Me' (#18), 'Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon' (#10), 'Thank the Lord for the Night Time' (#13), 'Red Red Wine' (#62), and 'Shilo.' Curiously, the year-old hit 'Cherry Cherry' (from Diamond's first LP) also appears here, whilst the then-current hit 'Kentucky Woman' (#22) does not. 'Solitary Man' also re-appears in its 1966 version. This version would be re-released in 1970 and chart at #21. This was Diamond's first album consisting entirely of original material, and his final album for the Bang label.
1969: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.
1970: Led Zeppelin finally knocked The Beatles off their position as the UK’s most popular group in a Melody Maker magazine poll. The Beatles had won the poll for eight straight years. Melody Maker stopped publication in December, 2000 after 73 years.
1970: Jimi Hendrix made his last live performance when he joined Eric Burdon & War onstage at London’s Ronnie Scott Club. This is his last time on stage as he dies less than 72 hours later.
1971: The Who's 'Who"s Next' album goes gold.
1971: During a North American tour Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at Honolulu Civic Auditorium. Tickets cost $5.00. The Honolulu Star Bulletin wrote, “The real irony of Led Zeppelin’s two hour performance last night was that they played their own review in their last number, 'Communication Breakdown.' The show itself was marred by a generally sloppy performance on the part of the group, rather noisy behavior on the part of some of the 4,000 people in attendance, and a hot and sweaty atmosphere on the part of the good old poorly ventilated Civic Auditorium. The music was limp and uneven during all but a small part of the evening.”
1972: Rod Stewart had his second UK #1 album with 'Never A Dull Moment.'
1972: The Grateful Dead performed at the Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.
1972: John Lennon & Yoko Ono released 'Some Time in New York City.' The album came free with a second disc that featured a live performance where Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention backed them.
1972: Originally recorded by Sammy Davis Jr. in the late '50s, Three Dog Night take the "racial harmony" song, 'Black And White,' to #1, where it will stay for one week.
1972: Former Herd and Humble Pie guitarist Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig with his new backing band, Frampton’s Camel, opening for The J. Geils Band in New York.
1972: Wishbone Ash, Family, Steppenwolf, John Kay Band, Slade, Uriah Heep, Roy Wood and Wizzard, Wild Angels, Glencoe, Sunshine and Cold Comfort Farm all appeared at the Buxton Festival in Derbyshire, England.
1973: Genesis performed at Colston Hall in Bristol, England.
1974: Blue Oyster Cult played at the Paramount Theatre in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Supporting acts were KISS and Rush.
1974: John Lennon (with The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band) 'Whatever Gets You Thru The Night' b/w 'Beef Jerky' 45 single is released. It peaked at #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Cashbox Top 100. It also peaked at #36 on the British singles chart. It was the lead single for the 'Walls and Bridges' album in the US; in the UK it was released the same day as the album. This was Lennon's only solo #1 single in the United States during his lifetime, and Lennon was the last member of The Beatles to achieve his first American #1 solo hit. The recording featured Elton John on harmony vocals and piano. While in the studio, Elton bet Lennon that the song would top the charts, and such was Lennon's scepticism that Elton secured from him a promise to appear on stage at one of his performances should the record indeed hit #1. When the record did achieve that feat, Lennon appeared at Elton John's Thanksgiving performance at Madison Square Garden on November 28, 1974. It would be his last major concert appearance.
1976: AC/DC appeared at Rhein-Ruhr-Halle in Duisburg, Germany.
1977: The Talking Heads release their debut album, 'Talking Heads: 77.' It reached #97 in the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features the single 'Psycho Killer,' which reached #92 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2003, the album was ranked #290 on Rolling Stone magazine's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
1977: Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane's 'Rough Mix' album is released. It reached #45 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #45 on the UK Albums chart.
1977: Marc Bolan of T. Rex died in a car crash. The 29-year-old was killed instantly when the car driven by his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, left the road and hit a tree in Barnes, London. Miss Jones broke her jaw in the accident. The couple were on the way to Bolan's home in Richmond after a night out at a Mayfair restaurant. A local man who witnessed the crash said, 'When I arrived a girl was lying on the bonnet and a man with long dark curly hair was stretched out in the road - there was a hell of a mess.' Good friends Les Paul, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart attended his funeral.
1978: Boston's album 'Don't Look Back' goes to #1 on the album charts.
1978: During a UK tour Blondie played two shows at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, with guests The Boyfriends.
1978: The Grateful Dead ended their three night stand in Cairo, Egypt. They were the first Western rock band to perform in Egypt.
1979: The Who played at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1979: Rory Gallagher's 8th album, 'Top Priority' is released. It reached #140 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1980: Van Halen appeared at McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Arizona.
1981: The Kinks performed at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan.
1984: Deep Purple released their 11th studio album, 'Perfect Strangers.' It was the first album recorded by the reformed 'Mark II' line-up. It reached #5 on the UK charts and #17 on the Billboard 200. 'Perfect Strangers' was only the second Deep Purple studio album to be certified platinum in the U.S., following 1972's 'Machine Head.'
1985: KISS release their 13th studio album, 'Asylum.'
1988: Former Clash drummer Topper Headon was released from jail after serving 10 months of a 15-month sentence on a narcotics charge.
1988: Phil Collins lands his first leading role in a film, playing real-life criminal Buster Edwards in the box-office bomb 'Buster.' Musically, the movie isn't a bust, with two #1 hits on the soundtrack: 'A Groovy Kind Of Love' and 'Two Hearts.'
1989: U2 jammed with B.B. King on a boat in Sydney, Australia rented for the blues legends 64th birthday.
1989: The Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Mother's Milk' makes its debut on the U.S. album chart (#52). It contains a cover of Stevie Wonder's 'Higher Ground.'
1989: Bad English release the single, 'When I See You Smile.' It tops Billboard’s Hot 100 at #1 on November 11.
1994: The Spin Doctors and Gin Blossoms launch a fall tour in Austin, TX.
1996: R.E.M.’s 'New Adventures in Hi-Fi' album entered the album charts at #2.
1996: Pearl Jam played the first night on their 'No Code' tour at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Because of the band's refusal to play in Ticketmaster's venue areas, they were forced to use alternate ticketing companies for the shows.
1998: Lou Reed plays at a White House reception for Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel.
1998: A notebook belonging to former Beatles roadie Mal Evans containing the lyrics to 'Hey Jude' sold for 111,500 Pounds ($178,400) at a Sotheby's auction. Other notable items purchased were a two-tone denim jacket belonging to John Lennon that went for 9,200 Pounds ($66,110).
2002: Twisted Sister released the album 'Club Daze Volume II: Live In The Bars.'
2003: Ted Nugent was sued by a New Hampshire woman who claimed he fathered her eight-year-old son and hadn’t paid the necessary child support.
2003: Sheb Wooley, best remembered for his 1958 #1 hit, 'The Purple People Eater,' died of leukemia at the age of 82. As an actor, he appeared in more than 60 films, including 'High Noon' and 'Giant.' He also appeared as Pete Nolan in the television series 'Rawhide.'
2004: A coroner’s report was released which revealed that the late Rick James had nine different drugs in his system when he died the previous month. Those drugs included cocaine, methamphetamine and valium.
2005: A judge ordered Courtney Love to return to rehab for six months as part of her sentence for violating probation. Later, the rehab facility, Beau Monde International, charges that Love was treated at the firm’s oceanfront Newport Beach property for months and owes them $181,000. Beau Monde, according to its web site, offers spa and salon treatments, gourmet meals, poolside massages, and “luxurious fluffy robes and slippers” and only treats up to five clients at a time.
2005: Motley Crue’s Vince Neil slipped and tore his calf onstage during a concert in Atlanta at Philips Arena. It forces the group to end the show early. Neil is back on stage, against doctor's orders, two nights later.
2005: Nine Inch Nails cut short their tour opener in San Diego when drummer Jerome Dillon experiences chest pains midway through the band's set. Dillon is treated for an irregular heartbeat but his aliment is later attributed to "fatigue and exhaustion." After a two day break, Dillon rejoins the group.
2005: Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and Distillers singer Brody Dalle announce (through a rep) they are expecting their first child in January. They also confirm that they've became engaged.
2005: The Black Crowes hit the road for a six week run. The first stop is Colorado's Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
2005: CMT Crossroads featuring Bon Jovi and Sugarland premiered on CMT. Bon Jovi would have a hit with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland the following year with 'Who Says You Can’t Go Home.'
2006: Allman Brothers Band singer-keyboardist, Gregg Allman, and R.E.M. are inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
2006: Staind play a free acoustic gig in New York. The show is recorded for a DVD that's included in a greatest-hits package that's released later in the year.
2006: Bob Dylan went to #1 on the US album chart with ‘Modern Times.’ It was Dylan's first #1 since 1976's 'Desire,' and at 65, Dylan became the oldest living musician to top the Billboard albums chart. That record has since been broken by the 85 year-old Tony Bennett in 2011 with his 'Duets' album. The record also reached #1 in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland.
2007: Live's 'Radiant Sea: A Collection Of Bootleg Rarities And Two New Songs' is available on the band's tour stops and their website (to members).
2007: Bob Dylan headlines the third and final day of the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
2007: Buckcherry release their 4th album, 'Black Butterfly.' The set is named after a song that didn't make it on to the album. "In the big picture of the record that piece just didn't seem to fit," explains guitarist Keith Nelson. "We loved it and certainly it will see the light of day at some point." Also, Buckcherry launch their U.S. tour in Moline, IL. Shinedown and Saving Abel are along for the jaunt.
2008: Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament unfurls his debut solo album 'Tone' through the group's Ten Club and at select U.S. record stores. Ament says the 10-track effort is the result of him being "left to his own devices."
2008: Motown Records producer Norman Whitfield died from complications of diabetes at the age of 65. Whitfield also co-wrote such Motown standards as 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine,' 'War,' 'Just My Imagination,' "Cloud Nine,' 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' and 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg.'
2008: Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham releases his 5th solo album, 'Gift Of Screws.' Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie contribute to several tracks.
2008: Avenged Sevenfold issue 'Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough' DVD/CD set. The collection contains an 2008 concert in Long Beach, CA, while the CD features B-sides and cover tunes.
2009: Mary Travers (of Peter, Paul and Mary) dies of leukemia in Danbury, Connecticut, at the age of 72. The group won 5 Grammy Awards for 'If I Had a Hammer,' 'Blowin’ In The Wind,' and 'Peter, Paul and Mommy.' The singers also scored big hits with songs like the whimsical “Puff the Magic Dragon” and John Denver’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” Over the years they performed frequently at political rallies and demonstrations and Travers continued to perform at political events around the world as she pursued a solo career.
2009: The Beatles remastered catalog is a hit. Nielsen SoundScan numbers show The Beatles sold a combined 626,000 units in the U.S. during the catalog's first week out. 'Abbey Road' was the biggest seller. That takes The Beatles to 1.2 million in album sales for the year. 2009: The Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of 'American Idiot,' the musical based on Green Day's 2004 album, begins an eight-week run in Berkeley, CA. Originally planned as a five-week show, ticket demand following a preview a week-and-a-half earlier, results in extending the musical another three weeks.
2010: 'Timeless: The Photography of Julian Lennon' opens at New York's Morrison Hotel Gallery. "My dad (John Lennon) wasn't really a photographer, so it just allows me to breathe a little more," Lennon states.
2011: An exhibit of John Lennon's artwork opens in Princeton. "It was great that he had this talent of doing artwork because when we were in a conference with all the lawyers, and maybe 20 lawyers together, it's so boring," says Lennon's widow Yoko Ono. "And he would just start to do drawing." Proceeds from the show benefit the Mercer St. Friends Food Bank. 2011: Radical Christian group, the Westboro Baptist Church, pickets the Foo Fighters performance in Kansas City, MO. "The entertainment industry is a microcosm of the people in this doomed nation: hard-hearted, hell-bound, and hedonistic," writes Church leader Fred Phelps on the church's website. The band mocks the protesters by arriving at the concert on the back of a truck dressed as the characters from their homoerotic 'Hot Buns' video.
2011: Bluesman Willie “Big Eyes” Smith dies of a stroke at 75. In 1961, Smith became a regular member of Muddy Waters’ band, playing harmonica and drums. He later formed The Legendary Blues Band which toured with Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. In 2011, Smith won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
2012: The Sunflower Jam is held at London's Royal Albert Hall. The annual event raises funds for Sunflower, a UK cancer charity. Performers include Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Brian May of Queen, Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, Alice Cooper and Deep Purple's Ian Paice, whose wife Jacky founded the charity.
2013: Tim Lambesis, frontman for As I Lay Dying, is ordered to stand trial on charges that he solicited an undercover police officer to kill his estranged wife. Testimony comes from multiple sources including Lambesis' personal trainer who was approached by the singer to carry out the dirty deed. In court, the trainer explains that he reached out to police because "he didn't want to see an innocent person get murdered."
2013: Tired of listening to her roommate play The Eagles endlessly, Vernett Bader of North Charleston, SC grabs a serrated knife from the kitchen and stabs her male 65-year-old roommate repeatedly. Prior to the incident she requested he stop playing the group's music. Her roommate responded by telling her to shut up. The gent suffers wounds on his arm, hand and elbow. And here's the shocker, according to police, both parties appeared intoxicated.
2013: A souvenir booklet from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival signed by Jimi Hendrix fetched $6,500 on eBay. The artifact also included autographs from three members of the Mamas and Papas.
2014: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators release the 'World On Fire' album.
2015: Hollywood Vampires, fronted by Alice Cooper, actor/guitarist Johnny Depp and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, make their debut live performance at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood. They are backed by bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum (both ex-members of Guns N' Roses).
2015: Don Henley (The Eagles) receives a lifetime achievement award at the Americana Music Honors and Awards Ceremony at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
2015: Sotheby's announced that they would be auctioning Janis Joplin's pearl-white 1965 Porsche 365c 1600 Cabriolet next December. Joplin drove the car, painted with a kaleidoscopic Flower Power mural, until her death in October of 1970.
2016: Jerry Corbetta, keyboard player and lead vocalist for Sugarloaf, passed away at the age of 68. He had earlier been diagnosed with Pick's disease, which slowly destroys the nerve cells in the brain similarly to Alzheimer's disease. The band is most often remembered for 'Green-Eyed Lady,' #3 in 1970 and 1975's #9 hit 'Don't Call Us, We'll Call You.'
2016: Staind frontman Aaron Lewis rolls out his debut Country album, 'Sinner.'
2016: 'Popestar,' a covers EP that is “a short, to-the-point little gem right at the jugular," by Ghost is released. They also enlist a female bassist for their 'Popestar' North American tour that starts at Main Street Armory in Rochester, NY. In true Ghost fashion the musician’s identity is not disclosed (it turns out to be Megan Thomas from the New York-based all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band Lez Zeppelin).
2016: Rob Zombie rolls out his film '31' via Saban Films. He wrote and directed the horror film that stars Malcolm McDowell and Sheri Moon Zombie.
2017: NOFX, Bad Religion, and Flogging Molly launch Punk in Drublic (named after the NOFX album), a Punk and craft beer festival. It starts in Tacoma, WA.
2017: Corey Taylor is honored during the second annual Rock To Recovery benefit at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Rock To Recovery is a “transformative program for those in treatment and recovery.” The event is a fundraiser for Rock to Recovery, formed by KoRn guitarist Wesley Geer in ’12.

Sept. 17
1928: The BBC’s Brian Matthew was born. He was the British broadcaster and host of several music shows where the Beatles and so many of their peers performed on the radio airwaves during the 1960s. We can now hear his voice on the Beatles' 'Live at the BBC' and 'On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2' albums.
1931: RCA Victor unveiled its new invention, the 33 1/3 rpm long-playing or "LP" record at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York. It's a recording of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, performed by the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski. The company badly overprices the record players themselves, which started around $95 (about $1140 in today's dollars). This leads the new format to lie dormant for years until Columbia revives it in 1948.
1955: After DJs keep complaining that Les Paul's 'Magic Melody' single ends abruptly, Capitol Records releases the shortest single of all time, Les Paul's 'Magic Melody Part 2,' which is merely the final two notes of the old "shave and a haircut" tag. Released only as a promo, it lasts exactly one second.
1955: Actor James Dean made a public information film for TV, urging teenagers to drive safely. At the end of the month he would be killed in a high speed car crash.
1956: The BBC bans Bill Haley's new single 'Rockin' Through The Rye,' based on the 17th-century Scottish tune 'Comin' Through The Rye,' to avoid offending its Scots listeners.
1960: Sam Phillips officially opens the Sam C. Phillips Recording Studio at 639 Madison Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee with a lavish party attended by close to two hundred people. The state-of-the-art facility was meant to replace the original Sun Studio at 706 Union Avenue and would be the home of the Sun stable of artists until 1969, when it was sold to Mercury Records producer Shelby Singleton of Nashville.
1964: Charles Finley, who owns the Kansas City Athletics baseball team, pays The Beatles $150,000 to play a show at his Municipal Stadium. At the time it was more than any other act had ever been paid for a live show. Tickets cost $4.50. The Beatles add their version of 'Kansas City' to the setlist, marking their only American performance of the song.
1964: Police are called at a Rolling Stones gig at the ABC Theatre in Carlisle, England, after a trouble broke out with the 4,000 fans at the concert.
1966: The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine,' the Beach Boy's 'Wouldn't It Be Nice"'and the Hollies 'Bus Stop' are all in the Top 5.
1966: The Byrds album 'Fifth Dimension' enters the album chart.
1967: The Who's 'I Can See For Mile'” b/w 'Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hands' 45 single is released.
1967: Keith Moon of The Who rigs his bass drum to explode at the end of 'My Generation' during the group's appearance on CBS-TV's Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (taped two days prior but airing on this date), but he doesn't realize that the stage crew had already set the charge. The resulting explosion cuts Moon's leg, singes Pete Townshend's hair and gives him hearing damage, and startles fellow guests Bette Davis and Mickey Rooney.
1967: The Doors are asked to change the line "Girl, we couldn't get much higher" in their hit 'Light My Fire' on CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show. Lead singer Jim Morrison agrees, then sings the offending words anyway, angering the host and earning a lifetime ban from the show. The Doors also performed their new single 'People Are Strange.'
1967: Pink Floyd played at the Arcadia Ballroom in Cork, on the last night of an Irish tour.
1967: Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Chicken Shack and Long John Baldry all appeared at the Saville Theatre in London.
1968: Jerry Lee Lewis performed at the Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia.
1969: Stories begin running in both the U.S. and U.K. that said Paul McCartney was dead, having died in a car accident in Scotland on November 9, 1966. It also mentions that a double had been making appearances as Paul. McCartney and his girlfriend Jane Asher were on vacation in Kenya at the time.
1969: Pink Floyd played at the fabled Concertgebow in Amsterdam. This performance was part of 'The Man and the Journey' tour. This was a concept piece comprised of early Floyd songs, as well as material that would be included in the upcoming releases More and Ummagumma. It also featured performance art, such as the band being served tea onstage during the performance. It is a widely available, and popular bootleg. Also on the bill were Dream, and the Khapholous Light Show.
1969: Steve Miller Band released their 3rd album, 'Brave New World.' It reached #22 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1970: The Who comes to the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. They gave a performance of 'Tommy' plus some of their early hits, as encores.
1971: Led Zeppelin played the last of two nights at the Civic Center Auditorium in Honolulu, Hawaii, before heading off to Japan for five concert dates.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band performed at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.
1972: Yes appears at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida.
1973: The Grateful Dead played at Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, New York.
1973: Billy Joel records 'Piano Man.'
1973: Neil Diamond’s 'Hot August Night' continued it’s second run at #1, as part of a total of 29 weeks at the top.
1973: Led Zeppelin's 'D'yer Mak'er' b/w 'The Crunge' 45 single is released.
1974: The Ramones played at CBGB in New York.
1975: Mayor Stephen Juba of Winnipeg, Canada, declares today "Guess Who Day" in honor of its native sons.
1975: ‎Scorpions‬ released their 3rd studio album, 'In Trance.' ‪
1975: Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' album goes gold.
1976: The Sex Pistols performed a concert for inmates at the Chelmsford Maximum Security Prison in Essex, U.K.
1977: Rush appeared at the Seattle Center Coliseum in Seattle, Washington.
1978: Queen film the video for 'Bicycle Race' at Wimbledon Stadium, in the UK. It features 65 naked female professional models riding around the stadium's track on bicycles, which had been rented for the day. The rental company was reported to have requested payment for all the bike seats when they found out how their bikes had been used.
1978: AC/DC appear at Lehigh College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
1979: The Who returned to Madison Square Garden in New York for the fourth of a five night stint.
1979: ‪Judas Priest‬ released thier first live album 'Unleashed In The East.'
1980: Black Sabbath performs at the Prairie Capital Convention Civic Center in Springfield, Illinois.
1980: Phil Lynott's first solo album, 'Solo in Soho' is released. It was released while he was still in Thin Lizzy. It presents many different styles, AOR, pop, funk and hard rock into the mix.
1981: Hall & Oates 10th studio album, 'Private Eyes' is released. It reached #5 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #11 on the Billboard Top R&B LP chart. It also includes two Number one hits—the title track, 'Private Eyes' and 'I Can't Go for That (No Can Do),' as well as the Top 10 hit 'Did It in a Minute.' 'I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)' also spent a week at the top of the R&B charts.
1981: Blue Oyster Cult appeared at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1981: Fourteen years after the Ed Sullivan fiasco, Jim Morrison lands on the cover of Rolling Stone. "He's hot, he's sexy, he's dead," screams the headline. The accompanying article chronicles the renewed interest in the singer, who died a decade earlier, and his band. 'The Doors Greatest Hits' is awarded a platinum album (1,000,000 units shipped) the next day.
1982: The Grateful Dead played at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine.
1982: Phil Lynott released his 2nd solo album, 'The Philip Lynott Album.'
1982: George Thorogood and the Destroyers release their 'Bad to the Bone' single.
1983: ‪Def Leppard‬, ‪Motley Crue‬, Eddie Money and Uriah Heep played at ‎Jack Murphy Stadium‬ in ‎San Diego‬, California.
1983: 'Rant & Rave With The Stray Cats' enters the LP chart.
1983: Asia peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Don’t Cry' which was their second and final top 10 single in the U.S.
1984: John Waite's 'Missing You' hits #1 on the Billboard singles chart.
1991: Rob Tyner (lead singer for MC5) dies of a heart attack in Berkley, Michigan, at age 46. Tyner had originally auditioned to be their bassist. He was also known to scream “kick out the jams, motherfuckers” at MC5 shows. He changed his last name in tribute to the jazz pianist McCoy Tyner.
1991: ‪Ozzy Osbourne‬ released his 6th studio album, 'No More Tears.'
1991: Instead of putting it out as a double album, which they decide would be too expensive for fans, Guns N' Roses releases both' Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' on the same day. Over 4 million copies were simultaneously released for retail sale, making it the largest album ship-out in US history. Record stores open at midnight and each album ends up selling more than 7 million copies.
1991: Guns N' Roses 8th single, 'Don't Cry' is released.
1992: Frank Zappa's final professional public appearance is at the Frankfurt Festival in Germany. The one-time guiding force behind the Mothers Of Invention conducts the Ensemble Modern and receives a 20-minute ovation.
1994: Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots marries Jannina Castenada. The STP song 'Sour Girl' is about her.
1996: The Smashing Pumpkins open a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden in New York City on the world tour for its album 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.'
1996: Steve Vai released his 4th studio album, 'Fire Garden.'
1996: ZZ Top released their 12th studio album, 'Rhythmeen.'
1997: Fleetwood Mac begin their first tour in 20 years at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. The tour would produce a live album called 'The Dance.'
2000: Paula Yates was found dead from a suspected drug overdose. Yates was married to Bob Geldof and was the girlfriend of Michael Hutchence
2003: Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan presents a multimedia poetry performance in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Reading Series at the Art Institute of Chicago's Rubloff Auditorium.
2003: David Lee Roth “kicks his own ass” when he performs a very fast, complicated 15th-century samurai move and cracks his face with a long piece of wood he used as a staff during a concert in Philadelphia. Roth needs 22 stitches to his face and cancels the seven remaining dates of his solo tour.
2004: Miller Brewing Company celebrates 50 Years of Rock n' Roll with a New York City concert showcasing Cheap Trick, Lenny Kravitz, Velvet Revolver, The Darkness, James Brown and The Strokes. The two day show takes place at the Roseland Ballroom.
2004: Helmet begins a fall trek starting in Atlanta. They tour in support of their 'Size Matters' CD.
2004: Blue Oyster Cult announce that bassist Danny Miranda has left. He joins the Las Vegas production of the Queen stage musical, 'We Will Rock You,' with former bandmate John Miceli.
2005: Velvet Revolver perform during the opening celebrations at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York's Times Square. Festivities include the smashing of more than 100 Gibson guitars. Proceeds go to Peace Games, a nonprofit children's charity.
2006: The cartoon likeness of the White Stripes, along with the voices of Meg and Jack, appear in a surreal segment of 'The Simpsons.' Bart is a drummer who crashes into Meg's kit. Following a brief chase the Stripes end up on a garbage barge.
2006: It's the start of the Austin City Limits Music Festival Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Van Morrison and ex-Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan perform at the three day event.
2006: Rock guitarist Al Casey dies at age 69 in Phoenix, Arizona. Often worked with Lee Hazlewood ('The Fool,' 'Surfin' Hootenanny') and Duane Eddy (for whom he wrote the early hit 'Ramrod').
2006: The winners of an online talent contest to find who can perform the best version of Deep Purple's classic 'Smoke On The Water' get to perform the song with Purple vocalist Ian Gillian during his Las Vegas solo concert.
2007: Former Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell forms the Bells Are Ringing imprint. "I'm very excited to become part of this new independent trend where artists will have more creative freedom," says Farrell. "It allows me, the artist, to own my art." The label distributes Farrell's Satellite Party efforts, among others.
2007: While on tour Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin throws out the first pitch before an Arizona Diamondbacks' game in Phoenix.
2007: Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora checks into a rehab center in Sundance, UT. "Richie is continuing the on-going treatment he began in June," says his publicist.
2008: Europe release their album 'Almost Unplugged.' A year later a DVD version was released.
2008: Moving more than 490,000 copies in less than a week, Metallica's 'Death Magnetic' debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200. Metallica is the first band ever to have five albums debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 (U2, The Beatles and Dave Matthews Band each have four). 2009: John Fogerty is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in Nashville. The Association honors Fogerty as an exceptional songwriter, first with Creedence Clearwater Revival, then as a solo artist.
2009: A copy of the September 1966 issue of Datebook magazine signed by John Lennon sells at auction for $12,713. In that issue, Lennon is famously quoted saying The Beatles were "more popular than Christ," sparking a backlash from U.S. Christian groups (and the Vatican). Ironically, Lennon made the comments months earlier and they were published without notice. But when they were re-printed in Datebook all hell broke loose. A New York orthopedic surgeon makes the winning bid in an online auction.
2009: Avril Lavigne and Sum 41's Deryck Whibley go their separate ways after being married since 2006.
2010: The infamous 2007 Atlanta Waffle House altercation is finally settled. A Georgia court orders Kid Rock to pay $40,000 to Harlen Akins who filed a lawsuit following a late night drunken verbal exchange between Akins and Rock's entourage that quickly turned violent.
2011: Huey Lewis and the News play at the 54th Monterey Jazz Festival in California.
2011: The estate of Jimi Hendrix gave the go-ahead for another round of archival releases nearly 41 years to the day after the singer's death. The four new releases included an expanded version of his landmark Winterland concerts in 1968, a revamp of a 1972 live compilation, an upgraded DVD of his final U.K. festival gig, and a DVD reissue of some old talk-show appearances.
2011: AC/DC Scotland's Family Jewels opens in Glasgow, Scotland. The exhibit at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum features photos, instruments, concert posters, original lyric sheets and costumes.
2012: With nine days left in The Beach Boys 50th anniversary reunion tour, lead singer Mike Love announces that he and band member Bruce Johnston will continue touring under the group name without the other three current members: Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks. Squabbles ensue, and after tour, Wilson and Love, who are cousins, have no further contact.
2012: Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine gives a concert in Manhattan's Financial District to commemorate the one year anniversary of the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Park. "Hopefully today your eyes, ears, hearts and minds have been revolutionized by what you've seen and heard on the stage," says Morello.
2014: The Foo Fighters play their first crowdfunded concert at The National Theater. It's also their first Richmond, VA appearance in 16 years. Mayor Dwight C. Jones declares it Foo Fighters Day.
2014: The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late singer, presents a check for $100,000 to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to fund gastroesophageal cancer research.
2014: Killer Queen vodka is in stores. The premium spirit, produced by Stoli vodka, is a tribute to Queen's frontman Freddie Mercury and comes 40 years after the hit song 'Killer Queen' was released.
2014: Jackson Browne is honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
2015: Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus is seriously hurt in a motorcycle crash. His injuries - a broken shoulder blade, collar bone, six ribs, a toe, a bruised lung, lacerated liver and a concussion - force him to drop out of an Australian tour with his other band The Dead Daisies.
2016: The Kennedy Center responded negatively to a petition that sought to include former Eagles Don Felder, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner when the band receives the Kennedy Center Honors later this year. The Center's president, Deborah Rutter, issued a statement that read, "The Kennedy Center consulted with the Eagles and through that discussion, it was determined that the four band members who 'carried the torch', Don Henley, the late Glenn Frey, Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe Walsh, will be awarded the Honors. We appreciate that there will be some debate about who constitutes the Eagles. This determination does not discredit the contributions of former band members."
2016: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush are presented with a key to the city by Toronto mayor John Tory. Both were born and raised in Toronto and have a park in Willowdale named after them honoring their achievements over 40 years in the music industry.
2016: A plaque in Berlin honoring David Bowie is vandalized and stolen. Bowie lived in Berlin from ’76 to ’78. He recorded three albums there, including 'Heroes.'

Sept. 18
1955: The CBS variety show 'Toast Of The Town' is renamed what many people had been calling it all along, 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'
1956: Rock shows are banned at the US Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island, after a fight breaks out during a Fats Domino concert.
1957: Buddy Holly and The Crickets's hit #1 on the Billboard singles chart with 'That'll Be The Day.'
1957: 'The Big Record,' CBS-TV's answer to 'American Bandstand,' premieres with host Patti Page and guests Billy Ward & the Dominoes and Tony Bennett.
1959: The first 'Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars' tour kicks off with Lloyd Price, Duane Eddy, Paul Anka, Bobby Rydell, The Coasters and more.
1960: On his twenty-first birthday, Frankie Avalon is given $600,000 that he earned as a minor.
1964: The Beatles perform at the Memorial Coliseum in Dallas. An anonymous call to the police announces there is a bomb on the Beatles plane, which turns out to be a false alarm.
1967: The Beatles journey to the Raymond Revue bar in London to film the notorious "striptease" scene in 'Magical Mystery Tour.' Accompanying stripper Jan Carson is The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, playing a song called 'Death Cab For Cutie.'
1967: The Who 'I Can See For Miles' b/w 'Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hands' 45 single is released.
1968: The Beatles recorded 20 takes of ‘Birthday' at Abbey Road studios. Roadie Mal Evans added handclaps, and Yoko Ono and Pattie Harrison contributed backing vocals on the track.
1968: The Doors film a six-song set for Danish Radio Television at TV-Byen in Gladsaxe, near Copenhagen, Denmark. The program is simply called 'The Doors' but it’s come to be known as the Danish Television Special. Curiously, rather than perform 'Hello, I Love You' after 'Texas Radio' as they had been doing in concert for much of the year, the band chooses instead to perform 'Love Me Two Times.' The special was broadcast on October 30, 1968.
1968: Rush performed their first paying concert at The Coff-In United Church in Toronto. Their setlist included covers of Jimi Hendrix’s 'Foxy Lady,' Cream’s 'Spoonful' & 'Crossroads' & The Yardbirds’ 'Shapes of Things.' 'Crossroads' & 'Shapes of Things' were later recorded by Rush for their 2004 covers EP 'Feedback.'
1970: Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot's Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. He had taken 9 pills of the barbiturate vesperax and consumed alcohol that caused the oversose. Hendrix left the message "I need help bad man," on his managers answer phone earlier that night. Rumors and conspiracy theories grew up around Hendrix’s death. Eric Burdon claimed Jimi had committed suicide, but that’s contradicted by reports that he was in a good frame of mind. In 2009, a former Animals roadie published a book claiming that Jimi’s manager had admitted to him that he arranged the murder of Hendrix, since the guitarist wanted out of his contract.
1970: Black Sabbath release their 2nd album 'Paranoid' which goes on to sell four million copies in the U.S. and is one of the most iconic albums of all time. 'Paranoid' was originally titled 'War Pigs,' and the song 'Iron Man' was originally called 'Iron Bloke.' It reached #1 on the UK Albums chart, and features the 'Paranoid' single, which reached #4 on the UK Singles chart. When released in the U.S., it reached #12 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. In 2003, the album was ranked #130 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1970: Fleetwood Mac's 4th album, 'Kiln House' is released. It reached #69 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.This is the first of the post-Peter Green Fleetwood Mac albums, and their last album to feature Jeremy Spencer. Christine McVie was present at the recording sessions and contributed backing vocals and cover art, although she was not a full member of the band until shortly after the album's completion.
1970: Alice Cooper performed at Rainy Daze in Chesterfield, Missouri.
1970: Santana, Country Joe McDonald, and Bread appeared at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1971: Pink Floyd becomes the first rock act to perform at Montreux, Switzerland's Classical Music Festival.
1971: The Who's 'Who's Next' peaks at #4 on the LP charts but the single 'Won't Get Fooled Again' can't crack the Top 10 (peaks at #15).
1971: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio.
1971: Pink Floyd play the first of two nights at the Festival de Musique Classique, at the Pavillion de Montreaux, Montreaux, Switzerland. The show included a performance of 'Atom Heart Mother' with members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and choir.
1972: Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull entered the last of it’s 11-week run on the Aussie album charts.
1972: The Who, Mott The Hoople, The Faces and Atomic Rooster all appeared at The Oval Cricket grounds in London.
1974: John Lennon appears as a guest D.J. on New York radio station WNEW-FM.
1974: KISS appeared at the Electric Ballroo in, Atlanta, Georgia.
1975: The Allman Brothers Band played at The Spectrum in Philadelphia.
1976: Boston 'More Than A Feeling' b/w 'Smokin' 45 single was released.
1976: Peter Frampton wins Rock Personality of the Year and Fleetwood Mac gets the awards for Best Group and Best Album at the second annual Rock Music Awards.
1976: Fleetwood Mac just misses the Top 10 when 'Say You Love Me' peaks at #11.
1976: Queen headline a free concert in London's Hyde Park. An estimated 150,000 attend.
1976: 'Frampton Comes Alive!' is #1 in the US for the seventh of ten total weeks during April, July, August, September, and October.
1977: Yes performed at the Seattle Center Coliseum in Seattle, Washington.
1978: Neil Young and Crazy Horse kicked off a 23 date US tour at Cobo Hall in Detroit promoting the album 'Comes A Time.'
1978: The KISS Solo Albums: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley were released. The Solo Albums represented the first time ever that all the members of a band released solo works on the same day. All 4 albums shipped platinum.
1979: Greg Arama dies in a motorcycle accident at 29. In 1967, Arama was the original bassist and member of the Chicago band The Gang, which became The Amboy Dukes. Greg was the mastermind behind the bass line in the Dukes song 'Journey to the Center of the Mind.'
1979: The Who performed at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1979: Eagles 'Heartache Tonight' b/w 'Teenage Jail"' 45 single is released. The track was included on their album 'The Long Run' and released as a single in 1979. It reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in November of that year. Although it remained in the top position for only one week, the single sold 1 million copies. The recording also received a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The song originated from an electric jam session between Glenn Frey and Bob Seger who would visit Frey's home in Los Angeles whenever he was in town on tour. Frey and Souther wrote the first verse while listening to Sam Cooke songs. In the heat of jamming, Frey called Seger on the phone and sang him the verse. Seger then blurted out the chorus. According to Frey, "J.D. [Souther], Don and I finished that song up. No heavy lyrics-the song is more of a romp-and that's what it was intended to be."
1980: Yes appeared at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1980: The tenth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix' untimely death is marked by a multimedia event, featuring Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell, held at the Paradise Club in Amsterdam.
1981: The Doors' LP 'Greatest Hits' is certified platinum.
1981: The Who's 'Face Dances' is certified platinum.
1981: Dokken release their debut studio album, 'Breaking the Chains.'
1982: The Clash's 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go' peaks without entering the Top 40 though it has better luck on MTV.
1982: Twisted Sister released their debut album 'Under The Blade'
1982: Blue Oyster Cult performed at Weedsport Speedway in Syracuse, New York.
1983: KISS appeared without their make-up for the first time during an interview on MTV, promoting the release of their newest album, 'Lick It Up' on this day.
1983: Dokken release their 'Breaking the Chains' album in the U.S. It comestwo years after a European release.
1987: KISS release their 14th studio album, 'Crazy Nights.'
1987: The Grateful Dead played the third of five nights at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1990: Derek and the Dominos 'The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition' (Box Set) is released.
1995: Eric Clapton played nothing but blues standards at a Madison Square Garden show in New York City for his album 'From the Cradle.'
1995: The Spin Doctors and the Gin Blossoms are among the performers at Farm Aid VII in New Orleans.
1996: Julian Lennon successfully bid just over $39,000, for the recording notes for the song Paul McCartney wrote for him, 'Hey Jude' at auction from Sotheby's in London. John Lennon's scribbled lyrics to 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite' sell at the same event for $103,500.
1998: Aerosmith release 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' as a single. The song, written by Diane Warren, stays at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks.
1999: Carl Perkins Day is celebrated in the state of Tennessee.
2000: Papa Roach release their breakthrough single, 'Last Resort.' The track will go on to top the US Modern Rock Tracks chart.
2001: Alice Cooper released his 22nd studio album, album 'Dragontown.'
2004: 'The Rock Against Bush Tour' kicks off in Portland, OR. The trek features Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Midtown and Anti-Flag.
2006: Motley Crue perform at New York's Hard Rock Cafe as part of the Hard Rock company's worldwide 'Ambassadors of Rock Tour.' Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler makes a surprise appearance during the show. They perform a cover of The Beatles' 'Helter Skelter.' It's all for the Chris Farley Foundation, a charity set up by the family of the late comic actor to help fight substance abuse among young people.
2006: Carlos Santana and wife Deborah co-chair the U.S. edition of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 75th birthday festivities in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event benefits the Artists for a New South Africa organization, which seeks to fight the African AIDS crisis and supports human rights and democracy in South Africa.
2007: Santana performs at the Dream Concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event raises money for construction of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C.
2007: Nikki Sixx's biography, 'The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star,' is in bookstores. "It's given me some closure on a lot of different issues, to be able to discover, through the book, what was driving me," says the Motley Crue bassist. He makes a book store tour in L.A. to promote the book.
2007: The soundtrack to 'Into The Wild' is released. The music for the Sean Penn film is composed and performed by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder.
2007: Nine Inch Nails play Honolulu, the final stop on their 'Year Zero' world tour. It's also the last show with the current N.I.N. line-up. "At this point, I want to switch things around a bit," says founder/leader Trent Reznor. "I see other ways I can present the material in concert, more challenging, something new. I don't want it to go stale."
2007: '24/7/365,' a Led Zeppelin tribute album spearheaded by Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali is released. The set is dedicated to the memory of late Zep drummer John Bonham. 2007: 'Someone Like Me,' an Elton John documentary DVD is released. "The greatest thing about Rock N' Roll is that someone like me can be a star." From that classic Elton quote came the title.
2007: One month after the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley's passing (8/16/07) ABC broadcasts 'Elvis: Viva Las Vegas,' with a variety of artists playing tunes made famous by The King.
2007: Songs by Jackson Browne and ex-Talking Heads' David Byrne appear on 'The Simpsons: Testify.' The collection contains performances featured during the previous decade on FOX's animated comedy series.
2008: The Martin Guitar Company partners with John Mellencamp to create a special John Mellencamp Signature Edition Martin Guitar. It'snspired by Mellencamp's acoustic 12-fret parlor guitar he calls Maybell, believed to be one of the May Bell (or May-Bell) guitars built in the '20s and '30s. Martin donates a portion of the proceeds from sales to Farm Aid.
2008: Ex-Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg's Bumping Into Geniuses is in stores. The book recounts Goldberg's music business experiences including Courtney Love's impact on Nirvana. "Often she was just a mouthpiece for what Kurt himself wanted and didn't feel like asking for," writes Goldberg.
2008: Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder releases the single 'All the Way' as a tribute to the Chicago Cubs. Vedder, a lifelong Cubs fan who has attended Cubs fantasy camps for years, wrote the song after Ernie Banks requested that he write a song about the team.
2009: 'Under Great White Northern Lights,' a documentary about the White Stripes 2007 Canadian tour, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.
2009: Scott Weiland suffers an in-flight seizure that forces an American Airlines flight from LA to Miami to make an emergency landing at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. He is able to recover in time to perform at the launch of his new clothing line.
2010: Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder marries his longtime girlfriend Jill McCormick in Hawaii. They already have two daughters together.
2012: Down released the EP 'Down IV – Part I.'
2012: John Lennon is named the Ultimate Musical Icon of the last 60 years by NME. The music magazine conducted a readers' poll in conjunction with the publication's 60th anniversary. David Bowie is second.
2012: 'Dreaming And Kicking: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll', a memoir by Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, is in bookstores.
2012: 'Clockwork Angels: The Novel,' the companion work to Rush's album of the same name, written by Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart and sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson, lands at #18 on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction best sellers list.
2013: A booklet from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival signed by Jimi Hendrix sold for $6,500 on eBay. It also included autographs from three members of the Mamas and Papas.
2013: Roger Pope (frequent drummer for Elton John) dies of cancer in Southampton, England at the age 66.
2015: Annihilator released the album 'Suicide Society.'
2015: Former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate's Operation: Mindcrime release their debut album, 'The Key.'
2015: Chris Cornell releases his 4th and final solo album, 'Higher Truth.'
2015: The first solo album in over 20 years by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, 'Crosseyed Heart' is released. Netflix also premieres the Richards documentary 'Under The Influence.'
2015: The self-titled debut albums from Metal Allegiance, featuring Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), Alex Skolnick (Testament) and David Ellefson (Megadeth) is released.
2015: Devil City Angels, led by L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns release their self-titled debut album.
2015: Shinedown's 5th album, 'Threat To Survival' is released.
2015: The Who postpone the remaining dates of their 'Who Hits 50!' North American tour because frontman Roger Daltrey has viral meningitis and doctors order him to rest.
2015: Queen and Adam Lambert headline the opening night of Rock In Rio's 30th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Queen played the inaugural event in '85 with original lead singer Freddie Mercury.
2015: A tune called 'Love Song to the Earth,' billed as by Paul McCartney & Various Artists, debuted on Billboard's Pop Digital Songs chart at #36 with 11,000 first-week downloads.
2017: AFI‘s Davey Havok is PETA2 Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity. The annual voting competition selects the sexiest vegetarian celebrities.

Sept. 19
1958: Elvis Presley left Fort Hood, TX via train en route to Brooklyn, NY. After arriving in Brooklyn, he shipped off to Germany where he was stationed in the Army.
1960: Chubby Checker's version of 'The Twist' goes to #1, while the original version by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters reaches its peak chart position of #28. Checker's version of the song would top the charts again in 1962.
1963: Ann-Margret lends her voice to an episode of The Flintstones, where she appears as "Ann-Margrock."
1964: The Rolling Stones classic cover of 'It's All Over Now' stalls outside the Top 20.
1966: John Lennon flew to Spain to shoot the Richard Lester film 'How I Won the War.'
1966: The Lovin' Spoonful get their first #1 single with 'Summer In The City.'
1968: The Who began recording the album 'Tommy' at IBC Studio A, London
1968: In the studio, The Beatles started recording the song 'Piggies.'
1968: Steppenwolf's 'Born To Be Wild' sells over a million copies.
1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival start a four-week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'Green River.'
1969: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performed at the Fillmore East in New York.
1969: Child (featuring Bruce Springsteen) played the first of two nights at the Free University in Richmond, Virginia.
1969: Fleetwood Mac's 3rd studio album, 'Then Play On is released.
1969: Pink Floyd played at the Grote Zaal, De Doelen, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
1970: The first UK Glastonbury Festival took place featuring Marc Bolan, Ian Anderson, Keith Christmas, Quintessence, Amazing Blondel and Sam Apple Pie.
1970: Mott the Hoople played at Liverpool Stadium in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
1970: Neil Young’s 'After the Gold Rush' album entered the charts.
1970: The Stooges, MC5, and Alice Cooper appeared at The Warehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1970: The Rolling Stones’ final album for Decca Records, the live album 'Get Yer Ya-Yas Out!' debuted at #1 on the U.K. Album Chart.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band performed at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York.
1972: Badfinger appeared at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.
1973: Genesis played at The Olympia Theatre in Paris.
1973: The Allman Brothers Band played The Los Angeles Forum.
1973: The Rolling Stones perform at the Odeon Theatre in Birmingham, England.
1973: Gram Parsons died in Joshua Tree, California at the age of 26. The authorities were uncertain whether the former Byrd, Flying Burrito Brother and solo artist died of heart failure or a drug overdose. The official cause of death was an overdose of morphine and alcohol. In a strange twist, his coffin was stolen by two of his friends, manager Phil Kaufman and Michael Martin, a former roadie for The Byrds, and was taken to Cap Rock in the California desert, where it was set on fire, allegedly in accordance with Parson’s wishes. The two were later arrested by police, but only fined $750 for stealing a coffin, since there was no law against stealing a dead body. Parsons was a favorite of the critics and also became close friends with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
1974: Max Weinberg played with the E Street Band for the first time at Philadelphia’s Main Point.
1974: Eric Clapton receives a gold record for his cover of the Bob Marley song 'I Shot The Sheriff.'
1974: The self-titled 'Bad Company' goes gold on its way to becoming a #1 album.
1974: KISS appeared at the Electric Ballroom in Atlanta, Georgia.
1975: Queen signed a management deal with Elton John’s manager John Reid.
1976: Readers of the New York Times opened their papers and discovered a full-page ad placed by promoter Sid Bernstein asking The Beatles to reunite. Bernstein had previously put on The Fab Four’s shows at Shea Stadium in the mid-‘60s. He asked the band to do it as a “symbol of hope.”
1977: Rush play at the Paramount Theatre in Portland, Maine.
1978: Neil Young performs at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan.
1978: Linda Ronstadt's 'Living In The USA' ships double platinum.
1979: The New York Post announced “The Beatles are Back!” The premature announcement was based on rumors surrounding a benefit concert for Cambodian boat people.
1979: Bruce Springsteen, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, The Doobie Brothers, Poco, Tom Petty, Carly Simon and James Taylor were among the participants at the first No Nukes concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1980: Rush appeared at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
1981: In New York’s Central Park, a reunited Simon & Garfunkel performed for an audience of 400,000. The performance was recorded for a record and video release.
1981: Triumph releases their 5th studio album, 'Allied Forces.'
1981: The Rolling Stones album 'Tattoo You' started a nine-week run at #1 on the U.S. chart, the band's 9th US #1.
1982: Judas Priest with special guest Iron Maiden performed in Rockford, Illinois.
1982: Blue Oyster Cult appeared at the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
1984: KISS release their 32nd single, 'Heaven's on Fire.'
1984: Campaigning president Ronald Reagan praises singer Bruce Springsteen in Hammonton, New Jersey, saying in part: "America's future rests in a thousand dreams inside your hearts; it rests in the message of hope in songs so many young Americans admire: New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen. And helping you make those dreams come true is what this job of mine is all about." Reagan had mistaken the hit 'Born In The U.S.A' for a straight-forward patriotic anthem, when it is in fact a bitter cry of outrage at how poorly the United States treats its veterans.
1985: Dee Snider, Frank Zappa and John Denver testify before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee against the Parents Music Resource Center’s plans on demanding warning labels on albums. Frank Zappa says that, “The PMRC proposal is an ill-conceived piece of nonsense which fails to deliver any real benefits to children, infringes the civil liberties of people who are not children, and promises to keep the courts busy for years dealing with the interpretation and enforcement problems inherent in the proposal’s design.” John Denver says he is, “Strongly opposed to censorship of any kind in our society or anywhere else in the world” and Snider testifies that, “The full responsibility for defending my children falls on the shoulders of my wife and I, because there is no one else capable of making these judgments for us.” The musicians explain that this is censorship, but ultimately warning labels are ordered on albums containing explicit lyrics. The result: many of these album sell more because of the sticker.
1985: Accept record their Nagoya, Japan concert. It is released as the 'Kaizoku-Ban' EP later in the year.
1985: Bruce Springsteen performed at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum in Oakland, California.
1986: Megadeth release their 2nd studio album, 'Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?' album.
1987: Farm Aid was held at Lincoln, Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium. It featured performers John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Joe Walsh.
1987: The Grateful Dead performed at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1987: Billboard’s Hot 100 includes Sammy Hagar’s 'Give To Live' at #57, Billy Idol's 'Mony Mony' #43, Bryan Adams 'Victim Of Love' #35, Europe’s 'Carrie' #11, Whitesnake 'Here I Go Again' #4, and Los Lobos 'La Bamba' at #3
1988: Kix release their 4th studio album album 'Blow My Fuze.'
1988: Bon Jovi release their album 'New Jersey.'
1988: Anthrax release their 4th studio album 'State of Euphoria.'
1989: Lenny Kravitz releases his debut LP, 'Let Love Rule.'
1990: Eddie Vedder is selected as lead vocalist of what will become Pearl Jam after Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready hear his demo tape where he added vocals to three instrumental tracks the band had recorded.
1993: Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas is robbed at gunpoint outside a West Hollywood restaurant.
1994: The Stone Temple Pilots began a then-record fifteen weeks run on top of the Billboard Album Rock Tracks Chart with 'Interstate Love Song.'
1995: Down released their debut album, 'Nola.'
1997: The VH1 show 'Storytellers' airs live for the first time in an episode featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans.
2000: Rick and Barbara Springfield released a statement following his arrest on charges of spousal assault, saying they “will continue their relationship and raise their family.”
2003: Police were investigating reports that Paul McCartney scuffled with a photographer when the singer went to see magician David Blaine, who was in a plastic box dangling over the River Thames. The London Evening Standard said one of its photographers had clashed with McCartney resulting in a scuffle.
2003: A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash is bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. Cash wins Song of the Year for his cover of Nine Inch Nails' 'Hurt' and Album of the Year for 'American IV: The Man Comes Around,' the fourth in a series produced by Rick Rubin
2003: Cream bassist Jack Bruce undergoes a liver transplant after being diagnosed with liver cancer earlier in the summer. His body rejects the new organ, infection sets in and he suffers kidney failure. After remaining critical for weeks, Bruce stabilizes and makes a full recovery.
2004: The Guinness World Records released figures that showed that Status Quo have had more hit singles on the UK chart than any other band history. The group made the chart 61 times, dating from 'Pictures of Matchstick Men' in 1968 to 'You'll Come Around' in 2004. Queen was second with 52 hits, while The Rolling Stones and UB40 had 51 hits each.
2005: Bon Jovi perform at a Times Square theater to promote their new album 'Have A Nice Day' which is out the following day. The concert is beamed to more than 100 U.S. movie theaters and is available online.
2005: 3 Doors Down perform during halftime at the New York Giants-New Orleans Saints Monday Night Football game. The game, orginally scheduled to be played in New Orleans, was moved to Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster that hit the Big Easy.
2005: Black Label Society announce that it has parted ways with bassist James Lomenzo. The reason for the split is not disclosed. Former BLS member John 'J.D.' DeServio steps in for the fall U.S. tour.
2005: U2's Bono makes a surprise appearance during Pearl Jam's Toronto concert. They do a version of Neil Young's 'Keep On Rocking In The Free World.'
2006: Danny Flores, who played saxophone on The Champs' 1958, #1 hit, 'Tequila' passed away at the age of 77.
2006: Bob Seger's 'Face The Promise' album moves 150,000 copies in its first week to land at #4 on the Billboard 200. It's the best debut of any Seger album.
2006: Willie Nelson was charged with drug possession after being pulled over in Louisiana for a routine check. Police allegedly find 0.7 grams of marijuana and 91 grams of magic mushrooms on the country singer’s bus.
2007: 'Sweet Home Alabama' is chosen as the official slogan of Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel. "The phrase is cheerful, happy and warm," says Alabama Governor Bob Riley of the '74 Lynyrd Skynyrd song. "It brings a smile to your face."
2007: White Stripes frontman Jack White joins Bob Dylan onstage in Nashville for a performance of 'Meet Me In The Morning.'
2008: Special VIP tickets and backstage passes to a show on U2's upcoming U.S. tour are auctioned on eBay with proceeds going to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which supports children's cancer research.
2008: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM are seriously injured in a jet crash that killed four people. The plane hurtled off the end of a runway in South Carolina when a tire blew, engulfing the plane in flames. DJ AM died of an accidental drug overdose less than a year later.
2008: The Kings Of Leon release 'Only By The Night.' The album includes 'Sex On Fire' and another song titled 'Cold Desert.'
2008: Drummer Earl Palmer dies in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 83. Palmer’s list of work includes songs with The Beach Boys, Little Richard, Frank Sinatra, Ike And Tina Turner, The Monkees, Fats Domino, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, The Righteous Brothers, Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Tim Buckley, Little Feat, Elvis Costello and many, many more. He also played the theme song or incidental music for such television shows as 'I Dream of Jeannie,' 'Green Acres,' 'Ironside,' 'The Brady Bunch,' 'The Partridge Family,' 'The Odd Couple' and 'M.A.S.H.' He was also featured on the soundtracks of countless movies. In 2000, Palmer became one of the first session musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
2009: Alice In Chains' 'Check My Brain' begins an eight-week run at #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs Chart.
2010: John Lennon's son Julian told the press that he has ended his long-running feud with his half-brother Sean and his step-mother Yoko Ono, which started after the former Beatle was murdered in December, 1980. The trio battled in court for a share of the singer's estate, but Julian now said "Things are good between us. Whenever I'm in New York, we all get together."
2010: It's Frank Zappa day in Baltimore, the musician's hometown. The date marks the 25th anniversary of Zappa's infamous testimony on Capitol Hill, where the founder of The Mothers Of Invention stood his ground against Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center's (PMRC) crusade for music censorship. A stretch of road is re-named Frank Zappa Way and a Zappa statue is dedicated. "Frank's legacy rests in his uncompromising defense of the First Amendment and his uncompromising pursuit of excellence clearly demonstrated in the standards he set in all areas of music and the arts and sciences associated with it," writes Zappa's widow, Gail, in a statement. The dedication is part of a week long celebration of Zappa's life.
2010: Pink Floyd's Nick Mason, Radiohead's Phil Selway, Stewart Copeland and Coldplay's Will Champion take part in Sudan365's Beat for Peace campaign. The drummers help bring attention to the problems facing the African nation.
2012: Randy Bachman, of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, was named to Canada's Walk of Fame for the second time. He was also inducted in 2001 as a member of The Guess Who.
2012: The Dave Matthews Band sees their album 'Away From the World' debut at #1 on the Billboard albums charts. This continues the band's unbroken winning streak of six #1 albums on the Billboard 200.
2013: The Recording Academy named Carole King as the MusiCares person of the year. The presentation would be made during the 2014 Grammy Awards week.
2013: 'Dream Theater: Live At Luna Park,' a concert film, is in theaters worldwide. It chronicles the band's concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the final leg of the 'A Dramatic Turn Of Events' world tour.
2014: The Clowns 3D with Music by Slash maze attraction debuts during Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights. "(I) was inspired to partner with Universal Studios Hollywood because they are the founders of creating extreme horror," says Slash.
2014: Alice's Attic and Thrift Store, owned by Alice Cooper, opens in Phoenix. Cooper, a self-confessed thrift store 'shopaholic' dedicates a portion of the proceeds to his Rock Teen Center.
2014: Mr. Big released their 8th studio album, '...The Stories We Could Tell.'
2015: Opeth perform a one-off show at the Roman Theatre in Bulgaria with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra.
2015: The 30th anniversary Farm Aid show has Imagine Dragons, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews. Founded in '85, this edition takes place at First Merit Bank Pavilion outside of Chicago.
2015: The UK TV show 'It Was Alright in the '60s' shocked Beatles fans when it broadcast black and white footage of John Lennon ridiculing disabled people during a performance. In the clip Lennon encourages the screaming crowd to clap their hands and stomp their feet, while he speaks with a speech impediment and makes awkward clapping and stomping movements.
2015: The Beatles first record contract is sold at auction in New York for $75,000. It was signed in '61 when the quartet served as Tony Sheridan's backing band, The Beat Brothers, for the single 'My Bonnie.'

Sept. 20
1957: Buddy Holly's 'Peggy Sue' b/w 'Everyday' single is released. The song went to #3 on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1957, and is ranked #194 on the Rolling Stone magazine's 2004 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1964: The Beatles wrapped up their American tour with a charity show in Brooklyn, New York. Bob Dylan visited them backstage and later introduced the band to pot. The audience of 3,682 each paid $100 a ticket.
1965: The Animals record 'It's My Life.'
1966: George Harrison journeyed to India to meet with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for the first time.
1968: Led Zeppelin (recording under the name of The Yardbirds) started recording their debut album at Olympic Studios in London, England. The album took only about 36 hours of studio time to complete with most of the tracks being recorded 'live' in the studio with very few overdubs.
1968: The Amboy Dukes performed at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1969: The #1 album on both the American and British album charts was Blind Faith’s self-titled LP, the only album by the super-group that included Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Ginger Baker.
1969: Pink Floyd performed two shows (9 and 11 PM) at Concertzaal de Jong, Groningen, The Netherlands, supported by Dream.
1969: Associated TV (ATV) gains control of The Beatles' Northern Songs publishing company for approximately one million British pounds.
1969: During a meeting in London between John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Lennon announced he was leaving The Beatles. Lennon agrees to not make an official announcement at this time. The recording of 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' marks the last time all four Beatles were together in the same studio.
1969: UK music paper Melody Maker readers poll results were published. Winners included Eric Clapton who won best musician, Bob Dylan best male singer and best album for Nashville Skyline. Best group went to The Beatles, Best single went to Simon and Garfunkel for 'The Boxer' and Janis Joplin won Best female singer.
1969: Credence Clearwater Revival reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart for the first and only time with 'Bad Moon Rising' which spent three weeks on top.
1970: Jim Morrison was found guilty of indecent exposure and profanity. However, The Doors frontman was acquitted of charges of “lewd and lascivious” behavior. The incident happened a year and a half earlier during a concert at The Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove, Florida. At his trial at the Dade County Courthouse in Miami, Judge Goodman sentenced Morrison to six months hard labor and a $500 fine for public exposure and sixty days hard labor for profanity. The sentence was appealed, but Morrison was never brought to trial, as he would die in Paris France on July 3, 1971.
1970: An event called the Berlin Airlift was held at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, headlined by Grand Funk Railroad. Also on the bill, the Allman Brothers Band, Pacific Gas & Electric, Crow, and many local bands.
1971: Peter Frampton quit Humble Pie to start his solo career. His debut album, 'Wind of Change,' followed the next year.
1971: Chicago enters the Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York to begin recording their 4th studio album, and first single album release, 'Chicago V.' Recorded just before Chicago at Carnegie Hall was released in the fall of 1971, 'Chicago V' was cut in just over a week and held over for release until the following summer.'Chicago V' was released on July 10, 1972. It topped the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart for nine weeks, bolstered by the #3 Billboard Hot 100 hit, 'Saturday In The Park.'
1972: Police raided Paul and Linda McCartney’s farm, where they uncovered a crop of cannabis. The judge in his case had never seen a cannabis plant, so he took a good look at it and fined McCartney 100 pounds.
1973: Jim Croce died after his twin-engine plane ran into a tree shortly after taking off. He and Maury Muehleisen, his lead guitarist, both died in the crash, along with the members of the plane's crew. After playing a concert at North-western State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, he was on his way to a concert in Sherman, Texas. He was just 30 years old. Croce's biggest hit 'Time In A Bottle' hits #1 14 weeks later.
1973: Grand Funk Railroad own the #1 spot on the pop chart with 'American Band.'
1973: Neil Young and Crazy Horse open L.A.'s newest club, The Roxy.
1973: King Crimson played at the Capitol Theatre in Montreal, Canada.
1974: Aerosmith performed at Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida.
1975: Bruce Springsteen released the single 'Born to Run.' The anthem became his first Top 40 hit, peaking at #23.
1975: David Bowie’s 'Fame' was #1 on the singles chart. The song was co-written with John Lennon.
1975: Bad Company peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Feel Like Makin’ Love' which was their 2nd and final top 10 single in the U.S.
1976: Ringo Starr's 'A Dose Of Rock 'N' Roll' b/w 'Cryin' 45 single is released. It peaked at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of November 6, 1976. It features Peter Frampton on guitar and Dr. John on keyboards.
1976: The Sex Pistols headline the 100 Club Punk Festival in London. Siouxsie & The Banshees also perform. Their drummer is Simon John Ritchie (a.k.a. John Beverly) who later morphs into the Sex Pistol's bassist Sid Vicious.
1976: AC/DC release their 3rd studio album 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.' The album has been certified 6x Platinum in the United States, and is the third highest sold album by AC/DC in the US after 'Highway To Hell' and 'Back In Black.'
1976: The Stills–Young Band 'Long May You Run' album is released. It reached at #26 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1977: Ringo Starr releases 'Ringo The 4th.'
1977: Yes played at Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon.
1978: Yes release their 9th studio album, 'Tormato.'
1978: Bob Dylan appeared at the Boston Garden.
1978: The Who's 'Who Are You' album gets the gold record certification.
1978: Devo's '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' b/w 'Uncontrollable Urge (Edit)' 45 single is released.
1980: Queen started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'The Game,' the group's only US #1 album.
1980: Ozzy Osbourne's solo debut album, 'Blizzard Of Ozz' is released in the U.K. The album wouldn’t be released in the U.S. until March of the following year. The set features 'Crazy Train' and 'Suicide Solution,' which was written in part by Ozzy's bass player, Bob Daisley, as a comment on the singer's alcohol and drug abuse.
1980: Roger Daltrey’s 2nd single from his 'McVicar' LP hits the U.S. charts. The gentle ballad 'Without Your Love,' a cover of a Billy Nicholls’ song from Pete’s Meher Baba tribute LP 'With Love,' becomes Roger’s biggest solo hit in the U.S. peaking at #20 in Billboard and #23 in Cash Box. The flip side is 'Escape Part 2.'
1982: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts 'I Love Rock and Roll' goes gold.
1982: Dire Straits 4th album, 'Love Over Gold' is released. It reached #19 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. 'Private Investigations' was released as the lead single from the album in UK and reached #2 on the UK chart. In the US, 'Industrial Disease' was the lead single, reaching #75 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1982: The Grateful Dead performed at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1983: Former Blind Faith members Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton were among the performers at the ARMS benefit concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The concert raised money for research into multiple sclerosis.
1985: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 'Southern Accents' goes platinum.
1985: Icon released their 2nd album, 'Night of the Crime.'
1985: Guns N' Roses played The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA.
1986: Huey Lewis & The News' 'Stuck With You' reaches #1 for a three week stay.
1988: Bulletboys release their self-titled 1st album.
1989: Aerosmith Prelease the sigle 'Janie's Got a Gun.' It eventually peaks at #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
1991: Nirvana kicks off a six-week U.S. tour.
1992: Pearl Jam play a free concert called 'Drop In The Park' at Seattle's Magnuson Park. 20,000 attend. 3,000 Rock The Vote registrations are collected.
1992: Patty Smyth's duet with Eagles' drummer Don Henley, 'Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough,' peaks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it would stay for the next six weeks. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Pop Vocal, Duo or Group, but lost to Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson's rendition of 'Beauty And The Beast.'
1994: The Dave Matthews Band released 'Under the Table and Dreaming.' The album featured their first commercial hits 'What Would You Say,' 'Satellite,' and 'Ants Marching.' The album was dedicated to Matthews’ older sister Anne, who was killed by her husband in 1994 in a murder-suicide.
1997: Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' video was cited as one of the reasons American teenager Barry Loukaitis had snapped into a violent rage that left three people dead. Defence attorneys took the unprecedented step of playing the video in a Washington court.
1999: David Bowie released his new album 'hours…' for download in its entirety on his Web site, becoming the first rock artist to do so.
1999: Yes released their 18th studio album, 'The Ladder.' It reached #99 on the Billboard 200 Top album chart and #3 on the Top Internet Albums chart. It is the only Yes album with keyboardist Igor Khoroshev as a full time member, and the last with guitarist Billy Sherwood (also, the only one in which he did not play keyboards). Sherwood has since re-joined the band after the death of Chris Squire.
2003: Rocker Melissa Etheridge exchanged vows with her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, in California, despite a law preventing same-sex marriages.
2003: Fire destroys a lodge on Chuck Berry's Wentzville, Missouri, estate (arson is the cause, but no one is ever arrested for the crime.)
2004: Billy Joel gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2004: Green Day release their album 'American Idiot.'
2004: Doro releases her 9th studio album, 'Classic Diamonds.'
2005: INXS selected J.D. Fortune to be their front man in the final episode of the reality series 'Rock Star: INXS.' INXS held auditions in six continents as part of a reality TV series.
2005: The benefit concert 'From The Big Apple To The Big Easy' is held in New York's Madison Square Garden in order to raise funds for the Gulf Coast cities and towns devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Among others, Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz and Elton John perform at this charity concert.
2005: Bon Jovi's 9th studio album, 'Have A Nice Day" is released. The album debuts at #1 in 15 countries but only makes it to #2 during its first week on the U.S. survey.
2005: Motorhead released their 9th live album, 'BBC Live & In Session.'
2005: Disturbed release their 3rd studio album, 'Ten Thousand Fists.'
2005: Anthrax released the live album 'Alive 2.'
2005: Godsmack, Motley Crue and Kid Rock contribute framed gold and platinum albums for a online charity auction to raise funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation's ongoing efforts in leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.
2005: Jimmy Page is honored for his charity work with underprivileged young people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page helps support Casa Jimmy, a shelter for orphans, teenage mothers and other poverty-stricken young people that is administered by the Task Brazil organization.
2006: The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards said he’d finally given up drugs...because they’re not strong enough. “I think the quality’s gone down,” he said.
2006: The Rolling Stones add yet another North American leg to their highly successful 'A Bigger Bang' tour. The two month trek starts in Foxborough, MA. It was their first American appearance since Keith Richards fell out of a palm tree in Fiji and had to have brain surgery.
2006: Jet kick off a North American jaunt in support of their sophomore effort, 'Shine On.' The first stop is Austin, TX.
2007: Roger Waters and Jon Bon Jovi perform at a gala celebrating the 10th anniversary of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation in New York. Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, are honored for their support of the organization. The foundation provides instruments and music-education services to children.
2007: Ozzy Osbourne and Slash are in videos produced by MusiCares and the MusiCares MAP Fund to help bolster awareness about the perils of drug and alcohol addiction.
2008: The 2008 Farm Aid benefit concert is held in Mansfield, MA. This is the first time the event takes place in New England. Farm Aid co-founders John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Willie Nelson are the headliners - as usual. The Pretenders and Jerry Lee Lewis also take the stage. The seven-hour event airs on DirecTV's The 101 Network.
2009: Pearl Jam release their 9th studio album, 'Backspacer.'
2010: Metallica releases 'Six Feet Down Under,' a limited edition eight-song EP in honor of their tour of Australia and New Zealand. It has live recordings from the band's previous tours in the region.
2010: Weezer's secret show in L.A. features actor Jorge Garcia, whose character Hurley on the TV series 'Lost,' inspired both the title and cover of the band's 2010 album. Garcia joins the band onstage for a duet with River Cuomo on 'Make Believe.'
2010: The man whose tough discipline led a handful of former students to use his name as the inspiration for their band's moniker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, passes away at 77 in Jacksonville, FL. Leonard Skinner, a Florida high school teacher, stayed connected through the decades though he never accepted the band's lifestyle or career choice.
2011: SuperHeavy (Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Soul songstress Joss Stone, Indian composer/producer/singer AR Rahman, Reggae's Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley and former Eurhythmics guitarist Dave Stewart) issue their self-titled debut album.
2011: Nirvana's landmark 1991 album 'Nevermind' is reissued as a deluxe 5-disc edition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the record's original release.
2011: Promotional posters for the Lou Reed/Metallica album 'Lulu' are banned from London's Underground (subway) because they look too much like street graffiti. The poster features a woman's bust with a female mannequin's head and the word 'Lulu' drawn in burnt red paint. "What would Andy Warhol or Jean Michel Basquiat say of this type of frivolous censorship," asks Reed.
2011: Kings Of Leon frontman Jared Followill crashes his car into the garage door of a neighboring house, which he owns and is uninhabited. Followill says he did it on a dare. "I wasn't drinking. The house is going to be demolished. Why does the construction company get to have all the fun?"
2011: Paul McCartney is named MusiCares 2012 Person of the Year. Founded by the Recording Academy, MusiCares provides relief to musicians in times of need. "Paul McCartney exemplifies the phrase 'artist/philanthropist'," says Grammy President Neil Portnow in a statement.
2011: Photographer Robert Whitaker dies of cancer in Sussex. Whitaker took photos of The Beatles, including the infamous "butcher block" cover for 'Yesterday And Today,' which had the band dressed in white lab coats sitting amongst slabs of raw meat and decapitated dolls. The cover was pulled and replaced with a more conventional band photo. The original cover is a collectors item.
2012: The former north London home of the original band members of Pink Floyd was bought by a Singaporean developer. Sham Masterman, who admitted not being a big fan of the rock band, bought the Highgate house and the one next door for £1.2m each. Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Syd Barrett had all lived in the house in the 1960s. The previous owner, lighting technician Mike Leonard, was landlord and friend to the band and even inspired their earliest name, Leonard's Lodgers.
2013: 'A Night With Janis Joplin' previews at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. Written and directed by Randy Johnson, the production stars Mary Bridget Davis as Joplin.
2013: Black Sabbath are among those honored for their achievements in horror and sci-fi entertainment at Universal Studios annual Eyegore Awards in Hollywood.
2013: Howard Scott King claims he originated the design of Tommy Lee's rollercoaster drum set and seeks $400,000 in damages. The lawsuit against the Motley Crue drummer is dismissed three months later.
2014: Kings Of Leon's two day Music City Food and Wine Festival, kicks off in Nashville's Walk of Fame Park.
2015: U2's concert at The Globe Arena in Stockholm is postponed over security concerns. The show is rescheduled.
2015: The Foo Fighters bail on performing at the Emmy Awards in L.A. when the FOX network refuses to allow the group to play an entire song despite their winning two Emmys for the TV series 'Sonic Highways' (Outstanding Sound Mixing and Outstanding Sound Editing).
2015: Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) begins an acoustic tour at L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall. $1 from every ticket sold goes to the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation.
2016: Elton John admitted during an appearance on the UK TV show 'Good Morning Britain' that he was considering retiring from recording. He told the audience, "My records don't sell anymore because people have enough Elton John records in their collection. I love making them, but it's someone else's turn now."
2016: During an interview on CBS This Morning Bono states that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has “hijacked the party, and I think he’s trying to hijack the idea of America. This is really dangerous.”

Sept. 21
1956: Pittsburgh city officials barred Elvis Presley from Syria Mosque, except for one previously scheduled show, because of the damage done to the auditorium by teenage audiences.
1957: Elvis Presley's longtime guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black leave the King's band, dissatisfied over being denied pay raises by manager Colonel Tom Parker. Drummer D.J. Fontana stays on.
1961: After playing a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, The Beatles played Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool later that evening with Gerry & the Pacemakers and Rory Storm & the Hurricanes.
1964: The Beach Boys first and only EP, 'Four By The Beach Boys' is released. It contained only songs from the album 'All Summer Long.' The lead track 'Little Honda' peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 while "Wendy" peaked at #44.
1965: In San Francisco, The Jefferson Airplane opened for Lightnin’ Hopkins at The Matrix folk club.
1965: The Moody Blues take part in the 'Pop From Britain' concert at Royal Albert Hall in London, making their first major performance. They had recently signed with The Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who got them the gig.
1966: Jimmy Hendrix changes his name to Jimi at the urging of his manager Chas Chandler.
1968: Jimi Hendrix releases the single for 'All Along The Watchtower.' The Bob Dylan cover becomes his only Top 40 hit single, topping out at #20.
1968: Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum gave its Beatles statues their 5th hair and clothes makeover in four years, all in keeping with the lads’ taste for hippie fashions.
1968: Deep Purple hit #4 on the US singles chart with their debut single, a cover of Joe South's 'Hush.'
1968: The Beatles get to #12 with the single version of 'Revolution.'
1968: Janis Joplin announces her upcoming departure from her band Big Brother & the Holding Company. Joplin joined the psychedelic San Francisco band in '66.
1968: Vanilla Fudge with the Buddy Rich Orchestra played The Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1969: Pink Floyd appeared at Het Kolpinghuis in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
1969: The James Gang played at the Ingman Room, in the Student Union at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.
1970: The Who performed at Vejlby-Risskov Hallen in Aarhus, Denmark.
1971: Paul McCartney's 'Another Day' and 'Uncle Albert - Admiral Halsey' are certified gold.
1971: The first episode of the BBC TV music show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' airs. The show includes film clips of Jimi Hendrix from Monterey Festival playing 'Wild Thing,' Bob Dylan playing 'Maggies Farm,' plus America and Lesley Duncan 'live' in the studio. The showends up running from 1971 to 1987. The show took its name from a Tin Pan Alley phrase from years before. When they got the first pressing of a record they would play it to people they called the old greys—doormen in grey suits. The songs they could remember and whistle, having heard it just once or twice, had passed the old grey whistle test.
1972: Yes performed at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
1973: The Grateful Dead appeared at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1973: Neil Young played at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles.
1973: Thin Lizzy released their 3rd studio album, 'Vagabonds of the Western World.'
1974: Canada's Bachman-Turner Overdrive release 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet,' which will become their 3rd US Top 30 entry and their only #1.
1974: The Rolling Stones' 'It's Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It)' hits #16.
1975: The Allman Brothers Band performed at the Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.
1976: ZZ Top appeared at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1977: Rush played at the Paramount Theatre in Portland, Oregon.
1977: The Doobie Brothers 'Echoes Of Love' b/w 'There's A Light' 45 single is released. From the album 'Livin' on the Fault Line,' it reached #66 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1978: Yes performed at Olympia Stadium in Detroit, Michigan.
1978: The Ramones released their 4th studio album, 'Road to Ruin.'
1979: U-N Secretary General Kurt Waldheim made an appeal to The Beatles to reunite to benefit the Vietnamese boat people.
1979: Foghat release their 8th studio album, 'Boogie Motel.'
1979: Cheap Trick release their 4th studio album, 'Dream Police.' It reached #6 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1979: The iconic cover of The Clash's 'London Calling' album is shot at The Palladium in New York City. The photo was taken by Pennie Smith who didn’t want the photograph to be used because she thought it was out of focus. The cover is considered one of the best album covers of all time.
1980: Blue Oyster Cult played at the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1980: Having left his longtime label, MCA, Elton John signed a contract with David Geffen’s new label, Geffen Records, which gained exclusive rights to release his recordings worldwide. The six-year relationship was not a happy one, with Elton only enjoying two Top 10 hits during this period.
1980: During a North American tour, Bob Marley collapsed while jogging in New York's Central Park. After hospital tests he was diagnosed as having cancer. Marley played his last ever concert two nights later at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1982: The Go-Go’s played at Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida.
1983: Rush performed the 3rd night of a five gig stint at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
1983: Gary Moore released his 2nd live album, 'Live at the Marquee.'
1983: Billy Joel's 'Tell Her About It' hits #1 on the singles chart.
1984: Bruce Springsteen performed at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1984: Rush filmed their concert at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens which would later be released as 'Grace Under Pressure Tour 1984.'
1985: On the back of its creative MTV-baiting video, Dire Straits went to #1 with their single 'Money for Nothing.' Inspired by a shopping trip to an appliance store, group leader Mark Knopfler composes the lyrics based on the critical comments he overhears a guy spew while watching display TVs all tuned to MTV.
1987: American jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius died from injuries sustained in a fight. Pastorius was trying to enter the Midnight Bottle Club in Wilton Manors, Florida1987) , (where he'd been banned), and became involved in a fight with a bouncer, Pastorius fell into a coma and was put on life support. In 2006, Pastorius was voted "The Greatest Bass Player Who Has Ever Lived" by readers in Bass Guitar magazine. Was a member of Weather Report and worked with various acts including Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock.
1988: Anvil released the album 'Pound For Pound.'
1989: The Bangles announced that they were to split seven months after scoring a #1 hit with 'Eternal Flame.'
1990: Drummer Dave Grohl arrives in Seattle to audition for Nirvana. He gets the gig.
1991: Status Quo played four British arenas in 11 hours (Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham and London). The Guinness Book of World Records was on hand to confirm it was a record.
1991: 'Roll The Bones' from Rush hits the charts.
1991: Dire Straits entered the U.K. Album Chart at #1 with their 6th and final album, 'On Every Street' which spent one week on top.
1992: Parlophone Records released 'Creep' by Radiohead. The single didn’t chart but featured in the majority of critics lists at the end of the year.
1993: Nirvana release their album 3rd and final studio album, 'In Utero.' It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. 'All Apologies' was nominated for 1995 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and for Best Rock Song.
1993: Bad Religion release their 7th full-length studio album 'Recipe for Hate.' This album was originally released on Epitaph Records, but was quickly reissued by their now-former label Atlantic.
1993: Scorpions released their 12th studio album, 'Face the Heat.'
1996: Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher walked out of the band in the middle of their American tour. He was reported to have fought with his brother, singer Liam Gallagher, in their hotel room. Noel claimed to be tired of “touring s***holes.”
1996: 'Stupid Girl' from Garbage, peaks at #24 on the U.S. pop chart.
1996: Paul Simon begins holding auditions for his new musical 'The Capeman,' which will recount the true story of Puerto Rican, Salvador Agron, a New York gang member who was convicted of murdering two teenagers in 1959. Chosen to play the lead role is 28 year old Marc Anthony. Plagued with problems from the outset, the show is still remembered as one of Broadway's biggest flops.
1998: Sheryl Crow's 3rd album, 'The Globe Sessions,' is out. The album was recorded at and named for the sessions recorded at Globe Recording Studio in New York.
1999: An HBO live music show called 'Reverb' makes its debuts with performances from Alanis Morissette and Everlast.
1999: Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails earns the first #1 in its career, as 'The Fragile' debuts at the top of The Billboard 200.
1999: Chris Cornell releases his 1st single 'Can't Change Me' from his 1st solo album 'Euphoria Morning,' also released on this day.
2000: Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks reform as Genesis for a one-off performance at the London Hilton during the British Music Roll of Honour gala, organized by the Music Managers Forum. The act's manager, Tony Smith receives the Peter Grant Award for outstanding achievement at the event.
2001: The benefit concert 'America: A Tribute To Heroes,' airs on most major TV networks, raising over $128 million for victims of the September 11 attacks. Performers include Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Sting, U2, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Willie Nelson and Celine Dion. Accepting pledges over the telephone were Robin Williams, Meg Ryan, Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Jack Nicholson, Goldie Hawn, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kurt Russell, Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg and many more. The broadcast and soundtrack album helped raise over $128 million for the victims and their families.
2003: Duran Duran launch a comeback tour with a sold out San Francisco concert.
2004: John Fogerty released 'Deja Vu All Over Again,' his first new album in seven years. It will peak at #23 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart.
2004: Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), is denied entry into the United States when he shows up on a terrorist watch list, accused of funding terror groups. Islam was aboard a plane headed from London to Washington, when it was learned he was on the list; the plane is diverted to an airport in Maine and Islam sent back to England the next day. A week later, the Los Angeles Times publishes a scathing editorial from Islam, who deplores the "indiscriminate" screening process.
2005: Billy Joel gets a star on Hollywood`s Walk of Fame in front of the Pantages Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. The theater has the musical 'Movin' Out,' which is based on Joel songs.
2006: Jon Bon Jovi makes a special appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The segment contains footage of Bon Jovi going to Houma, LA., to see firsthand how a $1 million donation he and his band contributed to Oprah's Angel Network in 2005 was put to use to aid the Hurricane Katrina rebuilding efforts.
2006: Boz Burrell dies of a heart attack in Spain at 60. Burrell is most well known as a member of King Crimson, and also was a co-founder of Bad Company. Prior to King Crimson, Burrell briefly replaced Roger Daltrey in the Who and was also a member of The Small Faces.
2006: Axl Rose is sued for $1.15 million by an art broker who alleges the Guns N' Roses frontman reneged on a deal to purchase a painting of John Lennon by the late Andy Warhol. The firm claims that Rose had agreed to pay $2.36 million to a New York gallery for the portrait, but only forked over $1.21 million. "It's my opinion that Axl Rose is the victim of some fraud or misrepresentation here," claims Rose's attorney.
2006: In a Q magazine interview, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards claims that he's kicked his legendary drug habit. "I think the quality's gone down," offers Richards. "I don't like the way drugs now are working on your brain area instead of just through the bloodstream."
2006: Queensryche present a full production of 'Operation: Mindcrime' and 'Operation: Mindcrime II' at New York's Nokia Theatre. It's the first of two nights at the Times Square venue. Actors onstage portray the action while the band performs the two albums back-to-back. Frontman Geoff Tate wears a straightjacket, a double-breasted suit and an assassin's bulletproof vest (not all at once) during the dual-album tale of drug-fueled anarchy, revenge and redemption.
2006: It's Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Day in Gainesville, FL. The proclamation coincides with the group's hometown concert. In addition, Gainesville's mayor presents Petty and his band, with the Key to the City.
2006: Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Wallflowers,Blackberry Smoke and more played the three day La Luna Fest in Pensacola, FL.
2007: 'Into The Wild,' a Sean Penn film, opens in theaters. The soundtrack is composed and performed by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder.
2007: 'Shine A Light,' a Rolling Stones concert film directed by Martin Scorsese, premieres.
2007: The Rolling Stones top Forbes list of the top-earning musicians. From June, '06 to June, '07 the group earned nearly $88 million.
2007: Richie Ramone (Richard Reinhardt), drummer for the Ramones ('83-'87), files a suit in federal court against Wal-Mart, RealNetworks and others, including the estate of former bandmate Johnny Ramone (John Cummings), claiming he did not OK the online sale of the songs he wrote for the group. He seeks $900,000 in damages.
2009: Eddie Van Halen guest stars on the season premiere of the seventh season of 'Two and a Half Men.' He plays a short riff of 'As Is.' Van Halen said about his guest spot, “I typically shy away from these requests as I’m not an actor, but Charlie Sheen and I are friends and since it was a scene with him, I agreed.”
2009: Thom Yorke gives a live performance of the Radiohead's 'Reckoner' as part of a special screening of the climate change documentary, 'The Age of Stupid.'
2009: Canadian clothing designer, Treana Peake, and her husband, Nickelback's Ryan Peake, form the Obakki Foundation to benefit orphaned children in Cameroon, Africa. Also onboard for the launch are Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC), and actresses Kelly Rutherford, Jill Hennessy and Ana Ortiz.
2011: A contract revealing that The Beatles refused to perform in front of a segregated audience at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California on August 31st, 1965, sold for $23,033 at an auction in Los Angeles. In addition to the desegregation clause, the contract guaranteed the band $40,000 and at least 150 police officers to provide security at the show.
2011: R.E.M. announce that they're calling it quits after more than 30 years. In a post on their website, the band members write, "To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."
2012: Dokken release their 11th studio album, 'Broken Bones.'
2012: Kings Of Leon are inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame. "Kings Of Leon was created and discovered in Nashville, and the band still proudly calls the city home," says Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
2012: Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has on stage meltdown in Las Vegas during the iHeartRadio Festival. Producers notify Green Day - via teleprompter - that they have one minute left on stage, causing the group to abruptly stop playing while Armstrong calls out the show's producers, flips them off and smashing his guitar before storming off stage. Two days later, Armstrong enters rehab for substance abuse.
2012: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones hold a press conference in London, to launch the Celebration Day concert film of the 2007 O2 Arena reunion show.
2012: Linkin Park is the first Rock group to garner more than one billion hits on YouTube. They join Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Rihanna in the Billion Hits Club.
2012: Elton John headlines the Peace One Day charity concert in London to promote the Global Truce 2012 campaign, which aims to "create the largest global reduction of violence ever recorded on one day." Peace One Day was founded in '99 by filmmaker Jeremy Gilley.
2012: Frontman Geoff Tate's departure from Queensryche gets nasty. The group files a motion for a partial summary judgment in a Seattle court to declare that Tate "has no right to the Queensryche band name, marks and media assets since he has no grant of authority from the TriRyche Corporation that owns them."
2013: Farm Aid, which benefits the nation's food producers, features Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Willie Nelson. "Farm Aid's greatest accomplishment, I believe, is in the spirit," says Young, who co-founded the event in '85. "It's the fact that we represent the spirit of the good fight, to keep something good happening." The concert is in Saratoga Springs, NY.
2015: Slayer's 'Repentless' debuts at #4 on the Billboard survey. To date, it's the group's highest-charting album in the U.S.
2015: Ringo Starr's book, 'Photograph,' with over 250 intimate Beatles images, is available.
2015: Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group The Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed Otis Redding died at the age of 67. The Bar-Kays appeared as the backing band on numerous recordings for Stax artists such as Carla Thomas, Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers and Sam and Dave.

Sept. 22
1954: Elvis Presley's 'Good Rockin' Tonight' b/w 'I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine' 45 single is released.
1956: Billboard reported on the concert circuit’s reluctance to deal with this new music known as rock ‘n’ roll. “With new experiences to their credit such as calling riot squads and with scars such as damaged seats,” noted the magazine, “some arena and stadium officials have turned their thumbs down to rock and roll.”
1958: Elvis Presley gives one last press conference at the Military Ocean Terminal in Brooklyn, then joins the rest of the 3rd Armored Division on the USS General Randall on their way to Bremerhaven, Germany.'
1958: 'To Know Him Is To Love Him' by The Teddy Bears enters the Billboard Hot 100 at #88. Lead singer Annette Kleinbard was backed by Phil Spector on guitar, Marshall Leib on bass and last minute addition Sandy Nelson on drums. Although the recording session lasted only 20 minutes and cost just $75, the single would reach #1 in early December and sell over 1.4 million copies.
1962: Bob Dylan played at Carnegie Hall.
1965: The Who kicked off their Scandinavian tour. In Copenhagen, Roger Daltrey was nearly thrown out of the band after punching Keith Moon.
1965: Grace Slick made her singing debut at The Coffee Gallery in North Beach, California with a group called Great Society. 'White Rabbit' and 'Somebody To Love' are two Great Society songs Slick takes with her to the Airplane.
1966: The Lovin' Spoonful are awarded a Gold record for their 5th US Top 10 single and first #1 hit, 'Summer in the City.'
1966: The Rolling Stones began a British tour with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, The Yardbirds and more in support.
1967: Filming their 'Magical Mystery Tour,' the Beatles shoot the scene in which Ringo gets his tickets from John Lennon.
1967: A cartoon image of The Beatles wearing colorful outfits appears on the cover of Time magazine, along with the line "The Beatles/Their New Incarnation."
1967: The Doors appear on Murray the K's radio show on WPIX-TV in New York City performing 'People Are Strange' and 'Light My Fire.'
1967: #1 Billboard Pop Hit is 'The Letter' by The Box Tops. The Arbors took the song to #20 in 1969 and Joe Cocker hit #7 with it in 1970.
1968: The Sky River Rock Festival, outside of Seattle in a place called Sultan, has Santana, Grateful Dead, Country Joe & The Fish and the Youngbloods.
1968: The Amboy Dukes played at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1969: A new weekly TV show 'The Music Scene' aired on ABC for the first time. Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, Cass Elliot, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone were all booked to appear on the show.
1969: The Band released their self-titled album. It reached #9 on Billboard's 200 Top LP's chart, and features two singles that reached the Billboard Hot 100 - 'Rag Mama Rag' (#57) and 'Up on Cripple Creek' (#25) The album includes many of The Band's best-known and critically acclaimed songs, including 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,' which Rolling Stone named the 245th greatest song of all time (in the updated version, it was the 249th greatest song of all time). In 2003, the album was ranked #45 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2009, the album was preserved into the National Recording Registry because the album was "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or informs or reflects life in the United States."
1970: The Rolling Stones performed at the Palais des Sport in Paris.
1971: David Crosby and Graham Nash appear at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio.
1972: David Bowie kicked off his North American tour as Ziggy Stardust at the Music Hall in Cleveland.
1972: Pink Floyd played the Hollywood Bowl on their 'Dark Side of the Moon' tour.
1972: Black Sabbath's 'Tomorrow's Dream' b/w 'Laguna Sunrise' 45 single is released in the UK.
1973: The Rolling Stones scored their 8th #1 album when 'Goats Head Soup' started a two-week run at the top of the charts
1974: 'The Sonny Bono Comedy Revue' was shown for the first time on ABC-TV.
1975: George Harrison's 'Extra Texture (Read All About It)' album is released. It reached #8 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features the hit single, 'You' (#20 on the Billboard Hot 100), a song he had intended for Ronnie Spector to record, and which went no further than its backing track back in 1971.
1975: Paul McCartney & Wings 'Letting Go' b/w 'You Gave Me The Answer' 45 single is released. The song peaked at #41 in the UK, and a slightly better #39 in the US.
1976: Rush perform at The Dome Arena in Rochester, New York.
1977: Yes appear at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.
1978: Yes released their 9th studio album, 'Tomato.'
1978: Jethro Tull released their first live album 'Bursting Out.' It was recorded at various locations during the European Heavy Horses tour in May and June of 1978. It reached #21 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1978: Black Sabbath plays at Selland Arena in Fresno, California.
1978: The Linda Ronstadt album 'Living In The U.S.A.' is certified platinum.
1979: Def Leppard had their first major live review when UK music weekly Melody Maker reviewed a gig the band had played in Wolverhampton.
1979: Joe Walsh announces his bid for the US presidency, claiming he’ll give everyone free gas if he wins. He was only 33 at the time, younger than the constitutionally-mandated minimum of 35, so he couldn’t have accepted the position regardless.
1980: Geffen Records is formed.
1980: John Lennon signed a new record deal with Geffen Records as he prepared to release 'Double Fantasy,' his first album of new material in six years.
1981: King Crimson released their 8th studio album, 'Discipline.' It reached #45 on the Billboard 200 Top albums chart.
1982: The Who kicked off their farewell tour at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD, a 40 date trip that will gross $23 million. They would later begin touring on and off again in 1989.
1983: During a UK comeback tour The Everly Brothers appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in London. In the audience, Paul and Linda McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and Mickey Dolenz.
1984: Queen's Freddie Mercury makes a mis-step at the Europhalle in Hanover, Germany and falls down some stairs. Despite badly injuring his knee, he finishes the rest of the show.
1984: Billboard’s Hot 100includes Dan Hartman’s 'I Can Dream About You' #47, Ratt’s 'Round And Round' #43, Dennis DeYoung’s 'Desert Moon' #39, The Fixx’s 'Are We Ourselves?' #28, Ray Parker Jr.’s 'Ghostbusters' #13, The Cars’ 'Drive' #5, John Waite’s 'Missing You' #1‬
1985: The first Farm Aid took place in Champaign, Illinois. Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, along with Sammy Hagar (with guest Eddie Van Halen) Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell, John Fogerty, Bonnie Raitt and many more inaugurated the charity concert, which raised ten-million dollars for beleaguered farmers and became an annual event.
1986: Alice Cooper releases his 16th studio album, 'Constrictor.' It was Alice Cooper's first album to feature Kane Roberts on guitar. and it reached #59 on the Billboard chart.
1987: Kreator released their 3rd studio album, 'Terrible Certainty.'
1987: The Grateful Dead play at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1989: Bruce Springsteen joined reggae legend Jimmy Cliff at Cliff’s concert at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. They sang Cliff’s song 'Trapped.'
1990: Nirvana played their biggest gig to date at the Motor Sports International Garage in Seattle opening for The Melvins. It was their one and only show with Dan Peters of Mudhoney on drums. Dave Grohl would audition for the band soon after.
1991: The Grateful Dead appeared at the Boston Garden in Boston.
1992: Extreme released their 3rd album 'III Sides To Every Story.' The album reached #10 on the Billboard chart.
1992: Bruce Springsteen was at the Warner Hollywood Studios stage #4 to do a taping of MTV's 'Unplugged.' Bruce started the show playing a solo acoustic version of 'Red Headed Woman.' Then, he decided that he wanted his touring band to come out and play with him. He didn't like the way the rehearsals had gone when everything was acoustic, so he decided to use the full band and play a full 'plugged in' concert. MTV had to change the name of this episode to 'Plugged.'
1992: Def Leppard have to cancel two US shows in Las Cruces, NM & Tucson, AZ after their sound-equipment truck was found abandoned. One of the bands driver's had attempted to rob a store and was later charged of possessing drugs and criminal damage.
1995: Kansas singer & keyboardist Steve Walsh was charged with DUI, possession of cocaine and driving with a suspended license in Atlanta after crashing his car on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard at 4 p.m.
1996: Marilyn Manson released the single 'The Beautiful People.'
1998: White Zombie break up, as assist Sean Yseult confirms that the 13-year-old hard rock group has decided to split.
1998: Queens of the Stone Age released their self-titled debut album.
1998: KISS released their 18th studio album, 'Psycho Circus.'
1998: Jag Panzer released the album 'The Age Of Mastery.' It features Chris Broderick on guitar.
1999: Bono met The Pope at the Vatican. The Pope offered his support for Bono’s Third World-debt-ending initiative Jubilee 2000. He also stole the U2 singer’s sunglasses.
1999: There was a temporary Clash reunion as Mick Jones, Joe Strummer and Paul Simon were all seen in the same room at the same time at the London premiere of the Clash documentary 'Westway to the World.'
2000: The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the last night of their American tour in Seattle.
2000: Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and his singer/actress wife, Patsy Kensit, obtain a quickie divorce in London Divorce Court.
2001: System Of A Down's 'Toxicity' topped the Billboard 200 album charts.
2002: Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, 'Sting in Tuscany: All This Time.' He dedicates his award to his “dear late friend Timothy White.”
2003: Jack Osbourne, Blink-182’s Travis Barker and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath watch British band the Darkness make their West Coast debut at Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre.
2003: Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora became co-owners of the Arena Football League expansion team, the Philadelphia Soul.
2003: Mike Smith, lead vocalist for the Dave Clark 5, undergoes surgery to repair three broken vertebrae in his neck, suffered in a fall at his home in Spain.
2004: Europe released their 6th studio album, 'Start from the Dark.' It was their 1st album of new material since 1991’s 'Prisoners in Paradise.'
2004: Cat Stevens, who now goes by the name of Yusuf Islam, was escorted from a diverted transatlantic flight and refused entry into America by FBI agents. His name showed up on a US watch list after United Airlines Flight 919 had taken off from London. The flight landed in Maine where Islam, who was traveling with his 21-year-old daughter, was detained and questioned.
2005: Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children. He opened Casa Jimmy (Jimmy's House) in 1998 which had so far supported more than 300 children.
2005: The Concert for Katrina Relief in Los Angeles has Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Queens Of The Stone Age leader Josh Homme, Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes and Fiona Apple. Grohl's set includes a solo acoustic version of the Foo Fighters' "Best of You," and, with help from Homme and Hughes, a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Born On The Bayou.' All net proceeds go to the American Red Cross.
2006: 'Jackass: Number Two' opens in theaters. Wolfmother's single, 'Joker & The Thief,' is featured on the soundtrack.
2006: The Big Bopper, who died in the plane crash with Buddy Holly, is honored with a historical marker in his home town of Beaumont, Texas.
2006: Alice In Chains head out on a 40 show U.S. tour that starts in Vegas. William DuVall replaces late AIC frontman Layne Staley. "We've gone through our struggles and losses, and we also climbed some serious peaks," says guitarist Jerry Cantrell. "It would be great if my buddy was here, but I didn't have a choice in that."
2006: Neil Young is named Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Association's fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The event recognizes outstanding achievements in Blues, Bluegrass , Folk, Country and other forms of American roots music.
2007: Paul Rodgers marries Cynthia Kereluk, former Miss Canada.
2008: Kid Rock announces that he has teamed up with the Michigan Brewing Co. to help him produce a line of beers. Rock is directly involved in the project. "He's giving me direction, he's tasting the beers," reports brewery owner Bobby Mason. "It's his idea, it's his concept."
2008: A David Gilmour signature guitar by Fender is in music stores. "I told Fender that it was just an ordinary Strat," says Gilmour. "But...they've done a great job of re-creating it."
2009: Three Days Grace issue 'Life Starts Now.' The follow-up to their platinum-certified 2006 album, 'One-X,' was produced by Howard Benson.
2009: Five Finger Death Punch released the album 'War Is The Answer.'
2010: Linkin Park's 4th studio album, 'A Thousand Suns,' is #1 on the Billboard Top Alternative Albums Chart.
2010: Though rumored for months and discussed for weeks, the official announcement arrives that Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is a Season 10 American Idol judge. He joins fellow newcomer Jennifer Lopez and the last standing original judge, Randy Jackson.
2011: To celebrate the Facebook and Spotify's partnership, Sean Parker (Facebook) hosts "A Celebration of Music" in a San Francisco warehouse. The invite only affair has The Killers and Jane's Addiction, among others.
2011: Paul McCartney's adds another string to his bow when his ballet 'Ocean's Kingdom' is performed in New York.
2012: The 27th annual Farm Aid draws 30,000 to Central Pennsylvania's Hersheypark Stadium to benefit family farmers. Aside from founders Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, there are performances by Grace Potter And The Nocturnals and Dave Matthews. "We have to convince kids that the real future of America is to rebel, to be a farmer," Young says. "It's a mission from God."
2012: Glenn Hughes, Joe Satriani, Mike Portnoy, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Yngwie Malmsteen and Zakk Wylde, Corey Taylor, Doug Aldrich, Billy Duffy, Brian Tichy, Nicko McBrain, Paul Gilbert, Phil Campbell, Kerry King, Marshall's own Nick Bowcott and more are on hand to help Marshall, the amplifier manufacturer, celebrate their 50th anniversary with a concert at Wembley Arena in London. The show culminates with a jam of Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water.'
2015: Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland is sued by a law firm for alleged unpaid fees ($50,000) regarding the singer's 2013 legal fight that followed his firing from STP.
2015: Imagine Dragons are the musical guest on the debut of ABC's 'The Muppets.'
2015: David Bowie announces that he has written and recorded an original song for the European TV series 'The Last Panthers.' It's the artist's first song specifically for a television/film project in over 20 years.
2016: Nearly twenty years after its release, Weezer’s 'Pinkerton' album officially goes platinum (sales of one million units). It was the group’s ’96 follow-up to their self-titled debut.
2016: As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis files a $35 million lawsuit against a medical team who he alleges denied him medication after he was jailed in ‘14 for plotting to have his wife murdered. Lambesis claims that negligent behavior and a failure to log his request for medication led to him suffer from gynecomastia—an enlargement of his breasts due to a hormonal imbalance.
2017: The Killers' fifth album, 'Wonderful Wonderful,' is released. According to frontman Brandon Flowers the set presents "the more tender side" of the band.
2017: Foo Fighters' 'Concrete And Gold' debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
2017: Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe, debuts his radio show 'The Power Remains.'
2017: Ex-Corrosion Of Conformity singer Eric Eycke, passes away. He’s heard on the group’s ‘84 debut album, 'Eye For An Eye.'

Sept. 23
1905: The first regular column devoted to music appeared in Billboard magazine. Up until then, the publication's main topics were the outdoor advertising industry and live entertainment at circuses and fairs.
1953: The Spaniels record 'Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight,' which will reach the US Top 30 next year despite competition from a Pop-style, Gold record version by the McGuire Sisters. The song became well known again in the late 1970's as the closing song performed by Sha Na Na on their weekly variety show as well as its appearance in 'American Graffiti' and again in the late 1980's after its use in the hit film 'Three Men and a Baby.'
1956: Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees begins his television career as a child actor with the premiere of NBC's 'Circus Boy' series.
1957: Buddy Holly and The Crickets go to #1 on the US singles chart with 'That'll Be The Day.' The hit was written by Holly, Jerry Allison (one of the Crickets - their drummer) and Norman Petty. The title is taken from a phrase used by John Wayne in the film 'The Searchers.'
1966: The Rolling Stones kicked off a British tour at London’s Royal Albert Hall, supported by an all-star cast that included Ike & Tina Turner, The Yardbirds, Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers, The Kings of Rhythm Orchestra and more. The Stones had to leave the stage after ten minutes when hundreds of fans rushed forward. Eventually, calm was restored and the Stones came out to perform a complete set.
1967: The Mothers Of Invention appeared at the Royal Albert Hall London making their UK live debut.
1967: The Strawberry Alarm Clock perform 'Incense And Peppermints' on American Bandstand.
1967: The Doors release 'People Are Strange' as a single. The single peaked at the #12 position of the U.S. Hot 100 chart. It was written by Jim Morrison and Robby Krieger although credit was given to The Doors evenly.
1967: Pink Floyd appeared at the Corn Exchange in Chelmsford, Essex, England.
1967: The Box Tops hit #1 on the U.S. charts with their single 'The Letter.' The song knocked 'Ode to Billie Joe' by Bobbie Gentry out of the top spot and spent 4 weeks at #1. The record went on to sell over four million copies and receive two Grammy nominations. It was also a Top 10 hit for Joe Cocker in 1970.
1968: The Beatles recorded a new John Lennon song ‘Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand,' (working title of 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun'). The title came from the cover of a gun magazine that producer George Martin showed Lennon. Jim Morrison from The Doors came to visit The Beatles in the studio and watched them recording.
1969: Illinois’ Northern Star newspaper featured an article by a journalist who rounded up the clues that pointed to the death of Paul McCartney. It included: a mumble that sounded like “I buried Paul” in the fade to 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and other numerous things that had to do with walruses. The story claimed that McCartney had died on November 9, 1966 in a car crash and had been replaced by a British look-alike named William Campbell.
1970: The Allman Brothers Band played at the Fillmore East in New York.
1970: The Allman Brothers Band's 2nd album, 'Idlewild South' is released.
1970: Mick Jagger met Bianca Rose Perez Moreno de Macias for the first time after she performed with The Rolling Stones at the Paris Olympia. They would get married the following year and divorce in 1979.
1971: Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at The Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
1972: Mott the Hoople performed at Liverpool Stadium in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
1972: Mott the Hoople released their single 'All the Young Dudes.' The song was written for them by David Bowie to encourage the band to stay together. The tune became their biggest hit and peaked at #37. Several punk bands cited Mott as an influence, including The Clash.
1973: Genesis played at Stadttheater in Osnabrück, Germany.
1974: Robbie McIntosh, founder member of the Average White Band died of a heroin overdose at a Hollywood party. He snorted what he a thought was cocaine but was actually pure heroin.
1974: John Lennon records 'Whatever Gets You Thru The Night' at the Record Plant in New York City.
1974: Elvis Presley goes on a $100,000 shopping spree in Memphis and buys six Lincoln Continentals and five Cadillacs and distributes them among his friends.
1975: For the first time, Bruce Springsteen plays a medley of Little Richard songs in the style of Mitch Ryder to close out a show. This would become known as the "Detroit Medley" and become a regular part of his show for about 10 years.
1976: AC/DC played at the Musikhalle in Hamburg, Germany.
1976: The Grateful Dead performed at Cameron Indoor Stadium, on the campus of Duke University, a gym better known for the basketball played there, than as a music venue.
1977: Yes played at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
1977: The Rolling Stones release the album 'Love You Live.'
1977: Steely Dan release their 6th album album 'Aja.' It goes on to sell over 5 million copies and wins a Grammy in 1978. It reached #3 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #5 on the UK Albums chart. In July 1978, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Non-Classical Recording. In 2003, the album was ranked #145 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. On April 6, 2011, the album was deemed by the Library of Congress to be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important" and added to the United States National Recording Registry for the year 2010.
1978: Thin Lizzy with opener AC/DC played at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri
1978: Boston, Black Sabbath, Van Halen and Sammy Hagar rock Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California in front of 56,000.
1978: Blondie's 3rd studio album, 'Parallel Lines' is released. It reached #6 on The Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #1 on the UK Albums chart. Two singles reached the Billboard Hot 100 - 'Heart Of Glass' (#1) and 'One Way Or Another' (#24). It was ranked at #140 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
1978: Billboard’s Hot 100 includes Eddie Money’s 'Two Tickets To Paradise' at #72, Rolling Stones’ 'Beast Of Burden' #35, The Who’s 'Who Are You' #29, The Cars’ 'Just What I Needed' #27, Aerosmith’s 'Come Together' #25, Foreigner’s 'Double Vision' #67 (debut) & 'Hot Blooded' #8.‬
1979: Van Halen performed at the Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1980: David Bowie opened a three month run on Broadway in 'The Elephant Man.'
1980: Bob Marley collapsed on stage during a concert at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Marley had collapsed in New York's Central Park while jogging two days prior and was told to immediately cancel the US leg, but flew to Pittsburgh to perform one final performance. This was the last time Marley ever appeared on stage performing. Marley died of cancer in May 1981.
1981: Blue Oyster Cult played at the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, New York.
1981: Frank Zappa's double album, 'You Are What You Is' is released. It reached #93 on the Billboard 200 Top albums chart.
1982: Roxy Music appeared at Wembley Arena in London.
1983: Rush performed Radio City Music Hall in New York.
1986: Boston release their 3rd album, 'Third Stage.' It went to #1 on the Billboard 200 where it stayed for four weeks. The first track on 'Third Stage', 'Amanda,' was actually written in 1980 (when Boston began work on the album) and became the band's only #1 single. The track reached and stayed at #1 for two weeks in November 1986. It was followed by the second Top 10 single from the album, 'We're Ready,' which reached #9 in 1987.
1989: Tom Petty's 'Runnin' Down A Dream' fails to crack the U.S. Top 20. It peaks at #23.
1989: Skid Row peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their self-titled debut album which went on to sell five million copies in the U.S. On the same day they peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with '18 and Life' which was their first top 10 single in the U.S.
1990: Megadeth release their 9th single, 'Holy Wars...The Punishment Due.' The song peaked at #24 on the UK's Official Charts. 'The Punishment Due' is based on the popular Marvel comic book character, the Punisher.‬
1990: Nelson (Rick Nelson's twin sons, Gunnar and Matthew) top Billboard magazine's Hot 100, becoming the second generation of Nelsons to top the charts.
1991: Guitarist and songwriter Izzy Stradlin left Guns N’ Roses shortly after the release of their double albums 'Use Your Illusion I and II.'
1991: Kyuss release their 1st full length album 'Wretch.'
1991: Europe release their 5th studio album, 'Prisoners in Paradise.'
1992: Skid Row released the EP 'B-Side Ourselves.'
1992: Actress Darryl Hannah breaks up with Jackson Browne, claiming he assaulted her.
1994: Oasis begin their first U.S. tour in Seattle, at a place in the city's Capital Hill district called Moe's.
1997: The Rolling Stones kicked off their 'Bridges to Babylon Tou