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The Beatles "I Want To Hold Your Hand" enters the U.S. pop chart on its way to #1. Beatlemania is rolling now. 1964
1970's   
KoRn's vocalist, Jonathan Davis, is born in Bakersfield, CA. 1971

Pink Floyd begin work on "Dark Side Of The Moon." 1973

The Rolling Stones and Santana play a benefit concert in L.A. for victims of the Nicaraguan earthquake. 1973

President-elect Jimmy Carter has his Inaugural Concert. Linda Ronstadt performs. Meanwhile, John Lennon is in the audience. Should have been the other way around! 1976

"How does it feel to be swindled?" With those words Johnny Rotten provides the closing for the Sex Pistols last show. In happened in San Francisco. 1978

1980's   
Guitarist Quinn Allman (The Used) has a birthday. 1982

The Replacements play "Bastards Of Young" and "Kiss Me On The Bus" on Saturday Night Live. The drunken, chaotic performances get the group banned from the show "for life." It's 28 years ('14) before The Replacements appear on the NBC network again (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon). 1986

Mick and the boys get their due. The Rolling Stones are inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. The Who's Pete Townshend does the honors but claims the Stones "ripped off" Blues musicians. "So much of what I am I got from you, the Stones, and I had no idea most of it was already secondhand." 1989
1990's   
The Nick Broomfield documentary Kurt and Courtney premieres at the Slamdunk Film Festival in Utah. The film about the Nirvana frontman and his wife, the ever-charming Ms. Love, had been pulled from the earlier Sundance Festival. 1998

2000's  Fuel's Brett Scallions shouts "Welcome to the greatest f**king country in the world," at the America's Future Rocks concert, a Washington D.C. pre-inaugural event aimed at a young people. He quickly apologizes. Hillary Duff and Ruben Studdard are also on the bill. Kid Rock was originally selected but he got axed due to his 'inappropriate' songs, to say nothing of his lifestyle. Later, President Bush takes the stage saying he thought Duff was fantastic. He also thanks 3 Doors Down (who are performing a couple nights later) for their appearance. 2005

The second annual Raven's Heart Foundation Benefit Concert in Los Angeles features a long list of Rockers including former Eagles guitarist Don Felder and ex-Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner. Also on hand are members or ex-members of Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Queens Of The Stone Age, Danzig,Whitesnake and Dio. The Raven's Heart charity gives support to children with heart illnesses and their families. 2006

Members of Metallica, Linkin Park, KoRn, Foo Fighters, Godsmack, Audioslave and Disturbed contribute to an art exhibit in remembrance of late Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. "Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute," features 50 guitars hand-painted by numerous Rock stars and artists. It debuts at the NAMM Show music-products conference in Anaheim, CA. 2006

Social Distortion bassist Brent Liles is killed when he's hit by a truck while riding a dirt bike in Placentia, CA. 2007

U2, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp perform at the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The event kicks-off the celebration of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration (two days later). 2009

Donovan is awarded the distinguished medal as an officer of arts and letters by France's Minister of Culture Christine Albanel at the MIDEM Music Fair in Cannes. 2009
2010's   
Pearl Jam release the compilation "Live On Ten Legs." The 18 songs, recorded by the band's engineer John Burton between '03 and '10, is the follow-up to Pearl Jam's '98 live album, "Live On Two Legs," and also marks the 20th anniversary of the Seattle-based band. The set has live favorites plus covers of songs by Public Image Limited and Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros. 2011

"Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes," by Social Distortion, is out 2011

Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band) issues "Low Country Blues." Allman says that the album was largely influenced by listening to late night radio as a kid growing up in Florida. 2011

R.E.M. offers a download of "Mine Smell Like Honey," the first single from their 15th studio album "Collapse Into Now." 2011

Soundgarden begin their reunion tour in support of their comeback studio album, "King Animal," in Washington D.C. 2013

Pennywise play the first of two reunion shows with singer Jim Lindberg (who left the group in '09) at the Palladium in L.A. The shows commemorate the group's 25th anniversary and lead to a full-fledged tour. 2013

Dave Grohl's (Foo Fighters/Nirvana) directorial debut, Sound City, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary examines the Van Nuys recording studio's relatively obscure yet important history. Grohl's first experience with Sound City came in '91 when Nirvana laid down the tracks for "Nevermind." 2013

Laggies, a film scored by Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, is screened at the Sundance Film Festival. 2014

Former Toto frontman Dennis Hardy 'Fergie' Frederiksen dies at age 62 after succumbing to inoperable liver cancer. He sang on Toto's '84 album, "Isolation," taking over from Bobby Kimball. 2014

Train's Patrick Monahan sings the national anthem at the AFC Championship game between the Indy Colts and the New England Patriots. Alice In Chains perform during halftime of the Green Bay Packers/Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship. Patriots and Seahawks go to Super Bowl XLIX. 2015

Dallas Taylor, a key sideman for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, dies at age 66. He played Woodstock and appeared on seven top-selling albums. 2015

The Eagles' Glenn Frey passes away at age 67 due to "complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia," "Glenn was the one who started it all," says bandmate Don Henley. "He was the spark plug; the man with the plan." 2016



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