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The Beatles’ first, and best film, "A Hard Day’s Night," premieres in London. 1964
  The “accidental father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Bill Haley is born. Bill Haley and the Comets have several hits but are best remembered for “Rock Around The Clock.” 1925

1950's  Still on Sun Records, Elvis Presley’s “Baby, Let’s Play House” appears on the national pop charts. It peaks at #10 on Country & Western. 1955

John Lennon meets Paul McCartney at a Quarrymen’s (John’s group) show. Paul knows all the words to “Be-Bop-A-Lula” and “Twenty Flight Rock” and can play proper chords. John is impressed. 1957

1960's  Jefferson Airplane, one of San Francisco’s premier groups, gets together. 1965

Rolling Stones guitarist, Brian Jones, is hospitalized after collapsing. Jones is awaiting trial on drug charges. 1967

Born in a cross-fire hurricane. The Rolling Stones' “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” is #1 in the U.S. 1968
1970's  Queen release their debut single. “Keep Yourself Alive.” Good advice. 1973

The eldest of four brothers, Jet’s singer-guitarist-songwriter, Nicholas (Nic) John Cester is born in Melbourne, Australia. 1979
1980's  Byrds founder Roger McGuinn joins Tom Petty onstage in St. Petersburg, FL. They play four Byrds’ songs. 1989
1990's  "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" is #1. It’s Van Halen’s third straight chart topping album ("5150" and "OU812" are the other two). 1991
2000's  Paul McCartney celebrates the 40th anniversary of "A Hard Day's Night" with the film’s cast and crew at a special screening. The film shows the Beatles going through a series of adventures as they prepare for a TV appearance. "Yes, it takes me back," says McCartney. "It`s very sad that George and John aren`t around to see it." 2004

Nearly a quarter-century after its release, AC/DC`s classic “Back In Black” album is certified double diamond by music-industry for shipment of 20 million units. The disc moved its first 10 million copies by 1990. The album was the group`s first with Brian Johnson, who replaced original singer Bon Scott - after his alcohol-related death in 1979. 2004

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl plays an acoustic show in L.A. to support Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. Grohl is joined by Liz Phair at the Henry Fonda Theatre. 2004

Ozzy Osbourne is the first celebrity honored with a plaque on Birmingham, England's Walk of Stars. "This means more to me than any f***ing Hollywood thing," says Ozzy of the hometown tribute. He also has a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. "I am absolutely knocked out." 2007

The documentary Punk's Not Dead, a history of Punk music and culture, begins a two-and-a-half month screening tour in Milwaukee - not exactly the Punk capital of the world. The film has Green Day, Offspring, Billy Idol, My Chemical Romance, Social Distortion and the Ramones. 2007

Ex-KoRn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch appears on Fox & Friends TV show to discuss his autobiography, "Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit KoRn, Kicked Drugs and Lived To Tell My Story" (whew!). Welch reveals that he left the band after going to a church under the influence of methamphetamine. "Within a week I had a spiritual encounter that was higher than the drugs," he says. 2007

Aerosmith's Joey Kramer conducts the first of a handful of signing events (this one is in Brookline, MA) to promote his memoir, Hit Hard. The autobiography details Kramer's long battle with depression. 2009
2010's  Trent Reznor’s How To Destroy Angels release their 6-track self-titled EP on CD. 2010.

Custom Built,” a solo album from Poison’s Bret Michaels, is released. 2010

Smashing Pumpkins embark on an “intimate” tour. "We are going to do something unique, which is play an invite-only set during sound check of almost all new, unreleased songs," says Billy Corgan, the band’s sole original member. The line-up includes Jeff Schroeder (guitar), Nicole Fiorentino (bass) and Mike Byrne (drums). The first stop is Cleveland’s House of Blues. 2010

It's a special day for concerts - The Rolling Stones perform the first of two shows at London's Hyde Park as part of their 50 & Counting tour. The concerts mark the band's first appearance at the U.K. venue since their legendary free concert on 7/5/69. Up north, Metallica return to Denmark's Roskilde Festival for the first time in 10 years. Metallica first played the Danish festival in ‘86 on their "Master Of Puppets" tour. And in the U.S., Sammy Hagar performs at Country singer Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert in Norman. Proceeds benefit Oklahoma's tornado-relief efforts. Twenty-four people were killed when a series of tornadoes hit the state six weeks earlier. 2013

John Mayer launches his first tour in three years. During the time between tours, the singer/songwriter underwent two rounds of surgery to repair a granuloma in his throat and a public break-up with pop singer Katy Perry. Milwaukee is the first stop. 2013

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