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White Stripes release their fourth album, “Elephant,” in the U.S. 2003
1940's  Drummer John Barbata (Jefferson Starship) is born in Passaic, NJ. 1945

Ronnie Lane, Small Faces and Faces bass player, is born. 1946

1950's  Session drummer and Toto member, Jeff Porcaro, enters the world. 1954

Elvis Presley releases his fourth single “Baby, Let’s Play House” backed with “I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone.” 1955

In Hollywood, Elvis Presley does a screen test – a scene from The Rainmaker. Elvis gets a three-picture deal from Paramount out of it. This is wrong on so many levels. 1956

Little Richard and Fats Domino are on the Rhythm and Blues of 1956 tour. It kicks off in Richmond, VA, and winds up in Canada. 1956

After being rejected by no less than 30 labels, the Everly Brothers’ “Bye Bye Love” is released on Cadence Records. It hits #2 on the pop charts and tops the Country & Western charts. 1957

Jerry Lee Lewis’ third Top 10 single, "Breathless," peaks at #7. 1958
1960's  The Beatles begin a three-month stand at the Top Ten club in Hamburg, Germany. They play extended sets every night. 1961

Breaking from the Lower Third, David Bowie releases his first solo single, “Do Anything You Say.” 1966

The Troggs record their classic "Wild Thing" in London. 1966

The Beach Boys sue their label, Capitol Records, for $2 million in unpaid royalties and for ‘general mismanagement’. They also announce the formation of Brothers Records, distributed by Warner/Reprise Records. 1969

The Atlantic City Pop Festival has Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Little Richard and Joe Cocker on the bill. 1969

1970's   
The last to join is the last standing. Ringo goes into the studio to lay down the final drum tracks for the “Let It Be” album. In the studio only with producer Phil Spector, he is the last Beatle to record anything for the group (until he, Paul and George work on “The Beatles Anthology”). 1970

“Stairway To Heaven” is on the radio for the first time. The Led Zeppelin song is part of a London concert recording that is played on the BBC’s John Peel Rock Hour. Over the ensuing decades, “Stairway To Heaven” becomes the most played song on the radio. 1971

“The Cry of Love” album goes gold six months after Jimi Hendrix’s death. 1971

Following a successful run as a Country performer (after being banished from pop music in the late '50s), Jerry Lee Lewis returns to Rock n’ Roll with "The Killer Rocks On.” 1972

Tom Petty leaves Gainesville, FL, headed for L.A. with a Mudcrutch demo in hand. Labels show interest and Petty signs with Shelter Records and forms the Heartbreakers. 1974

The Who releases “The Kids Are Alright” album. 1979
1980's  Iron Maiden embark on their first headlining tour. It starts at London’s Rainbow Theatre. 1980

John Lennon’s “Woman” goes gold. It’s the third Top 10 single from “Double Fantasy.” The other two are “Starting Over” and “Watching The Wheels.” 1981

On April Fool’s Day, David Lee Roth leaves Van Halen for a solo career. The date seems fitting. Also, it’s pretty clear who was the fool. 1985

Rolling Stone Magazine writes off the rest of the decade (probably a wise decision) and declares U2 “The Band of the Eighties.” 1985

The Bangles’ ballad "Eternal Flame" is the #1 song in the U.S. 1989
1990's   
Nirvana’s classic single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," goes platinum (one million sales). Also, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” is their first certified platinum album. 1992

Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) walks away (actually jumps a six foot wall) from a rehab center in Marina del Rey and returns to Seattle. He kills himself four days later. 1994

Melissa Etheridge appears at the March On Washington event in the nation’s capital. 1993
2000's  Ted Nugent, opening for KISS, tells the Houston audience, “If you’re not gonna speak English, get the f**k out of America.” This anti-Latino rant gets a planned future show cancelled. 2000

Paul McCartney’s Driving USA Tour starts in Oakland. While promoting his “Driving Rain” album, McCartney also performs Wings and Beatles classics. It’s the highest grossing tour of the year taking in more than $100 million. 2002

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder gets booed after criticizing President Bush and the war in Iraq. Several fans reportedly walk out of the Denver concert. 2003

There’s something in the holy water. A fan site claims Maynard James Keenan is abandoning Tool "for the time being, if not entirely" because of a religious conversion. 2005

Rockin’ The Corps, a show for an audience of more than 25,000 military personnel and their families at the Marine Corps Air Station in Oceanside, CA, features Godsmack, KISS and Ted Nugent. The concert celebrates the return of armed forces from overseas (Iraq, Afghanistan and other nations). 2005

Rare memorabilia from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, and Van Halen is auctioned to benefit the cancer-treatment center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. 2006

Concert tickets are auctioned off to benefit Music Rising, the instrument-replacement initiative co-founded by U2's the Edge. Tickets are for shows by Nine Inch Nails, Def Leppard, Sammy Hagar and Queensrÿche. "The central Gulf Coast [region's vibrant music culture] was almost eradicated in the storms of last summer," explains the Edge. "We need to help bring it back." 2006

A Buckcherry episode of DirecTV's CD USA is broadcast. 2006

Ronnie James Dio, Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler KISS' Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, and ex-Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant appear in public-service announcements on VH1 Classic as part of Autism Awareness Month. 2007

Take it on the run. REO Speedwagon sing the national anthem at the opening-day baseball game in St. Louis. Doesn't help. The visiting NY Mets win. 2007

What’s up with those Canadians? Neil Young, Rush, Three Days Grace and Red Hot Chili Peppers compete for trophies at the 2007 Juno Awards, Canada's top music honors. They all come up empty. Amazing. 2007

Velvet Revolver officially announces that they have parted ways with singer Scott Weiland (also known as the frontman for Stone Temple Pilots). "This band is all about its fans and its music and Weiland isn't 100 percent committed to either," says guitarist Slash in a statement. "Among other things, his increasingly erratic onstage behavior and personal problems have forced us to move on." On the same day, STP reveal plans for an extensive reunion tour. 2008

R.E.M. issues "Accelerate," the follow-up to '04's "Around The Sun." "I feel like there's a confidence in the material, and a communication between the three (band members) that hasn't been there for some time," says frontman Michael Stipe. As for the album’s relevance, Stipe adds, "There's a line in one of the (album's) songs where this guy feels like one of his feet is nailed to (a car's) floorboard. I feel like, as a culture, that's where we are right now." 2008

Sevendust unfurl their seventh studio effort, "Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow,” with the lead single “Prodigal Son.” They also embark on a U.S. tour that starts in Port St. Lucie, FL. Saliva opens on most dates with Black Stone Cherry playing the remainder. 2008

Theory Of A Deadman issue “Scars & Souvenirs,” their third full-length studio album. 2008

“Pretty Odd,” Panic At The Disco’s sophomore effort is released. The set features the single, “Nine In The Afternoon.” 2008

Candlebox roll out “Alive In Seattle.” If you can’t tell by the title – it’s a live set. 2008

Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger is found guilty of drunken driving in a Canadian court. The conviction stems from an early-morning June ‘06 traffic stop in Surrey, British Columbia. Kroeger’s blood-alcohol level tested at nearly twice the legal limit when he was pulled over for speeding in his Lamborghini. 2008

It’s Cheap Trick Day in Illinois. Guitarist Rick Nielsen and drummer Bun E. Carlos attend a news conference celebrating the event in the band's hometown of Rockford, IL. 2008

The last televised interview granted by John Lennon is released on DVD. The two-disc set, titled The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder: John, Paul, Tom and Ringo, features a '75 Lennon interview plus Snyder’s chats with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney and videos by Starr and (McCartney’s) Wings. 2008

The Imagine A Better World collection, a line of ecologically friendly plush toys based on sketches John Lennon made for his son Sean, are available. The collection includes stuffed elephants, rhinoceroses and giraffes made from organic terry cloth, natural corn fibers and other "green" fabrics. 2009

The Boss gets rolling again. Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band launch their tour in support of the "Working On A Dream" album in San Jose, CA. Across the country - almost - the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame (in Cleveland) unveils a Bruce Springsteen exhibit titled "From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen." 2009

2010's  Kings Of Leon: Sex On Fire is in bookstores. Written by Michael Heatley, the biography uses "insider accounts” to tell the band’s story. 2010

Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke reform Bad Company for a U.K. tour. "These dates are to thank the fans for keeping the music alive," says Rodgers. "We made great music together and had the time of our lives doing it” adds Ralphs. Birmingham is the first stop. 2010

The Juno Awards are held in Ottawa, Ontario. Nickelback are nominated in four categories but get shut out. They lose the Juno Fan Choice Award to Justin Bieber, Group of the Year to Arkells, Album of the Year to Michael Bublé’s “Christmas” and Single of the Year to The Sheepdogs, "I Don't Know." Bad night for the B.C. Band. 2012

TouchTunes adds The Beatles' studio albums to its catalog. "It is a privilege to partner with EMI and Apple Corps Ltd. to make available the sound recordings of the most celebrated band of all time," says Charles Goldstuck, CEO of TouchTunes Interactive Networks. 2012

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) is kicked off the TV show Celebrity Apprentice by host/boss Donald Trump. For his brief efforts, Snider nets $325,000 for the March of Dimes. "It takes me 3 years of #BikersForBabies rides to make that much money," Snider tweets following his dismissal. 2012

For reasons hard to comprehend, KISS are presenters at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. They hand the Vocal Group award to Lady Antebellum. Train frontman Pat Monahan performs a duet of "Marry Me" with Country star Martina McBride as a couple is married on stage. Now that’s corny. 2012

Chevelle release their seventh album, “La Gargola.” "I don't want Chevelle to sound like every Rock band out there, I wanted to create something fun in a dark way," says frontman Pete Loeffler. 2014

'Broken Crown Halo” is the title of Lacuna Coil's seventh full-length album. 2014


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