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Ozzy Osbourne (born John Michael Osbourne in Aston, Birmingham, England) enters the world. The Blizzard of Ozz/The Dark Prince rolls through Black Sabbath and a successful solo career (becoming a package tour icon with Ozzfest) before playing a befuddled dad on MTV (The Osbournes). 1948
1940's  Jefferson Starship vocalist Mickey Thomas is born. 1949

1960's   
The Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” is released in the U.K. This edition includes “Nowhere Man” which does not appear on the U.S. version. Also, the group undertakes their final U.K. tour. The first stop is Glasgow. 1965

Though The Monkees already have a popular T.V. series and hit records, they make their live debut in Honolulu. This is a major step for the pre-fab four. 1966

One of Paul Revere & the Raiders’ biggest hits “Good Thing” enters the charts. 1966

Cream gets a gold record for their ’67 debut “Fresh Cream.” 1968

“Singer (program sponsor) Presents Elvis” airs on NBC. This soon becomes known as the “Comeback Special.” Presley appears in black leather and proves to the world that he's still "got it." 1968

Led Zeppelin II” tops the U.S. album charts. It sells over eight million copies. 1969

1970's  French authorities confirm that they have issued arrest warrants for Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards and his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg for violating the country’s drug laws. Richards claims the first he learned of the charges was when he read about them in the morning newspaper. 1972

On the Lake Geneva shoreline. The Montreux Casino in Switzerland, where Deep Purple is scheduled to record, burns down during a Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention concert. The incident is immortalized in Deep Purple's “Smoke On The Water.” 1971

When pigs fly. The forty-foot inflatable pig being photographed for the cover of Pink Floyd’s “Animals” LP breaks free. The pig flies from London to Kent before crash landing. 1976

Eleven people are killed trying to get to unreserved (festival) seating at The Who’s Riverfront Coliseum concert in Cincinnati, OH. 1979

1980's   
R.E.M.’s album "Document" cracks the U.S. Top 10. As a result, Rolling Stone magazine calls them "America’s Best Rock & Roll Band." 1987

Will To Power’s medley of "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird" is the #1 song in the U.S. Frampton fans are relatively silent but Lynyrd Skynyrd fans get mighty riled about one of the all time great Southern Rock songs getting a pop treatment. 1988
1990's  In an MTV Europe interview, Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger says bassist Bill Wyman has left the group. 1992
2000's   
Limp Bizkit cancels the Southeast Asian leg of their tour for security reasons. The U.S. State Department had warned of “increased security risks” in the region. 2003

New Model No. 15. Marilyn Manson and his longtime girlfriend, striptease artist Dita Von Teese (Heather Sweet), wed at a castle in Kilsheelan, Ireland. About 60 people attend the ceremony that is officiated by underground movie director Alejandro Jodorowsky. The bride and groom read self-penned vows. 2005

Janie’s got a credit card. Aerosmith perform an acoustic set at New York's Beacon Theatre as part of an exclusive concert series for users of Citi/Advantage credit cards. 2006

A program documenting Sammy Hagar and the Wabos' summer concert in St. Louis premieres on HDNet. The gig, part of Hagar's Livin' It Up tour, features a set with ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony. 2006

Nickelback's "Dark Horse" is the #2 album in the U.S. (behind Beyonce). The set sells 326,000 units during its first week of release. Checking in at #3 is Guns N' Roses' comeback album “Chinese Democracy." 2008

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With . . . , a performance-and-interview show, makes its debut on the Sundance Channel with an appearance by the program’s executive producer, Elton John. 2008

Elmer Valentine, co-founder of the legendary Whiskey a Go Go on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard, dies at age 85. Valentine launched the Whiskey in ’64. Johnny Rivers, The Byrds, Love, Buffalo Springfield, and The Doors made a name for themselves at the venue. 2008

A version of "21 Guns," featuring Green Day with the cast from American Idiot, debuts on Spinner.com. The track was recorded in an Oakland studio just days after the musical’s final performance at the Berkeley Rep in November. "They sung the hell out of it," says frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. "It's great to have something out there for people to hear who didn't get to see the show." The song goes to radio the next day. 2009

Scott Weiland (Velvet Revolver/Stone Temple Pilots) issues a cover of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." The song was originally recorded by Judy Garland. 2009

Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood is arrested on suspicion of assault. "I can confirm that there was an incident… and that Ronnie Wood was arrested," says a spokesperson for Wood. The victim of the suspected assault is Wood’s 21-year-old girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova. Wood’s relationship with Ivanova ended his 24-year marriage to Jo earlier in the year. Wood is released the following day. 2009

Nickelback are the first major contributors to the Obakki Foundation which helps orphaned children in Cameroon, Africa. The band donates $1 of every ticket sold during their previous summer tour for a total contribution of $500K. "Through the ongoing support of our incredible fans, Nickelback has the opportunity to step up, contribute and make a difference," says Ryan Peake, who founded the organization with his wife Treana. "I will personally be making the trip to Africa this weekend and I’m really looking forward to visiting the villages and communities to see where we can make the largest impact. 2009

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker settles a lawsuit over the '08 South Carolina plane crash that killed four and left Barker seriously injured. The defendants - Clay Lacy Aviation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Global Exec Aviation, Bombardier Inc. and others — reach an undisclosed agreement with Barker during a mediation session. 2009
2010's   
An extensive collection of John Lennon and The Beatles memorabilia goes on the auction block over two-days in Beverly Hills. A white and gold braided jacket worn by Lennon in ‘66 for a Life magazine photo shoot and a guitar played by both Lennon and Elvis Presley during a Los Angeles jam session (at Elvis’ house) are among the items. 2010

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe is indicted on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic for the death of a fan who died two weeks after being allegedly injured at the band's ‘10 concert in Prague. “Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show,” says Larry Mazer, the band’s manager. Blythe is later acquitted. 2012

Bob Dylan is investigated in France after a Croatian community organization alleges that comments he made the previous year amounted to an incitement of racial hatred when he compared Croatians treatment of Serbs to the Nazis’ slaughter of Jews. 2013

Mastodon launch their "Black Tongue Brew" beer. Named after a track on their fifth album “The Hunter,” the brew is described as a balance of "rumbling smoky notes and misbehaving punchy hops." 2013

It’s announced that U2's "The Joshua Tree,” Neil Young’s "After The Gold Rush," George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass" and Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Cosmo's Factory" are among the entrees into the 2014 Grammy Hall Of Fame. 2013

The Faces keyboardist Ian 'Mac' McLagan passes away after suffering a stroke. He was 69. 2014

Former Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland dies in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, MN, with his band The Wildabouts. The troubled singer was 48. 2015


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