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Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, the result of a whole lotta love, tests his pipes for the first time. It's his birthday. 1948
1940's  Chicago’s trombone player James Pankow has a birthday. 1947

Thin Lizzy bassist/singer Phil Lynott enters the world. The group is known for “The Boys Are Back In Town” and “Jailbreak.” 1949
1950's  Doug Fieger, the lead singer for The Knack and co-writer of the ‘79 hit "My Sharona" (with lead guitarist Berton Averre), is born in Detroit. 1952

Chuck Berry’s "Maybellene," his debut single, is #1 on the R&B chart. 1955
1960's  Pantera/Damageplan guitarist, Dimebag Darrell (born Darrell Lance Abbott), enters the world. 1966

Tax dollars at work. The University of Tennessee does a study showing that music at 120 decibels (the volume of The Who at their loudest) harms guinea pig’s hearing. NY club owner Steve Paul has the last word when he tells an inquiring reporter, “should a major increase in guinea pig attendance occur, we’ll certainly bear their comfort in mind.” 1968

The last time all time all four Beatles are in the Abbey Road studio together. They finish “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” 1969

Frank Zappa disbands the Mothers of Invention. Seems Zappa has grown tired of playing for people who clap for all the wrong reasons. 1969

1970's   
Fred Durst (William Frederick Durst) is born. Following a stint in the Navy, the Jacksonville, FL, native becomes Limp Bizkit’s frontman. 1970
1980's   
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform a benefit concert for Vietnam vets in L.A. 1981

Steve Winwood’s “Roll With It” tops the U.S. chart. Meanwhile, Aerosmith’s “Rag Doll” cracks the Top 20, landing at #17. 1988

1990's  While playing London’s famed Marquee Club, Aerosmith is joined by former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. They launch into a Blues jam that concludes with a rendition of Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.” 1990

Carlos Santana gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1996

Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is found dead in his New Orleans home. He is 31. 1999

2000's  Seether delivers "Disclaimer." 2002

Red Hot Chili Peppers perform with Rapper Snoop Dogg and Funk legend Bootsy Collins on mash-up covers of songs by Dr. Dre, Curtis Mayfield and James Brown during the band's set at New York's AmsterJam Festival. 311 and Garbage also appear. 2005

Velvet Revolver plays drummer roulette as Matt Sorum recovers from a fractured hand. First they enlist veteran Brian Tichy, now they recruit Mark Schulman (Billy Idol, Foreigner, and yes, Cher). Schulman's first gig with the band is an Ozzfest show in Vegas. Meanwhile Sorum undergoes physical therapy. 2005

Boston Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo performs with Alice In Chains bassist Mike Inez in Santa Monica, CA. They cover AIC, Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots. Earlier in the evening, the right handed hurler/guitarist was the losing pitcher to the Angels. Arroyo's album is titled "Covering The Bases." Should have been "The Slider." 2005

Drummer Joey Jordison’s broken ankle forces Slipknot to cancel the remaining shows on their European tour, including performances at England's Reading and Leeds festivals. "Doctors have advised Joey to stay off his leg for 4-6 weeks to prevent further injury or permanent and more serious damage," reads a band statement. 2008

Ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler pleads not guilty in a Los Angeles court to charges stemming from his drug-related arrest the previous month. 2008

An art exhibit commemorating what would have been late Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott's 60th birthday (see above) opens at a gallery in Dublin, Ireland. The display includes pieces inspired by Lynott, as well as memorabilia donated by his mother. The event raises money for the Roisin Dubh Trust -- an organization that honors Lynott's memory. 2009
2010's  The U.K.'s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the 80th birthday of the Abbey Road recording studios by playing a show featuring cover versions of Pink Floyd classics at West London's Chiswick House. There are also arrangements of songs by Abbey Road vets Radiohead, Oasis and The Beatles (who named an album after the studio). 2011

Led Zeppelin’s “2003 DVD” is certified thirteen times platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for sales in excess of 1.3 million copies in the U.S. alone. The double-DVD set features over five hours of never-before-available footage from ‘69 to ‘79. 2012

"Sway" is the seventh full-length album from Blue October. "’Sway’ is about trying to find solutions to problems instead of dwelling in the problems," explains frontman Justin Furstenfeld. In addition, there's No Age's “An Object,” Superchunk's “I Hate Music" and Ty Segall's “Sleeper.” 2013

John Mayer’s sixth album, "Paradise Valley," is out. The set features the track "Paper Doll” and "Who You Love," a duet with girlfriend Katy Perry. Also, the Tedeschi Trucks Band roll out their second studio album, “Made Up Mind.” 2013

Bruce Springsteen sends his first tweet ever prior to a South American tour. "Bruce here... looking forward to seeing friends in Chile, Argentina & Brazil on tour next month. Any requests?" 2013


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