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The Foo Fighters are #1 on the U.K.'s Album Chart with “Wasting Light.” They end Soul star Adele’s eleven week hold on the top spot. It’s the Foo Fighters third U.K. chart topper. The other two were ‘02's “One By One” and ‘07's “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.” 2011
1940's  Manfred Mann guitarist-saxophonist Mike Vickers is born in Southampton, England. Originally on flute or saxophone, Vickers volunteers to take up the guitar because the group needs one. 1940
1950's  It’s Les Pattinson’s (Echo & The Bunnymen) birthday. He starts his life in Ormskirk, West Lancashire. 1958
1960's  The Beatles and Del Shannon perform on Swinging Sound ’63 at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The show is broadcast live on the BBC. 1963
1970's  Everclear’s drummer, Greg Eklund is born in Jacksonville, FL. He replaces the group’s original drummer, Scott Cuthbert, in ’94. 1970

Creed/Alter Bridge guitarist, Mark Thomas Tremonti, is born in Detroit, MI. 1974

Alice Cooper's first TV special, "Welcome To My Nightmare: The Making of a Record Album," airs. 1975

“Fly Like An Eagle,” goes gold. The Steve Miller Band album was released a little over a year earlier. 1976
1980's  Yes disbands after a thirteen year career. Best known for the song "Roundabout," released in `72, the group reunites periodically. 1981

The Pretender’s “Learning To Crawl” is a certified million seller. 1984

Lou Gramm, on leave from Foreigner, takes "Midnight Blue" to #5. 1987
2000's  Singer Clare Torry wins a lawsuit over royalties and songwriting credit for the Pink Floyd song "The Great Gig in the Sky." She contributed improvised vocals to the ’73 creation. In ’04, she sued Floyd and EMI Records for damages and lost earnings. Torry receives an undisclosed amount. 2005

Hoobastank release "Every Man for Himself," the follow-up to their ’03 album "The Reason." 2006

Sir Elton John -- Elements of an Icon, a free exhibit featuring outfits and accessories owned by John opens in New York. 2006

Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan's solo effort "Gillan’s Inn" drops. The album has contributions from DP members plus Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Def Leppard's Joe Elliott. 2006

Clarence Clemons is inducted into the Legends of Music Walk of Fame in his hometown of Norfolk, VA. The saxophonist (with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) also performs at a concert following the ceremony. 2007

Bruce Springsteen participates in a video shoot for Jesse Malin's "Broken Radio." The Boss performed on the single from "Glitter In The Gutter." 2007

Paul McCartney and his hometown of Liverpool, England, are jointly presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism prize at the 2007 Enjoy England Awards for Excellence in London. "It's great to think that in some small way I've done something to help tourism for the place of my birth, which I'm so proud of," said Sir Paul. Over the years, thousands of fans have made the trek to that dreary city to see The Beatles’ old stomping grounds. 2007

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and ex-Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic endorse Oregon's Steve Novick for the U.S. Senate. Supporters who contribute to the Democrat’s campaign are eligible for free tickets to a Pearl Jam concert. 2008

Shinedown performs an acoustic version of "Second Chance" on CBS' The Early Show. They also appear in a few teaser segments throughout the program. Later in the day, they give an acoustic performance and do an autograph-signing session in New York as part of Record Store Day. Also in conjunction with Record Store Day, Bruce Springsteen issues a vinyl single exclusively via independent music retailers. The 7-inch includes the "Working On A Dream" track "What Love Can Do" and the ‘08 rarity "A Night With The Jersey Devil." 2009

Yes drummer Alan White, bassist Chris Squire and Cars guitarist Elliot Easton perform John Lennon compositions at an all-star concert in Snoqualmie, WA. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, a charity that supports the fight against breast cancer. 2009
2010's  Thom Yorke’s Atoms Of Peace play the third night of the Coachella festival. The Radiohead frontman is joined by Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, producer Nigel Godrich, and session musicians Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco. 2010

A poll conducted by the British Forces Broadcasting Service finds that Queen's ’75 hit "Bohemian Rhapsody," is the favorite song of the British Army. "It's fantastic . . . it makes me feel very, very proud,” says Queen drummer Roger Taylor in a statement. “I'd like to wish all the forces the very best - and especially to those who voted for “Bohemian Rhapsody” - from the very bottom of our hearts." "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol is #2. 2011.

ASCAP, the performing rights organization, honors Peter Frampton and Trent Reznor at their annual Pop Awards in L.A. After watching a career retrospective, Reznor keeps his comments brief. "Watching that, it's pretty clear that bad haircuts have played an important role in my work," quips Reznor. Frampton tells Rolling Stone, "I'm not what I would call the most prolific songwriter. I've written a lot of songs, but over a long period of time. So, yes, it's a great honor." 2012

A collection of five vintage guitars belonging to Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - worth a reported $175,000 - are recovered by law enforcement after they were stolen the previous week. Petty took to Twitter to help recover them, offering a $7,500 reward ... no questions asked. 2012

The “world’s oldest teenager” is gone. Legendary host of American Bandstand and television producer Dick Clark dies of a massive heart attack at Saint John's hospital in Santa Monica. For years he also hosted Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. Clark was 82. 2012

Rush and Heart are officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Nokia Theater in L.A. "They (Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson) blasted any sexist barriers in front of them,” says Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell in his induction speech. 2013


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