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Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" drives straight to the #1 on the Billboard 200. It moves 288,000 copies in its debut week, well ahead of the White Stripes "Icky Thump," which sells 223,000 units to land at #2. 2007
1940's  Bruce Johnston is born in Peoria, Illinois. He joins the Beach Boys in '65 providing bass and vocals. His first recording session with the group produces "California Girls." 1942

1960's  Go Granny, Go Granny, Go Granny, Go. Jan & Dean give the world the humorous "Little Old Lady From Pasadena." 1964

The Beatles play two shows in Rome. Neither concert sells out and the response is tepid at best. That's showbiz. 1965

With his career at its nadir, Elvis Presley begins taping his first TV special at NBC studios in Burbank. The show was originally conceived as a Christmas special. But Elvis updates his '50s image and once again displays the raw magnetism that made him world famous, singing both his early hits and new material. When the show airs in December Presley is clearly on the comeback trail. 1968

The Denver Pop Festival features Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Winter and the Iron Butterfly. 50,000 attend at Mile High Stadium. Violence breaks out and the law moves in with clubs and tear gas. 1969
1970's  Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin', we're finally on our own. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young release "Ohio." The song was written by Neil Young in response to the shooting deaths of four Kent State students by the Ohio National Guard. The students were protesting the Vietnam War. 1970

Last Fillmore East show. The Allman Brothers, J. Geils Band and Albert King (who played on the theatre's opening night) are featured. 1971

Live And Let Die opens in the U.S. with the theme song written and performed by Paul McCartney (and his band Wings). It's the eighth James Bond movie and Roger Moore's debut as 007. 1973

On the strength of the smash single "Tush," ZZ Top earns a gold record for their "Fandango" album. 1975
1980's  Motorhead's "No Sleep Til Hammersmith" is #1 on the UK album chart. It is a rare live album chart topper. 1981

Who owns those Police songs? Virgin Publishing and Sting reach a settlement regarding a '77 contract. 1982

To raise money for a children's charity and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Who perform "Tommy" in its entirety for the first time in seventeen years. The show takes place at New York's Radio City Music Hall. 1989

Got 60 minutes for a 3 minute song? Aerosmith becomes the first major label group to have a song available for legal downloads. The previously unreleased, "Head First" is distributed via CompuServe. The song takes over an hour to download. 1994

"These Days" is Bon Jovi's sixth studio album. Produced by Peter Collins, Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi, the album later lands at #2 two on Q magazine's list of the Top 50 Albums of 1995. 1995

2000's  Sum 41 unfurl their "Half Hour Of Power" CD. The set contains "Grab The Devil By The Horns," "Makes No Difference" and "What I Believe." 2000

The Who's bassist, John Entwistle, dies of an apparent heart attack in Las Vegas just prior to a North American tour. Later, the coroner concludes drugs were involved. 2002

Slipknot is booed offstage while headlining Fury Fest in Le Mans, France. The group's prolonged sound check forces the event's other 12 bands to shorten their performances. As a result, the audience tosses trash and taunts Slipknot when they hit the stage. Slipknot responds by shortening their show. 2004

Rockin' The Corps all-star concert film hits theaters. The April 1st Camp Pendleton (Oceanside, CA) concert features Godsmack, KISS, Ted Nugent and Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora performing for an audience of military personnel and their families. Proceeds from the screening benefit the Support The Corps charity. 2005

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested in Stockholm, Sweden, after a drunken scuffle with security personnel at the band's hotel. Rose argues with a woman at a GN'R party, then fights guards who try to intercede. Rose is charged with damaging property, assault and threatening a police officer. The singer is freed after paying a $5,500 fine. Of course, Rose claims it was all a misunderstanding. 2006

Lostprophets release "Liberation Transmission." Ian Watkins wrote the album's first single, "Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)," after watching the '04 Zach Braff flick, Garden State. "It was (inspired by) the moment when (the film's main characters are) screaming into the quarry," says the singer. "(I like) that whole concept of screaming to remind yourself you're alive." 2006

Crossfade's "Invincible" hits radio. The track is co-produced by Crossfade frontman Ed Sloan along with veteran studio ace Steve Lillywhite (U2). The track is the first single from the group's sophomore effort, "Falling Away." 2006

The Family Values Tour starts in Virginia Beach, FL. The co-headliners are KoRn and Deftones with support from Stone Sour and Flyleaf. "We haven't toured with (Deftones) since '97 or '96, and we're really excited," says KoRn singer Jonathan Davis. 2006

Watch out Starbucks. The KISS Coffeehouse opens in Myrtle Beach, SC. KISS singer-guitarist Paul Stanley and bassist-singer Gene Simmons cut the ribbon at the cafe and meet fans. There's even a performance by the tribute act KISS Army. The eatery features KISS memorabilia. 2006

Speaking of Starbucks, Paul McCartney gives a free performance at the Amoeba Music store in Hollywood to promote his album, "Memory Almost Full" (released on Starbucks' Hear Music label). About 900 fans attend, including ex-bandmate, Ringo Starr. "It's got to be the most surreal gig ever," says McCartney. 2007

False gods? A French appeals court sides with Elton John in his claim against a Paris antique shop. In his lawsuit, John claims sculptures of four Greek gods that he purchased in '96 for $360,000 were forgeries of 18th century works. John is awarded $500,000 in damages. 2007

Queen + Paul Rodgers perform at the 90th birthday celebration for former South African President Nelson Mandela in London's Hyde Park . The concert calls attention to Mandela's 46664 campaign to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic. 2008

Linkin Park's "New Divide" is #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs Chart. 2009

A version of Ben E. King's classic "Stand By Me" recorded by Bon Jovi and bandmate Richie Sambora and exiled Iranian singer Andy Madadian premieres on producer Don Was' My Damn Channel. Bon Jovi and Madadian duet in Farsi and English. The song is intended as "a musical message of worldwide solidarity with the Iranian people"; many of whom are protesting their government's alleged election fraud. 2009

Eddie Van Halen marries publicist, Janie Liszewski, at his L.A. estate. Eddie's son, Wolfgang, is the best man. A string quartet plays Van Halen's "When It's Love" as the bride proceeds to the altar. How lovely. Eddie's ex-wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli, attends the ceremony. 2009
2010's  Lilith Fair, founded by Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan and consisting solely of female solo artists and female-led bands, ramps up for the first time in over a decade. Sheryl Crow is one of the headliners. The first stop is in Calgary but due to the sluggish economy several shows are canceled. 2010

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London select Muse's song "Survival" as the official song of the Games. "I wrote it ("Survival") with the Games in mind as it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win," says Muse's Matt Bellamy. 2012

Frontman Sully Erna's vocal issues force Godsmack to end their first European tour in nearly nine years. "On the advice of his doctors he (Erna) has been advised to not sing for the next several weeks to allow time for his vocal chords to heal," reads a statement on the band's website. 2012

Robert Plant headlines the 30th annual WOMAD festival. The three-day event, founded by Peter Gabriel, is in Charlton Park, Wiltshire, U.K. 2012

AC/DC wines are available online in the U.S. through Vinport. There are four varietals; Back In Black Shiraz, Highway To Hell Cabernet Sauvignon, Thunderstruck Chardonnay and Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc. 2012

Elton John's annual White Tie & Tiara gala raises over $4.5 million for the AIDS Foundation. One of the auction items is a $180,000 Audi RS 6 Avant car autographed by actress Gwyneth Paltrow. 2013

Adam Levine (Maroon 5) plays a songwriter in the film Begin Again. The movie, which stars Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley, opens. 2014

The surviving members of the Grateful Dead perform the first in a series of multiple venue 'farewell' concerts (Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead) in Santa Clara, CA. They open with "Truckin'." Indeed. 2015

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