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The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, is born in a one-room shack near Barnwell, South Carolina. The Soul legend's style, sound and stage presentation had a major impact on Rock. He was also influential in the development of Funk, Hip-Hop and Rap. 1933
1950's  A Rock n' Roll 'riot' occurs at the Boston Arena. Show host, DJ Alan Freed, tells the audience, "The police don't want you to have fun." There are alleged stabbings, lootings and drugs, along with several arrests. Pretty heavy stuff. So much for the 'innocent' '50s. 1958
1960's   
Stevie Wonder, performing "Fingertips," makes his debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. 1964

The Beach Boys tour with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Maharishi's lectures on spiritual enlightenment bomb and the tour falls apart. 1968

Jimi Hendrix gets busted at the Toronto airport for possession of narcotics. He claims a fan gave him the drugs and that he had no idea what they were. 1969
1970's  Saliva vocalist, Josey Scott, is born in Memphis. 1971

Grand Funk Railroad, having been dismissed by the press as untalented riff mongers, holds a New York press conference. They invite 150 journalists. Six show up. It's the first press conference in history that doesn't run out of booze. 1971

Aerosmith's fourth studio album, "Rocks," is in stores. The set features "Back In The Saddle." 1976

Paul McCartney and Wings start their Wings Over America Tour in Fort Worth, TX. The show is McCartney's first U.S. performance since The Beatles last concert in '66 at Candlestick Park. 1976

The film FM, a fictionalized view of life at a radio station, premieres in L.A. It bombs but the soundtrack, featuring Tom Petty, Steely Dan, The Eagles and Neil Young, is a hit. 1978
1980's  Bob Seger's album, "Against The Wind," begins a six week run at the top of the U.S. album chart. The record stays on the chart for 110 weeks. 1980

It's a good day for Seger (see above). His "American Storm" album, with "Like A Rock," peaks at #13 on the U.S. album chart. 1986

Robert Palmer's "Addicted To Love" is the #1 pop song in the U.S. At #4 is Van Halen's "Why Can't This Be Love" followed by the Rolling Stones' cover of "Harlem Shuffle." 1986
1990's  Ten months after its release, the Wallflowers' "Bringing Down The Horse" peaks at #4 on the U.S. album chart. 1997
2000's  A news release states George Harrison has undergone cancer surgery. Early prognosis is good but it doesn't last. 2001

It's announced that Disturbed has tapped ex-Union Underground member John Moyer to fill the bass slot vacated late in '03 by Steve 'Fuzz' Kmak. Meanwhile, Incubus posts online the video for "Talk Shows on Mute," the second single from their "A Crow Left Of The Murder" CD. 2004

The prosecutor in the misdemeanor drug case against Courtney Love says she tested positive for cocaine and other drugs after her October '03 arrest. Assistant City Attorney Jerry Baik declines to identify the other drugs. 2004

"Pretty In Black," the Ravonettes sophomore album, is out. 2005

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry releases his self-titled solo album. He covers The Doors' "Crystal Ship" and Woody Guthrie's "Vigilante Man." "Shakin' The Cage" is the first single. 2005

Nine Inch Nails unleash "With Teeth," the band's fourth studio album. A N.I.N. tour headed by Trent Reznor, with vocalist Alessandro Cortini, guitarist Aaron North, A Perfect Circle/ex-Marilyn Manson bassist Jeordie White and drummer Jerome Dillon is already underway. "This is a new entity that feels very fresh and vital," claims Reznor. 2005

Limp Bizkit's steps up with their fifth album, "The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1)," containing "The Truth." 2005

A London court rules that Purple Haze Records does not have the right to distribute or sell Jimi Hendrix's music. Experience Hendrix, the business entity that oversees Hendrix's musical legacy, brought the action to halt the unauthorized use of the late guitarist's recordings. 2006

Yet another retirement announcement? David Bowie says he's "fed up" with the music industry and plans spending some time away from the spotlight. "I'm taking a year off-no touring, no albums," Bowie tells Vanity Fair magazine. He's already got a light schedule because he later admits, "one day, I watched three Woody Allen movies in a row." Hope it was the earlier, funny ones. 2006

Neil Young releases "Living With War." He says the (President) Bush bashing, anti-war (Iraq) album is "Metal Folk protest." 2006

Blur drummer Dave Rowntree runs as a Labour Party candidate in the Westminster area of London for a local council seat. "In my experience of living (in Westminster), it all looks lovely-there are hanging baskets everywhere-but you only need to scratch the surface and see that there's a lot of deprivation and a lot of inequality around," says Rowntree. He runs in a predominantly conservative district. He doesn't get elected. 2007

Having already performed at a Barrack Obama rally, John Mellencamp does the same at a Hillary Clinton campaign stop. "I'm not endorsing any (presidential) candidate," says Mellencamp. "I'm just supporting the Democrats in hopes that we can turn this country around." 2008

Deep Purple's Ian Gillan, Cream's Jack Bruce and the Guess Who's Randy Bachman perform the first of two Toronto benefit concerts celebrating the life of guitar virtuoso Jeff Healey. The shows raise money the Daisy's Eye Cancer Fund, which supports children stricken with retinoblastoma. Healey, who lost his sight as an infant due to the disease, passed away March 2 at age 41. 2008

Jon Bon Jovi is one of fourteen inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. "This group of Hall of Famers embodies the spirit of New Jersey, a combination of drive, determination and creativity that has led them to greatness," says NJ Governor John Corzine. "I'll stack up Jersey to just about anywhere there is," adds Bon Jovi who is recognized for both his musical contributions and his charitable work. 2009

A celebration of Folk legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday draws Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, John Mellencamp and Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes. The Clearwater Concert: Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders at New York's Madison Square Garden raises funds for Seeger's Hudson River Sloop Clearwater organization, which focuses on keeping the Hudson River clean. 2009

Speaking of Pearl Jam, their songs are featured on the two-episode season finale of the CBS police drama Cold Case. The shows, titled "The Long Blue Line" and "Into the Blue" (airing a week later) include tunes from the band's debut album, '91's "Ten." 2009

No Doubt's reunion tour starts in Atlantic City. It's the group's first trek since '04. 2009
2010's  Elton John is banned from performing in Egypt. The ban follows comments made in a Parade magazine interview where Elton claimed Jesus was a "super-intelligent gay man." He also criticized the policies of Middle Eastern countries toward homosexuals. 2010

"In Your Dreams," Stevie Nicks' first album in a decade, is out. It's the Fleetwood Mac vocalist's seventh record as a solo artist. 2011

The Beastie Boys unleash their long anticipated "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2." The multiple delays were due to Adam Yauch's ongoing battle with cancer (see below). 2011

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?, an autobiography by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, is in bookstores. The publisher, Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins, says the 400 page book has "all the unexpurgated, brain-jangling tales of debauchery, sex and drugs and transcendence you will ever want to hear." 2011

An exhibition of Mick Jagger portraits opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Mick Jagger: Young in the 60s exhibit features twelve portraits of the Rolling Stones frontman taken by Gered Mankowitz, the band's first official photographer, and others. This is the gallery's first photo exhibition solely on Jagger. 2011

The Adam Yauch Playground is dedicated. Formerly known as Palmetto Playground, the recreational area is near Yauch's childhood home in Brooklyn Heights. Fellow Beastie Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz attends. Yauch, aka MCA, died of cancer in '12 at age 47. 2013

It's the first Metallica Night at AT&T Park as the San Francisco Giants play the visiting L.A. Dodgers. Metallica performs the National Anthem and throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Ticket holders receive a limited edition Metallica/Giants hat with a portion of the sales donated to charity. 2013

The Rolling Stones 50 & Counting tour begins at the Staples Center in L.A. 2013

Mark Hoppus joins All Time Low on stage in L.A. for a rendition of "Tidal Waves," an ATL ballad featuring the Blink-182 singer. 2015



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