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The Doors' keyboardist, Raymond (Ray) Daniel Manzarek, (top left) is born in Chicago. 1939
1950's  Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is born. 1950

Michael McDonald is born in St. Louis. Though McDonald was in Steely Dan, he's best known as the frontman for the Doobie Brothers (during their most commercially successful period). 1952

Screamin' Jay Hawkins records his one and only classic "I Put A Spell On You" in NY. 1956

1960's   
A New York Times review claims the frenzied audience at NY's Carnegie Hall put on the show and that The Beatles merely accompanied them. 1964

The Who's "My Generation" anchors the #74 spot on the U.S. pop charts. Of course, the song becomes an anthem. 1966

The law raids Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards' house where they find "various substances of suspicious nature." Richards' legal troubles along with the drug related arrests of Mick Jagger and Brian Jones nearly halts the Stones. It's a miracle the group survives, though it's not surprising Brian doesn't. 1967

Proving you can go home again, Jimi Hendrix returns to Garfield High School. He had dropped out of the Seattle school. This time around he gets the key to the city. 1968

"Steppenwolf The Second" goes gold. The album, containing the major hit, "Magic Carpet Ride," peaked two months earlier. 1969
1970's  Bassist Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is born in Scarborough, Ontario. 1970

Yes release one of their best songs "Roundabout." Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" peaks at #15 while the Faces log their biggest hit, "Stay With Me," which gets to #17. 1972

The Sex Pistols launch their first U.K. tour with Eddie & The Hot Rods. There is assorted violence and scantily clad women dancing the audience. In short order, the Pistols are dropped from the trek. 1976

"A Day At The Races" gets to #5 in the U.S. The Queen album was a chart-topper in their native England. 1977

The Police record their first single, "Fall Out" b/w "Nothing Achieving." These songs have original guitarist Henri Padovani (rather than Andy Summers). 1977
1980's   
Ozzy Osbourne tours the U.K. for the first time in three years. 1986

Axl Rose walks off the stage during a Guns N' Roses concert in Phoenix. Their subsequent shows supporting David Lee Roth are canceled as rumors circulate that Rose has a) lost his voice or b) been fired from the group. Turns out, neither is correct. 1988
1990's   
Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Don Henley perform at Rainforest Foundation benefit held at Hollywood's China Club. The event raises $1 million. 1990

Alice In Chains' "Jar Of Flies" tops the U.S. album chart. It's the first EP to hit #1 on the survey. 1994

Oasis embark on a twelve stop U.S. promotional tour in support of "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?" 1996

Smashing Pumpkins' single "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" is a certified gold record. 1996

David Bowie gets a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame. 1997
2000's  Representatives for Queens Of The Stone Age announce that bassist Nick Oliveri has left the band. This follows the exit of guitarist-singer Mark Lanegan. 2004

Stairway to a Grammy Award. Led Zeppelin receives the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award. Jerry Lee Lewis and Janis Joplin are also honored. The awards are handed out the day before the L.A. Grammy ceremony. 2005

Hear and Now: A Concert to Benefit the Victims of the La Conchita Landslide has performances by Jackson Browne, Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) and Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield and Loggins & Messina). Proceeds from the Santa Barbara show go to the American Red Cross in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. 2005

Heaven & Hell, which essentially started as Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio rather than Ozzy Osbourne, becomes less Sabbath-oriented when it's announced that veteran drummer Vinny Appice has replaced Bill Ward. "We didn't feel as if it was going quite right from Bill's side and our side," says guitarist Tony Iommi. "There's no bad vibes or nothing; it's no breakup or anything like that." 2007

The Stand Up For A Cure concert series supporting New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center kicks off with a Bon Jovi performance at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Profits benefit the facility's research programs and patient support. The show is dedicated to guitarist Richie Sambora's father, who passed away in '07 from lung cancer. 2008

Simple Plan release their self-titled third album containing "When I'm Gone" and "Your Love Is A Lie." 2008

Limp Bizkit announce that they have reunited to tour and record an album, with all five original members. "We decided we were more disgusted and bored with the state of heavy popular music than we were with each other," reads a joint statement from singer Fred Durst and guitarist Wes Borland. 2009

Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen land in second and third place (behind Madonna) on Billboard's Moneymakers list, after raking in more than $157 million and $156 million, respectively, in '08 music sales and tour revenue. The Police are #4 earning just under $110 million. 2009
2010's  A commercial for Citroen's DS3 car model, using archival John Lennon footage discussing the creative process, creates a stir in the U.K. Fans question why Yoko Ono allowed the French automaker use of the clip. In the commercial Lennon says, "Do something of your own, start something new. Live your life now." Later, John's son Sean defends his mother's decision saying the intent was not financial but an effort "to keep him {Lennon} out there in the world. No new LPs, so {a} TV ad is exposure to young." 2010

A 25th anniversary cover of "We Are The World" premieres on NBC. Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) and Carlos Santana are among the performers. The song is issued to raise money for the earthquake relief effort in Haiti. 2010

The Wolfman, a remake of the classic '41 horror movie, is in theaters. The "howling voice" is provided by the clean-shaven Gene Simmons (KISS). 2010

The Foo Fighters win big at the 54th annual Grammy Awards. "White Limo" wins the trophy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. "Walk" is awarded a Grammy for Best Rock Song and for Best Rock Performance while "Wasting Light" is honored as the Best Rock Album. The show's big finale, a medley of "Golden Slumbers"/"Carry That Weight"/"The End" is led by Paul McCartney. He is joined by Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Joe Walsh (The Eagles). 2012

Bullet For My Valentine unleash "Temper Temper" with the 'bloody hands' cover. 2013

Eddie Van Halen speaks at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and Zocalo Public Square in Washington D.C. As a Dutch immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen Van Halen discusses his American journey and the group he founded. 2015

Guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen is inducted into the Swedish Music Hall Of Fame. 2015

Sam Andrew, guitarist and a founding member of Big Brother And The Holding Company, passes away following complications from open-heart surgery. The band served as Janis Joplin's launching pad. On the classic album "Cheap Thrills," Andrew composed and sang, with Joplin, "Combination Of The Two." He was 73. 2015

Former Flyleaf vocalist and songwriter, Lacey Sturm, rolls out her debut solo album, "Life Screams." 2016

Elvis Costello's concert film "Detour Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall" is released. 2016



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