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Queen’s Freddie Mercury (lower right) dies of complications from AIDS. 1991
1940's  Legendary bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn has a birthday. His is known for his session work as well as his lengthy stint with Booker T. & The MGs. 1941

The Beatles’ original drummer Pete Best is born in Madras, India. He spends two years with the group before being unceremoniously sacked in favor of Ringo Starr in ‘62. 1941

Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O.) drummer Bev Bevan starts life in Sparkhill, Birmingham, England. 1944
1950's  Robert Lewis "Bob" Burns Jr. enters the world. The drummer was an original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd. 1950

Drummer Clem Burke (Clement Anthony Bozewski) is born in Bayonne, NJ. He is recruited by Chris Stein and Debbie Harry when they start Blondie. 1955
1960's  Stone Roses’ guitarist, John Squire, celebrates his birthday. 1962

The Beatles begin the “Sgt. Pepper’s” sessions. Ironically, they start on John Lennon’s “Strawberry Fields Forever” which doesn’t appear until the next album “Magical Mystery Tour.” 1966

The Beatles release “The White Album” in the U.S. 1968

The Rolling Stones incredible “Let It Bleed” album is certified gold. The title track, “Live With Me,” “Midnight Rambler,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Gimme Shelter” make this effort among the Stones' best. 1969

1970's  Chad Taylor has a birthday. The Baltimore native is the lead guitarist for Live. He’s also a founding member. 1970

In the time before MTV - Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert debuts on ABC. Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band and Chuck Berry are on the late-night opener. Kirshner’s deadpan, stilted introductions are mimicked by comedians across the country. 1972
1990's  Reverend Little Richard officiates the marriage of pop singer Cyndi Lauper and actor David Thornton. 1991

Oasis earn the Best U.K. Band trophy at the first annual MTV Europe Music Awards held in Berlin. 1994

Pearl Jam’s “Live On Two Legs,” with “Daughter,” “Even Flow,” and “Better Man,” is released. It’s one of those rare Top 20 live albums. 1998

Eddie Money appears on The Drew Carey Show. The plot is incredibly far-fetched (even for that comedy show) and Money doesn’t even sing. 1999
2000's  Nickelback's Chad Kroeger wins the Rock Music Award at the 14th annual SOCAN (Canada`s Grammys) Awards for "Hero," from 2002`s Spider-Man soundtrack. "Hero" also features Saliva`s Josey Scott. International Achievement Awards are presented for Nickelback`s "How You Remind Me" and Default`s "Wasting My Time." 2003

Talk about the great divide. An intoxicated Scott Stapp gets into a brawl with members of 311 at a Baltimore hotel. 311 singer S.A. Martinez, suffers a fractured knuckle during the altercation and maintains that he and his bandmates acted in self-defense." 2005

Evanescence's "The Open Door" is certified platinum by music-industry organization the RIAA. Selling 450,000 copies in its first week of release, the album only needed five weeks to pass the 1 million-sales mark. According to singer Amy Lee, songs on the album cover "a broader range of emotions" than the band's previous efforts -- "not just pain and sadness, but also anger and, yes, even happiness." 2006

Axl Rose drops Eagles Of Death Metal from the Guns N’ Roses’ tour after one performance (in Cleveland). Helmet joins Sebastian Bach (ex-Poison) to fill the opener slots. 2006

Interviews with U2's Bono and the Edge are featured on the first episode of HBO's Off the Record. The series is hosted by Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart. 2006

The BBC Concert Orchestra performs "Popcorn Superhet Receiver," an orchestral piece composed by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood in London. 2006

Fender sells replicas of Eric Clapton's famous guitar "Blackie." 2006

Wildfires burn through Malibu (CA) destroying dozens of homes including one owned by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. The mansion, which had been on the market for $4.8 million, "burnt to a crisp" according to Flea in a text message to the Los Angeles Times. The home was not the bassist's primary residence. 2007

China’s communist government condemns Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy." They claim the album as an attack on the country and say GN'R is part of a Western conspiracy to "grasp and control the world using democracy as a pawn." Really? Who in their right mind would use GN’R as a tool to rule the world? 2008

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers roll out "The Live Anthology," a box set that includes recordings and video footage from throughout their career. 2009

Eighteen years to the day after Freddie Mercury’s death (see above), Queen guitarist Brian May attends a ceremony to honor Freddie Mercury in Feltham, Middlesex, U.K. The tribute includes the unveiling of a Hollywood-style star honoring the singer. Mercury moved to the town when he was 17. "I am delighted that at last we are honoring Freddie Mercury's memory and his achievements with a permanent memorial," says memorial organizer Paul Jabbal. "As well as celebrating his life and success, it can serve as a reminder to local people that it doesn't matter where you come from, if you work hard you can succeed in whatever you do." 2009
2010's   
Kid Rock's “Born Free” debuts at #1 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart. The Rick Rubin produced album, Rock's eighth studio effort, also debuts at #5 on the 200 chart. 2010

Imagine Dragons win the Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock trophy at the pop oriented American Music Awards. 2013

A day for compilations. Soundgarden’s "Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path," a 3-CD, 50-track rarities collection, and “REMTV,” a DVD/CD set that chronicles R.E.M.’s numerous MTV appearances, are out. 2014

Foo Fighters sell their own Christmas sweaters with the design of a Rock-n-Roll gingerbread man. 2014

Unused photographs taken during The Beatles Abbey Road photo session are sold at auction for £180,000. The outtakes show The Beatles out of step and walking in the opposite direction. 2014

Scorpions are the first band to perform in Paris since an extremist group orchestrated a terror attack that left 130 dead. Fans sing the French national anthem during the sold-out concert at the Bercy arena. 2015


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