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A one-time elementary school music teacher but better known as the vocalist for Styx, Dennis DeYoung (on far left), is born in Chicago. 1947
1930's  John Lennon's second, and last wife, Yoko Ono, a Japanese-American conceptual artist and musician, starts her life. 1933
1950's  Bachman-Turner Overdrive drummer Robbie Bachman has a birthday. 1953

In a low point not only for Rock n' Roll but music in general, Pat Boone's white-bread cover of "Tutti Frutti" hits #12 on the pop charts. Little Richard's original didn't make a dent though it is infinitely superior. This is nothing less than a crime. But it does shows the power of segregation in the '50s. 1956

1960's  Having joined the Marines, the Everly Brothers (Phil and Don), perform in uniform on the Ed Sullivan Show. 1962

Guitarist David Gilmour replaces Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd. Barrett, who is suffering from a mental breakdown, checks into a psychiatric hospital and eventually goes into seclusion. 1968

1970's  KISS release their self-titled debut album. It stiffs. 1974

1980's  Bill Wyman announced in '83 that he's leaving the Rolling Stones but the bassist stays with the group for several more years before actually departing in '92. 1980

"Born To Be My Baby" from Bon Jovi gets to #3 on the pop charts. 1989

1990's  Frontman Vince Neil leaves Motley Crue after 11 years to focus on his career as a race car driver and the Vince Neil Racing Team. A '92 crash in Long Beach leads Neil to retire from racing (and return to Motley Crue). 1992

Hootie and the Blowfish peak at #10 with "Hold My Hand." 1995

Suffering from complications resulting from drug and alcohol abuse, The Replacements' Bob Stinson dies. 1995
2000's   
The three surviving members of Alice In Chains perform at a tsunami-relief benefit concert in Seattle and raise over $100,000. Filling in for the late Layne Stayley are Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan, Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin and Damageplan's Pat Lachman. Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic hosts the event. 2005

I want you to want pizza! Cheap Trick's Rick Neilson appears on the Food Network's Inside Dish providing a tour of the Chicago restaurant he owns, Piece Brewery and Pizzeria. 2005

Linkin Park (with Jay-Z), Story Of The Year, Gavin Rossdale, Rob Zombie, Filter's Richard Patrick, ex-Cult guitarist Billy Duffy and Camp Freddy perform at the Music For Relief organization's Concert for South Asia in Anaheim, CA. A family emergency forces Ozzy Osbourne to cancel his appearance. He later issues an apology. Proceeds aid tsunami victims. 2005

The film Constantine with Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and Keanu Reeves opens. Rossdale plays "Satan's Salesman." 2005

The Rolling Stones play a free concert at Rio de Janeiro's, Copacabana Beach. "City Hall considers this show to be like another New Year," says a Rio official. "We will treat it like that." The concert is simulcast live over the Internet via AOL Music. It's the group's first Rio show in eight years. 2006

The Rolling Stones unveil a line of auto-racing-themed merchandise for the Daytona 500 -- NASCAR's biggest race. The new products sport a variation on the Stones' tongue-and-lips logo, with the red of the tongue replaced by a checkered-flag design. That'll get those Keith Urban fans to buy "Sticky Fingers." 2007

The CBS drama Cold Case features Bob Dylan's music. The plot for the episode, titled "Blood on the Tracks," is loosely based on the eight Dylan songs played during the show, including "Like a Rolling Stone," "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and "All Along The Watchtower." 2007

In San Francisco, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic performs with Flipper at the group's release party for their Flipper -- Live Target Video 1980-81 DVD. 2008

Bon Jovi launches their U.S. tour in Omaha. Daughty, fronted by former American Idol runner-up Chris Daughtry, is the opening act on the two-and-a-half month trek. 2008

Stage Three Music, the publisher that owns the rights to Aerosmith's "Back In The Saddle" files a copyright-infringement claim against Virginia Republican congressman Eric Cantor. The #2 Republican in the House, used the '70's hit in a YouTube video celebrating his party's solidarity against President Obama's stimulus plan and to symbolize that "the House GOP is back" after major Election Day losses. The clip is quickly taken down. 2009

U2's Bono performs with Coldplay's Chris Martin and The Killers at a London charity show for War Child. The organization aids young people in war-stricken areas. 2009
2010's  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarists Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton launch their North American tour at New York's Madison Square Garden. Though the two performed together sporadically over the years this is their first joint trek. Both were in the legendary Yardbirds but not at the same time. Beck was Clapton's replacement. 2010

The Federal Trade Commission and Ticketmaster (now part of Live Nation Entertainment) reach a settlement regarding the 'deceptive tactics' they used in '09 when they sent Bruce Springsteen fans to secondary-ticket retailer TicketsNow when regular-priced tickets were still available. Under the settlement, Ticketmaster refunds ticket buyers the difference between the regular cost of the tickets and the higher price they paid through TicketsNow. 2010

Radiohead release "The King Of Limbs," their eighth studio album, for download. The physical CD is out a month later. 2010

Stevie Wonder performs at Whitney Houston's memorial service in Newark, NJ. He sings "Ribbon In The Sky" in honor of the pop diva. 2012

Slash, Lenny Kravitz and Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) appear at the 70th birthday celebration for boxing legend Muhammad Ali. "Muhammad Ali is and always has been a role model and a hero to me," says Slash. "It's a huge privilege to be able to perform in his honor. He is one of the great icons of American culture and history." The Ali tribute is at the 16th annual Power Of Love Gala, a charity fundraiser in Las Vegas. 2012

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose writes an open letter protesting the Copenhagen Zoo's killing of a two-year-old giraffe to feed to lions while visitors were watching. The letter followed a series of sarcastic tweets calling attention to the killing of the baby male giraffe named Marius. 2014

Iron Maiden reveals that frontman Bruce Dickinson has completed a seven-week cancer treatment program consisting of chemotherapy and radiology. A routine checkup the previous year showed a small tumor on the back of the singer's tongue. The tumor is caught in early stages. 2015

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page is honored with a special one-off Rock n' Roll Soul award, at the NME Awards in Austin, TX. The actual ceremony takes place ln London at the O2 Academy Brixton. 2015

Dropkick Murphys launch their 20 Year Anniversary Tour at House Of Blues in Cleveland. 2016



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