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Eric "Slowhand" Clapton enters the world. His resume includes the Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominoes and a lengthy solo career. 1945
1940's  Drummer Graeme Edge (Moody Blues) has a birthday. He's from Rocester, Staffordshire, England. 1941


1950's  Procol Harum guitarist Dave Ball starts his life in Birmingham, England. In '72, he replaces Robin Trower. How do you accomplish that? 1950

Buddy Knox is a one-hit wonder. And his one hit, "Party Doll," is #1. 1957
1960's   
85 people are arrested for raucous behavior at a Paris Rolling Stones concert. 1966

The cover photo for "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is taken. A release is needed from all the living persons represented on the cover. Mae West initially declines but is later won over by a personal request from the group. 1967

Lip-sync mishap. Jimi Hendrix appears on Top of the Pops. But instead of playing the "Purple Haze" tape, a studio tech rolls Alan Price's "Simon Smith And His Amazing Dancing Bear." "I don't know the words to that one," Hendrix calmly states. 1967

"Live Yardbirds" is recorded at Anderson Theatre in New York City. Originally rejected for release by the group due to poor sound quality, the album, which features Jimmy Page, is rolled out three years later to capitalize on Page's Led Zeppelin success. 1968
1970's  The Sex Pistols play their first London show and attract an audience of 50 or so. 1976

The Eagles' "Hotel California" hits the top of the album chart. 1977

Who knew shooting pigeons from a London rehearsal hall roof was illegal? The Clash's Paul Simonon and Topper Headon are arrested for doing just that. 1978
1980's  Genesis releases "England By The Pound." 1980
1990's  Pink Floyd embark on their last world tour before breaking up. The trek is in support of their "Division Bell" album. 1994

The Gin Blossoms crack the U.S. Top 10 for the first time with the two-sided single, "Til I Hear It From You" and "Follow You Down." The single reaches #9. 1996

A contractual dispute leads Offspring to part ways with Epitaph Records. The group eventually signs with Columbia Records. 1996
2000's  I got da blues. Aerosmith's "Honkin' On Bobo," the long rumored and much anticipated Blues album, is released. It features 11 covers including "Baby, Please Don't Go," "Stop Messin' Around" and "Road Runner," and a brand new song "The Grind." 2004

A bad day for lead singers. A Perfect Circle postpones several dates on their North American tour because singer Maynard James Keenan is ill. Also, The Darkness nixes a concert in Cleveland just hours before they are scheduled to take the stage because singer Justin Hawkins lost his voice. The Darkness cancels additional shows. 2004

Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down) is acquitted of one count of simple assault in a Moss Point, MS., municipal court. The charges stemmed from a 3/5/04 altercation with a man who accused the bassist of stealing newspapers from a coin-operated vending machine. 2004

It's announced that Courtney Love has sold a 25-percent share of her stake in Nirvana's publishing rights to Larry Mestel, of Primary Wave Music Publishing. "I needed a partner to take Kurt Cobain's songs and bring them into the future and into the next generation," says Love. The grapevine claims Love made more than $50 million on the deal. 2006

The debut U.S. concert by Heaven & Hell, the band featuring a Ronnie James Dio-fronted Black Sabbath lineup, is recorded for a DVD and CD. The performance, which follows a Canadian tour, takes place at New York's Radio City Music Hall . The set list includes songs appearing on the group's "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years" compilation. 2007

Guitars signed by Bruce Springsteen, The Who's Pete Townshend and Sting are up for bid at the third annual Musicians On Call Benefit Concert and Auction in New York. The event helps support the organization's program of entertaining hospital patients through live and recorded music. 2007

Stevie Nicks performs two of her more famous songs from her tenure with Fleetwood Mac, "Landslide" and "Rhiannon," on NBC's Today Show. The appearance is in support of her career-spanning compilation, "Crystal Visions: The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks." Nicks says that even without Fleetwood Mac or solo success, she would still be performing. "I'm an entertainer," she explains. "I would be entertaining even if we didn't make it . . . Because I love to perform." 2007

Heart performs on a cruise to raise money for the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation to aid in the fight against breast cancer. The week-long Cruise For Our Cause visits several Caribbean locations. The excursion is organized by Olivia, a travel company that caters exclusively to the lesbian community. 2008

The Rolling Stones and director Martin Scorsese attend the New York premiere of the band's Shine A Light concert film. 2008

Saliva's Josey Scott has an emergency operation to treat a hemorrhaged arterial bleeding ulcer. The surgery, which takes place in Jackson, TN, forces Saliva to cancel 13 appearances on the Snocore tour. 2009

Tickets for U2's first four North American shows (Chicago, Toronto, Boston and New York) on their 360 Tour sell out in record time. The band then schedules an extra concert in each city. 2009
2010's  Barenaked Ladies issue their 11th studio album, "All In Good Time." It's their first set following the departure of singer Steven Page. 2010

The Who close out a series of concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall marking the 10th anniversary of benefit shows in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity. They perform a complete rendition of their '73 rock opera "Quadrophenia" with guest vocalists Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) and Tom Meighan (Kasabian). 2010

Paul McCartney performs at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time since '93. The show is a stop on his Up and Coming tour. McCartney's old band (pre-Wings even), The Beatles, played the Bowl in '64 and '65. 2010

The 51st birthday party for Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell (his actual B-Day was the day before) at Les Deux in L.A. is also the band's first appearance with bassist Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver). One of the songs is a rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love." Good call. 2010

A rare, signed copy of The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" sells for $290,500 at an auction in Texas. The previous record for a signed cover was $150,000 for the band's '64 set "Meet The Beatles." 2013

Bachman-Turner Overdrive are inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame as part of the 43rd Annual Juno Awards at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 2014

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil performs the National Anthem before the Las Vegas Outlaws debut game at the Thomas & Mack Center. Rockstar Sports Group, of which Neil is a partner, were awarded the Arena Football League franchise the previous September. 2015

Van Halen shut down Hollywood Boulevard to play their hits on the first of a two-night run on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Singer David Lee Roth cuts his nose while furiously twirling a metal baton during the opening number, "Panama." He gets it bandaged and carries on but the injury requires fourteen stitches. The mini-concert promotes the group's album "Tokyo Dome Live In Concert." 2015

"Led Zeppelin," a concert film opens in U.S. theaters. The two-hour film features over a dozen live performances from the '70s. 2015

Brian-Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of Brian Wilson, a tribute concert honoring the Beach Boys' singer/songwriter is held in L.A. The show features appearances by The Killers' Brandon Flowers, Heart's Ann Wilson and Wilson Phillips. 2015

Andy 'Thunderclap' Newman dies at age 73. His namesake band (Thunderclap Newman) was formed by The Who's Pete Townshend and manager Kit Lambert as a showpiece for Newman, John 'Speedy' Keen and Jimmy McCulloch. The group was best known for '69's "Something In The Air." 2016


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