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Alice In Chains vocalist, the late Layne Staley, is born in a Seattle suburb. 1967
1930's  Rockabilly legend Delmar Allen 'Dale' Hawkins is born in Gold Mine, LA. The Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame member is best known for "Susie Q" which was famously covered by Creedence Clearwater Revival. 1936
1950's  Elvis Presley begins filming his first movie, Love Me Tender. It's a shaky start to an even shakier movie career. 1956

Living Colour's guitarist Vernon Reid is born. 1958

1960's  Debbi Peterson (The Bangles) is born in Northridge, Los Angeles, California. She's the kid sister of Vicki, the bandís guitarist. 1961

Jerry Lee Lewis is cast as Iago in Catch My Soul, a musical version of Shakespeare's Othello. Somewhat surprisingly, Lewis garners good reviews. 1966

Cynthia Lennon sues John for divorce (on the day before their sixth wedding anniversary). Coming back from a vacation she discovers her husband has taken up with Yoko Ono. 1968
1970's  Creedence Clearwater Revival claim the top album slot with "Cosmo's Factory." 'Cosmo' is drummer Doug Clifford's nickname and Cosmo's Factory is the moniker for the group's rehearsal space. 1970

Eric Clapton's Derek and the Dominoes begin recording their only album but "Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs" is a classic. 1970

Birthday wishes to Craig Finn, frontman for The Hold Steady. 1971

Matchbox 20's drummer Paul Douchette has a birthday. 1972

Peter Frampton mania is in full bloom as the singer/guitarist plays the first of three sold out Madison Square Garden shows. 1977

Robert Levon Been, bassist/guitarist/singer for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, is born. 1978

Led Zeppelin's "In Through The Out Door," is released. It's the last album before drummer John Bonham's death. 1979
1980's  Foreignerís "4" is the top album in the U.S. The set features "Urgent," with a Jr. Walker sax solo, and the mega-ballad, "Waiting For A Girl Like You." The album has a ten week run at #1. 1981

AC/DC headlines Englandís Monsters Of Rock Tour. 1981

The Band's Levon Helm performs at the Stone Pony is Asbury Park, NJ. Well known local, Bruce Springsteen, joins Helm for "Up On Cripple Creek" and Little Richard's "Luiclle." 1987

Red Hot Chili Peppers issue, "Mother's Milk." The album, containing a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground," is the group's first with guitarist John Frusciante. 1989
1990's   
Pearl Jam's "Ten" LP peaks at #2 (behind Country raver Billy Ray Cyrus) on the U.S. chart. 1992

Pearl Jamís manager Kelly Curtis announces that drummer Dave Abbruzzese has left the band to formally study music. Four days later Abbruzzese claims he was fired. Jack Irons is his replacement. 1994

The soundtrack for the film Empire Records has the Gins Blossoms' hit "Til I Hear It From You." 1995
2000's  Ex-Fuel drummer Kevin Miller files a lawsuit in a Pennsylvania court against several corporate entities that represent his former band. Miller, who was kicked out of the group in August '04, seeks unspecified compensation. He claims that he's owed $141,000 from an advance Fuel received for their '03 "Natural Selection" album, and is also seeking a cut of the profits from his last tour with the group, which he was told "did not make any money." 2005

Army Of Anyone, with ex-Filter frontman Richard Patrick and sibling Stone Temple Pilots, Dean and Robert DeLeo, shoot a video in L.A. for their self-titled debut album's first single "Goodbye." 2006

Gov't Mule, fronted by Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes, release "High & Mighty." "We took the interplay that happens onstage and utilized it to create something magical in the studio," says Haynes. 2006

An Ox's Tale, a documentary about John Entwistle, the late bassist for The Who, is released on DVD. Narrated by Peter Frampton, the package includes Entwistle concert footage and interviews. Ox was Entwistle's nickname. 2006

The Knacks original drummer, Bruce Gary, dies at age 55 in Tarzana, CA, after a battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He played on the band's chart-topping '79 hit "My Sharona." 2006

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kid Rock perform together on ABC's Good Morning America. 2008

The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association honor Jackson Browne as its Environmentalist of the Year at the organization's annual Waterman's Weekend bash in Dana Point, CA. The benefit raises money for the SIMA Environmental Fund. 2008

Nine Inch Nails begin their Wave Goodbye club tour in New York. "NIN as a touring live band... is stopping," explains frontman Trent Reznor. "I think creatively, my time would be better spent on other stuff that could be NIN or outside NIN." 2009

Ozzy Osbourne performs during the closing festivities of the BlizzCon gaming convention in Anaheim, CA. 2009
2010's  All You Need Is Klaus, an Inside The Music segment airs on the Smithsonian Channel. It looks at the life of musician and artist Klaus Voormann. He was The Beatles friend in Hamburg and did the cover artwork for the "Revolver" album. In addition, Voormann was the bassist for Manfred Mann in the '60s. The segment features appearances by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. 2010

The Red Hot Chili Peppers stream their tenth album, "I'm With You," online via iTunes. The group also puts on a global listening party that is broadcast at Redhotchilipeppers.com. The CD drops a week later. 2011

Songwriter Jerry Leiber passes away in L.A. Leiber, and co-writer Mike Stoller, composed "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock," both major hits for Elvis Presley. The pair also penned chart toppers for The Drifters, The Coasters and Ben E King. They wrote fifteen #1 hits and entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in '87. 2011

Nick Ashford, one half of the legendary Motown songwriting team of Ashford and Simpson, dies of throat cancer in New York City. The pair composed "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing." 2011

Billboard reports that Linkin Park's debut album, "Hybrid Theory," released in '00, has sold over 10 million copies in the U.S., enough to earn the group a diamond certification. 2012

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan uses Twisted Sister's '84 hit "We're Not Gonna Take It" as intro music at a rally in Pennsylvania, which brings the wrath of Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. "I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan's use of my band Twisted Sister's song in any capacity," says Snider. "There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with." 2012

Jack White is named an honorary dean of the Fermatta Music Academy in Mexico City. "The sense of being a musician is making art, and I do not care whether it is solo or as part of a collective project," says the former White Stripes/Raconteurs frontman. White is also presented a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Aerosmith ("Sweet Emotion"), Journey ("Donít Stop Believin'") and the Rolling Stones ("Brown Sugar") land on Match.com's survey titled All Amped Up: The Single Best List of Pre-Date Anthems. 2013

30 Seconds To Mars take fans on a musical three-day camping trip in Malibu. Camp Mars activities include "hiking, climbing, yoga, cooking classes and camp fire sing-a-longs." 2015

The Sebastian Bach & Suzanne Le Rock N' Roll Wedding Extravaganza has the former Skid Row frontman and his bride inviting fans to their wedding reception in San Jose for a mere $300 per person. 2015


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