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Neil Young is born in the free world (Toronto, Canada). Hey, hey, my, my. 1945
1940's  Organist and namesake of the legendary Memphis group, Booker T. & The MGs, Booker T. Jones celebrates his birthday. 1944

Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, Blue Oyster Cult’s guitarist-songwriter, enters a "stunned" world (born in Long Island, NY). 1947
1950's  According to the Billboard DJ poll, Elvis Presley is the year’s most promising Country & Western Artist. In addition, Chuck Berry is named the Most Promising R&B Artist. 1955
1960's  David Warren "Dave" Ellefson, a founding member, along with Dave Mustaine, of Megadeth is born in Jackson, MN. 1964

Johnny Rivers' “Poor Side Of Town" is #1. 1966
1970's  Jim Morrison’s last concert with The Doors. It's in New Orleans. 1970

Queen embark on their first major UK tour supporting Mott The Hopple. 1973

“Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols” is #1 in the U.K. The album can’t crack the Top 100 in the U.S., though it eventually goes platinum as it becomes recognized for being the Punk classic that it is. 1977

Jefferson Airplane’s Marty Balin tries his hand at Rock opera with “Rock Justice.” It’s about a musician on trial for not having a hit record. Interesting premise but a flop. Rock operas should be left to the master, Pete Townshend. 1979

1990's  Judas Priest’s Rob Halford makes a one-off appearance fronting Black Sabbath, when Sabbath vocalist Ronnie James Dio bails. Dio is ticked because Ozzy Osbourne is reforming the original Black Sabbath, which obviously doesn’t include him. 1992

It's Melissa Etheridge Day at her old high school in Leavenworth, KS. 1994
2000's   
Courtney Love pleads innocent to drug charges stemming from an October 2nd arrest. She makes a long and rambling statement in a Beverly Hills courtroom. 2003

Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones lose separate court cases. The Stones, who asked a London High Court for an audit of their former record label, Decca Music Group, gets sent to arbitration while Stewart must return a $780,000 advance for a cancelled tour. 2004

Day Tripper or space cadet? Paul McCartney is the first musician to broadcast live music into space when a segment of his Anaheim show is beamed, via NASA, to the International Space Station 220 miles above the Earth. 2005

This is a call. Foo Fighters make their fourth appearance on Saturday Night Live. Foo frontman Dave Grohl was also on SNL twice as Nirvana's drummer. 2005

Alice In Chains perform the national anthem prior to the NFL match-up between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. 2006

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap. AC/DC’s frontman Brian Johnson is involved in a car accident in while competing in the finale of the U.K. reality-TV series The Race. During the Grand Prix event in Northamptonshire, England, Johnson's vehicle clips the rear of a race car driven by R&B singer Ms. Dynamite, who loses control and crashes into a wall. Dynamite is airlifted to a local hospital with minor injuries while Johnson, who is uninjured, goes on to win the contest. That's the AC/DC way to do it. 2006

Ravonettes release their third album, “Lust Lust Lust.” 2007

E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt launches a program to educate middle-school and high-school students about the history of Rock music. The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation partners with the National Association for Music Education and Scholastic publishers for Little Steven's Rock and Roll High School. "Our joint efforts will ensure that future generations will continue to be inspired, motivated and enlightened by the worldwide common ground communication of Rock & Roll," says Van Zandt. 2007

Bruce Springsteen makes a post-Veterans Day visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Injured military personnel attended a Springsteen concert that evening. 2007

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich no longer owns the Jean-Michel Basquiat painting "Untitled (Boxer)." He sells the expressionist piece, created in ’82, for $13.5 million (less commission) at a Christie's auction in New York. The artwork was featured in the ‘04 Metallica documentary, Some Kind Of Monster. 2008

Are you sure this is the Country Music Awards? Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant is a winner at the 42nd annual CMA Awards in Nashville. Plant and his" Raising Sand "collaborator Alison Krauss earn the Musical Event of the Year honor for their rendition of the Everly Brothers' "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)." The Eagles, nominated for the Vocal Group of the Year award, go home empty (Rascal Flatts get the trophy). 2008

Drummer Mitch Mitchell, the final surviving original member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead from natural causes at a hotel in Portland, OR. Mitchell, 61, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Jimi Hendrix Experience in ‘93. 2008

U2 and their concert promoter are fined $55,000 (£33,125) for breaking noise regulations at three concerts the previous summer at Dublin’s Croke Park. The homecoming shows drew approximately 240,000. 2009
2010's  To promote the release of their “Ultimate Collection” package just three days earlier, Bon Jovi appears on NBC’s Today Show. Fans get to pick one of the songs the band plays. They choose “You Give Love A Bad Name.” Not a big stretch. The show dumps out of the song after three minutes so affiliates can toss in a commercial and local weather. Bad move all the way around. 2010

Jackson Browne, Patti Smith, Cyndi Lauper and Aimee Mann are among the musicians participating in a John Lennon tribute concert at New York’s Beacon Theatre. The proceeds benefit the Playing for Change Foundation, which brings music education programs to impoverished communities around the world. 2010

Kid Rock, the Killers and Bob Seger co-headline the first ever Orlando Calling festival. The two day fest also features the Raconteurs, the Pixies and the Doobie Brothers. 2011

U2’s Bono is in Washington D.C. to encourage Congress and the Obama administration to keep funding relief efforts in poverty stricken countries. Meanwhile, The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are also in the nation’s capital to help raise awareness for their teenage cancer charity, Who Cares: Teen Cancer America. 2012

Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart get in the Christmas spirit with a single that features Ann and Aaron Neville on "Please Come Home For Christmas," while Nancy teams with Richard Marx for "All Through The Night." 2013

The 11th annual Dylan Fest, in honor of Bob Dylan, takes place in New York City. Funds raised go to Sweet Relief, an organization that helps musicians in need of money to pay medical bills. 2013

Malice lead guitarist Mick Zane is diagnosed with a small brain tumor. He suffers severe headaches while attending a Judas Priest concert in L.A. 2014

Gregg Allman, Cheap Trick, Gov’t Mule and Peter Frampton perform at the Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert, One More for the Fans, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. At the show’s conclusion, Lynyrd Skynyrd is presented with a Marquee Award from the theatre, as well as an Atlanta city council document proclaiming it Lynyrd Skynyrd Day. 2014

While awarding the Medal Of Honor at the White House to Florent Groberg, a former Army captain who tackled a suicide bomber in Afghanistan and was badly injured, President Obama recounts a moment during Groberg's recovery when he thought he was hallucinating because KoRn singer Jonathan Davis appeared at his bedside. "I talk to a lot of vets who come back and are hurt," Davis says. "They're in disbelief and depressed but happy that they're home. It's amazing just to put a smile on their face." 2015


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