Deep Purple’s crowning achievement “Machine Head” goes gold. The album includes “Smoke On The Water” and “Space Truckin’.” 1972
Pearl Jam’s “Vs” enters the U.S. album chart at #1. 1993
Linkin Park’s “Leave Out All The Rest” is prominently featured in the CBS show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. “We found the melody and lyrics of the song to work so well with our story, that we underscored (lead character Gil) Grissom’s emotional journey with it,” says CSI music supervisor Jason Alexander. 2008
The Eagles’ Glenn Frey, starts his life in Detroit. 1948
Steppenwolf bassist (“Steppenwolf” and “II”), Rushton Moreve (John Russell Morgan), enters the world. He co-wrote the classic “Magic Carpet Ride” with the band’s vocalist John Kay. 1948
Living Colour’s lead singer, Corey Glover in born in Brooklyn. 1964
A co-founder of Bad Religion, singer Greg Graffin, is born in Madison, WS.  1964
Bill Graham puts on the first Fillmore Auditorium show. Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead inaugurate the San Francisco concert hall. 1965
The Rolling Stones “Get Off My Cloud” knocks The Beatles “Yesterday” from the top spot on the Billboard pop chart. “Yesterday” falls to #3. 1965
“Head.” a film by The Monkees, opens in New York City.  Co-written by actor Jack Nicholson, it’s one of those commercial flops that becomes a cult classic. 1968
Aerosmith perform for the first time at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, MA. Guitarist Joe Perry’s mother helped them get them the gig.  1970
The Sex Pistols perform their first show. It lasts for 20 minutes at St. Martin’s Art School in London. 1975
From the Steve Miller Band’s album “Fly Like An Eagle,” “Rock n” Me,” hits #1. It’s the group’s second chart topper. “The Joker” was the first. 1976
When just about everyone had given up on Meat Loaf, he comes roaring back (like a bat out of Hell) with “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).” It’s the #1 song in the U.S. 1993
Oasis is named the Best Rock Act at the fourth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. 1997
The Bon Jovi concert film “Lost Highway: The Concert” is screened in U.S. theaters. Also, “Believe,” the official Bon Jovi band biography, is in bookstores. 2007
Finger Eleven are the first band to offer a concert in high definition via Xbox Live Marketplace. The Toronto show is placed online for gamers. 2007
Aerosmith unfurl “Music From Another Dimension.” “We’ve got the goods… ain’t no doubt about it,” states frontman Steven Tyler. Unfortunately, the public disagrees. 2012
The Times They Are-A Changin’. Bob Dylan posts an update to his Facebook page for the first time using the occasion to predict (accurately) the re-election of President Obama. Dylan set up his Facebook account in ’07. 2012
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is charged with attempting to have two men killed. The New Zealand court also accuses him of methamphetamine and cannabis possession. Almost immediately, the court drops the murder-for-hire charge but pursues the drug charges. 2014
“Kill Your Friends” is in theaters. The soundtrack for the comedy-thriller includes Blur’s “Beetlebum,” “Cigarettes & Alcohol” by Oasis and Radiohead’s “Karma Police.” 2015
A once-lost 1962 guitar belonging to John Lennon is auctioned for $2.4 in Beverly Hills to an anonymous buyer. The jumbo J-160E Gibson Acoustic guitar, purchased by Lennon in Liverpool, was stolen in ’63 during The Beatles’ Finsbury Park Christmas Show. It turned up 50 years later in a U.S. second-hand shop. Also, the drumhead, which was used by The Beatles when they made their historic appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show’ in ’64, sells for $2.1 million. And the cardigan worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s appearance on MTV Unplugged goes for $140,800. 2015
Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer sits out the band’s co-headlining tour with Breaking Bejamin to undergo back surgery. 2018
Asking Alexandria earns its first U.S. Radio #1 on the Mediabase chart with “Alone Again.” The song is from the band’s seventh full-length studio album “See What’s On The Inside.”  2021