Santana issues the hit single “Black Magic Woman” 1970
It’s a cover of a Fleetwood Mac song.
The Offspring release “Conspiracy Of One” featuring the hit “Original Prankster.” The platinum album is the group’s last studio effort with drummer Ron Welty. 2000
“Wheels,” by the Foo Fighters, begins a two-week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart. 2009
James Young, Styx guitarist (along with Tommy Shaw), is born in Chicago. 1949
Drummer Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot) enters the world. 1951
Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Holdsworth, a founding member of Phish, has a birthday. The Bryn Mawr, PA native left the group in ‘86. 1963
Nina Gordon (Nina Rachel Gordon Shapiro), singer, songwriter, guitarist and co-founder of Veruca Salt has a birthday.  1967
Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs) has a birthday. 1970
Joseph Daniel Principe, bassist/backing vocalist for Rise Against, is born in Melrose Park. IL.  1974
Blink 182 drummer, the tattooed Travis Barker, slams his way into the world. 1975
The Go-Go’s make their national T.V. debut on Saturday Night Live where they sing “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got The Beat.” 1981
The Who’s Pete Townshend announces he’s bi-sexual. 1990
John Mellencamp’s keyboardist John Cascella is found dead in his car. Indiana authorities list the cause of death as a heart attack. 1992
Five years after its release, Melissa Etheridge’s “Brave And Crazy” album is certified platinum by the record industry. 1994
At the MTV Europe Music Awards, Oasis wins Best Group and Best Song (“Wonderwall”). 1996
Linkin Park win Best Alternative Artist at the 32nd American Music Awards in L.A. 2004
Gwen Stefani performs on TV as a solo artist (w/o No Doubt) for the first time when she sings “What You Waiting For” on the American Music Awards.   2004
A New York judge rules that a defamation lawsuit filed the previous January against KISS’ Gene Simmons can move forward. Georgeann Walsh Ward claims that she was depicted as a “sex-addicted nymphomaniac” in the VH1 documentary “When KISS Ruled The World” because photos of her are shown as Simmons discusses his many sexual conquests. Ward seeks unspecified financial reparations. 2005
The Beatles have the most discs on a Top 100 list of all-time greatest albums chosen by Time magazine staff. The five Beatles albums are “Rubber Soul,” “Revolver,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “The White Album” and “Abbey Road.” 2006
Ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler enters a no-contest plea to a heroin possession charge stemming from his July arrest in L.A. Alder says when he’s clean and sober he hopes to rejoin GN’R. 2008
Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger introduces the HBO documentary, “The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane,” at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. “There’s a lot of change in America since we first came here,” says Jagger. “This film… takes you back to a younger, perhaps gentler, America.” 2012
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson receives the Spirit Of Prog honors at the Classic Rock Awards in London. “This is very well deserved,” says former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who presents the award. 2013
Nickelback release their eighth studio album, “No Fixed Address.” The set contains the singles, “Edge Of A Revolution” and “What Are You Waiting For?” It is group’s first effort for Republic Records (after leaving Roadrunner). 2014
Linkin Park’s Music for Relief charity celebrates its 10th anniversary with a benefit show dubbed “Linkin Park and Friends” in L.A. Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus jams with the band. Proceeds go to disaster relief and Power the World, a sustainable energy organization. 2015
After canceling their two Paris concerts in the wake of terrorist attacks that killed 129 people the day before, U2 visit the memorial site near the Bataclan club where Eagles Of Death Metal concert goers were attacked. They pay homage to the victims. 2015
Bon Jovi net their sixth #1 album on the Billboard 200 with “This House Is Not for Sale.” the band’s first studio album without guitarist Richie Sambora sells 129,000 copies in its first week to take the top spot. 2016
Guns N’ Roses top Pollstar’s global concert chart. The “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour earned GN’R over $5.5milion per show.  The average ticket price of $117 was the highest among the major tours.  2016