The Go-Gos begin a seven-week run at #1 with their album “Beauty And The Beat.” “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got The Beat” are the featured tracks. 1982
Alice In Chains “Your Decision” is their second #1 song from the album “Black Gives Way To Blue.” The follow-up to “Check My Brain” tops the Billboard Hot Rock Songs and Mainstream Rock charts, 2010
Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour starts his life in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. 1946
Robert Kakaha, known as Bob Zilla, bassist for Damageplan and Hellyeah, is born in L.A. 1970
The Beatles’ penultimate U.S. single, “Let It Be,” is released. It’s the final single before The Beatles break-up is announced in April. The band’s last single, “The Long And Winding Road,” drops after the shortly thereafter.  1970
Badfinger release “Baby Blue” in the U.S.  Written by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Pete Ham and produced by Todd Rundgren, the band’s last Top 20 single reaches #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. 1972
John Lennon’s visa extension is cancelled by the U.S. Immigration Department. It’s just another wayward step in the long legal battle to determine whether John and Yoko will be allowed to stay in the U.S. In the end, Lennon wins. 1973
Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” gets a gold record award. 1975
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand podium is given to the Smithsonian. 1982
Aeerosmith is inducted into Hollywood’s Rock Walk on Sunset Boulevard. 1990
Eric Clapton goes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a third time – a first. He’s in as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Now it’s for his solo work. Also, the Lovin’ Spoonful, Bonnie Raitt and guitar pioneer Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley) are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2000
Paul Revere and the Raiders’ drummer, Mike Smith, dies at age 58. 2001
Dave Mathews Band receives the special Chairman’s Award from the NAACP for their devotion to social and environmental causes. 2004
Here we go again. David Crosby (The Byrds/Crosby, Stills & Nash) is arrested on marijuana and gun possession charges at a Times Square hotel following a New Jersey concert. Police find an ounce of marijuana, a .45-caliber handgun and a knife in Crosby’s possession. Years earlier, a similar arrest resulted in a Texas prison sentence. 2004
The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is chosen by the Librarian of Congress to enter the National Recording Registry. The selection is for recordings deemed “significant.” 2007
Heaven & Hell, basically the early-’80s Black Sabbath line-up (with Ronnie James Dio), begin their world tour with a Canadian trek that starts in Vancouver. “It’s going to be a lot of fun to get back in front of fans and perform these songs again,” says Dio. 2007
Yet another Jimi Hendrix related lawsuit. Experience Hendrix, the business entity that oversees Hendrix’s estate files a suit against Electric Hendrix Vodka for trademark infringement and false advertising. 2007
A two-hour film culled from rare footage of John Lennon that was to premiere at a free screening at Berwick Academy in South Berwick, MA, gets cancelled after the legal team representing Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, orders the school not to screen the movie. Ono claims she owns the rights to “3 Days In The Life,” though its director, Ono’s first husband, Tony Cox, sold the film to three fans in ’00. The footage was shot in February ’70 for a never-completed documentary project. 2007
Neil Young’s “Heart Of Gold” DVD wins in the Best New Concert category at the third annual Music DVD Awards in West Hollywood, CA. Chuck Berry’s 60th birthday concert, “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll,” earns the Best of Show honor. 2007
U2 are on ABC’s Good Morning America to promote “No Line On The Horizon.” It’s the first time the group has been on a U.S. morning show – guess they’re not early risers. 2009
Phil Collins participates in a San Antonio ceremony commemorating the historic 1836 battle at the Alamo between Mexican soldiers and Texan defenders. The Genesis frontman is an Alamo aficionado and collects artifacts and memorabilia. He’s also made an honorary member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas. “Basically, now I’ve stopped being Phil Collins the singer. This has become what I do,” says Collins of his avocation. 2009
Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous shoots himself in the heart outside a friend’s house in Knoxville. Linkous had been battling health issues since an overdose in the ’90’s. 2010
The U.K.’s Royal Mail unveils a Pink Floyd souvenir stamp featuring the artwork from the band’s ’94 album, “The Division Bell.” “It’s the first time Royal Mail has worked with a major Rock band to produce a product of this kind, and reflects the band’s enormous global impact,” says Royal Mail’s Julietta Edgar. 2010
Meat Loaf is a contestant on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice TV show. He completes business-oriented tasks to raise money for charity. 2011
“Wrecking Ball,” Bruce Springsteen’s 17th studio album, is released. “Bruce has dug down as deep as he can to come up with this vision of modern life,” says long time manger and the album’s executive producer, Jon Landau. “The lyrics tell a story you can’t hear anywhere else and the music is his most innovative of recent years.” 2012
Elvis Costello and Living Colour are among the performers at the Robert Johnson Centennial Celebration at the Apollo Theatre in New York City. “Robert Johnson’s music continues to weave its way, beyond the Blues, into and through almost every other popular genre today,” says event director Joe Morton. Concert proceeds go toward the construction of The Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis. 2012
Word drops that Rush is among the winners of a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, one of Canada’s most prestigious prizes. They receive $25,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and a commemorative medallion struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. 2012
Does this count as an endorsement? Noel Gallagher (Oasis/High Flying Birds), while on tour in the U.S., tells a reporter that “Barack Obama can talk, and coming after Bush it was something to behold. In my humble opinion, if he loses the next election to the other bunch then, good Lord, I will run (for president) myself.” Not being born in the U.S. or even a U.S. citizen would work against him. 2012
Alvin Lee, the guitarist/singer for Ten Years After, passes away at age 68. While Ten Years After are recognized for the hit “I’d Love To Change The World,” Lee gave an incendiary performance of “I’m Going Home” at Woodstock that was immortalized in the movie. 2013
Queen announces they will tour with Adam Lambert, the American Idol runner-up, as their lead vocalist. Lambert fronted the band for one-off shows but nixed earlier tour proposals. Now, with his career in the dumps, he graciously reconsiders. 2014
Mike Cross, the founding guitarist of Alt-Rock band Sponge, dies at the age of 57. Sponge is best known for its gold-certified ‘94 debut album, “Rotting Piñata.” 2022