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The Beatles arrive in New York for their first U.S. tour. 1964
1940's  Three Dog Night keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon is born in L.A. 1948
1950's  Iraq bans the film Rock Around The Clock (featuring Bill Haley & His Comets and Little Richard) because it "dangerous to teenagers and youths." Forty-six years later the U.S. finally retaliates by invading Iraq. 1957
1960's  Co-written by Motown founder Barry Gordy and recorded by Barrett Strong, "Money" peaks at #23 on the pop chart and #2 on the R&B list. The song is revived by everyone from The Beatles to Souxie and the Banshees. A classic. 1960

David Bryan (born David Bryan Rashbaum in Edison, NJ) has a birthday. The Tony Award winning composer (for the Broadway musical Memphis) is better known as the keyboard player and backing vocalist for Bon Jovi. 1962
1970's  Though Nirvana famously released a cover of Shocking Blue's "Love Buzz" as their first single, the Dutch group's biggest claim to fame is "Venus." The song is #1 on the pop survey. 1970

Joe Cocker's rendition of The Beatles' "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" peaks well outside the Top 20 yet it still becomes one of Cocker's best known songs. 1970

Rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty leaves Creedence Clearwater Revival to spend more time with his family. CCR continues for another year and a half as a trio. 1971

Limp Bizkit guitarist Wesley (Wes) Louden Borland is born in Richmond, VA. 1975
1980's  Pink Floyd play L.A. and New York and call it a tour. It's for "The Wall." They start with shows in L.A. Lots of sets, very difficult to move. You understand. 1980

John Lennon's "Woman" is released in the U.S. 1981

1990's  Really? "When I'm at home I listen to the Carpenters," says Motorhead's Lemmy in an interview with Britain's New Musical Express. 1991
2000's  An expanded version of Santana's third studio effort, "III" is out. One disc has the entire original album, as well as three previously unissued tracks and the single edit of the hit "No One To Depend On." The second disc contains 11 performances from a July '71 concert at San Francisco's Fillmore West. 2006

Bon Jovi release a six-track CD, "Live From The Have a Nice Day Tour," exclusively through Wal-Mart. 2006

Whitesnake issues "The Definitive Collection." The single-CD best-of compilation contains "Is This Love" and "Here I Go Again." Just what you'd expect. 2006

"Friends With Benefit," the second volume of soundtrack music from the WB series One Tree Hill, is in stores with songs by Audioslave, Fall Out Boy and Jimmy Eat World. 2006

A complete edition of the "Dead Man Walking" soundtrack is issued containing Eddie Vedder's previously unreleased '04 studio rendition of "Dead Man," a song written by Pearl Jam's frontman for the '96 movie soundtrack but not featured on the album. The double-disc "Dead Man Walking: Legacy Edition" also has a DVD with footage of Vedder and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament at a '98 L.A. concert where many tunes from the soundtrack were performed. 2006

Fuel announce that singer Brett Scallions has left the group. Though throat problems are initially said to be the cause, Scallions actually departs for personal reasons. 2006

Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Journey's Neal Schon, Toto's Steve Lukather and Edgar Winter perform with electric-guitar pioneer Les Paul at a charity concert in Universal City, CA. Proceeds from the Les Paul & Friends: 90th Birthday Salute, benefit A Place Called Home, an organization that provides support for at-risk youth. 2006

Cream and David Bowie receive the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. They are also recognized the following night at the 48th annual Grammy Awards. 2006

Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale jams with The Who's Pete Townshend during an episode of the online show, In The Attic. 2007

"All My Life," a Billy Joel song originally written as an anniversary gift to wife Katie Lee Joel, is available on People magazine's website. The release coincides with the kick-off of Joel's North American tour in Jacksonville, FL. 2007

The world premiere of the Martin Scorsese-directed Rolling Stones documentary/concert film Shine A Light is at the Berlin International Film Festival. Both Scorsese and the Stones attend. 2008

The Police win the Major Tour of the Year honor at the 19th annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards in L.A. 2008

Finger Eleven frontman Scott Anderson's mononucleosis causes a delay of the band's tour with Chevelle. The planned launch in February is put off until March. 2008

Former Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley reveals that he's suffering from terminal cancer. "It happens, but I've had a fantastic life," says Galley. "I have been very lucky. And I have enjoyed some tremendous experiences." He contributed to Whitesnake's "Saints & Sinners" ('82) and "Slide It In" ('84). 2008

Kansas celebrate their 35th anniversary by performing with the Washburn University Orchestra in Topeka, KS. Two former Kansas guitarists, founding member Kerry Livgren and Deep Purple's Steve Morse also take the stage. 2009

Would the last Crue member leaving please turn out the lights? Motley Crue perform the final show at famed Las Vegas venue, The Joint. "The Joint has played host to some of the world's greatest Rock bands over the years," says Crue drummer Tommy Lee, prior to the show. "We hope to bring the house down in true Crue style." 2009
2010's  A cover of The Who's '65 classic "My Generation" by former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash and Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am makes its debut in the pre-game telecast of Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. will.i.am alters the lyrics to "fit my generation now." iTunes has the song on sale three days later with proceeds going to aid the Haiti earthquake victims. And speaking of The Who (Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend), perform snippets of four songs including "Won't Get Fooled Again," at half-time. In the end, it's the Indy Colts who are fooled. They lose to the New Orleans Saints, 31-17. 2010

Can't have a Super Bowl without controversy. And SB XLIV is no different. The Air Force Reserve uses a version of the White Stripes "Fell In Love With A Girl" for their Grab Some Air recruitment campaign that premieres during the game. "We believe our song was re-recorded and used without permission of the White Stripes, our publishers, label or management," the band writes in a statement. "We plan to take strong action to stop the ad containing this music." Two days later, the Air Force pulls the spot from their site as the musician responsible for scoring the commercial takes full responsibility for the sound-alike track. 2010

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History announces that it has acquired the "Frank 2" guitar that Eddie Van Halen used during Van Halen's '07-'08 North American tour with the group's original lead singer David Lee Roth. The red, white and black guitar is a replica of the original "Frankenstein" guitar that Van Halen used for more than 30 years. Museum director Brent Glass says the guitar reflects Van Halen's innovation, talent and influence. 2011

Van Halen's album, "A Different Kind Of Truth," arrives. It's the band's first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since '84. 2012

Jack White (White Stripes/Raconteurs) and Damon Albarn (Blur) are up for Producer of the Year awards at the Music Producers Guild Awards in London. And the winner is: Paul Epworth for his work on Florence + The Machine's "Ceremonials." The Beatles producer, Sir George Martin, also receives an outstanding contribution award. 2013

Courtney Love releases the single, "This Is War." "It's a really fast Rock song," says Love. "I'm telling you, it's probably the greatest Rock song I've ever heard." 2013

After The Dark, a film co-scored by KoRn frontman Jonathan Davis, is in theaters. The film revolves around 21 college students who have to choose which 10 of them will be sheltered from theoretical nuclear devastation in order to restart the human race. 2014

John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City commemorates the 50th anniversary of the The Beatles arrival in the United States with a memorial plaque. 2014

The late George Harrison receives a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award during an invitation-only ceremony the day before the Grammy Awards. The songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil receive a Trustees Award. 2015

Crickets bassist Joe B. Mauldin dies at age 74. The Crickets backed Buddy Holly on his legendary recordings. 2015



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