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The Cavern Club opens in Liverpool. The place starts as a Jazz hang-out but in the early '60s The Beatles become the house band. Their continual performances hone the group's skills. 1957
1930's  The Ventures bassist, Bob Bogle, is born. 1937
1960's  Del Shannon records his hit "Runaway" in New York. 1961

The Dave Clark Five's "Glad All Over" knocks The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" from #1 on the U.K. pop chart. Vocalist Mike Smith and drummer Dave Clark penned the tune. 1964
1970's  Paul McCartney & Wings arrive in New Orleans to record what turns out to be one of the group's best efforts, "Venus and Mars." 1975

"Frampton Comes Alive" is released. The double album is a huge hit for the guitarist/vocalist. 1976

Everyone knew this wouldn't last. Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band) and Cher (as in Sonny & Cher) are divorced. 1979
1980's  Paul McCartney is jailed in Japan for marijuana possession. The tour is cancelled. 1980

The Strokes guitarist, Nick Valensi, celebrates his birthday. The New York native started playing guitar when he was 5. 1981

Stevie Wonder speaks on Capitol Hill (D.C.) in favor of the Martin Luther King Holiday Bill. The bill passes two years later. 1981

John Lennon's "Woman" is out in the U.K. 1981

The Rolling Stones venture to Mexico City to film the videos for "She Was Hot" and "Too Much Blood." The tracks appear on the "Undercover" album. A waste of time all the way around. 1984

George Harrison tops the U.S. pop chart with "Got My Mind Set On You," his first #1 in 13 years, since he scored with "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)." 1988

Who is the youngest person inducted into the Rock N' Hall Hall of Fame? It's Stevie Wonder at age 38. The Rolling Stones and gun happy producer Phil Spector are also enshrined. 1989
1990's  The Byrds join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I have a lot of gratitude for these men, who helped me make some of the best music of my life," says David Crosby of his former Byrd bandmates. Also, Bonnie Raitt inducts John Lee Hooker into the Hall. During the post-ceremony jam session, Raitt performs with John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen. 1991

Nirvana unleash "Incesticide," a collection of early material, live recordings, out-takes and BBC sessions. 1993

As part of the "Big Day Out," Soundgarden tours Australia and New Zealand. 1997
2000's  Ataris begins filming their "Live At Capitol Milling" DVD. The L.A. show is released later in the year. 2003

Linkin Park launches their "Meteora Tour" in Washington D.C. P.O.D. and Hoobastank are also on the bill. 2004

Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee says Cold guitarist Terry Balsamo is the permanent replacement for departed axe-man Ben Moody. Lee adds that Cold likely will call it quits, a statement later contradicted by Cold singer Scooter Ward. 2004

The estate of George Harrison settles its lawsuit against Dr. Gilbert Lederman, who treated the ex-Beatle. He is accused of coercing the dying Harrison into signing a guitar belonging to his son. The settlement comes 10 days after the lawsuit was filed against Dr. Gilbert Lederman, his three children and his employer, Staten Island University Hospital. 2004

Rock Star: Supernova, the manufactured TV supergroup (with the contest winning lead singer Lukas Rossi) featuring Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted (Johnny Colt temporarily filling in until Newsted recovers from a recent accident) and ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, begin a six week arena tour in Hollywood, FL. The Panic Channel, with ex-Jane's Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro, is the opening act. 2007

Godsmack frontman Sully Erna is presented with the key to his hometown of Lawrence, MA. "There is always going to be a place in my heart for Lawrence," says an emotional Erna. "It molded me into the man I have become." The singer grew up in the trouble-plagued area and expressed his desire to be a positive role model. 2007

Carlos Santana and his wife, Deborah, open Santana House in Los Angeles. The facility, run by the Violence Intervention Program, aids victims of physical abuse. It's named after the couple to honor their support of the VIP. 2007

KoRn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer bows out of the group's ongoing European tour for "family and personal reasons." "We fully support Munky's need to be home right now," writes frontman Jonathan Davis. "The tour will go on. It's what Munky wants us to do, too." 2008

The Foo Fighters start their U.S. tour in Miami (actually Sunrise, FL). Against Me! opens all dates while Jimmy Eat World are on select stops. 2008

Disturbed, with Sevendust in tow, begin a month-and-a-half-long U.S. tour in Milwaukee. "Seeing {our fans} and hearing them sing every lyric is what energizes us," says Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan. "There's no bigger high in life." 2009
2010's  Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor wins the Best Score trophy at the Golden Globes (Hollywood's Foreign Press Association) in Beverly Hills. Reznor, who composed the film score for The Social Network with Atticus Ross, describes the win as 'surreal'. 2011

Marilyn Manson announces that Jason Sutter is the band's drummer, replacing Chris Vrenna who left a few months earlier. Vrenna had a seven year run with the group. 2012

Heart's performance of the Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," recorded at Kennedy Center Honors tribute to Zeppelin, is released. "My main goal was to please Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones...especially Plant, since all these many years he has taught me so much about singing from the soul," posts Heart vocalist Ann Wilson. 2013


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