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A cover of the Bobby Fuller Four's "I Fought The Law" is The Clash's first U.S. single. 1979
1940's  Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music and solo) enters the world. The singer-songwriter hails from Washington, Sunderland, England. 1945
1950's  Guitarist Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Starship) is born. 1954

It's Elvis Presley Day in Tupelo, Presley's birthplace. He performs at the Mississippi-Alabama Dairy Show (where he sang at age 10) and donates $10,000 to the Elvis Presley Youth Foundation. 1956
1960's  Moving from Rock n' Roll to Hard Rock, the Kinks unleash "You Really Got Me." 1964

Roy Orbison has his last #1 of the '60s with the pulsating "Oh, Pretty Woman." Van Halen covers the song in the '70s. They have a hit but not a chart topper. 1964

Rolling Stone guitarist Brian Jones is fined for marijuana possession. 1968

The Beatles issue one of their best albums, "Abbey Road," in the U.K. It's known for George Harrison"s "Something" and "Here Comes The Sun." There's also John Lennon's "Come Together" and the famous B-side medley. 1969
1970's  Free's "Fire And Water" LP with their signature song "All Right Now" enters the charts. 1970

John Lennon releases "Walls And Bridges." It's his last album of original material until "Double Fantasy" six years later. The album goes to #1. 1974

The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens. No shit Janet! 1975
1980's  The Go-Go's "Beauty And The Beat" enters the charts. The album sells over two million copies. 1981

The Grateful Dead's "Touch Of Grey" peaks at #9 becoming the group's biggest hit. Meanwhile, the Cars, running on fumes, release "Door To Door." 1987

"Talk Is Cheap," Keith Richards first solo album, is released. 1988

It's been nearly a decade but Paul McCartney is back on the road. The world tour, with over 100 shows, starts in Drammen, Norway. McCartney plays his solo material and tosses in some Beatles ("Got To Get You Into My Life") and Wings ("Band On The Run") songs. 1989

1990's  Blur's "The Great Escape" album with "Top Man" hits the stores. 1995
2000's  New Found Glory's self-titled album is released. 2000

The Rolling Stones issue their 16 song CD ''A Bigger Bang." Meanwhile, Beck opens for the Stones during the Toronto stop of the Onstage world tour. 2005

It's AFI on TRL. The group shows up at MTV's studios in New York for the world premiere of their "Love Like Winter" video. 2006

The Black Crowes issue "The Lost Crowes," a two-CD compilation featuring previously unavailable tracks. The collection includes 26 songs from sessions in '93 and '97. A manufacturing glitch forced a one month delay of the set's release. A DVD version of the Crowes' 92 concert video, “Who Killed Your Bird Out On That Windowsill” is also in stores. 2006

This reads more like a medical report. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler reveals that he's been suffering from the viral blood infection hepatitis C. "I've been pretty quiet about this," says Tyler in an interview. "The band took a break about three years ago [during which time I underwent] 11 months of [interferon treatment], and it about killed me." The singer claims the disease "is nonexistent in my bloodstream." Later that day, bassist Tom Hamilton unexpectedly joins his bandmates onstage in Mansfield, MA, marking the first time he's performed with the group live since undergoing throat-cancer treatments earlier in the year. The bassist plays "Sweet Emotion" with the band. The show is filmed for a National Geographic Channel special focusing on singer Steven Tyler's '06 vocal surgery. 2006

An expanded edition of KoRn's "See You On The Other Side," titled "Chopped, Screwed, Live & Unglued," drops with a DVD containing behind-the-scenes footage and two performance videos. 2006

"The U.S. vs. John Lennon" soundtrack is out. The disc features "Imagine" and "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)," as well as a pair of previously unreleased cuts. The movie premiered 9 (Lennon's lucky number) days earlier. 2006

Great balls of fire. "Last Man Standing," a star-studded album by Rock & Roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis is released. Five years in the making, the CD features contributions by Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Don Henley, John Fogerty, Rod Stewart and Ringo Starr. 2006

Tony Bennett's "Duets/An American Classic" album is released with the legendary crooner singing alongside Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sting, Billy Joel, U2's Bono. The disc commemorates the crooner's 80th birthday. 2006

Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler declares a mistrial in the Phil Spector murder case. The legendary producer is accused of shooting an actress at his L.A. home. The deadlocked jury can not reach a unanimous verdict. 2007

Saving Abel perform at the Rock the Debate event which takes place in Oxford, MS before the presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain. "We're excited to play at the debate and show our support for the election process as we believe that the outcome will truly affect the lives of all Americans," says frontman Jared Weeks. 2008

Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (partners on the "Raising Sand" album) perform in Oklahoma City for the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund which aids Hurricane Ike victims. 2008

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach wins CMT's Gone Country 2 celebrity competition. Bach impresses the judges by performing an original song titled "Battle With The Bottle." 2008

U2 are the musical guest for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live. It's their third appearance on the show. 2009
2010's  Epiphone announces the creation of the Wilshire Phant-o-matic guitar which was designed in collaboration with My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero. Epiphone matches every guitar Iero gives to Multiple Sclerosis. "About six years ago my family was affected by multiple sclerosis and that was the first thing that came to mind," Iero states. 2011

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon pays tribute to Pink Floyd. The five night Pink Floyd Week features Foo Fighters (with Floyd's Roger Waters), Pearl Jam and The Shins performing classic Floyd tracks. Pink Floyd Week coincides with reissue of remastered studio albums and CD box sets. 2011

Thom Yorke (Radiohead) releases "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes," a solo album available exclusively at BitTorrent for the pay-gated price of $6.00. 2014

Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) and former Audioslave bandmate Tom Morello perform in Seattle to benefit Now, an organization that fights to raise the minimum wage locally. 2014

The Tina Turner Museum is dedicated in her hometown of Brownsville, TN. The museum features Turner's gold-and-platinum records and stage outfits. 2014

The fourth annual Global Citizen Festival with Pearl Jam and Coldplay takes place in New York City's Central Park. The benefit concert is designed to raise awareness of the United Nations' measures to fight inequality, protect the earth and end extreme poverty by 2030. 2015

Pierce The Veil release a limited edition pink vinyl record of their '12 album "Collide With The Sky" as part of Ten Bands One Cause to benefit Gilda's Club NYC. $1 from each sale is donated to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. 2015

The inaugural Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival, co-founded by Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin, gets underway. The two-day fest has Wilco, Sheryl Crow, Band Of Horses and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. 2015


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