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"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" is #1 in the U.S. Queen's Freddie Mercury (bottom right) composes the retro-sounding song while taking a bath in a Munich hotel. It owns the top slot for 4 weeks. 1980
1940's  Blues-Rock guitarist Johnny Winter finds his way into the world. 1944

1950's  Guitarist Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) is born in Winchester, MA. 1952
1960's  Queensryche's Michael Wilton has a birthday. The Metal guitarist hails from San Francisco. 1962

Eight Arms To Hold You. That was one suggested title for The Beatles' second film, "Help!" They begin filming in the Bahamas. 1965

1970's  The Doors do it again. "Morrison Hotel/Hard Rock Cafe" becomes The Doors' fifth straight gold album. 1970

Bassist-vocalist Jeff Beres (Sister Hazel) starts his life. 1971

Elvis and Priscilla Presley separate after four years and one child, Lisa Marie. 1972

Gregg Allman's version of "Midnight Rider" (originally recorded by the Allman Brothers Band) peaks at #19. The Rolling Stones' hit #15 with their song about a police shooting, "Doo, Doo, Doo, Doo, Doo (Heartbreaker)." 1974

British pop has-been, Cliff Richard, sounds off in the New Musical Express. "I feel that if there are 13 and 14 year olds hooked on Alice Cooper, and they see dolls mutilated onstage, then it's bound to have a bad effect." 1974

The Eagles win the Record of the Year Grammy for "Hotel California" but don't bother to show up. Fleetwood Mac pick up a statue for Best Album of the Year, "Rumours." 1978

Dire Straits begin their first U.S. tour in Boston. 1979

1980's  The Boomtown Rats' "I Don't Like Mondays" gets no higher than #73 on the U.S. pop chart. 1980

The Honeydrippers, featuring the talents of former Led Zep members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, peak at #25 with their version of "Rockin' At Midnight." 1985

1990's  Little Richard gets a Lifetime Achievement Award from NARAS (the Grammys). Richard grouses that he's getting the award the night before the annual Grammy show rather than at the ceremony itself. 1993

Foo Fighters play their first club show at the Jambalaya Club in Arcata, CA. 1995

Oasis vocalists Liam Gallagher's bad behavior on a flight to Hong Kong gets him banned from Cathay Pacific Airlines. 1998

Built To Spill's LP "Keep It Like A Secret" is released. 1999

2000's  Carlos Santana picks up a whole bunch of Grammys for his comeback album, "Supernatural." Elton John earns a Living Legend Award and says the whole awards thing is B.S. Elton gets it right. 2000

Linkin Park's "In The End" gets to #5 on the pop chart. 2001

Disturbed headlines a benefit concert in Chicago with Drowning Pool, Soil and Anthrax for the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund. 2005

Beatallica, a cover band that plays Metallica and The Beatles, are hit with a cease-and-desist order by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the company who owns The Beatles catalog. They want the removal of all music and lyrics from the tribute act's website. Meanwhile, Beatles music may still be hard to get for commercial or movie use but Paul McCartney's solo catalog is good to go. The ex-Beatle announces that he's ready to deal and cuts a special CD of his solo hits for key record executives. 2005

Singer Josh Homme's severe lung infection forces Queens Of The Stone Age to cancel remaining European tour dates. "We've toured with everything from broken ankles to bruised livers, but simply weren't prepared for this relentless attack of teeming bacteria," reads a post on the band's site. 2005

A lack of business forces the legendary Muscle Shoals Studio in Sheffield Alabama to close its doors. The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aretha Franklin were among the legends that recorded there. 2005

Ex-Creed frontman Scott Stapp starts a North American club tour in support of his debut solo album, "The Great Divide." It gets underway in Lake Buena Vista, FL. 2006

The real Zoo-TV. Ted Nugent, Foreigner drummer Jason Bonham, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach participate in a VH1 reality series called Supergroup. Based in Las Vegas, cameras record the musician's attempts to write and record original material while living in a house together. 2006

Gimme shelter! At least 20 people reportedly are injured when fans try to gain free entrance to a Rolling Stones concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Crowd members throw rocks and bottles at police officers, who use rubber bullets, water cannons and clubs to disperse the rowdy gathering. 2006

KoRn's MTV Unplugged performance premieres online. The show airs a week later. 2007

Guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer rejoins KoRn on the Milan stop of their European tour. Shaffer left the trek the previous month citing 'personal and family reasons'. 2008

George Thorogood & The Destroyers begin their '08 North American tour at a NASCAR event in Fontana, CA. "(We're) not going to stop until we're run over or left for dead," says Thorogood. 2008

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles launches an auction of autographed construction hardhats by Linkin Park, Green Day, U2 and ex-Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. "We hope this hardhat auction will raise awareness for Habitat's mission and help raise funds for families in need," says Linkin Park bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell. 2009

Ticketmaster reaches a settlement with the New Jersey Attorney General's office regarding its controversial handling of sales of Bruce Springsteen concert tickets. As part of the deal, the company pays the state $350,000 in legal fees and promises, for one year, to stop automatically linking to its TicketsNow subsidiary, which re-sells ducats at inflated prices. Ticketmaster also offers restitution to Springsteen fans who had filed complaints about their difficulties buying tickets. 2009

2010's  Alkaline Trio issue "This Addiction" on their own label, Heart & Skull, a joint venture with Epitaph Records. "The whole record is really personal, all three of us have been through quite a bit since our last album and it is all expressed through this," says guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba. "All the songs are about the relationships we've been in and so the record has a constant theme." 2010

The British Culture Minister declares Abbey Road studios, where The Beatles recorded nearly all their albums, an official historic landmark due to "the historic merit of the studios" and because of its "huge cultural importance." 2010

Ginger Fish (known to his mom as Kenneth Robert Wilson) announces his departure from Marilyn Manson via Facebook and Twitter: "I am regretful to inform the fans that I have decided to step down as a member of Marilyn Manson, and see where my life, and the knowledge of my availability cares to take me." He was with Manson from '95-'11. After some fill-in shows, he lands a full-time gig with Rob Zombie (replacing Joey Jordison who returned to Slipknot). 2011

Hip-Hop label Cash Money Records announces the signing of Limp Bizkit. Only a year earlier, the group was dropped by Interscope following disappointing sales of their album "Golden Cobra." "The game is missing danger, electricity, and Rock n' Roll!!!! Cash Money Limp Bizkit," Bizkit frontman Fred Durst tweets. 2012

Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) and Van Halen fall in behind Madonna on Billboard magazine's Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2013 list based on touring revenue, music sales (online and hard copies) and publishing royalties over the past 12 months. Madonna had an income of $34.5 million while Springsteen was close with $33.4 million. 2013

Lita Ford - Living Like A Runaway: A Memoir is available. The book chronicles the life and times of the Runaways' lead guitarist. 2016


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