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Prime Years: 1977 -

Visually, the thing that stood out most was Angus Young's schoolboy outfit, which happened by accident. Angus came home from school and without changing, rushed off to band practice.

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Mississippi natives 3 Doors Down create a public service announcement to urge support for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The video clip features footage of the flood-torn Gulf Coast region accompanied by the group's song "Here By Me." 3DD also ask fans to bring canned food and baby items to their concerts. 2005
1940's  Drummer Buddy Miles (Electric Flag & Band Of Gypsys with Jimi Hendrix) is born. 1946
1950's  Mik Kaminski, Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O.) violinist (between ‘73 and ‘79), starts his life in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. 1951
1960's   
The Beatles earn a gold record for “Help!” 1965

The Doors perform their Amsterdam show as a trio after lead singer Jim Morrison passes out. Organist Ray Manzarek handles the vocals. 1968
1970's  Genesis runs an ad in Melody Maker for a drummer. Phil Collins answers the ad and gets the gig. 1970

Ex-Grateful Dead manager Lenny Hart is arrested. He is charged with stealing $70,000 from the group leaving them broke. 1971

The Rolling Stones sue ex-managers Andrew Loog Oldham and Eric Easton claiming the group was cheated out of royalties from their contact with Decca Records. 1971

The Hollies’ “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) peaks at #2 on the U.S. charts. 1972

The Great American Music Fair in Syracuse featuring, Jefferson Starship, and the Doobie Brothers ends with 60 arrests as fans try to crash the gates. 1975

Limp Bizkit bassist, Sam Rivers, has a birthday. 1977

Boston’s sophomore LP “Don’t Look Back” hits the charts. 1978

1980's   
Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Peter Gabriel perform on Amnesty International’s “Human Rights Now” tour. The tour begins at London’s Wembley Stadium. 1988

Just a lover’s spat. Ozzy Osbourne is charged with threatening to kill his wife/personal manager Sharon. Ozzy must go into detox. The charges are dropped when the couple reconciles. 1989

"Angel Eyes" (Jeff Healy) hits #5 on the singles chart. 1989
1990's   
Pearl Jam appears on the MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. After performing “Animal” they are joined by Neil Young for “Rockin’ In The Free World.” Pearl Jam also wins big with “Jeremy." Best Video of the Year, Best Group Video and Best Hard Rock Video are among the trophies. 1993

Hootie & The Blowfish make their national T.V. debut on Late Night With David Letterman. The group is booked after Letterman hears them on a New York radio station. 1994

The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland marks the Hall's opening. Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis perform. Soul Asylum backs Iggy Pop (on "Back Door Man") and Lou Reed (for "Sweet Jane"). Jerry Lee (with help from Springsteen & The E Street Band) sings "Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On" and "Great Balls of Fire." 1995

Seattle’s The President’s of the United States of America are signed by Columbia Records. 1995

After bolting, just a few days earlier, from the plane taking Oasis to the U.S. for a tour, vocalist Liam Gallagher rejoins the group in New York. His brother, guitarist Noel, sang in Liam’s absence. 1996
2000's  The Ravonettes release “Chain Gang Of Love” and the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club unfurls “Take Them On, On Your Own.” 2003

A Muslim group in Zanzibar, Tanzania, protests a planned celebration of what would have been the late Freddie Mercury’s 60th birthday (on 09/05/06). Though the Queen frontman was born in Zanzibar, the religious group objects because Mercury was gay. 2006

Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow are among the female singers (and cancer survivors) heard on "Just Stand Up." As part of the Stand Up To Cancer initiative, song proceeds help fund cancer research. 2008

Prevented by state troopers from taking the stage for a "surprise" show in protest of the nearby Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Rage Against The Machine sing a cappella versions of "Bulls On Parade" and "Killing In The Name" on the lawn of the Minnesota State Capitol. 2008

Jon Bon Jovi, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and Newark mayor Cory Booker jointly announce that Bon Jovi’s Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation is partnering with Help USA to launch the Help Newark Genesis Project, which plans to build 51 houses in the city catering to homeless and low-income citizens, as well as people with special needs. 2008

Led Zeppelin receives the Outstanding Achievement award at the U.K. edition of GQ magazine's annual Men of the Year Awards in London. Singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page attend. The honor is presented by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. "When the temples get grey, the (awards) start coming in thick and fast," says Plant. 2008

Judas Priest appears on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! It’s the group’s debut performance on a late-night U.S. show. 2008

Great White offers $1 million to victims and survivors of the ’03 club fire at The Station in Rhode Island. 100 people perished in one of the nation’s worst nightclub fires. The group does not admit any wrongdoing as part of the settlement. The blaze started when Great White’s tour manager lit pyrotechnics that ignited the club’s soundproofing. 2008

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum pay $92,500 for the original Rolling Stones’ "lips" logo. Created by then-art student John Pasche in ’70, the logo was modeled after Mick Jagger’s lips. 2008

Magical Mystery Tour Memories, a DVD on the making of The Beatles' ‘67 film, Magical Mystery Tour, is in stores. Hope it's better than the finished film. 2009

Metallica's Lars Ulrich hosts a screening of the ‘03 Danish film The Five Obstructions, a documentary that incorporates experimental elements, in San Rafael, CA. He also participates in a discussion of the film. 2009
2010's  The Red Hot Chili Peppers play a free show in London through a partnership with BBC Radio 1. The band distributes tickets through a random ballot. The set list includes tracks from their most recent album, “I’m With You” and a cover of Neil Young’s “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.” 2011

My Chemical Romance fire drummer Michael Pedicone for thievery. “He was caught red handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show last night in Auburn, Washington,” reads a band statement. “We are heartbroken and sick to our stomachs over this entire situation." The band declines to press charges. 2011

Elton John receives the first ever Brits Icon award. Rod Stewart presents the prize to John describing him as "the second-best Rock singer ever." The award is given to artists who have had a "lasting impact" on UK culture. 2013

"Somewhere Under Wonderland,” Counting Crows seventh album, is their first on Capitol Records. 2014


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