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“The Who Sell Out” is released. Aside from passing itself off as a “concept album” it also contains “I Can See For Miles,” the group’s best ‘60s song. 1967
1950's  Guitarist and founding member of The Church, Peter Koppes, enters the world. 1955
1960's  Alex James (Blur) is born. The bassist hails from Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, England (there’s a mouth-full). 1968
1970's  Marty Balin, one of Jefferson Airplane’s founders, rejoins the group for a concert at the Winterland in San Francisco. 1974

1980's  Eagles’ drummer Don Henley runs afoul of the law when a sixteen year old girl is treated at Henley’s home for drug intoxication. The law finds marijuana, cocaine and Quaaludes. Henley is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 1980

Van Morrison In Ireland, a one hour documentary with on-stage and off-stage footage premieres in London. 1980

The David Bowie/Queen song “Under Pressure” tops the UK charts laying the groundwork for Vanilla Ice’s one shot at fame. 1981

Billy Idol’s remake of the ‘60s Tommy James & The Shondells hit "Mony Mony" is the top song in the U.S. Bruce Springsteen’s "Brilliant Disguise" reaches #5. 1987

Pink Floyd release their live album “The Delicate Sound of Thunder.” 1988
1990's   
Mick Jagger marries Jerry Hall in Bali (or does he?). The couple already have a common-law marriage and two children - the result of having been together for ten years. Jagger later claims the ceremony wasn’t legal. A British court, unable to find documentation, agrees with him. 1990

The Ghost Of Tom Joad” is Bruce Springsteen’s eleventh studio album. It is musically and lyrically reminiscent of his critically acclaimed ’82 album “Nebraska.” 1995

Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong takes it “on the cheek” when he is fined $141 for dropping his pants at a Milwaukee concert. 1995

Soundgarden’s “Alive In The Superunknown” is A&M Records’ first multi-media/enhanced CD. 1995

The Beatles Anthology I” sets first day sales records. 450,000 copies are sold. 1995

The Offspring’s self-titled the debut studio album is finally issued on CD. The set, originally out on vinyl in ’89, gets the CD treatment after the band’s third album, “Smash,” becomes a hit. 1995

Phish performs the first of three shows that comprise “Hampton/Winston-Salem ’97,” which is released a mere fourteen years later (2011). 1997
2000's   
Today reads like a casualty report. Fred Durst reportedly requires seven stitches on his chin after getting struck by an object thrown from the audience during a Back 2 Basics concert in New York. The Limp Bizkit frontman manages to finish the concert before seeking treatment. Also, Meatloaf undergoes heart surgery in London. The 52-year-old singer collapsed during a London show four days earlier. 2003

KoRn unfurls “Take A Look In The Mirror.” Their sixth studio album is the last to feature the group’s original lineup. 2003

Ex-Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, the Who's Roger Daltrey and Elton John appear on a tribute single honoring late British radio DJ John Peel. It's a cover of the Buzzcocks' "Ever Fallen In Love." Proceeds benefit Amnesty International. 2005

A queen and her prince. Ozzy Osbourne sings for Queen Elizabeth II at Britain's Royal Variety Performance. Ozzy was invited the previous year but had to miss the annual event due to other commitments. He cancels an L.A. appearance just to he make the show. "I cannot turn down this incredible honor twice," says the Prince of Darkness. He performs a cover of The Beatles' "In My Life" backed by Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash. 2005

The soundtrack to the Cirque du Soleil troupe's Beatles-themed Las Vegas production, "Love," is released. Beatles’ producer George Martin and his son Giles compiled the soundtrack developing mash-ups of several songs. "George and Giles did such a great job combining these tracks," says Ringo Starr. "It's really powerful for me." 2006

After disbanding and regrouping, Cold pulls the plug again. "We thank the Cold army for all their support and love throughout our span," writes frontman Scooter Ward in an online post. "We were blessed to make music and let it be heard." 2006

Red Hot Chili Peppers nab a pair of honors, for favorite Rock band and favorite alternative-music artist, at the American Music Awards in L.A. The Peppers accept their trophies via satellite from London. Nickelback wins the favorite Rock album award for "All the Right Reasons." 2006

27-year-old Devon Townshend is accused of hacking into a workplace computer to acquire Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington's cell phone data. The Albuquerque, NM, resident allegedly accessed Bennington's phone records and digital pictures and made a threatening call to the vocalist's wife,Talinda. 2006

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger’s pleads guilty to drunken driving charges in a Surrey, Canada, court. Actually, it’s Kroeger’s lawyer operating on his client’s behalf, since the singer is not present. Kroeger faces the minimum penalty of a $600 fine and a one-year ban on driving. He was arrested in June ‘06. 2007

It’s announced that founding E Street Band member, keyboardist Danny Federici, is undergoing treatment for melanoma and won’t be a part of Bruce Springsteen’s “Magic” tour. "Danny is one of the pillars of our sound and has played beside me as a great friend for more than 40 years," writes Springsteen. "We all eagerly await his healthy and speedy return." Charles Giordano, who had worked with Springsteen, fills in. 2007
(Federici died the following year: 4/17/08. The Danny Federici Melanoma Fund was started after his death.)

Rhino Entertainment and Sprint introduce Rock The Phone, a website offering ringtones by The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, ZZ Top and Ramones. During a short introductory period they give away a free ringtone of the Doors' classic "Love Me Two Times." 2008

Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander's third annual Rockin' the First Tee charity concert and golf tournament gets underway in Clearwater, FL. Cheap Trick performs The Beatles' entire “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” album with the Florida Rock Symphony. The fundraiser supports the First Tee of Clearwater, which aids underprivileged youths in the area. 2008

System Of A Down singer Serj Tankian announces that he’s donating proceeds from the song "Fears" to help support Amnesty International's Write-A-Thon campaign, which asks people to send messages on behalf of political prisoners worldwide. "It has kept hope alive for all those unjustly incarcerated and has also kept extra judicial governments in check, including our own," says Tankian. 2008

The Dave Matthews Band performs "You And Me" and "Shake Me Like A Monkey" on Saturday Night Live. But the most memorable moment comes when Matthews impersonates Ozzy Osbourne in "The Mellow Show" sketch. He changes Black Sabbath’s "Iron Man" to "I Am Tired, Man." 2009

The guitar and case from Bo Diddley's (1928-2008) last-ever stage show is auctioned for $60,000. 2009
2010's   
Kid Rock, Bon Jovi and Santana perform at the American Music Awards on ABC. Muse win the Alternative Rock Music - Favorite Artist honor. 2010

Nickelback issue their seventh studio album, “Here And Now.” The self-produced follow-up to ‘08’s triple platinum album “Dark Horse” features "When We Stand Together" and "Bottoms Up." 2011

The tribute concert, See a Little Light: A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Bob Mould,” is held at the Disney Concert Hall in L.A. "I’m sort of speechless," says Mould (Husker Du) following performances by Dave Grohl, Ryan Adams, No Age and many others. "The cruel joke in this whole thing is... if I didn’t have such a strange childhood, and all this anger that I was carrying around and channeling into my music, I don’t know if we would be in this spot tonight." 2011

Occupy Musicians (Occupymusicians.com), an online resource for musicians who support the Occupy Wall Street movement and its affiliated protests, is launched. Among the first signers are Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and Lou Reed. Organizers say the site will help coordinate performances at protest sites. 2011

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and his Fifty Plus Racing team host Endures for a Cure Alzheimer's Benefit in Chattanooga, TN. The team donates close to $100,000. AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young retired from the group after being diagnosed with dementia. 2014


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