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The Man In Black. Rockabilly and Country legend, Johnny Cash, starts his life in Kingsland, AR. 1932
  R&B and Rock and Roll singer, songwriter and pianist, Antoine Dominique 'Fats' Domino, is born. 1928
1940's  Singer Mitch Ryder (William S. Levise Jr.) has a birthday. He's the frontman for a group producer Bob Crewe names Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. Ryder is actually from Hamtramck, MI. 1945

Canned Heat's Bob 'Bear' Hite enters the world. 1945

1950's  Don't stop believin'. Jonathan Cain is born with the name Jonathan Leonard Friga. Journey's keyboardist-songwriter is a Chicago native. 1950
1960's  Breaking away from his day job as London's leading session guitarist, Jimmy Page releases his first solo single "She Just Satisfies." It's not only pre-Led Zeppelin, it's pre-Yardbirds. 1965
1970's  Alice Cooper and kindred spirit, artist Salvador Dali, pose for a photo session. The finished result hangs in the Knoedler Gallery in NY. 1973

"New Kid In Town" owns the #1 slot on the pop survey. The song earns the Eagles their first gold single. 1977

The Sex Pistols and their manager, Malcolm McLaren, go to court to split up the group's earnings. But nearly all the money is gone. The Great Rock n' Roll swindle indeed. 1979

1980's  "Women And Children First" is the third full-length studio effort by Van Halen. It's the first album to contain compositions written solely by the band. 1980

Thanks to heavy MTV play, Duran Duran's "Hungry Like A Wolf," peaks at #3 on the U.S. singles chart. 1983

"Dancing In The Dark" earns Bruce Springsteen a Grammy for Best Rock Male Performance. Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It" gets Best Pop Vocal Performance and Record of the Year. 1985
1990's   
Frank Zappa hosts the first of three T.V. programs entitled Frank Zappa's Wild Wild East on the Financial News Network. 1990

Billed as Piss Bottle Men, Neil Young and Pearl Jam perform together at Seattle's Moore Theater. 1995

"I don't think it means anything," says Eddie Vedder from the podium after Pearl Jam wins a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance ("Spin The Black Circle"). Despite Vedder's dismissive comments the 38th annual Grammy Awards continue. 1996
2000's   
Four Concerts for Artists' Rights take place in the L.A. area. The concerts raise funds to repeal or change sections of the California Labor Code that hurt recording artists. The Eagles (drummer Don Henley is a prime mover behind the effort), Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, No Doubt, Eddie Vedder and Beck perform. 2002

Some Kind Of Monster wins the Best Documentary honor at the 20th annual Independent Spirit Awards, held in Santa Monica, CA. The Metallica film charts the recording of the album of the same name. 2005

Elton John earns the Best New Musical trophy at the United Kingdom's prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The award is for his work on the stage adaptation of Billy Elliot. 2006

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme's side project, the 5:15ers with Masters Of Reality's Chris Goss makes its live debut in Los Angeles. "We're focusing on the show, but we have talked about doing a record," says Goss. 2006

U2 frontman Bono receives the Pablo Neruda medal of honor, Chile's highest award for the arts, from Chilean President Ricardo Lagos in Santiago. Later U2 are awarded Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award from Chile's president-elect, Michelle Bachelet. 2006

Lou Reed, Kinks frontman Ray Davies and Patti Smith perform at the 17th annual Tibet House benefit concert in New York. The event supports the organization's efforts to promote and preserve Tibet's cultural heritage. 2007

Ex-Jimi Hendrix drummer Buddy Miles dies at age 60 at his home in Austin, TX. Miles played on the legendary "Electric Ladyland" album and co-founded, with Hendrix, the short-lived Band Of Gypsys in '69. 2008
2010's  "American VI: Ain't No Grave," the sixth and final installment of Johnny Cash's American Recordings series is issued on what would have been the legend's 78th birthday (see above). Produced by Rick Rubin, the set list includes covers of Sheryl Crow's "Redemption Day" and Kris Kristofferson's "For The Good Times." There's also the Cash original "I Corinthians: 15:55." 2010

White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights appears in theaters. The documentary, directed by Emmett Malloy, chronicles the group's '07 tour across Canada. The film made its debut at '09's Toronto Film Festival. 2010

Iggy Pop and Patti Smith perform at the 20th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert at New York's Carnegie Hall. Typically, Pop rips off his shirt and dives into the audience-something most Carnegie Hall performers wouldn't think to do. 2010

The Art of John Lennon exhibit, with drawings not previously displayed, opens at London's Mandeville Hotel. 2011

The Doobie Brothers make their debut at the Grand Ole Opry in support of their "World Gone Crazy" album which features a guest performance by Willie Nelson. 2011

Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen are the first two recipients of PEN New England's Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. In an email read during the ceremony, Bob Dylan states that Berry is "the Shakespeare of Rock n' Roll." 2012

Bono gives speech on the state of global poverty at TED2013, a conference of global innovators, in Long Beach, CA. "We're going to win because we are willing to stand up for our dreams," says the U2 frontman. "Inertia is how we screw this up. Momentum is how we bend the arc of history down towards zero (poverty)."

Ten fans of The Who, who bought tickets to a show in Providence, RI, which was canceled, get redeemed tickets for the band's Quadrophenia tour stop. The '79 show was nixed by then-Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. after the fatal audience stampede at the group's Cincinnati concert two weeks earlier. 2013

Blur's Damon Albarn receives NME's first Award for Innovation in Austin, TX. "Damon's enduring popularity is a testament to his unrivalled talent," writes the magazine's editor Mike Williams. Also, Arctic Monkeys take home the Best British Group, Album and Live act honors while Haim accept the Best International Group award. 2014

Bonnie Raitt delivers her 20th studio album, "Dig In Deep" via her own Redwing Records. "I was really inspired to come up with songs that went with grooves that I missed playing in my live show, and to dig deeper into some topics I hadn't yet mined," says Raitt. 2016

"For All Kings" by Anthrax is released. The album marks the debut of former Shadows Fall lead guitarist Jon Donais, who replaced Rob Caggiano, following his departure in '13. 2016

A Guns N' Roses exhibit opens at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland. 2016


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