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Robert James Ritchie, best known as Kid Rock, is born in Romeo, MI. 1971
1940's  One-time Rolling Stones guitarist, Mick Taylor, begins his life. He starts playing guitar at age nine and gets the Stones gig (replacing Brian Jones) on the recommendation of English Blues performer John Mayall. 1948

1950's  Country-Rock rebel, Steve Earle, is born in Hampton, VA. 1955

The Bangles' lead singer, Susanna Hoffs, has a birthday. 1959

1960's   
The Rolling Stones record "The Last Time" and "Play With Fire" in Hollywood. 1964

"Led Zeppelin," the landmark self-titled debut album, is released. 1969

1970's  The Doors play New York's Felt Forum. This show comprises a large portion of "Absolutely Live." The NY version of "When The Music's Over" is a classic. 1970

Memphis city fathers rename Highway 51 'Elvis Presley Boulevard'. 1972

1980's  "Zenyatta Mondatta," reaches #5 in the U.S. It's the Police's first Top 10 album in the States. 1981
1990's   
The Who and The Kinks are welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Who's Pete Townshend claims that his band has been a Rock N' Roll 'irritant'. 1990

Dark side of the Hall of Fame. Pink Floyd is inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame by the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, who performs "Wish You Were Here" with the group. David Bowie, the Velvet Underground and Jefferson Airplane are also in. Madonna says Bowie "truly changed my life." 1996
2000's  "Inertia" featuring "My Goddess" is released by the Exies. 2003

The All-American Rejects unfurl their self-titled debut album. 2003

Ataris conclude filming their "Live At Capitol Milling" DVD. The L.A. show is released later in the year. 2003

Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Queens Of The Stone Age leader Josh Homme and Beck perform at a tsunami-aid benefit concert in Los Angeles. Proceeds go to Music For Relief, an organization founded by Linkin Park to assist the Red Cross. 2005

Incubus announces they will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund via their nonprofit Make Yourself Foundation. "The magnitude of the tsunami disaster is truly overwhelming and we can only hope that this donation can help bring some relief to the people who've been affected by it," says the band in a statement. 2005

Guitarist Mike Tempesta is officially no longer part of Powerman 5000 due squabbles with bandmates. 2005

House For Sale: Motivated Seller. Needing more privacy and less space, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne put their Beverly Hills mansion up for sale. Yes, this is the infamous house where The Osbournes MTV series was filmed. 2005

A piece of paper on which John Lennon first wrote the lyrics to The Beatles' tune "A Day in the Life" goes on the block in New York via a sealed-bid auction. 2006

Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society guitarist, is inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk. "I've listened to everything from Black Sabbath to Zeppelin to Creedence, Elton John and Neil Young," says Wylde. "It's all been an influence on me." 2006

Nickelback launch their North American tour in support of "All the Right Reasons" in Prince George, Canada. Live (for the first nine dates) and Trapt are the opening acts. 2006

The puppet-animation movie Live Freaky! Die Freaky!, premieres at a private party in Los Angeles. The film features the voices by members of Green Day, Blink 182, A Perfect Circle and Rancid, who perform live. The movie opens in select theaters 10 days later. 2006

KISS bassist-singer Gene Simmons delivers the keynote speech at The Next Big Idea: The Future of Branded Entertainment in Hollywood, CA. His address is filmed for the A&E reality series, Gene Simmons Family Jewels. 2006

"Snow (Hey Oh)," off Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Stadium Arcadium" album, is #1 on Billboard's Modern-Rock Singles Chart. "Snow" is the Peppers' 11th chart-topping song (more than anyone else); their first was "Give It Away" from their multiplatinum '91 album, "Blood Sugar Sex Magik." 2007

Ted Nugent performs in a cutoff T-shirt adorned with a Confederate flag at the inaugural ball for second-term Texas Governor Rick Perry. Using machine guns as props, Nuge shouts offensive remarks about illegal aliens at the Austin event. A spokesman says the Governor does not approve. 2007

Velvet Revolver/ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, one-time Black Sabbath singer Ronnie James Dio and Missing Persons drummer Terry Bozzio are inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk on Sunset Blvd. They place their handprints and signatures in stone. 2007

Radiohead's plan to play a free concert at London's Rough Trade East record shop go awry when 1,500 fans show up; more than six times the store's capacity. The concert is moved to a nearby club, where the band performs "In Rainbows" in its entirety. "It's been a very strange day so it's possible I might have to have a drink at the end of this," quips frontman Thom Yorke. 2008

Custom model Gibson guitars are introduced at the NAMM music-equipment trade show in Anaheim, CA. A series of instruments are designed to look like guitars played by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Velvet Revolver's Slash, Rush's Alex Lifeson and the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones. 2008

Psycho Circus or Into The Void. KISS bassist-singer Gene Simmons is fired at the end of the third episode of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, after his team fares poorly in the week's task - create and manage a mobile printing station for Kodak. 2008

When You're Strange, The Doors documentary directed by Tom DiCillo, makes its world premiere at Utah's Sundance Film Festival. 2009
2010's  Paul McCartney presents the award for the best-animated feature at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in L.A. "Hello, I'm Paul McCartney. Or as I'm now known, that guy from Rock Band." McCartney, whose likeness is also in The Beatles cartoon classic Yellow Submarine says animation isn't just for kids. "It is also for adults who are on drugs." 2010

Don Kirshner, who hosted the late night TV program Don Kirshner's Rock Concert from '73 to '81, passes away in Boca Raton, FL, at age 76. Though TV made Kirshner famous, being a music publisher and manager made him rich. 2011

The Cure, Linkin Park and Evanescence are featured on the soundtrack album for the film Underworld: Awakening. The film is in theaters three days later. 2012

Van Halen's single "Tattoo," from the band's "A Different Kind Of Truth" album, enters the Billboard Rock Songs chart at #16. It's the band's first single with singer David Lee Roth in 28 years. 2012

Johnny Otis, bandleader and songwriter who was often called the "Godfather of R & B," dies at his suburban Los Angeles home. Otis, best-known for the song "Willie And The Hand Jive," helped pave the way for Rock n' Roll in the early '50s. He was 90. 2012

Original Lacuna Coil guitarist, Claudio Leo, passes away. He left after performing on the group's self-titled debut EP. 2013

Bruce Springsteen performs at the 15th Annual Light of Day Concert at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ. The event raises funds to battle Parkinson's Disease. 2015


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