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The first Farm Aid concert is held in Campaign, IL. Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are the founders. 1985
1940's  Vocalist David Coverdale (Deep Purple/Whitesnake) is born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England. 1949
1950's  Musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor, Nick Cave (of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds), is born in Warracknabeal, Australia. 1957
1960's  Joan Marie Larkin, better known as Joan Jett, has a birthday. Her biggest hit, "I Love Rock N' Roll," goes to #1 on the Billboard chart in í82. 1960

While on a short Scandinavian tour, vocalist Roger Daltrey punches out drummer Keith Moon. The incident nearly gets Daltrey tossed out of The Who. 1965

Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick makes her debut with The Great Society. "White Rabbit" and "Somebody To Love" are two Great Society songs Slick takes with her to the Airplane. 1966

The Beatles make the cover of Time magazine. 1967

C'mon people let's get together and try to love on another, right now. The Sky River Rock Festival, outside of Seattle in a place called Sultan, has Santana, Grateful Dead, Country Joe & The Fish and the Youngbloods. 1968
David Bowie begins his first U.S. tour with the Spiders From Mars in Cleveland. 1972

"Living In The U.S.A." is certified platinum. The Linda Ronstadt album is a chart topper. 1978
1980's  John Lennon signs with Geffen Records. 1980
Bruce Springsteen doesn't buy the concept and plays an electric set during the filming of MTV Unplugged. The creative geniuses dub the show MTV Plugged. 1992
2000's  Once known as Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam is denied U.S. entry when a match is made between him and a name on the Homeland Security watch list. He was on a flight from London to Washington D.C. Stevens abandoned his career in the late '70s after becoming a Muslim convert. Yes, this is the same person who had a hit with "Peace Train." 2004

The Concert for Katrina Relief in Los Angeles has Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Queens Of The Stone Age leader Josh Homme, Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes and Fiona Apple. Grohl's set includes a solo acoustic version of the Foo Fighters' "Best of You," and, with help from Homme and Hughes, a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Born On The Bayou." All net proceeds go to the American Red Cross. 2005

Jackass: Number Two opens in theaters. Wolfmother's single, "Joker & The Thief," is featured on the soundtrack. 2006

Alice In Chains head out on a 40 show U.S. tour that starts in Vegas. William DuVall replaces late AIC frontman Layne Staley. "We've gone through our struggles and losses, and we also climbed some serious peaks," says guitarist Jerry Cantrell. "It would be great if my buddy was here, but I didn't have a choice in that." 2006

Neil Young is named Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Association's fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The event recognizes outstanding achievements in Blues, Bluegrass , Folk, Country and other forms of American roots music. 2006

Kid Rock announces that he has teamed up with the Michigan Brewing Co. to help him produce a line of beers. Rock is directly involved in the project. "He's giving me direction, he's tasting the beers," reports brewery owner Bobby Mason. "It's his idea, it's his concept." 2008

A David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) signature guitar by Fender is in music stores. "I told Fender that it was just an ordinary Strat," says Gilmour. "But... they've done a great job of re-creating it." 2008

Three Days Grace issue "Life Starts Now." The follow-up to their platinum-certified '06 album, "One-X," was produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, Seether). 2009

"Skeletons In The Closet," a covers album by Children Of Bodom, is out. The set contains versions of Suicidal Tendencies' "War Inside My Head," Anthrax's "Antisocial" and Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell." 2009
2010's  Linkin Park's fourth studio album, "A Thousand Suns," is #1 on the Billboard Top Alternative Albums Chart. 2010

Though rumored for months and discussed for weeks, the official announcement arrives that Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is a Season 10 American Idol judge. He joins fellow newcomer Jennifer Lopez and the last standing original judge, Randy Jackson. 2010

To celebrate the Facebook and Spotify's partnership, Sean Parker (Facebook) hosts "A Celebration of Music" in a San Francisco warehouse. The invite only affair has The Killers and Jane's Addiction, among others. 2011

The reality show Project Runway features The Sheepdogs. The band gets custom outfits created for them in the design competition's menswear challenge. They also perform in their new clothes. 2011

"Oceanís Kingdom," Paul McCartney's first ballet makes its debut at the New York City Ballet. "For me, the sheer athleticism is the most astounding thing about (ballet)," says McCartney. 2011

The 27th annual Farm Aid draws 30,000 to Central Pennsylvania's Hersheypark Stadium to benefit family farmers. Aside from founders Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, there are performances by Grace Potter And The Nocturnals and Dave Matthews. "We have to convince kids that the real future of America is to rebel, to be a farmer," Young says. "It's a mission from God." 2012

Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Joe Satriani (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Tim Ripper Owens (Judas Priest), Yngwie Malmsteen and Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society/Ozzy Osbourne) are on hand to help Marshall, the amplifier manufacturer, celebrate their 50th anniversary with a concert at Wembley Arena in London. The show culminates with a jam of Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water." 2012

Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland is sued by a law firm for alleged unpaid fees ($50,000) regarding the singer's '13 legal fight that followed his firing from STP. 2015

Imagine Dragons are the musical guest on the debut of ABC's The Muppets. 2015

David Bowie announces that he has written and recorded an original song for the European TV series The Last Panthers. It's the artist's first song specifically for a television/film project in over 20 years. 2015

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