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George Harrison is born at 11:42 PM. For years the ex-Beatle thought he arrived at least 18 minutes later and that his birthday was the 25th. 1943.
1940's  Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones is born Paul Pond in Portsmouth, England. 1942

Bassist-vocalist Lonnie Turner (Steve Miller Band) has a birthday. 1947
1950's  Bad to the bone. Guitarist-singer, George Thorogood, is born in Wilmington, DE. 1950
1960's   
The Jimi Hendrix Experience (with bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell) play their last U.K. concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. The group breaks up as Jimi briefly embarks on new adventures. 1969
1970's  Janis Joplin's "Pearl," released after her death, goes gold. 1971

The Byrds play their final show. After the Passaic, NJ concert frontman/leader Roger McGuinn pulls the plug. 1973

Matthew Thomas "Matt" Skiba has a birthday. He is known for his role as the co-lead vocalist and guitarist for Alkaline Trio and Blink-182. 1976

The Eagles "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" goes platinum (over one million sales). The album becomes the all-time best seller. 1976

You don't have to turn on your red light. The Police release "Roxanne." 1979

1980's  At the BRIT Awards in London, the Police are named Best British Group. A few hours later, on the other side of the pond, they earn a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance ("Don't Stand So Close To Me"). 1982

"Higher Love" earns Steve Winwood Record of the Year and Best Pop Performance trophies at the 29th Grammy Awards in L.A. 1987
1990's   
The Roy Orbison Concert Tribute To Benefit The Homeless features Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby, Dwight Yoakam and Bob Dylan. The show takes place in Universal City, CA. 1990

Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) and Courtney Love (Hole) tie the knot in Hawaii. 1992

Eric Clapton's touching "Tears In Heaven" is a big winner at the Grammy Awards (Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal, Male, etc.). The Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Give It Away" earns a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Song. The band also performs. Melissa Etheridge's "Ain't It Heavy" takes Best Rock Performance, Female. Peter Gabriel opens the L.A. show. 1993

Virgin Records sues the Smashing Pumpkins claiming non-compliance with their contact. The label contends an album was due three months earlier. Meanwhile, the group is trying to get out of the deal. 1998

The record industry certifies that "Garbage" and "Version 2.0" (both by Garbage) have sold one million and two million copies, respectively. 1999
2000's  Tantric release their sophomore album, "After We Go." This is nearly three years after their self-titled debut came out. Also, Disturbed unfurl their live "Music As A Weapon II CD/DVD." Recorded during the Chicago stop of their '03 tour the album features six Disturbed tracks, plus performances from supporting acts Taproot and Chevelle. 2004

Some musicians get a main street named after them but all KoRn can manage is an access road. The side street behind Rabobank Arena in the group's hometown of Bakersfield, CA, is officially designated 'Korn Row'. Clever. The group gets a bronze plaque honoring their musical achievements during a ceremony outside the arena before the band kicks off its tour with Mudvayne. 2006

"Every Day Is Exactly The Same" is the third consecutive single from Nine Inch Nail's With Teeth to reach #1 on Billboard's Mordern Rock Chart. The other two are "The Hand That Feeds" and "Only." 2006

U2's Bono is one of a 191 nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize. The singer's efforts to cancel Third World debt make him a contender for the $1.3 million honor which is awarded later in the year. No, he doesn't win - but it's an honor just to be nominated. 2006

Arcade Fire perform on Saturday Night Live. After the show, the group plays a few songs for the cast and crew. 2007

Sammy Hager, serves as the grand marshal for the Stater Bros. 300 race at the California Speedway in Fontana, CA, the Red Rocker's hometown. 2007

ZZ Top play a pre-race show at the Auto Club 500, the debut West Coast event of the NASCAR season, at the California Speedway. 2008

The 16th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party happens in L.A. Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Harrison Ford and Sean Penn attend. Hosted by John and his partner, David Furnish, the dinner and auction raises $5.1 million for the nonprofit foundation. Taped earlier, also John appears on the CBS program 60 Minutes. He claims that his '80s drug use and promiscuous behavior led him to make amends by starting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. 2008

"Covered, A Revolution In Sound" is released. The set contains Disturbed's rendition of Faith No More's "Midlife Crisis." 2009

"The War Child Presents Heroes" compilation is out with songs by Paul McCartney, David Bowie, The Kinks, Bruce Springsteen along with a younger generation - Beck, Franz Ferdinand and Yeah Yeah Yeahs (to name a few). The collection benefits the War Child organization's campaign to aid young people in war-stricken areas. 2009

Comcast and U2 announce an agreement to present high-definition performances to subscribers. There's HD footage from concert and promotional clips from throughout the band's career. 2009
2010's   
Stevie Wonder and Sheryl Crow are among the performers at the White House tribute to Motown. Motown was 'the soundtrack of the civil rights era', says President Obama. 2011

Suze Rotolo, the companion of Bob Dylan pictured on his famed "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" album cover, dies at the age of 67. Dylan and Rotolo dated between '61 and '64. 2011

Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) heads an all-star tribute to Howlin' Wolf's late guitarist Hubert Sumlin. In addition to Richards, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) and Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers Band) perform at New York City's Apollo Theater. The show benefits the Jazz Foundation of America. 2012

Kid Rock is featured on the fourth season of PBS' Live from the Artists' Den. His performance was taped at Elvis Presley's Automobile Museum in Graceland, which had previously never been filmed for television. 2012

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler admits he's used over $5 million dollars worth of cocaine. "Realistically, $5 or $6 (million), easy," says Tyler during an interview on Australia's 60 Minutes. "You know, it's what we did." 2013

While in Nashville on a tour stop, members of Imagine Dragons hook up with Musicians on Call, an organization that arranges for artists to visit with hospitalized children. Band members go to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. 2014

"First Kiss," is Kid Rock's debut release on Warner Brothers Records. The set includes the songs "Johnny Cash," "Ain't Enough Whiskey," "Drinking Beer With Dad" and "One More Song." 2015

All That Remains issue their seventh studio album, "The Order Of Things." 2015

Emmure cancel their show in Fort Collins, CO after frontman Frankie Palmeri suffers a 'major tear' in his vocal cords. Other shows are subsequently postponed. 2015

Kim Gordon's memoir Girl In A Band is available. The book, by the former Sonic Youth bassist, focuses on "the examination of what partnership means-and what happens when it dissolves." That includes the demise of Sonic Youth and Gordon's divorce from the band's frontman, Thurston Moore. 2015

Ghost win a Grammis Award for their third album, "Meliora," in their native Sweden. Meanwhile, Australia's Tame Impala take home the Best International Group honor at the Brit Awards. 2016

Scott Weiland: Memories of a Rock Star is out. The book contains exclusive interviews regarding the late frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. 2016

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