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George Harrison’s "Something" and John Lennon’s “Come Together,” are released as a double A-sided single in the U.S. It is Harrison’s first A-side single with The Beatles and the only song written by him to top the U.S. charts while he was in the band. 1969
1950's  REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin has a birthday. The group’s two #1 hits, "Keep On Loving You" (‘81) and "Can't Fight This Feeling" (‘85) were written and sung by him. 1951
1960's  The Beatles make their first personal appearance. They sign copies of "Love Me Do" at a record store in Widnes. 1962

Bassist Tommy Stinson has a birthday. With the Replacements into the ‘90s, he later joins Guns N’ Roses. 1966

The Doors Are Open” airs on British T.V. The special coincides with the Doors’ European tour. 1968

The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” promotional film, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, is broadcast for the first time in the U.S. on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. 1968
1970's  The Doobie Brothers “China Grove” can only make it to #15 on the pop charts. 1973

Van Halen can’t get within sight of the Top 40 with their fun loving “Beautiful Girls.” 1979

The Eagles' “Heartache Tonight” and Fleetwood Mac`s platinum single “Tusk” are released. 1979
1980's  John Lydon (the Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten) gets into a Dublin bar brawl. He is sentenced to three months in jail but is later acquitted. 1980

David Bowie’s “Tonight” album peaks at #11. 1984
1990's  What`s going on? “Ragged Glory,” a brilliant Neil Young & Crazy Horse LP can only get to #31 on the charts. Meanwhile, Billy Idol’s faithful cover of The Doors’ “L.A. Woman” fails to have any significant impact. 1990

Bruce Springsteen appears in British court to stop the release of early recordings. He wins. 1998
2000's  Incubus singer Brandon Boyd is arrested for carrying a switchblade in his bag while trying to board a plane at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on his way to a concert in Raleigh. Charged with criminal possession of a weapon, Boyd is able to make the concert. He says he forgot the knife was in the bag. Also, Red Hot Chili Pepper`s vocalist Anthony Kiedis publishes his autobiography, "Scar Tissue." In related news, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed and Metallica are heard on the in-game soundtrack of “Tony Hawk`s Underground 2” video game. 2004

When is Green Day not Green Day? When they perform as the Network. The latter is a New Wave incarnation. Both groups play Vegas with the Network opening for Green Day. Got that? Also, Green Day plays Halo 2 against Xbox Live members. Participating gamers play for Green Day stuff. 2005

Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page visits a Cork, Ireland, museum to open an exhibition celebrating the 19th century English architect William Burges. 2005

U2 is the only guest NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien. They perform and talk; the usual stuff. 2005

A bomb scare interrupts the Rolling Stones concert in Charlottesville, VA. Eight songs into the show Mick Jagger informs the crowd that authorities have directed the group to temporarily stop. Audience members in the first 20 rows vacate their seats while bomb-sniffing dogs check the area. Nothing is found so the concert resumes. "Thanks for being so patient . . . Off we go," says Jagger as the group starts up again. 2005

Martin Scorsese’s film, The Departed, opens featuring two Rolling Stones songs, "Gimme Shelter" and "Let It Loose," on the soundtrack. Oh yeah, the movie stars Matt Damon, Leonardo Di Caprio and Jack Nicholson. 2006

An audio tape Bob Dylan recorded in 1959 with a high-school friend in his hometown of Hibbing, MN, is up for auction. The cassette features Dylan singing three tunes. 2006

Carlos Santana appears at Andre Agassi's 12th annual Grand Slam for Children benefit concert in Las Vegas (at the MGM Grand Garden Arena). The event raises money for the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation. 2007

John Kay & Steppenwolf play the Dreamcatcher rally in Aberdeen, MD. The show closes out the group's 40th Anniversary Farewell Tour. 2007

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour receives the Outstanding Contribution to Music trophy at the Q Awards 2008 in London. The guitarist pays tribute to the recently deceased Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright. "He deserves this just as much as I do," says Gilmour. "His work was vitally important to (Floyd's) entire career." 2008

On the day before guitarist/vocalist Sune Rose Wagner’s 31st birthday, The Raveonettes release their fourth studio album, "In And Out Of Control." 2009

Built To Spill's “There Is No Enemy” drops. The group’s seventh album features the single “Hindsight.” Also, Tokio Hotel unfurls “Humanoid.” 2009

KISS issues “Sonic Boom.” The album is part of a three-disc set that is sold exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores – and their online outlets. The collection contains “KISS Klassics,” 15 re-recorded hits and a DVD with footage of an ’09 concert in Buenos Aires. As part of their Halloween promotion Wal-Mart stores offer special KISS merchandise - T-shirts, wigs, makeup, limited edition M&M's and even versions of Mr. Potato Head. And that evening, the group is on The Late Show with David Letterman. "Our next guests are here to blow the roof off the dump, ladies and gentlemen," says Letterman. The "dump" would be the Ed Sullivan Theater. 2009

Chris Cornell (ex-Soundgarden) joins Pearl Jam onstage in L.A. The appearance is a reunion of Temple Of The Dog, an early ‘90s band that consisted of Cornell and future Pearl Jam members. Cornell started the band as a tribute to his friend, the late Andrew Wood, vocalist for Mother Love Bone. PJ’s Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament were in Mother Love Bone. Cornell performs "Hunger Strike" and plays guitar on “Alive” to close the show. 2009

Led Zeppelin: Shadows Taller Than Our Souls is in stores. Written by Charles R. Cross, the book has nine chapters named after Zeppelin albums. The title comes from a line in “Stairway To Heaven.” 2009

Strange Things That Happen: A Life With The Police, Polo And Pygmies, a book by Police drummer Stewart Copeland, is published. "This is billed as an autobiography, but it's more about war stories," explains Copeland. "These are stories told around the dinner table." 2009
2010's  Rock singer/actress Juliette Lewis is injured in a hit-and-run incident in Burbank (CA) while promoting her new film ‘Conviction‘. “The sedan Juliette was travelling in was completely totaled,” says a rep. “Ms Lewis went to the hospital to be checked out and is a bit banged up and sore, but otherwise thankfully OK.” 2010

John Lennon’s ‘76 application for U.S. residency with his fingerprints and signature is seized by the FBI. "This really has nothing to do with John Lennon per se," but rather "with a government document," FBI Agent James Margolin tells the BBC. That form was scheduled to be part of an online auction conducted by which still offers Paul McCartney's original handwritten lyrics for "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," and a brown suede jacket worn by Elvis Presley (the jacket probably didn’t match his blue suede shoes). 2010.

Nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan loses to Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer. 2011

The BBC airs The Beatles ‘67 film Magical Mystery Tour for the first time in 33 years. Panned by critics and audiences alike when it was originally broadcast on the BBC, the updated film contains previously unreleased footage. The broadcast follows the documentary, Arena: The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, which examines the film's "artistic merit and cultural significance." 2012

The Shins perform at Jack White’s Third Man Studios facility in Nashville. The show is mixed, mastered, and immediately pressed to vinyl for sale on the spot. The event marks Third Man's expanded facilities and their state of the art vinyl cutting lathe. 2012

This would be insane if it weren't for a good cause. A piece of gum chewed by Gene Simmons (KISS) during an interview on the U.K.'s Soccer AM show sells for $247,000 on eBay. In addition to the gum, the winning bid takes home the original gum wrapper, along with a transcript from the program. All of the proceeds from the auction go to the Street League which helps sports fans get jobs across the U.K., while fighting homelessness. 2013

Former Journey singer Steve Perry leads San Francisco Giants fans through “Don’t Stop Believin’" during the team’s playoff game against the Washington Nationals. Despite Perry’s efforts the visiting Nationals win. 2014

Read all about it. Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and solo artist John Fogerty publishes his memoir, “Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music.” Patti Smith’s “M Train” chronicles various turning points in her life. Also, former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge debuts his novel “Poet Anderson . . . Of Nightmares.” It’s the first in a trilogy of teen-oriented books written in collaboration with novelist Suzanne Young. 2015

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