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Tommy Ramone is born with the name Tamás Erdélyi in Budapest Hungary. He grows up in Queens, NY. Prior to the Ramones, the drummer is a studio intern for the production of the Jimi Hendrix album “Band Of Gypsys.” He's the group's manager before becoming a band member. 1952
1960's   
Bassist Eddie Jackson is born in Robstown, TX. He joins Queensryche in ’81. 1961

The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Who perform at London’s Saville Theatre. Now there’s a killer double bill. 1967

1970's  “Walk This Way” is a Top 10 single. The Aerosmith song is inspired by a line in Mel Brooks’ comedy Young Frankenstein. 1977
1980's  Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks marries the husband (Kim Anderson) of her deceased best friend (Robin Anderson). It doesn’t last. 1983

1990's   
Pearl Jam enters a Seattle recording studio to cut a handful of demos. These tracks eventually help them land a deal with Epic Records. 1991

Blues legend Willie Dixon passes away. A musician, vocalist, songwriter (“Back Door Man," "Little Red Rooster," "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "I Ain't Superstitious," "Bring It On Home" and the “Whole Lotta Love” riff), arranger and record producer, Dixon is recognized as one of the founders of the Chicago Blues sound and his influence on Rock, especially the British vein, is immeasurable. 1992
2000's  Dream Theater’s "Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence" drops. 2002

Lick And A Promise (think "Rocks"). Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry appears on Animal Planet's Trail MIX. The TV show focuses on "the special bond that some musicians have with horses." Now that's quality television! 2006

The Paths We Choose, written by Sully Erna, ships to bookstores. In the memoir, Godsmack’s frontman recalls his youthful experiences with drugs, crime and spent dreams. He says he feels grateful for his tough upbringing. "Now I look back and never regret one stitch of my past," says Erna. "I don't believe I would have grown to be who I am today without (it)." 2007

Viva La Raza. Carlos Santana helps lead a campaign to have late United Farm Workers Union founder Cesar Chavez's birthday, March 31, recognized as a U.S. holiday. "It's supremely important that a day be selected to honor the life of . . . Chavez for his quality of service to all humanity," says the guitarist. 2008

Airbourne release "Runnin' Wild" in the U.S. The debut set from the Aussie band includes the title track, "Stand Up For Rock 'n' Roll" and “Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast.” 2008

The Mars Volta present their fourth studio album, “Bedlam In Goliath.” The full "Bedlam In Goliath" album, the "Wax Simulacra" video and preloaded album artwork is also available on a USB drive with a memory stick encased in a wooden Ouija board planchette. 2008

TAB The Band’s full-length debut "Pulling Out Just Enough To Win" is released. The band features the sons of Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Adrian (vocals/bass) and Tony (guitar). They’re step-brothers. 2008

A deluxe, double-disc version of Beck's Grammy-winning '96 album, "Odelay," is released. The first disc features unreleased songs while the second contains 16 rare tracks. 2008

The single disc, “The Future Starts Here,” yet another Doors compilation, is released. 2008

Nickelback, Green Day, U2, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, White Stripes and Daughtry are featured on the 21-track ‘08 Grammy Nominees compilation. 2008

Pearl Jam's Mike McCready appears in front of the Washington state legislature to promote a bill that would require local businesses to give sufferers of Crohn's disease and other digestive disorders emergency access to private restrooms. "I'm 42 years old. I'm doing fine," says the guitarist, who has been battling Crohn's more than 20 years. "But when you're 13 or 14 and you're going through those years with the shame and indignation -- it's embarrassing." 2009
2010's  The Gillette UNCUT music film series premieres on Fuse TV. Blink-182's Mark Hoppus is one of the subjects. "I'm not a high fashion guy,” claims Hoppus in his documentary. “There are a lot of dudes who can pull off the scruffy look, but I'm not one of them. Every night before I go onstage, I have a moment where I think, 'Can I pull this off tonight?'" 2010

Roy Orbison gets a posthumous star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame (on Vine Street in front of the Capitol Records building — next to John Lennon and George Harrison) at a ceremony attended by Jeff Beck, Chris Isaak, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh Dwight Yoakam. 2010

MusiCares 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center pays tribute Neil Young for his achievements in both music and philanthropy (Farm Aid and the Bridge School benefit concerts). During the Grammy-related awards show, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer makes his first public appearance as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 2010

"Tighten Up" by the Black Keys tops the Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. 2011

Cult Of Luna roll out their sixth studio album, “Vertkal.” 2013

Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) and Country’s Lady Antebellum perform together in L.A. for the CMT series Crossroads. The show includes the Fleetwood Mac classics, "Rhiannon” and "Landslide," plus Nicks' "Edge Of Seventeen" and "Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around." It airs eight months later. 2013

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