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Yoko Ono takes out a full-page ad in Sunday's edition of The New York Times calling for a day of healing worldwide on the anniversary of the death of her husband, John Lennon. "Every year, let's make December 8th (the day Lennon was killed) the day to ask for forgiveness from those who suffered the insufferable." 2006
1930's  Tina Turner, the better half of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, is born (with the name Annie Mae Bullock). Tina eventually leaves her abusive husband, Ike, for a successful solo career. 1939
1940's  Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie is born in London. He's a member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers before lending his name (the ‘Mac’) to one of the ‘70s most successful groups. 1945
1960's  Guitarist-vocalist Adam Gaynor (Matchbox Twenty) has a birthday. 1963

Cream plays the second of two farewell shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall. 1968

1970's  The Sex Pistols unleash “Anarchy In The U.K.” in the U.K. 1976

1980's  Motorhead play the first of four shows at London’s Hammersmith Odeon Theatre. Performances from this show and subsequent ones are distilled into the classic “No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith.” 1980

"Crumblin’ Down" peaks at #9 in the U.S. as John Cougar announces he’s John Cougar Mellencamp. He always hated his stage name (given to him by a one-time manager). Soon the made-up Cougar moniker is dropped completely. 1983

"We Built This City" is #1. The Starship chart-topper was written by Martin Page and Elton John’s songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin. The song beats out Glenn Frey’s "You Belong To The City." 1985
2000's  “Does This Look Infected” from Sum 41 is released. 2002

A limited-edition series of signature Lyon by Washburn electric guitars modeled after instruments played by KISS’ Paul Stanley and Weezer’s Brian Bell (among others), go on sale exclusively at Target stores. Each guitar is hand-signed, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity and a box featuring photos of the guitarist. 2006

The White Stripes' video for "Conquest" premieres on MTV. Jack White took bullfighting lessons for his role in the clip. 2007

A limited number of Takamine acoustic guitars signed by the Eagles are sold exclusively at The $2,500 guitars raise money for the Walden Woods Project, an organization founded by drummer/vocalist Don Henley to help preserve the site treasured by environmentalist Henry David Thoreau. "The sale of these autographed guitars . . . will (help) educate and motivate the next generation of conservationists," says Henley. 2007

The Songs In The Key of Hope benefit concert paying tribute to the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller takes place in New York. The event raises money for the Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation. Leiber and Stoller penned the '50 classics, "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog" and "Stand By Me." 2007

After a promising to give everyone in North America a free Dr Pepper if Guns N’ Roses' "Chinese Democracy" is released in ’08, the company has trouble fulfilling the offer when the album lands. Many fans experience difficulties trying to retrieve the free-soda coupon. The large volume of visitors apparently causes the Dr. Pepper site to crash. GN’R’s lawyer weighs in issuing a letter making all sorts of demands - ranging from extending the offer period to Dr Pepper making a public apology in several national publications. Guns N' Roses is not involved in the promotion. 2008

Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City is the title of a one-hour ABC special on Thanksgiving night. 2009
2010's  Liam Gallagher (Oasis/Beady Eye) promotes his clothing line, Pretty Green, during a club event at London’s HMV's Relentless Garage. There are performances by Liam’s brother Paul and Oasis’ Andy Bell. 2010

Record Store Day launches a “Black Friday” (the day after Thanksgiving shopping spree) edition. Metallica, U2, Soundgarden and the Black Keys issue special albums. Record Store Day, founded in ’07, is designed to help boost sales at independent record stores. 2010

Adler, named after original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, issue their debut album, "Back From The Dead.” The album features guest appearances by Adler’s former Guns N Roses bandmate Slash and Rob Zombie/ex-Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5. 2012

The Black Keys and their producer, Danger Mouse, settle a lawsuit filed in L.A. earlier in the year against Pizza Hut for copyright infringement over the misuse of two “El Camino” tracks – "Gold On The Ceiling" and "Lonely Boy" in a commercial. The settlement details are kept private. 2012

Former Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins pleads guilty to a number of child sex offences after previously having "furiously denied" the allegations. 2013

On a more pleasant note, Bon Jovi appear at charity concert organized by Prince William at Kensington Palace to benefit the Centerpoint charity, which aids homeless young people. 2013

Creed frontman Scott Stapp releases a Facebook video telling fans that he is currently homeless. He says an audit revealed money had been stolen from him and royalties had not been paid. Stapp’s wife, Jacklyn, who recently filed for divorce, disagrees claiming Stapp is using drugs and that he threatened to kill himself and hurt his family. 2014

Guitarist Chris Broderick leaves Megadeth after a seven year run. His announcement comes a day after drummer Shawn Drover announced his departure. 2014

Jeff Loomis makes his debut as Arch Enemy’s guitarist, replacing Nick Cordle, as the group launches a European Tour.

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