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Hey, hey, my, my. Two Neil Young records are certified gold. The "best of" compilation "Decade" and the live (acoustic and electric) "Rust Never Sleeps." 1979
1940's  Chicago drummer Daniel (“Danny”) Seraphine is born in the “Windy City” or is it the “Second City?” 1948
Bob Dylan allegedly turns The Beatles on to marijuana. This is after The Beatles perform at New York`s Forest Hills Tennis Stadium. 1964

Bob Dylan gets booed for "going electric" during a Forest Hills concert. Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones sign a five year recording contract with Decca Records and announce that Allen B. Klein will co-manage the group with Andrew Loog Oldham. Before he`s done, Klein ties up the Stones` finances and performs the same trick on The Beatles. 1965

The Grateful Dead and Big Brother & the Holding Company play at a Hell`s Angel wake. The biker was struck by a car in S.F. 1967

The Doors score a major hit with "Hello, I Love You." The Kinks` Ray Davies accuses The Doors of ripping off his "All Day And All The Night" but nothing comes of it. However, drummer John Densmore did rip off Cream`s (Ginger Baker) "Sunshine of Your Love" beat. With all that, how could it miss? 1968

1970's  Procol Harum goes gold with "Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra." Also, David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars make their debut at NY`s Carnegie Hall. 1972

Deep Purple`s "Smoke On The Water," a song about a Swiss casino burning down, goes gold. 1973

Peter Frampton`s "Baby, I Love Your Way," from "Frampton Comes Alive" peaks at #12. 1976

1980's  Elvis Costello`s "Imperial Bedroom" hits the charts. 1982

England’s Reading Rock Festival features the Ramones and Iggy Pop. 1988
1990's  Billy Joel shows he`s still got some gas in the tank when his "River Of Dreams" album hits the charts. It goes to #1. 1993

2000's  Duran Duran get a Lifetime Achievement Award at the MTV Video Music Awards. Typically, the Madonna/Britney Spears on-air kiss gets all the attention. It was some kiss. 2003

The Beastie Boys headline a Miami Beach concert, MTV2 Presents: A LIFEbeat Benefit, organized to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among young fans. 2004

Green Day are big winners at the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami. The group earns trophies for Video of the Year ("Boulevard of Broken Dreams") and Viewer's Choice ("American Idiot"). "It's great to know Rock music still has a place on MTV," says frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. 2005

Heaven & Hell: Live At Radio City Music Hall is released. The band has Black Sabbath founding members guitarist Tony Iomi, bassist Geezer Butler, vocalist Ronnie James Dio and drummer Vinny Appice. 2007

Collective Soul issues "Afterwords." The CD is available exclusively at Target stores. "There seems to be no right or wrong way in the industry these days and it's exciting to be doing something different," explains frontman Ed Roland. The album, "heavy, melodic Rock to the three-minute pop song," according to Roland, is also sold digitally via iTunes. 2007

"The Best of Queensrÿche: Sign Of The Times" is out. 2007

The Scorpions issue “Humanity: Hour 1” in the U.S. "People who go for hard but melodic songs will love this album," says frontman Klaus Meine. The album was released in Europe earlier in the year. 2007

Pink Floyd's '67 debut album, "Pipers At The Gates of Dawn," is reissued to mark the LP's 40th anniversary. The three-disc package contains stereo and mono versions as well as B-sides, alternate takes and non-album singles "Arnold Layne," "See Emily Play" and "Apples And Oranges." 2007

"Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Starr" is released as a digital download, a CD and a CD/DVD package. Ringo's first four solo albums are also re-released. Might be best to stick with the "very best" collection. 2007

"Rock 'N' Roll Train," the first single from AC/DC’s album "Black Ice," is released. 2008

The Harley Owners Group's 25th anniversary features performances by Kid Rock and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. 2008

Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher announces that he's left the group over conflicts with his sibling bandmate, Liam. "It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight," says Noel in a statement. "I simply could not go on working with Liam." Earlier in the day, Oasis canceled a sold-out appearance in Paris because of "an altercation within the band." 2009

Halloween II is in theaters. The film was written and directed by Rob Zombie. 2009

It’s the 25th annual San Diego Street Scene Festival. The two-day event features more than 45 acts, including Cage The Elephant, Mastodon, the Dead Weather (Jack White’s band) and Cake. Just up the road, several hundred miles, the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park gets underway. Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, the Mars Volta, Beastie Boys and Incubus perform during the three-day event. 2009
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder takes part in a rally and concert for the West Memphis 3 at the Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock, AK. The rally is in support of getting Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley, three men thought to be wrongly convicted of murder, released from prison - and Echols off of death row. 2010

Soundgarden plays an eight-song set of hits at a secret show at Los Angeles' Paramount Studios to celebrate the release of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. 2010

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) makes his Broadway debut in American Idiot, the musical that he co-authored. Armstrong plays the role of St. Jimmy for a six day run at St. James Theatre in New York. Tony Vincent who was cast as St. Jimmy left the production to deal with family matters. 2010

A toilet once owned by John Lennon is sold for $14,700 at an auction of Beatles memorabilia in the U.K. Lennon reportedly gave the bathroom fixture to a contractor after moving out of his home in Berkshire in ‘71. Lennon is said to have told the contractor to "put flowers in it or something." It’s actually very nice with impressive artwork in blue (against the white porcelain). 2010

The Foo Fighters’ “Walk” takes home the trophy for Best Rock Video at the MTV Video Music Awards. Also, Queen guitarist Brian May joins Lady Gaga onstage for the show's opening performance, a rendition of the singer's "You And I" (May played on the studio version). Lady Gaga performs dressed like a ‘50s-greaser. 2011

World Fire Brigade release their debut album, “Spreading My Wings.” The group consists of Fuel’s Brett Scallions (vocals), Sean Danielsen (vocals/lead guitar) and producer Eddie Wohl (keyboards). 2012

Divine Fits – featuring Britt Daniel of Spoon and Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade - roll out their debut set, “A Thing Called The Divine Fits.” 2012

3 Doors Down debut "One Light" at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, taking the stage after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives the keynote address to party delegates. 2012

Bassist Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver) and The Make-A-Wish Foundation team up to make 13-year-old Simone Capelli’s dream come true. Capelli, who lives with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as Brittle Bone Disease, performs at Seattle's Hard Rock Café with some help from McKagan and local band. "Tonight is about making him feel like a Rock star," says Wish Manager, Jessie Elenbaas. 2012 says Ringo Starr is the richest drummer in the world. The former Beatle is said to be worth about $300 million, followed by Phil Collins ($250 million), the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ($225) and The Eagles Don Henley ($200). 2012

It's Hell to Get Old. Nazareth singer Dan McCafferty retires due to health issues. The veteran vocalist collapsed on stage in Switzerland the previous weekend. "I've got Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and it's been getting worse over the years,” said McCafferty. “You don't know when it's going to come on, but suddenly you can't breathe.” 2013

It's Hell to Get Old Part II: Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne sets his L.A. home on fire while attempting to make himself a bacon sandwich. Firefighters are called and later determine that an unattended candle was the cause. Ozzy, get Sharon to pay the damn electric bill! 2013

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