The Rock History Report for July 25th
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1965 - Bob Dylan took the stage at the Newport Jazz Festival with an electric guitar in tow, marking the first time the folk legend played a non-acoustic set. He was booed, yet refused to get off the stage.
1966 - In San Francisco, The Rolling Stones played their last U.S. gig with guitarist Brian Jones.
1967 A number of U.K. rock groups including The Beatles urged the British government to legalize marijuana. Their comments were published in a London Times advertisement which was signed by The Fab Four.
1969 - Neil Young first appeared with Crosby, Stills and Nash. Their second gig would be a few weeks later, at a small intimate show, on a farm in upstate New York
1970 Chicago released the song "25 or 6 to 4.
1971 - The Beach Boys released the album Surf's Up.
1980 - KISS introduced new drummer Eric Carr at a concert at the Paladium in New York City.
1980 - AC\DC released their first album with new lead singer Brian Johnson, Back In Black.
2006 - After leading the charge against original online file-sharing site Napster, Metallica issued four of their albums on iTunes. Kill 'Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets and ...And Justice For All included previously unreleased tracks.
1944 Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds
1951 Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire
1958 Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth