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1962 - The Fab Four started recording at Abbey Road Studio for the first time. The product of their first sessions there was the song "Love Me Do."

1964 - The Animals played their first live show at Brooklyn’s U.S. Paramount Theater.

1965 - The Who’s gear was stolen from out of their van. Ironically, the band was busy buying a guard dog at Battersea Dog's Home in England at the time.

1968 - The Rolling Stones’ "Street Fighting Man" was banned in several U.S. cities after authorities feared it might incite chaos in public.

1970 - George Harrison released his song "My Sweet Lord."  He was later sued for copyright infringement by The Shirelles, who thought the song sounded too much like, “He’s So Fine.”

1970 - The Rolling Stones issued their album Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out.

1976 - KISS released their single "Beth."

1986 - Gregg Allman was jailed after he was caught drunk driving in Florida.

1996 - Singer/songwriter Yusuf Islam, (formerly known as Cat Stevens), emerged to sign copies of his first album in almost 20 years.

1996 - KISS performed under the Brooklyn Bridge for MTV’s Video Music Awards.

1997 - Pat Smear announced that he would no longer play guitar in the Foo Fighters after a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.


1945 Gene Parsons of The Byrds
1950 Ronald La Pread of The Commodores
1951 Martin Chambers of The Pretenders
1960 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

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