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1965 - Manfred Mann became the first western band to play a show behind the Iron Curtain.

1970 – Cream’s Jack Bruce and John McLaughlin of Miles Davis' group, along with Larry Young and Tony Williams, joined forces to form the group Lifetime.

1969 - The BeatlesAbbey Road was released in the U.S.

1980 – At a concert in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bruce Springsteen forgot some of the lyrics to "Born to Run".

1981 - The Kinks played their first show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

1988 - Imagine, a documentary about John Lennon, premiered in Hollywood, California.

1989 - David Bowie’s box set Sound + Vison was released.

1994 - Eric Clapton set out on his "Nothing But The Blues" tour.

1996 - Van Halen fired David Lee Roth for the second time after recording a handful of songs for the group’s greatest hits album.

2000 - The New York State Board of Parole denied Mark David Chapman, who received a life sentence for the murder of John Lennon on December 8, 1980. He was denied again in September 2010 after it was discovered that he targeted other celebrities at the time.


1941 Chubby Checker
1949 Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac
1962 Tommy Lee of Motley Crue
1969 Gwen Stefani of No Doubt

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