Click below to listen to the Rock History Report:

Features Player

1964 - The Rolling Stones cancelled their planned South African tour because of an anti-apartheid embargo by the British Musicians' Union.

1966 - John Lennon first met Yoko Ono at London's Indica Gallery.

1966 - The Rolling Stones recorded their first live album Got Live if You Want It.

1967 - Doc Severinsen took the reins from Skitch Henderson as musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

1971 - Van Morrison released "Wild Night."

1978 - RCA Records issued David Bowie's album Stage.

1979 - Styx released "Babe."

1980 - On his 40th birthday, John Lennon released "(Just Like) Starting Over,” his first record in five years.

1985 - Strawberry Fields, a 2½-acre garden in New York City’s Central Park, was dedicated to John Lennon as a memorial by his widow Yoko Ono.

2002 - Bon Jovi released their album Bounce.

2003 - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II conferred upon Sting a CBE (Commander of the British Empire).

2003 - Joe Strummer's last album, Streetcore, was released posthumously, after the former Clash frontman died of a heartattack on December 22, 2002.


Birthdays:

1948 Jackson Browne
1975 Sean Ono Lennon

Image used with permission by Getty Images.

Chris Potter & Justin Starling for Cumulus Media © 2012