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1955 - Buddy Holly, Larry Welborn, and Bob Montgomery opened for Bill Haley & the Comets at a show in Lubbock, Texas. Eddie Crandell was stunned by the show and afterword arranged for Holly to record his first demo.

1957 - Elvis Presley released "Jailhouse Rock".

1964 - The Rolling StonesCharlie Watts secretly married Shirley Ann Arnold.

1966 - Grace Slick took the stage for the first time with Jefferson Airplane.

1971 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on ABC’s The Dick Cavett Show to promote Lennon's new album and film Imagine, as well as a book, two films and a fine arts show by Yoko.

1972 - Joe Cocker and his band were arrested in Adelaide, Australia after police claimed to have confiscated marijuana, heroin and hypodermic syringes.

1975 - KISS released their anthemic song, "Rock & Roll All Night.”

1981 - Prince released his album Controversy.

1997 - Paul McCartney debuted his symphonic poem Standing Stone.

2000 - A lawsuit was filed against Don Henley in Little Rock, Arkansas. The plaintiff claimed that he was hit in the head by a maraca at a concert on October 4th of that year.



1945 Colin Hodgkinson of Whitesnake
1946 Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues
1958 Thomas Dolby

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