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1961 - The Beatles and Brian Epstein met for the first time at his Liverpool record store.

1965 - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was shocked during a concert in Sacramento, California, knocking him unconscious. Richards' guitar inadvertently came in contact with his microphone while the band was midway through their song "The Last Time."

1966 - The Monkees performed their first concert in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1968 - An Elvis Presley special simply called Elvis, aired on NBC.

1969 - John Lennon was asked to take the lead role in "Jesus Christ, Superstar," though the offer was revoked one day later.

1971 - The Montreaux Casino was destroyed by fire during a Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention gig.

1973 - Ringo Starr issued "You're Sixteen," a song that would become his second straight number one single.

1976 - The Sex Pistols released Anarchy in the U.K.

1976 - Gunmen fired several shots into the Kingston, Jamaica home of Bob Marley. The reggae icon was rehearsing with his band the Wailers inside, but fortunately no one was seriously hurt.

1979 - Eleven Who fans were trampled to death at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum. The concertgoers got caught up in the rush for general admission seats to the band's show.

1986 - Judas Priest and CBS Records were hit with a lawsuit after two fans shot themselves after listening to the group's music for six hours.

1991 - Gilby Clarke took over for Izzy Stradlin as rhythm guitarist in Guns 'N' Roses.

2002 - Peter Garrett quit Midnight Oil after 25 years.


1948  Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath

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