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1962 - Bob Dylan played his first show at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

1965 - Great Society, with Grace Slick, played their first live show in North Beach, California.

1965 - The Who embarked on a short tour in Scandinavia. At the show, Roger Daltrey punched drummer Keith Moon.

1966 - The Rolling Stones released their single "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby?"

1967 - The Fab Four graced the cover of Time magazine.

1972 - David Bowie set out on his first U.S. tour with the Spiders from Mars.

1980 - John Lennon signed a recording contract with Geffen Records.

1985 - The first Farm-Aid concert was held in Champaign, Illinois. The show raised $10 million for American farmers.

1989 - Bruce Springsteen joined Jimmy Cliff onstage to sing "Trapped." The song was recorded by The Boss for the We Are The World album.

1998 - KISS released the album Psycho Circus.


1951 David Coverdale of Whitesnake
1958 Joan Jett

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