Sunday 12th July
1952 – Bassist Phil Kramer of Iron Butterfly (“In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”) is born in Youngstown, Ohio.
1962 – The Rolling Stones make their performing debut at the Marquee Club in London.
1969 – Blind Faith makes its live debut in the United States at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1970 – A solo Janis Joplin plays her first gig backed by the Full Tilt Boogie Band in Louisville, Ky.
1979 – Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice joins Whitesnake
1992 – Police arrest Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose at New York’s Kennedy Airport on charges related to a 1991 incident at a concert in St. Louis. The singer is said to have started a melee by diving into a crowd during the Guns N’ Roses concert.
1999 – Limp Bizkit frontman and Interscope senior executive Fred Durst is arrested in St. Paul, Minn. after allegedly kicking a local security guard in the head during the band’s show at Roy Wilkins Auditorium.
2000 -A statue honoring John Lennon is unveiled in London. The sculpture is of a handgun with a knotted barrel.
2003 – Rob Halford announces he’s dusting off the leather pants to rejoin Judas Priest for a new album and tour – their first together in 13 years.
2005 – Playing with its classic lineup for the first time in more than 20 years, Pink Floyd dazzles the crowd of approximately 200,000 people at the London edition of Live 8.
2005 – Veteran rock group INXS emerges from the land down under with a new record deal and a very public search for a new singer.2012 – Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, quits ‘American Idol’ for the following season