1950 – Bassist Mark Clarke of hard-rock legends Mountain and Uriah Heep is born in Liverpool, England.
1965 – Bob Dylan performs his first non-acoustic set at the Newport Folk Festival to a hostile crowd.
1966 – The Rolling Stones play San Francisco. The concert is their last American live performance with founding guitarist Brian Jones.
1968 – Eric Clapton plays lead guitar for George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
1967 – In today’s London Times appears a petition calling for the legalization of marijuana. It’s signed by the Beatles and their manager, Brian Epstein.
1969 – Led Zeppelin play Milwaukee at the Midwest Rock Festival.
1969 – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young give their first live performance at the Fillmore East in New York.
1970 – Chicago release their single “25 or 6 to 4.”
1980 – Kiss unveil their new drummer at New York’s Palladium. The newly christened Eric Carr, born Paul Caravello, is made up to look like a fox after the band decides against the hawk look.
1990 – To the Boss, a son. Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa become the proud parents of Evan James.
1992 – Bryan Adams helps two motorists whose car struck his on a highway in St. Gellen, Switzerland.
1999 – At Woodstock 99, all hell breaks loose. Fires fueled by paper plates, pizza boxes and garbage strewn around everywhere break out during a set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
2005 – Megadeth lead singer Dave Mustaine sues his former bassist David Ellefson, alleging he used the name of the group without Mustaine’s permission.