Saturday August 22nd
1917 – John Lee Hooker is born
1947 – Occasional Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Godchaux is born in San Francisco.
1958 – Former Living Colour metal god-turned-avant-garde guru Vernon Reid is born in London.
1965 – Beatles’ second film, ‘Help’, premieres in US this fine day
1968 – A day before their sixth anniversary, John Lennon’s wife, Cynthia, sues the Beatle for divorce after discovering Yoko Ono living in their London home.
1970 – America experiences Creedence Clearwater Revival mania as the album Cosmo’s Factory hits No. 1 for the first of a nine-week run.
1970 – Eric Clapton enters the studio to begin recording the Derek & the Dominos album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.
1970 – Elton John signs to MCA Records.
1977 – Tousle-haired rock god Peter Frampton plays the first of three sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden.
1979 – Led Zeppelin release ‘In Through the Out Door’ LP
1981 – The first Monsters of Rock Festival takes place at Donnington Castle
1981- ‘Foreigner 4′ US LP is no. 1 chart topper
1987 – Bon Jovi headlines the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington
1992 – Genesis : We Can’t Dance : UK LP is no. 1 chart topper
2008 – PR reports: Metallica have just released the first single off their upcoming album, Death Magnetic. The epic track is entitled “The Day That Never Comes”
2013 – RumorFix.com reported today that Richie Sambora has been fired from Bon Jovi.