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1955 - New York DJ Alan Freed held his first Rock n’ Roll Party stage show in the Big Apple. The Clovers, Fats Domino and The Drifters were among the artists who performed.
1960 - G.I. Elvis Presley was promoted to the rank of sergeant.
1966 - David Bowie released his first single, “Can’t Help Thinking About Me” on Parlophone Records.
1967 - Jefferson Airplane played at the Human Be-In in San Francisco. Speakers included Jerry Rubin, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Timothy Leary. Attendants to the event were asked to bring food, flowers, feathers, beads, bells and banners.
1978 - Sex Pistols played to a sold-out crowd at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. As the show ended, Johnny Rotten asked the audience, “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” and walked out on the band.
1995 - Pearl Jam took the stage with Neil Young in Washington DC for a Voters for Choice benefit.
2004 - Jack White of The White Stripes pled not guilty to assaulting Von Bondies singer Jason Stollsteimer. White maintained that he was acting in self-defense.
1948 Tim Harris of The Foundations
1962 Patricia Morrison of Sisters of Mercy
1969 Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters/Nirvana/Them Crooked Vultures
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