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Monday, August 15, 2011

Today in Rock history

2004- the band Phish play their final show in Coventry, VT
2003- Carlos Santana joins Ben Harper on stage during a tour stop with Jack Johnson in Berkeley, CA. He plays With My Own Two Hands and a cover of Pink Floyd's Money
2000- English rock legend David Bowie and wife, model Iman, become parents, to daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones
1996- James Brown offers proceeds from one of his concerts to a Long Island, N.Y. women's shelter, but they turn it down, claiming he beat his wife long ago

1995- Vince Neil, guitarist for heavy metal band Motley Crue, loses 4 year old daughter Skylar, from multiple organ failure in L.A.
The Dave Matthews Band plays the concert that will be their first official live album, Live at Red Rocks

1991- On ABC's International Special Olympics All-Star Gala, Debbie Gibson performs Lost in Your Eyes
Singer Paul Simon plays to an audience of 750,000 in New York's Central Park

1987- The Newport Jazz Festival kicks off, featuring Dizzy Gillespie.
Keith Richards enters studio in Montreal to begin work on solo album Talk is Cheap
Thousands of people walk past Elvis' memorial in Graceland, Memphis as part of the 10th anniversary of his death
1983- Joey Ramone goes under the knife to repair brain damage sustained in a fight
1981- Pasadena, CA plays host to the Black Family Fair, which features Stevie Wonder, Grover Washington Jr, more than 50,000 attend
The Rolling Stones are in Longview Farm, Mass. preparing to go on their biggest tour yet, their 1981 N. American tour

1980- George Harrison publishes book I Me Mine, which features lyrics to songs and religious reflections.
1966- Bobby Darin records If I Were a Carpenter

1965- Otis Redding releases his single Respect
The Beatles play at Shea Stadium in New York for an audience of 56,000. The band could barely be head over the screaming of all the girls!
1964- Dean Martin goes to #1 with Everybody Loves Somebody

The British rock band The Dave Clark Five have signed a deal with MGM
1962- Pete Best plays his last gig with The Beatles at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England
1958- Blues legend Big Bill Broonzy dies of cancer in Chicago

1950- Metal drummer Tommy Aldridge(Whitesnake) is born in Jackson, Miss.

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