2017 - Malcolm Young of AC/DC dies at age 64 after suffering from dementia for the last three years of his life.
2005 - The movie Walk The Line, based on the life of Johnny Cash opens in US theaters.
2003 - John Lennon's original, handwritten lyrics to "Nowhere Man" are auctioned at Christie's for $455,000.
1999 - Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall separate eight years to the day after their marriage.
1997 - AC/DC releases Bonfire.
1997 - METALLICA releases "Reload"
1994 - The Rolling Stones become the first rock act to stream a live concert on the Internet, webcasting a portion of a show from Dallas, Texas.
1993 - Nirvana records an MTV Unplugged concert in New York.
1990 - Paul McCartney's birth certificate is auctioned off for $18,000.
1989 - WHITESNAKE releases "Slip of the Tongue"
1985 - Seven of Jimi Hendrix's gold records are stolen from his father's home during a burglary.
1985 - STEVIE NICKS releases "Rock a Little"
1981 - JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS release "I Love Rock 'n Roll"
1978 - Billy Joel's 52nd Street album hits #1 and stays there for 8 weeks.
1975 - Bruce Springsteen begins his first UK tour at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, where he learns that his record company has gone overboard with the hype, distributing posters that say: "At last London is ready for Bruce Springsteen."
1972 - Steely Dan's first single "Do It Again" enters the pop charts. It will peak at #6 on February 11, 1973.
1964 - Beatles press officer Brian Sommerville informs Paul Nathan, an associate of Elvis Presley film producer Hal Wallis, that the group are huge fans of the King and would love to appear at the end of Elvis' next Paramount picture but the deal is never finalized.
- Kirk Hammett (lead guitarist for Metallica) was born in San Francisco in 1962
- Graham Parker, lead singer of Graham Parker & the Rumour was born in London in 1950
- Rudy Sarzo, Quiet Riot/Whitesnake bass guitarist, was born in Cuba in 1950
- Herman Rarebell (drummer for the Scorpions) was born in Schmelz, Germany in 1949