2010 - John Fogerty performs "Centerfield" at the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
2006 - Metallica put up four albums for sale on iTunes.
2001 - The Doors' John Densmore, Bonnie Raitt, and others are arrested in Itasca, Illinois, for demonstrating against a company which they claim destroys the rainforest.
1999 - On the third day of the Woodstock '99 festival on Griffiss Air Force Base, overpriced water, overflowing toilets and a Limp Bizkit performance of "Break Stuff" lead to riots, groping and injuries. Conditions deteriorate as the festival rages on, and by the final day, MTV is covering the event with the tagline, "Apocalypse Woodstock."
1990 - Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa have their first child, Evan James.
1989 - After leaving Def Jam, Beastie Boys release their second album, Paul's Boutique, on Capitol Records.
1989 - Steve Rubell, one of the owners of Studio 54, dies of AIDS-related causes at age 45.
1983 - Metallica release their debut album, Kill 'Em All, their only one with contributions from Dave Mustaine
1980 - AC/DC release Back In Black, their first album without lead singer Bon Scott, who died five months earlier.
1980 - Eric Carr makes his debut as KISS drummer.
1973 - The Doobie Brothers release "China Grove."
1969 - The Beatles record a slew of songs for Abbey Road.
1967 - The Beatles and other U.K. rock groups urged the British government to legalize marijuana. Their comments were made in a London Times advertisement signed by all four of the Beatles.
1965 - Dylan plugs in! At the Newport Folk Festival, Bob Dylan plays an electric set for the first time, horrifying folkies everywhere.
Dylan's performances at the festival in 1963 and 1964 help make him a favorite among the folk music faithful. On this night, he is the headliner.
1964 - The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night is the #1 album in both the US and UK.