2013 - The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played in his historic performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 is purchased at a 2013 auction for an astounding $965,000.
2004 - Mötley Crüe announce their "reunion/farewell tour," with drummer Tommy Lee.
2011 - Dobi Gray died at the age of 71 from complications following cancer surgery.
1997 - Metallica performed "Fuel" and "The Memory Remains" on NBC's Saturday Night Live.
1988 - Metallica recorded their first music video. It was for the song "One."
1988 - Roy Orbison dies of heart failure at age 52.
1986 - Ringo becomes the first Beatle to use his name in an advertisement, for Sun Country wine cooler.
1977 - Jackson Browne releases Running On Empty, a live album compiled from performances at various stops on his summer tour.
1970 - The Rolling Stones' tour documentary Gimme Shelter, featuring footage of the infamous Altamont concert, opens in New York City.
1969 - The Rolling Stones headline the Altamont concert at a speedway in California.
1968 - The Rolling Stones release Beggars Banquet.
1965 - The Beatles release Rubber Soul(US).
1965 - The Rolling Stones record "19th Nervous Breakdown" and "Mother's Little Helper."
1961 - Brian Epstein gets his first job as a band manager; his first client: The Beatles.
1956 - Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot guitarist) is born in Santa Monica, California.