2018 - The movie Proud Mary opens in theaters with the tagline, "killing for the Man every night and day." John Fogerty is not pleased, tweeting his disapproval.
2013 - Black Sabbath, complete with their newly reunited original frontman Ozzy Osbourne, announce the upcoming release of the album 13.
2013 - The 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow used by Freddie Mercury until his death in November 1991 is sold at an auction for £74,000 to a Russian businessman.
1998 - The 13th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York. Inductees include the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Mamas & The Papas, Lloyd Price, Santana, and Gene Vincent.
1995 - The 10th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York. Inductees include The Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Martha and the Vandellas, Neil Young, and Frank Zappa.
1993 - At the Eighth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Cream, Ruth Brown, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Frankie Lymon & the teenagers, Etta James, Van Morrison, and Sly & the Family Stone are welcomed into the hall.
1992 - Mick Jagger and wife Jerry Hall have their third child, Georgia May Ayeesha.
1984 - Motley Crue opened its first U.S. tour at Madison Square Garden, New York.
1981 - The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) donates several rock albums to the Library of Congress.
1974 - Steve Miller's "The Joker" hits #1 in the US.
1971 - Janis Joplin's album Pearl is released, three months after her death from a heroin overdose.
1969 - Led Zeppelin released their self-titled, first album which is now seen as one of the most impressive and important debuts in Rock music history.
1968 - The Doors' album Strange Days is certified gold.
1941 - Blues musician Long John Baldry is born in England.