Today in Rock Music History

2006
-Weezer sues the Miller Brewing Co. for using the band's geeky image for an ad in Rolling Stone Magazine

2005
-Kanye West's Gold Digger tops US singles chart for a 4th week

2004
- U2's Bono addresses the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, England. He tells the delegates to "get real" about AIDS and world poverty

2003
-Ozzy Osbourne announces he is writing a Broadway musical based on the life of Rasputin, the mad monk of Russia
-City officials in St. Petersburg, Fl pass a law banning public suicides after rock band Hell on Earth reveal a fan will kill himself during a concert to be Webcast

2000
-In Las Vegas, Kid Rock joins Phish on stage to perform Sugar Hill Gang's Rapper's Delight and AC/DC's You Shook Me All Night Long

1998
-Rap group OutKast release their ambitious Aquemini album
-R.Kelly releases double album R.

1990
-Leaving us in no doubt that grunge had better hurry up and take over, blonde twins Nelson rise to the tops of the charts with (Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection

1989
-The Mile High Band are wowing the locals at a saloon in Prescott, Ariz.

1977
-After the death of his friend, T.Rex member Marc Bolan, David Bowie sets up a trust fund for the glam rocker's son Roland
-James Brown's band says that he is cheap. So they walk out on him and he hires another band.

1976
-Cat Stevens plays a sold out Shrine Auditorium in L.A.

1967
-BBC Radio broadcasts a production of Shakespeare's King Lear at 7:30 pm. And John Lennon plays the song I Am the Walrus with it
-Grateful Dead gains a new drummer named Mickey Hart
-The Rolling Stones say goodbye to manager Andrew Loog Oldham

1966
-At London's Birdland Club, Eric Burdon and the Animals are holding auditions for  a new guitarist.

1964
-The Beatles spend the day recording Every Little Thing

1963
-The Everly Brothers start a British tour

1961
-Future Dylan biographer Robert Shelton catches one of Dylan's concert

1956
-RCA Records says they got 856,000 advance orders for Elvis's single Love Me Tender
-Suzzy Roche, a folk musician, is born in Bronxville, N.Y.

1948
-Grand Funk Railiroad's Mark Farner is born in Flint, Mich.

1947
-Peter Hope-Evans, from British band Medicine Head, is born

1944
- Folk singer Anne Briggs is born
-TV theme song writer Mike Post is born
-Florida R&B singer Tommy Tat is born
-Jerry Lee Lewis is born