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This Day in Music History: July 18th
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2008: Ex-Guns n' Roses drummer Steven Adler is arrested for possession of narcotics in Hollywood just days after he'd announced he would appear on V-H-1's latest rehab show, Sober Living.


2008: Paul McCartney joins Billy Joel during Billy's second encore at the Last Play at Shea (Stadium) in New York. As a Beatle, McCartney played the ballpark's historic first rock concert. Tony Bennett, Steven Tyler, Garth Brooks and Roger Daltrey also appear during the show.


2000: Two downloadable Led Zeppelin songs ("Rock and Roll" and "All My Love") bring the long-defunct group to the Internet for the first time.


1995: Neil Young and his manager, Elliot Roberts, form Vapor Records.


1980: George Thorogood and the Destroyers' second album, 1978's Move It on Over, is certified gold by the RIAA for half a million sales.


1978: Def Leppard plays its first public gig, at a school in Sheffield, England. Their five-pound fee is paid out of a teacher's pocket.


1975: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and Bob Marley & the Wailers begin a week co-headlining New York's intimate Max's Kansas City.


1972: The Rolling Stones play the first of two shows in two nights at Boston Garden.


1970: Pink Floyd and Deep Purpl play a free concert at London's Hyde Park.


1969: The Doors release Soft Parade. The album yields the Top 10 hit "Touch Me."


1964: The Rolling Stones' first hit, a cover of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away," peaks at number-48.

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