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2005:Jimmy Page is among the judges at Riffathon 2005 in London. The event is designed to promote guitar music across the U-K and raise money for the Action for Brazilian Children Trust.


1999:Woodstock '99 begins at Griffiss Air Force base in Rome, New York. The three-day festival runs smoothly until Limp Bizkit's set on Saturday, when fans break down wooden barriers. On Sunday night, fans start fires throughout the concert area. Riot cops are called in to disperse the crowd.


1992:Bruce Springsteen opens his first U-S tour in four years with 10 sold-out shows at New Jersey's 21-thousand seat Brendan Byrne Arena.


strong>1990: Metallica's "One" single is certified gold, and Garage Days Re-revisited is certified platinum.


1982: Bruce Springsteen gets onstage with The Stray Cats at the Fast Lane in Asbury Park, New Jersey and performs Eddie Cochran's "20 Flight Rock," Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-a-Lula" and Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" with them.


1978: The Rolling Stones perform at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California. It's a star-studded night on stage and in the crowd -- Sylvester Stallone, Steve McQueen and Richard Dreyfuss attend.


1977: Foreigner's "Cold as Ice" is released.


1977: Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, manager Peter Grant and two security guards are arrested backstage at the Oakland Coliseum and charged with battery after allegedly beating up three employees of Bill Graham, the group's Oakland concert promoter. They plead guilty to misdemeanors and an out-of-court settlement for two-million dollars is reached.

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