1952, After Atlantic Records bought Ray Charles' contract from Swingtime, Charles recorded his first session for Atlantic, cutting four songs. Over the next seven years, he will record such classics as 'Mess Around,' 'I Got a Woman,' 'Hallelujah, I Love Her So' and 'What'd I Say.'
PARIS, FRANCE: (FILES) US musician and singer Ray Charles is pictured in the 1960s in Paris. Charles, legendary musician dubbed the "Genius of Soul" during an acclaimed six-decade career, died 10 June 2004 of complications from liver disease at the age of 73 in his Beverly Hills home. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
1964, The Who appeared at the Railway Hotel, Harrow and Wealdston, England.
The British rock band The Who pose in 1976. From left they are: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwhistle and Keith Moon. (AP Photo)
1967, The Doors appeared at the Lagoon Park Patio Gardens, Farmington, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1968, Led Zeppelin appeared at Raventlow Parken, Nykobing Lolland, Denmark supported by The Beatnicks and The Ladybirds, (who were a all girl topless go-go dancing outfit).
** FILE ** Singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, right, of the British rock band Led Zeppelin perform at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia's J.F.K. Stadium in this file photo July 13, 1985. Led Zeppelin, one of the last major acts to resist digital distribution, are releasing their back catalog online. Songs including "Communication Breakdown," "Whole Lotta Love" and "Stairway to Heaven," will be available from online music stores Nov. 13. The band is due to release a two-CD retrospective, "Mothership," the same day. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)
1968, The Beatles performed 'Hey Jude' on the UK television show 'Frost On Sunday' in front of an invited audience.
British band The Beatles (from Left), Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr hold up their MBE (Bristish Empire Medal) awards at news conference following their investiture on October 26, 1965 at Buckingham Palace in London . AFP / UPI PHOTO (Photo credit should read PETER SKINGLEY/AFP/Getty Images)PETER SKINGLEY/AFP/Getty Images
1973, During a UK tour The Rolling Stones appeared at Empire Pool, Wembley, London, tickets £2.20.
(FILE PHOTO) Mick Jagger, lead singer for the rock group the "Rolling Stones" performs in Wembley Stadium in London, 10 September 1973. Jagger will celebrate his 60th birthday on July 26, 2003 with a party in Prague, Czech Republic where the Rolling Stones are currently on tour. AFP PHOTO (Credit should read Photo by AFP/Getty Images)
1973, Marvin Gaye started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Let's Get It On', his second US No.1, only reached No.31 in the UK.
Singer Marvin Gaye, May 1983. (AP Photo)
1973, The Allman Brothers started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Brothers And Sisters', the group's only US No.1.
BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 2: The Allman Brothers, with singer Gregg Allman, appear on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC Studios on September 2, 2003 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
1974, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the Beach Boys all appeared at the New York 'Summersault '74' at Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury.
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Joni Mitchell smiles as she holds two Grammy Awards at 38th Annual Grammy Awards 28 February in Los Angeles. Mitchell won Grammys for Best Pop Album for "Turbulent Indigo." AFP PHOTO/Jeff Haynes (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
1980, Kiss played the first of two sold out nights at London's Wembley Arena. Tickets £4.50.
371734 05: Bass player Gene Simmons, lead guitarist Ace Frehley, and rhythm guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley of the rock group ''KISS'' perform live, June 27, 2000 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)
1984, Stevie Wonder had his first UK No.1 with 'I Just Called To Say I Love You'. Taken from the film 'Lady In Red', it was 18 years after Wonder's chart debut in 1966. The song stayed at No.1 for six weeks.
US singer Stevie Wonder meets journalists on July 05, 1984 in Paris. performs in Paris. Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950; name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Blind from birth, Wonder signed with Tamla Records at the age of eleven and continues to perform and record for the label. He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and won twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever won by a male solo artist. On December 1, 2009, he was named a UN Messenger of Peace. AFP PHOTO PIERRE VERDY (Photo credit should read PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images)
1990, Jon Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Blaze Of Glory', a No.2 in the UK.
SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 26: Rock band Bon Jovi perform after Super Bowl XXXVII between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders on January 26, 2003 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Bucs beat the Raider 48-21. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
2003, David Bowie performed the first interactive concert when his performance was beamed live into 21 cinemas from Warsaw to Edinburgh. Members of the audience talked to Bowie via microphones linked to ISDN lines and took requests for songs from fans.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: David Bowie performs on the first night of his UK tour at the MEN Arena on November 17, 2003 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
2004, Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant was guest of honour at the unveiling of a statue of 15th century rebel leader Owain Glyndwr at Pennal church, near Machynlleth in Wales. Plant, who owns a farmhouse in the area had donated money towards a bronze sculpture of the Welsh prince.
Robert Plant performs at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Ca. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
2005, Rod Stewart was ordered to pay a Las Vegas casino $2m (£1.1m) for missing a New Year concert in 2000. Stewart had said he was unable to play at the Rio hotel and casino because his voice disappeared after an operation to remove a cancerous thyroid tumour. The singer said his voice only recovered in time to begin a world tour in June 2001 and he had since performed 150 shows.
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Rod Stewart performs onstage in concert at Subiaco Oval on February 26, 2005 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)