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Eric Johnson - August 17, 1954
Gilby Clarke (ex- GUNS N' ROSES) - August 17, 1962
Tarja Turunen (NIGHTWISH) - August 17, 1977
Jim Ayoub (MAHOGANY RUSH) - August 18, 1953
Andi Deris (HELLOWEEN, ex-PINK CREAM 69) - August 18, 1964
Blas Elias (SLAUGHTER) - August 18, 1967
Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, BILLY IDOL, FOREIGNER, OZZY OSBOURNE) - August 18, 1968
August 16, 1938: R.I.P. guitar pioneer ROBERT JOHNSON.
August 16, 1974: THE RAMONES play their first show at New York's CBGB's.
August 16, 1977: ELVIS PRESLEY R.I.P.
August 16, 1979: hardcore KISS fans are dismayed to hear 'I Was Made For Lovin' You', a song with a disco beat. The song climbs to #11 and goes gold.
August 16, 1985: PANTERA release I Am The Night.
August 16, 1994: SAVATAGE release Handful Of Rain.
August 16, 2005: STRYPER release Reborn.
August 16, 2010: IRON MAIDEN release The Final Frontier.
August 17, 1968: DEEP PURPLE release their Hush album.
August 17, 1969: the JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE plays Woodstock.
August 17, 1979: IRON MAIDEN perform their first concert in Birkenhead, England.
August 17, 1984: W.A.S.P. release their debut album.
August 17, 1986: DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen plays his first UK gig since losing his left arm in a car accident.
August 17, 1993: TYPE O NEGATIVE release Bloody Kisses.
August 18, 1965: THE BEATLES play Atlanta Stadium, although tickets cost $5.50 and $4.50, the show is not a sell-out.
August 18, 1984: IRON MAIDEN release their '2 Minutes To Midnight' single.
August 18, 1986: BON JOVI release Slippery When Wet.
August 18, 1992: NIRVANA's Kurt Cobain and HOLE's Courtney Love have daughter Frances Bean.
August 18, 1999: police arrest MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx after allegedly encouraging violence during a concert in Las Vegas.
August 18, 2009: GWAR release Lust In Space.
August 18, 2014: DRAGONFORCE release Maximum Overload.
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