The Beatles' 'White Album' was played in court during the trial of Charles Manson on Jan. 19, 1971.
Though they publicly celebrated a 50th anniversary in 2012, guitarist Keith Richards says the band members themselves count January of the next year as the Rolling Stones' real beginning.
The guitar legend was arrested on Jan. 4, 1968.
Kenney Jones was already highly regarded in the British rock scene by the end of 1978, when he got the unexpected opportunity of a lifetime.
Mick Taylor quit the Rolling Stones in December of 1974.
Jim Morrison was already in a headlong downward spiral by the time he performed his final show with the Doors.
Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley nearly died on stage on Dec. 12, 1976.
Doors frontman Jim Morrison was arrested and maced at a concert on Dec. 9, 1967
10 awesome guitar solos from the late, great Randy Rhoads.
A murder at a Rollings Stones concert effectively brought the peace-and-love ethos of the '60s to a jarring end.