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On This Day:
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ringo Starr is 75.  (Born 1940) TODAY you can send Photos, Messages and Videos celebrating Peace and Love at www.ringostarr.com 

In 1966 
The Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon" hit number one on the UK pop singles chart. 

In 1968 
The Yardbirds broke up.  Guitarist Jimmy Page formed the New Yardbirds to fulfill concert obligations.  The Who drummer Keith Moon said of the new group, quote, "It'll go over like a lead zeppelin." 

In 1975 
Keith Richards was charged with possession of an offensive weapon and reckless driving in Arkansas.  Hundreds of teenagers stormed the jail where Richards was being held.  He was later cleared of the charges. 

In 1980 
The original lineup of Led Zeppelin performed their last show. 

In 1986 
David Lee Roth released his first solo album, "Eat 'Em and Smile." 

In 1995 
A plane in which Rod Stewart was riding had to make an unscheduled landing in Sweden after it hit a bird. 

In 2004 
A judge ruled that Cleopatra Records could issue the album "Hollywood Rose: The Roots of Guns N' Roses," which featured early recordings and demos of the group.  Frontman Axl Rose had been trying to block the release. 

In 2005 
Previews began for the Broadway production "Lennon," based on the life of late Beatle John Lennon, at the Broadhurst Theater in New York. 

In 2006 
Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett died of complications of diabetes.  He was 60. 

In 2007 
Numerous artists, including Metallica, Bon Jovi, Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park, Lenny Kravitz, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Roger Waters, Genesis, and The Police performed at the international Live Earth concerts staged around the world to draw attention to the issue of global warming. 

In 2008 
Ringo Starr turned 68.  He had said his birthday wish was for people to pause for a moment at noon local time and say "peace and love."  The former Beatle was in Chicago for his birthday, and roughly 200 fans met him at the Hard Rock Hotel at noon Central time to grant his wish. 

Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi visited a Detroit family living in a Habitat for Humanity home built in conjunction with The Soul Foundation -- the philanthropic arm of Bon Jovi's arena football team. 

In 2010 
Paul McCartney made a surprise appearance at Ringo Starr's 70th birthday concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall.  Paul sang The Beatles' song "Birthday," and took part in the all-star finale of "With A Little Help From My Friends," which also featured Foreigner's Mick Jones, the E Street Band's Steve Van Zandt and Max Weinbert, and John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono.