From the tragic deaths of Dimebag Darrell, John Lennon and Otis Redding’s entire band to the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra, Jr., the week of Dec. 5 through 11 is a tough one in the world of rock ‘n’ roll. Keep reading for some major events, historic record releases and births and deaths taking place Dec. 5 through 11.

Events

1842 - The New York Philharmonic performs for the first time.

1963 - Frank Sinatra, Jr. was kidnapped and later released after a $240,000 ransom payment.

1970 - “Gimme Shelter,” a documentary film about the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour of the U.S., opened.

1972 - Genesis performed their first U.S. concert at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

1980 - John Lennon gave his final interview, which was with Jonathan Cott of Rolling Stone.

1984 - The Jacksons performed their last show together in Los Angeles.

2001 - David Crosby and Don Henley headline a benefit show that raises $300,000 for kids of the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

1995 - Four months after Jerry Garcia passes away, the Grateful Dead officially call it quits.

1992 - Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman quits the band after more than three decades of service.

2014 - Metallica became the first band to play a concert on all seven continents after performing in Antarctica.

Births

Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard), December 5, 1932

Jack Russell (Great White), December 5, 1960

Johnny Rzeznik (The Goo Goo Dolls), December 5, 1965

Glen Graham (Blind Melon), December 5, 1968

Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot), December 6, 1952

Rick Buckler (The Jam), December 6, 1955

Peter Buck (R.E.M.), December 6, 1956

David Lovering (Pixies), December 6, 1961

Ulf Ekberg (Ace of Base), December 6, 1970

Bobby Osborne (The Osborne Brothers), December 7, 1931

Harry Chapin, December 7, 1942

Gregg Allman (The Allman Brothers Band), December 7, 1947

Tom Waits, December 7, 1949

Tim Butler (The Psychedelic Furs), December 7, 1958

Sammy Davis Jr., December 8, 1925

Jim Morrison (The Doors), December 8, 1943

Gregg Allman (The Allman Brothers Band), December 8, 1947

Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran), December 8, 1956

Phil Collen (Def Leppard), December 8, 1957

Paul Rutherford (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), December 8, 1959

Marty Friedman (Megadeth), December 8, 1962

Ryan Newell (Sister Hazel), December 8, 1972

Randy Murray (Bachman-Turner Overdrive), December 9, 1955

Donny Osmond, December 9, 1957

Brian Bell (Weezer), December 9, 1968

Jakob Dylan (The Wallflowers), December 9, 1970

Geoff Barrow (Portishead), December 9, 1971

Tre Cool (Green Day), December 9, 1972

Susan Dey (The Partridge Family), December 10, 1952

Scot Alexander (Dishwalla), December 10, 1971

Meg White (The White Stripes), December 10, 1974

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), December 11, 1958

Deaths

Douglas Hopkins (Gin Blossoms), December 5, 1993

Roy Orbison, December 6, 1988

John Lennon, December 8, 1980

Big Walter Horton, December 8, 1981

Marty Robbins, December 8, 1982

Dimebag Darrell, December 8, 2004

Sonny Til (The Orioles), December 9, 1981

Otis Redding and his band mates Phalon Jones, Jimmie King, Ronnie Caldwell and Carl  Cunningham all die in a plane crash, December 10, 1967

Rick Danko (The Band), December 10, 1999

Sam Cooke, December 11, 1964

Releases

The Supremes, Meet the Supremes, 1963

The Beatles, We Can Work It Out, 1965 (U.S. release)

The Rolling Stones, Got Live If You Want It, 1966

The Rolling Stones, Beggar's Banquet, 1969

John Lennon, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, 1970

George Harrison, Dark Horse, 1974

Wings, Wings Over America, 1976

Jackson Browne, Running on Empty, 1977

The Offspring, Splinter, 2003

Michael Jackson, Michael, 2010