This week is a major one for rock anniversaries. From the releases of Pearl Jam's Ten and Metallica: ...And Justice for All to the birthdays of Keith Moon and Rob Halford, it's obvious this week in rock history truly rocks. Keep reading for some major events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening Aug. 21 – 27.

Events

1965 - The Rolling Stones' record "Out of Our Heads" reaches No. 1 in the U.S.

1965 - During a break on a U.S. tour, the Beatles visited Elvis Presley at his residence in Beverly Hills.

1967 - The great Keith Moon of the Who drove a car in to a hotel swimming pool by accident. He was attempting elude the police who had arrived to shut down his birthday party. While some say the story isn't true, Roger Daltrey stands behind it.

1968 - The final day of recording the Beatles' "Sexy Sadie" takes place. 

1970 - The Velvet Underground played their final show with Lou Reed at the Manhattan venue Max's Kansas City.

1970 - Elton John performs in the U.S. for the first time. It's at The Troubadour in Los Angeles.

1982 - Bono of U2 gets married to his high school sweetheart Alison Stewart at the Guinness Church of Ireland.

2016 - The Tragically Hip perform their final concert.


Releases

1968 - Fleetwood Mac, Mr. Wonderful

1972 - The Kinks, Everybody's in Show-Biz

1975 - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

1976 - Boston, Boston

1976 - Eric Clapton, No Reason to Cry

1979 - The Alan Parsons Project, Eve

1981 - The Rolling Stones, Tattoo You

1982 - Alice Cooper, Zipper Catches Skin

1983 - Rainbow, Bent Out of Shape

1985 - The Cure: The Head on the Door

1986 - Paul McCartney: Press to Play

1987 - The Cars, Door to Door

1988 - Jane's Addiction, Nothing's Shocking

1988 - Metallica, ...And Justice for All

Metallica

1991 - Pearl Jam, Ten

Pearl Jam

1996 - Pearl Jam, No Code

1997 - Oasis, Be Here Now

1998 - Rob Zombie, Hellbilly Deluxe

2002 - Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head

2002 - Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf

2002 - Stone Sour, Stone Sour

2008 - Slipknot: All Hope Is Gone

2008 - B.B. King, One Kind Favor

B.B. King

2010 - The Pretty Reckless, Light Me Up

2012 - Lynyrd Skynyrd, Last of a Dyin' Breed

2014 - Royal Blood, Royal Blood


Deaths

Brian Epstein (manager of the Beatles) - August 27, 1967

Stevie Ray Vaughan - August 27, 1990

Bob Stegmeyer (bassist) - August 25, 1995

Jack Nitzsche (producer) - August 25, 2000

Sid Bernstein (promoter for the Beatles and manager for various artists) - August 21, 2013


Births

John Lee Hooker - August 22, 1920

Kenny Rogers - August 21, 1938

Tom Coster (Santana) - August 21, 1941

Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) - August 24, 1945

Keith Moon - August 23, 1946

Rick Springfield - August 23, 1949

Gene Simmons - August 25, 1949

Jimi Jamison (Survivor) - August 23, 1951

Rob Halford - August 25, 1951

Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) - August 21, 1952

Alex Lifeson - August 27, 1953

Elvis Costello - August 25, 1954

Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) - August 27, 1956

Vernon Reid (Living Colour) - August 22, 1958

Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) - August 23, 1961

John Bush (Anthrax) - August 24, 1963

Dan Vickrey (Counting Crows) - August 26, 1966

Shirley Manson (Garbage) - August 26, 1966

Layne Staley - August 22, 1967

Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) - August 25, 1967

Adrian Young (No Doubt) - August 26, 1969

Tony Kanal (No Doubt) - August 27, 1970

Julian Casablancas (The Strokes) - August 23, 1978

Kacey Musgraves - August 21, 1988