From the release of Metallica’s Master of Puppets to the birth of Jon Bon Jovi, the end of February into early February is brimming with rock ‘n’ roll landmarks. Keep reading for some major events, historic record releases and births and deaths taking place February 27 through March 5.

Events

1941 – The world’s debut commercial FM radio station starts broadcasting on March 1, 1941. It’s Nashville's W47NV.

1964 – The Beatles start shooting their first feature film, A Hard Day's Night.

1974 – Queen starts their first tour as headliners with a gig at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

1978 – Van Halen kick off their first U.S. tour in Chicago. They’re opening for Journey.

1981 – U2 launch off on their first major U.S. tour with two stints at a Washington, D.C., club called The Bayou.

1984 – This is Spinal Tap debuts in movie theaters on March 2.

1988 – U2 score their first Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Performance by Rock Duo or Group with Vocal for The Joshua Tree. The honors happen on March 2, 1988.

1991 – “Curtis Mayfield Day” is made official in Los Angeles.

2002 – MTV debuts its new reality television show, The Osbournes.

Births

Neal Schon – February 27, 1954

Adrian Smith – February 27, 1957

Josh Groban, February 27, 1981

Brian Jones – February 28, 1942

Ian Brown – February 28, 1966

Jason Aldean – February 28, 1977

Roger Daltrey, March 1, 1944

Glenn Miller, March 1, 1904

Rob Affuso, March 1, 1963

Ryan Peake, March 1, 1973

Lou Reed, March 2, 1943

Rory Gallagher, March 2, 1948

Eddie Money, March 2, 1949

Karen Carpenter, March 2, 1950

Mark Evans, March 2, 1956

Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi), March 2, 1962

Chris Martin, March 2, 1977

Terence “Snowy” White, March 3, 1948

Junior Parker, March 3, 1927

Bobby Womack, March 4, 1944

Chris Squire, March 4, 1948

Shakin’ Stevens, March 4, 1948

Jason Newsted, March 4, 1963

Evan Dando, March 4, 1967

Fergal Lawlor (The Cranberries) March 4, 1971

Andy Gibb, March 5, 1958

John Frusciante, March 5, 1970

Deaths

Richard Street, February 27, 2013

Frankie Lymon, February 28, 1968

Bobby Bloom, February 28, 1974

David Byron, February 28, 1985

Chris Curtis, February 28, 2005

Buddy Miles, February 28, 2008

Tom “T-Bone” Wolk, February 28, 2010

Mike Smith, February 29, 2008

Davy Jones, February 29, 2012

Frank Smith, March 1, 1991

Dusty Springfield, March 2, 1999

Hank Ballard, March 2, 2003

Jeff Healey, March 2, 2008

Ronnie Montrose, March 3, 2012

Richard Manuel, March 4, 1986

Glenn Hughes, March 4, 2001

John McGeoch, March 5, 2004

Releases

Frank Sinatra, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, 1946

The Yardbirds, For Your Love, 1965

Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon, 1973

Pink Floyd

Tom Waits, Closing Time, 1973

Metallica, Master of Puppets, 1986

Metallica

Bad Religion, The Gray Race, 1996

Bruce Springsteen, Hammersmith Odeon London 1975, 2006

Nine Inch Nails, Ghosts I-IV, 2008

Nine Inch Nails NIN

Gorillaz, Plastic Beach, 2010