In 1964 The Beatles make their third appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show," in a segment taped the previous April on the set of their movie "A Hard Day's Night." They perform "You Can't Do That."
In 1967 The Beatles watch Procol Harum perform at the Speakeasy in London.
In 1968 Mick Jagger and his girlfriend Marianne Faithful are arrested for marijiana possession.
In 1969 "Good Morning Starshine" by Oliver and "Baby I Love You" by Andy Kim both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 "Get Back" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1970 Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult.
In 1974 Richard Pryor hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Olivia Newton-John and Boz Skaggs.
In 1974 Jazz great Duke Ellington dies of lung cancer at age 75.
In 1975 "Shining Star" by Earth Wind & Fire is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 Van Halen's debut album is certified gold.
In 1979 Cheap Trick performs at the Palladium in New York.
In 1980 "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me" by Billy Joel and "Magic" by Olivia Newton-John both enter the U.S. to 40 chart.
In 1980 Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford of Genesis hop into the ticket booth of the L.A. Roxy to boost ticket sales for a benefit performance.
In 1982 An 11-minute film by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr is screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 1982 Clash drummer Nicky "Topper" Headon leaves the group.
In 1984 Willie Nelson performs the first of six sold-out concerts at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
In 1986 Garth Brooks and Sandy Mahl are married.
In 1986 Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork reunite for a Monkees reunion tour in New York.
In 1988 NARAS adds Rap and Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Grammy categories.
In 1988 Van Halen's album "OU812" is released.
In 1988 Aerosmith's album "Permanent Vacation" is certified double platinum.
In 1990 Axl Rose and Erin Everly file for a divorce, after being married for only 27 days.
In 1990 "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You" by Heart is certified gold.
In 1991 The Eurythmics' "Greatest Hits" album is released.
In 1994 John Denver's album "The Very Best of John Denver" is released.
In 1994 Bryan Adams' album "So Far So Good" is certified triple platinum.
In 1995 Lynyrd Skynyrd is inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk Of Fame.
In 1995 Eddie Van Halen announces that he will undergo hip replacement surgery after the band's current tour.
In 1995 The album "Cracked Rear View" by Hootie & The Blowfish is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1996 Leann Rimes' single "Blue" is released.
In 1996 "Macarena" by Los Del Rio is certified gold.
In 1997 Bob Dylan is hospitalized with a "life-threatening" viral infection that causes the sac around the heart to swell.
In 1998 In an backstage ceremony prior to Van Halen's show at the CoreStates Spectrum, Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell proclaims May 24th Van Halen Day in Philadelphia.
In 1999 David Bowie becomes the first major musician to allow web surfers to watch a webcast of a live recording session.
In 1999 Britney Spears' album "...Baby One More Time" is certified quadruple platinum.
In 2000 Britney Spears' album "Oops!...I Did It Again" sells 1.3 million copies its first week out, giving her the most first-week sales for a female artist.
In 2000 Duran Duran's album "Greatest" goes gold.
In 2003 Willie Nelson appears on the cover of TV Guide.
In 2003 Paul McCartney performs at Red Square in Moscow for the first time.