In 1954 Bob Dylan celebrates his bar mitzvah.
In 1955 Bridgeport, CT, police cancel a dance featuring Fats Domino fearing a riot.
In 1958 Jerry Lee Lewis tells London reporters that he had married his 13-year-old cousin Myra.
In 1961 "Quarter To 3" by Gary "U.S." Bonds enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1961 "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "What The World Needs Now Is Love" by Jackie DeShannon enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "Ticket To Ride" by the Beatles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 16-year-old Bruce Springsteen records his first song, "That's What You Get" with the Castiles.
In 1967 The Monkees' album "Headquarters" is released.
In 1967 Florence Ballard makes her last television appearance as a member of the Supremes, on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show."
In 1968 Cream's second album, "Disraeli Gears," containing the single "Sunshine of Your Love," is certified gold.
In 1968 "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell & The Drells goes gold.
In 1970 Elvis Presley signs a 3-picture contract with MGM that included a documentary set during his upcoming summer concerts in Las Vegas.
In 1970 The Guess Who's album "American Woman" is certified gold.
In 1971 David Cassidy of TV's "The Partridge Family," appears on the cover of TV Guide.
In 1971 "Don't Pull Your Love" by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 "Sticky Fingers" by the Rolling Stones hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1972 The Guess Who begin recording the "Live at the Paramount" album in Seattle.
In 1975 Carly Simon appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1976 "Silly Love Songs" by Wings hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1979 Cheap Trick's "Live at Budokan" album is certified platinum.
In 1980 Five of Jimi Hendrix's gold albums are stolen from Electric Lady studios.
In 1981 "Kiss on My List" by Hall & Oates is ceritifed gold.
In 1982 "You Should Hear How She Talks About You" by Melissa Manchester enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1987 Frank Sinatra makes his last appearance at the Golden Nugget.
In 1987 A New York City performing arts school is named after Jose Feliciano.
In 1987 Fox announces that songwriter Carol Bayer Sager would be the first guest host to replace Joan Rivers on its late-night talk show.
In 1988 The city of Los Angeles declares it Buck Owens Day.
In 1990 Released in 1968, The Moody Blues' album "Days Of Future Passed" is certified platinum.
In 1992 Michael Jackson pays for the funeral of a 9-year-old Los Angeles boy who was killed by a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting. The boy's family had been unable to pay for his burial.
In 1996 Def Leppard's album "Vault-Greatest Hits" is certified platinum.
In 1997 A reunited Fleetwood Mac records the first of two "MTV Unplugged Specials."
In 1998 Brandy's album "Never Say Never" is released.
In 1998 "My All" by Mariah Carey is certified gold and platinum.
In 2000 Dave Matthews, Darius Rucker (Hootie & the Blowfish), Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder attend a White House state dinner for South African President Thabo Mbeki.
In 2000 Walter Becker and Donald Fagen of Steely Dan receive the ASCAP Founders Award at the annual ASCAP Pop Awards, the organization's top honor for lifetime achievement in songwriting.
In 2000 Stevie Ray Vaughan's album "Live At Carnegie Hall" goes gold.