In 1961 On his 21st birthday, Ricky Nelson announces he would now be known as Rick Nelson.
In 1961 "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King entered the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "Count Me In" by Gary Lewis & the Playboys peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 The Beatles' last album, "Let It Be," is released in the UK.
In 1971 "It's Too Late" by Carole King enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 Billy Preston becomes the first rock act to perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
In 1972 Blood, Sweat & Tears' album "Greatest Hits" is certified gold.
In 1973 The O'Jays' album "Back Stabbers" goes gold.
In 1975 John Denver appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1975 "Straight Shooter," Bad Company's second album, is certified gold.
In 1976 Willie Nelson joins Bob Dylan onstage during a benefit for jailed boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter.
In 1976 "Take The Money And Run" by the Steve Miller Band and "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 "Welcome Back" by John Sebastian is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 Olivia Newton-John makes her debut at the Metropolitan Opera.
In 1979 Supertramp's album "Breakfast In America" is certified platinum.
In 1981 Sheena Easton's single "Morning Train" and Loverboy's self-titled debut album are both certified gold.
In 1982 "Chariots Of Fire" by Vangelis is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 Pete Townshend, Roger Daltry, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards cancel their scheduled appearances at Atlantic Record's 40th anniversary celebration.
In 1990 Tom Waits wins $2.5 million from Frito-Lay after a Los Angeles court rules that they illegally imitated his voice in an ad campaign.
In 1990 Van Morrison's album "Best Of Van Morrison" is released.
In 1991 Concert pianist Rudolf Serkin dies in Guilford, VT, at age 88.
In 1992 Will Smith marries songwriter Sheree Zampino in Santa Barbara, CA.
In 1993 Yes bassist Chris Squire marries Melissa Morgan.
In 1993 Aerosmith's "Get a Grip" enters the Billboard 200 albums chart at number one, becoming the group's highest-charting album ever.
In 1995 Rick Nelson is posthumously inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk.
In 1996 A Los Angeles judge rules against Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and wife, Pamela Lee, in their bid to prevent Penthouse from publishing still photos from an X-rated home video stolen from their house.
In 1996 The albums "Waking Up The Neighbors" by Bryan Adams and "New Miserable Experience" by Gin Blossoms are both certified quadruple platinum.
In 1997 "Paula Cole's album "This Fire" is certified gold.
In 1998 Johnny Winter receives a star on Hollywood's Rock Walk.
In 1998 The Smashing Pumpkins file suit against Westwood One, for breach of contract over a 1991 interview that showed up on a CD in 1996.
In 1998 Sarah McLachlan's single "Adia" is released.
In 1998 Patti LaBelle's album "Flame" is certified gold.
In 1999 David Bowie receives an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in Boston.
In 2001 Vince Gill and wife Amy Grant help raise $300,000 at the 9th Annual Vinny pro-celebrity golf tournament in Franklin, Tennessee.
In 2001 Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black have a baby girl, Lily Pearl.
In 2005 On the cover of TV Guide: one of five Elvis collectable covers.