In 1935 Ella Fitzgerald records "Love & Kisses" with the Chick Webb band.
In 1940 Pianist Nat "King" Cole made his first recording, "Sweet Lorraine," as a bandleader.
In 1957 Bandleader Jimmy Dorsey dies of cancer at age 53.
In 1965 Sonny & Cher make their first TV appearance on ABC's "American Bandstand."
In 1965 "Back In My Arms Again" by the Supremes is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 The Beatles receive the MBE (Member of British Empire) award for "Services To Export."
In 1965 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 The Dave Clark Five makes a record twelfth appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1968 Elvis Presley's "Speedway," his 27th movie co-starring Nancy Sinatra, has its world premiere in Charlotte, NC.
In 1970 "Cecilia" by Simon & Garfunkel is certified gold.
In 1971 "Draggin' The Line" by Tommy James enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 "Want Ads" by Honey Cone is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 John Lennon's political album "Sometime in New York City" is released containing the single "Woman is the Nigger of the World."
In 1972 Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Marti Gras" album is certified gold.
In 1975 Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt perform at the nuclear disarmament rally in Central Park.
In 1975 Almost five years after her death, "Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits," released in 1973, is certified gold.
In 1976 "Got To Get You Into My Life" by the Beatles and "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" by England Dan & John Ford Coley both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Diana Ross releases the album "Diana" which contained "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out."
In 1982 Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt take part in the Rally for Nuclear Disarmament in New York City's Central Park.
In 1982 "Keep The Fire Burnin'" by REO Speedwagon enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 David Lee Roth confirms that he was quitting Van Halen for a solo career.
In 1987 Madonna opens her "World Tour" in Japan.
In 1987 The Los Angeles coroner announces that Paul Butterfield, found dead a month before at his suburban home, had died from a lethal mixture of drugs and alcohol.
In 1989 Graceland opens the Elvis automobile museum in Memphis, TN.
In 1992 New Kids On The Block's Jordan Knight and Danny Wood are acquitted on charges of stealing the chorus from the song "I'll Be Your Everything," recorded in 1974 by Percy Sledge.
In 1992 Trisha Yearwood's "The Woman Before Me" tops the Country charts.
In 1992 Nirvana's album "Nevermind" is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1994 Cab Calloway suffers a massive stroke in White Plains, New York.
In 1995 Blues Traveler's album "Blues Traveler" is certified gold, while .38 Special's album "Flashback" goes certified platinum.
In 1996 Lil' Kim's single "Not Tonight" is released.
In 1996 Jimi Hendrix's album "Blues" is certified gold, while his album "The Ultimate Experience" goes double platinum.
In 1997 Sugar Ray's album "Floored" is released.
In 1998 John Fogerty cancels the first date of his U.S. tour (in Chicago) because it conflicted with Game 5 of the NBA Finals (the Chicago Bulls vs. the Utah Jazz).
In 1998 Phil Collins' Big Band begins its first U.S. tour in Saratoga, CA.
In 1999 Michael Jackson pays more than $1.5 million for the Best Picture Oscar statuette producer David O. Selznick won for "Gone With The Wind" at a Sotheby's auction in New York.
In 2000 The RIAA sues Napster, calling for an end to online music-trading of all of the major record label's songs through its database.
In 2000 Joni Mitchell, Matchbox Twenty, Alanis Morissette, Shania Twain and Sugar Ray, among others, donate personal items to an online auction to benefit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.
In 2001 Georgia honors Travis Tritt by renaming a 3-mile section of Highway 92 as "Travis Tritt Highway."