In 1949 Billboard changes the name of its "race" charts to "Rhythm & Blues."
In 1966 Neil Diamond appears on "American Bandstand" for the first time.
In 1966 "Paperback Writer" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1967 The Beatles record "All You Need Is Love" during a live TV broadcast from EMI's London studios. Members of the chorus included Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, Mick Jagger, Keith Moon and Keith Richards.
In 1969 Mick Taylor makes his debut as a Rolling Stone in Rome, Italy, replacing Brian Jones on guitar.
In 1969 Sly and the Family Stone record "Hot Fun In The Summertime."
In 1969 The Hollies record "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," with Elton John playing piano.
In 1969 "These Eyes" by Guess Who and "In The Ghetto" by Elvis Presley are both certified gold.
In 1970 Daryl Hall & John Oates record together for the first time (asWhole Oates).
In 1971 Frank Sinatra appears on the cover of Life magazine.
In 1973 Seals & Crofts' album "Diamond Girl" is certified gold.
In 1977 Pink Floyd's "Animals" concert at the Cleveland Stadium sets an international attendance record for tickets sold for one act.
In 1977 "Way Down" by Elvis Presley and "Swayin' To The Music (Slow Dancin') by Johnny Rivers both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 "Got To Give It Up (Part 1)" by Marvin Gaye is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1982 The Rolling Stones make their first British concert appearance in 6 years at London's Wembley Stadium.
In 1984 Patti Scialfa joins Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band 4 days prior
to the beginning of the "Born In The USA" tour.
In 1984 Prince's new album "Purple Rain" sells a record 1.3 million copiesin a 24-hour period.
In 1988 "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 "Foolish Beat" by Debbie Gibson is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 Chuck Berry becomes the first to receive a solid brass star on the"St. Louis Walk Of Fame."
In 1989 Debbie Gibson fills in for Shadoe Stevens on "American Top 40."
In 1989 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play at London's WembleyStadium.
In 1990 Warren Cuccurullo joins Duran Duran.
In 1993 Barbra Streisand's album "Back To Broadway" is released.
In 1994 Producer Jimmy Harris marries Lisa Padilla.
In 1995 Three fans are struck by lightning at a Grateful Dead concert in Washington, DC.
In 1996 Van Halen announces that lead singer Sammy Hagar was leaving the band. David Lee Roth returns to record two songs on a greatest hits album before leaving again.
In 1996 Eric Clapton's single "Change The World" is released.
In 1997 Four Tops singer Lawrence Payton, who died the previous week of liver cancer, is laid to rest in Detroit.
In 1998 Sarah McLachlan's album "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" by is certified triple platinum.
In 1999 Alice In Chains' album "Nothing's Safe" is released.
In 1999 Jimmy Buffett's album "Beach House On The Moon" and Shania Twain's video "Shania Twain Live" are both certified gold.
In 2000 Country music kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman, makes his GrandOle Opry debut during the TNN-televised portion of the show.
In 2009 Michael Jackson dies after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 50. Jackson was rushed to the hospital after paramedics gave him CPR, but were unable to revive him.