In 1957 Chuck Berry performs "Rock & Roll Music" on "American Bandstand."
In 1958 The first British album chart is published in Melody Maker magazine with the "South Pacific" film soundtrack at #1.
In 1963 Dusty Springfield, formerly with The Springfields, releases her first solo single, "I Only Want To Be With You."
In 1967 Harry Nilsson begins recording "Everybody's Talking."
In 1967 John Lennon's film "How I Won The War" premieres in the U.S.
In 1968 After six years of marriage, John and Cynthia Lennon are divorced.
In 1969 On the second date of their U.S. tour, the Rolling Stones break the Los Angeles concert gross record held by the Beatles since 1966.
In 1969 Andy Williams appears on the cover of "TV Guide."
In 1969 "Someday We'll Be Together" by the Supremes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 "Wedding Bell Blues" by the 5th Dimension hits #1 on the U.S. top40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1970 Jim Morrison records what becomes his "American Prayer" poetry LP.
In 1974 Connie Francis is raped in a Long Island, NY, motel.
In 1974 Elton John's "Greatest Hits" album is certified gold.
In 1975 "Over My Head" by Fleetwood Mac enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 George Harrison's "Best Of..." album is released.
In 1980 "Hungry Heart" by Bruce Springsteen and "I Love A Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbitt both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Bruce Springsteen's LP "The River" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1983 The Eurythmics' album "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" iscertified gold.
In 1985 Sting's concert movie, "Bring On The Night," opens nationally.
In 1986 "At This Moment" by Billy Vera enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 "Amanda" by Boston hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1987 The Beach Boys' Carl Wilson marries Dean Martin's daughter, Gina.
In 1988 On the day a movie based on his life begins filming in Memphis, TN, Jerry Lee Lewis files for bankruptcy.
In 1989 "Love In An Elevator" by Aerosmith is certified gold.
In 1991 Bryan Adams' single "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" goes gold.
In 1993 Hasbro unveils a new collection of six Elvis Presley limitededition commemorative dolls.
In 1994 Doctors in Los Angeles announce that David Crosby had been placedon a national waiting list for a new liver.
In 1994 Hasbro unveils its new collection of six Elvis Presley limited edition commemorative dolls.
In 1994 The Eagles' album "Hell Freezes Over" and Sting's album "Fields Of Gold" are both released.
In 1995 Paul McCartney becomes the first rock musician honored for "distinguished services to music" with the prestigious Fellowshipof the Royal College of Music.
In 1995 Michael Jackson sells the ATV music catalog, which includes the majority of Beatles songs, to Sony for $95 million.
In 1996 Bruce Springsteen performs a benefit concert at his own parochial grade school in his hometown of Freehold, NJ, to benefit a church-run community center.
In 1996 Dave Matthews Band's album "Crash" is certified double platinum, while Oasis' album "What's The Story Morning Glory?" goes quadruple platinum.
In 1997 Johnny Paycheck officially joins the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1999 Third Eye Blind's album "Blue" is released.
In 1999 Blink 182's CD "Dude Ranch" goes platinum, while "Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits" is certified platinum for the 7th time.
In 2004 Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher and Emmylou Harris are the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards.