In 1936 19-year-old Nat Cole makes his first record with brother Eddie
Cole's Solid Swingers entitled "Honey Hush."
In 1939 Judy Garland records "Over The Rainbow" with the Victor Young
In 1951 "Come On-A My House" by Rosemary Clooney is #1 on the charts.
In 1954 The first press interview by Elvis Presley is published in Memphis.
In 1956 Gene Vincent appears on the "Perry Como Show," his first national
exposure on American TV.
In 1956 "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley is #1 on the
U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his TV debut on the "Steve Allen Show."
In 1958 The Esso Corporation issues a report claiming rock music can cost
a motorist money because "The rhythm can cause a driver to
unconsciously jiggle the gas petal."
In 1962 "Sheila" by Tommy Roe and "Vacation" by Connie Francis both enter
the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts purchases a 16th-century manor
house in Sussex, England.
In 1965 The Dave Clark Five and Jay & the Americans both appear on TV's
In 1965 The Supremes make their first appearance on "The Tonight Show."
In 1970 Mick Jagger makes his film debut in the title role of "Ned Kelly."
In 1973 One of the largest rock festivals of all time is held at the Watkins
Glen raceway. More than 600,000 show up for one day of music with
the Grateful Dead, the Band and the Allman Brothers.
In 1973 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 Rick Dees' single "Disco Duck" is released.
In 1976 Steve Miller Band's album "Fly Like an Eagle" is certified gold.
In 1977 Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
In 1979 The World Series of Rock is held at Cleveland Stadium with Journey,
Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy.
In 1979 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson enters the U.S.
top 40 chart.
In 1986 Keith Richards' girlfriend, Patti Hansen, has a baby girl named
Alexandra. She was the couple's second daughter.
In 1987 Lawyers for the Beatles sue Nike and Capitol Records to halt the use
of "Revolution" in shoe commercials.
In 1987 "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston is
In 1989 Michael Jackson's "California Raisin" ad campaign begins airing in
In 1992 Ice-T announces he'll remove "Cop Killer" from his "Body Count"
album because of death threats to Warner Bros. employees.
In 1993 Natalie Merchant plays her last gig with 10,000 Maniacs.
In 1993 Ex-Pink Floyd member Roger Waters marries Priscilla Phillips.
In 1995 Jimi Hendrix's father James Al Hendrix wins back the rights to his
son's name, likeness, image and music after a number of companies
had profited from them over the years.
In 1996 Marguerite Ganser Dorste (Shangri-Las), 48, dies of breast cancer.
In 1997 Sheena Easton marries Tim Delarm.
In 1998 Patti Smith begins a rare U.S. concert tour in New York.
In 1998 Mary J. Blige's album "The Tour" is released.
In 1998 Will Smith's album "Big Willie Style" goes triple platinum, while
Hanson's video "Tulsa, Tokyo And The Middle Of Nowhere" is certified
platinum for the fifth time.
In 1999 Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder joins The Who Pete Townshend onstage at a
New York nightclub.
In 1999 Sarah McLachlan's CD "Surfacing" is certified platinum for the
In 2000 Counting Crows and Live launch a co-headlining North American
summer tour in Kansas City.
In 2000 Rage Against the Machine and the Beastie Boys canceled their "Rhyme
and Reason" tour so Beasties drummer Mike D. could recover from a
In 2002 Bad weather forces Britney Spears off the stage in Mexico City
after only four songs. Spears later issues an apology.