In 1957 Porter Wagoner joins the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1959 3 weeks after he was killed in a plane crash with Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper's album "Chantilly Lace" is released.
In 1959 "Never Be Anyone Else But You" by Ricky Nelson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 "He's So Fine" by the Chiffons enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 Newsweek features a front page article about the Beatles.
In 1964 The Beatles appear for the third time on "The Ed Sullivan Show," becoming the first group to perform 3 times on the program.
In 1965 Shooting begins in the Bahamas on the Beatles' second film, "Help!"
In 1966 The Rolling Stones begin the second leg of their South Pacific tour with a concert in St. Kilda, New Zealand.
In 1970 In his first solo appearance on U.S. television, Ringo Starr guest stars on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In."
In 1970 The Doors' album "Morrison Hotel" is certified gold.
In 1971 George Harrison is fined and his driving license is suspended for one year.
In 1972 Elvis and Priscilla Presley legally separate.
In 1974 "Piano Man" by Billy Joel, "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield and "Midnight At The Oasis" by Maria Muldaur all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 The Eagles win the Best Record Grammy for "Hotel California," while Fleetwood Mac win the Best Album Grammy for "Rumours" and Debby Boone takes Best New Artist.
In 1979 Dire Straits begin their first U.S. tour in Boston.
In 1979 George Harrison's album "George Harrison" is released.
In 1980 "I Can't Tell You Why" by the Eagles and "Fire Lake" by Bob Seger both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1983 Toto takes home 5 Grammys including Best Record for "Rosanna" and Best Album for "Toto IV." Men At Work win Best New Artist.
In 1985 Bruce Springsteen, Prince and Michael Jackson appear on the cover of TV Guide magazine.
In 1985 "All She Wants To Do Is Dance" by Don Henley and "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 Michael Jackson kicks off his first solo U.S. tour in Kansas City.
In 1989 Los Angeles restaurant Spango gives George Harrison a guitar-shaped pizza for his upcoming birthday.
In 1991 "Baby Baby" by Amy Grant enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 "All The Man That I Need" by Whitney Houston hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1992 Anthrax make their TV debut playing themselves on Fox TV's "Married With Children."
In 1993 Van Halen's album "Right Here, Right Now" is released.
In 1993 Little Richard receives a lifetime achievement Grammy award.
In 1994 B.B. King, Eddie Van Halen and Chris Isaak attend the official groundbreaking for the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
In 1994 Bonnie Raitt attends an anti-nuclear rally in St. Paul, Minnesota.
In 1994 A Los Angeles judge throws out a lawsuit filed by Martha Raye against Bette Midler. Raye had accused Midler of stealing her life story for the 1991 movie "For The Boys."
In 1995 Original Temptations member Melvin Franklin dies of a brian seizure at age 52.
In 1996 Carlos Santana receives a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame.
In 1999 Garth Brooks attends spring training camp with baseball's San Diego Padres as a non-roster player. His salary was donated to charity.
In 1999 Eminem's album "Slim Shady" is released, as is Elton John & Leann Rimes' single "Written In The Stars."
In 1999 "Believe" by Cher is certified gold and platinum.
In 2000 Carlos Santana wins a record-tying eight Grammy Awards with "Supernatural" winning Album Of The Year, and "Smooth" taking Song and Record Of The Year. Cher won her first Grammy for the single "Believe." Christina Aguilera wins Best New Artist.
In 2000 "Thank God I Found You" by Mariah Carey is certified gold.
In 2000 U2 lead singer Bono meets in Rome with Italian leaders to discuss the campaign for the cancellation of the debts of the world's poorest nations.
In 2002 Country singer LeAnn Rimes marries dancer Dean Sheremet.
In 2003 In West Warwick, RI, relatives of the victims of a deadly nightclub
fire are allowed to walk up to the rubble to pray and say goodbye.
In 2003 Norah Jones wins five Grammys, including Album and Record of the Year, at the Grammy Awards in New York.