In 1930 "Puttin' On The Ritz" by Harry Richman is #1 on the charts.
In 1952 Sun Records in Memphis releases its first single, "Drivin' Slow" by Johnny London.
In 1957 The Everly Brothers sign with Cadence Records and record the single "Bye Bye Love."
In 1957 Elvis Presley's single "All Shook Up" is released.
In 1958 Buddy Holly & the Crickets open their only British tour in London.
In 1962 Peter, Paul & Mary's album "Peter, Paul & Mary" is released.
In 1965 "Downtown" by Petula Clark is certified gold.
In 1966 Over 100 fans barricade themselves inside Liverpool's Cavern Club to protest its bankruptcy closing.
In 1966 The Rolling Stones' album "Big Hits (High Tide & Green Grass)" is released.
In 1967 The Beatles begin working on the basic tracks for "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."
In 1968 Simon & Garfunkel's album "Bookends" is released.
In 1968 Elton John's first single, "I've Been Loving You," is released on Philips Records in England.
In 1969 Jim Morrison is arrested for "lewd and lascivious behavior" during a Doors concert in Miami. He was charged with indecent exposure and public drunkenness.
In 1969 Circus magazine is first published.
In 1969 "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Blood, Sweat & Tears, "Rock Me" by Steppenwolf and "Galveston" by Glen Campbell all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 After 88 weeks, the Beatles LP "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" drops off the U.S. albums chart.
In 1970 Ed Sullivan presents a special show saluting the Beatles as they introduce (from London) "Let It Be" from their new film. It was their final appearance on the show.
In 1971 James Taylor appears on the cover of Time magazine.
In 1971 Jean Knight's single "Mr. Big Stuff" is released.
In 1972 Country singer Merle Haggard is pardoned by then California governor Ronald Reagan. Haggard had served time in San Quentin during the late 1950's for attempted burglary.
In 1973 New York's Joffrey Ballet debuts its "Deuce Coupe Ballet," set to music by the Beach Boys.
In 1973 Mick Jagger appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1974 George Harrison is the first ex-Beatle to announce a U.S. tour.
In 1974 Dr. Hook hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Foghat, Stylistics and Melissa Manchester.
In 1975 "Best Of My Love" by Eagles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 Stevie Wonder wins the Best Album Grammy for "Fulfillingness First Finale," Olivia Newton-John takes Best Record for "I Honestly Love You" and Marvin Hamlisch is named Best New Artist.
In 1976 Kiss releases the "Destroyer" album containing the single "Beth."
In 1977 After 11 years, Bob Dylan and Sarah Lowndes file for divorce.
In 1977 Manfred Mann receives their first gold record for "Blinded By The Light," written by Bruce Springsteen.
In 1980 Patti Smith marries ex-MC5 guitarist Fred Smith.
In 1980 Pat Benatar makes her debut on "American Bandstand," performing "Heartbreaker."
In 1981 The TV movie "Elvis And The Beauty Queen" airs on NBC.
In 1983 Duran Duran's album "Rio" is certified gold.
In 1984 Cyndi Lauper makes her first appearance on "The Tonight Show."
In 1985 A Beatles song is used for the first time in a U.S. TV commercial. Lincoln-Mercury licensed the rights to use "Help!" for $100,000.
In 1986 "West End Girls" by Pet Shop Boys enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 "Kyrie" by Mr. Mister hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1989 CBS-TV's "Wiseguy" begins a record industry storyline with guest stars Deborah Harry, Glenn Frey, Tim Curry and Mick Fleetwood.
In 1989 The divorce between Julianne Philips and Bruce Springsteen is final.
In 1990 Janet Jackson begins her first solo tour in Miami.
In 1991 The Oliver Stone-directed movie biography "The Doors" opens.
In 1993 Simon & Garfunkel reunite for the second time in a decade for a benefit concert for a Los Angeles children's' charity.
In 1994 Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" wins the Best Record Grammy, "The Bodyguard" soundtrack wins Best Album and Toni Braxton is named Best New Artist.
In 1994 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that former CCR singer/songwriter John Fogerty could sue to recover attorney fees following a copyright infringement suit he said had been filed against him in bad faith.
In 1994 Yanni's album "Live At The Acropolis" is released.
In 1994 Reba McEntire's "Greatest Hits" album goes double platinum.
In 1995 Bruce Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia" wins the Grammy for Best Song. Tony Bennett wins Best Album for "MTV Unplugged" and Sheryl Crow is named Best New Artist and her single "All I Wanna Do" wins Best Record.
In 1995 R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry has to leave the stage at the band's Switzerland concert after having had a brain aneurysm.
In 1997 Selena is posthumously honored with three Tejano Music Awards, including Female Vocalist Of The Year, in San Antonio.
In 1998 Santana's album "Best Of Santana" is released.
In 2000 Santana's album "Supernatural" goes platinum for the 9th time.
In 2001 Collin Raye receives the Artist Humanitarian Award from Country Radio Broadcasters, presented by Clint Black.