In 1956 Elvis Presley enters the British music charts for the first time with "Heartbreak Hotel."
In 1959 "The Happy Organ" by Dave "Baby" Cortez is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1957 The Everly Brothers appear for the first time at the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1963 "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore, "18 Yellow Roses" by Bobby Darin and "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" by Nat King Cole all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" by Peter, Paul & Mary peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 The Beatles' EP "Four By The Beatles" is released.
In 1965 The Byrds make their TV debut performing "Mr. Tambourine Man" on "Hullabaloo."
In 1967 The Beatles record "Baby, You're A Rich Man" at Olympic Studios.
In 1968 Eric Clapton appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1968 "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris and "The Look Of Love" by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 The 3-album soundtrack to "Woodstock" is released.
In 1970 The Beatles' single "The Long And Winding Road" b/w "For You Blue" is released in the U.S.
In 1970 "Gimme Just a Little More Time" by the Chairmen of the Board is certified gold.
In 1971 "Sticky Fingers," the Rolling Stones' debut album on their own label, is certified gold.
In 1972 John Lennon tells Dick Cavett during an appearance on his show that he believed his phone was tapped by the FBI.
In 1973 Loggins & Messina's album "Sittin' In" is certified gold.
In 1974 Bo Donaldson & the Heywods perform "Billy Don't Be A Hero" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1974 The members of Led Zeppelin meet Elvis Presley after a Presley concert at the Los Angeles Forum.
In 1974 "Rikki Don't Lose that Number" by Steely Dan enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979 Peaches & Herb host NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests the Little River Band and Rickie Lee Jones.
In 1981 Reggae legend Bob Marley, 36, dies of a brain tumor in Miami, FL.
In 1985 "Sussudio" by Phil Collins, "Everytime You Go Away" by Paul Young and "You Give Good Love" by Whitney Houston all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 "Crazy For You" by Madonna is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1987 The Oak Ridge Boys announce that rhythm guitarist Steve Sanders would replace ousted member William Lee Golden.
In 1987 Billy Idol angrily leaves a San Francisco stage after being hit in the face twice with tennis shoes.
In 1988 Fans of Irving Berlin pay tribute on his 100th birthday with celebrations that included a gala at New York's Carnegie Hall.
In 1989 Fats Domino is forced to cancel a Reno, NV, appearance because of high blood pressure.
In 1990 The late Richie Valens is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1991 "Rush Rush" by Paula Abdul enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 "Joyride" by Roxette is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1992 Tammy Wynette has surgery for an inflammation of a bile duct in St. Louis.
In 1993 Nirvana denies rumors that its record label didn't want to release the band's upcoming album because it wasn't commercial enough.
In 1993 The albums "Greatest Hits" by Patty Loveless and "Tell Me Why" by Wynonna Judd are released.
In 1994 One of two police officers Tupac Shakur was charged with shooting a year earlier in Atlanta files a $10 million lawsuit against him.
In 1994 An unwed Wynonna Judd confirms that she was pregnant, with no plans to marry the baby's father.
In 1995 ABC-TV announces that the long-awaited Beatles documentary would air in November.
In 1995 Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunite for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin. All 5 had played with the guitarist at his last concert (8-26-90), before his death in a helicopter crash.
In 1995 Selena's album "Live" is certified gold.
In 1996 Hootie & the Blowfish's CD "Fair weather Johnson" debuts at #1 on the U.S. albums chart.
In 1997 Country singer Trace Adkins marries former record company publicist Rhonda Forlaw in Nashville.
In 1998 John Lennon's sons, Julian and Sean, both release albums: Julian's "Photograph Smile" was his first in several years and Sean's "Into the Sun" was his debut album.
In 1998 R.E.M. is honored by the University of Georgia's Student Historic Preservation Organization for the band's concern for historic buildings in Athens, Georgia.
In 1999 Ricky Martin signed posters and blew kisses to over 5000 fans that showed up for a glimpse of him on New York's Broadway.
In 2004 John Whitehead (McFadden & Whitehead) is gunned down while working on his car in front of his home in Philadelphia. He was 55.
In 2000 Pink's album "Can't Take Me Home" is certified gold.
In 2002 Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton's home on Cape Cod burns to the ground. No one was hurt.