In 1956 Buddy Holly sees the John Wayne movie "The Searchers" and the line "That'll be the day" inspires him to write the song.
In 1961 Chuck Berry cuts the ribbon on Berryland Amusement Park outside of St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1964 The Dave Clark Five makes their first appearance on "Ed Sullivan."
In 1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Give Peace A Chance," with Tom & Dick Smothers singing in the background, during their "bed-in" at Hotel La Reine in Montreal.
In 1969 Jimi Hendrix appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1969 The Rolling Stones record "Honky Tonk Women."
In 1969 "My Cherie Amour" by Stevie Wonder and "Spinning Wheel" by Blood, Sweat & Tears both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 "Love (Can Make You Happy)" by Mercy peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 The albums "Can't Buy A Thrill" by Steely Dan and "Made In Japan" by Deep Purple are both certified gold.
In 1975 To announce their "Tour of the Americas" the Rolling Stones show up at a hotel full of journalists singing "Brown Sugar" on the back of a flat bed truck on 5th Avenue in New York City.
In 1975 "Jive Talkin'" by the Bee Gees, "Listen To What The Man Said" by Paul McCartney, "One Of These Nights" by the Eagles and "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" by Freddy Fender is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 A Who concert in England measures 120 decibels, setting a Guinness World Record for loudness.
In 1976 Time magazine features the article "McCartney Comes Back" with Paul McCartney on the cover.
In 1976 Frank Sinatra appears on the cover of People magazine.
In 1976 "Got To Get You Into My Life" b/w "Helter Skelter" by the Beatles is released.
In 1977 "Beatlemania" opens at the Winter Garden Theater in New York City for the first of 920 performances.
In 1978 Joe Walsh's album "But Seriously, Folks" is certified gold.
In 1982 Survivor's single "Eye Of The Tiger" is released.
In 1983 Bryan Adams' album "Cuts Like A Knife" is certified gold.
In 1986 "Invisible Touch" by Genesis, "Love Touch" by Rod Stewart and "Opportunities" by the Pet Shop Boys all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 REO Speedwagan's album "The Hits" is released.
In 1989 The first International Rock Awards are held in New York. Keith Richards receives the "Living Legend Award."
In 1989 After a dispute over who was entitled to use the name Yes, a lineup consisting of Anderson, Squire, White, Howe, Kaye and Wakeman began a world tour using the name Yesshows.
In 1989 Paul McCartney's album "Flowers In The Dirt" is released.
In 1991 Randy Travis marries his manager Lib Hatcher in Maui, Hawaii.
In 1993 Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorthea become parents to daughter Stephanie Rose.
In 1995 Shania Twain receives her first gold album for "The Woman In Me."
In 1995 Sting's album "Fields Of Gold" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1997 Bob Dylan is released from the hospital after a week of treatment for a fungal infection near his heart.
In 1997 Lee Ann Womack makes her Grand Ole Opry debut.
In 1998 Geri Halliwell, aka "Ginger Spice," confirms she was leaving the Spice Girls.
In 1999 VH1's "Behind the Music" begins airing at 9 pm nightly. The first broadcast featured Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In 2000 Steely Dan begins a 38-date North American tour in support of their critically acclaimed album "Two Against Nature." The CD was Donald Fagen and Walter Becker's first studio release in 20 years.
In 2000 Bandleader Tito Puente dies in New York at age 77.
In 2000 Johnnie Taylor ("Who's Making Love," "Disco Lady") dies of a heart attack at age 62.