In 1955 James Brown records "Please Please Please" for WIBB in Macon, GA.
In 1961 Johnny Burnette is rushed to Cedars of Lebanon Hospital inHollywood for an emergency appendectomy, and is forced to cancel a 28-date tour of the British Isles.
In 1965 The Rolling Stones' single "19th Nervous Breakdown" b/w "As Tears Go By" is released.
In 1966 Jefferson Airplane performs at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
In 1967 "Sock-It To Me Baby!" by Mitch Ryder and "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" by Johnny Rivers both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "Georgy Girl" by the Seekers peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 The Beatles appoint Eastman & Eastman as Apple's general council. One partner is Linda (then Eastman) McCartney's father. This was Paul McCartney's response to the hiring of Allen Klein the previous day.
In 1971 John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
In 1971 Diana Ross guest stars on TV's "Make Room For Granddaddy" starring Danny Thomas.
In 1971 "One Bad Apple" by the Osmonds is certified gold.
In 1972 Senator Strom Thurmond suggests that John Lennon be deported.
In 1974 John Lennon & Yoko Ono temporarily separate, apparently due to strains caused by Lennon's lengthy battle with U.S. immigration.
In 1975 Singer/saxophonist Louis Jordan ("G.I. Jive") dies of a heart attack.
In 1977 "American Bandstand" celebrates its 25th anniversary with an ABC-TV special hosted by Dick Clark.
In 1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album is released. It would hit #1 on the U.S. albums chart and remain there for 31 weeks.
In 1978 "Night Fever" by the Bee Gees and "Can't Smile Without You" byBarry Manilow both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for four weeks.
In 1983 Karen Carpenter, 32, dies of heart failure caused by anorexia.
In 1984 "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1987 Liberace, 67, dies of complications from reported AIDS.
In 1989 "Eternal Flame" by Bangles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 "When I'm With You" by Sheriff is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1990 Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston and others perform on an ABC-TV special honoring Sammy Davis Jr.
In 1991 Cher's TV special "Cher at the Mirage" airs on CBS.
In 1992 Vanessa Williams' single "Save The Best For Last" is released.
In 1994 The Judds' video "Naomi & Wynonna - The Farewell Tour" goes gold.
In 1996 Former Milli Vanilli member Rob Pilatus is hospitalized when an Los Angeles man hits his head with a baseball bat. Pilatus was attempting to steal the man's car.
In 1997 U2's single "Discotheque" and the Spice Girls' album "Spice" are both released.
In 1997 "I Believe In You & Me" by Whitney Houston is certified gold and platinum.
In 1998 Ben Folds Five launches the final leg of their world tour in Portland, Oregon.
In 1999 Rykodisc becomes the first music label to give its stamp ofapproval to MP3, an electronic audio distribution format.
In 1999 Reba McEntire ends her first European tour with a sold-out performance in Munich, Germany.
In 1999 R&B music legend Gwen Guthrie ("Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent") dies of cancer at age 49.
In 2003 Opera singer Jerome Hines dies in New York at age 81.