In 1955 A Dot Records ad in Billboard introduces "A Great New Voice -- Pat Boone" singing "Tra-La-La" and "Two Hearts."
In 1958 Carl Perkins leaves Sun Records to become Columbia Record's first rockabilly artist.
In 1958 The Miracles' first single, "Got A Job," is released.
In 1964 The UK ships a half ton of Beatle wigs to the U.S. to meet demands of the fans.
In 1964 Simon & Garfunkel complete work on the original version of "Sounds of Silence."
In 1966 "Lightnin' Strikes" by Lou Christie is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 John Lennon and Ringo Starr see Del Shannon in concert at the Saville Theatre in London.
In 1969 "Worst That Can Happen" by Brooklyn Bridge is certified gold.
In 1970 Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart guest star on ABC-TV's "Bewitched."
In 1972 Paul McCartney's single "Give Ireland Back To The Irish" is released and is immediately banned by the BBC.
In 1972 "A Horse With No Name" by America enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 "Without You" by Nilsson hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1972 Elton John's album "Madman Across The Water" is certified gold.
In 1974 Smokey Robinson, Helen Reddy and Roger Miller host the first "American Music Awards."
In 1976 Singer Rick Stevens of Tower of Power turns himself into San Jose, California, police in connection with a triple murder case.
In 1977 Stevie Wonder wins his third straight Album of the Year Grammy for "Songs In The Key Of Life." George Benson's "This Masquerade" is named Best Record and Starland Vocal Band is Best New Artist.
In 1977 "Blinded By The Light" by Manfred Mann is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 After an all-night drinking binge, AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott dies of alcohol poisoning. (He would be replaced by Brian Johnson.)
In 1981 George Harrison is found guilty of subconsciously plagiarizing"He's So Fine" when writing "My Sweet Lord." He's ordered to pay$587,000.
In 1981 Dolly Parton's single "9 To 5" is certified gold.
In 1981 The Police appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1983 Kris Kristofferson weds Lisa Meyers.
In 1983 "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby enters the U.S. top40 chart.
In 1983 "Baby, Come To Me" by Patti Austin with James Ingram hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1985 Mick Jagger's first solo album, "She's The Boss" is released.
In 1987 Cinderella's album "Night Songs" is certified double platinum.
In 1991 Public Enemy announces they will boycott the 1991 Grammy Awards because the rap award would not be presented during the live TV ceremony.
In 1992 Ray Charles is inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.
In 1994 Crash Test Dummies perform on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1994 "Streets Of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1995 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee marries actress Pamela Anderson.
In 1995 Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea become parents to son Jesse James Louis.
In 1996 Singer Jarvis Cocker disrupts Michael Jackson's Brit Awards performance in England to protest what he calls Jackson's self-importance."
In 1998 Everclear launches a concert tour in Sacramento.
In 1998 Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones, 84, co-star of TV's "Hee-Haw" and host of the Grand Ole Opry, dies from complications of a stroke he'd suffered a month earlier.
In 1998 Melissa Etheridge's album "Your Little Secret" goes double platinum.
In 1999 Elton John begins his first-ever solo American tour, just him and a piano, in Roanoke, Virginia.
In 1999 Willie Nelson's film "Red Headed Stranger" premieres in Austin.
In 2001 The Backstreet Boys take the stage at Denver's Pepsi Center without Kevin Richardson, who couldn't make it because of weather-related airport delays.
In 2002 A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee.