In 1931 Hal Kemp and his Orchestra record "Whistles" with Skinnay Ellis.
In 1939 Billboard magazine introduces the Hillbilly, now known as Country, music chart.
In 1960 Roy Orbison records "Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)."
In 1961 Elvis Presley plays his last show for eight years at Hawaii's Block Arena.
In 1966 The Beatles pose with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday & Today" album. The cover is later pulled.
In 1967 The Mama & Papas appear on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
In 1967 The Rolling Stones open their European tour in Oerbo, Sweden.
In 1967 "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" by Monkees and "Somethin' Stupid" by Nancy & Frank Sinatra enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "Happy Together" by The Turtles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1967 The Who and Cream make their American stage debut as part of Murray The K's Easter Rock & Roll Extravaganza Show.
In 1968 "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 Roy Orbison marries his second wife, Barbara, in Nashville.
In 1969 "Sheila" by Tommy Roe and "Magic Carpet Ride" by Steppenwolf are both certified gold.
In 1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's album "Deja Vu" goes gold.
In 1971 "She's A Lady" by Tom Jones is certified gold.
In 1972 "A Horse With No Name" by America hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1974 Barbra Striesand begins recording her "Butterfly" album.
In 1976 Jackson Browne's wife, Phyllis, commits suicide.
In 1977 Aretha Franklin hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Glen Campbell, Thin Lizzy and Neil Sedaka.
In 1977 Bob Seger's album "Night Moves" is certified platinum.
In 1978 "With A Little Luck" by Paul McCartney & Wings enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 The Police become the first Western rock band to perform in Bombay.
In 1985 Kenny Rogers performs for the first time since having surgery months earlier to remove nodules from his vocal cords.
In 1985 Stevie Wonder wins the Best Original Song Oscar for "I Just Called To Say I Love You" from the film "The Woman In Red." Prince wins an Oscar for his "Purple Rain" score.
In 1989 "Saturday Night Live" host Mary Tyler Moore says, "...and tonight we have Elvis Costello's penis!" It is Costello's first SNL appearance since being thrown off the air in 1977.
In 1989 "Every Little Step" by Bobby Brown enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 "The Living Years" by Mike & The Mechanics is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1990 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is arrested for allegedly exposing his buttocks during a concert in Augusta, GA.
In 1991 Country singer Randy Travis tells the Washington Post that he'd been romantically involved with his manager, Lib Hatcher, for 12 years.
In 1991 Michael Jackson escorts Madonna to the Academy Awards.
In 1991 Roxette's album "Joyride" is released.
In 1994 Candlebox's self-titled album "Candlebox" is certified gold.
In 1993 Guns N' Roses' album "Appetite For Destruction" is certified platinum for the tenth time.
In 1995 Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder is rescued after a riptide carries him 250 feet offshore in New Zealand.
In 1996 Sheryl Crow entertains U.S. peacekeeping troops in Bosnia at a USO variety show that also included comedian Sinbad.
In 1997 John Michael Montgomery's sef-titled album by "John Michael Montgomery" is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1998 Styx's "Greatest Hits" album is certified gold.
In 2001 Bob Dylan wins the Best Original Song Oscar for "Things Have Changed" from "Wonder Boys."
In 2002 Randy Newman wins the Best Original Song Oscar for "If I Didn't Have You" from "Monsters Inc."
In 2003 Liv Tyler marries Royston Langdon, lead singer of the band Spacehog.
In 2006 Country music Hall-of-Famer Buck Owens dies at age 76.
In 2009 Dan Seals, who was England Dan in the pop duo England Dan and John Ford Coley, dies of complications from cancer. He was 61.