In 1941 Saxophonist Charlie Parker records his first jazz solos as a member of Jay McShann's Orchestra.
In 1955 "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado Orchestra hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 10 weeks.
In 1964 The Beatles receive their first royalty check from sales of Beatles chewing gum.
In 1965 Bob Dylan begins his "Don't Look Back" tour in England with the Band backing him up.
In 1965 Herman's Hermits begin their first U.S. tour, with opening act the Zombies.
In 1965 The Kinks begin their first headlining tour in the UK with the Yardbirds and Goldie & Gingerbreads.
In 1966 Folk singer/novelist Richard Farina (the husband of Joan Baez's sister) is killed in a motorcycle accident at age 29.
In 1966 "Good Lovin'" by the Young Rascals is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 George Harrison records the lead guitar solo for the single version of the Beatles' "Let It Be."
In 1969 "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In" by the 5th Dimension is certified gold. It was their second million-selling single.
In 1970 Paul McCartney appears on the cover of Rolling Stone.
In 1970 Twiggs Lyndon, the Allman Brothers road manager, is arrested for killing a club owner over a breach of contract.
In 1973 Paul McCartney's album "Red Rose Speedway" containing the single "My Love," is released.
In 1975 The Beach Boys' album "Spirit Of America" is certified gold.
In 1976 Ray Charles hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Freddy Fender and the Bay City Rollers.
In 1977 "Jet Airliner" by the Steve Miller Band and "You & Me" by Alice Cooper both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 "Southern Nights" by Glen Campbell is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1981 Ringo Starr appears on the cover of Rolling Stone.
In 1983 The original members of Manfred Mann reunite for a London concert.
In 1983 Blues singer/guitarist Muddy Waters dies of a heart attack in Chicago at age 68.
In 1983 "Beat It" by Michael Jackson, with Eddie Van Halen playing lead guitar, hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1984 Melissa Manchester makes her acting debut in an episode of TV's "Fame," which she co-wrote.
In 1984 The Scorpions' album "Love At First Sting" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1985 Phil Collins' single "Sussudio" is released.
In 1987 In a lawsuit that went back almost 20 years, members of the former Jefferson Airplane ask a judge to release $2 million in royalties held by their record company.
In 1988 Pink Floyd's album "Dark Side Of The Moon" falls off the Billboard Hot 200 Albums Chart for the first time in 725 weeks, three weeks short of 14 years.
In 1989 Lionel Richie pledges $500,000 to endow a chair at the Tuskegee University School of Business. Both he and his wife were graduates.
In 1991 The album "Union" by Yes is released.
In 1992 Rioting in Los Angeles postpones ticket sales to a July Michael Bolton concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
In 1993 Guitarist Mick Ronson, who played with David Bowie and Bob Dylan, dies of liver cancer at age 46.
In 1993 Kenny G's album "Breathless" is certified triple platinum.
In 1996 The albums "To The Faithful Departed" by the Cranberries' and "Crash" by the Dave Matthews Band are both released.
In 1998 Madonna's single "Frozen" is certified gold.
In 1999 Marilyn Manson cancels his concert near Denver in the wake of the shootings at Columbine High School.
In 2000 CBS-TV airs "Take Me Home, The John Denver Story" starring Chad Lowe. It was based on Denver's autobiography "Take Me Home."