In 1956 Look magazine quotes Benny Goodman as saying, "Rock And Roll, I guess it's okay, man. At least it has a beat."
In 1961 "Quarter To Three" by Gary U.S. Bonds hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1963 John Lennon & Paul McCartney compose "She Loves You" at their hotel room in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
In 1964 The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" soundtrack, their first album with all original songs, is released.
In 1964 The Rolling Stones' single "It's All Over Now" b/w "Good Times, Bad Times" is released.
In 1965 "Mr. Tambourine Man" by the Byrds is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens is certified gold.
In 1971 "Smiling Faces Sometimes" by Undisputed Truth enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 Marsha Hunt files a paternity suit against Mick Jagger. She claims Jagger is the father of her 2-year-old daughter. Jagger takes a blood test and the suit is proved unsuccessful.
In 1975 Sonny & Cher's divorce is finalized after 11 years of marriage.
In 1975 "The Hustle" by Van McCoy is certified gold.
In 1976 "Baby I Love Your Way" by Peter Frampton enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 Elvis Presley gives his last public concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In 1977 "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" by the Bee Gee enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979 Vernon Presley, father of Elvis, dies of a heart attack in Tupelo, MS, at age 63.
In 1980 The Rolling Stones' album "Emotional Rescue" is released.
In 1982 Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry marries Lucy Helmore.
In 1982 Marie Osmond and Steve Craig are married.
In 1982 "Wasted On The Way" by Crosby, Stills & Nash enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 Steve Winwood performs in America for the first time in 11 years with Stevie Ray Vaughn at New York's Pier 84.
In 1986 "Then & Now... The Best Of The Monkees" by the Monkees is released.
In 1989 Lita Ford marries Wasp guitarist Chris Holmes in Lake Tahoe, CA.
In 1990 Bruce Springsteen endorses Luther Campbell's use of the "Born In The USA" melody for 2 Live Crew's next single, "Banned In The USA."
In 1992 The Rolling Stones' video "Gimme Shelter" is released.
In 1993 Ronald Isley marries Angela Winbush.
In 1993 Aerosmith's Steven Tyler says he didn't eat a special Elvis peanut butter/banana/bacon sandwich during his private tour of Graceland because Priscilla Presley had asked him not to.
In 1994 Michael Bolton, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge, Garth Brooks, Al Green and Kenny G are honored for their charity work on the first "VH-1 Honors" cable TV special.
In 1995 Pearl Jam cancels the rest of its summer tour, citing Eddie Vedder's bad case of the flu.
In 1998 Italian director Stefano Salvati sues Madonna, claiming that her "Ray of Light" video is stolen from a clip he shot in 1994 for local singer Biagio Antonacci.
In 1998 Ace of Base's single "Cruel Summer" is released.
In 1998 Marcy Playground debuts their video for "Saint Joe On The Schoolbus" on the web.
In 1999 Michael Jackson performs a benefit concert in Seoul, South Korea.