In 1955 Chess Records releases Chuck Berry's first single "Maybelline."
In 1965 The Kinks perform "You Really Got Me" on TV's "Where The Action Is."
In 1966 "They're Coming to Take Me Away" by Napoleon XIV and "Bus Stop" by the Hollies both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night" is #1 on the U.S. albums chart.
In 1969 Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty proclaims "James Brown" day.
In 1969 "One" by Three Dog Night and "Spinning Wheel" by Blood, Sweat & Tears are both certified gold.
In 1970 David Crosby appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1972 Following an altercation with a newspaper photographer, 5 members of the Rolling Stones entourage, including Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (who were on their way to a Boston concert) are arrested in Warwick, RI, on charges of assault.
In 1977 Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and manager Peter Grant attack a security guard at Oakland Stadium for being rude to a child.
In 1977 "Cold As Ice" by Foreigner and "Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 "Looks Like We Made It" by Barry Manilow is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979 Iranian ruler Ayatollah Khomeini outlaws rock & roll music for being a corruptive Western influence.
In 1980 Former Grateful Dead keyboardist Keith Godchaux dies of injuries sustained in a car accident 2 days earlier in Marin County, CA.
In 1980 "It's Still Rock 'N Roll To Me" by Billy Joel is certified gold.
In 1981 Tom Petty appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1981 Billy Squier earns his first gold album for "Don't Say No."
In 1984 Michael Jackson appears on the cover of People magazine.
In 1985 Bandleader Kay Kyser, known for his "Kollege of Musical Knowledge," dies at age 79.
In 1985 Dire Straits' album "Brothers In Arms" is certified gold.
In 1986 The Bangles' single "Walk Like An Egyptian" is released.
In 1987 The surviving Beatles sue EMI-Capitol Records for $40 million, alleging the label cheated them out of CD royalties.
In 1988 Bob Goldthwaite's "Meat Bob" is released with a backward masked message: "Obey your parents, be nice, don't eat snacks and go to church."
In 1988 "Hold On To The Nights" by Richard Marx is #1 and "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard is #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 Ringo Starr begins touring with his All-Star Band including Joe Walsh, Billy Preston and Clarence Clemons.
In 1990 Production on the John Mellencamp movie "Fallen From Grace" begins.
In 1992 Chicago is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1992 Bruce Springsteen opens his first U.S. tour since 1988 at the Brendan Byrne arena in the Meadowlands complex in New Jersey.
In 1993 Janet Jackson makes her movie debut in the title role of "Poetic Justice" co-starring with Tupac Shakur.
In 1993 Jodeci's DeVante Swing is bound, blindfolded and beaten by armed robbers in his New Jersey home.
In 1993 Mariah Carey's single "Dreamlover" is released.
In 1996 Sublime's album "40 Ounces Of Freedom" is released.
In 1997 "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans goes gold, platinum and triple platinum.
In 1997 Hanson's album "Middle Of Nowhere" and Nelson's album "After The Rain" are both certified double platinum.
In 1998 "The Big Rewind Tour," featuring a reunited Culture Club, Human League and Howard Jones, opens in Atlanta.
In 1998 Queen Latifah joins the all-female Lilith Fair Tour for 5 shows.
In 1998 Aerosmith postponed the first 13 dates of its upcoming tour to give drummer Joey Kramer more time to recover from the burns he suffered in a freak gas station fire.
In 1998 Olivia Newton-John's album "Back To Basics: The Essential Collection 1971-1992" is certified gold.
In 1999 The signature black Dobro guitar of late steel guitarist Shot Jackson is donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame by his family.
In 1999 Phil Collins, 48, marries Orianne Cevey, 27, in Switzerland. It was his third marriage.
In 1999 Woodstock '99 opens in Rome, New York.
In 1999 Bruce Springsteen's single "Born In The U.S.A.," released in 1985, is certified gold.
In 2011 Amy Winehouse found dead in her London apartment at age 27.