In 1942 Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra record "Charleston Alley."
In 1955 Nat "King" Cole's album "Unforgettable" is released.
In 1960 Aretha Franklin begins work on her first non-gospel album.
In 1960 Elvis Presley is named "Public Enemy Number 1" in the East German newspaper "Young World."
In 1960 "The Twist" by Chubby Checker enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 The first issue of "The Beatles Monthly Book," published by Sean O'Mahony, sells out on its first day on the stands.
In 1964 Rod Stewart's group "Steam Packet" opens two shows for the Rolling Stones at the London Palladium.
In 1964 Rockabilly star Johnny Burnette is killed in a boating accident.
In 1964 "Because" by the Dave Clark Five and "G.T.O." by Ronny & The Daytonas both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1967 George Harrison & Patti Boyd fly from London to Los Angeles where they rent a house in the hills on Blue Jay Way, which inspires George to write the song of the same name.
In 1969 110,000 attend the 3-day Atlantic City Pop Festival which included performances from Chicago, CCR, Crosby Stills & Nash, Jefferson Airplane, Moody Blues, Santana and Three Dog Night.
In 1971 The George Harrison-inspired concerts for Bangladesh are held at Madison Square Garden. Performers included Badfinger, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Billy Preston, Leon Russell and Ringo Starr.
In 1971 The "Sonny & Cher Show" premieres on CBS-TV.
In 1973 The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia is surprised onstage with a giant birthday cake, complete with a naked dancer inside.
In 1974 Pete Townshend and Keith Moon join Eric Clapton onstage in Atlanta and Townshend breaks a plastic ukulele over Clapton's head.
In 1974 Maria Muldaur ("Midnight At The Oasis") appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1975 The Statler Brothers' album "The Best Of The Statler Brothers" is released.
In 1978 George Harrison and wife Olivia have a son, Dhani.
In 1979 "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer and "Knock On Wood" by Amii Stewart are both certified platinum.
In 1980 George Harrison forms "Hand Made Films Productions Ltd." Some of his films included "Life of Brian," "Mona Lisa" and "Time Bandits."
In 1981 MTV premieres in 2.1 million homes. The first clip to be played is "Video Killed The Radio Star" by the Buggles.
In 1981 "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1984 Jermaine Jackson makes a guest appearance on the TV soap opera "As the World Turns."
In 1986 Jerry Garcia is released from the hospital following a 3-week stay. He'd been hospitalized in a diabetic coma.
In 1987 "Carrie" by Europe and "U Got The Look" by Prince both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1987 "Shakedown" by Bob Seger is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 WCVG in Cincinnati switches from Country to an all-Elvis format.
In 1989 Eric Clapton ends his tour with a free concert for over 100,000 fans in Mozambique, Africa.
In 1990 The CD "Step By Step" by New Kids On The Block is certified gold, platinum and triple platinum.
In 1992 "She's Playing Hard To Get" by Hi-Five enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1994 Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley announce they had been secretly married 11 weeks earlier in the Dominican Republic.
In 1994 Jimmy Buffet is among those who performed at Paul Simon's 5th annual "Back to the Ranch" benefit concert in Long Island, NY.
In 1994 The Rolling Stones begin a 43-stadium "Voodoo Lounge" world tour at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC.
In 1995 Coolio's single "Gangsta's Paradise" and Bread's album "Anthology Of Bread" are both released.
In 1995 Bon Jovi's album "Crossroad" is certified triple platinum, while U2's album "Rattle And Hum" goes quadruple platinum.
In 1996 MTV launches its second cable network, M2.
In 1996 Sarah McLachlan's album "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" is certified double platinum, as is Annie Lennox's CD "Diva."
In 1997 Notorious B.I.G.'s album "Life After Death" is certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum (6).
In 1998 Gospel singer Sandra Crouch is ordained as pastor of her church by Andrae Crouch, despite a ban on woman ministers by the Church of God in Christ.
In 2000 Sisqo inks a deal with Big Ticket Television for a TV series.
In 2002 Andre Previn marries Sophie Miller.