In 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis performs "Whole Lotta Shakin'" on ABC-TV's American Bandstand.
In 1964 The Beatles open their first U.S. tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.
In 1964 "Everybody Loves Somebody" by Dean Martin is certified gold.
In 1967 "I Dig Rock & Roll Music" by Peter, Paul & Mary enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 Miles Davis records his classic album "Bitches Brew" with Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea and Wayne Shorter.
In 1971 Keith Richards appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1972 Cindy Birdsong, the last original member of the Supremes, is replaced by Linda Lawrence.
In 1972 Harry Chapin performs "Taxi" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1972 "Burning Love" by Elvis Presley enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 Kris Kristofferson marries Rita Coolidge in Los Angeles.
In 1975 "Why Can't We Be Friends" by War is certified gold.
In 1978 "Don't Look Back" by Boston enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979 Dorsey Burnette dies of a heart attack at age 42.
In 1980 A crowd of 1400 riots in Toronto when Alice Cooper cancels a show due to illness.
In 1987 Ike Turner is arrested in West Hollywood for making an illegal turn and possession of cocaine.
In 1988 The Amusement & Music Operators Association names Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" as the all time most played jukebox song.
In 1988 Elton John's album "Reg Strikes Back" is certified gold.
In 1989 Lou Reed breaks his ankle in Cleveland during a rehearsal for his "New York" tour.
In 1991 Bob Seger's album "The Fire Inside" is released.
In 1994 Rod Stewart files a $40 million lawsuit against the Star for reporting he had a throat ailment that would end his career.
In 1994 Aaliyah's single "At Your Best" is released.
In 1995 "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1996 Melissa Etheridge announces that her lover, Julie Cypher, was pregnant and expecting a baby in January.
In 1996 The albums "No Code" by Pearl Jam and "Test For Echo" by Rush are both released.
In 1996 Tracy Chapman's self-titled album "Tracy Chapman" is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1997 Fleetwood Mac's reunion album "The Dance" is released.
In 1998 David Crosby appears with CPR (Crosby, Pevar & Raymond) on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Raymond was James Raymond, Crosby's biologicial son.
In 1998 Van Halen's album "Van Halen 3" and Aretha Franklin's album "A Rose Is Still A Rose" are both certified gold, while Elton John's album "The Big Picture" goes gold and platinum.
In 1999 Dwight Yoakam's album "Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc." is certified double platinum, and ZZ Top's "Afterburner" goes platinum for the fifth time.
In 2000 Reba McEntire performs live in Brazil at the annual Barretos Rodeo.
In 2001 Betty Everett ("Shoop Shoop Song") dies at age 61.
In 2003 Shania Twain's concert in Chicago airs on NBC-TV.
In 2003 Sting is named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement.
In 2008 Dave Matthews Band founding member and saxophone player LeRoi Moore dies from injuries he sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident the previous June. He was 46.