In 1960 "The Twist" by Chubby Checker is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 Dino, Desi & Billy perform on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1966 Herb Alpert performs for Princess Grace (Kelly) at her Monaco palace.
In 1966 "Summer In The City" by the Lovin' Spoonful is certified gold.
In 1968 Country great Red Foley dies.
In 1968 "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf is certified gold.
In 1969 "Down On The Corner" by Creedence Clearwater Revival is released.
In 1970 The Rolling Stones' "Performance" soundtrack, featuring Mick Jagger with Ry Cooder, Randy Newman and Buffy St. Marie, is released.
In 1970 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1971 The Jackson Five's "Goin' Back to Indiana" TV special airs.
In 1973 Graham Parsons of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers dies of heart failure due to a drug overdose.
In 1974 Eric Clapton receives a gold record for "I Shot the Sheriff."
In 1974 Bad Company's self-titled debut album is certified gold.
In 1975 Paul Williams, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Phoebe Snow and David Bowie appear on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1977 People magazine features an article on Leo Sayer.
In 1978 Linda Ronstadt's "Living In The U.S.A." album ships double platinum.
In 1979 The "No Nukes" concerts get underway at Madison Square Garden with appearances from Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
In 1981 Simon & Garfunkel perform a reunion concert in front of 400,000 fans in New York City's Central Park.
In 1987 "Bad" by Michael Jackson and "The One I Love" by R.E.M. both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1987 "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" by Michael Jackson is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 Merle Haggard announces plans to build an amusement park in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to bear his name.
In 1989 Billy Vera plays a drug king who is killed on TV's "Midnight Caller."
In 1990 Bette Midler's single "From A Distance" is released.
In 1990 Alice Cooper's album "School's Out" is certified platinum.
In 1991 Pink Floyd's album "The Dark Side Of The Moon" goes platinum for the twelfth time.
In 1992 Paula Abdul and actor Emilio Estevez are married again at a country club in Thousand Oaks, CA. They'd wed the first time in a judge's chambers five months earlier.
In 1994 Farm Aid VII is held at the New Orleans Superdome.
In 1995 Alice In Chains' album "Jar Of Flies" goes double platinum.
In 1996 George Benson receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1997 David Bowie performs for 600 winners of a beer company's "blind date mystery concert" show in Chicago.
In 1997 VH1's music series "Storytellers" airs live from the House of Blues in New Orleans featuring Elton John.
In 1997 Stephen Stills receives a star on Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame.
In 1997 "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" by the Backstreet Boys is certified platinum.
In 1998 The Allman Brothers Band are named to the Georgia Hall of Fame.
In 2000 Sotheby's London auction house reports that the Hard Rock Cafe paid more than $49,000 for a green silk psychedelic jacket once worn by Jimi Hendrix.
In 2000 Madonna's CD "Music" hits music stores.
In 2003 A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash wins artist, song and album of the year awards at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville.
In 2003 No one is injured when a chartered plane carrying the Dixie Chicks clips a building at Glasgow Airport while en route from Dublin.
In 2004 Skeeter Davis ("The End of the World") dies of cancer at age 72.