In 1957 "That'll Be The Day" by Buddy Holly & the Crickets hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. It was their only #1 single.
In 1965 The Yardbirds and Jerry Lee Lewis appear on TV's "Shindig."
In 1966 The Rolling Stones begin their British tour at London's Albert Hall.
In 1967 Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention play their first British concert at London's Royal Albert Hall, backed by an orchestra.
In 1967 The Monkees appear on the cover of TV Guide.
In 1967 Strawberry Alarm Clock performs "Incense & Peppermints" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1967 "People Are Strange" by the Doors enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "The Letter" by the Box Tops hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1969 Diana Ross appears on the cover of Look magazine.
In 1969 The London Daily Mirror launches the "Paul McCartney is dead" hoax by printing a blaring the headline "Clues Hint A Beatle Death."
In 1972 "All The Young Dudes" by Mott The Hoople enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" by Mac Davis hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1974 Average White Band drummer Robbie McIntosh dies of a heroin overdose at a party in Los Angeles.
In 1977 "Telephone Line" by Electric Light Orchestra is certified gold.
In 1978 "Double Vision" by Foreigner enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 David Bowie makes his Broadway debut in in the title role of "The Elephant Man."
In 1983 The film "Eddie and The Cruisers" opens nationwide.
In 1988 Tammy Wynette files for emergency bankruptcy shortly after losing a $900,000 court judgement.
In 1989 "Poison" by Alice Cooper enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin announces he will no longer tour with the band. He's eventually replaced by Gilby Clarke.
In 1992 U2, R.E.M. and the Red Hot Chili Peppers appear on a "Rock the Vote" TV special urging young people to vote.
In 1993 Wal-Mart announces it would not sell Nirvana's latest album, "In Utero," fearing it might offend customers' moral standards.
In 1993 Garth Brooks opens the first of three sold-out concerts at Texas Stadium in Irving, TX.
In 1996 Alice In Chains' album "Unplugged" goes gold and platinum.
In 1997 Donovan Leitch (Hurdy Gurdy Man) marries Kristy Hume.
In 1997 The Rolling Stones begin their "Bridges To Babylon" tour at Chicago's Soldier Field.
In 1997 Shania Twain's single "Love Gets Me Every Time" and Boyz II Men's album "Evolution" are both released.
In 1997 Elton John's reworked "Candle in the Wind," sung at Princess Diana's funeral September 6, is released in the U.S.
In 1998 The first Lilith Fair concert outside North America takes place at London's Royal Albert Hall.
In 1998 Steve Wariner and newcomers the Dixie Chicks each win two honors at the 1998 CMA Awards in Nashville. Garth Brooks was named Entertainer Of The Year for the second year in a row.
In 2000 Tim McGraw appears on the cover of TV Guide.