In 1956 Elvis Presley makes his second appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1958 Buddy Holly makes his last major TV appearance on ABC's "American Bandstand."
In 1961 Liverpool record store owner Brian Epstein receives a request for "My Bonnie" by the Beatles. He set out to find the group and soon after became their manager.
In 1965 Manfred Mann appears on TV's "Shindig."
In 1968 Newsweek features an article on Mama Cass Elliot.
In 1968 Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on the grounds of adultery. At the time, he was living with a pregnant Yoko Ono.
In 1969 "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley is certified gold.
In 1971 The Beach Boys appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1971 John & Yoko record "Happy Christmas (War is Over)" in New York.
In 1972 The U.S. Council for World Affairs adopts the Who's "Join Together" as their theme.
In 1972 "Burning Love" by Elvis Presley peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 The Sex Pistols' album "Never Mind The Bollocks" is released.
In 1978 "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" by Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 "Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Barbra Striesand and Barry Gibb appear on the cover of Us magazine.
In 1982 Billy Joel appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1985 ZZ Top's album "Afterburner" is released.
In 1986 Marie Osmond marries for the second time, to record producer Brian Blosid.
In 1987 Sheena Easton guest stars on TV's "Miami Vice."
In 1988 Madrid, Spain, hosts the world premiere of U2's concert movie, "Rattle And Hum."
In 1989 Janet Jackson's album "Rhythm Nation 1814" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1991 Genesis' album "We Can't Dance" is released.
In 1992 Neil Diamond's "Greatest Hits 1966-1992" and Eric Clapton's "Unplugged" albums are both certified gold.
In 1994 TLC's single "Creep" is released.
In 1994 "Endless Love" by Mariah Carey & Luther Vandross is certified gold.
In 1994 Melissa Etheridge's album "Yes I Am" goes double platinum, while Journey's album "Departure" is certified triple platinum.
In 1997 Dave Matthews Band's album "Live At Redrocks" and The Doors' album "Box Set" are both released.
In 1997 David Bowie is named Britain's richest rock star with a personal fortune of $917 million, for the first time putting him ahead of Paul McCartney with $868 million.
In 1997 Boyz II Men's album "Evolution" is certified gold.
In 1997 Authorities in Monterey County, CA, said John Denver had no alcohol or drugs in his system when he was killed in a plane crash on October 12th.
In 1998 Lyle Lovett's album "The Road To Ensenada" is certified gold, while Steve Miller's "Greatest Hits 1974-1978" album goes platinum for the seventh time.
In 2001 Over 22,000 attend Tim McGraw's 8th annual Swampstock in Rayville, Louisiana, to benefit local youth sports and the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit fund.
In 2001 Lonestar's Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC.
In 2007 Country legend Porter Wagoner, best known for his 60's country hits and for launching the career of Dolly Parton, dies of lung cancer. He was 80.