In 1962 Bob Dylan plays a showcase concert at New York's Carnegie Chapter Hall, attracting an audience of 53 people.
In 1963 Nat King Cole appears on TV's "Jack Paar Show."
In 1964 Louis Armstrong performs "Hello Dolly" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1966 "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb is certified gold.
In 1969 "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" by Crosby, Stills & Nash enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 Janis Joplin, 27, is found dead in her Hollywood hotel room of an apparent heroin overdose.
In 1973 At a Stephen Stills & Manassas show in San Francisco, Graham Nash and David Crosby walk on stage, and then later are joined by Neil Young for a 50-minute set. It's the first time Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young perform together in two years.
In 1975 "Nights On Broadway" by the Bee Gees enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 Willie Nelson has his first #1 Country hit with "Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain."
In 1977 The Rolling Stones' album "Love You Live" is certified gold.
In 1978 "Kiss You All Over" by Exile is certified gold.
In 1979 Jimmy Buffet appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1980 Carly Simon's severe stage fright gets the best of her and she collapses onstage in Pittsburgh.
In 1980 Fleetwood Mac performs with the USC Marching Band during halftime at a game in Los Angeles. Afterwards, the university is presented with a gold record for "Tusk."
In 1980 "Lady" by Kenny Rogers and "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 "Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1982 Bruce Springsteen releases his all-acoustic "Nebraska" album.
In 1983 "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" by Eurythmics is certified gold.
In 1984 The Beatles' album "20 Greatest Hits" is certified gold.
In 1986 "True Blue" by Madonna and "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" by Wang Chung both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards releases his first solo album, "Talk Is Cheap."
In 1993 Garth Brooks' wife, Sandy, announces she was pregnant with the couple's second child.
In 1994 Crosby Stills & Nash cancel the rest of their 25th anniversary tour when David Crosby fell ill and needed a liver transplant.
In 1994 The Eagles reunion tour halts when Glen Frey needs emergency stomach surgery.
In 1994 The Cranberries' album "No Need To Argue" is released.
In 1995 Alanis Morissette appears on the covers of both Rolling Stone and Spin magazines.
In 1996 Van Halen announces that former Extreme singer Gary Cherone would replace Sammy Hagar.
In 1996 Roger Miller is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 1996 Jerry Rivers, fiddler for Hank Williams Sr., dies of cancer at Summit Hospital in Hermitage, TN.
In 1996 Celine Dion's single "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" goes gold and platinum, while Gloria Estefan's album "Destiny" is certified gold.
In 1996 The album "In Concert" by Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti is certified triple platinum.
In 1997 Farm Aid is held at the New World Music Theater in Tinley Park, IL, starring co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young along with the Dave Matthews, John Fogerty and the Allman Brothers.
In 1997 "4 Seasons of Loneliness" by Boyz II Men is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1997 Mariah Carey's album "Butterfly" debuts at #1 on the Billboard's Hot 200 albums chart.
In 2000 The Dixie Chicks sweep the 34th Annual CMA Awards.