In 1955 "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" by the Four Aces hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis records "Great Balls Of Fire."
In 1964 Ringo Starr takes and passes his driving test.
In 1966 Mitch Ryder's medley "Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly" and "Lady Godiva" by Peter & Gordon both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 Cass Elliot debuts as a solo act at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. She cancels her 2-week gig when opening night proves to be a fiasco.
In 1970 Led Zeppelin's album "Led Zeppelin III" is certified gold.
In 1974 "Then Came You" by Dionne Warwick & the Spinners is certified gold.
In 1977 "It's So Easy" by Linda Ronstadt enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Bob Marley collapses onstage while performing in Pittsburgh. He's flown to New York and diagnosed with a brain tumor.
In 1982 "Hurts So Good" by John Cougar Mellencamp is certified gold.
In 1983 Willie Nelson & Anne Murray appear on the cover of TV Guide.
In 1984 Anne Murray becomes the first female to win CMA "Album of the Year," while Alabama is named the "Entertainer of the Year" for the third consecutive year.
In 1987 Chuck Berry receives a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame.
In 1987 The film "Hail, Hail Rock And Roll" premieres in Los Angeles.
In 1988 Keith Richards guests on "Saturday Night Live," performing "Take It So Hard" and "Struggle."
In 1988 After 741 weeks (over 14 years) on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" finally exits the list.
In 1988 "Love Bites" by Def Leppard is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1990 M.C. Hammer throws out the first ball at an Oakland A's playoff game.
In 1991 Eric Clapton's album "24 Nights" is released.
In 1992 The U.S. Postal Service announces a commemorative stamp booklet that includes Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Ritchie Valens.
In 1994 "A Tribute To Elvis" airs on pay-per-view. Artists performing include Chris Isaak, Cheap Trick, Iggy Pop, U2, Melissa Etheridge and Tony Bennett.
In 1996 The day after Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole's campaign rolled into Red Banks, NJ -- with a PA system blaring "Born in the USA" -- Bruce Springsteen faxed the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey, saying he didn't support Dole.
In 1996 "The Beatles Anthology 3" album, scheduled for release on this day, is pushed back to October 29.
In 1996 Phil Collins album "Dance Into The Light" is released.
In 1996 Andy Griffith's album "I Love To Tell The Story" goes gold.
In 1996 Pink Floyd's album "Shine On" is certified platinum.
In 1997 In an interview, Paul McCartney said that he hated being called "Sir" and almost turned down the knighthood bestowed on him the previous January by Britain's Queen Elizabeth.
In 1998 Bruce Springsteen testifies in London against Masquerade Music over its attempt to release some of his early 1970's recordings.
In 1999 Shedaisy makes their debut on the Grand Ole Opry, performing their hit "Little Goodbyes."
In 1999 Michael Jackson's wife, Debbie Rowe, files for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.