In 1930 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra record "Mood Indigo."
In 1932 "Same Song" by Rudy Vallee is #1 on the charts.
In 1949 Fats Domino records "The Fat Man" in New Orleans.
In 1959 The four male members of the Platters are acquitted on charges of lewdness and abetting prostitution.
In 1962 Peter, Paul & Mary's self-titled album is certified gold.
In 1963 6-year-old Donny Osmond makes his singing debut on the "Andy Williams Show."
In 1965 The Grateful Dead first play as the Grateful Dead (originally The Warlocks) at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
In 1966 Tammy Wynette makes her first appearance on the Country charts with "Apartment Number 9."
In 1966 "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" by the Electric Prunes, "I'm A Believer" by the Monkees and "98.6" by Keith all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys is #1 and "Mellow Yellow" by Donovan is #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 Otis Redding, 26, and 4 members of the Bar-Kays are killed when their plane crashes into Lake Monoma near Madison, Wisconsin.
In 1967 Capitol Records signs the Steve Miller (Blues) Band.
In 1968 Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees marries Molly Hullis.
In 1968 John Lennon makes his first solo TV appearance, singing "Yer Blues."
In 1969 Jimi Hendrix is cleared of drug charges.
In 1970 Leon Russell appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1971 When a fan's girlfriend shouts "I love you," Frank Zappa is pulled into a orchestra pit by a jealous boyfriend and breaks his leg.
In 1972 Roberta Flack, and two members of her band, receive minor injuries while driving into Manhattan, NY.
In 1973 "The Most Beautiful Girl" by Charlie Rich is certified gold.
In 1975 "The Who By Numbers," which contained the single "Squeeze Box," is certified gold.
In 1976 "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 Wings releases the triple live album "Wings Over America."
In 1976 Generation X, featuring Billy Idol, plays their first gig at London's Central Art School.
In 1979 Kenny Rogers appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1979 Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall" album is certified platinum.
In 1979 Kool & the Gang's single "Ladies Night" goes gold.
In 1980 Supertramp's album "Paris" is certified gold.
In 1983 "Pink Houses" by John Cougar and "99 Luftballoons" by Nena both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1983 "Say Say Say" by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1984 Band-Aid's famine relief single "Do They Know It's Christmas" is released.
In 1987 Violinist Jascha Heifetz dies at age 86.
In 1988 "My Heart Can't Tell You No" by Rod Stewart enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 "Look Away" by Chicago hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1990 Janet Jackson is the big winner at the first Billboard Music Awards, taking home trophies in eight categories.
In 1991 Prominent disc jockey Alan Freed, who coined the phrase "Rock 'N Roll," is posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1992 Eric Clapton's album "Unplugged" is certified triple platinum.
In 1992 Paul McCartney announces that he, George Harrison and Ringo Starr may work together on new music for a TV documentary titled "The Long And Winding Road."
In 1994 Saugerties, NY, sues Woodstock Ventures, claiming local merchants were cheated out of Woodstock '94 gate receipts when lax security allowed thousands in for free.
In 1995 450-pound rapper, Darren Robinson, former member of the million-selling trio the Fat Boys, dies unexpectedly while entertaining friends at his home. He was 28.
In 1995 "Michael Jackson: One Night Only" recorded at Manhattan's Beacon Theater airs on HBO.
In 1996 Reba McEntire resumes her touring schedule in San Jose after missing several dates due to a minor skiing injury.
In 1997 Harry Connick Jr., Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Emmylou Harris, Jewel and Sinead O'Conner perform in Oslo, Norway, at a concert honoring Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-land mine activist Jody Williams.
In 1997 Elton John delivers a check for $32 million to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. It was the first installment of royalties from sales of "Candle in the Wind 1997."
In 1998 'N Sync's album "Home For Christmas" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1998 Alanis Morissette, Radiohead, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Shania Twain perform at the Amnesty International Concert for Human Rights Defenders in Paris.
In 1999 The Band's bassist/singer Rick Danko dies at age 56.
In 1999 Savage garden's album "Affirmation" is certified gold and platinum, as is Pearl jam's video "Singlevideo Theory."
In 2002 The Dixie Chicks' TV special "In Concert" airs on NBC.
In 2004 James Brown, 71, announces that he has prostate cancer and that he will undergo surgery for the ailment.