In 1958 The Coasters record "Charlie Brown."
In 1960 Aretha Franklin makes her New York singing debut at the Village Vanguard.
In 1961 "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 Sam Cooke is shot to death in Los Angeles by a woman who alleged he was trying to rape her. Later, a court agrees on self-defense.
In 1965 "Crying Time" by Ray Charles and "She's Just My Style" by Gary Lewis & The Playboys both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 Nancy Sinatra's TV special "Movin' With Nancy Sinatra" airs on NBC.
In 1967 Grapefruit is the first band to sign with the Beatles' Apple label.
In 1968 The Rolling Stones' film "Rock 'N Roll Circus" airs on BBC-TV.
In 1969 "Take A Letter Maria" by R.B. Greaves is certified gold.
In 1970 John Lennon's first album following the Beatles break up, "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band," is released.
In 1970 "The Magic Christian," a film starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr, premieres in London.
In 1971 James Brown's "Revolution of the Mind," his 32nd album, is released.
In 1971 "Anticipation" by Carly Simon enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 Genesis plays their first U.S. concert at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.
In 1972 James Brown is arrested for "disorderly conduct" in Knoxville, TN.
In 1973 "Top of the World" by the Carpenters is certified gold.
In 1976 Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley is knocked out by a surge of electricity during a concert in Florida. He recovered and finished the concert.
In 1976 Frank Zappa performs on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1976 Bob Seger's album "Night Moves" is released.
In 1976 "Dancin' Queen" by Abba and "Year of the Cat" by Al Stewart both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 Newsweek features an article about Billy Joel entitled "Billy The Kid."
In 1980 Dolly Parton appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1982 "Mickey" by Toni Basil is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 Rodney Crowell & Roseanne Cash have a 3rd daughter, Carrie Kathleen.
In 1988 Don Henley, Tom Petty and Graham Nash pay tribute to Roy Orbison with a benefit show at The Wiltern Theatre.
In 1989 A fire destroys a barn on Michael Jackson's ranch in Santa Ynez, California. None of his animals were harmed.
In 1990 Madonna's video "Justify My Love" goes on sale.
In 1991 Steven Spielberg's film "Hook" opens featuring Phil Collins as a police inspector and David Crosby as a pirate.
In 1993 "Again" by Janet Jackson hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1996 A battle over Jerry Garcia's estate between Garcia's widow and his second wife opened in San Francisco probate court.
In 1996 "Don't Let Go" by En Vogue is certified gold.
In 1997 Mick Jagger's Internet company, Jagged Internetworks, debuts with a live webcast of the Akai Singer Champions Trophy, an international cricket tournament in the United Arab Emirates.
In 1997 Jewel, Sinead O'Connor and Emmylou Harris perform the Beatles' "In My Life" together at the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo.
In 1997 Blues Traveler's album "Straight On Till Morning" is certified gold, as is Amy Grant's CD "Behind The Eyes."
In 1998 B*witched's single "C'est La Vie" is released.
In 1998 Elton John's album "Love Songs" is certified double platinum, while Madonna's album "Ray Of Light" goes triple platinum.
In 2001 Kylie Minogue wins three awards and performs at the first Italian Dance Awards in Milan.
In 2002 The hobbled Guns N' Roses North American tour suffers a final blow as its promoters cancel the remaining dates.
In 2003 MTV airs a holiday season special from the home of Ozzy Osbourne with "The Osbourne Family Christmas Special."