In 1960 George Harrison, 17, is deported from Germany because it was found he was too young to perform there.
In 1965 "Woman," written by Paul McCartney under the pen name Bernard Webb, is recorded by Peter & Gordon at the Abbey Road studios in London.
In 1966 The first Jimi Hendrix single, "Hey Joe," is released in the UK.
In 1967 The American Breed ("Bend Me, Shape Me") make their first TV appearance on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1967 "Green Tamborine" by the Lemon Pipers enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 Creedence Clearwater Revival's debut album is certified gold.
In 1970 "Knock Three Times" by Dawn and Creedence Clearwater Revival's single "Bad Moon Rising" are both certified gold.
In 1971 The 8-minute-plus version of Don McLean's "American Pie" is released.
In 1971 Melanie receives a gold record for the single "Brand New Key."
In 1972 Joan Baez arrives in North Vietnam just in time to witness the Christmas bombing of Hanoi.
In 1972 "Hi Hi Hi" by Paul McCartney enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 "Me And Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1974 Ian Hunter quits Mott The Hoople for a solo career.
In 1975 The Bay City Rollers earn their first U.S. gold record for their first U.S. hit single, "Saturday Night."
In 1976 Jackson Browne appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1977 Lou Rawls hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Rod Stewart, ELO and Thin Lizzy.
In 1977 "How Deep is Your Love" by the Bee Gees is certified gold.
In 1978 "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor and "Shake Your Groove Thing" by Peaches & Herb both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1981 Ray Charles receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1981 Olivia Newton-John's album "Physical" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1983 The Who breakup, but reunite again two years later.
In 1984 ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill is accidentally shot in the stomach when the derringer he carried in his boot went off as his girlfriend helped him remove the boot. He recovered after surgery.
In 1987 For the second time, Madonna files for divorce from Sean Penn. This time she goes through with it.
In 1987 After an extensive letter-writing campaign by the residents of Chillicothe, CA, John Mellencamp responds with a free concert.
In 1988 Flamboyant pop star Sylvester dies of AIDS at age 40.
In 1989 "Dangerous" by Roxette enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 Chubby Checker sues McDonald's Canada for $17 million dollars, accusing the fast-food giant of using a sound-a-like version of "The Twist" in an ad campaign.
In 1991 The albums "No More Tears" by Ozzy Osbourne and "The Monkees Greatest Hits" by The Monkees are both certified platinum.
In 1992 Barbra Streisand signs a 10-year $60 million film and record contract with Sony.
In 1997 Nicolette Larson ("Lotta Love"), 45, dies from a brain ailment.
In 1997 Led Zeppelin's album "BBC Sessions" is certified gold and platinum, while INXS' CD "X" goes double platinum.
In 1998 Mariah Carey's album "Ones" is certified gold, platinum and double platinum.
In 1999 Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren announces plans to join the race for London's mayor.
In 1999 Chicago's album "Chicago XXV (the Christmas Album)" goes gold, as does Leann Rimes' CD "Leann Rimes."
In 2000 Brad Paisley is invited to join the Grand Ole Opry.
In 2000 Concertgoers (mostly young females) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles are shocked when Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, of K-Ci & JoJo, exposed his private parts.
In 2007 Dan Fogelberg dies at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. He was 56.