In 1954 Muddy Waters records "Hoochie Coochie Man."
In 1955 Marian Anderson makes her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, playing Ulrica in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."
In 1956 "Memories Are Made Of This" by Dean Martin hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1963 Gary U.S. Bonds sues Chubby Checker for plagiarism, claiming that Chubby's "Dancing Party" sounds too much like "Quarter to Three," the 1961 hit by Bonds. The suit is settled out of court.
In 1963 Bobby Vee records "Charms" at the United Recording Studios in Hollywood.
In 1967 The Royal Guardsmen's album "Snoopy vs The Red Baron" is released.
In 1969 Look magazine publishes an article on Jimi Hendrix called "Jimi Hendrix Socks It to the White House" featuring a picture of of him lounging beside a swimming pool surrounded by bikini-clad women.
In 1970 Neighboring farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in property damage caused by the Woodstock festival.
In 1972 "Baby I'm A Want You" by Bread is certified gold.
In 1976 Record executive Robert Moss is sentenced to 120 days in jail for involuntary manslaughter of Average White Band drummer Robbie McIntosh, who overdosed at a party given by Moss.
In 1978 "Lay Down Sally" by Eric Clapton enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Led Zeppelin's album "In Through The Out Door" is certified platinum.
In 1981 The Eagles' album "Live" goes gold and platinum.
In 1982 "Arthur's Theme (The Best You Can Do)" by Christopher Cross is certified gold.
In 1984 "Wrapped Around Your Finger" by Police enters the U.S. top 40chart.
In 1985 John Fogerty's comeback album "Centerfield" is released.
In 1989 "Dreamin'" by Vanessa Williams enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 The Rolling Stones gather at London's Hit Factory Studio to record 2 bonus tracks for upcoming live album: "Highwire" and "Sex Drive."
In 1992 Debbie Gibson makes her Broadway debut in "Les Miserables."
In 1992 Eric Clapton's single "Tears In Heaven" is released.
In 1993 Eric Clapton leads the list of nominees for the 35th Annual Grammy Awards with nine. (He won six awards.)
In 1994 Rick James is sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted in the 1992 beating of a woman at a Hollywood hotel.
In 1994 Nirvana plays their last U.S. show at the Seattle Arena.
In 1995 The Rolling Stones' video "At The Max" is released.
In 1997 Babyface receives 12 Grammy nominations, tying with Michael Jackson for the most nominations in a single year.
In 1997 The albums "All World" by L.L. Cool J and "Star Bright" by Vanessa Williams are both certified gold.
In 1998 Mase's single "Feels So Good" is certified platinum, whileNotorious B.I.G.'s CD "Life After Death" goes platinum for the 7th time.
In 1998 Legendary Nashville producer Owen Bradley dies at age 82.
In 2000 B*witched's album "Awake And Breathe" is certified gold.