In 1889 The Columbia Phonograph Company is founded in Washington, DC.
In 1959 Alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York apartment, Buddy Holly makes his last recordings including "Peggy Sue Got Married." The recordings were overdubbed posthumously and released by Coral Records.
In 1960 Sam Cooke signs with RCA Records.
In 1962 Gene Chandler makes his TV debut on ABC's "American Bandstand."
In 1963 The Drifters record "On Broadway."
In 1966 "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 Through the magic of videotape, the Supremes appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and the "Andy Williams Show" on the same night.
In 1967 The Monkees perform at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.
In 1969 "Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell is certified gold.
In 1971 John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Power To The People."
In 1971 The Joe Cocker film "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" debuts at London's Festival Palace with performances by Cocker, Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge and others.
In 1972 In an interview with the British magazine Melody Music Maker, David Bowie admitted he was bisexual.
In 1974 Carly Simon's album "Hotcakes," which contained the single duet with husband James Taylor on "Mockingbird," is certified gold.
In 1972 "Down By The Lazy River" by the Osmonds enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 "Rich Girl" by Hall & Oates enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979 Neil Diamond appears on the cover of People magazine.
In 1981 A nude picture of John Lennon appears in his obituary issue of Rolling Stone.
In 1983 "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1984 Barry Manilow sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl XVIII.
In 1989 Gene Simmons and former Playboy model Shannon Tweed have a son.
In 1990 While Paula Abdul picks up her American Music Awards, thieves rob her apartment of $3000 in cash and jewelry.
In 1992 9 years after it was released, Stevie Ray Vaughn's first album "Texas Flood" is certified platinum.
In 1992 Nirvana's single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is certified gold.
In 1993 Harry Connick Jr.'s album "25" goes gold.
In 1994 Crosby, Stills & Nash and Bonnie Raitt perform a concert at the pro-choice Voters for Choice rally in Washington, DC.
In 1994 "All For Love" by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1996 Disney announced a 2-year, first-look deal with Whitney Houston's Houston Productions film company.
In 1997 Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's former manager, dies at age 88.
In 1999 Hal B. Cook, a former label executive and publisher of Billboard magazine, dies of a heart attack at age 80.
In 1999 The albums "Human Being" by Seal, "Up" by R.E.M., and "Bathhouse Betty" by Bette Midler are all certified gold.
In 2002 Nine Inch Nails makes its first in-store signing appearance at the New York Virgin Megastore in Times Square.
In 2006 Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie marries Michael Lockwood.