In 1962 Chubby Checker has four albums in the U.S. top 10, the first time a non middle-of-the-road act had achieved such success.
In 1962 "Hey Baby!" by Bruce Channel enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1962 "Peppermint Twist - Part 1" by Joey Dee & the Starliters hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1962 "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley is certified gold.
In 1963 Neil Sedaka appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1964 The Rolling Stones appear as judges on the British "rate-a-record" TV show "Juke Box Jury."
In 1967 The Beatles sign a 9-year worldwide contract with EMI records.
In 1968 The Bee Gees play their first U.S. show in Anaheim, CA.
In 1968 Otis Redding's single "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" enters the U.S. top 40 chart, a month and a half after he died in a plane crash at Madison, WI.
In 1968 "I Thank You" by Sam & Dave enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 Ringo Starr appears on TV's "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In."
In 1972 The New Seekers receive a gold record for "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing."
In 1972 Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson dies at age 60.
In 1973 "Space Oddity" by David Bowie and "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 A $2 million suit is brought against attorney Michael Lippan by his former client, David Bowie. Bowie charged that Lippman took a 15% agent's fee instead of the customary 10%.
In 1977 Patti Smith is seriously injured when she falls off a stage in Tampa, Florida.
In 1979 The Doobie Brothers are musical guests on "Saturday Night Live."
In 1979 "Stumblin' In" by Suzi Quatro and "Music Box Dancer" by Frank Mills both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1981 Georgia-based Capricorn Records filed for bankruptcy. It was best known as the label for the Allman Brothers Band's music.
In 1983 Records with allegedly hidden messages when played backwards would carry warning labels under a bill introduced in the Arkansas House.
In 1984 The Eurythmics begin an 175-date world tour in Australia.
In 1984 John Lennon's "Milk & Honey" album is released.
In 1986 Aerosmith's album "Aerosmith's Greatest Hits" is certified platinum.
In 1987 Janet Jackson's album "Control" is released.
In 1990 "Tom Petty Day" is declared in Gainesville, Florida, honoring the hometown hero's first show there since 1983.
In 1990 Billy Idol wins a libel suit against the British newspaper News of the World.
In 1991 Whitney Houston sings the "Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV.
In 1993 Garth Brooks performs under the pseudonym Yukon Jack at a Clovis, New Mexico, nightclub.
In 1993 The late Dizzy Gillespie wins the Polar Music Prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
In 1994 Alabama's album "Cheap Seats" is certified gold.
In 1995 Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle perform during half-time at Super Bowl XXIV in Miami.
In 1995 John Mellencamp's albums "American Fool" and "Scarecrow" are both certified quadruple platinum.
In 1997 Alanis Morissette and Toni Braxton win two awards each at the "24th Annual American Music Awards."
In 1998 James Brown is arrested on drug and weapons possession charges.
In 1998 Billy Joel begins a world tour in Portland, Maine.
In 1998 Shania Twain's single "You're Still The One" is released.
In 1999 The Beatles' album "The Beatles" (White Album) is certified platinum for the 17th time.
In 2000 Aimee Mann, Blues Traveler's John Popper, Lisa Loeb and Dwight Yoakam perform live on a webcast edition of VH1's Storytellers.
In 2000 "I Knew I Loved You" by Savage Garden is certified gold, while 98 Degrees' CD "98 Degrees & Rising" goes quadruple platinum.
In 2006 Singer/songwriter Gene McFadden ("Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now") dies after a battle with cancer. He was 56.
In 2014 60's music icon Pete Seeger dies at age 94. He wrote or co-wrote "If I Had a Hammer," "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine."