In 1956 Elvis Presley makes his first national TV appearance on the "Dorsey Brothers Stage Show" singing "Heartbreak Hotel."
In 1961 TV Guide features an article on Bobby Darin titled "TheAstoundingly Brash Character Of Bobby Darin."
In 1963 The Rolling Stones lay down 5 songs in their first recording session at the IBC Studios in London.
In 1965 The Who, known previously as the High Numbers, make their first appearance on British TV's "Ready Steady Go" show.
In 1967 The Saturday Evening Post features a story about the Monkees entitled "Four Young Guys Go Ape."
In 1967 "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 Vocalist Brian Poole leaves the Tremeloes.
In 1967 "I've Been Lonely Too Long" by the Young Rascals and "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone" by the Supremes both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 Roger Daltry's wife Jacqueline files for divorce.
In 1970 A benefit concert is held at Madison Square Garden for the Vietnam Memorial Committee featuring Jimi Hendrix, the Rascals, Blood Sweat & Tears, Harry Belafonte, Dave Brubeck and the cast of the musical "Hair." The concert protested American involvement in Vietnam.
In 1970 "Venus" by Shocking Blue is certified gold.
In 1972 Alice Cooper's album "Killer" goes gold.
In 1976 Gary Glitter ("Rock & Roll Part II") retires.
In 1978 Ted Nugent obliges an unusual autograph request, scrawling his name in a fan's arm with a bowie knife.
In 1978 The Doobie Brothers make the first of two appearances on TV's "What's Happening."
In 1978 Bonnie Raitt performs on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1978 "Dust In The Wind" by Kansas, "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman and "You Really Got Me" by Van Halen all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 People magazine features the article: "Elvis: How did he die?"
In 1980 "Babe" by Styx is certified gold.
In 1983 WDHA/Dover, NJ, becomes the first commercial U.S. radio station to air a compact disc.
In 1984 "Here Comes The Rain Again" by the Eurythmics, "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins and "Automatic" by the Pointer Sisters all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 Quincy Jones orchestrates the "We Are The World" recording sessions in Hollywood.
In 1989 Ringo Starr's children's TV show, "Shining Time Station," debuts on PBS-TV.
In 1989 "She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals and "Walk The Dinosaur" by Was (Not Was) both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1990 Aaron Neville sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXIV in New Orleans.
In 1991 Gloria Estefan's performance at the "American Music Awards" is her first since injuring her back 8 months earlier.
In 1995 "Creep" by TLC hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed therefor 4 weeks.
In 1996 Vanessa Williams sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXX while Diana Ross performs during halftime.
In 1996 Chris Isaak makes a guest appearance on the sitcom "Friends."
In 1997 Pat Boone releases an album comprised of heavy metal classics.
In 1997 "I Believe I Can Fly" single by R. Kelly is certified gold and platinum.
In 1998 Tracey Lawrence is convicted of battery stemming from a quarrel the previous September with wife Stacie. He was sentenced to pay $500to a Las Vegas shelter for battered women.
In 1998 Megadeth's Dave Mustaine becomes a father for the second time when his wife, Pam, gives birth to a daughter in Phoenix.
In 1998 Usher's album "My Way" goes double platinum.
In 1999 Pat Boone forms the Gold Records, a record label that would only sign artists 45 years and older. First to sign was 2-time Grammy winner Jack Jones.
In 2000 Mary J. Blige's album "What's The 411?" is certified gold, platinum and triple platinum.
In 2002 Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) launches a solo career when he releases "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album" in England.
In 2003 Former Traffic drummer and Hall of Fame inductee Jim Capaldi, 60, dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer.