In 1930 Ted Lewis & his Orchestra record "On the Sunny Side of the Street."
In 1945 Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie record together for the first time.
In 1958 Chuck Berry records "Johnny B. Goode."
In 1959 Cash Box magazine begins using a red "bullet" on its record charts to indicate the strongest upward movement.
In 1963 Paul McCartney & John Lennon compose "From Me To You" in the car on their way from York to Shrewsbury, during the Helen Shapiro tour.
In 1966 Liverpool's Cavern Club, an early Beatles stomping ground, closes when its owners go bankrupt.
In 1968 Frankie Lymon ("Why Do Fools Fall In Love") dies of a heroin overdose at age 25.
In 1970 "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)" by John Lennon, "Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum and "Celebrate" by Three Dog Night all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel begins a 6-week run at #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident.
In 1975 Queen cancels six U.S. tour dates because of Freddie Mercury's swollen throat.
In 1976 Paul Simon wins the Best Album Grammy for "Still Crazy After All These Years." In his acceptance speech, Paul Simon thanks Stevie Wonder for not releasing an album that year. The Captain and Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together" is named Best Record. Natalie Cole is Best New Artist.
In 1976 "Theme From S.W.A.T." by Rhythm Heritage is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 During a performance, an audience member attacks Ray Charles onstage.
In 1977 Linda Ronstadt appears on the cover of Time magazine.
In 1981 Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of the Tourists leave the group to form the Eurythmics.
In 1981 "I Can't Stand It" by Eric Clapton enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1981 "I Love A Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbitt hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1984 Michael Jackson takes home a record eight Grammy Awards, losing only Best Song to Police's "Every Breath You Take." Culture Club is named Best New Artist.
In 1986 George Michael announces the breakup of Wham!
In 1987 Eddie Van Halen appears in a sketch with wife Valerie Bertinelli on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1993 En Vouge makes their TV acting debut when they play themselves on "In Living Color."
In 1994 Daily Variety reports that the Eagles were reuniting for a tour and possibly an album.
In 1996 Alanis Morissette wins four Grammys including Best Album for"Jagged Little Pill," Seal wins Best Record and Song for "Kiss From A Rose" and Hootie and the Blowfish are named Best New Artist.
In 1997 Jewel's single "You Were Meant For Me" and Cyndi Lauper's album "12 Deadly Sins" are both certified gold.
In 1998 "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion is #1 on the U.S. top 40chart.
In 2000 Bruce Springsteen kicks off another leg of his reunion tour withThe E Street Band in State College, PA.
In 2000 Steely Dan's album "Two Against Nature" is released.
In 2000 "What A Girl Wants" by Christina Aguilera is certified gold.
In 2001 R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Awards in Los Angeles.
In 2003 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concert airs on CBS-TV.
In 2008 Dave Clark Five lead singer Mike Smith dies of pneumonia. He was 64.