In 1931 Cab Calloway records the first million-selling jazz record, "Minnie The Moocher."
In 1937 Benny Goodman opens at the Paramount Theater in New York.
In 1940 Artie Shaw and his orchestra record "Frenesi."
In 1956 "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley and "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1958 "Breathless" by Jerry Lee Lewis enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1961 The first Supremes single, "I Want A Guy," is released.
In 1962 "Johnny Angel" by Shelley Fabares and "Young World" by Ricky Nelson both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Neil Young form Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles.
In 1966 The Rolling Stones record tracks for their new album, "Aftermath," at RCA's Hollywood Studios in Los Angeles.
In 1966 Sonny & Cher appear on TV's "Where The Action Is."
In 1966 "Lightnin' Strikes" by Lou Christie is certified gold.
In 1967 The Animals refuse to go onstage in Ottawa, IL, until they're paid. Over 3000 fans riot, causing $5000 in damages.
In 1967 The Jeff Beck Group, featuring vocalist Rod Stewart and bassist Ron Wood, make their debut in London.
In 1972 Harry Nilsson's album "Nilsson Schmilsson" is certified gold. It contained "Without You," "Jump Into The Fire" and "Coconut."
In 1972 Roberta Flack's "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" wins the Best Record Grammy. "The Concert For Bangladesh" wins Best Album and America is named Best New Artist.
In 1973 "The Twelfth Of Never" by Donny Osmond, "The Cisco Kid" by War, "Stuck In The Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel and "Hocus Pocus" by Focus all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 Led Zeppelin's album "Physical Graffiti" is released.
In 1978 Van Halen opens its first tour at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago.
In 1982 The re-formed Mamas and the Papas, with original members John Phillips and Denny Doherty joined by Phillips' daughter MacKenzie and Spanky McFarlane, play the first show of their reunion tour.
In 1983 A Cleveland Hell's Angel tells a U.S. Senate Judiciary panel the California branch has had death contract on Mick Jagger since 1969.
In 1984 "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" by Julio Iglesias enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1984 "Woke Up in Love" by Exile is the group's first #1 Country single.
In 1989 Madonna's single "Like A Prayer" is released.
In 1990 "Escapade" by Janet Jackson hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1993 Van Halen plays the Whiskey-A-Go-Go nightclub in Los Angeles. The band was discovered there 15 years earlier.
In 1994 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee pleads no contest to charges of trying to carry loaded gun aboard a plane at Los Angeles International Airport. He was fined and placed on one-year's probation.
In 1994 Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain lapses into a coma in Italy after taking a combination of valium and champagne.
In 1994 The Beatle fan magazine "Beatlefan" reports that "secret" recording sessions in England by the three surviving Beatles had been going on for almost a month.
In 1995 A stalker is arrested trying to break into Roberta Flack's apartment in New York.
In 1995 R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry undergoes a craniotomy for a brain aneurysm.
In 1995 The Black Crowes kick off the "Amorica or Bust" tour in Minneapolis.
In 1995 Sheryl Crow's album "Tuesday Night Music Club" goes triple platinum.
In 1998 Faith Hill's single "This Kiss" and Madonna's album "Ray Of Light" are both released.
In 1999 Shania Twain is seen hanging on Nancy's wall in the form of a poster in the "Nancy" comic strip.
In 1999 Ginuwine's album by "100% Ginuwine" is released.
In 2000 Macy Gray is named Best International Female Artist and Best International Newcomer at the UK recording industry's annual Brit Awards. TLC was named Best International Group.
In 2000 Vertical Horizion's album "Everything You Want" goes gold while Christina Aguilera's video "Genie Gets Her Wish" is certified gold and platinum.
In 2000 Santana's CD "Supernatural" is certified platinum for the 10th time.
In 2002 Country songwriter Harlan Howard, whose hits included "I Fall to Pieces" and "Busted," dies at age 74.