In 1963 The Beach Boys record "In My Room" and "Catch A Wave."
In 1966 Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker form Cream.
In 1966 "Summer in the City" by the Lovin' Spoonful enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 "Hanky Panky" by Tommy James & The Shondells hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1969 Janis Joplin appears on TV's "The Dick Cavett Show."
In 1971 The Hollies begin recording "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" at the Air Studios in London.
In 1972 Smokey Robinson appears with the Miracles for the last time during a show in Washington, DC.
In 1973 Bob Dylan releases the soundtrack to "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" which contained "Knockin' On Heaven's Door." Dylan also starred in the film with Kris Kristofferson.
In 1973 A David Bowie TV special airs on NBC.
In 1976 After 6 years, Loggins & Messina announce their break-up.
In 1976 Boz Skaggs' album "Silk Degrees" is certified gold.
In 1977 "Da Doo Ron Ron" by Shaun Cassidy is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Donna Summer and Bruce Sudano are married in Los Angeles.
In 1980 "No Nukes," a film documentary of the New York Musicians United For Safe Energy, premieres.
In 1981 Harry Chapin dies of a massive heart attack when his car is struck by a tractor-trailer on New York's Long Island Expressway.
In 1981 Jefferson Starship's album "Modern Time" is certified gold.
In 1986 After 28 years with Columbia Records, the label declines to renew the contract of Johnny Cash.
In 1986 Dolly Parton's theme park "Dollywood" opens in Tennessee.
In 1987 "The Doors Live At The Hollywood Bowl," a video recorded at a Doors concert in 1968, is released.
In 1989 Pebbles marries producer Antonio "L.A." Reid.
In 1991 Miles Davis is awarded the Knight of the Legion of Honor medal by the French Culture Ministry in Paris.
In 1992 The Charlie Watts Quintet walks off the set of "Late Night With David Letterman" over "artistic differences" with his producer.
In 1992 Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" is played when Bill Clinton accepts the Democratic presidential nomination.
In 1993 A judge in Buenos Aires dismisses a complaint against the members of Guns N' Roses for drug possession. A police search of the band's hotel rooms had only turned up only vitamins.
In 1994 Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras perform at a televised concert at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium.
In 1995 Sinead O'Connor drops out of Lollapalooza because she was pregnant.
In 1996 Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries accepts an undisclosed settlement after a London newspaper reported she appeared on stage without panties.
In 1996 Styx drummer John Panozzo dies of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at his home in Chicago at age 47.
In 1996 Tonic's album "Lemon Parade" is released.
In 1996 Def Leppard's album "Slang" is certified gold, while Joan Osborne's CD "Relish" goes triple platinum.
In 1997 The Presidents of the United States of America give a free concert at Seattle's Ballard nightclub to mark its closing.
In 1997 Madonna's album "Like A Prayer" is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1998 Foghat canceled two weeks worth of concert dates so lead singer Dave Peverett could be with his wife, who was having cancer surgery.
In 2012 Jon Lord, former keyboardist for Deep Purple, dies at 71.
In 2014 Johnny Winter, the Texas blues guitarist who added his own unique current of electricity to songs like "Highway 61 Revisited," "Johnny B. Goode" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash" dies. He was 70.