In 1955 Bill Haley files suit against Essex Records, asking the court to ban the company from issuing previous recordings "of inferior quality."
In 1959 The Kingston Trio appear on the cover of Life magazine.
In 1963 The Beatles play their last gig at Liverpool's Cavern Club.
In 1963 "Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)" by Allan Sherman, "Surfer Girl" by the Beach Boys, "Heat Wave" by Martha & The Vandellas and "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 "So Much In Love" by the Tymes is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 Ray Charles performs at Hamburg's "Star Club," where the Beatles played before their fame.
In 1964 The Country Music Foundation charter is registered in Tennessee.
In 1966 While performing in Los Angeles, the Rolling Stones record "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby."
In 1967 George Harrison and Ravi Shankar hold a press conference promoting Shankar's Hollywood Bowl concert set for the following day.
In 1968 "Hello I Love You" by the Doors hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1969 Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for failure to report for civilian duty in lieu of serving two years in the army.
In 1970 Janis Joplin appears on "The Dick Cavett Show."
In 1971 Paul McCartney announces he'll form Wings with Denny Laine (Moody Blues), Denny Seiwell and wife Linda.
In 1971 "It Don't Come Easy" by Ringo Starr is certified gold.
In 1974 Bruce Springsteen opens for Anne Murray at the Schaefer Festival in New York.
In 1974 "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe" by Barry White and "You Haven't Done Nothin'" by Stevie Wonder both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 "Shout" by Tears For Fears hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1986 Denice Williams marries her producer, Brad Westering.
In 1986 Anita Baker's "Rapture" album is certified gold.
In 1987 Def Leppard's album "Hysteria" is released.
In 1989 Bob Dylan & The Dead's album "Dylan And The Dead" goes gold.
In 1991 Ted Nugent, a bow-and-arrow enthusiast, is confronted by angry animal rights activists at a hunting show in Houston.
In 1992 The Judds' video "Their Final Concert" is certified gold & platinum.
In 1993 Sheryl Crow's album "Tuesday Night Music Club" is released.
In 1996 "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)" by Los Del Rio hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 14 weeks.
In 1997 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in Central Park, NY, for HBO.
In 1997 Diamond Rio hosts a 30th anniversary bash for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
In 1998 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's self-titled album "Big Bad Voodoo Daddy" is certified gold.
In 1999 The B.B. King Blues Festival '99 kicks off in Salt Lake City.
In 1999 Santana's single "Smooth" is released.
In 2002 Bob Dylan plays the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island for the first time in 37 years.