In 1956 "Don't Be Cruel" b/w "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 11 weeks.
In 1958 "Volare" by Domenico Modugno hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1960 The Beatles give their first public performance at Kaiserkeller in Hamburg, Germany.
In 1960 Bobby Darin records "Lazy River" and "Artificial Flowers."
In 1962 "If I Had a Hammer" by Peter, Paul & Mary enters on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1962 The Beatles introduce their new drummer Ringo Starr at Liverpool's Cavern Club.
In 1965 At a Honolulu party during the filming of the movie "Paradise Hawaiian Style," Elvis Presley meets Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits. Noone interviews Presley for a local radio station.
In 1966 Mike D'Abo joins Manfred Mann as its new lead singer replacing Paul Jones, who left the group for a solo career.
In 1969 Mick Jagger is accidentally shot while filming the movie "Ned Kelly" in Australia.
In 1969 Neil Diamond's single "Sweet Caroline" and The Who's album "Tommy" are both certified gold.
In 1972 Paul & Linda McCartney are fined 800 pounds in Sweden for cannabis possession.
In 1973 Billy Preston performs "Will It Go Round In Circles" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1973 "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder and "China Grove" by the Doobie Brothers both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 "Touch Me In The Morning" by Diana Ross is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 Patrick Moraz replaces Rick Wakeman in Yes.
In 1975 Elton John appears on the cover of People magazine.
In 1977 75,000 attend funeral services for Elvis at Graceland in Memphis. Inside are 150 mourners, outside are 75,000. Presley was entombed in a white marble mausoleum at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis near the grave of his mother, Gladys.
In 1978 The Who's album "Who Are You" is released.
In 1979 Nick Lowe marries Carlene Carter, Johnny's Cash's step-daughter.
In 1979 "Good Times" by Chic is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1981 The Moody Blues' album "Long Distance Voyager" is certified platinum.
In 1984 "I Just Called To Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1984 Duran Duran keyboard playyer Nick Rhodes marries Julie Ann Friedman.
In 1986 Bon Jovi's album "Slippery When Wet" is released.
In 1987 Fleetwood Mac announces Rick Vito and Billy Burnette will replace Lindsey Buckingham who had gone solo.
In 1989 The B-52's single "Love Shack" is released.
In 1991 Billy Preston is arrested in Los Angeles after a 16-year-old boy reports being sexually attacked.
In 1992 Nirvana's lead singer Kurt Cobain and Hole's Courtney Love have a daughter, Frances Bean.
In 1994 One of Jimi Hendrix's guitars sells for 150,000 pounds.
In 1994 The Gin Blossoms album "New Miserable Experience" is certified double platinum.
In 1997 Joe Diffie holds a "virtual autograph session" on America Online.
In 1998 The Temptations release their 56th album entitled, "The Temptations: Phoenix Rising."
In 1999 Spin Doctors' lead singer Chris Barron says he had been diagnosed with a rare paralysis of his vocal chords, and might not ever regain the full use of his voice.
In 1999 Santana's album "Supernatural" is certified platinum.
In 2004 Music/film composer Elmer Bernstein dies at age 82.
In 2008 Pervis Jackson, the deep, rolling bass voice of the Spinners, dies of brain and liver cancer. He was 70.