In 1957 Pat Boone appears on the cover of TV Guide.
In 1959 "Sleep Walk" by Santo & Johnny hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1961 Bob Dylan records his first album for Columbia Records.
In 1963 "Sugar Shack" by the Fireballs enters on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1966 While on a plane to his first European tour, Jimmy Hendrix changes the spelling of his first name to Jimi.
In 1968 "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 "Harper Valley PTA" by Jeannie C. Riley is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" by Paul & Linda McCartney and "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers are both certified gold.
In 1971 John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on TV's "Dick Cavett Show."
In 1972 The Fifth Dimension appear on TV's "Flip Wilson Show."
In 1973 Wilson Pickett hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Canned Heat, the Chi-Lites, B.W. Stevenson and Spooky Tooth.
In 1974 "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive and "Everlasting Love" by Carl Carlton both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe" by Barry White is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joins the Doobie Brothers soon after leaving Steely Dan.
In 1974 Mott the Hoople lead guitarist Ariel Bender leaves the group.
In 1979 The Charlie Daniels Band, Robert John, Journey and George Benson appear on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1980 Shortly after signing Donna Summer, Elton John is the second artist to sign with newly formed Geffen Records. John Lennon signs the next day.
In 1982 Dolly Parton's "Greatest Hits" album is released.
In 1982 REO Speedwagon's "Good Trouble" album is certified gold, while Survivor's album "Eye Of The Tiger" goes platinum.
In 1984 James Brown marries Modell Rodriguez in South Carolina.
In 1985 "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1989 Citing "irreconcilable differences," the Bangles break up.
In 1989 Tracy Chapman's album "Crossroads" is released.
In 1990 Bell Biv Devoe's album "Poison" is certified double platinum.
In 1991 "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" by Boyz II Men enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 "I Adore Mi Amor" by Color Me Badd hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1994 Prosecutors from Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties announce molestation charges will not be filed against Michael Jackson.
In 1995 Alanis Morissette's album "Jagged Little Pill" goes double platinum.
In 1996 23-year-old Hank Williams III, son of Hank Williams Jr. and grandson of Country music legend Hank Williams, makes his Grand Opry debut.
In 1998 Kiss and Fox Television host a listening party at Mann's Chinese Theater in L.A. to promote the band's 31st album "Psycho Circus."
In 1998 Monica's album "The Boy Is Mine" is certified platinum.
In 1999 David Bowie's new album is released on the Internet. It didn't hit record stores shelves until the following October.
In 1999 Mariah Carey's single "Heartbreaker" is released.
In 2001 Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Neil Young, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey perform at a telethon to raise money for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
In 2004 Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is taken off a London-to-Washington United Airlines flight because his name had shown up on a government "no-fly" list.