In 1962 Bobby "Boris" Pickett performs "Monster Mash" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1963 The Beatles begin the band's first-ever tour outside Britain, a
In 1966 The Lovin' Spoonful appear on TV's "Hollywood Palace."
In 1966 "Cherish" by the Association hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for three weeks.
In 1967 The Mama & Papas sing "California Dreamin'" on the CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1968 "Turn Around, Look At Me" by the Vogues is certified gold.
In 1971 The Jackson Five appear on the cover of Life magazine.
In 1973 Loretta Lynn's single "Coal Miner's Daughter" is released.
In 1977 Only a month after his death, thousands gather at the first "Elvis" convention in Cincinnati.
In 1977 "Come Sail Away" by Styx, "How Deep Is Your Love" by the Bee Gees, and "Baby What A Big Surprise" by Chicago all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1983 "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel and "Love Is A Battlefield" by Pat Benatar both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1983 "Tell Her About It" by Billy Joel is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1984 The Hard Rock Cafe opens in San Francisco.
In 1984 Paul McCartney's single "No More Lonely Nights" is released.
In 1985 "Brothers In Arms" album by Dire Straits is certified double platinum.
In 1988 James Brown is arrested in Georgia after leading police on an hour-long 2-state car chase.
In 1988 The Grateful Dead end an 9-night stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden with a benefit concert for Greenpeace.
In 1988 "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. It was the first Acapella record to do so.
In 1991 Nirvana's album "Nevermind" is released.
In 1993 Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler reaches a $2.5 million settlement with his former bandmates, who threw him out of the band because he couldn't kick his heroin habit.
In 1994 Eric Clapton performs on the season premiere of NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1994 "Turn The Beat Around" by Gloria Estefan enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1996 Elton John's album "Love Songs" and Sheryl Crow's CD "Sheryl Crow" are both released.
In 1997 Garth Brooks is named Best Entertainer by Country Music Association.
In 1997 Matchbox Twenty's album "Yourself Or Someone Like You" is certified double platinum, while Jewel's album "Pieces Of You" goes platinum for the sixth time.
In 1997 "Honey" by Mariah Carey is certified gold and platinum.
In 1999 Britney Spears appears as herself on TV's "Sabrina the Teenage Witch."
In 1999 Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
In 1999 Lee Ann Womack's album "Lee Ann Womack" is certified platinum, while Smash Mouth album "Astro Lounge" goes double platinum.
In 2002 Jennifer Love Hewitt's album "Bare Naked" is released.
In 2002 Singer/songwriter Tim Rose, who sang with Cass Elliott in the folk trio Big Three, dies of intestinal cancer. He was 62.