In 1954 Elvis Presley makes his first and only appearance at the Grand Ole Opry singing "Blue Moon of Kentucky."
In 1961 "Runaround Sue" by Dion enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 Beatles manager Brian Epstein turns down 3 1/2 million pounds from a group of U.S. businessmen to buy out his management contract.
In 1965 The Beatles' animated series begins a 4-year run on ABC-TV.
In 1965 "Yesterday" by the Beatles and "A Taste Of Honey" by Herb Alpert both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "Eve Of Destruction" by Barry McGuire is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 The Beatles record "Fool On The Hill" at the Abbey Road studios in London.
In 1967 "The Letter" by the Box Tops is certified gold.
In 1969 John Lennon records "Cold Turkey" with a back-up band that includes Eric Clapton, Klaus Voorman, Yoko Ono and Ringo Starr.
In 1970 Ringo Starr's album "Beaucoups of Blues" is released.
In 1971 "Peace Train" by Cat Stevens enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 The Rolling Stones' album "Goats Head Soup," containing the single "Angie," is certified gold.
In 1975 The Eagles appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1976 Wings plays a benefit concert raising $50,000 for the restoration of water-damaged art treasures in Venice's St. Marks Square.
In 1976 Boston's debut LP enters the U.S. albums chart and remains there for 132 weeks. It would become the fastest-selling debut album in U.S. history.
In 1979 The musical "Evita" opens on Broadway.
In 1979 The Eagles' album "The Long Run" is released.
In 1979 "Rise" by Herb Alpert is certified gold.
In 1980 Led Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham, 32, dies of alcohol poisoning. The group decided he could not be replaced and disbanded.
In 1981 The Rolling Stones launch a 25-city American tour at Philadelphia's John F. Kennedy Stadium.
In 1982 Aerosmith's album "Rock in a Hard Place" is released -- their first new material since lead guitarist Joe Perry departed in 1979.
In 1982 Don Henley's solo debut album "I Can't Stand Still" and the Who's album "It's Hard" both enter the U.S. albums chart.
In 1989 Billy Joel files a $90 million lawsuit against former manager Frank Weber charging breach of contract and misappropriation of funds.
In 1990 Dave Grohl, former drummer from Scream, joins Nirvana.
In 1990 A street was named Little Richard Boulevard in his home town of Macon, Georgia.
In 1990 Grateful Dead's album "Without A Net" is released.
In 1993 Madonna kicks off her "Girlie Show" world tour in London.
In 1993 John Mellencamp's "Human Wheels" debuts on the U.S. albums chart.
In 1995 Hole's Courtney Love pleads guilty to punching Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hannah and is sentenced to an anger management course.
In 1997 Paul McCartney calls for the legalization of marijuana, saying throwing pot smokers in jail only turns them into real criminals.
In 1997 The FBI releases previously censored files on former Beatle John Lennon, who was under surveillance in the early 1970's because of fears he would incite anti-war violence.
In 1997 Garth Brooks is named the CMA Entertainer of the Year for the third time.
In 1998 Johnny Cash, 66, suffers a recurrence of pneumonia, less than a year after nearly dying from the ailment.
In 1998 R. Kelly & Celine Dion's single "I'm Your Angel" is released.
In 2000 A collection of letters, cards and drawings written in 1965 by Janis Joplin to her then-fiance Peter DeBlanc goes up for auction on eBay.
In 2001 For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable singles for Grammy consideration.
In 2001 Rapper Erick Sermon is seriously injured when, according to police, he takes a plunge out a third-story window.
In 2001 The Verve Pipe plays a benefit concert for the American Red Cross in Chicago, IL.
In 2012 Andy Williams ("Moon River") dies of cancer at age 84.