In 1955 Les Paul and Mary Ford are the guests when the Grand Ole Opry is televised for the first time.
In 1955 Buddy Holly's band, Buddy & Bob, opens for Elvis Presley at the "Big D Jamboree" in Lubbock, Texas.
In 1956 Little Richard records "Good Golly Miss Molly" for Specialty Records at the J&M Studios in New Orleans.
In 1958 Jackie Wilson records "Lonely Teardrops."
In 1959 Opera singer Mario Lanza dies at age 38.
In 1960 Loretta Lynn gives her debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1960 The Miracles' "Shop Around" is released. It would become Motown's first gold record the following February.
In 1966 Australia bans "I Can't Help Myself" by the Troggs calling the song terribly obscene.
In 1966 The Monkees record "I'm a Believer" at New York's RCA studios.
In 1966 "Reach Out I'll Be There" by the Four Tops hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1967 Simon & Garfunkel perform on CBS-TV's "Smothers Brothers Show."
In 1968 Led Zeppelin makes their performance debut in Surrey U, England.
In 1968 "The Association's Greatest Hits" album is released.
In 1968 Janis Joplin's album "Cheap Thrills" is certified gold.
In 1969 Gene Autry is elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 1970 Derek & the Dominoes kick off their first U.S. tour.
In 1970 Rolling Stone features a tribute to Jimi Hendrix, who died of a drug overdose the previous September.
In 1971 Rick Nelson is booed for performing new material at an Madison Square Garden Oldies show. The incident inspires him to write "Garden Party."
In 1973 Keith Richards and girlfriend Anita Pallenburg are given suspended sentences and fines after being convicted on drug charges in Nice, France.
In 1973 Elvis Presley is hospitalized in Memphis for two weeks with pneumonia.
In 1973 Chet Akins and Patsy Cline are inducted into the CMA Hall Of Fame.
In 1974 "Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits" album is certified gold.
In 1976 RKO Radio bans Rod Stewart's "Tonight's the Night" for suggestive lyrics.
In 1976 After 19 years, Ike & Tina Turner end their professional relationship.
In 1977 "Slip Slidin' Away" by Paul Simon and "You Make Loving Fun" by Fleetwood Mac both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 and stayed there for 10 weeks.
In 1980 The Cars' album "Panorama" is certified platinum.
In 1982 "The Beatles 20 Greatest Hits" album is released in the U.S.
In 1983 "Say Say Say" by Paul McCartney and "Crumblin' Down" by John Cougar Mellencamp both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 John Denver is among those awarded Ellis Island Medals of Honor in 1986 by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.
In 1986 Bon Jovi's album "Slippery When Wet" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1988 Debbie Gibson sings the National Anthem at the Dodgers-A's World Series game.
In 1988 Tone Loc's single "Wild Thing" is released.
In 1988 "Red Red Wine" by UB40 is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 John Fogerty and wife Julie become parents to Shane Cody.
In 1991 "Emotions" by Mariah Carey is certified gold.
In 1993 Mariah Carey's single "Hero" is released.
In 1995 Paul & Linda McCartney make guest voice appearances on "The Simpsons" on Fox. They counsel Lisa Simpson on vegetarianism.
In 1996 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is charged with attacking a cameraman who was trying to take pictures of Lee and his wife Pamela Anderson Lee outside an Los Angeles club.
In 1996 Paula Cole's album "This Fire" is released.
In 1997 John Denver's remains are cremated in California and his ashes then flown to Aurora, Colorado, for a memorial service.
In 1997 AC/DC's album "Bonfire" is released.
In 1997 Mariah Carey's album "Butterfly" is certified gold, platinum and double platinum.
In 1998 Puff Daddy plays his first-ever UK show at the official opening of the new London venue Sound Republic in Leicester Square.
In 1998 311's album "311" is certified triple platinum, while Bon Jovi's album "Crossroad" goes quadruple platinum.
In 1999 The Temptations' album "Greatest Hits" is certified gold, platinum and double platinum.
In 1999 The albums "Supernatural" by Santana and "My Love Is Your Love" by Whitney Houston both go triple platinum.
In 2000 U2's single "Beautiful Day" is #1 in the UK.
In 2001 Former GNR guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) marries Perla Ferrar in Maui, Hawaii.