In 1936 Roy Acuff begins his first recording sessions.
In 1958 Bill Haley plays the first German Rock concert in West Berlin.
In 1961 Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records.
In 1963 Bob Dylan plays a sell-out concert at New York's Carnegie Hall.
In 1965 After reportedly smoking pot in the Buckingham Palace bathroom, the Beatles line up to receive the prestigious MBE (Member of British Empire) award.
In 1966 Liberace plays the dual roles of good and evil pianists on TV's "Batman."
In 1968 Janis Joplin with Big Brother & the Holding Company perform on TV's "Hollywood Palace."
In 1968 The Beatles appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1968 "Who's Making Love" by Johnnie Taylor and "Stormy" by the Classic IV both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter get married.
In 1971 "Tired Of Being Alone" by Al Green is certified gold.
In 1972 Jeff Beck appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1972 "Clair" by Gilbert O'Sullivan enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 John Lennon's single "Mind Games" is released.
In 1974 Billy Joel's album "Streetlife Serenade" is released.
In 1974 "Then Came You" by Dionne Warwick and the Spinners is #1 on U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 Boston's self-titled debut album and Chicago's single "If You Leave Me Now" are both certified gold.
In 1978 The Police begin their first U.S. tour at Boston's Rat Club.
In 1978 "MacArthur Park" by Donna Summer and "You Needed Me" by Ann Murray are both certified gold.
In 1979 "Rod Stewart's Greatest Hits Volume I & II" is released.
In 1981 David Bowie hooks up with Queen in Montreux, Switzerland, to record "Under Pressure."
In 1984 Pink Floyd's album "The Wall" is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1985 "Saving All My Love For You" by Whitney Houston is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 Waylon Jennings is hospitalized in California when blood clots are discovered in arteries near his heart.
In 1989 Janet Jackson's "Control" album is certified multi-platinum (5).
In 1992 Gloria Estefan's "Greatest Hits" album is released.
In 1992 Sales of Pearl Jam's "Vs." album sets a first-week record with 950,000 copies.
In 1992 John Fogerty and wife Julie become parents to son Tyler.
In 1993 Catholic churches in San Juan, Puerto Rico, open their doors for the night, urging residents to tie black ribbons on trees in protest of Madonna's first concert there.
In 1996 "Unbreak My Heart" by Toni Braxton enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1998 President Clinton announces that Fats Domino, folk singer Ramblin' Jack Elliot, and opera singer Roberta Peters were among the 1998 National Medal of Arts winners.
In 1998 John Michael Montgomery raises over $14,000 for the Jessamine Humane Society at his Putt for Paws golf tournament and concert.
In 1998 "Because Of You" by 98 Degrees is certified gold.
In 1999 Leann Rimes self-titled album "Leann Rimes" is released.
In 2000 Capitol Records honors Garth Brooks with a lavish party, marking his status as the only artist to sell more than 100 million albums in a decade.
In 2001 Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show in Ventura, California.
In 2002 Jessica Simpson and 98 Degrees' member Nick Lachey get married.