In 1955 "Autumn Leaves" by Roger Williams hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1957 Ricky Nelson meets Elvis Presley after Ricky's Los Angeles concert.
In 1963 The Hollies begin recording their first album.
In 1965 The Rolling Stones fly to Montreal to begin their fourth Canadian/American tour.
In 1966 Beale Street in Memphis, TN, is declared a national landmark and "Home of the Blues."
In 1966 "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by the Supremes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 "96 Tears" by ? & The Mysterians is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 The rock musical "Hair" opens off Broadway.
In 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival's album "Willy & The Poor Boys" is released.
In 1970 Neil Diamond receives a gold record for the single "Cracklin' Rose."
In 1971 Allman Brothers guitarist, Duane Allman, 24, dies in a motorcycle accident near Macon, Georgia.
In 1973 The albums "Meddle" by Pink Floyd and "Quadrophenia" by The Who are both certified gold.
In 1975 Joan Baez joins Bob Dylan's "Rolling Thunder Revue."
In 1976 Elvis Presley cut his last hit record, "Way Down," in his studio at the Graceland Mansion.
In 1976 KC & the Sunshine Band host NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Gladys Knight and the Bay City Rollers.
In 1976 The Doobie Brothers' album "Best Of The Doobies" is released.
In 1976 Boz Skaggs' single "Lowdown" and Elton John's album "Blue Moves" are both certified gold.
In 1977 "You're In My Heart" by Rod Stewart enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 Meat Loaf's album "Bat Out Of Hell" is released.
In 1982 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson's single "The Girl Is Mine" is released.
In 1982 "Jack & Diane" by John Cougar Mellencamp is certified gold.
In 1983 "Say It Isn't So" by Hall & Oates and "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" by Elton John both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1983 "Islands In The Stream" by Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1983 Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of The Moon" LP becomes the longest charted album in the history of the Billboard Hot 200 when its total reached 491 weeks.
In 1985 Lionel Richie's single "Say You, Say Me" is released.
In 1986 Paul Simon's album "Graceland" is certified gold.
In 1987 Jazz great Woody Herman dies in Los Angeles at age 74.
In 1988 "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1990 "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice is certified gold and platinum.
In 1990 The Byrds, Ike & Tina Turner, John Lee Hooker, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Reed, the Impressions and Wilson Pickett are inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1993 The album "Honky Tonk Angels" by Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn is released.
In 1996 Madonna's single "You Must Love Me" is released.
In 1996 "The Beatles Anthology III" goes on sale.
In 1998 Three ex-members of the San Francisco punk band the Dead Kennedys sue former lead singer Jello Biafra, aka Eric Reed Boucher, claiming he diverted money owed to the band for his own use.
In 1998 Brian Setzer sues former bandmate Ken Kinnally for licensing 1978-79 studio tracks and live recordings to Collectibles Records without his permission, entitled "Brian Setzer & the Bloodless Pharaohs."
In 1999 David Lee Roth sues Edmund Anderson, whose web site sold Roth collectibles, charging breach of contract.
In 2000 The Spice Girls score their ninth UK #1 single with "Holler" b/w "Let Love Lead The Way."
In 2001 Saxophonist Henry Berthold "Spike" Robinson dies at age of 71.