In 1935 Benny Goodman begins a 6-month engagement at Chicago's Congress Hotel.
In 1943 "Paper Doll" by the Mills Brothers is #1 on the charts.
In 1954 Elvis Presley does a commercial for Southern Made Doughnuts on "Louisiana Hayride."
In 1961 "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1964 Tex Ritter is inducted into the CMA Hall of Fame.
In 1965 The Rolling Stones, the Strangeloves and Fontella Bass appear on TV's "Shindig!"
In 1965 Concert promoter Bill Graham produces his first show, featuring Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore (West) Auditorium in San Francisco.
In 1965 "It's My Life" by the Animals enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "Get Off Of My Cloud" by the Rolling Stones hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1967 Newsweek magazine features an article on the Doors.
In 1971 "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves" by Cher hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1972 The Raspberries single "Go All The Way" and Deep Purple's "Machine Head" album are both certified gold.
In 1973 Gram Parsons' manager Phil Kaufman is fined $300 for stealing Parsons' body from the Los Angeles International Airport. After he took the body, Kaufman had it cremated instead of taking it to the funeral. Kaufman claimed it was Parsons' wish to be cremated.
In 1975 The Sex Pistols play their first show at an art school in London. Administrators pull the plug after 10 minutes.
In 1975 Rod Stewart & Britt Eckland appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
In 1976 "Rock'n Me" by Steve Miller is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Paul Simon plays his first UK concert in 5 years at London's Hammersmith Odeon.
In 1982 "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1983 The TV mini-series "Princess Daisy" featuring Ringo Starr and wife Barbara Bach premieres.
In 1984 Marvin Gaye Sr. receives 5 years probation for killing his son, who is judged to have "tragically provoked" the shooting.
In 1986 Bon Jovi's album "Slippery When Wet" is certified double platinum.
In 1988 Ringo Starr enters an alcohol rehabilitation center with wife Barbara Bach.
In 1990 Elton John's album "To Be Continued" is released.
In 1990 "Love Takes Time" by Mariah Carey is certified gold.
In 1991 "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred is released.
In 1992 Reba McEntire escapes injury when her twin-engine jet crash-lands in Nashville.
In 1992 Rage Against The Machine's album "Rage Against The Machine" is released.
In 1993 Eddie Van Halen appears on his wife's (Valerie Bertinelli) sitcom, "Cafe American," as a street musician.
In 1993 "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" by Meat Loaf hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1996 John Michael Montgomery's album "What I Do The Best" goes gold.
In 1997 A Los Angeles judge denied a request by Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and wife Pamela Lee to block an Internet company from offering free viewings of a video showing the couple having sex.
In 1998 Bruce Springsteen's album "Tracks" is released.
In 1998 All Saints' album "All Saints" is certified platinum, while Sarah McLachlan's album "Surfacing" goes quadruple platinum.
In 1999 Former Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. frontman Johnny Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, begins an Internet radio show at eyada.com.
In 1999 Lee Ann Womack marries longtime boyfriend Frank Liddell.
In 2000 Ricochet singer Eddie Kilgallon and wife Terry have a baby daughter, Addison Marie.
In 2002 Usher guest stars a young police officer in an episode of the revival series "The Twilight Zone."
In 2007 Country Music Hall of Fame singer Hank Thompson dies of lung cancer, just days after cancelling his tour. He was 82.