In 1944 Louis Armstrong, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton perform the first jazz concert at the New York City Metropolitan Opera House.
In 1956 "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets becomes the first rock album to appear on Billboard's albums chart.
In 1964 The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" becomes Capitol's fastest breaking single ever, charting in just ten days after release.
In 1965 Bobby Darin and Barbra Streisand perform at President Lyndon Johnson's inauguration party.
In 1969 Pete Best is awarded a settlement when he wins a defamation suit against the Beatles.
In 1973 Pink Floyd begins recording the album "Dark Side of The Moon."
In 1973 Elton John's album "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player" is released.
In 1973 he Rolling Stones hold a benefit concert at the Los Angeles Forum for refugees of a Nicaraguan earthquake, raising $200,000.
In 1974 Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke of Free, Mick Ralphs of Mott the Hoople and Boz Burrell of King Crimson form Bad Company.
In 1975 "Lovin' You" by Minnie Ripperton enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 "Mandy" by Barry Manilow is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 Neil Sedaka receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1978 Billy Joel's album "The Stranger" is certified platinum.
In 1980 The Pretenders' album "The Pretenders" is released.
In 1981 Wendy O. Williams (Plasmatics) is arrested in Milwaukee for simulating a sexual act on-stage with a sledgehammer.
In 1984 Elton John's album "Too Low For Zero" is certified gold.
In 1985 Jerry Garcia is arrested in Golden Gate Park while freebasing cocaine in his car; he is ordered into a rehab program and agreesto play a benefit show for the Haight-Ashbury Free Food Program.
In 1986 "Nikita" by Elton John and "What You Need" by INXS both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1987 Steve Winwood marries Eugenia Crafton.
In 1989 The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, the Temptations, Dion and Phil Spector are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1989 Van Halen's album "5150" goes quadruple platinum.
In 1990 Bette Midler's album "The Divine Miss M" is certified platinum.
In 1991 Three teens are killed in a rush for festival seating at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City.
In 1991 Damn Yankees' single "High Enough" is certified gold.
In 1992 "Beauty & The Beast" by Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1994 John Michael Montgomery's single "I Swear" is released.
In 1995 Jerry Garcia crashes his car into a guardrail near Mill Valley, CA. The car was totaled, but he was not injured.
In 1996 Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson after 20 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
In 2000 The office of British Prime Minister Tony Blair denies reports that Blair had Mick Jagger's name taken off a list of royal subjects to be knighted because of his legendary sex life didn't fit in with Blair's "family values" position.
In 2003 The Rolling Stones air their concert live on HBO.