In 1956 Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville.
In 1958 "Get A Job" by the Silhouettes, "Magic Moments" by Perry Como and "Witchcraft" by Frank Sinatra all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 The Beatles' first U.S. album, "Meet The Beatles," is released.
In 1965 The Byrds begin recording "Mr. Tambourine Man."
In 1965 The Rolling Stones and the Kinks make their first appearances on TV's "Shindig."
In 1965 Alan Freed, who coined the phrase "Rock & Roll," dies at age 43.
In 1967 The U.S. hit TV show "The Monkees" premieres on British TV.
In 1967 The Rolling Stones' album "Between The Buttons" is released.
In 1968 Bob Dylan performs for the first time, after a near-fatal motorcycle accident two years earlier, at a benefit for Woody Guthrie.
In 1968 Donovan, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1968 "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)" by John Fred & His Playboy Band hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1970 John Lennon & Yoko Ono cut their hair in Denmark.
In 1971 Diana Ross marries Robert Silberstein.
In 1971 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan.
In 1972 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead appears on the cover of Rolling Stone's 100th issue.
In 1973 Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time.
In 1973 "Love Train" by O'Jays and "Little Willie" by Sweet both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 Stevie Wonder makes his first public appearance after nearly being killed in a auto accident 5 months earlier.
In 1976 Bachman Turner Overdrive begins the first date of a 29-date concert tour in Indianapolis.
In 1977 The Marshall Tucker Band and Charlie Daniels both perform at President Jimmy Carter's inaugural ball in Washington, DC.
In 1979 "What A Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers enters the U.S. top40 chart.
In 1982 Ozzy Osbourne is hospitalized and treated for rabies after he bites the head off of a dead bat thrown on stage in Des Moines, Iowa.
In 1982 The Cars' album "Shake It Up" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1983 Def Leppard's album "Pyromania" is released.
In 1986 Rick Nelson appears on the cover of People magazine.
In 1988 The Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Drifters, Bob Dylan, Berry Gordy Jr., Woody Guthrie, Les Paul and the Supremes are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
In 1990 The original members of the Byrds reunite for a Roy Orbison tribute concert.
In 1990 "Escapade" by Janet Jackson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1990 "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" by Michael Bolton hits #1on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1995 George Harrison sues his former business manager for $25 million.
In 1995 Immature's album "Playtime Is Over" is certified gold, while Green Day's CD "Dookie" goes platinum for the fifth time.
In 1998 A multimedia exhibit featuring over 250 covers from Rolling Stone and artifacts from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame begins a free tour of U.S. colleges at New York University in New York.
In 1998 Janes Addiction's album "Nothing's Shocking" goes platinum.
In 1998 The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts the Mamas & Papas and Eagles.
In 1999 Jimi Hendrix's album "Live At The BBC Sessions" is certified gold.