In 1942 Glenn Miller's "Chattanooga Choo Choo" becomes the first record to be certified gold.
In 1945 "Rum & Coca Cola" by the Andrews Sisters is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1956 Little Richard records "Long Tall Sally."
In 1958 "Don't" b/w "I Beg Of You" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1965 Chad & Jeremy appear on TV's "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
In 1967 The Beatles welcome camera crews into Abbey Road studios to film a promotional clip for "A Day In The Life."
In 1968 The Beatles sever business ties with Brian Epstein/NEMS to form Apple Corps.
In 1968 Jim Morrison appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1968 "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition)" by Kenny Rogers & the First Edition enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 "Love Is Blue" by Paul Mauriat hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1968 "Dance To The Music" by Sly & the Family Stone enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 Ringo Starr is profiled in Look magazine.
In 1971 London's Royal Albert Hall cancels a scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, citing obscene lyrics.
In 1971 Carole King's "Tapestry" album, containing the single "It's Too Late," is released.
In 1973 "Break Up To Make Up" by the Stylistics and "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" by Vicki Lawrence both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 Led Zeppelin is profiled in People magazine.
In 1975 Record producer Phil Specter is seriously burned in an car accident.
In 1977 Peter Frampton appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1978 Van Halen's self-titled debut album, "Van Halen," is released.
In 1979 Eddie Rabbitt tops the U.S. Country charts with "Every Which WayBut Loose."
In 1979 "Sultans Of Swing" by Dire Straits, "Tragedy" by the Bee Gees,"He's "The Greatest Dancer" by Sister Sledge and "Take Me Home" by Cher all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1983 Whitesnake guitarist Mick Moody leaves the band, and drummer Kenny Hyslop quits Simple Minds.
In 1986 John Lennon's "Live in New York City" album is released.
In 1987 Roger Waters drops his lawsuit against former Pink Floyd bandmates over the use of the band's name.
In 1989 Roy Orbison attains a chart rarity when "You Got It" appears on the Top 40, Country, Adult Contemporary and Albums charts at the same time.
In 1990 Eric Clapton wraps up an 18-show stand at London's Royal Albert Hall.
In 1990 "Opposites Attract" by Paula Abdul hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1991 AC/DC is found innocent of causing the deaths of three Salt Lake City youths who were killed in a festival seating concert crush a month earlier.
In 1992 A Grosse Pointe, MI, moving company accuses Aretha Franklin of ignoring a small claims court order to pay $690 she's owned themfor seven months.
In 1992 Eric Clapton's video "Cream Of Clapton" is certified gold, whileDef Leppard's CD "High 'n' Dry" goes double platinum.
In 1993 Michael Jackson grants his first interview in 15 years for an hour-long, televised special with Oprah Winfrey.
In 1994 Rapper Tupac Shakur is convicted by a Los Angeles jury of beating a music video director.
In 1995 Dr. Dre is sentenced to five months probation for drunk driving.
In 1997 Singer Brian Connolly of Sweet dies of kidney failure in Southern England at age 52.
In 1997 Liam Gallagher of Oasis calls off his wedding to actress Patsy Kensit because of what he calls "obsessive and intrusive" media attention. (They got married two months later.)
In 1997 Melissa Etheridge and filmmaker Julie Cypher have their first child, a girl, in Los Angeles.
In 1998 Will Smith's single "Gettin' Jiggy With It" is released.
In 1999 After 21 years of publication, BPI Communications pulls the plug on Musician magazine.
In 1999 Britney Spears' album "...Baby One More Time" is certified gold and platinum, while Mariah Carey's CD "Ones" goes triple platinum.
In 2003 75% in a Billboard.com poll say the nominations for the 45th annual Grammy Awards were not an accurate representation of the year's best music.