In 1956 Buddy Holly signs a recording contract with Decca records.
In 1960 "Teen Angel" by Mark Dinning hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1964 The Beatles rehearse for their appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" at the CBS Studios in New York.
In 1964 Max Firetag, publisher of "Louie Louie" as recorded by the Kingsmen, denies Indiana Governor Matthew Welsh's claim that the song is "pornographic."
In 1964 "I Saw Her Standing There" by the Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 The Dave Clark Five begin filming the movie "Catch Us If You Can."
In 1967 After 3 years and ten U.S. hits, Peter (Asher) and Gordon (Waller) split up.
In 1968 "Woman, Woman" by The Union Gap is certified gold.
In 1969 Dusty Springfield sings "Son Of A Preacher Man" on TV's "Hollywood Palace."
In 1969 Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech form the then so-called supergroup Blind Faith.
In 1969 "Time Of The Season" by the Zombies enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 Bob Dylan's 1-hour documentary film, "Eat the Document," is screened at New York's Academy of Music.
In 1971 The official Beatles Fan Club goes out of business.
In 1973 "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon is certified gold.
In 1974 "Let Me Be There" by Olivia Newton-John is certified gold.
In 1975 "No No Song" by Ringo Starr and "Jackie Blue" by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 "Fire" by the Ohio Players is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 "You're In My Heart" by Rod Stewart is certified gold.
In 1979 Neil Young appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1980 Tom Jones hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guest Queen.
In 1980 David Bowie and his wife of ten years, Angie, get divorced.
In 1982 Cher opens on Broadway in "Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean."
In 1986 "Addicted To Love" by Robert Palmer and "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul is certified gold.
In 1990 Del Shannon, 52, suffering from severe depression, shoots himself to death.
In 1991 M.C. Hammer makes his acting debut on NBC-TV's "Amen."
In 1992 "Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1992 "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1993 Elvis Presley's video "The Lost Performances" is certified gold.
In 1994 Stone Temple Pilots' album "Core" goes triple platinum.
In 1995 Members of Jade make their TV debut playing themselves on "Beverly Hills 90210."
In 1996 Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Vince Gill are nominated for the People's Choice Favorite Male Musical Performer award. MariahCarey, Whitney Houston and Reba McEntire are nominated for the Favorite Female Musical Performer award.
In 1997 Whitney Houston wins three NAACP Image Awards including Best Soundtrack and Best Gospel Artist for "The Preacher's Wife."
In 2000 "From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart" by Britney Spears and "Amazed" by Lonestar are both released.
In 2002 The wooden church stage where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met is saved from demolition when the Liverpool City Council votes to dismantle the stage and store it.
In 2004 At the Grammy Awards, Beyonce Knowles takes home a record-tying five trophies.