In 1958 "Lollipop" by Chordettes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1962 "Hey! Baby" by Bruce Channel hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1963 More than 25,000 attend Patsy Cline's funeral.
In 1966 The Beach Boys begin recording "Wouldn't It Be Nice."
In 1971 After the break-up of the Beatles, a London court appoints an independent receiver to handle the group's complex finances.
In 1972 America's self-titled debut album, containing "A Horse With No Name," is certified gold.
In 1973 "Frankenstein" by the Edgar Winter Group enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 James Brown plays the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1979 "Love Is The Answer" by England Dan & John Ford Coley enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979 "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1981 "I Love A Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbitt is certified gold.
In 1984 Ian Gillan leaves Black Sabbath.
In 1984 "Love Somebody" by Rick Springfield, "You Might Think" by the Cars, "Borderline" by Madonna and "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1984 "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 Anita Baker's album "Rapture" is released.
In 1988 Andy Gibb dies at age 30 of a heart and stomach virus related to drug use.
In 1989 Jon Bon Jovi and his girlfriend are arrested for trespassing at a Central Park ice skating rink.
In 1990 A survey of Russian teenagers found the Western rock acts they'd most like to see in concert were Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd and the Beatles.
In 1992 Brandford Marsalis is named the next music director of "The Tonight Show" replacing Doc Severinsen after Jay Leno took over the show.
In 1993 Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1993 A federal judge in Cleveland orders former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards to pay his former management company for breaking their contract.
In 1993 Janet Jackson's album "Janet" is released.
In 1993 Prince's single "7" is certified gold.
In 1994 Tupac Shakur is sentenced to 15 days in jail for an attack the year before on his former employer on a music video set.
In 1995 L.L. Cool J's first TV sitcom, "In The House," premieres on NBC-TV.
In 1996 Alanis Morissette wins 4 awards at Canada's 25th annual Juno Awards.
In 1996 Hootie & the Blowfish are named America's Favorite Rock Group at the 22nd annual "People's Choice Awards."
In 1998 Mariah Carey is named Favorite Female Pop Artist, Boyz II Men is awarded Favorite R&B Group, and Janet Jackson wins Favorite Female R&B Artist at the 4th annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.
In 1998 Madonna's single "Frozen" is released.
In 1998 Natalie Imbruglia's album "Left Of The Middle" and Eric Clapton's CD "Pilgrim" are both released.
In 1999 The Backstreet Boys self-titled debut album is named best-selling recording of the year with sales of more than 7.5 million copies at NARM's annual Best Seller Awards luncheon.
In 2000 Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and two others are arrested after slashing leather goods at a Gap store in New York City as part of a protest organized by PETA.
In 2000 Amy Grant and Vince Gill are married.
In 2001 Janet Jackson appears on the cover of TV Guide.
In 2003 Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines tells an audience in London, "Just so you know, we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas." The comment prompted radio stations to ban their music and protests outside their concerts.
In 2003 The Police, Elvis Costello, AC/DC, the Righteous Brothers and the Clash are inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
In 2004 Dave Blood, bassist for the Dead Milkmen, commits suicide.