In 1959 RCA ships a gold record to Elvis Presley for "I Need Your Love Tonight." Presley was serving in the Army in West Germany.
In 1963 Manfred Mann, then the Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers featuring P.P. Jones, performs at London's Marquee for the first time.
In 1967 The Beatles win three Grammy awards for "Michelle," "Eleanor Rigby," and the "Revolver" album.
In 1967 "Don't You Care" by the Buckinghams enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone" by the Supremes is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 Otis Redding is posthumously awarded a gold record for "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay."
In 1969 The Jackson Five sign a recording contract with Motown Records.
In 1970 The Fifth Dimension's "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In" wins the Best Record Grammy. Blood, Sweat & Tears win Best Album for their debut LP, and Crosby, Stills & Nash are named Best New Artist.
In 1970 The Beatles' single "Let It Be" is released in the U.S.
In 1971 "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted" by the Partridge Family is certified gold.
In 1972 "The Candy Man" by Sammy Davis Jr. enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 An life insurance company shells out $112,000 on a policy taken out by Janis Joplin, after the coroner had ruled Joplin's 1970 overdose death an accident rather than a suicide.
In 1976 "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon and "Disco Lady" by Johnnie Taylor are both certified gold.
In 1978 Van Halen's self-titled debut album is released.
In 1978 "On Broadway" by George Benson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 Tears For Fears' album "Songs From The Big Chair" is released containing "Everybody Wants To Rule The World."
In 1985 REO Speedwagon's album "Wheels Are Turnin'" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1986 Jay & The Americans' lead singer Jay Black files for bankruptcy.
In 1988 The album "Kick" by INXS goes double platinum.
In 1989 Guns N' Roses is ousted as headliner of a New York AIDS benefit citing offensive lyrics in the band's song "One In A Million."
In 1989 "After All" by Cher & Peter Cetera enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 "Don't You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me" by Ronnie Milsap is #1 on the U.S. country chart.
In 1991 Janet Jackson signs a $30 million deal with Virgin. For one week, until brother Michael signs with Sony, it was the largest ever.
In 1992 Eric Clapton opens the first of the "MTV Unplugged" series.
In 1993 Tupac Shakur is arrested in Los Angeles for carrying a concealed weapon.
In 1993 Mariah Carey's album "MTV Unplugged EP" goes double platinum.
In 1994 Smashing Pumpkins' album "Siamese Dream" is certified double platinum.
In 1994 The Supremes receive a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
In 1995 The Spin Doctors perform at a concert to raise money for a trip by a Princeton, NJ, high school choir, where singer Chris Barron had graduated from.
In 1996 The remaining Beatles turn down $225 million to do a reunion tour.
In 1996 Stone Temple Pilot's album "Tiny Music Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop" is released.
In 1997 Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
In 1998 Celine Dion's single "My Heart Will Go On" is certified gold, while the Spice Girls' album "Spice World" goes triple platinum.
In 2003 After a four-day walkout that cost the city $10 million, Broadway musicians settled their first strike in nearly 30 years.
In 2003 Three Dog Night keyboardist and vocalist Jimmy Greenspoon dies from cancer at age 67.