In 1943 The Earl Hines Band, with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Sarah Vaughan, open at New York's Apollo Theater.
In 1956 Elvis Presley makes his Las Vegas debut, opening for Shecky Green.
In 1960 John Lennon and Paul McCartney perform as a duet at Caversham, Berkshire, calling themselves the Nerk Twins.
In 1960 Paul Anka, Billy Bland, Billy & Lilly and the Brothers Four perform on Dick Clark's Saturday night TV show.
In 1962 The Beatles' single "My Bonnie" b/w "The Saints" is released.
In 1963 Jan & Dean record "Surf City."
In 1965 The Rolling Stones begin their third North American tour with a show at the Forum in Montreal.
In 1965 Frank Sinatra appears on the cover of Life magazine.
In 1965 The Four Tops' single "I Can't Help Myself" is released.
In 1966 Sonny & Cher appear on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
In 1966 Mick Jagger and John Lennon appear on the cover of Tiger Beat.
In 1966 "Dirty Water" by the Standells enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees) appears on the cover of Tiger Beat.
In 1969 The famous Ash Grove club in Los Angeles, where Canned Heat and others played during their formative years, is destroyed by fire.
In 1970 "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum is certified gold.
In 1975 Ex-Badfinger singer/guitarist Pete Ham, 27, hangs himself shortly after leaving the band in his London garage.
In 1975 "Philadelphia Freedom" by Elton John is certified gold.
In 1976 Janis Ian hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Joan Baez and the Electric Light Orchestra.
In 1977 "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1981 Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins record "The Survivors" in Stuttgart, Germany.
In 1983 "Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 Composer Harold Arlen ("Over The Rainbow") dies at age 81.
In 1987 Carole King sues record company owner Lou Adler for breach of contract, claiming that she was owed over $400,000 in royalties.
In 1988 Roy Orbison celebrates his 52nd birthday by going to Bruce Springsteen's Los Angeles concert and Springsteen reveals Orbison inspired him to write "Born To Run."
In 1988 "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" by Whitney Houston hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1991 Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls) is found dead from a suspected drug overdose in New Orleans at age 38.
In 1993 Salt-N-Pepa, Ice-T & Kris Kross appear in the film "Who's The Man."
In 1993 Motley Crue's Mike Mars files for divorce from Emi-Canyn.
In 1994 "I Swear" by All 4 One enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1995 John Mellencamp and wife Elaine Irwin become parents to son Speck Wildhorse.
In 1996 A Florida judge overturns a 1989 New York court agreement that ordered Tom Jones to pay $2,791 dollars a month to a woman whose son he fathered. (The woman wanted more money.)
In 1996 The albums "Fairweather Johnson" by Hootie & the Blowfish and "Zero" by Smashing Pumpkins are released.
In 1997 At age 14, LeAnn Rimes wins three awards at the 32nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Los Angeles.
In 1997 The Four Tops receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1998 Carlos Santana and his son perform at a benefit for the School O' The Arts at the Hard Rock Cafe in San Francisco.
In 1998 The Rolling Stones conclude the North American leg of their "Bridges To Babylon" tour in Chicago.
In 1999 Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Rhett Akins, Lee Roy Parnell and Johnny Neel join Charlie Daniels for the Volunteer Jam '99 concert at the First American Music Center.
In 1999 Cher's album "Believe" is certified double platinum.
In 2002 Jerry Lee Lewis announces he and his sixth wife, Kerrie, were divorcing after 17 years of marriage.