In 1954 Bill Haley & the Comets' single "Rock Around The Clock" is released.
In 1958 Pianist Van Cliburn returns home after winning the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, and became the first musician to receive a ticker tape parade in New York.
In 1966 George Harrison visits the Maharishi Yogi for the first time.
In 1966 John Lennon, and wife Cynthia, attend an all-night party with Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton.
In 1967 Jimi Hendrix signs his first American record contract with Reprise Records.
In 1967 The BBC bans the Beatle's "A Day in the Life" for drug references.
In 1967 The Association's single "Windy" is released.
In 1967 "Soul Finger" by the Bar-Kays enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "Groovin'" by the Young Rascals hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1968 The Who's Pete Townshend marries Karen Astley.
In 1970 Norman Greenbaum ("Spirit In The Sky") is profiled in Newsweek.
In 1970 The Beatles' last film, "Let It Be," premieres in London.
In 1971 Chicago vocalist Peter Cetera loses four teeth in a brawl at a Dodgers game in Los Angeles.
In 1972 "I Need You" by America enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 People magazine features an article about John Denver.
In 1977 William Powell, of the O'Jays, dies of cancer at age 35.
In 1978 "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac becomes the first million-selling album in Canada.
In 1978 "With A Little Luck" by Wings hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1978 "The Buddy Holly Story" film biography premieres in Lubbock, TX.
In 1979 Elton John plays Leningrad, the first Western solo rock star to tour the Soviet Union.
In 1985 The world famous Apollo Theatre re-opens in Harlem with a show featuring Hall & Oates, David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks.
In 1989 Hank Williams Jr. says a private investigator found proof that someone had spiked his drinks with valium before a 40-minute profanity filled set in Baton Rouge, LA.
In 1989 Donny Osmond's comeback song, "Soldier of Love," peaks at #4 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 "Forever Your Girl" by Paula Abdul hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1992 Scorpions bassist Francis Buchholz leaves the band.
In 1992 Aerosmith donates $10,000 to support "Corporal Politics," a controversial art exhibit at MIT.
In 1995 Don Henley marries model Sharon Summerall. Tony Bennett, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting perform at the ceremony.
In 1997 The albums "The Colour And The Shape" by Foo Fighters, "Blue Moon Swamp" by John Fogerty and "Flaming Pie" by Paul McCartney are all released.
In 1998 Tori Amos' album "From The Choirgirl Hotel" is certified gold.
In 1999 An autopsy performed on the exhumed body of Tammy Wynette at the behest of her husband George Richey, indicated that she died of heart failure caused by damage from repeated blood clots.
In 1999 More than 20 music acts, including Pat Boone, Freddy Fender, the Grass Roots and Jan & Dean, sue K-tel for breach of contract and non-payment of royalties.
In 2000 The Guess Who perform at a Winnipeg community center as a prelude to their reunion tour featuring Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, Jim Kale, Donnie McDougall and Garry Peterson.
In 2000 Flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal dies in Paris at age 78.
In 2008 Drummer John Rutsey, a co-founding member of Rush, dies from a lifelong battle with diabetes. He was 55.
In 2013 Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, dies of bile-duck cancer. He was 74.