In 1955 Johnny Cash's first single, "Hey Porter," is released.
In 1961 Bobby Vee records "Take Good Care of My Baby."
In 1966 The Rolling Stones sue 14 American Hotels that had banned them.
In 1969 "In the Year 2525" by Zager & Evans enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 FBI agents detain Pete Townshend in Memphis after "hearing" a bomb threat. Townshend had used the term "going down a bomb" to describe the success of "Tommy."
In 1972 Billy Preston's instrumental "Outa-space" is certified gold.
In 1973 Bread plays its last show (in Salt Lake City) before disbanding.
In 1975 Elton John, the Eagles, the Beach Boys, Rufus and Joe Walsh perform for a crowd of 120,000 people at Wembley Stadium in London.
In 1975 "Feelings" by Morris Albert, "Fallin' In Love" by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds and "How Sweet It Is" by James Taylor all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1976 Ringo Starr walks out on stage at Wings' concert, gives Denny Laine some flowers, kisses Linda's hand, and grabs Paul's bass guitar as they walk off arm in arm.
In 1977 Elvis Presley makes his last TV appearance. He dies less than two months later.
In 1978 "The Punk Rock Movie," with the Clash, Sex Pistols and Generation X, opens in London.
In 1981 Steely Dan (Donald Fagen and Walter Becker) disband.
In 1982 Paul McCartney's single "Take it Away" is released.
In 1983 ZZ Top's album "Eliminator" is certified gold.
In 1986 "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 The Rascals launch the group's first tour in 20 years, in Columbus, Ohio.
In 1988 The Beach Boys' single "Kokomo" is released. It doesn't chart until the following September.
In 1989 The Who begin their 25th anniversary reunion tour at the Glen Falls Civic Center in New York.
In 1989 Gloria Estefan's single "Don't Wanna Lose You" is released.
In 1990 Little Richard is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1993 The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear John Foherty's appeal to recover lawyers' fees from a failed copyright infringement suit brought against the co-founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
In 1993 The Beach Boys' album "Good Vibrations: 30 Years Of The Beach Boys" is released.
In 1994 A British court upholds George Michael's 15-year contract with Sony Records. Michael said he'd appeal the ruling, claiming that his contract was "professional slavery."
In 1997 Sting accidentally leaves his favorite guitar on a luggage cart at the Frankfurt, Germany, airport. An airport worker delivered it to him in time for his concert.
In 1998 Charlie Daniels wins the Harry Hap Peebles Lifetime Achievement Award in Nashville.
In 1999 Yoko Ono tells Newsweek that Paul McCartney, Julian Lennon and John's Aunt Mimi were the first people she thought to call the night John Lennon was killed.
In 1999 Vitamin C's single "Smile" is released.
In 1999 The Bee Gees' album "One Night Only" and Lit's album "A Place In The Sun" are both certified gold.
In 2001 Bluesman John Lee Hooker, 83, dies of natural causes.