In 1955 "Baby Let's Play House" becomes the first charted single for Elvis Presley (on Billboard's Country chart).
In 1957 Paul McCartney, age 15, meets John Lennon during a performance by Lennon's first band, the Quarry Men Skiffle Group, at St. Peter's Church in a Liverpool suburb. Soon after, John invited him to join the band.
In 1959 "What'd I Say (Part 1)" by Ray Charles and "Sea Of Love" by Phil Phillips both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1961 Count Basie and Duke Ellington record together for the first time at a studio in New York.
In 1963 "Judy's Turn To Cry" by Lesley Gore and "Candy Girl" by the Four Seasons both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 "Easier Said Than Done" by Essex is hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1964 The Beatles' first film, "A Hard Day's Night," premieres in London.
In 1965 Marty Balin and Paul Kantner form Jefferson Airplane in San Francisco.
In 1965 Jackie Wilson records "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher."
In 1966 Elvis Presley's movie, "Paradise: Hawaiian Style," opens nationally.
In 1966 Singer Paul Jones leaves Manfred Mann.
In 1966 During a show in at Syracuse's War Memorial Hall, the Rolling Stones allegedly drag an American flag accross the stage floor and local authorities accused the group of desecrating it.
In 1968 Tiny Tim appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1968 "Hello I Love You" by the Doors enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono leave the hospital, after being in a car crash in Scotland. They return to England.
In 1971 Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong ("Hello Dolly") dies at age 71.
In 1972 Mick Jagger appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1972 Simon & Garfunkel's album "Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits" is certified gold.
In 1973 Queen's first single, "Keep Yourself Alive," is released.
In 1973 "My Love" by Paul McCartney is certified gold.
In 1974 "(You're) Having My Baby" by Paul Anka and "Wildwood Weed" by Jim Stafford both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 "Rock The Boat" by Hues Corporation is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 Tammy Wynette marries George Richey.
In 1979 Van McCoy ("The Hustle") dies of a heart attack at age 38.
In 1980 36 Ted Nugent fans are arrested at a concert in Hollywood, Florida, for bottle-throwing, pot-smoking, and other offenses.
In 1982 John Mellencamp's album "American Fool" is certified gold.
In 1984 The Jackson's "Victory" tour opens in Kansas City.
In 1985 "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)" by Tina Turner and "Invincible" by Pat Benatar both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 "Sussudio" by Phil Collins is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 Pat Sajak gives Anita Baker driving lessons on a golf cart after she reveals she does not have a driver's license.
In 1991 Van Halen's album "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" debuts at #1 on Billboard's Hot 200 albums chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1991 "Too Many Walls" by Cathy Dennis enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1992 Annie Lennox's album "Diva" is certified gold.
In 1995 Pearl Jam announces they were "disappointed" by the Justice Department's decision to drop its anti-trust probe of Ticketmaster.
In 1996 Metallica's album "Load" is #1 on the U.S. albums chart.
In 2000 Elton John holds his second annual White Tie & Tiara Ball at Woodside to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
In 2005 Lil' Kim is sentenced to a year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 shootout outside a New York radio station.