In 1950 The Grand Ole Opry is televised for the first time on WSM-TV in Nashville.
In 1957 Bobby Helms records "Jingle Bell Rock."
In 1957 "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers enters on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1961 Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records.
In 1965 Donovan makes his U.S. television debut on "Shindig."
In 1967 On "The David Frost Show," John Lennon and Paul McCartney espouse the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's doctrines of transcendental meditation.
In 1967 "Incense & Peppermints" by the Strawberry Alarm Clock enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 The Beatles' biography "The Long And Winding Road" is published.
In 1969 David Crosby's girlfriend Christine Gail Hinton is killed in a head-on auto accident north of San Francisco, the same day the "Crosby, Stills & Nash" album is certified gold.
In 1971 Jefferson Airplane appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1972 "If You Don't Know Me By Know" by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 Foghat plays a benefit concert at New York City's Palladium to fund the purchase and preservation of rare blues records by Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound of the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center.
In 1978 "Time Passages" by Al Stewart enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 "Kiss You All Over" by Exile hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1986 Eddie Money launches his first concert tour in three years.
In 1987 Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt jam with Roy Orbison during the taping of the Texan's cable TV special. A soundtrack of the show is released as a live album.
In 1987 Terence Trent D'Arby makes his U.S. debut with a show at the Roxy in Los Angeles.
In 1987 U2's album "The Joshua Tree" is certified triple platinum.
In 1988 John Lennon receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
In 1989 The Rolling Stones shoot the video "Rock And A Hard Place" at Foxboro-Sullivan Stadium outside Boston.
In 1991 The albums "Out Of The Cellar" by Ratt and "Straight Shooter" by Bad Company are both certified triple platinum.
In 1992 George Jones is elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 1993 B-52's member Kate Pierson is arrested in New York during a sit-in at Vogue magazine's offices. Pierson and others were protesting the use of animal fur in the magazine's ads.
In 1993 George Harrison and David Crosby make guest voice appearances on the Fox's animated series "The Simpsons."
In 1994 Meat Loaf's album "Bat Out Of Hell" is certified platinum for the 12th time.
In 1995 R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe signs a movie development deal with New Line Cinema.
In 1995 "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey becomes the second single to debut at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It stayed there for 8 weeks.
In 1996 Smashing Pumpkins play a surprise concert for 300 contest winners in Calgary, Alberta.
In 1996 Creedence Clearwater Revival's album "Creedence Gold" is certified double platinum, while Natalie Merchant's album "Tiger-lily" goes triple platinum.
In 1997 Fleetwood Mac's reunion show at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, grosses a house record of $1.09 million.
In 1997 Randy Travis becomes the first artist to sign with DreamWorks Records/Nashville.
In 1997 During their show in Tel Aviv, U2 frontman Bono appeals for the release of nuclear secrets traitor Mordechai Vanunu from prison.
In 1997 The Rolling Stones' album "Bridges To Babylon" is released, as is Hanson's single "I Will Come To You."
In 1997 "You Light Up My Life" by Leann Rimes is certified gold, while "You Make Me Wanna..." by Usher goes platinum.
In 1998 Marc Anthony's album "Contra La Corriente" is certified gold.
In 1999 The lyrics to John Lennon's "I Am The Walrus" sell for $129,000 in an auction at Christie's. The lyrics are believed to have been inspired by the Lewis Carroll poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter."
In 1999 Britney Spears' album "Baby One More Time" is certified platinum for the seventh time.