In 1940 Glenn Miller records "Make Believe Ballroom Time."
In 1960 Aretha Franklin makes her singing debut as a pop singer at New York's Village Vangaurd.
In 1963 Dusty Springfield leaves the Springfields for a solo career.
In 1965 Gerry Marsden of Gerry & the Pacemakers marries his former fan club secretary in Liverpool.
In 1965 The Supremes make their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1967 "Yoko Plus Me" art exhibit opens in London (the me was John Lennon).
In 1967 Barbra Streisand's TV special, "The Belle of 14th Street," airs on CBS-TV.
In 1969 Blues Artist Muddy Waters escapes death in a Illinois auto accident that kills 3 others.
In 1971 John Lennon's single "Imagine" is released in the U.S.
In 1974 Bachman-Turner Overdrive's self-titled album is certified gold.
In 1975 "Island Girl" by Elton John, "Fly, Robin, Fly" by Silver Convention and "Saturday Night" by the Bay City Rollers all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 "Bad Blood" by Neil Sedaka hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1976 Kitty Wells and Paul Cohen are elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 1977 Chicago's album "Chicago XI" is certified platinum.
In 1978 Sex Pistols leader Sid Vicious is arrested for murder when his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is found dead.
In 1981 Prince (then unknown) opens for the Rolling Stones at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
In 1982 The Beatles' "20 Greatest Hits" album is released.
In 1983 Asia's "Alpha" album is certified gold and platinum.
In 1986 "When I Think Of You" by Janet Jackson hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1989 Following a 3-year separation Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton file for a divorce.
In 1993 Janet Jackson's single "Again," from the movie "Poetic Justice," is released.
In 1994 Barry Manilow's album "Singin' With The Big Bands" is released.
In 1994 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' album "Greatest Hits" is certified triple platinum.
In 1994 "100% Pure Love" by Crystal Waters is certified gold.
In 1995 Elton John's album "Honky Chateau" is certified platinum, while his "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player" CD goes triple platinum.
In 1997 Gregg Allman, Bo Diddley, Keb'Mo', Buddy Guy and John Hiatt perform at a tribute to Muddy Waters at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
In 1997 "Candle in the Wind 1997" by Elton John debuts at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.