In 1959 "Mack The Knife" by Bobby Darin hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 9 weeks.
In 1961 Neil Sedaka records "Happy Birthday Sweet 16."
In 1962 The first Beatles single, "Love Me Do" b/w "P.S. I Love You," is released in the UK.
In 1963 Little Richard joins the Everly Brothers' tour.
In 1968 "Magic Carpet Ride" by Steppenwolf and "White Room" by Cream both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 Violinist, Papa John Creach joins Jefferson Airplane.
In 1970 Led Zeppelin's album "Led Zeppelin III" is released.
In 1974 "Cat's In The Cradle" by Harry Chapin enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1978 The Who appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1979 The soundtrack to the Who's "The Kids Are Alright" goes platinum.
In 1988 "The Judds Greatest Hits" album by The Judds is certified gold.
In 1989 Lionel Richie undergoes successful surgery to remove nodes from his vocal chords.
In 1990 Quincy Jones' film biography "Listen Up: The Lives Of Quincy Jones" opens nationally.
In 1990 The Stone Roses are fined 3000 pounds each for destroying the office of their former record company FM Revolver.
In 1991 "Use Your Illusion II" by Guns N' Roses debuts at #1 on Billboard's albums chart, and "Use Your Illusion I" debuts at #2.
In 1992 Ex-Temptation Eddie Kendricks dies of lung cancer at age 52.
In 1993 The Beatles' "1962-1966" and "1967-1970" CDs are released in the U.S.
In 1993 Dolly Parton's album "Slow Dancing With The Moon" goes platinum.
In 1993 "Another Sad Love Song" by Toni Braxton is certified gold.
In 1994 Vince Gill breaks his own record by winning two more CMA awards, bringing his total to 13.
In 1995 Merle Haggard is elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 1995 "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio is certified gold and platinum.
In 1996 Neal McCoy raises $150,000 for the East Texas Angel Network (ETAN).
In 1997 Garth Brooks fans grab up more than 139,000 tickets in less than four hours, selling out 8 shows at Chicago's Rosemont Horizon.
In 1998 HBO premieres Janet Jackson's new music video "Every Time."
In 1999 Savage Garden's single "I Knew I Loved You" and David Bowie's album "Hours" are both released.
In 1999 Ricky Martin's single "She's All I Ever Had" and Jethro Tull's album "Original Masters" are both certified gold.
In 2001 After months of wrangling over child support, Eminem's divorce becomes official.