In 1903 Singer Enrico Caruso makes his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
In 1938 Bob Hope and Shirley Ross record "Thanks For The Memory," which would become Hope's theme song.
In 1940 "Blueberry Hill" by Glenn Miller is #1 on the charts.
In 1959 The musical "Fiorello!" opens on Broadway.
In 1959 An RCA spokesman denies the army will change Elvis Presley's style.
In 1962 Joan Baez appears on the cover of Time magazine.
In 1963 "I'm Leaving It Up To You" by Dale & Grace hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1964 The Beatles' single "I Feel Fine" b/w "She's a Woman" is released in the U.S.
In 1964 After the group shows up late for 2 interviews, the BBC bans the Rolling Stones' music.
In 1965 Dusty Springfield and Little Richard perform on TV's "Where The Action Is."
In 1967 Album radio pioneer Tom Donahue tells Rolling Stone, "Top 40 radio is dead and stinking up the airwaves."
In 1968 Country Joe McDonald quits the "Fish."
In 1968 The Bee Gees perform on TV's "Hollywood Palace."
In 1968 John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
In 1968 "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" is #1 on the Country charts.
In 1971 George Harrison & Ravi Shankar appear on TV's "Dick Cavett Show."
In 1972 According to Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger was named to Women's Wear Daily's "Cat Pack" list, which also included Henry Kissinger, Lord Snowden, Truman Capote and Aristotle & Jackie Onassis.
In 1973 Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Gilbert O'Sullivan, ELO and Manfred Mann.
In 1974 "My Eyes Adored You" by Frankie Valli and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 "I Can Help" by Billy Swan hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1974 Gary Wright leaves Spooky Tooth for a solo career.
In 1976 Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested when he storms the gates of Graceland waving a gun and demanding to see Elvis Presley.
In 1976 Alice Cooper's album "Alice Cooper Goes To Hell" is certified gold.
In 1979 Marianne Faithful arrested in Norway for possession of marijuana.
In 1979 Pink Floyd's double album "The Wall" is released.
In 1981 Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood jam with blues giant Muddy Waters (whose "Rollin' Stone" gave the Stones their name) and Buddy Guy at Chicago's Checker Board Lounge.
In 1985 "The Sweetest Taboo" by Sade and "Silent Running" by Mike + The Mechanics both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 Paul McCartney begins his first tour in 13 years in Los Angeles.
In 1990 MTV bans Madonna's "Justify My Love" video claiming its images of androgyny, homosexuality and sadomasochism were too racy.
In 1990 Rolling Stone Bill Wyman files for divorce from Mandy Smith.
In 1991 Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he's suffering from AIDS. He dies the following day.
In 1991 "Black Or White" by Michael Jackson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Michael Bolton is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1992 Country music star Roy Acuff dies in Nashville at age 89.
In 1993 Elton John's "Duets" album is released.
In 1993 Guns N' Roses releases "The Spaghetti Incident?" album which included an uncredited Charles Manson song.
In 1993 Emerson, Lake & Palmer receive a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame.
In 1993 In an apparent suicide, singer/songwriter Tommy Boyce shoots himself to death age 55.
In 1994 The Beatles' "Live At The BBC" album is released.
In 1995 Michael Jackson is named Best Male Artist and Bjork Best Female Artist at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards in Paris.
In 1995 Part III of the "The Beatles Anthology" mini-series airs on ABC-TV.
In 1998 Shania Twain is nominated for five American Music Awards. WillSmith got four nominations and Celine Dion receives three.
In 1998 Metallica sues Amazon.com in federal court in Los Angeles claiming it was selling a bootleg album not approved by the band.
In 1998 John Fogerty's album "Premonition" is certified gold.
In 1999 "Early Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume 1" by Led Zeppelin is released.
In 1999 Jessica Simpson's album "Sweet Kisses" and Alanis Morissette's CD "Unplugged" are both released.
In 2002 Paul McCartney appears on the cover of TV Guide.