In 1956 Buddy Holly recorded "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville.
In 1958 "Get A Job" by the Silhouettes, "Magic Moments" by Perry Como, and "Witchcraft" by Frank Sinatra all enter the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1964 The Beatles' first U.S. album, "Meet The Beatles," was released.
In 1965 The Byrds began recording "Mr. Tambourine Man."
In 1965 The Rolling Stones and the Kinks made their first appearances on TV's "Shindig."
In 1965 Alan Freed, who coined the phrase "Rock & Roll," died at age 43.
In 1967 The U.S. hit TV show "The Monkees" premiered on British TV.
In 1967 The Rolling Stones' album "Between The Buttons" was released.
In 1968 Bob Dylan performed for the first time, after a near-fatal motorcycle accident two years earlier, at a benefit for Woody Guthrie.
In 1968 Donovan, Jimi Hendrix, and Otis Redding appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1968 "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)" by John Fred & His Playboy Band hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for two weeks.
In 1970 John Lennon & Yoko Ono cut their hair in Denmark.
In 1971 Diana Ross married Robert Silberstein.
In 1971 John Lennon met Yoko Ono's parents in Japan.
In 1972 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead appeared on Rolling Stone's 100th issue.
In 1973 Jerry Lee Lewis performed at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time.
In 1973 "Love Train" by O'Jays and "Little Willie" by Sweet entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1974 Stevie Wonder made his first public appearance after nearly being killed in an auto accident five months earlier.
In 1976 Bachman Turner Overdrive began the first 29-date concert tour in Indianapolis.
In 1977 The Marshall Tucker Band and Charlie Daniels performed at President Jimmy Carter's inaugural ball in Washington, DC.
In 1979 "What A Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers entered the U.S. top40 chart.
In 1982 Ozzy Osbourne was hospitalized and treated for rabies after biting the head off of a dead bat thrown on stage in Des Moines, Iowa.
In 1982 The Cars' album "Shake It Up" was certified gold and platinum.
In 1983 Def Leppard's album "Pyromania" was released.
In 1986 Rick Nelson appeared on the cover of People magazine.
In 1988 The Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Drifters, Bob Dylan, Berry Gordy Jr., Woody Guthrie, Les Paul, and the Supremes were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
In 1990 The original members of the Byrds reunited for a Roy Orbison tribute concert.
In 1990 "Escapade" by Janet Jackson entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1990 "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" by Michael Bolton hits #1on the U.S. top 40 charts and stays there for three weeks.
In 1995 George Harrison sued his former business manager for $25 million.
In 1995 Immature's album "Playtime Is Over" was certified gold, while Green Day's CD "Dookie" goes platinum for the fifth time.
In 1998 A multimedia exhibit featuring over 250 covers from Rolling Stone and artifacts from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame began a free tour of U.S. colleges at New York University in New York.
In 1998 Janes Addiction's album "Nothing's Shocking" went platinum.
In 1998 The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted the Mamas & Papas and Eagles.
In 1999 Jimi Hendrix's album "Live At The BBC Sessions" was certified gold.