In 1958 The Gibson company patented the "Flying V" guitar.
In 1958 "At The Hop" by Danny & the Juniors hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1964 The Rolling Stones headlined their first UK tour.
In 1965 The Zombies appeared on TV's "Shindig."
In 1966, the Beatles' single "Day Tripper" b/w "We Can Work It Out" is certified gold.
In 1968 "Happening '68," a variety show with appearances from assorted rock groups debuts.
In 1968 Paul Mauriat's "Love Was Blue" and "Mission Impossible" theme by Lalo Schifrin entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1968 "Magical Mystery Tour" by the Beatles hit #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 8 weeks.
In 1971 Neil Young played his first Canadian show in Vancouver, BC.
In 1971 "Gypsy Woman" by Brian Hyland was certified gold.
In 1972 Cat Stevens appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1973 "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stays there for 3 weeks.
In 1975 Led Zeppelin fans, waiting overnight inside the lobby of the Boston Garden for tickets to go on sale, caused an estimated $30,000 damage when they rioted, breaking seats and doors. The show is canceled.
In 1979 The Village People appeared on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1979 "Lady" by Little River Band entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1979 "Too Much Heaven" by the Bee Gees hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1984 Tina Turner's single "Let's Stay Together" was released.
In 1985 Rock star-turned famine-relief organizer Bob Geldof visits the Ethiopian town of Lalibela.
In 1987 Elton John underwent throat surgery in Sydney, Australia, for what turned out to be a benign lesion on his vocal cords.
In 1990 Figures released show that the Rolling Stones' 1989 "Steel Wheels" American tour grossed over $100 million.
In 1993 During a live interview on the BBC's "London Tonight," Rolling Stones' bassist Bill Wyman says, "I really don't want to do it anymore" and leaves the band.
In 1993 Bon Jovi's album "Keep The Faith" was certified gold and platinum.
In 1993 Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie dies of pancreatic cancer at age 75.
In 1994 The album "Duets" by Frank Sinatra was certified gold, platinum, and double platinum.
In 1996 James Brown's wife, Adrienne, died two days after undergoing cosmetic surgery. She was 47.
In 1996 "Free As A Bird" by the Beatles peaks at #6 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1997 Sarah McLachlan's album "Surfacing" went platinum for the 5th time.
In 2000 The albums "Breakdown" by Melissa Etheridge and "Live Era 87-93" by Guns N' Roses are certified gold, while Monica's CD "Miss Thang" goes triple platinum.
In 2004 Ray Davies of the Kinks was shot in the leg while running after a purse snatcher in New Orleans.
In 2006 Lou Rawls (You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine) died of lung cancer. He was 72.