In 1946 Dizzy Gillespie first recorded his best-known compositions, "A Night in Tunisia."
In 1960 "Puppy Love" by Paul Anka entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1960 "Theme From A Summer Place" by Percy Faith hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for nine weeks.
In 1963 The Beatles formed Northern Songs, their own music publishing company.
In 1964 The Beatles arrived back in England after their first U.S. visit.
In 1967 The Beatles wrapped up recording on "A Day In The Life" with their roadie Mal Evans striking the famous final E-major chord on three grand pianos.
In 1968 Jefferson Airplane performed on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."
In 1968 Genesis' first single, "The Silent Sun," was released.
In 1969 David Bowie opened for T-Rex in England at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. He didn't perform a musical act, but rather a silent 1-man mime telling the story of a young Tibetan Buddhist monk.
In 1972 "Precious & Few" by Climax was certified gold.
In 1973 "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack goes gold.
In 1975 "Pick Up The Pieces" by the Average White Band was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1976 Former Supreme Florence Ballard, 32, died destitute of a coronary.
In 1978 The Police filmed a commercial for Wrigley's gum.
In 1979 The Blues Brothers appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1981 "Angel Of The Morning" by Juice Newton entered the U.S. top 40chart.
In 1985 Whitney Houston's single "You Give Good Love" was released.
In 1986 A Fine Young Cannibals concert was delayed until 2 am after someone threw tear gas into the audience.
In 1986 "Kiss" by Prince & The Revolution entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1988 Donny Osmond launched a comeback tour in Los Angeles.
In 1989 Bobby McFerrin won the Best Record and Best Song Grammys for"Don't Worry Be Happy." Jethro Tull wins the first Heavy Metal Award, George Michael's "Faith" wins Best Album, and Tracy Chapman is named Best New Artist.
In 1990 Stevie Wonder was found not guilty of plagiarizing "I Just Called To Say I Love You."
In 1991 "Justify My Love" by Madonna was certified gold and platinum.
In 1991 Frank Sinatra's video "Reprise Collection: A Man And His Music" was certified gold.
In 1992 "Make It Happen" by Mariah Carey entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1993 The U.S. Supreme Court denied Chuck Berry's request to move a lawsuit against him from Missouri state court to federal court. Berry said the suit was racially motivated. The case was for videotaping women in his St. Louis restaurant's bathroom.
In 1994 Aretha Franklin's album "Greatest Hits 1980-1994" was released.
In 1994 "Whatta Man" by Salt 'n Pepa was certified gold.
In 1996 TLC led the 10th annual Soul Train Music Awards with four nominations.
In 1997 "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for four weeks. It was the first British act since the Beatles in 1964 to top the U.S. charts with a debut single.
In 1998 Tori Amos married Mark Hawley.
In 2000 Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, the Impressions, and actor Danny Glover participated in a tribute to Curtis Mayfield, who died the previous December.
In 2001 Steely Dan won their first Grammys ever, including Album of the Year for "Two Against Nature."
In 2016 Country Music Hall of Famer Sonny James ("Young Love") died of natural causes in Nashville. He was 87.
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