In 1939 "Beer Barrel Polka" by Will Glahe was #1 on the charts.
In 1957 The Isley Brothers' first single, "Angels Cried," was released.
In 1957 "Love Letters In The Sand" by Pat Boone hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1964 The Rolling Stones made their U.S. TV debut on "The Dean Martin Show."
In 1964 Ringo Starr collapsed during a Beatles' recording session due to exhaustion. Jimmy Nicol became the group's temporary drummer for 10 days while Ringo recuperated.
In 1965 Gary Lewis & the Playboys record recorded "Save Your Heart For Me."
In 1967 "Light My Fire" by Doors enters entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1967 "Respect" by Aretha Franklin hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1970 Ray Davies re-recorded a line in "Lola" to comply with BBC standards. "Coca Cola" becomes "Cherry Cola."
In 1972 The Rolling Stones began their "Exile On Main Street" tour in Vancouver, BC, with Stevie Wonder's opening act.
In 1972 "School's Out" by Alice Cooper entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1972 "I'll Take You There" by the Staple Singers was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1976 "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen was certified gold.
In 1978 "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" by Johnny Mathis and Denice Williams was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1987 The BBC banned George Michael's "I Want Your Sex" in England.
In 1988 "The Decline Of Western Civilization, Part II: The Metal Years," a complicated rock film documentary featuring Alice Cooper, opened.
In 1989 Reba McEntire married her manager Narvel Blackstock in Lake Tahoe.
In 1989 Cher made her first stage appearance in eight years in Boston.
In 1989 "Express Yourself" by Madonna entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1989 "Rock On" by Michael Damian was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1990 Michael Jackson was hospitalized after complaining of chest pains. Doctors attribute it to stress.
In 1991 Willie Nelson began paying his $16 million tax debt by releasing "Who'll Buy My Memories," an album compiled from tapes seized by the Internal Revenue Service.
In 1992 The Eurythmics' album "Greatest Hits" was certified gold.
In 1993 U2 became music's most affluent group when they signed a 6-album deal with Island Records for $60 million.
In 1994 Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder weds Beth Liebling.
In 1995 "Have You Ever Loved A Woman?" by Bryan Adams hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1996 The Dave Matthews Band's album "Under The Table And Dreaming" was certified quadruple platinum.
In 1997 Pam Tillis' album "Greatest Hits" was released.
In 1997 The Indigo Girls' album "Indigo Girls" went double platinum.
In 1998 Van Halen canceled a concert at the Docks club in Hamburg, Germany, after ceiling plaster fell on drummer Alex Van Halen's arm during the band's soundcheck.
In 1999 Paul Simon & Lou Reed joined several artists performing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a tribute to Harvey Lichtenstein, who was retiring after 31 years.
In 2000 The Goo Goo Dolls, Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Hanson, Don Henley, Jennifer Lopez, Macy Gray, Sugar Ray, and Third Eye Blind performed at a benefit concert in Boston.
In 2000 Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney were arrested in Buffalo, NY, after Chesney rode off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacked sheriff's deputies. Both were acquitted on all charges the following May.
In 2000 Britney Spears appeared on the cover of TV Guide.
In 2001 Tom Petty wedded his longtime girlfriend, Dana York, in Las Vegas.
In 2002 A rock concert at Buckingham Palace celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne.
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