In 1959 Joan Baez made her first recording, a duet with Bob Gibson, recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival.
In 1960 "Alley-Oop" by Hollywood Argyles was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1962 British record producer Joe Meek wrote "Telstar" to commemorate the first transatlantic satellite broadcast. It was performed by a group of session musicians who became Tornados.
In 1964, Supreme's first #1 hit, "Where Did Our Love Go," entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1967 Kenny Rogers quit the New Christy Minstrels for the New Edition.
In 1969 Time magazine featured an article on Tom Jones entitled "Ladies Man."
In 1969 The Rolling Stones' single "Honky Tonk Women" b/w "You Can't Always Get What You Want" was released.
In 1969 Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsies debuted at Harlem's Apollo Theatre.
In 1970 "Summertime Blues" by the Who, "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry, and "War" by Edwin Starr all entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1971 The stage version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring Yvonne Elliman opened in Pittsburgh.
In 1974 The Grateful Dead's albums "Workingman's Dead" and "American Beauty" were certified gold.
In 1976 Frank Sinatra married Barbara Marx, his last wife.
In 1979 "Rust Never Sleeps," a documentary and concert film of Neil Young's most recent tour, premieres in Los Angeles.
In 1979 "Bop 'Til You Drop" by Ry Cooder became the first digital rock album.
In 1981 "Endless Love" by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1985 Nude photographs of Madonna appeared in Playboy.
In 1987 "Who's That Girl" by Madonna entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1987 "Alone" by Heart hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1989 The Rolling Stones previewed their "Steel Wheels" album at a press conference.
In 1989 Roy Orbison's "In Dreams: Greatest Hits" is certified gold.
In 1991 After 10 years of marriage, songwriters Carole Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach filed for divorce.
In 1992 Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia introduced a line of self-designed neckties at New York's Bloomingdales.
In 1992 Herbert Kenny, the last original Ink Spots member, died of cancer at age 77.
In 1995 R.E.M.'s Mike Stiles underwent emergency intestinal surgery forcing the group to cancel several concert dates.
In 1995 Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon and girlfriend Lisa Crouse became parents to daughter Nico Blue.
In 1996 "Macarena" by Los Del Rio was certified platinum.
In 1997 "Say You'll Be There" by the Spice Girls and "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks were certified gold.
In 1998 Riders in the Sky used their Grand Ole Opry appearance to pay tribute to the late Roy Rogers.
In 1998 MTV aired a Beastie Boys special called "Beastiography."
In 2000 Motley Crue's album "New Tattoo" was released.
In 2005 "Rock Star: INXS" debuted on CBS-TV.
In 2006 It was announced that Syd Barrett, co-founder of Pink Floyd, had died. He was 60. While the cause of his death was not disclosed, Barrett had had diabetes for years.