In 1951 Les Baxter's single "Because Of You" is released.
In 1959 "Dedicated To The One I Love" by the Shirelles entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1959 "Lonely Boy" by Paul Anka hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1964 The Supremes recorded "Come See About Me."
In 1967 Herman's Hermits began an 8-week North American tour in Calgary, AB, with support from the Who and Blues Magoos.
In 1968 "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf and "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by Vanilla Fudge entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1971 David Cassidy had his gallbladder removed at Mount Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
In 1973 The Everly Brothers broke up when Phil, angered at brother Don's performance, smashes his guitar and walks offstage. They reunite 11 years later.
In 1973 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1973 "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)" by the Spinners was certified gold.
In 1974 "I Shot The Sheriff" by Eric Clapton and "Nothing From Nothing" by Billy Preston entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1974 "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1978 Willie Nelson appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1979 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson was released.
In 1980 Bryan Ferry collapsed in France with a severe kidney infection.
In 1984 Eddie Van Halen joined the Jacksons on stage in Dallas to perform "Beat It."
In 1984 Steve Perry's album "Street Talk" was certified platinum.
In 1985 Elton John re-signed with MCA Records for a 5-album deal worth $8 million, the most significant advance at the time.
In 1985 "Live-Aid," an international concert in London, Philadelphia, Moscow, and Sydney raised $70 million for African famine relief.
In 1985 "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits and "You're Only Human (Second Wind)" by Billy Joel both entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1985 "A View To A Kill" by Duran Duran hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1986 Coke Escovedo, Sheila E's uncle and influence on Santana's salsa sound, died at age 45.
In 1987 A federal judge threw out Bette Midler's $10 million suits against the Ford Motor Co, which used a sound-a-like voice for their TV commercials.
In 1988 Sting performed at a benefit concert for tropical rain forests at Washington's Kennedy Center.
In 1989 Performing in Los Angeles, Dolly Parton announced a backup singer would help her on "Islands in the Stream" and was shocked when Kenny Rogers began singing. She almost forgets the words.
In 1990 "Cradle Of Love" by Billy Idol was certified gold.
In 1993 A stretch of Tennessee Highway 56 near McMinnville was named for the late Dottie West.
In 1994 "You Mean The World To Me" by Toni Braxton was certified gold.
In 1995 Sony announced it had released George Michael from his recording contract.
In 1996 Alan Jackson, Alabama, and Pam Tillis headline Country Fest in Atlanta, drawing 275,000 fans.
In 1996 "California Love" by Tupac Shakur featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1998 Tayana Ali's single Daydreamin'" was released.
In 1998 'N Sync's self-titled album "'N Sync" was certified gold.
In 1999 Smash Mouth's album "Astro Lounge" was certified gold.
In 2000 Veruca Salt, Less Than Jake, and Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise were among the bands that took part in a coast-to-coast concert event on the web.
In 2003 Cuban musician Compay Segundo died in Havana at age 95.