In 1959 "Mack The Knife" by Bobby Darin hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for nine weeks.
In 1961 Neil Sedaka recorded "Happy Birthday Sweet 16."
In 1962 The first Beatles single, "Love Me Do" b/w "P.S. I Love You," was released in the UK.
In 1963 Little Richard joined the Everly Brothers' tour.
In 1968 "Magic Carpet Ride" by Steppenwolf and "White Room" by Cream entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1970 Violinist Papa John Creach joined Jefferson Airplane.
In 1970 Led Zeppelin's album "Led Zeppelin III" was released.
In 1974 "Cat's In The Cradle" by Harry Chapin entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1974 "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for two weeks.
In 1978 The Who appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1979 The soundtrack to the Who's "The Kids Was Alright" went platinum.
In 1988 "The Judds Greatest Hits" album by The Judds was certified gold.
In 1989 Lionel Richie underwent successful surgery to remove nodes from his vocal cords.
In 1990 Quincy Jones' film biography "Listen Up: The Lives Of Quincy Jones" opened nationally.
In 1990 The Stone Roses were fined 3000 pounds each for destroying the office of their former record company FM Revolver.
In 1991 "Use Your Illusion II" by Guns N' Roses debuted at #1 on Billboard's albums chart, and "Use Your Illusion I" debuted at #2.
In 1992 Ex-Temptation Eddie Kendricks died of lung cancer at age 52.
In 1993 The Beatles' "1962-1966" and "1967-1970" CDs were released in the U.S.
In 1993 Dolly Parton's album "Slow Dancing With The Moon" went platinum.
In 1993 "Another Sad Love Song" by Toni Braxton was certified gold.
In 1994 Vince Gill broke his record by winning two more CMA awards, bringing his total to 13.
In 1995 Merle Haggard was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 1995 "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio was certified gold and platinum.
In 1996 Neal McCoy raised $150,000 for the East Texas Angel Network (ETAN).
In 1997 Garth Brooks fans grabbed up more than 139,000 tickets in less than four hours, selling eight shows at Chicago's Rosemont Horizon.
In 1998 HBO premiered Janet Jackson's new music video "Every Time."
In 1999 Savage Garden's single "I Knew I Loved You" and David Bowie's album "Hours" were released.
In 1999 Ricky Martin's single "She's All I Ever Had" and Jethro Tull's album "Original Masters" were both certified gold.
In 2001 After months of wrangling over child support, Eminem's divorce became official.