In 1943 "Paper Doll" by the Mills Brothers was #1 on the charts.
In 1957 "Silhouettes" by the Diamonds entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1961 Bob Dylan gave his first significant concert performance at Carnegie Hall and took home twenty dollars.
In 1963 The Beatles played a Royal Command performance, inspiring John Lennon to quip, "Those of you in the cheap seats can applaud. The rest of you can rattle your jewelry."
In 1964 Gerry & the Pacemakers Gene Pitney and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles appeared on T.V.'s "Shindig."
In 1967 The Doors' "Strange Days" L.P. entered the U.S. albums chart.
In 1968 Cream gave their first American concert in Providence, RI.
In 1967 "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1972 "Living In The Past" by Jethro Tull and "Me And Mrs. Jones" by billy Paul entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1972 "I Can See Now" by Johnny Nash hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for four weeks.
In 1974 Elton John released his "Greatest Hits" album.
In 1976 A phony bomb threat interrupted a Bruce Springsteen show at the New York Palladium.
In 1976 Brian Wilson appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1977 "The Last Waltz," a film documenting the Band's farewell tour, opened.
In 1978 Greg Reeves, former bass player for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, sued the group for $1 million in unpaid back royalties.
In 1978 Van Morrison performed on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1978 Boston played in their hometown of Boston for the first time.
In 1978 "My Life" by Billy Joel and "Take Me To The River" by Talking Heads both entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1978 "You Needed Me" by Anne Murray was #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1981 Hall & Oates' "Private Eyes" album was certified gold.
In 1982 Talking Heads members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth had a baby boy, Robert.
In 1986 Tammy Wynette entered the Betty Ford clinic seeking to break her addiction to painkillers.
In 1989 "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1989 "Listen To Your Heart" by Roxette was #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Sam and Dave, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, the Yardbirds, and the Isley Brothers are elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1992 Elton John and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin signed a $39 million publishing contract with Warner-Chappell music.
In 1993 The Sunday Mirror was ordered to pay Elton John $518,700 for a false report about his diet.
In 1993 Nia Peeples filed for divorce from Howard Hewett.
In 1996 Melissa Etheridge and her partner Julie Cypher appeared on the cover of Newsweek promoting an article on gay parents.
In 1997 The Spice Girls' single "Spice Up Your Life" and Shania Twain's album "Come On Over" were released.
In 1997 Queen's greatest hits albums "Queen Rocks" and "The Very Best of Sting and the Police" were released.
In 1998 Maria Carey's album "Ones" was released.
In 1998 The albums "...Hits" by Phil Collins, "John Mellencamp" by John Mellencamp, and "Globe Sessions" by Sheryl Crow were certified gold.
In 1998 Natalie Imbruglia's album "Left Of The Middle" went double platinum, while 'N Sync's self-titled CD went triple platinum.
In 1999 Lead singer Gary Cherone announced he would leave Van Halen. He replaced Sammy Hagar in 1996 after a stint with Extreme.
In 2001 Michael Jackson's album "Invincible" topped the U.K. albums chart, earning him his 7th British #1 album.