In 1960 George Harrison, 17, was deported from Germany because he was too young to perform there.
In 1965 "Woman," written by Paul McCartney under the pen name Bernard Webb, was recorded by Peter & Gordon at the Abbey Road studios in London.
In 1966 The first Jimi Hendrix single, "Hey Joe," was released in the U.K.
In 1967 The American Breed ("Bend Me, Shape Me") made their first T.V. appearance on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1967 "Green Tamborine" by the Lemon Pipers entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1968 Creedence Clearwater Revival's debut album was certified gold.
In 1970 "Knock Three Times" by Dawn, and Creedence Clearwater Revival's single "Bad Moon Rising" were certified gold.
In 1971 The 8-minute-plus version of Don McLean's "American Pie" was released.
In 1971 Melanie received a gold record for the single "Brand New Key."
In 1972 Joan Baez arrived in North Vietnam just in time to witness the Christmas bombing of Hanoi.
In 1972 "Hi Hi Hi" by Paul McCartney entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1972 "Me And Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for three weeks.
In 1974 Ian Hunter quit Mott The Hoople for a solo career.
In 1975 The Bay City Rollers earned their first U.S. gold record for their first U.S. hit single, "Saturday Night."
In 1976 Jackson Browne appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1977 Lou Rawls hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Rod Stewart, ELO, and Thin Lizzy.
In 1977 "How Deep is Your Love" by the Bee Gees was certified gold.
In 1978 "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor and "Shake Your Groove Thing" by Peaches & Herb entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1981 Ray Charles received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1981 Olivia Newton-John's album "Physical" was certified gold and platinum.
In 1983 The Who breakup but reunited again two years later.
In 1984 Z.Z. Top bassist Dusty Hill is accidentally shot in the stomach when the derringer he carried in his boot went off as his girlfriend helped him remove the boot. He recovered after surgery.
In 1987 For the second time, Madonna filed for divorce from Sean Penn. This time she goes through with it.
In 1987 After an extensive letter-writing campaign by the residents of Chillicothe, CA, John Mellencamp responded with a free concert.
In 1988 Flamboyant pop star Sylvester died of AIDS at age 40.
In 1989 "Dangerous" by Roxette entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1991 Chubby Checker sued McDonald's Canada for 17 million dollars, accusing the fast-food giant of using a sound-a-like version of "The Twist" in an ad campaign.
In 1991 The albums "No More Tears" by Ozzy Osbourne and "The Monkees Greatest Hits" by The Monkees were both certified platinum.
In 1992 Barbra Streisand signed a 10-year $60 million film and a record contract with Sony.
In 1997 Nicolette Larson ("Lotta Love"), 45, died from a brain ailment.
In 1997 Led Zeppelin's album "BBC Sessions" was certified gold and platinum, while INXS' CD "X" went double platinum.
In 1998 Mariah Carey's album "Ones" was certified gold, platinum, and double platinum.
In 1999 Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren announced plans to join the race for London's mayor.
In 1999 Chicago's album "Chicago XXV (The Christmas Album)" went gold, as does Leann Rimes' CD "Leann Rimes."
In 2000 Brad Paisley was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry.
In 2000 Concertgoers (primarily young females) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles were shocked when Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey of K-Ci & JoJo, exposed his private parts.
In 2007 Dan Fogelberg died at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. He was 56.