In 1914 "Watch Your Step," the first musical revue to feature a score entirely written by Irving Berlin, opened in New York.
In 1941 Ray Eberle and the Modernaires team with the Glenn Miller Orchestra to record "Moonlight Cocktail."
In 1956 "Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 9 weeks.
In 1958 "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1960 Fabian visited Elvis Presley at Graceland.
In 1961 The Beach Boys' first single, "Surfin'," was released.
In 1962 "You Really Got A Hold On Me" by The Miracles entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1962 Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs played at Carnegie Hall.
In 1963 Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped from Harrah's South Lodge in Lake Tahoe. After paying $240,000 in marked bills, police discovered that Sinatra, Jr. cooperated with his abductors in their plot.
In 1968 Graham Nash announced the formation of Crosby, Stills & Nash with ex-Byrds member David Crosby and ex-Buffalo Springfield member Stephen Stills.
In 1969 Jimi Hendrix was found not guilty of heroin possession in Toronto.
In 1970 Jim Morrison recorded poetry "An American Prayer," his final work.
In 1972 Carly Simon's album "No Secrets" was certified gold.
In 1975 A record executive pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Robbie McIntosh, drummer with the Average White Band.
In 1976 John Denver guests on The Carpenters' ABC-TV special.
In 1979 Randy Newman appeared on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1979 "The Long Run" by the Eagles entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1979 "Babe" by Styx hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1980 Pat Benatar received a platinum record for her debut album "In The Heat of the Night."
In 1980 John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his Dakota Apartment in New York City as he and his wife, Yoko Ono, were returning from a recording session.
In 1981 Billy Joel's album "Songs In The Attic" was certified gold.
In 1982 Marty Robbins ("El Paso") died of heart failure at age 52.
In 1983 Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page played the first of two Multiple Sclerosis benefits at Madison Square Garden. The show was organized by the ex-Faces member and M.S. victim Ronnie Lane.
In 1984 Ex-Coasters manager Patrick Cavanaugh is found guilty of murdering group member Buster Wilson.
In 1984 Ringo Starr appeared on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1984 "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Foreigner and "The Heat Is On" by Glenn Frey entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1984 "Out Of Touch" by Hall & Oates hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1985 Tina Turner won the NAACP best actress award for "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome."
In 1990 "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" by Celine Dion enters the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1990 "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" by Stevie B hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1995 Four months after the death of founder Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead announced it was disbanding after 30 years.
In 1997 Leann Rimes won four Billboard Music Awards, including Artist Of The Year, Country Album Of The Year for "Blue," and Country Artist Of The Year. Elton John wins Single Of The Year for "Candle In the Wind."
In 1998 Bruce Springsteen announced that for the first time in nearly a decade, he would tour with the E Street Band again.
In 1998 The Spice Girls' single "Goodbye" was released.
In 1998 Brandy's album "Never Say Never" was certified double platinum.
In 1999 The Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears were the big winners at the 10th annual Billboard Music Awards with four each.
In 1999 James Brown made his new MP3-only holiday album "James Brown Christmas For The Millennium & Forever" available exclusively through Emusic.com.
In 2000 Metallica sued perfume manufacturer Guerlain Inc. and the Neiman-Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman store chains, alleging trademark infringement by creating and marketing a "Metallica" perfume brand.
In 2000 Sting received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2003 Ozzy Osbourne fractured eight ribs and a vertebra in his neck in a bike crash on his English country estate.
In 2004 Longtime "American Bandstand" host and music producer Dick Clark was hospitalized in Los Angeles after a minor stroke.
In 2004 A man stormed the stage at a concert in Columbus, Ohio, and shot to death a former Pantera. Damageplan, guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, 38, and three others before a police officer shot and killed him.