In 1943 "Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition!" by Kay Kyser was #1 on the U.S. charts.
In 1960 Eddie Cochran arrived in Britain to begin a tour. (He dies there in an April 17th auto accident.)
In 1961 "Wonderful By Night" by Bert Kaempfert Orchestra hit #1 on theU.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1962 "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens was certified gold.
In 1965 "Tell Her No" by the Zombies and "Heart Of Stone" by the Rolling Stones entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1965 The Beatles had 3 LPs in the top ten of the U.S. albums chart, including: "Beatles '65," "A Hard Day's Night," and "The Beatles' Story."
In 1968 John Lennon appeared on the cover of Look magazine. The issue was devoted to the "Sound and Fury in the Arts," including a special pullout section on the Beatles.
In 1971 The U.S. Jaycees named Elvis Presley one of America's outstanding men.
In 1973 Lou Reed married a cocktail waitress, Betty, in New York.
In 1973 The Rolling Stones were refused entrance to Japan because of a drug bust in 1969. The whole tour was canceled.
In 1973 "It Never Rains In Southern California" by Albert Hammond goes gold.
In 1975 Deep Purple's album "Stormbridge" was certified gold.
In 1977 Emmylou Harris wedded record producer Brian Ahern in Nova Scotia.
In 1979 K-mart pulled Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" album off the shelves.
In 1979 A UNICEF concert with John Denver, the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Oliva Newton-John was held to help needy children. Over $50 million is raised.
In 1981 Harry Chapin hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Leo Sayer, Prince, and the Pointer Sisters.
In 1982 Johnny Cash Parkway opened in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
In 1984 "Nobody Told Me," a single by the late John Lennon, was released.
In 1984 Members of the Beach Boys announced their plans to continue as a group, despite the drowning death 2 weeks earlier of drummer Dennis Wilson.
In 1984 Paul McCartney's album "Pipes Of Peace" was certified gold.
In 1986 Julian Lennon received his first Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.
In 1988 "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1990 Janis Joplin's album "Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits" was certified double platinum.
In 1992 Paul Simon's promoter's office was bombed by a political group protesting Simon's upcoming "Graceland" tour.
In 1992 Sting made a guest appearance on "The Simpsons," in the episode entitled "Radio Bart."
In 1993 "I'm Every Woman" by Whitney Houston entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1994 Mick Jagger arrived in Los Angeles to begin the 4-month mixing process for what will become the "Voodoo Lounge" album.
In 1995 Green Day was voted Best New Band in Rolling Stone magazine's annual music awards. Pearl Jam was Best Band, and Nirvana was Artist Of The Year.
In 1996 The Rolling Stones announced that the South American/Asian leg of their "Voodoo Lounge" tour was canceled after the promoter could not arrange a concert schedule.
In 1997 Frank Sinatra was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering what doctors later called an "uncomplicated" heart attack. He was released eight days later.
In 1997 David Bowie performed a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden with the Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, Robert Smith, Sonic Youth, and Placebo.
In 1998 California Gov. Pete Wilson, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and his ex-wife and former singing partner Cher eulogized Sonny Bono (R-CA) at his funeral in Palm Springs. He died in a skiing accident four days earlier.
In 1998 Janet Jackson's single "Together Again" was certified gold.
In 1999 Hooty & the Blowfish bassist Dean Felber married Laurie Hutchinson.
In 2001 The albums "Blind Faith-Deluxe Edition" by Blind Faith and"Frampton Came Alive! 25th Anniversary" by Peter Frampton were released.