In 1957 "Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" by Harry Belafonte and "Young Love" by Tab Hunter both entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1963 Bob Dylan appeared in a BBC Radio play, "Madhouse On Castle Street," playing the part of a folk singer.
In 1963 The Beatles' single "Please Please Me" was released in the UK.
In 1963 "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1967 James Darren performed "Goodbye Cruel World" on TV's "Where The Action Is."
In 1967 "Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron" by the Royal Guardsmen was certified gold.
In 1968 The Supremes appeared as nuns on an episode of NBC-TV's "Tarzan."
In 1968 The Doors' second album, "Strange Days," was certified gold.
In 1974 "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks and "Come And Get Your Love" by Redbone entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1974 "The Joker" by Steve Miller Band was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1977 Keith Richards was fined 750 pounds for possession of cocaine in his wrecked car on May 19, 1976, and charged an additional 250 pounds for court costs.
In 1978 "Baby Come Back" by Player was certified gold.
In 1978 Fleetwood Mac appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1979 The Bee Gees received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1979 ZZ Top's album "Best Of ZZ Top" was released.
In 1980 "On The Radio" by Donna Summer entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1981 Yoko Ono appeared on the cover of People magazine.
In 1984 Motley Crue opened its first U.S. tour at Madison Square Garden.
In 1986 Luther Vandross was involved in a 3-car accident in Los Angeles. Three were injured, and Vandross's passenger was killed.
In 1987 Pollster named ZZ Top as the number one concert artist.
In 1988 George Harrison's album "Cloud Nine" was certified both gold and platinum.
In 1989 Tracy Chapman became the most nominated new artist in Grammy history with six nominations.
In 1993 Ted Nugent was fined $1000 for shooting two flaming arrows across the stage during a Cincinnati concert.
In 1993 Dick Clark, Cream, Creedence Clearwater, The Doors, Frankie Lymon, Van Morrison, Dinah Washington, and Sly & the Family Stone were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1993 "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston was certified quadruple platinum.
In 1994 A Los Angeles federal jury ruled Michael Jackson did not steal the songs "Thriller," "The Girl Is Mine," and "We Are The World" from his former neighbors in Gary, Indiana.
In 1995 Stevie Wonder performed his first paid concert in Arizona in nearly 9 years after boycotting the state for canceling its observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (It was reinstated in 1993.)
In 1995 The Allman Brothers, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Martha & the Vandellas, Neil Young, and Frank Zappa were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1996 Van Halen's Sammy Hagar led 1000 music students in the world's largest guitar lesson at the new Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles.
In 1997 James Taylor sang the National Anthem at the AFC title contest between the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In 1998 Billy Joel sold out record-setting 8th, and 9th shows at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.
In 1998 The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Santana, and the Mamas & Papas were among the inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1998 Sarah McLachlan's album "Surfacing" was certified double platinum.
In 1999 Elton John filed suit in London against Price Waterhouse Coopers and Andrew Haydon from his former management company over an alleged shortfall of 20 million pounds from his business earnings.
In 1999 Madonna made her seventh appearance on Mr. Blackwell's Worst Dressed List.
In 1999 "Goodbye" by the Spice Girls was certified gold.
In 2000 Manager Sharon Osbourne severs all ties with the Smashing Pumpkins.
In 2003 The Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Miami. He was 53.
In 2004 Randy Van Warmer ("Just When I Needed You Most") died of leukemia at age 48.