In 1955 Elvis Presley's first live appearance was held at the Memphis, TN, auditorium.
In 1960 "Earth Angel" composer/singer Jesse Belvin was killed in a car accident.
In 1965 "Ferry Cross The Mercy" by Gerry and the Pacemakers entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1965 "You Lost That Lovin' Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1966 Simon & Garfunkel and the Animals were musical guests on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1970 The New York Post uncovered Charles Manson's fixation with the Beatles' "Helter Skelter."
In 1970 John Lennon's single "Instant Karma" was released in the UK on Apple Records.
In 1971 Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn debuted on the U.S. Country charts as a duo with "After The Fire Has Gone."
In 1971 "For All We Know" by the Carpenters and "She's A Lady" by Tom Jones entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1976 Jazz composer Vince Guaraldi died of a heart attack at age 47.
In 1978 The Bee Gees appeared on the cover of People magazine.
In 1980 Cheap Trick's album "Dream Police" was certified gold and platinum.
In 1980 Hugo Montenegro died of emphysema at age 55 in Palm Springs, CA.
In 1981 George Harrison recorded "All Those Years Ago," a tribute to John Lennon.
In 1982 "I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett and "Pretty Woman" by Van Halen entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1982 "Centerfold" by the J. Geils Band hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1987 Sonny Bono announced that he would run for mayor of Palm Springs, CA. (He won the election.)
In 1987 Joan Jett made her acting debut, co-starring with Michael J. Fox in the film "Light of Day."
In 1988 "Could've Been" by Tiffany hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1989 U2's Adam Clayton gained Irish citizenship. He was born in England but had lived in Ireland since childhood.
In 1990 Billy Idol ran a stop sign on his motorcycle and crashed into a car. He suffers a broken left arm and a broken right leg.
In 1992 Bob Dylan and an all-star band performed "Like a Rolling Stone" on the 10th-anniversary special of "Late Night with David Letterman."
In 1993 Mick Jagger guests on "Saturday Night Live," performing two songs from his upcoming "Wandering Spirit" album.
In 1994 Nirvana began their final tour of Europe.
In 1995 Pearl Jam performed two free concerts in Seattle for their fan club members.
In 1995 Jamaica marked the 50th anniversary of reggae star Bob Marley'sbirth by issuing four unique stamps and a commemorative coin.
In 1995 The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson married Melinda Ledbetter.
In 1996 Madonna told reporters in Buenos Aires that she was "hurt" by criticism of her portrayal of Argentine first lady Eva Peron in the film version of the musical "Evita."
In 1996 The Rolling Stones' album "Stripped" was certified gold and platinum.
In 1997 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers made their live Internet debut with a concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
In 1998 Falco ("Rock Me Amadeus") died in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic. He was 40.
In 1998 Carl Wilson, 51, a founding member of the Beach Boys, died in Los Angeles from complications of lung cancer.
In 2001 Rap singer Master P guest stars on Fox TV's "Dark Angel."
In 2001 The albums "Been A Long Time" by Double Trouble and "You Had It Coming" by Jeff Beck were released.
In 2003 ABC's "20/20" aired a British documentary on Michael Jackson.
In 2005 Paul McCartney performed the entire halftime show at Super BowlXXXIX.
In 2007 Frankie Laine died of heart failure.