In 1945 Ella Fitzgerald & the Delta Rhythm Boys recorded "It's Only A Paper Moon."
In 1952 Sun Records in Memphis released its first record, "Drivin' Slow" by Johnny London. He was a 16-year-old black saxophone player.
In 1957 12-year-old Brenda Lee debuts on the Country charts with "One Step At A Time."
In 1958 CBS Laboratories announced a new stereophonic record that was mono-compatible and playable on both mono and stereo phonographs.
In 1965 "I Can't Explain" by the Who and "The Last Time" by the Rolling Stones entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1965 "Stop! In The Name Of Love" by the Supremes was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1967 The Rolling Stones were pelted with bottles, chairs, and fireworks while performing in Sweden.
In 1967 The Young Rascals recorded "Groovin'."
In 1967 The British music industry awarded John Lennon & Paul McCartney the Ivor Novello Award for writing "Michelle."
In 1968 Tom Jones performed on TV's "Jonathan Winters Show."
In 1968 1950s Blues giant Little Willie John died of pneumonia while in prison at age 31.
In 1971 "If" by Bread, "I Am I Said" by Neil Diamond, and "Sweet & Innocent" by Donny Osmond all entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1972 Elvis Presley recorded his last major hit, "Burning Love."
In 1973 The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia was stopped for speeding and LSD possession.
In 1973 Rolling Stone, Carlos Santana changed his name to Devadip, meaning "The Lamp of the Light of the Supreme." Santana had become a disciple of Sri Chinmoy.
In 1973 Alice Cooper's album "Billion Dollar Babies" was certified gold.
In 1975 Linda Ronstadt appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1976 "Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright peaked at #2 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1979 Eric Clapton married Patti Boyd in Tucson, Arizona. She was Beatle George Harrison's ex-wife and inspired Clapton's song, "Layla."
In 1982 Ronnie Lane, formerly of Small Faces, Faces, and Chance, was admitted to the hospital for treatment for Multiple Sclerosis.
In 1984 Cyndi Lauper's single "Time After Time" was released.
In 1986 Van Halen played its first show with Sammy Hagar as lead singer.
In 1987 A South River, New Jersey, high school student was suspended for wearing a t-shirt that said "To Hell With The Devil," promoting the Christian rock group Stryker.
In 1987 U2 recreated the Beatles' famous rooftop concert while shooting the video for "Where The Streets Have No Name" in downtown Los Angeles.
In 1988 Tina Turner gave her last live performance in Osaka, Japan. It included a surprise performance by Mick Jagger, who sang "Honky Tonk Women" with her.
In 1989 Revolutionary Comics featured an issue with Guns N' Roses.
In 1991 Donnie Wahlberg of the New Kids on the Block was arrested in Louisville, Kentucky, on arson charges. He allegedly poured vodka on a hotel carpet and set it on fire. The singer pleaded innocent and was freed on bail.
In 1992 At a concert in Detroit, U2 ordered 10,000 pizzas for the audience, but only about 100 arrived.
In 1992 Bruce Springsteen's albums "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town" were released.
In 1992 Wynonna earned her first #1 single as a soloist with "She Is His Only Need."
In 1992 Alabama's "Greatest Hits Volume 2" was certified gold.
In 1995 Elton John and Tim Rice won the Best Song Oscar for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?" from "The Lion King."
In 1995 The Cranberries' album "No Need To Argue" went triple platinum.
In 1997 The Rolling Stones' video "Rock And Roll Circus" was certified gold and platinum.
In 1998 Alice Cooper broke ground for his sports and rock & roll-themed restaurant in Phoenix.
In 1998 The Backstreet Boys' single "Everybody" was released.
In 1998 Van Morrison's album "Avalon Sunset" was certified gold, while Marcy Playground's CD "Marcy Playground" went platinum.
In 1999 The Bee Gees wrapped up their "One Night Only" tour by playing the inaugural concert at Sydney's new Olympic Stadium.
In 2000 UK pub rocker Ian Dury, 57, died after a long battle with cancer.
In 2002 Lyle Lovett suffered a compound fracture to his lower right leg when he was trampled by a bull at his uncle's farm near Houston.