In 1956 Buddy Holly saw the John Wayne movie "The Searchers," and the line "That'll be the Day" inspired him to write the song.
In 1961 Chuck Berry cut the ribbon on Berryland Amusement Park outside of St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1964 The Dave Clark Five appeared on "Ed Sullivan."
In 1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono recorded "Give Peace A Chance," with Tom & Dick Smothers singing in the background during their "bed-in" at Hotel La Reine in Montreal.
In 1969 Jimi Hendrix appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1969 The Rolling Stones recorded "Honky Tonk Women."
In 1969 "My Cherie Amour" by Stevie Wonder and "Spinning Wheel" by Blood, Sweat & Tears entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1969 "Love (Can Make You Happy)" by Mercy peaks at #2 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1973 The albums "Can't Buy A Thrill" by Steely Dan and "Made In Japan" by Deep Purple were certified gold.
In 1975 To announce their "Tour of the Americas," the Rolling Stones showed up at a hotel full of journalists singing "Brown Sugar" on the back of a flatbed truck on 5th Avenue in New York City.
In 1975 "Jive Talkin'" by the Bee Gees, "Listen To What The Man Said" by Paul McCartney, "One Of These Nights" by the Eagles, and "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen, Campbell all entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1975 "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" by Freddy Fender was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1976 A Who concert in England measures 120 decibels, setting a Guinness World Record for loudness.
In 1976 Time magazine featured the article "McCartney Comes Back" with Paul McCartney on the cover.
In 1976 Frank Sinatra appeared on the cover of People magazine.
In 1976 "Got To Get You Into My Life" b/w "Helter Skelter" by the Beatles was released.
In 1977 "Beatlemania" opened at the Winter Garden Theater in New York City for the first 920 performances.
In 1978 Joe Walsh's album "But Seriously, Folks" was certified gold.
In 1982 Survivor's single "Eye Of The Tiger" was released.
In 1983 Bryan Adams' album "Cuts Like A Knife" was certified gold.
In 1986 "Invisible Touch" by Genesis, "Love Touch" by Rod Stewart, and "Opportunities" by the Pet Shop Boys all entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1988 REO Speedwagan's album "The Hits" was released.
In 1989 The first International Rock Awards were held in New York. Keith Richards receives the "Living Legend Award."
1989 After a dispute over who was entitled to use the name. Yes, a lineup consisting of Anderson, Squire, White, Howe, Kaye, and Wakeman began a world tour using Yes Shows.
In 1989 Paul McCartney's album "Flowers In The Dirt" was released.
In 1991 Randy Travis married his manager Lib Hatcher in Maui, Hawaii.
In 1993 Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorthea became parents to daughter Stephanie Rose.
In 1995 Shania Twain received her first gold album for "The Woman In Me."
In 1995 Sting's album "Fields Of Gold" was certified gold and platinum.
In 1997 Bob Dylan was released from the hospital after a week of treatment for a fungal infection near his heart.
In 1997 Lee Ann Womack made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
In 1998 Geri Halliwell, aka "Ginger Spice," confirmed she was leaving the Spice Girls.
In 1999 VH1's "Behind the Music" airs at 9 pm nightly. The first broadcast featured Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In 2000 Steely Dan began a 38-date North American tour supporting their critically acclaimed album "Two Against Nature." The CD was Donald Fagen and Walter Becker's first studio release in 20 years.
In 2000 Bandleader Tito Puente died in New York at age 77.
In 2000 Johnnie Taylor ("Who's Making Love," "Disco Lady") died of a heart attack at age 62.