In 1960 "Only the Lonely" by Roy Orbison entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1960 Tony Williams, the Platters' lead singer, quit the group for a solo career.
In 1962 The Beatles auditioned for George Martin. He signed them to EMI's Parlophone label the following month and became their producer.
In 1964 "Chapel Of Love" by the Dixie Cups hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1965 Herman's Hermits performed "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1970 "Teach Your Children" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young entered the U.S. Top 40 chart."
In 1971 Gladys Knight & the Pips appeared on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1971 John Lennon & Yoko Ono appeared unannounced at the Fillmore East in New York, joining Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention on stage1972 David Bowie's "The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust" was released.
In 1973 Barry White's single "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" was certified gold.
In 1974 Billy Swan recorded "I Can Help."
In 1977 The Doobie Brothers sponsored a Golf Classic & Concert for United Way.
In 1977 Fleetwood Mac appeared on the cover of People magazine.
In 1982 Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, and Stevie Nicks joined over 85,000 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, for the anti-nuke rally "Peace Sunday: We Have a Dream."
In 1985 Tears For Fears' single "Shout" is released.
In 1987 Michael Jackson broke his ties with the "Jehovah's Witnesses."
In 1987 "You Keep Me Hanging On" by Kim Wilde was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1989 Debbie Peterson of the Bangles Weds production manager Steve Botting.
In 1990 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" album is ruled obscene by a Florida judge, making it illegal to sell.
In 1990 The Rolling Stones won the "International Rock Award" for "Tour of the Year."
In 1991 Jazz saxophonist Stan Getz dies in Malibu, CA, at age 64.
In 1992 David Bowie and model actress Iman repeated their wedding vows in a religious ceremony at a church in Florence, Italy.
In 1992 "Baby Baby Baby" by TLC entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1993 Pete Townshend won the Best Original Score Tony Award for the stage production of "Tommy."
In 1993 Entertainment Weekly reported vegetarians Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, had ordered the roadies on their U.S. tour not to bring meat to work or they'd lose their jobs.
In 1995 Pink Floyd's double live album "Pulse" was released.
In 1997 Genesis announced that 28-year-old Scottish singer Ray Wilson would succeed Phil Collins as the band's vocalist.
In 1997 "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" by the Backstreet Boys and "How Do I Live" by Leann Rimes were both released.
In1997In 1997 Counting Crows' album "Recovering The Satellites" was certified double platinum.
In 1999 Paul Simon's and Bob Dylan's 33-city PaulBob '99 tour kicked off at the Colorado Springs World Arena.
In 2000 Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood checked himself into rehab in London to overcome his addiction to alcohol before the next Rolling Stones world tour.
In 2006 Billy Preston, often called "The Fifth Beatle," died from complications with hypertension. He was 59.
In 2010 Marvin Isley, the bassist for the Isley Brothers died at age 56.