In 1965 The Kinks and the Moody Blues made their U.S. concert debut at the Academy of Music in New York.
In 1965 "What's New Pussycat?" by Tom Jones and "I Like It Like That" by the Dave Clark Five entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1965 "I Can't Help Myself" by Four Tops hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1967 Paul McCartney, having admitted in Life Magazine that he had taken LSD, repeated the admission in a television interview.
In 1969 "Grazin' In The Grass" by Friends Of Distinction was certified gold.
In 1969 "Jumping Jack Flash" by the Rolling Stones was #1 on the UK Top 40 chart.
In 1971 "It's Too Late" by Carole King hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
1973 The TV special "Roberta Flack... The First Time Ever" aired on ABC.
In 1973 "Frankenstein" by the Edgar Winter Group was certified gold.
In 1975 Stevie Wonder appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1976 The Bay City Rollers began their first American tour In Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In 1976 Blue Oyster Cult's album "Agents of Fortune," containing the single "Don't Fear the Reaper," was released.
In 1976 "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1978 Grace Slick quit Jefferson Starship.
In 1980 A new record label, Geffen Records, inks Donna Summer as their first signee. Elton John and John Lennon are signed later.
In 1982 Steve Miller began his first tour in 3 years at Lake Tahoe, NV.
In 1984 Tickets for Bruce Springsteen's 10-day stand at The Meadowlands went on sale. 202,000 were sold in 24 hours.
In 1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream & Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia formally announced a new ice cream flavor, Cherry Garcia.
In 1988 Over 3000 East Germans gathered at the Berlin Wall to hear Michael Jackson, who was performing a concert on the other side of the wall in West Berlin.
In 1989 "Batman," featuring music from Prince and Danny Elfman, premieres.
In 1991 Jordan Knight of the New Kids On The Block ordered his bodyguard to punch a heckler outside a Boston nightclub. Assault charges later filed were eventually dropped a year later.
In 1995 The Eagles' video "Hell Freezes Over" went double platinum.
In 1996 Celine Dion's album "Falling Into You" was certified triple platinum.
1997 Bobby Helms ("Jingle Bell Rock") died at age 61.
In 1998 Loretta Lynn made a special appearance on "Friday Night Opry."
In 1998 The second annual Lilith Fair festival began in Portland, Oregon, featuring opening day performer Sinead O'Connor.
In 1999 U2's Bono and Bob Geldolf were among the 35,000 who formed a human chain around the G7 summit in Cologne, Germany. They wanted all outstanding debts owed by the world's poorest countries canceled.
In 2000 David Bowie's UltraStar's BowieNet hosted a private concert at New York's Roseland Ballroom, the first-ever for BowieNet members.
2003 Prince issued a new album, "N.E.W.S.," to his NPG Music Club website members.
In 2014 Gerry Goffin, who co-wrote hits "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Up on the Roof," and "The Loco-Motion" with his former wife, Carole King, died. He was 75.