In 1949 Harry Belafonte began recording "They Didn't Believe Me" and "Close Your Eyes."
In 1954 Sun Records released Elvis Presley's first single, "That's All Right Mama."
In 1960 Brian Hyland performed "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In1965, The Beatles' single "Help!" b/w "I'm Down" was released in the U.S.
In 1965 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones went gold.
In 1966 Frank Sinatra, 50, married actress Mia Farrow, 21.
In 1966 Johnny Rivers began recording "Poor Side Of Town."
In1968In 1968, "This Guy's In Love With You" by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass was certified gold.
In 1969 The Spencer Davis Group split up. Davis went solo, and Steve Winwood formed Traffic.
In 1969 "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones and "I'm Free" by the Who entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1972 "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" by Wayne Newton was certified gold.
In 1973 "Natural High" by Bloodstone was certified gold.
In 1974 Eric Clapton appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In1974In 1974, David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ended in New York.
In 1975 Elton John made a surprise appearance at a Rolling Stones concert at Hughes Stadium in Denver.
In 1975 Country great Lefty Frizzell dies at age 56.
In 1975 "Dance With Me" by Orleans entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1975 "Listen To What The Man Said" by Wings was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1978 "Last Dance" by Donna Summer was certified gold.
In 1980 David Bowie made his theatrical debut in the title role of "The Elephant Man" onstage in Denver.
In 1980 "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me" by Billy Joel hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1981 Roy Orbison performed for the first time in 15 years at "Roy Orbison Day" in Odessa, TX.
In 1986 Jerry Hall starred in an NBC pilot, "She's With Me," as a model trying to drag their rock star boyfriend to the alter.
In 1986 "Invisible Touch" by Genesis was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1989 "If You Don't Know Me By Now" by Simply Red was certified gold.
In 1990 Fleetwood Mac's album "Behind The Mask" was certified gold.
In 1991 Drummer Steve Adler filed suit against his former band, Guns N' Roses, claiming band members pressured him to use heroin and then dropped him after he entered a rehabilitation program.
In 1991 A wax likeness of Gloria Estefan was unveiled at the Movieland Wax Museum in Los Angeles.
In 1993 Testimony began in Los Angeles in the lawsuit filed by backup singer Yvette Marine against Paula Abdul and Virgin Records. Marine claimed she was entitled to "co-lead" vocal credit on Abdul's 1988 debut album "Forever Your Girl." (She eventually lost the suit.)
In 1994 Delphi was named the official online computer service for the Rolling Stones's "Voodoo Lounge" world tour.
In 1995 Elvis Presley's former doctor, Dr. George Nichopoulous, lost his medical license for being "too liberal" in prescribing addictive drugs.
In 1996 Coolio's single "All The Way Live (Now)" was certified gold.
In 1999 They Might Be Giants released their new album, "Long Tall Weekend," exclusively in the MP3 format, available only on the Internet.
In 1999 Prince won Best Internet-only Single for "War" at the Yahoo! Internet Life Awards, held at Studio 54 in New York.
In 2002 Philadelphia declared Solomon Burke Day, his Pennsylvania hometown.
In 2002 Celebrated musicologist Alan Lomax dies at age 87.