In 1959 Neil Sedaka recorded "Oh Carol."
In 1964 Country singer Jim Reeves, 41, was killed when his single-engine Beechcraft crashed near Nashville, TN.
In 1964 "Dancing In The Street" by Martha & the Vandellas was released.
In 1965 "It's The Same Old Song" by the Four Tops and "The In Crowd" by Ramsey Lewis entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1966 The first Cream concert was held in Windsor, England.
In 1967 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards were released after a month in jail on drug convictions.
In 1970 The Rolling Stones fulfilled their contract with Decca for one more album deliver, "Cocksucker Blues."
In 1971 The Rolling Stones' documentary "Gimme Shelter" made its UK premiere at the Rialto Cinema in London.
In 1971 "Do You Know What I Mean" by Lee Michaels entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1971 "You've Got A Friend" by James Taylor was #1 on the U.S. TopIn 1976, Kris Kristofferson hosted NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live" with musical guest Rita Coolidge.
In 1976 "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult and "Still The One" by Orleans entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1979 James Taylor played a free concert in New York's Central Park to help the city's campaign to restore the park's Sheep Meadow.
In 1980 John Phillips (Mamas & Papas) was arrested on drug charges. He spent 30 days in jail and was fined $15,000.
In 1981 Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry released her solo album "Koo Koo."
In 1982 "You Can Do Magic" by America and "Somebody's Baby" by Jackson Browne entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1985 John Mellencamp's album "Scarecrow" was released.
In 1986 Stevie Wonder received an Emmy nomination for a guest appearance on NBC-TV's "The Cosby Show."
In 1987 During an Anita Baker concert in Boston, a 25-foot tree limb fell into the crowd, but no serious injuries were reported.
In 1990 Accused of instigating a suicide attempt, Juda Priest vocalist Rob Halford admits in a Reno court to placing backward messages in 1985's "Love Bites," but not the album in question, "Stained Class."
In 1990 Cheap Trick's video "Every Trick In The Book" was released.
In 1991 Travis Tritt's single "Country Club" went platinum.
In 1995 Courtney Love ended Hole's Pittsburgh Lollapalooza set early when a fan tossed a shotgun shell casing on the stage.
In 1995 Jefferson Starship's album "Red Octopus" was certified platinum, while Pink Floyd's "Pulse" CD went double platinum.
In 1995 Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson's single "Scream" was certified gold and platinum, as was TLC's "Waterfalls."
In 1996 Aerosmith fired longtime manager Tim Collins.
In 1998 The Beastie Boys began their first headlining tour since 1995 at Seattle's Key Arena.
In2000In 2000, Christina Aguilera's first headlining concert tour began in Kansas City, Missouri.
In 2000 Britney Spears helped launch a website for young girls and teenagers with a live online chat.