In 1956 Buddy Holly attended a Little Richard concert at the Cotton Club in Lubbock, TX.
In 1956 London's first rock & roll club, "Studio 51," opened.
In 1956 Elvis Presley recorded "Love Me Tender."
In 1958 Buddy Holly married Maria Elena Santiago.
In 1959 "Poison Ivy" by the Coasters and "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin both entered the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1959 "The Three Bells" by the Browns hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1964 The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein meets Elvis Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker for the first time at a Beverly Hills hotel.
In 1964 The Beatles' single "Matchbox" b/w "Slow Down," from the album "Something New," is released. It was certified gold the same day.
In 1964 "Rag Doll" by the Four Seasons goes gold.
In 1965 The Rolling Stones meet with Allen Klein for the first time.
In 1965 The Beatles watch a private screening of the movie "What's New Pussycat?" in Beverly Hills, CA.
In 1966 "Hanky Panky" by Tommy James & The Shondells is certified gold.
In 1967 The Beatles meet the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at a lecture in London, and begin studying transcendental meditation.
In 1968 During his birthday party, Who Drummer Keith Moon accidentially drives a Lincoln into a Holiday Inn pool in Flint, Michigan.
In 1968 Country Joe & the Fish, on their way to the Democratic convention, are beaten up by Vietnam veterans.
In 1968 The Band appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1968 "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly enters the U.S. top 40 chart for the first time.
In 1968 "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 Arlo Guthrie's film version of "Alice's Restaurant" opens in New York and Los Angeles.
In 1974 "Tin Man" by America enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 "(You're) Having My Baby" by Paul Anka with Odia Coates hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1977 Waylon Jennings, who was recently named an honorary police chief in Nashville, is arrested on cocaine charges.
In 1978 Bruce Springsteen appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1979 The Cars perform at New York's Central Park.
In 1981 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life for murdering John Lennon.
In 1984 Neil Young makes his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1985 "The Power Of Love" by Huey Lewis & the News hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1989 Ringo Starr spoofs the car chase scene from "Help!" in an Oldsmobile commercial with daughter Lee Starkey.
In 1989 The Who give a special benefit performance of "Tommy" in Los Angeles featuring Billy Idol, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle and Steve Winwood.
In 1990 Sinead O'Connor refuses to allow the U.S. National Anthem to be played before her New Jersey show.
In 1994 Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese is fired and replaced by Eleven drummer Jack Irons.
In 1994 Bob Dylan sues Apple Computer over software he said used his name without permission.
In 1995 Heart's album "Desire Walks On" is certified gold.
In 1996 Warner Brothers Records re-signs REM to a 5-album deal that was worth $80 million.
In 1998 Tatyana Ali's single "Daydreamin'" is certified gold.
In 1999 Garth Brooks' single "Lost In You" and Babyface's album "For The Cool In You" are both released.