2016 - "Kiss Rocks Vegas" was released on pay-per-view.
2002 - Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1996 - Beatles producer George Martin is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1982 - The Pretenders fired Pete Farndon.
1980 - Billy Joel's Glass Houses is the #1 album for the first of six consecutive weeks.
1970 - The Grateful Dead released their "Workingman's Dead" LP.
1970 - Eric Clapton's new band is introduced as "Derek and the Dominos" when they take the stage at the Lyceum in London.
They tell the promoter they are "The Dynamics," but he convinces them to add the "Derek," which is a nickname for Clapton. His mangled name interpretation sticks.
1968 - The Jeff Beck Group, with lead singer Rod Stewart, make their US concert debut, opening for the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore East in New York City. Stewart has stage fright, which is cured when he takes some swigs of rum from a bottle he shares with guitarist Ron Wood.
1966 Deeming its "butcher cover" in poor taste, Capitol Records recalls the new Beatles album, Yesterday and Today, which is scheduled for release the next day and has already been sent to stores.
1965 - Paul McCartney recorded the song "Yesterday."
1964 - Workers at a London railway station open a tea chest addressed to The Beatles and find 12-year-old Carol Dryden, a fan who'd decided to mail herself to the group.
1949 - Alan White (drummer for Yes) is born in Ferryhill, County Durham, England
1945 - Rod Argent (keyboardist for The Zombies, founder of Argent) is born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England