2010 - Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Live from Freedom Hall, their eighth live album. It features music performed June 15, 2007 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.
2008 - For his 60th birthday, Todd Rundgrenhosts Toddstock, a gathering of his fans at his home in Hawaii. Toddstock returns every five years, with more locations added.
1990 - Billy Joel becomes the first rock act to play at Yankee Stadium when he performs at the first of two sellout shows.
1988 - Robert Palmer releases "Simply Irresistible" in his native UK, where it peaks at #44. It fares much better in the US, where it lands at #2.
1981 - Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to the murder of John Lennon six months earlier and is sentenced to 20 years-to-life in prison.
1979 - Neil Young releases his highly lauded live album, Rust Never Sleeps. It contains several new songs that go on to be Young favorites, including "Powderfinger," "My My, Hey Hey," and "Pocahontas."
1969 - Blind Faith's first and only LP was released.
1968 - The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart as lead singer, plays America for the first time at a show in New York.
1963 - The Surfaris release "Wipe Out."
1948 - Todd Rundgren is born outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the '70s, he becomes a top solo artist and one of the most celebrated producers in music, with Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell his biggest commercial success