2009 - Punk musician Jim Carroll dies of heart attack in Manhattan, New York City, at age 60.
1988 - Metallica began their first headlining tour of Europe in Budapest, Hungary.
1984 - Bruce Springsteen broke the attendance record at Philadelphia's Spectrum. 16,800 fans attended the first of six sold-out shows.
1982 - John Mellencamp becomes the first male solo artist with a #1 album.
1977 - David Bowie appears on Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas special.
1975 - Aerosmith's self-titled debut album was certified gold.
1974 - WROV-AM in Roanoke, Virginia, starts playing the The Doobie Brothers album cut "Black Water" in honor of a local tributary of the same name.
1973 - Bruce Springsteen releases his second album, The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle.
1967 - "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles was certified as a million seller.
1967- The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" bus began cruising the English countryside.
1953 - Tommy Shaw of Styx is born in Montgomery, Alabama.
1943 - Mickey Hart (one of the drummers for Grateful Dead) is born Michael Steven Hartman in Brooklyn but would be raised in Long Island, New York.