2013 - Janis Joplin was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2003 - Sebastian Bach of Skid Row appears on an episode of Gilmore Girls, as a guitarist who joins Lane Kim's band.
1991 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its seventh class of inductees, including Jimi Hendrix, Booker T. & the MG's, Sam & Dave, The Yardbirds, The Isley Brothers, Johnny Cash, and Bobby "Blue" Bland.
1992 - Elton John and Bernie Taupin sign a $39 million songwriting deal with publishing giant Warner/Chappell, the largest such deal up to that time.
1990 - The musical tribute Buddy: The Buddy HollyStory opens on Broadway.
1988 - The U2 documentary Rattle And Hum opens worldwide.
1978 - Van Morrison is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
1978 - Boston plays in the city of Boston for the first time.
1968 - Cream perform their last US concert prior to their breakup, in Providence, Rhode Island.
1963 - Newsweek runs a story on Bob Dylan insinuating that he stole the song "Blowin' In The Wind."
1961 - Bob Dylan plays to a crowd of 53 at his Carnegie Hall debut, his first concert outside of the Greenwich Village scene.
1956 - James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitarist for The Pretenders) is born in Hereford, Herefordshire, England.