2005 - Jimi Hendrix's boyhood home in Seattle is saved from destruction after his estate and the city agree to renovate the building and turn it into a community center.
2000 - Almost Famous is released in theaters across the US.
1993 - Max Weinberg, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band drummer, begins his new job as bandleader for NBC-TV's new show Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
1991 - Alice Cooper sold his new album "Hey Stoopid" in New York's Times Square for 99 cents.
1990 - Eddie Vedder does some surfing, writes some lyrics, and adds his vocals to three instrumental tracks recorded by the guys he would later join in Pearl Jam.
1976 - Lynyrd Skynyrd releases their first live album, One More from the Road.
1975 - Bruce Springsteen's LP Born To Run enters the charts.
1971 - Paul McCartney and wife Linda welcome a daughter: Stella Nina McCartney.
1969 - Santana's LP Santana hits #1.
1969 - John Lennon introduces the Plastic Ono Band at the Rock and Roll Revival Show in Toronto. The set is later released as the Live Peace In Toronto 1969 album. Basically a supergroup with revolving members headed by John and Yoko, they are credited for the single "Give Peace A Chance."
1969 - Kim Fowley, host of the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival, starts a rock tradition when he asks the crowd to hold up lighters for Eric Clapton and John Lennon.
1965 - The Beatles win their first Grammys, for Best New Artist and Best Album (for A Hard Day's Night).
1961 - Dave Mustaine (lead singer/guitarist for Megadeth) is born in La Mesa, California.
1960 - The FCC bans "payola," the controversial practice of paying DJs for playing songs, as a result of the scandal involving, among others, Dick Clark and Alan Freed.
1814 - Francis Scott Key is inspired to write "The Star Spangled Banner" during the British attack of Fort McHenry on September 13, 1814.