2015 - Ringo Starr's personal copy of "The Beatles" (The White Album), numbered 0000001, sold for a world record $790,000 at Julien's Live auction.
2013 - A handwritten, working lyric sheet for Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit "Born to Run" sold at Sotheby's for $197,000.
2004 - Elton John receives a Kennedy Center honor.
2002 - Elton John guest stars on Will and Grace.
2001 - David Crosby and Don Henley headline a benefit concert that raises $300,000 for children of the victims of the 9/11 attacks.
1980 - John Lennon gives his last print interview to Rolling Stones.
1980 - U2 play their first show in the US when they perform at The Ritz Ballroom in New York City.
1975 - Fleetwood Mac's tenth album goes Gold and will eventually reach Platinum status.
1969 - The Rolling Stones release Let It Bleed.
1968 - An actual banquet held to launch the Rolling Stones' newest album, "Beggar's Banquet" comes to an abrupt end when a pie throwing fight breaks out.
1968 - Graham Nash quits The Hollies and a few days later forms Crosby, Stills and Nash.
1965 - The Beatles played in their hometown of Liverpool for the last time.
1964 - The Zombies' debut single "She's Not There" tops the Cashbox Best Sellers chart.
- Jack Russell (Great White vocalist) is born in Montebello, California in 1960.
- Jim Messina (of Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Loggins & Messina) is born in Maywood, California in 1947.
- Singer-songwriter J.J. Cale ("Cocaine") , a forerunner of the Tulsa Sound, is born John Weldon Cale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1938.
- Richard Wayne Penniman, who will become known as Little Richard, is born in Macon, Georgia in 1932.