2018 - The Eagles settled a lawsuit with a hotel in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur after the establishment agreed to stop using the name Hotel California.
2011 - Don Kirshner (promoter behind The Monkees, The Archies) dies of heart failure at age 76.
2008 - Gene Simmons was the third contestant fired by Donald Trump on Season 7 of The Celebrity Apprentice.
1997 - Metallica's video "King Nothing" premiered on MTV.
1996 - David Bowie, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles, and The Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1990 - The Fifth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, The Kinks, The Platters, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Who.
1971 - Kid Rock was born in Romeo, Michigan.
1970 - 1970 - The Doors played the first of several shows at the Felt Forum in New York City.
1967 - London's Daily Mail newspaper carries an article about potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire, inspiring John Lennon to mention it in "A Day In The Life."
1963 - Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts and Ian Stewart perform together for the first time at London's Marquee Jazz Club.
1949 - Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones guitarist) is born in Welwyn Garden City.
1942 - Cassius Clay is born in Louisville, Kentucky.