2007 - Apple's new device, the iPhone, is released, integrating music into a phone for the first time.
2000 - The casket holding Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zandt is stolen from its mausoleum in Jacksonville, Florida, but left after vandals are unable to open it. The ashes of Steve Gaines, the band's guitarist who died in the same plane crash that killed Van Zandt, are spilled from his urn, which is also stolen.
1998 - George Harrison announces that he is undergoing chemotherapy for throat cancer, with assurances that, "I'm not going to die on you folks just yet." He succumbs to the disease three years later.
1984 - After a failed attempt shooting a studio video for "Dancing In The Dark," Bruce Springsteen does it live at his concert in St. Paul, Minnesota. During Clarence Clemons' sax solo, he brings a doe-eyed, 19-year-old Courteney Cox on stage to dance with him.
1978 - Peter Frampton gets in a bad car accident in the Bahamas, breaking his arm and suffering internal injuries. On the bright side, he gets to miss the premiere of the film he starred in, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which is derided by critics and anyone unfortunate enough to see it.
1974 - Neil Peart replaces John Rutsey as the drummer for Rush.
1969 - Jimi Hendrix's Experience band play their last gig together at the Denver Pop Festival and then breaks up. Noel Redding announces he has quit the band.
1967 - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones are both found guilty on drug charges and sentenced in a London court; Richards gets one year, Jagger 3 months. Neither serve any time as an appeals court throws out the Richards conviction and reduces Jagger's sentence to probation.
1948 - Ian Paice, Deep Purple's drummer and founding member, is born in Nottingham, England.