2018 - Neil Diamond stops by the command post near his home in Basalt, Colorado, to play for firefighters and rescue personnel who have been battling wildfires in the area.
2001 - The Eagles played the first concert at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.
1995 - After decades of legal wrangling, James Al Hendrix, surviving father of Jimi, is once again granted legal use of his son's name and likeness for merchandising.
1992 - Prince trademarks the male/female symbol he has been using on various album covers
1987 - Ozzy Osbourne performs "Jailhouse Rock" at Wormwood Scrubs prison in London, England. He says it's his "last good memory of the '80s.
1987 - The Beatles, along with Yoko Ono, sue Nike for using "Revolution" in TV commercials.
1979 - Joe Perry quits Aerosmith when he gets in screaming match with Steven Tyler, after a show in Cleveland,
1979 - The World Series of Rock is held at Cleveland Stadium, with Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Journey, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, and The Scorpions performing.
1973 - The "Summer Jam" concert takes place at Watkins Glen racetrack in New York, outdrawing Woodstock with a crowd of over 600,000. The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Band play to the massive crowd that paid $10 a ticket - if they bought one.
1973 - Grand Funk Railroad releases "We're An American Band."
1973 - Chicago's Chicago VI LP hits #1 for the first of five weeks in the US.
1972 - Mott The Hoople releases "All The Young Dudes."
1970 - The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger makes his acting debut in Ned Kelly, a film about the legendary Australian outlaw, which makes his debut in Kelly's own hometown of Glenrowan.
1968 - The Beatles hold their "Mad Day Out," an all-day group photography session across London, which produces most of their well-known latter-day photographs, including the cover of Life and the inside gatefold of their Beatles 1967-1970 album
1954 - Guitarist Steve Morse is born in Hamilton, Ohio.
1949 - Drummer Simon Kirke (Bad Company) is born in Lambeth, London, England.
1949 - Steve Took (of T. Rex) is born in Eltham, London, England.
1939 - Judy Garland records "Over The Rainbow."
1933 - The first singing telegram is sent - to popular crooner Rudy Vallee, on the occasion of his 32nd birthday.