2016 - Giorgio Gomelsky, The Rolling Stones' first manager, passed away at the age of 82.
2011 - Just two months after The Beatles back catalogue became available on iTunes, their sales figures topped 5 million songs according to Hudson Square Research. During that period, the legendary group also moved more than a million full-length albums.
2003 - The Who guitarist Pete Townshend was arrested by British police as part of their "Operation Ore" sting operation to crack down on child pornography.
1998 - Kevin Dubrow (Quiot Riot) was released from jail.
1986 - Ozzy Osbourne is taken to court by the parents of John McCollum, a depressed teenager who shot himself while listening to Ozzy's song "Suicide Solution." The parents claim that their son was driven to suicide by Ozzy's song. The court later throws the case out.
1978 - The Police start recording their debut album, Outlandos d'Amour.
1973 - Eric Clapton returns to the stage for the first time in about 18 months, playing the first of two all-star shows at the Rainbow Theater in London.
1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono have their hair cut and donate it to a charity auction.
1968 - Johnny Cash plays two shows for inmates at Folsom Prison in California.
1954 - Trevor Rabin (guitarist for Yes) is born in Johannesburg, South Africa.