1950 The US music show Your Hit Parade premiered on NBC-TV.
1954 Sam Phillips took an acetate of Elvis singing “That’s All Right” to Memphis radio station WHBQ.
1966 Cat Stevens cuts his first record, “I Love My Dog” at Decca Records in London.
1967 Kenny Rogers and several other members of the New Christy Minstrels quit to form the First Edition.
1969 Brian Jones is laid to rest in Prestbury, England.
1972 Harry Nilsson’s album, “Son of Schmilsson” is released. It featured George Harrison under the name George Harrysong and Ringo Starr, listed as Richie Snare, on some of the tracks.
1975 After being married for only ten days, Cher petitioned for divorce from Greg Allman.
1979 Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in prison for income-tax evasion.
2000 A Supremes reunion tour is cancelled due to poor ticket sales.