1958 The Quarrymen, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John “Duff” Lowe on piano and Colin Hanton on drums, record a vanity disc at a small studio in an electronics shop owned by a man named Percy Phillips.
1961 Billboard magazine reports that the teenage dance craze, The Twist, is being picked up by the adult crowd in Philadelphia.
1967 The Who begin their first full-scale US tour as the opening act for Herman’s Hermits.
1969 Bob Dylan makes a surprise appearance with The Band at the Mississippi River Rock Festival.
1973 An Everly Brothers’ concert at Knott’s Berry Farm is the last that the duo will perform for nearly ten years. The pair announced their break-up on the spot and they would not get together again until September of 1983.
1980 Former Beatles and Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein began a two month jail sentence for falsifying income tax documents.
1984 Philippe Wynne, lead singer of The Spinners from 1972 to ’77, died of a heart attack on stage in Oakland.
1988 Michael Jackson launched his first British tour at Wembley Stadium in London.
1992 Olivia Newton-John discloses that she has breast cancer. She was later deemed fully recovered.
2015 Dave Somerville, lead singer for The Diamonds, died of cancer at the age of 81.