1953 Elvis visited the Memphis Recording Service to record “My Happiness” as a gift for his mother. It cost $3.98.
1964 The Rolling Stones chart in the US for the first time when a cover of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” peaks at #48.
1966 Bobby Fuller, of the hit “I Fought The Law”, was found dead in his car in Hollywood. The incident is ruled a suicide but evidence suggests foul play, as his clothes and lungs contained gasoline. He 22 years old.
1974 The Immigration and Naturalization Service denied John Lennon an extension of his non-immigrant visa because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana possession charge. The US Court of Appeal would overturn the deportation order in 1975 and Lennon was granted permanent resident status the following year.
1983 Abbey Road Studios in London is opened to the public.
1988 Ike Turner was sentenced in Santa Monica, California to one year in jail for possessing and transporting cocaine. Police had stopped Turner, former husband of Tina Turner, in August 1987 for driving erratically and found about six grams of rock cocaine in his car.
1992 Whitney Houston married Bobby Brown at her New Jersey home. She would file for divorce in 2006.