1956 Police are called to break up a crowd of rowdy teenagers following the showing of the film Rock Around The Clock at the Trocadero Cinema in London. The film is quickly banned in several English cities.
1960 Nancy Sinatra married teen idol Tommy Sands. The pair would split in 1965.
1962 The Beatles return to Abbey Road Studios where they record “P.S., I Love You”. George Martin is concerned with Ringo Starr’s ability and hires session drummer Andy White to re-record “Love Me Do”, on which Ringo played maracas and tambourine. It remained a sore spot with Ringo for many years.
1964 A 16 year old lad won a Mick Jagger impersonation contest at The Town Hall, Greenwich, England. The winner turned out to be Mick’s younger brother, Chris Jagger.
1970 Jimi Hendrix gives his final interview in his suite at the Cumberland Hotel in London, where he talked with Keith Altham, a journalist for the British weekly music newspaper Record Mirror.
1971 The Jackson 5 Saturday morning cartoon show debuts on ABC-TV. The show features the voices of the five brothers.
1987 Canadian born actor Lorne Green passed away at the age of 72.
2003 Tommy Chong, one-half of the comedy team of Cheech and Chong, was sentenced to nine months in federal prison and fined $20,000 for selling drug paraphernalia over the Internet.
2014 Bob Crewe, a singer / songwriter / producer who penned a string of hits for The Four Seasons, including “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like a Man” and “Rag Doll”, passed away at the age of 83. During his career he also produced dozens of hits for other artists including “Can’t Take My Eyes Of You” for Frankie Valli, “Devil With A Blue Dress On” for Mitch Ryder and “Lady Marmalade” for Labelle.