1960 On his twenty-first birthday, Frankie Avalon is given $600,000 that he earned as a minor.
1961 Bobby Vee scores his third US Top Ten hit and his only number one with “Take Good Care Of My Baby”.
1970 Diana Ross has her first solo US chart topper with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. It made #6 in the UK.
27 year old Rock legend Jimi Hendrix died in London. He was in an ambulance after taking too many sleeping pills when he choked to death on his own vomit and was pronounced D.O.A. at the hospital. His death was ruled an accident.
1971 Bobby Sherman’s TV sitcom Getting’ Together premieres on ABC. It would be cancelled after just 14 episodes.
1974 John Lennon appears as a guest D.J. on New York radio station WNEW-FM.
1983 KISS appeared in public for the first time without their make-up on MTV, promoting the release of their newest album, “Lick It Up”.
1999 Carl Perkins Day is celebrated in the state of Tennessee.
2012 Using a survey of more than 160,000 readers, British music magazine NME named John Lennon as Rock’s ultimate icon.
2015 – ClassicBands.com
The Who was forced to postpone all 50 dates of The Who Hits 50! tour because lead singer Roger Daltrey had contracted viral meningitis. Plans were made to reschedule for the Spring of 2016.
A tune called “Love Song to the Earth”, billed as by Paul McCartney & Various Artists, debuted on Billboard’s Pop Digital Songs chart at #36 with 11,000 first-week downloads.