1961 Bob Dylan makes his concert hall debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall, earning $20 for the night. Of the 53 people that attended, most were friends.
1963 The Beatles make their first appearance on Ready Steady Go!.
1968 Cream set out on their farewell tour.
1969 “Abbey Road”, the last album recorded by The Beatles, enters the UK charts at number one.
1970 27 year old Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at Hollywood’s Landmark Hotel.
1973 The BBC broadcast the 500th edition of Top Of The Pops. The featured acts were Slade, Gary Glitter and The Osmonds.
1976 Elvis attracts a crowd at a gas station in Memphis when he stops to fill up his Harley. After chatting with fans for a few minutes, the King calmly drives away.
1978 Tammy Wynette was abducted, beaten and held in her car for two hours by a kidnapper wearing a ski mask. He held a gun on her and forced her to drive 90 miles from Nashville. She was later released and the kidnapper escaped.
1991 J. Frank Wilson, who recorded the teenage death song “Last Kiss”, died of a heart attack at age 49.
1996 Van Halen announces that former Extreme lead singer Gary Cherone was chosen as the new lead singer of the group, replacing Sammy Hagar.
2005 Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins died in his sleep at the age of 56.
2014 Paul Revere, leader of Paul Revere And The Raiders died following a battle with cancer.