1964 When the teenagers in the audience kept screaming after The Rolling Stones finished their first song, Ed Sullivan was forced to shout “Quiet!” multiple times before he could introduce the next act. When the band closed the show with “Time Is On My Side”, Sullivan exclaimed “Come on, let them hear it!”, which caused such an uproar, Ed’s short conversation with Mick Jagger was completely inaudible. Sullivan vowed that The Stones would never appear on his show again. They did.
1970 Led Zeppelin’s third album, “Led Zeppelin III” reached the top of the US album chart. Their first L.P. had hit number 10 and their second had gone to number 7.
1986 For the first time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the top three spots were held by female solo acts. Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” held down the #1 position, followed by Tina Turner’s “Typical Male” at #2 and Janet Jackson’s “When I Think Of You” at #3.
1992 Roger Miller, famous for hits like “King Of The Road” and “Dang Me” died of lung cancer at the age of 56 . In a two year span between 1965 and 1966, he won eleven Grammy Awards.
1995 Cliff Richard is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
2000 Shelley Fabares underwent a liver transplant due to deterioration caused by an autoimmune disorder. She made a full recovery.
2002 Richard Harris died of cancer at the age of 72. Harris most recently playing Dumbledore in two Harry Potter films.
2011 Michael Jackson topped Forbes Magazine’s list of the top-earning deceased celebrities with $170 million in earnings over the past year. Elvis Presley placed second with $55 million. John Lennon tied for fifth with $12 million and George Harrison tied for 13th with $6 million.
2014 Jack Bruce, bassist for Cream passed away at the age of 71.