1959 Billboard magazine reports the payola scandal “will substantially damage the careers of at least twenty-five DJs.” Alan Freed is quoted as saying that his career has gone “down the drain.”
1969 The Monkees make their final live appearance at a show in Oakland, California. Mike Nesmith announces plans for a new band, while Davy Jones and Mickey Dolenz say they will keep the Monkees act going. It would be fifteen years before the original four would play together live again.
1991 Billboard magazine announced that the Hot 100 chart would now take airplay into consideration as well as sales.
1996 Tiny Tim suffered a heart attack on stage and later died in a Minneapolis hospital. He was 63.
2001 Flags are lowered to half-staff at the Liverpool Town Hall and a book of condolence is opened in memory of George Harrison. In London, the Coldstream Guards play a Beatles medley during the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.