1965 The Great Society, with Grace Slick on lead vocals, makes its stage debut at the Coffee Gallery in North Beach, California. The band would eventually evolve into Jefferson Airplane.
1967 A cartoon image of The Beatles wearing colorful outfits appears on the cover of Time magazine.
1974 The Sonny (Bono) Comedy Revue debuts on ABC-TV. It would be cancelled four months later.
1980 John Lennon signs with Geffen Records after David Geffen promises to release his next album without even hearing any of the songs.
1982 The Who kicks off what they say is their farewell tour. They would reunite in 1985.
1985 80,000 fans watched the first Farm Aid concert, featuring Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Roy Orbison, Loretta Lynn, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson and other performers who help raise $7 million.
1992 Bruce Springsteen plays an electric set for MTV’s Unplugged show. The episode is renamed, MTV Plugged.
1999 Diana Ross was briefly held by police at Heathrow Airport in London, England after she allegedly assaulted a security officer. Ross had set off a metal detector at the airport and when a standard body search was started by a female guard, Ross resisted.
2004 Cat Stevens was escorted from a diverted transatlantic flight and refused entry into America by FBI agents. His name showed up on a US watch list after United Airlines Flight 919 had taken off from London. The flight landed in Maine where Islam, who was traveling with his 21-year-old daughter, was detained and questioned.
2010 Eddie Fisher passed away at the age of 82. Fisher was the father of actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars.