2016 Elvis Presley's original guitarist Scotty Moore dies at age 84. Moore, who played on rock classics like "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Jailhouse Rock," was the last living member of the team (Elvis, bass player Bill Black and producer Sam Phillips) that created The King's legendary sound.
2007 Rod Stewart receives ten stitches in his leg after slipping onstage in Manchester, England.
1997 George Harrison has an operation to remove a cancerous growth from his neck.
1993 Punk rocker GG Allin dies of an accidental heroin overdose at age 36.
1973 The Helen Reddy Show summer replacement TV series debuts on NBC.
1968 The Jefferson Airplane make the cover of Life magazine under the headline: "Jefferson Airplane, Top Rock Group, With Music That's Hooked the Whole Vibrating World."
1965 Dick Clark's Where The Action Is premieres on ABC.
1962 The Drifters record "Up On The Roof."
1945 David Knights (original bass guitarist for Procol Harum) is born in Islington, North London, England.
1936 Pop singer Cathy Carr is born Angelina Helen Catherine Cordovano in The Bronx, New York City. Known for the 1956 hit "Ivory Tower."
1913 The British composer George Walter Selwyn Lloyd is born.
1902 Richard Rodgers, a prolific composer known for his partnership with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II, is born in New York City.
After Ruben Studdard beats Clay Aiken to win Season 2 of American Idol, their first singles debut at the top of the Hot 100. Aiken takes the top spot, becoming the first new artist to go straight to #1 on the chart.Read more
2010 Jake Holmes finally gets around to suing Led Zeppelin for plagiarizing his 1967 song "Dazed And Confused." Led Zeppelin released a very similar song with the same title on their 1969 debut album, but Holmes waited decades to take legal action. The case is eventually settled, with the writing credit on the song changed to "Jimmy Page, Inspired By Jake Holmes."
1975 Eagles' One Of These Nights hits #1.
1969 Crosby, Stills & Nash release their self-titled debut album.
1968 Aretha Franklin appears on the cover of Time magazine.