1971 Johnny Cash is the subject of the TV show This Is Your Life.
1971 James Taylor makes his TV debut on ABC's Johnny Cash Show.
1970 Bee Gee Maurice Gibb opens in the London stage musical Sing A Rude Song.
1969 Country singer Jon Randall is born in Dallas, Texas. He debuts in 1995 with the album What You Don't Know and co-writes the Brad Paisley/Alison Krauss duet "Whiskey Lullaby" in 2003.
1965 "Tennessee Waltz" is declared the eponymous state's official song.
1964 The first Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass concert is held in Los Angeles.
1960 The Everly Brothers sign a 10-year contract with Warner Bros. Records worth $1 million.
1946 Dodie Stevens is born Geraldine Ann Pasquale in Chicago, Illinois. By the time she's 13, she has her first hit with "Pink Shoe Laces."
1935 Country singer Johnny Bush is born in Houston, Texas. He writes "Whiskey River," which becomes a signature tune for Willie Nelson.
The Eagles release Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975), a collection of 10 songs from their first four albums. For a while, it is certified as the top-selling album in US history.Read more
2015 "Because I Got High" singer Afroman is arrested for assault after punching a female fan who attempts to dance with him on stage at a show in Biloxi, Mississippi. Afroman, who doesn't see the woman until he turns around to clock her, blames his anxiety and says that he hadn't had time to take his meds when he went on stage.More
1998 Ani DiFranco fascination peaks as the singer ships 250,000 copies of her latest album on her own label, Righteous Babe Records. DiFranco's DIY business model has earned her a great deal of media coverage, as it proves that an artist doesn't need a major label to succeed.
1991 Ed Sheeran is born in West Yorkshire, England.
1972 Billie Joe Armstrong (frontman for Green Day) is born in Oakland, California. He is raised in nearby Rodeo, where he records his first song at age 5.
1972 Pink Floyd perform "Eclipse" at the Rainbow Theatre in London. A year later, this music becomes the Dark Side Of The Moon album.