1979 The Clash open their first US tour at the Palladium in New York City.
1974 Country singer Bryan White is born in Oklahoma.
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.
1966 Brian Wilson begins recording The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations."
1965 "Tennessee Waltz" is declared the state's official song.
1964 The first Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass concert is held, in Los Angeles.
1960 The Everly Brothers sign with Warner Bros. Records in a 10-year contract worth $1 million.
1950 Rickey Medlocke, Lynyrd Skynyrd member and front man of the band Blackfoot, is born in Jacksonville, Florida. He is inducted into the Native American Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
1946 Dodie Stevens, who has a hit with "Pink Shoe Laces" in 1959, is born in Chicago.
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
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.