1955 – “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets entered the UK chart for the first time.
1964 – The Beatles recorded a seven-song appearance for the BBC Radio program Saturday Club, including the songs “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “I Wanna Be Your Man,” and “All My Loving.”
1970 – Led Zeppelin kicked off an 8-date UK tour at Birmingham Town Hall.
1971 – Black Sabbath released “Paranoid,” their second studio album in the U.S.
1974 – Aeorsmith played at the Michigan Theatre in Detroit, the first date on their 56 date North American Get Your Wings Tour.
1977 – Andy Gibb was at number 1 on the US singles chart with “I Just Want to Be Your Everything,” a song written by his Bee Gee brother Barry.
1980 – Pink Floyd released “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” in the US. The single peaked at number 1 on both the US and UK charts, giving Pink Floyd their first and only number 1 hit single. The single went to number 1 in many other countries, including Australia, Germany, and Italy.
1989 – Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan started a three-week run at number 1 on the UK singles chart with the song “Especially For You.”
1993 – R.E.M. played a Greenpeace Benefit show at the 40 watt Club in Athens, Georgia for 500 people.
2003 – The Beatles Book Monthly magazine closed down after 40 years. Author Sean O’Mahony, who set up the magazine in 1963, said there was nothing more to say as the number of things the former Beatles were doing gets less and less as the years go by.
2006 – Pink married her motorcross racer boyfriend Carey Hart on a beach in Costa Rica.
2010 – According to Nielsen SoundScan’s final 2009 figures, Michael Jackson was the best selling artist of the year, selling 8,286,000 units. Forty years after their break-up, The Beatles were still the best selling group, thanks to their remastered catalog, which sold 3,282,000 copies. Digital downloads however, were a different story. Lady Gaga was the queen of downloads, selling 15,297,000 digital tracks. The Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson, and Taylor Swift all finished in the vicinity of 12 million digital units.