1955 - Billboard reported that the 45rpm single format was outselling the 78s for the first time.
1965 - Jimmy Page released his first solo single, "She Just Satisfies."
1966 - The Rolling Stones' "19th Nervous Breakdown" was released.
1970 - The Beatles album "Beatles Again" was released in the U.S. It contained the song "Hey Jude."
1975 - Harry Chapin's revue "The Night That Made America Famous" opened on Broadway.
1977 - The Eagles' "Hotel California" was released.
1978 - Vladimir Horowitz marked the 50th anniversary of his U.S. debut with a performance at the White House.
1985 - Chuck Berry received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.
1987 - Capitol Records released the first 4 Beatles albums on CD.
1990 - Cornell Gunter of the Coasters was murdered in Las Vegas at the age of 53.
1991 - "Rockline on MTV" premiered.
1995 - Jimmy Page and Robert Plant began a world tour to support their reunion album "No Quarter."
1998 - Tommy Lee of Motley Crue was formally charged with abusing his wife Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of their sons, Dylan.
2002 - Alanis Morissette's third album "Under Rug Swept" was released.
2008 - Apple announced that the iTunes Store had surpassed Best Buy to become the second largest music seller in the U.S. The number one seller at the time was Wal-Mart.
2008 - In North Korea, the New York Philharmonic performed a concert for the nation's elite.