Music History for
1766 - Composer Samuel Wesley was born.
1771 - Composer Johann Baptist Cramer was born.
1940 - Frances Langford recorded "When You Wish Upon a Star."
1956 - In Cleveland, OH, police invoked a 1931 ordinance barring people under the age of 18 from dancing in public unless accompanied by an adult.
1963 - Near London, the Rolling Stones took over as the Sunday house band at the Station Hotel.
1964 - The Beatles appeared for the 3rd time on "The Ed Sullivan Show." They appeared via tape.
Today in Beatles History
1965 - The Beach Boys recorded "Help Me Rhonda".
1969 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience played its last British concert.
1970 - "ABC" by the Jackson Five was released.
Today in Michael Jackson History
1975 - Led Zeppelin's album "Physical Graffiti" was released.
1976 - The Eagles' "Greatest Hits" album became the first album in the U.S. to be certified platinum by the RIAA.
1978 - "The Second Barry Manilow Special" aired on ABC-TV with guest star Ray Charles.
1979 - The Police released the single "Roxanne" in the U.S.
1980 - NBC premiered the TV movie "Harper Valley P.T.A."
1987 - Fats Domino received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 29th annual Grammy Awards.
1988 - Alice Cooper announced he would run for Governor of Arizona as a member of the "Wild Party". He did not win.
1990 - Bob Dylan joined Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby to sing "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn, Turn, Turn" at a Los Angeles tribute to the late Roy Orbison.
1992 - The U.S. Postal Service unveiled 2 versions of its proposed Elvis stamp for fans to vote on. The younger Elvis design won and was issued on January 8, 1993.
1992 - Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were married in Hawaii.
1993 - Eric Clapton won six Grammy Awards for the song "Tears In Heaven."
1998 - Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.
1998 - Virgin Records America Inc. filed suit against the Smashing Pumpkins for alleged breach of contract and non-delivery of albums.
1998 - Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) was arrested and charged with hitting his wife Pamela Anderson Lee.
1999 - Johnny Rotten emceed VH1's live Grammy coverage.
1999 - Lauryn Hill won five Grammy awards for her debut solo album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
2003 - CMT featured an entire day of Shania Twain programming.
2015 - The expanded reissue of Led Zeppelin's album "Physical Graffiti" was released in the U.S.