1960 - Elvis Presley won his first Gold Album for Elvis.
1969 - Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash collaborated on a recording project in Nashville. Although a number of songs were recorded only the Dylan composition Girl From The North Country was released on record appearing on Dylan's Nashville Skyline. Another song, One Too Many Mornings was included in the documentary Johnny Cash, The Man And His Music. When asked about the session Dylan remarked "I was scared to death."
1970 - Joni Mitchell announced that she would make no more live appearances during a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. Before the end of the year she would be onstage again at the Isle Of Wight Festival.
1972 - Los Angeles radio station played two new Rolling Stones tracks non-stop for a day after obtaining stolen tapes from a producer’s home.
1973 - Pink Floyd began a 3 night live session at London's Rainbow Theater during which they premiered material that would appear the the following years Dark Side Of The Moon album.
1973 - AC/DC's High Voltage is released in Australia.
1974 - Alice Cooper attends an album release party for KISS who are about to release their debut album. Cooper makes his famous quote to the press when asked about KISS: "All these guys need is a good gimmick."
1975 - John Lennon's Rock n' Roll album of songs that he recalled from his teenage years was released in the US. Recording for this project had started in late 1973, with Phil Spector producing, but disagreements between the two followed by Spector's alleged car crash and subsequent disappearance caused a year long hiatus.
1979 - The Clash began the US leg of their Pearl Harbor '79 Tour at New York's Palladium. The began the show with a spirited I'm So Bored With The USA.
1979 - AC/DC's If You Want Blood You Got It is #113 in the US
1979 - Blondie scored their first #1 album in the UK with Parallel Lines . It remained #1 for the next 4 weeks.
1989 - Whitesnake singer David Coverdale marries the star of their video's Tawny Kitaen.
1990 - Emma Anderson says in an interview that her band Lush is the “Most hated band in London.”
1990 - Aerosmith appears on Staurday Night Live and takes part in the Wayne's World skit performing the Wayne's World theme. It becomes a high in-demand bootleg item.
1990 - Bon Jovi finally ends their massive 16 month 232 date New Jersey Syndicate Tour. The tour began Oct 30 1988 in support of their album New Jersey in Dublin Ireland. They performed 65 shows in Europe, 130 in North America, 12 in Asia, 7 in Oceania, and 6 in South America. The concert performances featured vivid pyrotechnics, a catwalk elevated above the crowd, and Jon entering the stage by exploding through a hole in the stage. The tour was often noted for its extended musical performances of songs, which would often run twice the length of the album track as well as raw emotional vocal performances by Jon Bon Jovi. Jon had to enlist the help of a vocal coach to help sustain his voice and Richie Sambora would often help out more on the high notes. Jon's voice never fully recovered however. The band would also perform some of their songs in acoustic format, signaling a change in musical style and maturation of the band. The tour was very grueling and exhausting and led to the band's hiatus at the tour's conclusion.
1992 - John Corabi meets Motley Crue at a Burbank studio to audition. Being largely unfamiliar with their music having not owned a Crue album, John is aware of the difference in voices between him and Vince Neil, he tells a receptive Nikki on the phone the previous night that he doesn’t really want to sing Girls, Girls, Girls. As he enters the studio, the band is jamming on the Jimi Hendrix song Angel. They begin the audition by playing the cover songs in the Crue’s repertoire: Helter Skelter f, Jailhouse Rock and Smokin’ In The Boys Room. After giving John lyric sheets they jam on Dr. Feelgood and Don’t Go Away Mad. John feels comfortable that he gets along well with the members and notices Tommy instantly likes the heavier sound, due to Corabi’s deeper voice. John is asked back the following day to jam with them again.
2000 - John Lennon’s Steinway piano, on which he composed Imagine, went on display at the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool, England.
2004 - The Darkness confirms its status as Britian’s new favorite rock band at the Brit Awards at London’s Earls Court, taking three major trophies. They won for best British group, British rock act and British album for Permission to Land
2005 - a 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar belonging to Jimi Hendrix sold for £100,000 at an auction in London.