1947: T. Rex leader Marc Bolan is born. He dies in 1977.
1960: The Beatles performed at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
1961: Bob Dylan is offered a contract with Columbia Records after playing a session for Caroline Hester's first album for the label.
1964: The Who appeared at the Town Hall, Greenwich, South London.
1967: During a UK tour, Pink Floyd appeared at the Skyline Club in Hull north east England.
1967: 'Brown Eyed Girl' by Van Morrison peaks at Number 10 on the pop chart.
1969: Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash is certified gold, the same day that David Crosby's girlfriend Christine Hinton is killed in a car accident.
1969: 'Cold Turkey' by John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band is recorded in London.
1971: Rick Wakeman made his live debut with Yes at The De Montford Hall, Leicester at the start of a 23-date UK tour.
1974: Police were called to a Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blue Oyster Cult concert after a fight broke out between two sound engineers. The Skynyrd roadie claimed that the sound had been deliberately turned off during the bands set.
1978: 'Come Together' by Aerosmith, a cover of the Beatles song, peaks at Number 23 on the pop chart.
1982: Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen is released.
1984: KISS kicked off a 14-date UK tour at the Brighton Centre.
1985: At a show at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band record their live version of Edwin Starr's "War."
1988: John Lennon is posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
1989: 'Love In An Elevator' by Aerosmith peaks at Number 13 on the U.K. pop chart.
1993: George Harrison makes a guest voice appearances on the season premiere of The Simpsons.
1997: Bridges To Babylon by the Rolling Stones is released.
1999: John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to the Beatles song "I Am The Walrus" sell at a Christies auction in London for a little over $129,000.
2003: An auction of the contents of Elton John's London home raised more than £1.4 million. An oil painting, entitled Madison Square Park, sold for £67,200, and a 19th Century portrait of Lieutenant George Dyer, painted by James Northcote in 1817, fetched £55,200. Sir Elton sold off the items so he could redecorate his home in a more modern style.
2007: Foo Fighters went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Echoes Silence Patience & Grace' the bands sixth studio album and second UK No.1.