1939 – Glenn Miller records his theme song, “Moonlight Serenade.”
1960 – Elvis Presley records “Are You Lonesome Tonight.”
1961 – Former teen idol Fabian graduates from Philadelphia’s South Side High.
1964 – The Beatles hold the top five places on the US singles chart: #5 “Please Please Me,” #4 “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” #3 “Roll Over Beethoven,” #2 “Love Me Do,” and #1 “Can’t Buy Me Love.” They also have another nine singles on the chart, bringing their total to fourteen on the Hot 100.
1968 – Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Joni Mitchell, Al Kooper, and Ted Nugent meet up for an all night blues, folk, and rock session at The New Generation Club in New York after hearing the news of Martin Luther King’s assassination. In Boston, where James Brown is scheduled to perform the next night, mayor Kevin White asks the singer to call for calm on national television and urge people not to riot.
1970 – Janis Joplin reunites with Big Brother & the Holding Company in San Francisco for a one-off reunion concert.
1978 – Loretta Lynn sings “One’s on the Way” on episode #308 of The Muppet Show. Because the Muppet Theatre is supposedly being fumigated, the entire show takes place at a railroad station.
1992 – Beastie Boys make their first concert appearance playing instruments at a show at The Palladium in Los Angeles.
1996 – Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia’s ashes are scattered in the Ganges river in India by Dead guitarist Bob Weir and Garcia’s widow, Deborah.
1999 – The Corrs album Talk On Corners goes to #1 on the UK album chart for the 10th time. They also have the #2 position with Forgiven, Not Forgotten. Both albums had spent over a year on the chart.
2000 – Diana Ross announces that she will reunite with the Supremes. (The two members of the Supremes at the time had joined after Ross had left the trio.)
2002 – Megadeth announce their break up after 19 years as a band due to an injury to Dave Mustaine’s left arm and hand that had left him unable to play guitar.
2008 – The Rolling Stones release their Martin Scorsese-directed concert documentary, Shine A Light.
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