2007- Runnin' Down a Dream, the Peter Bogdanovich documentary about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, debuts in 30 theaters across the U-S.
2006- C-B-G-B -- the legendary New York punk club that gave rise to Patti Smith, The Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Television and many others -- closes its doors.
2003- The Staten Island ferry crashes into a pier in New York, killing 10 people and wounding dozens.
2000- Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith attend a lecture by former Beatles producer George Martin at Harvard University. Martin produced Aerosmith's 1978 version of "Come Together."
1991- Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia opens a sold-out two-week run of solo shows on Broadway.
1983- With "Everyday I Write the Book" reaching number-38 in Billboard, Elvis Costello and the Attractions have their first and, in fact, only-Top 40 success in the U-S.
1980- Panorama becomes The Cars' third straight platinum album.
1976- Ike and Tina Turner split up the act.
1974- Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits is certified gold.
1972- Paul McCartney agrees to write the theme for the "James Bond" movie Live and Let Die.
1968- At Surrey University in England, the band briefly known as The New Yardbirds plays its first show as Led Zeppelin.
1966- Pink Floyd play opening night at the Roundhouse, which would become London's top venue for psychedelic rock. 2,500 attend the show, which is billed as the All-Night Rave Pop Op Costume Masque Drag Ball et Al.
1966- The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense is formed in Oakland, California.
1966- Original Jefferson Airplane lead singer Signe Anderson performs with them for the last time at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. They'll debut her replacement, Grace Slick, at the same venue the next night.
1963- The Beatles learn they've been invited to perform in The Royal Command Performance variety show.