2006 - Donald Fagen of Steely Dan embarks on his first-ever solo tour, starting things off in New Jersey.
2005- Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Roger Daltrey, Brian May, Roger Taylor, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Rob Halford, Jools Holland and other members of the U-K music community are Queen Elizabeth's guests at a reception at Buckingham Palace. When Clapton is presented to the Queen, she asks if he's been "playing a long time." Clapton replies, "It must be 45 years now."
2001 - SurvivorMichael Skupin, a 38-year-old software publisher, collapses from smoke inhalation and severely burns his hands in a fire. His Kucha tribe members watch as he is airlifted from the Australian Outback. Skupin will not return to the show.
1998 - Joe Elliott and Rick Savage of Def Leppard open The Players Cafe, a sports-music bar and restaurant in their hometown of Sheffield, England.
1991- The Doors, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison, opens.
1991 - Metallica's Master of Puppets album is certified double-platinum.
1989- R-E-M begin their first arena tour, the Green World Tour, in Kentucky.
1980- Patti Smith marries former M-C-5 guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith in Detroit.
1975 - At the 17th annual Grammy Awards, Olivia Newton-John wins Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "I Honestly Love You."
1975- The Eagles' "Best of My Love" becomes the Hall of Fame band's first single to hit number-one.
1974- George Harrison becomes the first former Beatle to announce a US tour.
1970 - The Beatles are saluted by The Ed Sullivan Show as the Fab Four make their final appearance with the host who introduced them to America
1969- The Doors perform at Miami's Dinner Key Auditorium, a show at which Jim Morrison allegedly exposes himself. He is charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent exposure, open profanity and public drunkenness. After being convicted in March, 1970, he is sentenced to eight months hard labor and a $500 fine. The sentence is on appeal at the time of Morrison's death in July, 1971.
1961- President Kennedy establishes The Peace Corps.