2002 - The 17th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Talking Heads, The Ramones, Isaac Hayes, Brenda Lee and Gene Pitney are the inductees.
2001- John Phillips, who sang, played guitar and wrote songs for Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Mamas and the Papas, dies of heart failure in Los Angeles at 65.
2000- AC/DC make their first US network television appearance in over two decades when they perform on Saturday Night Live.
1994- The Rolling Stones announce that a former Sting sideman, bassist Darryl Jones, will replace Bill Wyman on the upcoming Voodoo Lounge album.
1978- The California Jam II festival is held in Ontario, California. A quarter of a million fans see Santana, Heart, Bob Welch, Aerosmith, Dave Mason and Ted Nugent.
1977- The Clash release their first single, "White Riot" backed with "1977," in the UK.
1977- The Eagles play New York's Madison Square Garden. Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood joins them for the encore.
1975 - The movie Tommy has its U-S debut at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed and Elton John head the cast of the film version of the rock opera.
1970- Country Joe McDonald is convicted of obscenity and fined 500 dollars for leading the audience at a Massachusetts concert in "The Fish Cheer."
1969- John Lennon and Yoko Ono are on the cover of Look magazine, with the caption "Beatle John and his girlfriend join forces and POW!" Inside, in dramatic contrast, there's an eight-page insert featuring the clean-cut Cowsills and recipes for milk-based party drinks (sponsored by the American Dairy Association).
1968- The Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the U-S, three days after putting it on sale in England.
1967 - "Penny Lane" becomes The Beatles' 13th number-one hit in America.
1965- Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman urinate on the wall of an English gas station after being denied permission to use the restroom. They are charged with "insulting behavior," tried and fined five pounds and court costs each.