2007 - Ozzy Osbourne's Black Rain debuts at number-three on the Billboard album chart. It's Ozzy's best chart showing as a solo artist.
1978- Swan Song Records announces that Led Zeppelin has entered a recording studio for the first time since the death of Robert Plant's young son in July 1977. The sessions will produce the band's final album, In Through the Out Door.
1975 - Paul McCartney & Wings release Venus and Mars in England. The album includes the number-one single "Listen to What the Man Says."
1975- The Who records "Slip Kid" and "Squeeze Box."
1973- George Harrison releases his second chart-topping album, Living in the Material World, which contains "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)."
1971- Three dozen Grateful Dead fans are treated for hallucinations caused by LSD unwittingly ingested in spiked apple drink served at San Francisco's Winterland.
1969 - Led Zeppelin do the first of two nights of shows at New York's Fillmore East to close out their second U-S tour. They share the bill with an old-time big band, Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, and Delaney & Bonnie.
1968 - The Beatles hold their first recording session for The White Album at Abbey Road. The first song they work on is John Lennon's "Revolution One."
1967- Jefferson Airplane is the subject of a Look magazine story that dubs their music "love rock" and profiles the individual members, their friends and life in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.
1966- The Beatles' "Paperback Writer" b/w "Rain" single is released in the U-S.
1922- The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D-C.
1911- Ray Harroun wins the first Indianapolis 500, averaging 74.59 miles per hour.