Crosby, Stills & Nash, Buffalo Springfield, The (Young) Rascals, Parliament-Funkadelic, Joni Mitchell, Jackson 5, Bee Gees, Mahalia Jackson, Bill Monroe and Syd Nathan are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the first such ceremony to be held in Cleveland, where the Hall is.
1984- Spinal Tap plays its first "real life" concert at CBGB in New York.
1983 - We Will Rock You, the Queen concert film, has its U-S premiere in San Diego.
1977- Eric Clapton records "Cocaine" for Slowhand.
1977 - Led Zeppelin break their own record for largest audience at a single-act concert when 76,229 fans see them at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.
1977 - The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl is released by Capitol. Recordings from the Fab Four's August 23rd, 1964 and August 30th, 1965 concerts are combined into a single-disc album.
1972 - Elton John's "Rocket Man" single is released.
1969- The Beatles record "You Never Give Me Your Money" at Olympic Studios in London.
1967 - Scott MacKenzie's hippie anthem, "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)," enters the Billboard charts. The song, written by The Mamas and the Papas' John Phillips, reaches number-four.
1967 - The Grateful Dead's self-titled debut enters the album chart.
1965- Keith Richards starts writing The Rolling Stones' first number-one hit, "Satisfaction." After performing at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Florida, he awakens from a brief sleep with a melody on his mind, turns on his portable tape recorder and starts to strum the first fragments of the song. He nods off again, but the melody is preserved on tape. He and Mick Jagger turn it into one of the most famous songs of the '60s.
1957- Chuck Berry records "Rock and Roll Music."
1957- Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage.
1955 - Bill Haley and the Comets become the first rock artists to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York.
1954- Runner Roger Bannister of Britain becomes the first man to break the four-minute mile.
1915- Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox makes his pitching debut against the New York Yankees.