2008 - The Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute concert takes place in London's Hyde Park. The bill includes Queen plus Paul Rodgers, Amy Winehouse, Simple Minds, Joan Baez, Annie Lennox, Will Smith, Leona Lewis andf many others. The show closes with Jerry Dammers of The Specials leading the crowd and all the performers in his group's "Free Nelson Mandela."
2007 - Paul McCartney does his third and final "secret" show to promote Memory Almost Full in Hollywood. The gig takes place at Amoeba Music, a large record store, and is witnessed by an audience of hundreds, including Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh.
2002 - Bassist John Entwistle of The Who dies in his sleep, the victim of an apparent heart attack, in a Las Vegas hotel room one day before the scheduled beginning of a Who reunion tour. He was 57.
2002 - A-B-C airs the last regular episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
2001 - Actor Jack Lemmon dies at 76.
1989 - The Who performs Tommy in its entirety for the first time in 17 years at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The show raises money for a children's charity as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1978 - Peter Gabriel releases his second solo album, which (like the first) is self-titled.
1975 - The Rolling Stones wrap up a run of six shows at Madison Square Garden in New York. Carlos Santana joins the group during their encore.
1975 - Z-Z Top's Fandango album is certified gold.
1971 - The Allman Brothers Band headlines the final concert at the Fillmore East in New York. Mountain, The J. Geils Band and The Beach Boys are also on the bill.
1970 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's single of "Ohio," a song written by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State University killings on May 4th, is rush-released.
1970 - Pink Floyd premiere the upcoming Atom Heart Mother live at the Bath Festival in Somerset, England.
1970 - Queen makes its first public appearance, at a Red Cross charity show in England.
1969 - Creedence Clearwater Revival, whose current hit is "Up Around the Bend," play Mile High Stadium in Denver.
1969 - On the night following Judy Garland's funeral, police raid the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City. The outpouring of resistance to the action effectively begins the gay rights movement.