2000- Pearl Jam announce they will be releasing "official bootlegs" of their entire European tour.
1995 - Metallica's Kill 'Em All is certified double-platinum. Ride the Lightning is certified triple-platinum. ...And Justice for All is certified for sales of four-million.
1979- Blues legend Muddy Waters, who is 64 at the time, marries Marva Jean Brooks on her 25th birthday.
1977 - Alice Cooper's pet boa constrictor dies after being bitten by a rat it was trying to eat. Cooper holds a public audition to replace the snake, which is part of his act.
1976 - The newly built Teton Dam in Idaho collapses, killing 14. Repairs cost a billion dollars.
1975- The reclusive Syd Barrett unexpectedly turns up at Abbey Road studio, where Pink Floyd is recording Wish You Were Here. "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" is reportedly about the troubled Floyd founder.
1971 - Santana records "Everybody's Everything.
1970 - The Doors give a sub-par show in Seattle as Jim Morrison is apparently drunk.
1969- Feast of Friends, a 40-minute documentary film about The Doors, premieres in Los Angeles.
1968- In the early hours of the morning, after winning the California presidential primary, Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles.
1966- The Beatles' promotional films for "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" air on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1965 - The RollingStones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" enters the U-S charts, on its way to spending four weeks at number-one.
1957 - Dale Hawkins releases "Susie-Q," which peaks at number-29. The song will chart again 11 years later when Creedence Clearwater Revival revives it.