1964: "Chapel of Love" by the Dixie Chicks held down the #1 spot on the R&B chart for the third week.
1966: Monday fell on this date and that meant new single releases. The Troggs released "Wild Thing"
1967: Jefferson Airplane and Jimi Hendrix performed at the Fillmore in San Francisco, California.
1970: The Beatles spent a second week at #1 with "The Long and Winding Road". The Jackson 5 was headed there with "The Love You Save" which moved from 10-2 while the Poppy Family fell to #2 with "Which Way You Goin' Billy?". Rare Earth scored their biggest hit at #4 with "Get Ready" and Three Dog Night was on the move (19-5) with "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)". The rest of the Top 10: The Temptations were right behind (20-6) with "Ball of Confusion", the Moments' big hit "Love On a Two-Way Street" fell to #7, Joe Cocker's remake of the classic Box Tops song "The Letter" fell to #8, Vanity Fare, one of the great One Hit Wonder stories of the Rock Era, rose from 16-9 with "Hitchin' a Ride" and Melanie and the Edwin Hawkins Singers made the Top 10 with "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)".
1972: Tallahatchie Bridge, made famous in Bobbie Gentry's classic "Ode To Billie Joe", collapsed in Mississippi.
1978: Foreigner released the album Double Vision.
1980: The Rolling Stones released the album Emotional Rescue.
1980: Fleetwood Mac played the first of six sold-out concerts at Wembley Arena in London.
Neil Diamond with his 48th career hit...
1981: Stars on 45 climbed the final rung to #1 with "Medley", as Kim Carnes finally dropped with "Bette Davis Eyes". A Taste of Honey sat third with their remake of "Sukiyaki". Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio edged up with "A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)" and George Harrison sang about "All Those Years Ago". The rest of the Top 10: Smokey Robinson's "Being with You", Air Supply jumped from 14-7 with "The One That You Love", Neil Diamond held steady with "America", Hall & Oates bounced up with "You Make My Dreams" and Rick Springfield moved from 20 to 10 with "Jessie's Girl".
1983: Guitar whiz Duane Eddy set out on his first concert tour in 15 years, opening in San Francisco, California.
1992: A new singer with "attitude" appeared on the scene on this date as Mary J. Blige saw her first single ("You Remind Me") debut.
1992: Celine Dion's "If You Asked Me To" reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
2006: Claydes "Charles" Smith, who played lead guitar and was one of the founding members of the popular group Kool & the Gang, died at age 57 in Maplewood, New Jersey.
2008: Frankie Beverly and Maze were honored with a plaque on the Philadelphia Walk of Fame.
2008: Who knew that you could make this much money from a song about margaritas? Jimmy Buffett announced that his Margaritaville Holdings had teamed with Coastal Marina, a New York gambling firm, to purchase the Trump Marina Hotel Casino for $316 million.
2008: Elite guitarist Jimmy Page of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin received an honorary Doctorate of Music from the University of Surrey in Guilford, England.
2009: The Dave Matthews Band had the #1 album with Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King.
2011: Leslie West of Mountain had his lower right leg amputated after a septic foot infection.
1936: Billy Guy of the Coasters was born in Itasca, Texas
1936: Mickie Most, producer for the Animals, Herman's Hermits, Lulu and Jeff Beck and owner of RAK Records, which signed Hot Chocolate and Suzi Quatro; died May 30, 2003 at the age of 67.
1942: Brian Wilson, guitarist, songwriter and the genius behind the Beach Boys, was born in Hawthorne, California.
1945: Anne Murray was born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1948: Don Airey, keyboard player for Deep Purple
1949: Alan Longmuir, bassist of the Bay City Rollers, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1949: Lionel Ritchie of the Commodores and a solo superstar, was born in Tuskegee, Alabama.
1955: Michael Anthony, bass guitarist for Van Halen, was born in Chicago, Illinois.
1960: John Taylor, bass guitarist for Duran Duran and later the Power Station, was born in Birmingham, England.
1963: Brian Nash of Frankie Goes to Hollywood was born in Liverpool, England.
1966: Stone Gossard, guitarist of Pearl Jam, was born in Seattle, Washington.
1967: Murphy Karges of Sugar Ray was born in Orange County, California.
1972: Chino Moreno of the Def Tones was born in Sacramento, California.