1965: Gary Lewis & the Playboys had the #1 Easy Listening song for a third week with "Save Your Heart For Me".
1965: Out of Our Heads by the Rolling Stones was the new #1 album.
The Righteous Brothers with one of their classics
1965: Sonny & Cher once again had the #1 song with "I Got You Babe". Gary Lewis & the Playboys stepped up to 2 with "Save Your Heart For Me" while the Beatles jumped from 14 to 3 with "Help!". The Beach Boys were right behind at #4 with "California Girls" while "Unchained Melody" was #5 for the Righteous Brothers. The rest of the Top 10: the former #1 "Satisfaction" from the Rolling Stones, the Four Tops at 7 with "It's the Same Old Song", Patty Duke had song #8--"Don't Just Stand There", Herman's Hermits fell with "I'm Henry VIII, I Am" and Billy Joe Royal had #10 with "Down in the Boondocks".
1966: Rained out the night before, the Beatles performed a concert at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio, then boarded a plane for a show at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. For the second show, the group performed under a tarp due to heavy rain. It was this gig that convinced Paul McCartney that the group should stop touring.
1967: Bob Dylan renewed his recording contract with Columbia.
1967: The Doors began recording their second album at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, California.
1967: The Association released the classic single "Never My Love".
1967: Pink Floyd cancelled their German tour after lead singer Syd Barrett disappeared.
1968: "Mony Mony" by Tommy James and the Shondells returned to #1 in the U.K.
1969: Led Zeppelin was in concert at the Carousel Theater in Framingham, Massachusetts.
1971: Olivia Newton-John had the top Adult Contemporary song for the third week with the Bob Dylan song "If Not for You".
1971: Marvin Gaye grabbed the #1 R&B hit for a second week with "Mercy Mercy Me" (The Ecology)".
1971: Paul & Linda McCartney moved from 65 to 21 with "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey".
1971: The Bee Gees had their biggest hit to date as "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" remained #1 for a third week. "Mr. Big Stuff" from Jean Knight was #2 and John Denver was still at #3 after 18 weeks with "Take Me Home, Country Roads". Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" was catching fire, moving from 9 to 4 while James Taylor remained at 5 with "You've Got a Friend". CCR was up from 15-6 with their ninth Top 10--"Sweet Hitch-Hiker". The rest of the Top 10: Chicago's double-sided "Beginnings"/"Colour My World" was at 7, the Five Man Electrical Band was at 8 with "Signs", Tommy James and "Draggin' the Line" and "Liar" gave Three Dog Night their sixth Top 10 song.
1971: Tapestry by Carole King was the top album for the 10th week in a row.
1972: Police sprayed mace on lead singer Grace Slick as they scuffled with Jefferson Starship onstage at Akron, Ohio.
1975: The Eagles were in concert at the Paramount Northwest in Seattle, Washington.
1976: RCA Victor announced that sales of Elvis Presley records topped the 400 million mark.
1976: The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 10cc, Todd Rundgren's Utopia and Hot Tuna performed at the Knebworth Festival in England.
1976: England Dan & John Ford Coley climbed the final rung to #1 on the AC chart with "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight".
1981: Santana had one of the hottest songs of the week with "Hold On", which moved from #72 to #51.
The Go-Go's reached the Top 10
1982: Fleetwood Mac's Mirage held down the #1 spot on the album chart, ahead of Eye of the Tiger from Survivor. Asia stayed at 3 and John Cougar (Mellencamp) was at 4 with American Fool. The rest of the Top 10: Pictures At Eleven from Robert Plant, the Steve Miller Band was at 6 with Abracadabra, Good Trouble was the new release from REO Speedwagon at #7, Crosby, Stills & Nash remained at 8 with Daylight Again, the Go-Go's moved from 42 to 9 with Vacation and Genesis reached the Top 10 with Three Sides Live.
Mellencamp had a solid #2 song...
1982: Chicago moved into the #1 position on the Adult Contemporary chart with "Hard to Say I'm Sorry".
1982: Survivor had the top song for a fifth week with "Eye of the Tiger". John Cougar (Mellencamp) had to settle for #2 for three weeks with "Hurts So Good". The Steve Miller Band ("Abracadabra") and Fleetwood Mac ("Hold Me") remained at 3 and 4, respectively. The rest of the Top 10: Chicago with "Hard To Say I'm Sorry", Air Supply at #6 with "Even the Nights Are Better", REO Speedwagon's "Keep the Fire Burnin'", the Go-Go's moved up one with "Vacation", Crosby, Stills & Nash had song #9--"Wasted on the Way" and Paul McCartney slid into the Top 10 with "Take It Away".
1989: Roxette released the single "Listen To Your Heart" from the great movie Pretty Woman starring Richard Gere & Julia Roberts.
1993: The Soundtrack to the great movie "Sleepless In Seattle" was #1 on the album chart with Black Sunday from Cypress Hill in the runner-up position. Janet by Janet Jackson was third, U2's Zooropa came in #4 and Core Promises and Lies, "The Bodyguard" Soundtrack was #7, Rod Stewart had the #8 album with Unplugged...And Seated, Aerosmith's Get a Grip came in #9 and Blind Melon had a Top 10 album with their self-titled release.
1994: Bob Dylan performed in Columbus, Ohio.
1996: Rick James was released from prison after spending two years in jail for assault.
1997: Carlos Santana held a press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe in San Francisco, California to promote a limited-edition t-shirt featuring his artwork. Santana autographed 500 shirts for distribution.
1997: Be Here Now, the new Oasis album, moved a million units on the first day.
1938: Kenny Rogers was born in Houston, Texas.
1941: Tom Costello of Santana
1944: Jackie DeShannon was born in Hazel, Kentucky.
1947: Carl Giammarest, guitarist of the Buckinghams
1951: Joe Strummer, co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash, was born in Ankara, Turkey.
1954: Steve Smith, drummer of Journey, was born in Whitman, Massachusetts.
Melissa Schuman of Dream was born in San Clemente, California.