1968: The Rolling Stones added new lyrics to their upcoming song "Sympathy For The Devil" following the assassination of Robert Kennedy.
1971: The final episode of The Ed Sullivan Show aired on television. One of the most popular shows for 23 years (1948-1971) and 1,059 episodes, it was canceled. Gladys Knight & the Pips were Ed's guests that night.
1975: Pink Floyd performed in America but did not fare well after Roger Waters spat on the audience.
1977: The Bee Gees released the live version of "Edge Of The Universe" as a single. The song had been recorded at the group's show at the Los Angeles Forum on December 20, 1976 and included on the album Here at Last...Bee Gees...Live.
1977: The Emotions released the single "Best Of My Love".
1981: Kim Carnes continued to hold off everyone at #1 for the fourth week with "Bette Davis Eyes".
1991: Stan Getz, the great saxophonist who teamed with Joao Gilberto for the classic album Getz/Gilberto died of liver cancer in Malibu, California at the age of 64.
2003: Dave Rowberry, who gave us one of the most memorable keyboard solos of the Rock Era on the Animals song "House Of The Rising Sun", was found dead in his home in East London. Rowberry was 62.
2006: Keyboard whiz Billy Preston died from kidney failure at the age of 59.
1936: Levi Stubbs, one of the great lead singers of the Rock Era for the Four Tops, was born in Detroit, Michigan.
1947: Terry Williams of the New Christy Minstrels and the First Edition, was born in Hollywood, California.
1960: Elite guitarist Steve Vai, who played with Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake, was born in Long Island, New York.
1961: Tom Araya, bassist and vocalist of Slayer, was born in Viña del Mar, Chile.
1970: James Shaffer, guitarist of Korn, was born in Rosedale, California.