- 1941: The first FM radio station opens in Nashville
- 1969: Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested for indecent exposure during a Miami concert
- 2003: The magazine The Marquee begins publishing
- 1967: The Beatles’ song “Michelle” is named Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards
- 2005: The iTunes Music Store marks its 300 millionth song sold
- 1966: John Lennon tells a London newspaper that The Beatles are “more popular than Jesus right now”
- 1963: Patsy Cline is killed in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee
- 1969: The magazine Creem publishes for the first time.
- 1992: The Fox Theatre in Boulder opens its doors with a performance by The Meters
- 1985: “We Are The World” is heard on the radio for the first time
- 1973: Grateful Dead keyboardist/vocalist/harp player Ron “Pigpen” McKernan dies of cirrhosis of the liver
- 1968: The Fillmore East, owned by promoter Bill Graham, opens in New York City
- 1997: The Notorious B.I.G. is shot and killed
- 1997: Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
- 1973: Pink Floyd releases Dark Side Of The Moon. It subsequently remains on the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history, with an estimated 50 million copies sold
- 1997: The RIAA announces the Eagles Greatest Hits has tied Michael Jackson’s Thriller as the all-time best selling album in the U.S.
- 1982: Randy Rhoads dies in a plane accident
- 1985: SPIN magazine begins publishing
- 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono marry
- 1991: The Black Crowes are dropped from a tour with ZZ Top after criticizing the tour sponsor Miller Beer.
- 1967: The Who make their U.S. concert debut in New York
- 1827: Ludwig van Beethoven dies in Austria
- 1948: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is born
- 1986: Sammy Hagar debuts as lead singer of Van Halen