1957 – Buddy Holly recorded his classic song “Peggy Sue.”
1967 – Keith Richards was found guilty of allowing his property to be used for the smoking of marijuana and was consequently fined and sentenced to a year in jail. Mick Jagger was was sentenced to three months in jail after being found guilty of illegal possession of pep pills.
1968 – Pink Floyd released their second album, A Saucerful of Secrets.
1969 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last show on the final day of the Denver Pop Festival.
1973 – Following a concert in Japan, Ian Gillan left Deep Purple.
1978 – Peter Frampton was involved in a car crash in the Bahamas, suffering a broken arm and cracked ribs.
1993 – Aerosmith released their single “Cryin,” from their album Get A Grip.
2000 – Vandals defaced the graves of Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd. The two men were killed in a plane crash on October 20, 1977.