1960 – The Elvis Presley film G.I. Blues premiered.
1961 – Bob Dylan recorded his eponymous debut album.
1969 – John Lennon’s second solo album, Cold Turkey, was released.
1973 – The Steve Miller Band released “The Joker.”
1976 – The Led Zeppelin film The Song Remains the Same premiered in London.
1977 – Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, and road manager Dean Kilpatrick were killed when their plane crashed in Gillsburg, Mississippi.
1978 – The Police performed for the first time in the U.S., playing a concert in New York.
1997 – Henry “The Sunflower” Vesting of Canned Heat was found dead in a French hotel room.