1968 Doors: 'Waiting for the Sun' US LP
1985 David Bowie and Mick Jagger: 'Dancing in the Street' UK 45
1985 John Parr: 'St. Elmo's Fire' US 45
1938 Buddy Holly
1946 Alfa Anderson (Chic)
1949 Gloria Gaynor
1952 Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)
1954 Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
1960 Brad Houser (Edie Brickell & New Bohemians)
1978 Keith Moon (Who)
2003 Warren Zevon
1956 Platters debut on UK chart with 'The Great Pretender'
1963 Bob Dylan debuts on US LP chart with 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan'
1968 Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their live debut as Led Zeppelin but billed as Yard Birds
1968 A world-record time for smashing a piano is set by a six-man Irish team - two minutes, 26 seconds
1972 'Superfly' LP goes gold for Curtis Mayfield
1974 Ohio Players become first act for two and a half years to debut inside Top 50 as 'Skin Tight' hits US Hot 100 at No. 45
1974 Elton John's 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me' goes gold
1976 Paul McCartney declares a Buddy Holly Week, having acquired publishing rights to Holly's songs
1979 John Mackay and Kenny Morris leave Siouxsie and the Banshees
1984 Wham! And Paul Weller play charity show at Royal Albert Hall in aid of striking miners
1991 Motley Crue signed a record deal for which they were guaranteed $22.5 million.
1996 Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres married model Eva Herzigova.
2007 A new study revealed that rock stars were twice as likely to die early as the rest of us. Researchers said that the problem was so bad the industry should be labeled a “high risk” profession.