2003: Little Richard made a guest appearance on The Simpsons.
2000: Rob Halford announced that he had written a letter of conciliation to his then-former band-mates in Judas Priest which began rumors of Halford reuniting with the band. Halford re-joined the band in 2003.
1991: Iron Maiden went to number one on the U.K. Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Bring Your Daughter…to the Slaughter” which spent one week on top.
1985: The Honeydrippers which featured Robert Plant peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of “Sea of Love” which became Plant’s highest charting single in the U.S.
1978: The Sex Pistols made their North American live debut at the Great Southeast Music Hall in Atlanta before an estimated attendance of 500 people.
1973: Bruce Springsteen released his debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ. The album initially sold 25,000 copies in the first year, but would later be certified double platinum in 1992.
1968: Bob Dylan received his fourth gold record for Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits which later went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.
1967: Paul McCartney recorded his vocal track for The Beatles’ “Penny Lane” at Abbey Road Studios in London.
1959: Buddy Holly’s final single “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”, written by Paul Anka was released. After Holly’s death it peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Sam Phillips-founder of Sun Records born in 1923