|1955, Elvis Presley attended the fourth Country Music Disc Jockey Convention in Nashville Tennessee. Back at his hotel Mae Boren Axton played him a demo of a new song she had written with Tommy Durden called 'Heartbreak Hotel.'|
|1958, Soul singer Sam Cooke was injured in a car crash in Marion, Arkansas. The driver was killed in the accident.|
1961, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'His Latest Flame/Little Sister.' The singers ninth UK No.1.
1963, The Yardbirds, (with Eric Clapton on guitar) appeared at The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond, Surrey, England.
1967, The Beatles filmed three promotional films for their new single 'Hello Goodbye' at the Saville Theatre in London. Each of the three film clips featured different costumes and Beatle antics. In the first film they wear their "Sgt. Pepper" uniforms, for the second The Beatles are wearing everyday clothes, the third film clip features shots from the first two films, plus additional shots of The Beatles (especially John) doing the twist. A Musician's Union ban on lip-sync broadcasts prevented the film being used on British television.
1972, during a UK tour Alice Cooper appeared at Glasgow's Playhouse, Scotland.
1984, Former Rufus singer Chaka Khan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Feel For You.' Written by Prince, the song featured Stevie Wonder on harmonica and the Rap was by Grandmaster Melle Mel. The repetition of Khan's name by rapper Melle Mel at the beginning of the song was originally a mistake made by producer Arif Mardin, who then decided to keep it.
1999, eighties hit making team Stock, Aitken and Waterman went to court fighting over song rights. Stock and Aitken claimed Waterman owed them hundreds of thousands of pounds as musicians and songwriters.