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1956 - Elvis made his debut appearance on Ed Sullivan’s program Toast of the Town. However, because of The King’s risque moves and gyrating hips, producers made sure he was only shot from the waist up.

1966 - John Lennon met Yoko Ono in an art gallery.

1967 - Sam & Dave released "Soul Man."

1971 - John Lennon released his classic album Imagine.

1972 - The Eagles released the song "Witchy Woman."

1978 - The Rolling Stones’ "Beast of Burden" was released.

1978 - U2 served as the opening act for The Stranglers at Dublin’s Top Hat Ballroom.

1979 - Singer/songwriter Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) married Fouzia Ali.

1981 - Sting and Phil Collins made their first ever solo performances at Amnesty's International's "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball."

1996 - After 22 years of marriage, Tom Petty's wife Jane filed for divorce.

1998 - The Sex Pistol’s Johnny Rotten appeared on an episode of Judge Judy. The rocker was sued by a drummer who claimed he was head-butted by Rotten during a contract dispute.

1999 - Nine Inch Nails made their first-ever appearance on a televised award show at the  MTV Video Music Awards.

Birthdays:

1945 Doug Ingle of Iron Butterfly
1952 Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics

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