2007 – Elton John sets the record for the most performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden when he performs there for the 60th time – on his 60th birthday.
2006 – Singer and guitarist Buck Owens of the Buckaroos dies in his sleep of an apparent heart attack in Bakersfield, Calif. He is 76.
1985 – Prince wins an Oscar for best original score for the film “Purple Rain.”
1980 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Another Brick in the Wall,” Pink Floyd.
1975 – Singer Melanie Blatt of All Saints is born in London.
1975 – Fergie (Stacy Ann Ferguson) of Black Eyed Peas is born in Hacienda Heights, Calif.
1973 – Pink Floyd releases the landmark album, “The Dark Side of the Moon.”
1973 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Killing Me Softly with His Song,” Roberta Flack.
1969 – Singer-songwriter Cathy Dennis is born in Norwich, England.
1968 – The 58th and final episode of “The Monkees” TV show is aired.
1967 – The Who performs its first concert in the United States, in New York.
1948 – Singer-songwriter and DJ Michael Stanley is born in Cleveland.
1947 – Elton John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) is born in Pinner, Middlesex, England.
1942 – Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tenn.
1938 – Country singer-songwriter Hoyt Axton is born in Duncan, Okla.
1934 – Rockabilly pioneer Johnny Burnette is born in Memphis.