In 1961, Motown released its first No. 1 hit, “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes.
In 1963, Peter, Paul and Mary performed “Blowin’ in the Wind” before civil rights marchers who had gathered in Washington to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak.
In 1964, The Beatles met Bob Dylan, who supposedly introduced them to marijuana.
In 1965, Bob Dylan was booed off stage at Forest Hills Stadium in New York for playing electric guitar.
In 1967, the Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company played at the wake of a Hell’s Angels member who was struck by a car in San Francisco.
In 1972, David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars made their debut at Carnegie Hall in New York. Bowie gave the performance while he was sick with the flu.
In 1982, George Strait had his first No. 1 country song with “Fool-Hearted Memory.”
In 1986, Tina Turner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2003, the MTV Video Music Awards opened with a performance by Madonna in which she kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera full on their mouths.