1969, Cream started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with their album 'Goodbye.'
1969, Janis Joplin was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents.
1975, The Doobie Brothers went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Black Water', the groups first of two US No.1's.
1975, Led Zeppelin went to No.1 on the UK chart with the double album 'Physical Graffiti', the first on their own 'Swan Song' label, the album spent six weeks at No.1 on the US chart.
1977, Pink Floyd played the first of six sold-out nights at Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England.
1989, The Rolling Stones signed a $70 million (£40 million) contract to play 50 North American dates. It was the largest contract in rock history.
1999, Bruce Springsteen was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame by U2's Bono.
2002, Yoko Ono unveiled a seven foot bronze statue of John Lennon overlooking the check- in hall of Liverpool John Lennon airport. The re-branding of the airport featured a sketch of Lennon's face with the words 'Above Us Only Skies.'
Taken from "This Day in Music"