1957-Elvis Presley bought the Graceland mansion.
1967-Jimi Hendrix Experience released 'Purple Haze' in the UK, (US release was June 19).
1973-Dr Hook's single 'On The Cover Of Rolling Stone' peaked at No.6 on the US chart.
1978-U2 won £500 ($850) and a chance to audition for CBS Ireland in a talent contest held in Dublin.
1984-Van Halen's 'Jump' peaked at No.1 in the US.
2004-The Kinks singer Ray Davies received his CBE medal from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to the music industry.
guitarist, singer and songwriter from Jefferson Airplane,Jefferson Starship, died Jan 28, 2016.
guitarist and songwriter, Thin Lizzy
musician, songwriter with Smashing Pumpkins