-Snoop Dogg is arrested for possessing a firearm at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif. A 20 inch baton was found in his laptop case.
-Record producer Phil Spector is indicted on charges of murder. He is alleged to have killed actress Lana Clarkson in his L.A. home in 2003
-Great White drummer Derrick Pontier is hurt in a car crash in Allentown, Pa. He was heading to a gig benefitting victims of Rhode Island club fire where 100 people died during a Great White show
-You're So Vain singer Carly Simon sues New York's Dakota Building, saying they rejected her application to live there, but kept a $99,000 down payment.
-Atlanta declares today ZZ Top Day. The band is actually from El Paso, Texas
-Bob Dylan performs at the World Eucharistic Congress in Bologna, Italy
-The Beatles make a comeback when their song Twist and Shout is played in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off and in Rodney Dangerfield's Back to School.
-Blondie releases her Eat the Beat and The Police release their Regatta de Blanc.
-Elton John collapses on stage during a show at L.A.'s Universal Ampitheatre.
-A strange footnote to the career of Ringo Starrr makes the news as Rory Storm takes his own life. Since Ringo was originally the drummer for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes before he joined The Beatles in 1962, at the time the group was said to be the best in Liverpool, England
-The Beatles spend a day at Abbey Road recording for I Am the Walrus
-London junglist DJ Fabio is born
-Ringo Starr and Beatles manager Brian Epstein appear as judges in a talent contest to benefit Oxxfam charity
-Ed Sullivan welcomes a band on to his stage, other than the Beatles, the Beach Boys.
-Shaun Cassidy, who followed in his brother David's footsteps by hitting #9 with Cherish, is born in Los Angeles
-Greg Ham, sax player with Men At Work, is born in Australia
-Bassist Robbie Shakespeare is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
-Johnny Ace, with the Beale Streeters, tops R&B charts with My Song.
-Happy Birthday to Meat Loaf, who is born in Dallas
-Randy Bachman of Bachman Turner Overdrive is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
-Don Nix, record producer for Jeff Beck and Freddie King, is born in Memphis.