1967 - The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War and the first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint.
1967 - In a battle of egos, The Byrds's Roger McGuinn boots David Crosby from the group. Crosby is replaced by Gene Clark and goes on to form Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
1969 - Simon and Garfunkel record what would become their signature tune, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water.' Art wanted Paul to sing the song, but Paul insisted that Art's voice was better suited for it. It was a decision that Paul would later say he regretted. The song won five awards at the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971, including Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
1993 - The first Wu-Tang Clan album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), is released. The album becomes a hardcore rap landmark and proof that a 9-man hip-hop collective can succeed.
1999 - Fiona Apple releases her second album. The title is 90 words long, so it is usually listed as When The Pawn....
1998 - Rick James suffers a stroke after a blood vessel ruptures in his neck while he is head banging during a performance in Denver. A spokesman later comments, "The doctor called it a result of rock'n'roll neck, the repeated rhythmic whiplash motion of the head and neck."
1993 - The Dave Matthews Band released their first album, ‘Remember Two Things.’ Featured live versions of future signature songs 'Ant's Marching and 'Tripping Billies.' The general consensus is that the two things referred to in the title are "love your mother" and "leave only footprints." (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Citi)
1845 - Elizabeth Reed Napier is born. She provides the title for the The Allman Brothers Band song "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" when Dickey Betts sees her headstone at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia.
1936 - Mary Travers (of Peter, Paul and Mary) is born in Louisville, Kentucky.
1948 - Blue Öyster Cult bass player Albert Bouchard is born in Watertown, New York.
1941 - Tom Fogerty (rhythm guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival) is born in Berkeley, California.