1894 - The Liberty Bell recorded by the US Marine Band begins a run of 5 weeks at #1 on the US charts.
1945 - Trumpeter Bunk Johnson and saxophonist Sidney Bechet record Milenberg Joys
1977 - Bassist/composer Charles Mingus records Cumbia and Jazz Fusion
1977 - A&M Records signs the Sex Pistols in a ceremony that takes places in front of Buckingham Palace.
1979 - James Brown performs at the Grand Ole Opry.
1988 - During a concert in Perth, Western Australia, George Michael thanks Tipper Gore, head of the Parents Music Resource Center, for helping the sales of his Faith album.
1992 - Prince wins the lifetime achievement award during the Soul Train Awards
2003 - Johnny Cash is admitted to Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee to undergo treatment for pneumonia.
2004 - George Michael announces that Patience will be his last commercially released record, telling Jo Whiley of BBC Radio 1 "this album nearly killed me". Future releases will be available from his web site in return for donations to his favourite charities.