1964: The Rolling Stones recorded tracks for their upcoming album 12 x 5 at Chess Studios in Chicago.
1966: The Beatles became the first act to feature reversed tape in the background of the song "Rain", which was released on this date in the U.K.
1967: Bob Dylan and the Band began recording The Basement Tapes.
1967: More of the Monkees remained at #1 for the 18th week in a row on the Album survey. I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin held steady at #2 while the comedy album Revenge by Bill Cosby was third.
1971: Marvin Gaye sent the single "Mercy Mercy Me" to radio stations.
1972: Elvis Presley recorded two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1972: "The Candy Man" from superstar Sammy Davis, Jr. took over at #1 from "I'll Take You There" by the Staple Singers, which enjoyed a brief one-week stint at the top.
1974: Elton John released the single "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me".
1976: Paul McCartney & Wings set an indoor record when they performed before 67,100 fans at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington.
1978: The Rolling Stones opened a tour at the Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida and Bill Wyman became the latest Stone to roll off the stage.
1978: "Even Now" by Barry Manilow was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week in a row.