1958 : On “compassionate leave” from the Army, Elvis Presley travels to Memphis’ Baptist Memorial hospital to be by the side of his mother, Gladys, who is quickly deteriorating from acute hepatitis.
1966 : The Beatles begin the US leg of their last tour, playing a date at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, IL.
1967 : Fleetwood Mac make their stage debut at the National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor, England, alongside such acts as Donovan, Cream, The Small Faces, and Chicken Shack, featuring a young Christine Perfect (later known as Christine McVie).
1970 : At Harvard, Janis Joplin performs what would be her final concert, ending with a version of Gershwin’s Summertime.
1994 : Woodstock 2 – officially “Woodstock ’94,” begins in Saugerties, New York with Sheryl Crow, Todd Rundgren and The Violent Femmes performing. The festival is a success, drawing a crowd of about 350,000.
2008 : The man who shot and killed John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, is denied parole for the 5th time.