1958— Rock-and-Roll pioneer Little Richard announces he is leaving rock-and-roll to enroll in Bible school. He would return to rock 4 years later, only to find musical tastes have changed.
1959 —Buddy Holly enters the studio for the last time. Included on the playlist were the songs “Peggy Sue Got Married” and “Crying Waiting Hoping.” The recordings would be finished with overdubs posthumously.
1963— A folk trio known as the Rooftop Singers record a version of the song Walk Right In. The song would raise the song’s author Gus Cannon (leader of 1920s jug band Cannon's Jug Stompers) out of poverty and on the road to a comeback.
1968— Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested and charged with public drunkenness after harassing a security guard at a Las Vegas adult movie theater.
1979— At the fan's request, rocker Ted Nugent “autographs” a man's arm by carving his name into it with a Bowie knife.
1986— The inaugural Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductions are held, inducting Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, The Everly Brothers, and Fats Domino
2010—Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is nominated for (and will go on to win) an Academy Award for the soundtrack to the film Social Network