Undated -- On May fourth, 1957, the "Alan Freed Show" debuted on ABC. The first guests on his show included the Del-Vikings and Screamin' Jay Hawkins.
In 1959, the first Grammy Awards were given out by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Henry Mancini won album of the year for "The Music from Peter Gunn." The Champs and the Kingston Trio were also winners.
In 1964, the Moody Blues formed in Birmingham, England.
In 1970, Neil Young wrote "Ohio" after four Kent State University students were killed by US National Guardsmen.
In 1990, Madonna kicked off the US leg of her "Blonde Ambition" tour in Houston. Fans eventually got to see what went on behind the scenes in the documentary "Truth or Dare."
In 1995, actor Gary Busey was found unconscious at his home in Malibu, California, apparently from a cocaine overdose.