Undated -- On May 25th, 1926, jazz trumpeter and innovator Miles Davis was born in Alton, Illinois. Davis died in 1991.
In 1965, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies knocked himself unconscious onstage when he slammed into drummer Mick Avery's cymbal during a London concert. The Kinks had to cancel the rest of the British tour.
In 1968, the Monterey International Pop Festival in California was canceled due to public pressure. Fifty-two thousand dollars and the festival's bookkeeper were later reported missing.
In 1973, Carole King gave a free concert in New York's Central Park for what was, at the time, the largest music audience ever to gather there: 100,000 people.
In 1978, The Who filmed concert sequences for its documentary, "The Kids Are Alright."
In 1986, an estimated seven million Americans joined hands across the country for Hands Across America, to raise money for the nation's hungry and homeless.
In 1992, Jay Leno took over the "Tonight Show," replacing Johnny Carson. Leno's first guest was Billy Crystal.
In 1996, singer Bradley Nowell of Sublime was found dead in his San Francisco motel room of a drug overdose. He was 28.
In 2005, Carrie Underwood beat out Bo Bice to win the fourth season of "American Idol."