On Oct. 21, 1958, Buddy Holly held what ended up being his last recording session. "It Doesn't Matter Anymore," which he recorded in one take, became a hit after he died.
In 1961, Bob Dylan recorded his first album for Columbia Records. The self-titled album was recorded in one day and cost $400.
In 1971, Mick and Bianca Jagger had a daughter, named Jade.
In 1972, after 17 years of recording rock classics, Chuck Berry finally got a No. 1 hit with "My Ding-A-Ling."
In 1992, Elton John filed a $35 million lawsuit in which he claimed a reporter for the TV show "Hard Copy" falsely stated John moved to Atlanta to be near an AIDS treatment center. The singer's lawyers said he moved to Atlanta because he likes the city.
Also in 1992, Madonna's erotic book "Sex" went on sale around the world. Americans paid up to $50 to see pictures reflecting her fantasies concerning sadism, masochism and bondage.
In 1995, singer Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon died of a cocaine overdose in New Orleans. He was 28.
In 1997, "Candle in the Wind 1997" by Elton John broke the record for the best-selling single of all time, just 37 days after its release. "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby had been the previous record-holder.
In 1999, Santana's "Supernatural" album hit No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. It was Santana's first No. 1 album since "Santana Three" in 1971.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Joyce Randolph ("The Honeymooners") is 88. Keyboardist Manfred Mann is 72. Guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's is 71. Singer Elvin Bishop is 70. TV judge Judy Sheindlin ("Judge Judy") is 70. Actor Everett McGill ("Twin Peaks") is 67. Trumpeter Lee Loughnane of Chicago is 66. Guitarist Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go's is 59. Actress Carrie Fisher is 56. Singer Julian Cope is 55. Guitarist Steve Lukather of Toto is 55. Singer-bassist Nick Oliveri (Queens Of The Stone Age) is 41. Keyboardist Charlie Lowell of Jars of Clay is 39. Actor Jeremy Miller ("Growing Pains") is 36. Actor Will Estes ("American Dreams") is 34. Actor Michael McMillian ("True Blood") is 34. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is 32. Actor Matt Dallas is 30.