1969 The Beatles start recording ‘Come Together’ by John Lennon at Abbey Road studios in London.
1973 ‘Bad, Bad Leroy Brown’ by Jim Croce starts a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. Tragically Croce is killed in a plane crash three months later.
1977 The Sex Pistols make their first appearance on the UK music show Top Of The Pops, where they lip-synch to their third single, ‘Pretty Vacant‘.
1987, Guns N’ Roses release their debut album on Geffen Records: Appetite For Destruction. The album becomes the best-selling debut album of all time in the US. The first single is ‘Welcome to the Jungle’.
Sources: This Day in Music.com; Wikipedia