1969, ‘Honky Tonk Women’ by The Rolling Stones, with its instantly recognizable cowbell opening, goes to No.1 on the UK singles chart.
1994, Frank Zappa has an asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter named in his honor by the International Astronomical Union. Asteroid 3834 was renamed ‘Zappafrank’. Zappa had died in December of 1993.
2011, Amy Winehouse, English singer and songwriter, is found dead in her north London home of alcohol poisoning; her 2006 album Back to Black won 5 Grammy awards
Sources: This Day in Music.com; Wikipedia