The Beatles made their first appearance on the UK singles chart on this day in 1962 with “Love Me Do” which peaked at No. 4.

9 years later to the day (1971) John Lennon released the song “Imagine” here North America. Rolling Stone magazine ranked “Imagine” #3 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

“Saturday Night Live,” made its debut, on this day in 1975, featuring the Not Ready For Prime-Time Players. George Carlin was the first guest host. The musical guest was Janis Ian, who performed her hit “At Seventeen.”

On this day in 1981, opening a show for The Rolling Stones in his hometown of Minneapolis, Prince gets booed off the stage. Prince never again performed as an opening act. Here he is blowing everybody on stage away with his guitar work on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

Drummer Dave Grohl played his first concert with Nirvana, on this day in 1990, as they performed at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, Washington.

On this day in 2001, Eminem and his wife Kim Mathers divorced. The couple re-married in early 2006 and divorced again 11 months later.

And finally, it was on this day in 2005, that Rod Stewart received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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