1965: The Beach Boys record "Help Me Rhonda", with guitarist Al Jardine singing lead vocal. The disc will become their second Billboard #1 and stay on the chart for eleven weeks.
1979: On the strength of their hit, "Sultans Of Swing", England's Dire Straits kick off their first US tour, selling out every one of their 51 scheduled shows.
1989: A category for Heavy Metal is included at the Grammys Awards for the first time. Metallica performs on stage, but the award went to Jethro Tull. Many audience members booed. Meanwhile, Bobby McFerrin won Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for "Don't Worry, Be Happy", Tracy Chapman is named Best New Artist and Tina Turner won Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for "Tina Live in Europe".