2006 – Metallica inducts Black Sabbath into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Metallica also performs a short set of Sabbath songs during the event at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Other inductees include Blondie, Miles Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sex Pistols and A&M Records co-founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss.
1991 – Janet Jackson announces she is switching record labels, from A&M to Virgin. The deal is reportedly worth about $40 million.
1977 – after being with the label for just six days The Sex Pistols were fired from A&M due to pressure from other label artists and its Los Angeles head office. 25,000 copies of ‘God Save The Queen’ were pressed and the band made £75,000 ($127,500) from the deal.
1976 – A&M Records sued George Harrison for $6 million over non-delivery of a new album after he missed the deadline by two months.
1969 – A&M signs a brother/sister act called the Carpenters.