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2016.- Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry suffers a cardiac arrest while performing with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, fellow members of the supergroup The Hollywood Vampires, in Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. The 65 year old is rushed to Coney Island hospital, where’s he’s listed in stable condition.
2015.- The documentary Amy is released. The film, directed by Asif Kapadia, chronicles the short life of British singer Amy Winehouse. Hard-living Winehouse won five Grammy awards for her 2006 album Back To Black. She died at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning in 2011.
2012 Slash, of late Guns N’ Roses fame, gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Charlie Sheen is master of ceremonies at the event, and comments, “It seems quite fitting that Slash is getting a star on the very street Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on.” Oooooooooh, burn!
2010 The audience attending a benefit for Palestinian children in Oxfordshire, England, knew they were going to be entertained by David Gilmour. What they didn’t know was that Gilmour’s onetime Pink Floyd bandmate Roger Waters was going to drop in for a surprise four-song set. Waters said in a Facebook posting that he agreed to do it after Gilmour agreed to join him for a performance of The Wall in March 2011 in Europe. The last time the two had been on stage together was at the 2005 Live 8 London concerts.
2009Robert Plant is officially a Commander of the British Empire after being bestowed with the title by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
2008 VH1’s Rock Honors pays tribute to The Who.
2007Bad Religion release their fourteenth full-length studio album, New Maps of Hell.
2000 A much-ballyhooed Supremes “reunion” tour, “Return To Love,” which features only Diana Ross from the original group, is canceled after initial ticket sales don’t match expectations.
1998Bauhaus, who broke up in 1983, begin their Resurrection tour with a show at The Palladium in Los Angeles.
1997 Wanda Day, drummer for 4 Non Blondes, dies of a drug overdose.
1993Bob Seger marries his third and wife, Juanita Dorricott.
1987 John Hammond, who signed both Bob Dylan (in 1961) and Bruce Springsteen (in 1972) to Columbia Records, dies at 76 after suffering from a number of strokes.
1986Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia goes into a diabetic coma, forcing the band to cancel the rest of their tour. He’s in the coma for five days, and when he comes to, he has to learn how to walk and talk again. After months of rehab, he gets his faculties back and in December, and is once again on stage with his band.
1980Jessica Simpson is born in Abilene, Texas.
1979Chuck Berry is sentenced to jail for tax evasion. He would serve four months.
1977.- Cher gives birth to Elijah Blue Allman, her first and only child with Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers.
1977 Queen release their “We Are The Champions”/”We Will Rock You” single in the UK, providing stadium anthems for sporting events the world over.
1976 A 16-year-old girl is stabbed to death at a Yes concert in Jersey City, New Jersey.
1976 England Dan and John Ford Coley’s “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight” enters the charts.
1976 The Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight” hits #1 in America, where it stays for two weeks. The song is not about the US bicentennial (July 4, 1976), but about daytime lovemaking.
1975Gladys Knight & the Pips debut their own summer variety music show on NBC TV.
1975 Gregg Allman and Cher’s famously rocky marriage almost ends in divorce after only 10 days, but Cher changes her mind three weeks later and the couple tough it out for a few more years, officially divorcing in 1979.
1972Nilsson releases Son of Schmilsson.
1971Three Dog Night releases “Liar.”
1969 The funeral is held for The Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones, who was found dead in his swimming pool on July 3rd.
1969The Temptations Show, a Motown special featuring the group, airs in syndication. They perform, among other hits, “Get Ready,” “Cloud Nine,” and “Runaway Child, Running Wild.”
1968Eric Clapton announces the breakup of the supergroup Cream, currently finishing up its last tour.
1968 Early prog-rockers The Nice are banned from London’s Royal Albert Hall after burning an American flag on stage as an antiwar protest.
1967Kenny Rogers leaves the The New Christy Minstrels and forms The First Edition, who have a hit the next year with “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).”
1967 Bobbie Gentry’s first single, “Ode To Billie Joe,” is released. It would go on to top the Hot 100 for four weeks.
1965.- Peter DiStefano (guitarist for Porno For Pyros) is born in Santa Monica, California.
1965 Wilson Pickett releases “In The Midnight Hour.”
1965 Sonny and Cher release “I Got You Babe.”
1965 The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” hits #1 in America. It stays for four weeks, becoming the biggest hit of 1965.
1965The Kinks play the Seattle Center Coliseum. It will be their last show on American soil until December 1969, as the powerful American Federation of Musicians union bans them. Ray Davies would later blame their manager Larry Page for the ban, claiming he bungled contracts and didn’t make proper payments.
1964The Beatles return to their hometown of Liverpool for a showing of their first movie, A Hard Day’s Night. They get a warm welcome, with thousands of fans turning up to see them.
1964Manfred Mann release a little ditty called “Do Wah Diddy Diddy,” which shoots to #1 in America three months later.
1963 Martha and the Vandellas release “(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave.”
1962 Christopher “Play” Martin (of Kid ‘N Play) is born in Queens, New York City.
1961 Bobby Lewis’s “Tossin’ And Turnin'” hits #1 for the first of seven weeks.
1959 Sandy West is born Sandy Pesavento in Long Beach, California. Together with Joan Jett, she is a founding member of the teenage all-female rock band The Runaways, playing drums. After the band splits she leaves the music industry, and dies at the age of 47 from lung cancer.
1954 Neil Tennant (lead vocalist, keyboardist for Pet Shop Boys) is born in North Shields, Tyneside, England.
1950 The Victor Talking Machine Company trademarks the phrase “His Master’s Voice,” which refers to the dog in their logo (Nipper) listening to a record player because he thinks it is his owner. The company later becomes the record label RCA Victor.
1950 The nation’s favorite popular music countdown, “Your Hit Parade,” gets its own home on NBC TV to match its longtime radio counterpart.
1949 Dave Smalley (lead singer, guitarist of Down By Law) is born in Oil City, Pennsylvania.
1949.- Greg Kihn is born in Baltimore, Maryland.
1947Arlo Guthrie is born in Coney Island, New York.
1944 John “Beaky” Dymond (of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich) is born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
1943 Jerry Miller (songwriter, guitarist for Moby Grape) is born in Tacoma, Washington.
1942 Heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (of Black Sabbath, Rainbow) is born Ronald James Padavona in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
1942 Sixto Díaz Rodríguez (better known simply as “Rodríguez”) is born in Detroit, Michigan. He is the subject of the 2012 film Searching for Sugar Man.
1941 Ian Whitcomb, known for the 1965 hit “You Turn Me On,” is born in Woking, Surrey, England.
1941 Jazz icon Jelly Roll Morton, whose “Jelly Roll Blues” was the first published jazz composition, dies at age 50.
1937 Rockabilly singer Jumpin’ Gene Simmons is born in Mississippi. He begins his music career at Sun Records as an opening act for Elvis Presley.
1937 Singer and TV personality Sandy Stewart, known for the 1963 hit “My Coloring Book,” is born Sandra Galitz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1895 German composer Carl Orff, known for the 1937 cantata Carmina Burana, is born in Munich.