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2017.- The day after the suicide of lead singer Chester Bennington, Linkin Park cancel their upcoming tour and set up a tribute page on their website with resources for suicide prevention.
2012.- Singer-songwriter Tulisa Contostavlos is cleared of conspiring to supply Class A drugs after the notorious “Fake Sheikh” Mazher Mahmood sets up one entrapment operation too many.
2009Brad Paisley performs at the White House, where he plays his new song “Welcome to the Future,” which was inspired by Barack Obama’s election. Paisley returns in 2012 to play a 4th of July concert at the White House, and in 2013 he plays an inauguration concert after Obama is re-elected.
2008Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O premieres her new side project, Native Korean Rock, at Union Pool in Brooklyn, New York.
2006 Herbie Kalin (of The Kalin Twins) dies of a heart attack at age 72.
2005 Blues singer Long John Baldry, a huge influence on Elton John, dies of a chest infection at age 64. Baldry had a #1 UK hit with “Let The Heartaches Begin.”
2004 Jerry Goldsmith, an Academy Award-winning film composer known for Chinatown, The Omen, and five of the original Star Trek films, among others, dies of colon cancer at age 75.
2002 Gus Dudgeon, frequent producer of Elton John’s recordings, dies in a car accident along with his wife, Sheila, at age 59. Elton dedicates his 2004 album, Peachtree Road, to the couple.
2002 At the Peoria Civic Center in Illinois, fans riot at the third annual Gathering Of The Juggalos when police try to stop Juggalettes from taking their shirts off. Peoria joins Novi, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio on the list of cities where this Gathering is no longer welcome.
2001Lauryn Hill tapes her MTV Unplugged special, playing new songs in a very emotional performance. It’s clear that she’s not going for mainstream appeal, and is not about to follow up her The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill album with another big seller.
1999 Charley Pride receives a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997 As the forerunner of a new era of women in rock, Jewel becomes the first Atlantic Records artist to grace the cover of TIME magazine.
1995 A Los Angeles judge throws out a lawsuit filed against Michael Jackson by five of the pop star’s security guards, who alleged that they were fired after learning the “truth” about Jackson’s nighttime visits with young boys.
1989UHF, a comedy film written by and starring Weird Al Yankovic, debuts. The soundtrack features many of Yankovic’s signature song parodies, as well as a few of his original songs. While the film does poorly in box office due to bad timing at the beginning of summer just before blockbuster season, the film gains a huge cult following. “UHF” stands for “Ultra High Frequency,” an archaic method of television broadcast in the United States which tended to feature local, mom-and-pop stations and shoestring-budget content.
1988 In Aiken circuit court in South Carolina, James Brown pleads guilty to charges of gun possession and resisting arrest. Brown was arrested in May after leading police on a car chase.
1987.- Paul McCartney records “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “Ain’t That A Shame,” and “Crackin’ Up.”
1986Landing on Water, Neil Young’s 15th studio album, is released.
1983Diana Ross plays a free concert in New York City’s Central Park on a rainy day. She has a good attitude, claiming the rain “feels good” and saying, “It took me a lifetime to get here, I ain’t going nowhere.” Positive thinking cannot save the show, however, and it is stopped and rescheduled for the next day.
1981Blake Lewis, runner-up from Season 6 of America Idol, is born in Redmond, Washington.
1979 Robert Palmer releases “Bad Case of Loving You.”
1977Linda Ronstadt, who’s just released a cover version of The Rolling Stones’ “Tumblin’ Dice,” hops onstage at the band’s Tucson, Arizona concert to sing it with them.
1973 “Mary Wilson Day” is declared in Detroit in honor of The Supremes member.
1973 Jim Croce’s “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” hits #1.
1972 Korey Pingitore is born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She becomes Korey Cooper when she marries Skillet frontman John Cooper in 1997 and joins the band as a keyboardist and guitarist.
1971 Carole King’s “It’s Too Late” hits #1 in America.
1970 The Carpenters’ “(They Long To Be) Close To You” hits #1.
1969 Emerson Hart (lead singer of Tonic) is born in Washington, Pennsylvania, but will grow up in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.
1969 The day after the Apollo 11 moon landing (the first time man walked on the moon), Duke Ellington performs a song he wrote for the occasion called “Moon Maiden” as part of ABC’s coverage of the historic event.
1969 The Beatles records “Come Together.”
1969.- Blind Faith, a group comprised of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech, release their self-titled debut album in the United States.
1963.- Birth of Beatlemania? 4,000 fans without tickets try to crash a Beatles gig in Blackpool, England – the only way the band can get in is via the roof.
1961 The Supremes release “Buttered Popcorn,” produced by Motown boss Berry Gordy. It sells poorly, and is the last Supremes single with Florence Ballard on lead vocals.
1960Brian Hyland appears as a guest on CBS’ popular TV game show To Tell The Truth.
1960Elvis Presley receives a first degree black belt in karate.
1958 Elvis Presley’s “Hard Headed Woman” hits #1 for the first of two weeks.
1958 The Coasters’ “Yakety Yak” hits #1.
1955 Howie Epstein (bassist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1955 Swing entertainer Taco is born Taco Ockerse in Jakarta, Indonesia.
1953 Eric Bazilian (frontman for The Hooters) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1946 Barry Whitwam (drummer for Herman’s Hermits) is born in Prestbury, Cheshire, England.
1945 Mike Wilsh (bassist, keyboardists for The Four Pennies) is born Michael Wilshaw in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
1945 Rosie Hamlin (lead singer of Rosie & the Originals) is born in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
1937 Plas Johnson, the sax soloist on Henry Mancini’s “Pink Panther Theme,” is born in Donaldson, Louisiana.
1929 Jazz singer Helen Merrill is born Jelena Ana Milčetić in New York City.
1922 Jazz singer Kay Starr, known for the ’50s chart-toppers “Wheel of Fortune” and “Rock And Roll Waltz,” is born Katherine Laverne Starks on a reservation in Dougherty, Oklahoma.
1920.- Isaac Stern, violinist and conductor, is born in Kremenets, Ukraine.