24 July, 2020 Grupo Stereo Siete
2019.- PledgeMusic, a platform for fans to fund musicians, goes offline without delivering the money pledged to hundreds of artists.
2017.- Barbara Sinatra, widow of Frank Sinatra, dies at age 90. Barbara was married to the singer from 1976 until his 1998 death.
2012 MGA Entertainment, the toy corporation behind the “Bratz” line of dolls, files a lawsuit against Lady Gaga, alleging that her and her managers delayed approval on marketing a Lady Gaga doll. MGA calls it “breach of contract” and is asking for $10 million – this, only eight months after the deal was struck.
2009 World War I veteran Harry Patch, subject of the Radiohead song “Harry Patch (In Memory Of),” dies at age 111.
2009 Red’s Recovery Room shuts its doors for good. Luckily, the beloved roadhouse has already been immortalized in Tom Waits’ song “Filipino Box Spring Hog.”
2003 Erik Braunn (Iron Butterfly guitarist) dies of a heart attack related to a birth defect in Los Angeles, California, at age 52.
2001The Doors’ John Densmore, Bonnie Raitt, and others are arrested in Itasca, Illinois, for demonstrating against a company which they claim destroys the rainforest.
1998 Jazz guitarist Tal “Octopus” Farlow dies from esophageal cancer at age 77 in New York City.
1995Nina Simone is arrested for firing a pellet gun at noisy teenagers playing near her home in the south of France, for which she is placed on an 18-month probation and ordered to seek counseling.
1995Bone Thugs-N-Harmony release their breakthrough album E. 1999 Eternal, which sells over 4 million copies. The big hit from the set is “Tha Crossroads,” which wins a Grammy for Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group.
1995 Country performer Charlie Rich, known for “Behind Closed Doors” and “The Most Beautiful Girl,” dies of a blood clot at age 62 at a motel in Hammond, Louisiana.
1990Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa have their first child, Evan James.
1989 Steve Rubell, one of the owners of Studio 54, dies of AIDS-related causes at age 45.
1984 Original “Hound Dog” singer Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton dies at age 57 in a Los Angeles boarding house after a long-time struggle with alcohol abuse.
1983.- Metallica release their debut album, Kill ‘Em All, three months after parting ways with guitarist Dave Mustaine.
1980.- Eric Carr makes his debut as Kiss drummer.
1975 A California federal judge rules that San Francisco had a right to arrest Miracles singer Smokey Robinson the previous year, even though his name only matched the alias of the criminal he was confused with.
1973 The Doobie Brothers release “China Grove.”
1970 The Carpenters’ “(They Long to Be) Close to You” hits #1 for the first of four weeks.
1969 At the end of their gig at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Crosby, Stills & Nash invite Neil Young on stage to sit in with them. Soon after, he joins the band.
1969 The Beatles record a slew of songs for Abbey Road: “Sun King,” “Mean Mr. Mustard,” “Come Together,” “Polythene Pam” and “She Came In Through the Bathroom Window.”
1966 The Monkees record their debut single, “Last Train To Clarksville.”
1966 The Supremes release “You Can’t Hurry Love.”
1963 Singer Cilla Black, discovered by Beatles manager Brian Epstein at a Gerry & the Pacemakers concert, makes her first recording test for EMI.
1960 Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never” enters the charts.
1958 Guitarist and singer/songwriter Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) is born in Coral Gables, Florida.
1956 The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria collides with the Swedish liner Stockholm, killing 52 instantly and sinking the Andrea Doria. On board is Mike Stoller, who becomes half of the famous Lieber-Stoller songwriting team.
1951 Verdine White (bassist for Earth, Wind & Fire) is born in Chicago, Illinois.
1950 Bassist/vocalist Mark Clarke (briefly a member of Uriah Heep) is born in Liverpool, England.
1948 Folk singer-songwriter Steve Goodman is born in Chicago, Illinois.
1946.- Jose “Chepito” Areas (of Santana) is born in Leon, Nicaragua.
1944 Tom Dawes, lead vocalist of The Cyrkle, is born in Albany, New York.
1943 Drummer Jim McCarty (of The Yardbirds and Renaissance) is born in Walton, Liverpool, England.
1942 Ella Mae Morse and Freddy Slacks’ “Cow Cow Boogie” hits #1.
1942 Bruce Woodley (of The Seekers) is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
1941 Guitarist Manny Charlton (of Nazareth) is born in La Linea, Spain.
1934 Jazz musician and composer Don Ellis is born in Los Angeles, California.
1925 William “Benny” Benjamin (drummer for the Motown house band, The Funk Brothers) is born in Mobile, Alabama.
1828 Ignaz Bösendorfer is granted a trade license number which enables him to start a piano manufacturing company in Vienna.