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2018.- Paul McCartney plays a gig at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, where The Beatles did about 300 shows in the early ’60s. At one point, he chastises the crowd for using their phones.
2018.- The Broadway musical Head Over Heels, an Elizabethan farce inspired by the music of The Go-Go’s, premieres at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.
2017 A jury awards Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties for the use of Michael Jackson songs he produced in two Cirque du Soleil shows and the This Is It documentary. Jones filed suit in 2013, asking for $30 million.
2016.- A video of celebrities performing an a cappella version of Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” is shown at the Democratic National Convention before Hillary Clinton takes the stage to accept the nomination.
2016 A group of 40 or so Broadway stars takes the stage on Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to sing “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in support of gun control legislation. These stars are part a group called Broadway For Orlando that was put together to record the song in honor of victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting on June 12, when 49 people were killed.
2015 Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, dies at age 22. She is found unconscious in her bathtub, and the cause of death is eventually revealed as “immersion associated with drug intoxication.”
2013 Oklahoma guitarist J.J. Cale, who wrote the songs “Call Me The Breeze” and “After Midnight,” dies at age 74.
2012Searching For Sugar Man, an Academy Award-winning documentary about Detroit Rocker Sixto “Sugar Man” Rodriguez, is released in the UK.
2006Paul McCartney’s first guitar is sold at an Abbey Road Studios auction for 330,000 pounds, or about half-a-million US dollars.
2003 Vegas mainstay Tom Jones in inducted into the Gaming Hall Of Fame, along with Harrah’s exec Phil Satre.
2003Limp Bizkit appear at the Hawthorne Racetrack in Chicago as part of Metallica’s Summer Sanitarium tour with Deftones, Linkin Park and Mudvayne. But the crowd soon shows how they feel about frontman Fred Durst and his crew, as the band is booed and Durst is pelted with coins and bottles, leading him to launch into homophobic taunts. As a result, Limp Bizkit leaves the stage after 30 minutes and only six songs, but not before Durst challenges audience members to a fight.
2002 A week before he is due to sign a contract with Universal South Records, Matthew West suffers a serious injury to his arm. Having accidentally locked himself in his house, West attempts to escape through a window, but his arm goes straight through the glass pane. West is rushed to hospital, where he is told he came close to severing a major artery. He will go on to fully recover from the incident.
2000 The file-sharing service Napster is ordered by a US federal judge to cease trading copyrighted music files in the next 48 hours.
1994 Motown Records releases the Boyz II Men song “I’ll Make Love To You” against the group’s wishes – they think it sounds too much like their earlier hit “End of the Road.” In this case, the record company gets it right: the song becomes the biggest hit of 1994 in America.
1992Mary Wells, “Queen of Motown,” dies in Los Angeles, California, at age 49 during a bout of pneumonia made worse by a cancer recurrence.
1992.-Kiss frontman Paul Stanley marries Pamela Bowen.
1990Grateful Dead keyboard player Brent Mydland dies of a drug overdose at age 37.
1980 Singer/Guitarist/Producer Dave “Brownsound” Baksh (of Sum 41 and Organ Thieves) is born in Ajax, Ontario, Canada.
1976 With endless touring and recording, as well as various addictions, tearing the band apart, Three Dog Night play their last concert tonight in San Francisco, California. (The group would reunite in 1981, but that reunion would prove short-lived.)
1976Ted Nugent’s self-titled debut album is certified Gold, eventually selling over 2 million copies.
1975 Van McCoy’s “The Hustle” hits #1 in America.
1975 The Eagles land their first #1 album when One Of These Nights hits #1 in the US. Their fourth album, it stays on top for five weeks.
1974 London graffiti artists hired by the Rolling Stones’ management spray paint various local sites as promotion for the group’s latest single, “It’s Only Rock N’ Roll.”
1974 John Denver’s “Annie’s Song” is certified Gold.
1969The 5th Dimension’s two lead singers, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. are married. The duo will score their own hit in 1977 with “You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show).”
1969 Brian Jones, who was a founding member of The Rolling Stones, appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine following his death on July 3rd.
1968 The Rolling Stones album Beggar’s Banquet is scheduled for release, but withdrawn by their label, Decca, over concerns with the album cover, which shows a toilet covered in graffiti. The album is later released with a picture of an invitation on the cover.
1968 Jeannie C. Riley records “Harper Valley P.T.A.”
1967 Timothy Barnwell – “Headliner” of Arrested Development – is born in New Jersey.
1965Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson marries Carol Freedman, the first of what would be four wives, in Los Angeles.
1963.- Smokey Robinson & the Miracles release “Mickey’s Monkey.”
1961 Singer-songwriter Gary Cherone is born in Malden, Massachusetts. Best known for his work in the band Extreme, he joins Van Halen for one album: Van Halen III, released in 1997.
1960Sam Cooke releases “Chain Gang.”
1960Hank Ballard and the Midnighters record “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go.”
1952Rosemary Clooney’s “Half As Much” hits #1.
1950 Singer/keyboardist Duncan Mackay (of 10cc) is born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.
1949 Roger Taylor (drummer for Queen) is born in Dersingham, Norfolk, England.
1942 Judy Garland and Gene Kelly record a cover of “For Me And My Gal” for their film of the same name.
1941 Soul singer Brenton Wood is born Alfred Jesse Smith in Shreveport, Louisiana. Known for 1967’s “The Oogum Boogum Song” and “Gimme Little Sign.”
1941 Pop/Jazz singer Darlene Love is born in Hawthorne, California.
1941 Rock singer/songwriter Neil Landon (of The Flowerpot Men and Fat Mattress) is born in Kirdford, Sussex, England.
1940 Singer Dobie Gray is born in Simonton, Texas.
1938Bobby Hebb, who had a hit with “Sunny” in 1966, is born in Nashville, Tennessee.
1914 Erskine Hawkins, trumpeter and Big Band leader known for “Tuxedo Junction,” is born in Birmingham, Alabama.
1895 Gracie Allen, comedic radio and TV star with partner/husband George Burns, is born in San Francisco, California (though the specific date of her birth is disputed).