Give us this day, July 25, our daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
July 25, 1938
Vernon in prison
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,
Capitol Records achieved their first #1 hit with a song called “Cow Cow Boogie” by 17-year-old Ella Mae Morse, accompanied by Freddie Slack And His Orchestra. Although Ella Mae’s follow-up recordings sold fairly well, she never obtained a huge following, but continued to make records until 1957.
Irving Berlin‘s musical “This is the Army” premieres in NYC
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.
July 25, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.
Commerce Street, a rental
510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.
Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
An eight-year-old girl won $2,000 and a gold cup for her rendition of “Too Young” on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour. The child was Gladys Knight.
At M. B. Parker Company, Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler. He worked there until the job ran out at the end of the month, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.
572 Poplar Avenue
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)
April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954
Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct
end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented
rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
1414 Getwell Street
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
July 25, 1954
The Four Aces’ “Three Coins In The Fountain” hits #1.
July 25, 1955
Elvis performed at the New City Auditorium, Fort Myers, Florida.
the other acts were: Andy Griffith, Marty Robbins, Jimmy Farmer, Tommy Collins, Jimmy Rogers Snow and His Rainbow Ranch Boys,
Glenn Reeves, Frank Evans and His Ranch Hands
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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
July 25, 1956
Songwriter Mike Stoller, the co-writer of “Hound Dog”, survives the sinking of the ship Andrea Doria after it collided with the MV Stockholm, near Nantucket, Massachusetts. Fifty-one others died.
July 25, 1957
The Five Satins entered the R&B hit list with their soon-to-be standard, “To the Aisle,” reaching #5 and #25 pop. The lead singer was emergency lead Bill Baker, drafted from the Connecticutt group the Chestnuts, as the Satins’ regular frontman, Fred Parris, had received a draft notice, courtesy of Uncle Sam.
Pat Boone makes his acting debut in the musical comedy Bernardine. The movie also features his hit songs “Love Letters In The Sand” and “Bernardine.”
The Military Service Disruption
July 25, 1958
Military service Fort Hood in Texas.
July 25, 1959
Military Service in Germany / Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
July 25, 1960
Brenda Lee continued to hold on to #1 with “I’m Sorry”.
Roy Orbison reached No.2 on the US singles chart with ‘Only the Lonely,’ his first hit. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley, so Orbison decided to record the song himself.
The Ventures “Walk Don’t Run” enters the US Pop chart and introduces the instrumental Surf sound to Rock ‘n’ Roll. The song will peak at #2 a month later.
Elvis Presley‘s “It’s Now or Never” debuted on Billboard’s Pop music chart. The song was adapted from the Italian tune “O Sole Mio”, written in 1899.
July 25, 1961
July 25, 1962
Booker T & the MG’s released one of The Top 100 Instrumentals of the Rock Era*–“Green Onions“.
The Beatles performed two shows at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, then performed at the Cabaret Club (28 Duke Street) later in the evening. It was the group’s only show at the Cabaret Club, which has since been demolished.
July 25, 1963
Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars began its cross-country tour with Big Dee Irwin, Barbara Lewis, the Crystals, Ruby & the Romantics, the Tymes, the Orlons, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, Gene Pitney, and the Dovells, among others.
July 25, 1964
The great song “The Girl From Ipanema” by Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto remained the top song on the Easy Listening chart.
“Rag Doll” by the 4 Seasons was #1 for a second week. “A Hard Day’s Night” by the Beatles moved up from #21 to #2. The Beach Boys’ former #1 “I Get Around” came in third, followed by “Memphis” from Johnny Rivers and “The Girl From Ipanema” by Getz and Gilberto. The rest of the Top 10: Jan & Dean with “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena”, the Dave Clark Five slid down with “Can’t You See That She’s Mine”, “Dang Me” from Roger Miller, Dusty Springfield posted her first Top 10 song with “Wishin’ And Hopin'” and the Impressions remained at 10 with “Keep On Pushing”.
The Beatles topped both the US and UK album charts with “A Hard Day’s Night”, as well as having the number one single in both countries with the LP’s title track. Oddly, the album issued in America had a different track listing than the one released in Great Britain.
The Beatles moved from #12 to #1 in their second week with the album A Hard Day’s Night.
Billboard magazine reported that the Beatles‘ new feature film, “A Hard Day’s Night,” had already made back its production costs from sales of the soundtrack album.
The Zombies released the single “She’s Not There” on Decca Records.
Marvin Gaye records “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You.” Written by the Motown team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, the title comes from one of Jackie Gleason’s catch phrases.
July 25, 1965
The Byrds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song ‘Mr Tambourine Man’. The first Bob Dylan song to reach No.1. The Byrds’ recording of the song was influential in initiating the musical subgenre of folk rock, leading many contemporary bands to mimic its fusion of jangly guitars and intellectual lyrics.
“I Can’t Help Myself” by the Four Tops was #1 on the R&B chart for the eighth straight week.
“Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones reigned for a third week at #1. “I’m Henry VIII, I Am” by Herman’s Hermits was at #2 with the Four Tops’ former #1 “I Can’t Help Myself” third.
Gary Lewis & the Playboys had a hot song with “Save Your Heart For Me”. It moved up from #40 to #13 on this date.
Bob Dylan, backed by “The Paul Butterfield Blues Band,” horrified the audience at the Newport Folk Festival with his new electric sound. He was booed off stage after three tunes but returned with his acoustic guitar to play two songs — “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” and “Mr. Tambourine Man.”
The Beach Boys‘ “California Girls” is released in the US, where it will reach #3 in September. The song was the first Beach Boys recording to include vocals from Bruce Johnston who had joined the group to substitute for Brian Wilson on concert tours.
The trio of Dino, Desi and Billy achieve their first US chart entry with “I’m A Fool”, which will rise to #17. Dino, the son of Dean Martin, Desi, the son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, along with Billy Hinsche would also crack the Top 40 with “Not The Lovin’ Kind” later in the year.
Bob Dylan release “Like a Rolling Stone”
“Flora, the Red Menace” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 performances
July 25, 1966
The Left Banke released the single “Walk Away Renee”.
The Supremes released the single “You Can’t Hurry Love”.
Los Bravos released the single “Black Is Black”.
The Monkees recorded “Last Train To Clarksville”.
The Rolling Stones played their last concert with Brian Jones. Jones would later quit the group because of “musical differences”.
July 25, 1967
The Beatles and other U.K. rock groups urged the British government to legalize marijuana. Their comments were made in a London Times advertisement signed by all four of the Beatles.
The Supremes released the single “Reflections”.
Jefferson Airplane‘s second album “Surrealistic Pillow” is certified Gold on the strength of the Top Ten hits, “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit”.
The Beatles meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, whose lecture on Transcendental Meditation (TM) they had gone to hear at the Hilton Hotel in London. TM involved the silent repetition of a word or sound to produce a state of mind that reduces stress, calms the mind, and energizes both mind and body. The Maharishi invited The Beatles to travel with him to Bangor, in North Wales, to attend more lectures. They accepted his invitation.
July 25, 1968
It’s the second day of recording for The Beatles’ “Sexy Sadie,” which will be finished in August.
The Beatles began recording “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” with just a solo version by George Harrison backed by his acoustic guitar and an organ part towards the end.
James Drake, who billed himself as Nervous Norvus for his 1956, #8 US hit “Transfusion”, a novelty tune about bloody accidents, died of liver failure at the age of 56.
July 25, 1969
Paul McCartney recorded a demo of his new song ‘Come and Get It’ at Abbey Road studios in London. McCartney gave the song to The Iveys, (soon to become known as Badfinger). The song was later used as the theme for the movie The Magic Christian. The Beatles also recorded ‘Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard’ for their forthcoming Abbey Road album.
Santana, the Guess Who, the Byrds, the Youngbloods, Ten Years After, Bo Diddley, It’s A Beautiful Day, and the Flying Burrito Brothers performed on the opening day of the Seattle Pop Festival at Gold Creek Park in Woodinville, Washington.
The Doors played at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California.
Led Zeppelin, the First Edition, and Pacific Gas & Electric performed on the opening day of the Midwest Rock Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Toronto native Neil Young joined “Crosby, Stills and Nash” for the first time at a concert at the Fillmore East in New York. Young had worked with Stephen Stills in “Buffalo Springfield.” “Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s” second appearance was at the Woodstock Festival a month later. The quartet broke up in 1971 but re-formed a number of times in later years.
Barbra Streisand opened the new International Hotel in Vegas, and she experienced all the technical difficulties of a brand new venue.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
July 25, 1970
The Jackson 5 wrapped up six weeks at #1 on the R&B chart with their first single “The Love You Save”.
The Carpenters “Close To You” topped the Billboard Pop chart and became the first of twenty US Top 40 hits for the brother and sister team. The song itself had been written in 1963 by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and was first offered to Herb Alpert, who said he didn’t feel comfortable singing ‘so they sprinkled moon dust in your hair’.
The Carpenters would soon become household names as “Close To You” first entered the #1 position on this date. Three Dog Night was next with “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”. Freda Payne’s “Band Of Gold” moved up to #3, the Jackson 5 had “The Love You Save” and Bread was up from 10-5 with their first single “Make It With You”. The rest of the Top 10: “Ball Of Confusion” from the Temptations, Blues Image was at #7 with “Ride Captain Ride”, the Five Stairsteps remained on the eighth step with “O-o-h Child”, Stevie Wonder placed his 23rd hit–“Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” at #9 and Melanie finished the list with “Lay Down”.
CCR released their incredible album Cosmo’s Factory on Fantasy Records.
The live Elvis Presley album “On Stage-February 1970” hit #13 in the U.S.
That’s the Way It Is Production
July 25, 1971
T. Rex was hot in the U.K, landing the #1 song “Get It On”.
Carole King remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the fifth week with “It’s Too Late”.
A cover version of “Indian Reservation”, a number three hit in the UK by Don Fardon, went to number one in the US for The Raiders. The song was actually recorded by Mark Lindsay alone, but he chose to put the group’s name on the label as a sign of friendship for his old buddy, Paul Revere.
“Indian Reservation” by the Raiders was #1, giving the likable group from Boise, Idaho their 19th hit but first and only #1 song. Carole King from Stanley, Idaho fell to #2 after five weeks with her classic “It’s Too Late”. Both songs are in The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*. James Taylor was up against tough competition but he stayed at #3 with “You’ve Got a Friend” while Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds were stuck at 4 with “Don’t Pull Your Love”. The rest of the Top 10: Jean Knight’s one and only–“Mr. Big Stuff”, Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose dropped with “Treat Her Like A Lady”, Tommy James moved up to #7 with his solo hit “Draggin’ The Line”, the Bee Gees had song #8–“How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”, John Denver scored the first Top 10 of his career with “Take Me Home, Country Roads” while the Grass Roots posted their 16th hit with “Sooner Or Later”.
CCR exploded up the chart as “Sweet Hitch-Hiker” moved from 68 to 37.
The Beach Boys released the album Surf’s Up
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows
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Lake Tahoe Hotel
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Lake Tahoe Hotel
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July 25, 1972
Three Dog Night released the single “Black And White”.
July 25, 1973
Although only half of the goal of the record company was recorded, Elvis went to a movie at the Crosstown.
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July 25, 1974
George McCrae was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Rock Your Baby’. Written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band. Regarded by some as the first Disco No.1.
Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,
July 25, 1975
A Chorus Line” debuted on Broadway. The show closed in 1990 after 6,137 performances. “A Chorus Line” opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York after a two-month run at a small theatre in the New York Shakespeare Festival complex in the East Village. It became Broadway’s longest-running show, finally closing on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances. More than 6.5 million people paid $150 million to see the show during its Broadway run. Productions of “A Chorus Line” were also mounted in more than 20 countries.
The Eagles were in concert at the Convocation Center in South Bend, Indiana.
July 25, 1976
The Beach Boys‘ “20 Golden Greats” LP started a ten week stay at #1 on the UK album chart during its 86 week run. The compilation became the second biggest selling album of the year in Great Britain.
Lou Rawls moved to the top of the R&B chart with his great summer song “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine”.
The Manhattans climbed to the top after 15 weeks with “Kiss And Say Goodbye”, sending “Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band to #2. The Brothers Johnson could get no higher than #3 with their great song “I’ll Be Good To You”. Newcomer Starbuck was feeling good with “Moonlight Feels Right”, as it edged up to 4 while Gary Wright hit #5 with “Love Is Alive”. The rest of the Top 10: Seals & Crofts moved from 16 to 6 with “Get Closer”, the Beatles were at position #7 with “Got To Get You Into My Life”, the duo of Elton John & Kiki Dee moved from 23 to 8 with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, the Beach Boys posted their 45th hit but their first Top 10 in 10 years with “Rock And Roll Music” and actor John Travolta had a Top 10 song with “Let Her In”.
Peter Frampton moved from 7 to 1 with the album Frampton Comes Alive, bumping Wings at the Speed of Sound to #2. George Benson remained at 3 with Breezin’, Chicago X was at #4 at Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled release was still at #5 after 52 weeks. The rest of the Top 10: Jefferson Starship moved from 50 to 6 with Spitfire, Neil Diamond was up to 7 with Beautiful Noise, the Beatles with Rock ‘N’ Roll Music, the Steve Miller Band moved into the Top 10 with Fly Like an Eagle and Aerosmith plummeted with Rocks.
Alan Parsons, the famed engineer and producer, organized his own group to be called the Alan Parsons Project, debuted on the chart with their first single “(The System Of) Doctor Tarr And Professor Feather.”
Two years after it peaked at #60 in the US, Hall And Oates‘ “She’s Gone” is re-issued by Atlantic Records. This highly edited, remixed version would climb to number 7.
The Eagles performed in Schaefer Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Elvis performed at the Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York.
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Onondaga War Memorial
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|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
America The Beautiful
Polk Salad Annie
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
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July 25, 1977
Donna Summer was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Giorgio Moroder produced ‘I Feel Love’. The disco diva’s only UK chart topper.
Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month
The Wake and Aftermath
The Robert Stigwood remake of the movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees, opened in New York City. Although promotional posters claim it is “A “Fantastical Movie Adventure”, it bombs at the box-office and the critics were vicious in their reviews.
western singer Foy Willing died at age 63. He had a popular band in the 1940s, “The Riders of the Purple Sage.” Willing scored three top-10 country hits — “Texas Blues” in 1944 and “Detour” and “Have I Told You Lately (That I Love You),” both from 1946.
The Commodores released their single “Sail On”.
Little Richard, billed as the Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke to a revival meeting in San Francisco about the dangers of rock & roll.
Larry Graham, the former bass guitarist of Sly And The Family Stone, began his first solo tour by opening for the Isley Brothers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Graham’s “One in a Million You” was on its way up the charts at the time and would peak at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.
Pat Benatar‘s “Fire And Ice”. moved from #64 to #44 on this date.
Air Supply scored their first #1 song with “The One That You Love”, finally toppling “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes after nine weeks at the top. “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield was #3 and Joey Scarbury moved up strong with “Theme From ‘Greatest American Hero'”. The rest of the Top 10: The Oak Ridge Boys with “Elvira”, Kenny Rogers and one of The Top Adult Contemporary Songs of the 80’s*–“I Don’t Need You”, the Pointer Sisters with “Slow Hand” up to #7, Hall & Oates dropping with “You Make My Dreams”, the Manhattan Transfer at #9 with “Boy From New York City” and Marty Balin’s first solo hit “Hearts” at #10.
Long Distance Voyager by the Moody Blues was #1 on the Album chart, taking over from Mistaken Identity by Kim Carnes. The #71 Album of All-Time in the Rock Era*—Hi Infidelity was still going strong for REO Speedwagon. Street Songs by Rick James came in fourth followed by Hard Promises from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. The rest of the Top 10: Paradise Theater from Styx, Face Value by Phil Collins at #7, Share Your Love, moving up from 14-8 for Kenny Rogers, Stars On Long Play and Zebop! from Santana.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Jennifer Holiday moved into the #1 position on the R&B chart with “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”.
Survivor started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, taken from the film ‘Rocky III‘. Also No.1 in the UK. Survivor won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the song.
“Even the Nights Are Better” from Air Supply was the new #1 Adult Contemporary song.
After years of trying, Survivor had a hit song, and it wasn’t just any hit record, but the #1 classic “Eye Of The Tiger”. Toto spent a fourth week at #2 with “Rosanna” and “Hurts So Good” from “John Cougar (Mellencamp) was third. Fleetwood Mac was up to 4 with “Hold Me” and the Dazz Band found itself at #5 with “Let It Whip”. The rest of the Top 10: Steve Miller had his first Top 10 song in five years–“Abracadabra”, Chicago was racing up the charts (11-6) with their great comeback song “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”, the Human League remained in the Top 10 after 22 weeks with “Don’t You Want Me”, Air Supply collected their seventh consecutive Top 10 song to start their career (#6 all-time) with “Even The Nights Are Better”, the Motels were at 9 with “Only The Lonely” and REO Speedwagon closed out the list with “Keep The Fire Burnin'”.
John Cougar (Mellencamp) topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with “Hurts So Good”. Two weeks later the record would climb to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stay in the Top 10 for 16 weeks, longer than any other song in the 1980s.
“Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” closes at E O’Neill NYC after 63 performances
Spandau Ballet released the single “True”.
“Mame” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances
Air Supply becomes the first Australian band to top the Billboard Pop chart when “The One That You Love” reaches number one. They would go on to place seven consecutive singles in the top five.
“Jessie’s Girl”, by Australian rocker Rick Springfield, was the top selling single in America. It would go on to be named Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at next year’s Grammy Awards.
scores of people among a crowd of 18,000 collapsed from heat exhaustion during a concert by “Huey Lewis and the News” and Juice Newton at the North Dakota State Fair.
“Careless Whisper” single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)
Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton died at the age of 58 died in Los Angeles of heart and liver complications. She had a No.1 R&B hit in 1953 with ‘Hound Dog’ (later covered by Elvis Presley). She also wrote and recorded ‘Ball ‘n’ Chain,’ which Janis Joplin recorded.
Reverend Clarence LaVaughn Franklin (Aretha Franklin‘s father) dies five years after being shot during a robbery attempt at his Detroit home. The incident left him in a coma until his death at age 69.
Eurythmics enjoyed their only UK number one single with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”. The song, that featured a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder, would top out at #22 in the US.
Madonna released the single “Dress You Up”.
A stretch of Detroit’s Washington Boulevard is renamed “Aretha Franklin’s Freeway Of Love,” in honor of her recent comeback hit.
Bob Dylan sang “Blowin’ In The Wind”, “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna’ Fall” and “The Times They Are A-Changin'” at the 12th World Festival of Youths and Students in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. And indeed the times they were a-changin'” in Russia.
La Bamba, a film biography about the life of Richie Valens, opened in theaters. The film starred Lou Diamond Phillips as Valens and Esai Morales as Ritchie’s older brother Bob. The production had the full support of the Valenzuela family and Bob and Connie Valenzuela even came to the set to help the actors portray their characters correctly. The music was performed by Los Lobos. It’s generally well received, especially the soundtrack by Los Lobos. Lou Diamond Phillips stars as Valens, who died in the infamous plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper; Marshall Crenshaw appears as Buddy Holly and Brian Setzer as Eddie Cochran.
Alex Sadkin, producer of Duran Duran, Simply Red, Bob Marley and Grace Jones, died from injuries suffered in a car crash in Nassau, the Bahamas.
Madonna owned the #1 song in the U.K. with “Who’s That Girl”.
Heart’s stay at #1 reached three weeks with “Alone”. Bob Seger was eagerly waiting with “Shakedown” at #2 and U2 moved up strong with “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”. Whitney Houston’s former #1 “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody” was at 4.
UB40 re-released their cover of the Neil Diamond song “Red Red Wine” on A&M Records, five years after it was a hit in the U.K. and four years after it peaked at #34 in the United States.
the Beastie Boys released their second album, Paul’s Boutique, which is named after a store in Brooklyn.
Steve Rubell, one of the owners of Studio 54, dies of AIDS-related causes at age 45.
-Rosanne Barr sang the National Anthem in San Diego before a Padres baseball game. She was booed for her performance.
A wrongful death trial involving Judas Priest opened in Reno, NV. Parents had charged in a lawsuit that the band’s “Stained Class” album contained subliminal messages that drove two teen-agers to attempt suicide. The judge cleared the group.
Boyz II Men moved from #53 to 32 on this date with “End Of The Road”.
Tom Cochrane, former lead singer of Red Rider (“White Hot” and “Lunatic Fringe”) cracked the Top 10 as a solo artist with “Life Is A Highway”.
“The One” by Elton John was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart, Elton’s 12th #1 for the genre.
Neil Diamond’s Greatest Hits 1966-1992 set the pace on the U.K. Album chart.
“Lately” by Jodeci stood alone at #1 on the R&B chart.
UB40 hit #1 with one of the only remakes of a #1 song (Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love”) to hit #1 in the Rock Era. Elvis Presley had the first hit with the song, in 1961, Corey Hart was next up with a top 30 hit in 1987, and Hall and Oates recorded the song for 1990’s, The Last Temptation of Elvis charity album. UB40 originally covered the song for the Honeymoon in Vegas soundtrack, but Bono’s version was chosen instead. Also on the same day UB40 went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Promises And Lies’.
Tina Turner took over at #1 on the AC chart with “I Don’t Wanna’ Fight”.
U2 debut at #1 Album with Zooropa,, the Irish bands fourth US No.1. Zooropa won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 1994.
Public Enemy postponed its televised farewell concert in Great Britain because Flava Flav broke his arm in a scooter accident.
Nina Simone fired a gun at a pair of noisy teenagers playing next door to her home in southern France. She was put on 18 months probation and ordered to seek psychological counseling.
Jimi Hendrix’s father regained the rights to his son’s music. Under a court settlement, Al Hendrix paid an undisclosed amount to companies that had controlled the rights for 20 years. Hendrix died in 1970.
The 80th birthday of Frank Sinatra was celebrated over three days at Carnegie Hall in New York City. A visibly ailing Sinatra attends but does not perform. Meanwhile, in New York City, the Empire State Building is lit with blue lights in his honor.
62-year-old singer Charlie Rich died in Hammond, Louisiana of a blood clot in the lungs. Rich began as a Rockabilly artist for Sun Records in Memphis in 1958 and had hits with “Lonely Weekends” (#22 in 1960) and “Mohair Sam” (#21 in 1965). He gained wider success in 1973 when his ballads “Behind Closed Doors” and “The Most Beautiful Girl” crossed over from the Country charts into the Hot 100.
The Eagles performed at the Waldbühne in Berlin, Germany.
a Montreal-staged telethon raised more than $3 million for flood victims in Quebec’s Saguenay region. Sarah McLachlan, Robert Charlebois and Gilles Vigneault were among the artists who appeared live. There were also video performances from Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette and Bryan Adams.
Police gave Oasis Liam Gallagher given a formal caution after he admitted criminal damage following an incident with a cyclist in Camden, north London. Gallagher had grabbed the rider from the window of his chauffeur driven car and broke the man’s Ray-Bans sunglasses.
The themed restaurant Elvis Presley’s Memphis opened to the public.
Aerosmith postponed the first 13 dates of their American tour after drummer Joey Kramer received second-degree burns in a gas station fire.
Tanya Tucker filed a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville. The charge was that the label has willfully neglected her career.
fires began burning out of control during the “Red Hot Chili Peppers” set at Woodstock ’99. Fans began looting the vendors and pelting police with bottles and fruit. Woodstock ’99 didn’t understand what the original Woodstock was about.
Actor Will Smith tops the Billboard Hot 100 with “Wild Wild West”, on which he simply rapped over Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish”. Despite its chart success, the song won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song of 1999 and Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio later ranked it at #27 on his list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever.
The rapper Treach (Anthony Criss) from Naughty by Nature (“O.P.P.“) marries Pepa (Sandra Denton) of Salt-N-Pepa in a ceremony officiated by Reverend Run of Run-D.M.C., who says it’s the first time a rapper has married two rappers. Among the guests are Salt, Queen Latifah and Vivica A. Fox. The couple divorce in 2001, with Pepa alleging abuse.
Phil Collins married for the third time. The 48-year-old drummer wed marketing consultant Orianne Cevey in Lausanne, Switzerland. Guests at the wedding included Elton John, Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler.
hundreds of Celine Dion fans gathered outside Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica, where her six-month-old son was baptized.
singer Mariah Carey checked herself into a hospital suffering from an emotional and physical breakdown.
Bob Seger‘s boat Lightning (named because a previous boat was struck by lightning) wins its division in the 291-mile Port Huron to Mackinac Boat Race in Michigan with a time of 30 hours, 34 minutes, 42 seconds. Seger is one of 11 crew members on board.
Quebec singer-songwriter Georges Dor died of lung cancer at age 70. Dor fought to improve the quality of the French language used popularly in Quebec. His best known song was “La Manic.”
While staying at the TriBeCa Grand Hotel in Manhattan, New York, bodyguards for Mariah Carey heard “a commotion”. When they got into Carey’s hotel suite, they found that she had broken down into hysterics and had intentionally broken scores of dishes and glasses in the kitchenette. Carey suffered several cuts on her body and was checked into a hospital shortly after midnight on July 26 for “extreme exhaustion”.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Ashanti, Ja Rule and Fat Joe performed at Hot 97’s Hot Summer Night show on a pier in New York City.
Nelly performed at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Mariah Carey opened a tour of North America at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nevada.
The movie Masked and Anonymous starring Bob Dylan premiered.
Johnny Cash picked up six nominations in the MTV Video Music Awards for his remake of Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Hurt’ from his album, American IV: The Man Comes Around. The video, featuring images from Cash’s life and directed by Mark Romanek, was also named the best video of the year by the Grammy Awards and CMA Awards, and the best video of all time by NME.
Erik Brann, guitarist for Iron Butterfly, died of heart failure in Los Angeles at the age of 52.
‘N Sync reunited to sing the National Anthem at their Challenge for Children basketball tournament at the Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Florida.
Street made it a daily double, rising to #1 on the U.K. single chart with “Dry Your Eyes” and #1 on the Album chart with A Grand Don’t Come For Free.
2005: Sony BMG Music admitted to using payola to get airplay for Jennifer Lopez, Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte and others after an investigation by the New York District Attorney’s office.
George Williams of The Tymes died of cancer at the age of 68. The Philadelphia quartet topped the Billboard chart in 1963 with “So Much In Love” and reached #1 in the UK in 1975 with “Ms Grace”.
James Blunt had both the #1 U.K. song “You’re Beautiful” and the #1 album Back to Bedlam.
Bad Beat singer Patrick Sherry died after a stage dive went wrong during a gig at the Warehouse in Leeds, England. Sherry lept towards the crowd at the end of the bands set and tried to grab a lighting rig from the ceiling but missed and hit the floor.
Dave Mustaine, lead singer of Megadeth, sued former bass guitarist David Ellefson in Superior Court in Los Angeles, claiming Ellefson used the group’s name without Mustaine’s permission in an advertisement for musical equipment.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Metallica put up four albums for sale on iTunes. The albums “Kill ‘Em All”, “Ride The Lightning”, “Master of Puppets” and “…And Just For All” included previously unreleased tracks recorded in Seatle in 1989. Metallica had led the charge against the original Napster online file-sharing service
The game “Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s” was released in North America.
Beyonce tripped down twelve stairs while performing “Ring the Alarm” on tour in Orlando, Florida. Video from the night of the concert captured her stepping on her trench coat and then tumbling head-first down twelve steps at the Amway Arena appeared within hours on YouTube.
the three-day inaugural Pemberton Music Festival featuring international acts such as “Coldplay,” Jay-Z, “Tom Petty and Heart Breakers,” opened in Pemberton, B.C.
Pete Doherty pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage after smashing a photographer’s camera. The 29-year-old lost his temper with news agency employee Catherine Mead when she followed him around Crewkerne, Somerset, in August 2007. Yeovil Magistrates’ Court heard how he grabbed the camera and broke the lens, he was ordered to pay £918.27 in compensation to Ms Mead.
Rapper 50 Cent was suing Taco Bell claiming the US fast food chain used his name and image without permission in an advertising campaign. New York court papers say the advert features the star being encouraged to change his name to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent. The rapper is accusing the chain of ‘diluting the value of his good name’. The advertisement is part of Taco Bell’s ‘Why Pay More’’ campaign, which promotes items for under a dollar.
69-year-old Connie Francis was admitted to Long Island Jewish Medical Center’s coronary care unit with dangerously high blood pressure. She was released a short time later.
The Rolling Stones split with longtime label EMI and signed a new deal with the Universal Music Group, which covers not only future studio albums but the band’s lucrative back catalog from 1971’s “Sticky Fingers” onward.
a British judge found singer Amy Winehouse not guilty of punching dancer Sherene Flash in the eye after the fan asked to take her picture following a charity ball in September 2008.
singer Justin Timberlake opened his Mirimichi golf course in suburban Memphis after a $16 million renovation aimed at making it eco-friendly. He bought it in 2007 to save it from commercial development. It’s the first course in the world to hold both Gold Environment Organization and Certified Audubon International Classic Sanctuary designations.
Canadian singing legend Anne Murray was once again honoured in her hometown of Springhill, N.S. Murray was on hand to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Anne Murray Centre. Since it opened in 1989, more than 300,000 people have made the pilgrimage to Springhill.
a mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in Duisburg, Germany, left 21 people crushed to death and more than 500 injured. The incident occurred near an overcrowded tunnel that served as the only entrance to the festival grounds in an old freight railway station.
Paul McCartney’s former wife, Heather Mills, told the press that the trauma and pain she went through after losing her leg in a traffic accident was nothing compared to the way she felt after she and the former Beatle split up. The two separated in 2006 after four years of marriage and went on to fight a bitter public divorce battle which saw her gain a $38.9 million settlement.
John Fogerty performed the song “Centerfield” at the induction ceremonies for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
A Memphis, Tennessee auction house announced that a collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia, including his grand piano, gold-rimmed sunglasses and his Triumph TR-6 sports car would be among the items up for bid at an upcoming sale.
At the Mod Club in Toronto, Abel Tesfaye performs as The Weeknd for the first time. Visibly nervous, he keeps a firm grip on the microphone.
Dan Peek, lead singer, guitarist, and keyboardist for America, died in his sleep of fibrinous pericarditis at his home in Farmington, Missouri at the age of 60.
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.
Larry Hoppen, lead singer, co-founder and multi-instrumentalist with Orleans, who also worked with Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Lulu and Blues Traveler, died at age 61.
a Chicago judge sentenced Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s former brother-in-law William Balfour to three terms of life in prison plus 120 years on other charges for killing her mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew in what prosecutors say was a fit of jealous rage.
a benefit concert in Red Deer, Alta., by Canadian rock legends Rush raised $575,000 for flood relief in southern Alberta.
Whitney Houston’s grave in New Jersey was marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone that bears the inscription: “I will always love you”, from the Dolly Parton song she made famous.
The Beatles singles “Love Me Do”, “Please Please Me” and “Twist And Shout” all were certified Platinum.
Chubby Checker settles his lawsuit with Hewlett-Packard over their app: “The Chubby Checker.” The app, which sold for 99 cents, purported to estimate a man’s penis size based on his shoe size.
Duran Duran took legal action against a US company charged with running their fan club over unpaid revenues. The group claimed they are owed $40,000 (£23,500) by the Illinois-based outfit WorldWide Fan Clubs. The company had been charged with managing subscriptions and fan records for Duran Duran, with 75% of profits going to the musicians.
Don McLean plead guilty to a number of charges related to a domestic violence incident in January, 2016. He was fined $3,000 in court costs, was ordered to have no contact with his now ex-wife and to undergo a mental health evaluation in the next sixty days. Just under a year later, the Knox County Court would dismiss the domestic violence assault charge.
Marni Nixon, a soprano singer who dubbed vocals for numerous stars of the silver screen, including Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and Natalie Wood in West Side Story, dies at age 86.
Linkin Park released their first official statement after the death of frontman Chester Bennington the previous week. “Our hearts are broken. The shock waves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened,” it read.
Queen’s iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video reached one billion views on YouTube, a new record for one of the band’s videos. The milestone made it the first pre-1990s video to reach one billion views on the platform. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was also named as the most Googled song of 2018.
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