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1810 - Composer Samuel Sebastian Wesley was born.
1892 - Composer Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji was born.
1956 - A Washington, DC, DJ, Bob Rickman, created the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Elvis Presley.
1965 - The McCoys' "Hang On Sloopy" was released.
1970 - Stephen Stills was arrested on cocaine possession charges at
a motel in La Jolla, CA. He was released on $2,500 bail.
1971 - Rod Stewart released "Maggie May."
1976 - The Steve Miller Band's "Rock 'N Me" was released.
1976 - Nick Lowe's debut solo single, "So It Goes," was released.
1985 - Michael Jackson outbid Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono for the ATV music-publishing catalog. Jackson paid $47.5 million for the rights to more than 250 songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
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1988 - Roy Buchanan died after hanging himself in a jail in Fairfax,
1989 - Bon Jovi's "New Jersey" album became the first U.S. album to
be released legally in the Soviet Union. The Russian label
Melodiya paid the group with a truckload of firewood since
rubles can't leave Russia.
1992 - Wayne Newton filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
1992 - Tony Williams (The Platters) died from diabetes and emphysema
at the age of 64.
1995 - The Grateful Dead met and decided to cancel their fall tour
in the wake of Jerry Garcia's death.
1998 - Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev was a visitor at
the 10th Popkomm music fair.
1998 - PBS premiered a documentary on Robbie Robertson's Indian
heritage. "Robbie Robertson: Making A Noise _ A Native
American Musical Journey."
1999 - In Los Angeles, CA, Leif Garrett pled guilty to drug
possession to get into a rehabilitation program. He had been
arrested on June 29, 1999.
1999 - 765,000 tickets to a Backstreet Boys North American tour were
sold in one day.
2000 - Police in Los Angeles, CA, fired pepper spray and rubber bullets
to clear a crowd of 9,000 people when a free concert by Rage
Against the Machine turned violent.
2001 - The Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled a concert planned in Israel. The concert had been planned for August 28th, but was canceled due to security concerns. The U.S. State Department had issued an advisory the recommended that U.S. citizens not travel to Israel.
2007 - Apple announced that the entire solor catalog of John Lennon would be available at iTunes Music Store.
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