Music History for

July 4

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1694 - Composer Louis-Claude Daquin was born.

1826 - Composer Stephen Collins Foster was born.

1895 - The song "America the Beautiful" was first published.

1942 - The Irving Berlin musical, "This is the Army", opened at New York’s Broadway Theatre.

1966 - The Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer In The City" was released.

1967 - Tom Jones appeared on the first telecast of CBS-TV's "Spotlight".

1969 - The Rolling Stones released the single "Honky Tonk Women" in the U.K.

1969 - The Atlanta International Pop Festival began at the Atlanta International Raceway in Hampton, GA. It was a two day event that featured 22 acts.

1970 - Casey Kasem hosted radio’s "American Top 40" for the first time.

1980 - The Beach Boys gave a free outdoor performance to an estimated 500,000 people in Washington.

1982 - Ozzy Osbourne married his manager, Sharon Arden.

1982 - Diana Ross began her first solo world tour at Giant Stadium in the Meadowlands.

1985 - In Philadelphia, PA, the Beach Boys were joined on stage by Mr. T on drums.

1995 - At Lollapalooza in George, WA, Courtney Love hit Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill). Love received a suspended one-year sentence and was required to take courses in anger management.

1995 - The Ramones released "Adios Amigos."

2010 - George Michael was arrested "on suspicion of being unfit to drive" after police received reports of a car that had crashed into a building in north London. On September 14, he was sentenced to eight weeks in jail.

2011 - The Adele single "Set Fire to the Rain" was released in the U.K.

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