Music History for

July 5

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1775 - Composer William Crotch was born.

1878 - Composer Joseph Holbrooke was born.

1895 - Composer Gordon Jacob was born.

1918 - Composer George Rochberg was born.

1934 - "Love in Bloom", by Bing Crosby with Irving Aaronson’s orchestra, was recorded.

1954 - Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place in Memphis, TN. He recorded "That's All Right (Mama)" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

1958 - Ray Charles' performance at the Newport Jazz Festival was recorded for a live album.

1964 - Gerry & the Pacemakers released their single "How Do You Do It" in the U.S.

1968 - Bill Graham opened The Fillmore West in San Francisco, CA.

1969 - The Rolling Stones gave a free concert for 250,000 fans in London's Hyde Park to introduce Mick Taylor as their new guitarist.

1975 - Bad Company's "Feel Like Making Love" was released.

1978 - The EMI record pressing plant in Britain stopped printing the Rolling Stones album cover for "Some Girls" due to complaints from celebrities.

1983 - Bauhaus' farewell concert took place in London.

1995 - The U.S. Justice Department decided not to take antitrust action against Ticketmaster.

2002 - Jimi Hendrix's family won an injuntion against a New York-based music production company from releasing recordings that Hendrix had performed.

2015 - In Chicago, IL, The Grateful Dead performed the final show of their Fare Thee Well shows.
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