Music History for

July 7


1954 - Memphis D.J. Dewey Phillips of WHBQ became the first D.J. to play an Elvis Presley record.

1956 - Johnny Cash made his first appearance on "Grand Ole Opry."

1956 - The Platters' "My Prayer" was released.

1967 - The Monkees opened a national tour with Jimi Hendrix as the opening act.

1968 - The Yardbirds disbanded.

1971 - Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog of Abba were married.

1975 - Keith Richards was charged with possession of an offensive weapon and reckless driving in Arkansas. He was arrested.

1977 - Styx released the album "The Grand Illusion."

1980 - The original lineup of Led Zeppelin/a> gave its final show.

1984 - The song "Relax," by
Frankie Goes To Hollywood, became the biggest selling single of all time in Britain.

1992 - Dream Theater released the album "Images And Words."

1993 - Mia Zapata (Gits) was found strangled in Seattle at the age of 27.

1998 - Michael Jackson and his financial partner Don Barden announced their intentions to build an entertainment Neverneverland called "Majestic Kingdom" in Detroit.
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1999 - Coolio was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 40 hours of community service and two years probation after he pled guilty to a charge of illegal gun possession.

2000 - Bobby Brown was released from a Florida jail after serving 26 days for violating probation. The probation stemmed from a 1996 drunk driving incident in Hollywood, FL.

2000 - The BBC imposed an early-evening ban on Robbie Williams' newest video entitled "Rock DJ."

2007 - Live Earth took place. The 24-hour, 7-continent series of concerts featured more than 100 music artists.