Music History for
1882 - Composer Percy Aldridge Grainger was born.
1958 - The first gold record album was presented by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The award went to the soundtrack "Oklahoma!"
1969 - Marianne Faithfull took an overdose of barbiturates on the set of the movie "Ned Kely."
1970 - "The Everly Brothers Show" was launched on ABC-TV as a summer series.
1972 - The Who's "Join Together" was released in the U.S.
1978 - Exile's "Kiss You All Over" was released.
1985 - "Playboy" and "Penthouse" magazines went on sale with nude pictures of Madonna.
1996 - The Spice Girls debut single "Wannabe" was released in Great Britain.
1998 - Two armed men broke into the home of Foxy Brown (a.k.a. Inga Marchand). Brown and her mother were both in the apartment but suffered no injuries.
1998 - The Roy Orbison Estate filed a $12 million royalty suit against Sony Music Entertainment Inc.