Music History for
1795 - The French National Convention accepted "La Marseillaise" as the French national anthem. It was the first national anthem of France.
1901 - Composer Gerald Finzi was born.
1942 - Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberly sang their last duet together
when they recorded the famous "Brazil" with the Jimmy Dorsey
1956 - Fats Domino hit #1 on the R&B chart and #3 on the pop chart with his song "I'm In Love Again".
1963 - The movie "Beach Party" was premiered in the U.S. It opened across the U.S. on August 7.
1967 - The Who began their first full-scale U.S. tour as the
opening act for Herman's Hermits.
1969 - Bob Dylan made a surprise appearance with The Band at the
Mississippi River Rock Festival. He performed three songs.
1973 - The Everly Brothers announced their break up during a show
at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA.
1984 - Philippe Wynne, a former lead singer of the Spinners, died
of a heart attack while on stage in Oakland, CA.
1987 - Steve Miller got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1987 - "U Got The Look" by Prince was released.
1988 - Michael Jackson began his first British tour at Wembley
Stadium in London.
Today in Michael Jackson History
1989 - Cyndi Lauper released the first closed-captioned video.
The video was for the song "My First Night Without You."
1992 - Olivia Newton-John announced that she had breast cancer.
Her publicist said that doctors expected a full recovery.
1993 - The U.S. Postal Service released 29-cent stamps that
honored four Broadway musicals. The featured scenes were
from "My Fair Lady," "Porgy and Bess," "Show Boat" and
1995 - George Michael announced the settlement of his long running
dispute with Sony and that he had been released from his
1998 - Clive Davis held a party in Central Park to celebrate Sarah
McLachlan's album "Surfacing," which had gone triple platinum.
1998 - Mariah Carey volunteered to record a public service
announcement about a girl who had disappeared a month
earlier in Seaside, CA.
2000 - It was announced that the Go-Go's had gotten back together
again for a tour, new album, a book and a movie.
2000 - Dr. Dre filed suit against the city of Detroit alleging
censorship. The lawsuit stemmed from a concert stop in Detroit
on July 6, 2000, when Dre was told he and the tour organizers
would be arrested if he showed a video during the concert. The
video contained nudity and graphic violence.
2010 - Bono (U2) announced that he had fully recovered from an emergency back surgery in May 2010.
2010 - The BBC reported that Bob Geldof's global Live Aid concert was being made into a TV film entitled "When Harvey met Bob."