Music History for

July 15


1942 - Glenn Miller and his band recorded "Jukebox Saturday Night."

1952 - Patti Page made her TV debut in a summer replacement series for Perry Como.

1973 - Ray Davies announced that he was leaving The Kinks. He returned to the group within the week.

1978 - Bob Dylan performed before the largest open-air concert audience (for a single artist). About 200,000 fans turned out at Blackbushe Airport in England.

1980 - Linda Ronstadt made her dramatic debut in "The Pirates Of Penzance" at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park.

1986 - Columbia Records dropped Johnny Cash after 28 years. Johnny signed with Polygram the next year.

1992 - Aretha Franklin sang the U.S. national anthem at the Democratic National Convention in New York City.

1994 - Phil Collins announced that he was seeking a divorce from his wife Jill.

1995 - Sinead O'Connor dropped out of Lollapalooza because she was pregnant. She was replaced with Elastica.

1999 - The original Drifters performed on Today on NBC-TV.

2002 - A boat captained by Bob Seger won its division in the 78th annual Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island Sailboat Race.

2002 - VH1 confirmed that it was working on a reality TV show that would follow Liza Minnelli.

2010 - In Massachusettes, Joe Perry (Aerosmith) was rear-ended by a car while riding his motorcyle. He was treated for minor injuries.
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2010 - Pink suffered minor injuries during a concert when she was dragged into barricades on the stage.

2010 - The group Take That announced that Robbie Williams had rejoined the band to record their first ablum since Williams left the band 15 years before.