Music History for

July 22

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1933 - Caterina Jarboro became the first black prima donna of a U.S. opera company. She sang "Aida" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

1937 - Hal Kemp and his orchestra recorded "Got a Date with an Angel."

1963 - The Beach Boys released the single "Surfer Girl."

1967 - Vanilla Fudge made its concert debut in New York.

1969 - Aretha Franklin was arrested for disorderly conduct after creating a disturbance in a Detroit parking lot.

1972 - The variety show, "The Bobby Darin Amusement Company" premiered on CBS.

1977 - Elvis Costello's first album, "My Aim Is True," was released in Britain. It was later released in the U.S.

1977 - Tony Orlando announced his retirement from show business.

1979 - Little Richard, known as Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke at a revival meeting in North Richmond, CA. He warned the congregation about the evils of rock & roll music.

1996 - The parents of a teen-age murder victim sued the band Slayer contending that the band's lyrics were "satanic" and inspired 3 teen-age boys to rape, torture and stab the girl to death.

2003 - KISS released the album "Symphony: Alive IV."
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