Music History for
1782 - Composer John Field was born.
1791 - Composer Franz Xaver Mozart was born.
1863 - Composer Joseph Wihtol was born.
1939 - Kay Starr recorded "Baby Me" with Glenn Miller and his
1942 - Judy Garland and Gene Kelly to record "For Me and My Gal."
1963 - "Mickey's Monkey" was released by The Miracles.
1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney completed the song "Hey
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1969 - Elvis Presley opened his first live engagement in almost
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1979 - The Clash released their first U.S. single. It was their remake of Bobby Fuller Four's "I Fought The Law."
1984 - Prince's movie "Purple Rain" premiered in Hollywood, CA.
1990 - Brent Mydland (Grateful Dead) died of a drug overdose at the
age of 38.
1992 - Paul Stanley (KISS) and Pamela Bowen were married.
1999 - Clint Black played at "A Night at the Net." The event was a
charity doubles tennis match that kicked off the eighth annual
2000 - A U.S. federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against
Napster, Inc. The injunction had been requested by the
Recording Industry of Association of America (RIAA). The
website was ordered to cease trade in music covered by RIAA
member copyrights by midnight July 28, 2000.
2000 - VH-1 premiered the movie "Meatloaf: To Hell and Back."
2000 - The Beastie Boys postponed their tour with Rage Against the
Machine due to Mike D.'s shoulder injury incurred July 22 in
a bicycle accident.
2000 - Oasis stormed off stage after being hit with bottles, can and
coins at a Swiss music festival.