1963 Birth of Beatlemania? 4,000 fans without tickets try to crash a Beatles gig in Blackpool, England - the only way the band can get in is via the roof.
1961 The Supremes release "Buttered Popcorn," produced by Motown boss Berry Gordy. It sells poorly, and is the last Supremes single with Florence Ballard on lead vocals.
1960 Brian Hyland appears as a guest on CBS' popular TV game show To Tell The Truth.
1960 Elvis Presley receives a first degree black belt in karate.
1958 Elvis Presley's "Hard Headed Woman" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.
1958 The Coasters' "Yakety Yak" hits #1.
1955 Howie Epstein (bassist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1955 Swing entertainer Taco is born Taco Ockerse in Jakarta, Indonesia.
1953 Eric Bazilian (frontman for The Hooters) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1946 Barry Whitwam (drummer for Herman's Hermits) is born in Prestbury, Cheshire, England.
1945 Mike Wilsh (bassist, keyboardists for The Four Pennies) is born Michael Wilshaw in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
1945 Rosie Hamlin (lead singer of Rosie & the Originals) is born in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
1937 Plas Johnson, the sax soloist on Henry Mancini's "Pink Panther Theme," is born in Donaldson, Louisiana.
1929 Jazz singer Helen Merrill is born Jelena Ana Milčetić in New York City.
Performing on the Club MTV tour at a stop in Bristol, Connecticut, Milli Vanilli's tracks go screwy when they try to lip-synch to the song "Girl You Know It's True." As the line "girl you know it's..." repeats over and over, the duo panic and scurry off stage. It is later revealed that they didn't sing on their album.Read more
2016 Ivanka Trump speaks in support of her father Donald at the Republican National Convention, taking the podium as "Here Comes The Sun" plays. The estate of George Harrison, who wrote the song, Tweets: "The unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate. If it had been "Beware Of Darkness," then we MAY have approved it! #TrumpYourself"
2015 When Drake doesn't promote Meek Mill's album on Twitter, Mill accuses him of using a ghostwriter, tweeting: "Stop comparing drake to me too.... He don't write his own raps! That's why he ain't tweet my album because we found out!" A feud ensues when Drake releases the diss track "Charged Up," which Mill says is "Baby lotion soft."
2002 Steve Earle appears on the HBO series The Wire playing a recovering drug addict in what becomes a recurring role. He has no trouble playing the part, having struggled with addiction for much of his life.
2000 About 7,000 Insane Clown Posse fans, many in clown makeup like the group, descend on the Novi Expo Center in Novi, Michigan for the first Gathering Of The Juggalos. By the end of the Gathering, the place is sticky with Faygo soda and left in ruins - all to be expected at an ICP fete.More
1990 With a bevy of special guests, Roger Waters performs The Wall at the former site of the Berlin Wall, which came down eight months earlier.More
1948 Cat Stevens is born Steven Demetre Georgiou in Marylebone, London, England. In 1977, he becomes a Muslim and changes his name to Yusuf Islam.
1942 Kim Fowley is born in Los Angeles, California. The flamboyant writer and record producer puts together the all-female rock band The Runaways in 1975 and later goes on to write for Kiss and Alice Cooper.
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