1959 Chuck Berry releases his third studio album, Chuck Berry Is On Top.
1959 Bo Diddley releases Go Bo Diddley.
1957 Big band leader Jimmy Dorsey dies of throat cancer at age 53.
1953 Rock and roll singer Rocky Burnette, son of rock and roll pioneer Johnny Burnette, is born Jonathan Burnette in Memphis, Tennessee.
1951 Bun E. Carlos (drummer for Cheap Trick) is born Brad Carlson in Rockford, Illinois.
1951 Brad Delp (lead vocalist for Boston) is born in Peabody, Massachusetts.
1948 Barry Bailey (lead guitarist for Atlanta Rhythm Section) is born.
1942 '60s singer-songwriter Len Barry is born Leonard Borisoff in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1941 Jazz keyboardist Chick Corea is born Armando Anthony Corea in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
1941 Folk rocker Roy Harper is born in Rusholme, Manchester, England.
1941 Reg Presley (lead singer for The Troggs) is born Reginald Maurice Ball in Andover, Hampshire, England.
1935 Ella Fitzgerald records "Love And Kisses" and "I'll Chase The Blues Away."
1928 Pop singer Vic Damone is born Vito Rocco Farinola in Brooklyn, New York.
As part of the "No Nukes" movement during the Cold War, the largest political rally in US history takes place when about 750,000 people go to New York's Central Park for the Rally for Nuclear Disarmament, which features performances by Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and Gary "U.S." Bonds.Read more
2009 At the Bonnaroo festival, Beastie Boys play together for the last time, as Adam Yauch (MCA) is soon diagnosed with cancer.
1966 After buying pot from an undercover cop posing as a student at his high school, Steven Tallarico is arrested and charged with drug possession. He is given a year's probation and labelled a "Youthful Offender," which later keeps him from getting drafted. Tallarico later becomes Steven Tyler and forms Aerosmith.
1965 Sonny and Cher make their US television debut, singing "Just You" on American Bandstand.
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