2015 President Barack Obama sings "Amazing Grace" at the funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed along with eight others when a gunman opened fire during a Bible study at his church in Charleston, South Carolina.More
2005 Pink proposes to her boyfriend, motocross rider Carey Hart, by holding up a sign that says "Will You Marry Me?" while he is racing in Mammoth, California. On the next lap, she adds, "I'm Serious." He pulls out of the race to say yes; the couple get married the following year.
1993 Ariana Grande is born in Boca Raton, Florida. After starring on the Nickelodeon TV show Victorious, she becomes a popular singer with a huge social media presence.
1977 Elvis Presley's last concert takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana. He dies on August 16.
1965 The Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man" goes to #1 on the Hot 100. It's the only song written by Bob Dylan ever to top that chart.
2020 At 79, Bob Dylan becomes the oldest artist to top the UK albums chart with an album of original songs when Rough And Rowdy Ways hits the top spot.
2018 Barry Gibb of Bee Gees is knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
2004 Defying predictions of musical and personal implosion, Velvet Revolver, fronted by Scott Weiland and with three ex-Guns N' Roses members in the lineup, debuts at #1 in America with their first album, Contraband.More
1990 Nelson release their debut album After the Rain, which sells over 2 million copies thanks to the #1 single "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection." Nelson is the duo of Gunnar and Matthew, the twin sons of Rick Nelson.More
1988 Despite missing 75 days of school her senior year so she could tour, Debbie Gibson graduates from Calhoun High School in Merrick, Long Island, with honors. The previous day, her song "Foolish Beat" went to #1 in America.
1979 Nathan Followill (drummer for Kings of Leon) is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to a family that will later include younger brothers - and future bandmates - Caleb and Jared.
1979 The Village People become the first disco act to play Madison Square Garden.
1979 Two years after his son's death, Vernon Presley dies of heart failure at age 63.
1976 With his breakout album Live Bullet climbing the charts, Bob Seger plays his first headlining stadium show, performing to 59,000 at the Pontiac Silverdome.
1976 Peter Frampton releases "Baby, I Love Your Way."
1975 Sonny & Cher's divorce becomes final.
1973 Country singer Gretchen Wilson is born in Pocahontas, Illinois.
1973 A model files an unsuccessful paternity suit against Mick Jagger.
"Last Kiss" was originally released by J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers in 1964. When Eddie Vedder discovered the song, he introduced it to the band, which added it to their setlist in 1998. At a soundcheck, they recorded the song, which was distributed to fan club members. Radio stations got a hold of it and started playing the track, goosing Pearl Jam into releasing it as a single.
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