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While we’re away here are some July events in our fabulous music industry – Enjoy!

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1953 - Bill Haley and the Comets release “Crazy Man, Crazy,” the first rock and roll record ever to make the US charts.
1954 - Elvis, Scotty Moore and Bill Black got together for the first time at Scotty’s apartment and the next day they recorded “That’s Alright Mama” at Sun Studios.
1955 - Bill Haley and the Comets, record "Rock Around the Clock" the song is released in May but is not a major chart hit until July 1955, after the song is used as the theme song for the movie Blackboard Jungle it goes to number one on the pop charts.
1956 - Dick Clark made his debut as host of "Bandstand" on a Philadelphia TV station. The name of the show was changed to "American Bandstand" when it went to ABC-TV.

1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney first meet at St Peter’s Church garden party in Liverpool, England.
1958 - Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records. 

1959 -  # 1 single in July 1959, “Lonely Boy’ by  Paul Anka.
1960 - Elvis’ “It’s Now or Never” Pick of the week on Cashbox Charts.
1961 - First published "Easy Listening" chart, listing songs that were  determined were not rock and roll records. The first #1 song on this  Cashbox Chart “The Boll Weevil" by Brook Benton.
1962 - Rolling Stones appear for the first time (London Marquee Club).
1963 - The first issue of the Music City News is published. Its publisher is country music star Faron Young.
1964 - A private aircraft piloted by Jim Reeves crashes during a thunderstorm near Nashville, Tennessee. Both Reeves and business partner Dean Manuel are killed in the crash; their bodies are found two days later following a massive search for the two missing men.
1965 - Bob Dylan booed by the audience for using an electric guitar for the first time onstage (Newport Folk Festival).

1966 - Bob Dylan is involved in a motorcycle accident.
1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience is thrown off a support tour of  The Monkees after complaints from the conservative Daughters of the American Republic. (Hendrix's manager Chas Chandler later admitted it was a publicity stunt.)
1968 - The Yardbirds perform for the last time before disbanding.
1969 - WOODSTOCK!!!
1970 - The Guess Who perform at the White House for President Nixon and his guest The Prince of Wales. At  Pat Nixon’s s request, they do not play their breakthrough hit song  "American Woman” due to the song's supposed anti-American lyrics.
1971 - Jim Morrison is found dead in a bathtub in Paris, France, aged 27.
1972 - Paul McCartney appeared on stage for the first time since 1966 as his group, Wings, opened at Chateau Villon in the south of France.
1973 - David Bowie 'retires' his stage persona Ziggy Stardust in front of a shocked audience at the end of his British tour.
1974 - Crosby, Stills and Nash started their reunion tour in Seattle. 

1975 - The Texas Senate declares the 4TH of July "Willie Nelson  Day", as over 70,000 fans visit  Liberty Hill for the third annual picnic and country rock show headlined by Willie himself.
1976 - Neil Diamond releases “Beautiful Noise” album.
1977 - Elvis Costello quit his day job as a computer operator at a cosmetic factory.
1978 - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a much-hyped musical film starring Peter Frampton and the  Bee Gees performing the music of the Beatles, opens in theatres.
1979 - Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in prison for  tax evasion by a Los Angeles judge.
1980 - The Eagles end their tour with a contentious show in Long Beach, California. They would not play together again until 1994.
1981 - The  Jacksons began a 36 city tour.
1982 -  Ozzy Osbourne marries his manager Sharon Arden in Maui, Hawaii

1983 - John Bongiovi signs with Mercury Records. The label, wanting to make his name easier to spell, suggests stage names such as Johnny Lightning. A compromise is reached in the form of Jon Bon Jovi.
1984 - The album "Ice Cream Castle" was released by The Time. 

1985 - Live Aid Concerts take place simultaneously in Philadelphia, London, Moscow, and Sydney to raise money to fight hunger in Africa. Phil Collins manages to play the London and Philadelphia shows.
1986 -  Rudy Valee, singer dies at 84.
1987 - The first joint rock concert between the United States and the Soviet Union is held in Moscow to promote peace. The Doobie Brothers,, James Taylor, Santana and Bonnie Raitt share the bill with Soviet rock group Autograph.
1988 - When Michael Jackson releases fifth single from the album Bad , "Dirty Diana", he broke the record to have five consecutive charting singles from same album at the top of the charts.
1989 - Former Beatle, Ringo Starr forms his own band named Ringo Starr and his All Star Band.
1990 - The Three Tenors give their first concert at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome.
1991 – U.S. President George Bush presented a National Medal of Art to Roy Acuff. 

1992 - "November Rain" by Guns “N” Roses enters the world record books when it becomes the longest single, at 8 minutes, 57 seconds, to reach the US Top 20. The single's video has a budget of over $1.5 million US becoming the most expensive at the time.
1993 - Mia Zapata from The Gits is mudered!
1994 - Suede announce that guitarist Bernard Butler has left the band following fractious recording sessions for their album Dog Star Man.
1995 - The Grateful Dead gave their last concert with Jerry Garcia at Chicago's Soldier Field. Garcia died the next month of a heart attack. 

1996 - Prince released the album "Chaos and Disorder." 

1997 - The song, "It's Your Love," by Tim McGraw and  Faith Hill becomes the first song in 20 years to spend six weeks atop the country charts since 1977’s Luckenbach, Texas by Waylon Jennings.
1998 - Janet Jackson set a gross revenue record of $875,000 at the MCI Center in Washington, DC. The previous record was set by Yanni on January 31, 1998, with $860,300.
1999 - Mary Chapin Carpenter canceled a concert at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springfield, MO, at the last minute. She had to fly home to tend to a very sick Golden Retriever
2000 - July 21 and July 22 – Oasis plays at Wembley Stadium. The first of this night is featured on the double CD and the DVD Familiar to Millions.
2001 - Backstreet Boy A. J. McLean enters a rehabilitation facility to deal with alcoholism and depression, as the Black & Blue summer tour is put on hold
2002 - The Area 2 Festival features headline acts Moby, David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, Ash, and Blue Man Group.
2003 - July 30 – The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, The Guess Who, and others headline a benefit concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to prove that the city is safe from SARS. With 450 000 spectators, it is the largest concert in Canadian history.
2004 -  McFly debut at #1 on the UK album charts with Room On The 3rd Floor. They break the record set by The Beatles as the youngest group ever to debut at #1 on the album charts
2005 - Live 8 benefit concerts are held around the world, as part of the Make Poverty History campaign.
2006 - Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne marries Deryck Whibley in a private ceremony.
2007 - Live Earth, worldwide series of concerts to initiate action against global warming. Acts include: Sarah Brightman, Linkin Park, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Fall Out Boy, Shakira, John Mayer, Rihanna, Beastie Boys, Duran Duran, Madonna, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Eyed Peas, Spinal Tap, Jack Johnson, Lenny Kravitz, Metallica as well as the reunited bands The Police, Genesis, The Smashing Pumpkins and Crowded House.
2008 - "Girlfriend" music video by Avril Lavigne became the 2nd most viewed video of all time in YouTube Behind Evolution of Dance
2009 - July 7 – A public memorial event for Michael Jackson is held at the Staples Center. Artists such as Stevie Wonder, Usher, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Shaheen Jafargholi, and his brother, Jermaine Jackson performed.
2010 - Former Beatle Ringo Starr and his eleventh All-Starr Band perform at Radio City Music Hall for his seventieth birthday. During the closing song, "With a Little Help from My Friends" into "Give Peace a Chance", there were the following special guests: Steven Van Zandt, Nils Lofgren, Billy Squier, Men at Work's Colin Hay, Dr. John, Ray Davies, his son and The Who drummer, Zak Starkey and Yoko Ono. His grandsons came out and gave him a birthday cake Ludwig drum set. Just when he thought the show was over, Paul McCartney came out and performed the Beatles classic, "Birthday".
2011 -  Illinois rock band Cheap Trick is unharmed after a stage collapses during a performance at the Cisco Bluesfest in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
2012 – Cashbox Canada and Playa Cofi create the first Sounds of Summer jukebox on VISIT :