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Monday, July 2, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1943 Bing Crosby & the Ken Darby Singers record "Sunday, Monday Or Always" for Decca Records.

In 1956 Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel," his first recordings with the Jordanaires.

In 1956 Buddy Holly's first single "Love Me" is released.

In 1964 Jim Reeves begins his last recording session.

In 1966 "Strangers In The Night" by Frank Sinatra is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 Drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding leave the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

In 1975 David Bowie's "Young Americans" album is certified gold.

In 1976 For the first time in 12 years, Brian Wilson joins the Beach Boys on stage singing the lead vocal on "In My Room."

In 1977 "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)" by Bill Conti Orchestra is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 After trying to interfere with a drug arrest, Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart are arrested for inciting a riot.

In 1981 Bruce Springsteen plays the first shows at New Jersey's Meadowlands Arena.

In 1982 The Rolling Stones begin their summer tour of Europe in Rotterdam, Holland.

In 1983 "Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant hits #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for five weeks.

In 1986 Prince's second movie "Under The Cherry Moon" opens nationally.

In 1988 "Simply Irresistible" by Robert Palmer enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 "Dirty Diana" by Michael Jackson is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart making Jackson the first artist to produce 5 number one hits from the same album.

In 1990 Representatives of the Italian Catholic Church announce they'll attempt to halt Madonna's concerts in Rome because of her alleged inappropriate use of crucifixes and sacred symbols.

In 1991 Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose leaps into a St. Louis crowd, trying to confiscate a fan's unauthorized camera. A riot breaks out causing $200,000 in damages and 60 injuries.

In 1992 Mick Jagger's daughter Jade gives birth to a daughter, the first grandchild for the then 48-year-old singer.

In 1994 Reba McEntire appears on the cover of TV Guide.

In 1995 Several thousand Grateful Dead fans riot outside a Noblesville, Indiana, venue tearing down gates and throwing rocks.

In 1996 The Cranberries' album "To The Faithful Departed" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1997 Bruce Springsteen donates part of the money from his Polar Music Prize to a Swedish school program.

In 1999 Enrique Iglesisas gives a free public performance in front of the Lincoln Center Plaza in New York.

In 1999 Will Smith's single "Wild Wild West" is released.

In 1999 Jennifer Lopez's album "On The 6" goes gold & platinum.

In 2000 About 1200 Danish officials and festival-goers fill a local cathedral to mourn the deaths of 8 people crushed to death during a performance by Pearl Jam at a popular rock festival.

In 2001 Yoko Ono visits the Beatle's hometown of Liverpool, England, to attend a ceremony announcing the renaming of the Liverpool Airport as the Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

In 2007 Opera singer Beverly Sills dies of cancer at age 78.

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