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In 2017 Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dies of an apparent suicide in Los Angeles. He was 41.
In 1946 Saxophonist Charlie Parker collapsed at a studio in Los Angeles while recording "Lover Man." Bird was committed to Camarillo State Hospital suffering from heroin and alcohol addiction.
In 1959 The Isley Brothers record "Shout."
In 1961 Dick Clark premieres his summer stage show, "The Dick Clark Caravan of Stars," at Steel Pier in Atlantic City.
In 1963 After a 4-year hiatus, the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI, re-opens featuring Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan.
In 1965 Diana Ross & the Supremes open a 3-week engagement at New York's Copacabana.
In 1965 The Beatles' second film "Help" premieres in London.
In 1966 Bob Dylan snaps a bone in his neck during a motorcycle accident in upstate New York.
In 1967 "You're My Everything" by the Temptations enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "Light My Fire" by The Doors hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1968 Gram Parsons quits the Byrds and forms the Flying Burrito Brothers.
In 1968 The Beatles begin recording "Hey Jude" at Abbey Road in London.
In 1972 Helen Reddy performs "I Am Woman" on TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1972 "Garden Party" by Rick Nelson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1973 Following Led Zeppelin's New York show, thieves rob a hotel safe deposit box containing $180,000 in concert receipts.
In 1974 Mama Cass Elliot dies of a heart attack at age 32 after choking on a sandwich in a London apartment.
In 1976 Eric Clapton begins his first tour of Britain in five years at Hempstead's Pavillion Theatre.
In 1978 "Whenever I Call You Friend" by Kenny Loggins enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 600,000 attend the "Summer Jam" rock festival in Watkins Glen, NY.
In 1982 Duran Duran's Andy Taylor weds Tracie Wilson.
In 1990 Stevie Wonder makes a surprise appearance at a Hackensack, NJ, church, singing "The Lord's Prayer."
In 1990 Sting and Trudy Styler become parents to son Elliot Sumner.
In 1995 Jefferson Starship's album "Red Octopus" is certified double platinum.
In 1997 The Spice Girls' single "2 Become 1" is released.
In 1998 Miramax Films announces it had purchased the rights to the Beatles' film "A Hard Day's Night," with plans to re-release it later that year for it's 35th anniversary with new footage.
In 1998 Matchbox Twenty begins its first headlining tour in New Orleans.
In 1998 Paul McCartney's boyhood home in Liverpool, England, opens for limited public tours.
In 1998 Alanis Morissette's album "Jagged Little Pill" is certified platinum for the sixteenth time.
In 1999 LFO's single "Summer Girls" goes gold while Faith Evans' CD "Keep The Faith" is certified platinum.

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