Posted 2 years ago
By Brad Moore
On July fifth, 1954, Elvis Presley began his first recording session for Sun Records. The result was his first single “That’s All Right” backed by “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”
In 1956, Billie Holiday’s autobiography, “Lady Sings The Blues,” was published.
In 1965, the Rolling Stones held their first recording session in the U.S. at a studio in Los Angeles.
In 1969, The Rolling Stones held a free concert in London’s Hyde Park. Mick Jagger read poetry in memory of the late Brian Jones.
In 1975, the Knebworth Pop Festival was held near London, with Pink Floyd as the headliner.
In 1978, the EMI Record pressing plant in Britain stopped printing the cover for the Rolling Stones’ “Some Girls” album after some celebrities shown in the cover’s mock wigs advertisement complained.
In 1983, bandleader and musician Harry James died in Las Vegas, Nevada, at age 67.
In 1994, Hootie and the Blowfish released the album “Cracked Rear View.”
In 1997, the first Lilith Fair opened in George, Washington.
Today’s Birthdays: Actress Katherine Helmond (“Who’s The Boss,” ”Soap”) is 84. Actress Shirley Knight is 77. Musician Robbie Robertson is 70. Singer Huey Lewis is 63. Country keyboardist Charles Ventre of River Road is 61. Singer Marc Cohn is 54. Actress Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”) is 50. Actress Kathryn Erbe (“Law and Order: Criminal Intent”) is 48. Rapper RZA is 44. Singer Joe is 40. Drummer Bengt Lagerberg of The Cardigans is 40. Rapper Bizarre of D12 is 37. Rapper Royce da 5’9″ is 36. Singer Jason Wade of Lifehouse is 33. Musician Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum is 31. Musician Nick O’Malley (Arctic Monkeys) is 28. Actor Jason Dolley is 22.