Posted 8 months ago
By Brad Moore
On July 25th, 1946, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis began their partnership as a nightclub song and comedy act with a performance in Atlantic City. They split up in 1956.
In 1965, Bob Dylan was booed off the stage at the Newport Folk Festival when he began playing an electric guitar.
In 1966, guitarist Brian Jones played his last U.S. concert with the Rolling Stones, in San Francisco. Jones died in 1969.
In 1967, The Beatles took out an advertisement in the London Times urging the British government to legalize marijuana.
In 1969, Neil Young made his first concert appearance with Crosby, Stills and Nash. They played at the Fillmore East in New York.
In 1980, Kiss introduced its new drummer, Eric Carr, at a concert at the New York Palladium. Carr replaced Peter Criss, who began a solo career.
Also in 1980, AC/DC released “Back In Black,” their first album with singer Brian Johnson.
In 1990, comedian Roseanne Barr sang the National Anthem in San Diego before a major league baseball game, spit, then scratched herself. The crowd booed, and she later apologized.
In 1997, Autumn Jackson was convicted of trying to extort $40 million dollars from Bill Cosby. She had claimed to be Cosby’s illegitimate daughter.
In 1999, fires began burning out of control during the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ set at Woodstock ’99. Fans began looting the vendors and pelting police with bottles and fruit.
In 2001, Mariah Carey checked herself into a hospital suffering from an emotional and physical breakdown.
In 2002, Jennifer Lopez filed for divorce from her second husband, Cris Judd.
Today’s Birthdays: Actress Barbara Harris is 78. Drummer Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds is 70. Bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 62. Supermodel Iman is 58. Cartoonist Ray Billingsley (“Curtis”) is 56. Guitarist Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is 55. Country singer Marty Brown is 48. Actress Illeana Douglas is 48. Actor Matt LeBlanc (“Joey,” ”Friends”) is 46. Cellist Paavo Lotjonen of Apocalyptica is 45. Actor D.B. Woodside (“24″) is 44. Actress Miriam Shor (“Swingtown,” ”Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) is 42. Actor Jay R. Ferguson (“Mad Men”) is 39. Actor James Lafferty (“One Tree Hill”) is 28.