This Day in Music History
1955 : Carl Perkins writes "Blue Suede Shoes" and, within 48 hours, will record it.
1965 : Judy Garland and The Supremes perform at the grand opening of the new Houston Astrodome.
1969 : "The Chicago Transit Authority" album is certified gold.
1970 : The Beach Boys play a Royal Command Performance for Princess Margaret at London's Royal Albert Hall.
1982 : The Who play the last show of their farewell tour at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, which is filmed for an HBO special called Who's Last. They re-form to play Live Aid in 1985, then tour again in 1989.
1984 : "Run-DMC"'s self-titled debut becomes the first ever Gold-certified rap album.
1986 : The Doobie Brothers reunite for a benefit concert in Palo Alto, California, which eventually leads to a reunion tour and album.
1986 : Wayne Newton wins a $19.2 million suit against NBC News, which had erroneously linked the singer to organized crime.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com