This Day in Music History
1969 : Sam Phillips sells the legendary Sun Records studio in Memphis.
1969 : John Lennon receives 17 facial stitches, and Yoko Ono gets 14 of her own, after a car crash in Scotland.
1971 : Jethro Tull's "Aqualung" is certified gold.
1973 : Jesus Christ Superstar closes after its 720th Broadway performance.
1978 : The Texxas Jam takes place at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, with Aerosmith, Van Halen, Journey and Ted Nugent performing. 80,000 fans brave the 100 degree heat, cooled down by fire hoses brought in by the organizers. For Aerosmith, it marks a low point in their career as drug use and infighting were about to break up the band, and their performance suffered.
2008 : Crüe Fest kicks off in West Palm Beach, Florida. The tour features Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M., and Trapt. The tour will go on to earn $40 million.
2008 : Gym Class Heroes' lead singer Travis McCoy assaults a fan who shouted out a racial slur just as their set finished during the Warped Tour in St. Louis.
2008 : Live Nation continue their pursuit of music industry domination by preparing to roll out their own ticketing venture.
2009 : Further to Michael Jackson's death the previous week, he becomes the first act to sell more than 1 million song downloads in a week.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com